Filipino-Albertans were treated to a night filled with giggling and hearty laughter as the main cast of a popular teleserye aired by The Filipino Channel (TFC) came to Edmonton for the “Acoustic Heartthrobs 2019 Concert Tour”, May 4, at the Southpointe Community Center.
Comedian Negi warmed up the crowd with his jokes and Sam Milby, Jericho Rosales and Yen Santos took turns in entertaining the screaming fans of “Halik”, a Philippine TV series that they star in.
One lady fan even kept calling Sam Milby “Ace”. “Ace Corpuz” is the fictional character played by Milby in the TV series.
Local singers Julia Villarta, Angellica Cruz belted lovely songs for the audience and Alwyn Bendico owned the stage that night with his song and dance performance. After singing “Dahil Sa‘yo” of Inigo Pascual, Bendico electrified the crowd with a hip hop dance tune from K-Pop.
“Gusto ko talagang mag front act at malaki ang pasasalamat ko kay Ate Lydia Jimenez sa pagkakataon,” said Bendico, who started to sing and dance at 13.
Jericho Rosales’ relatives from Calgary also came that night to show their support and he thanked his family and the fans for taking the time to watch their concert.
The sold-out concert was promoted by Palabok Promotions of Lydia Jimenez, owner of Palabok House on 51 Avenue in Edmonton, who is planning to hold another concert featuring popular Filipino singers in September.
Photos by Moses Billacura | Alberta Filipino Journal