PNS — Our kababayans in Tokyo, Japan had a grand time when the Polo office of the Philippine Embassy-Tokyo headed by Labor Attache Danilo Cruz mounted the successful twin event of Migrant Workers’ Day and 110th Philippine Independence Day celebration held at the Oji Asukayama Park in Tokyo last Sunday, June 15. The affair was also attended by other Filipino dignitaries – Ambassador Domingo Siazon, First Secretary and Consul-General Sulpicio Confiado and Welfare Officer Saul Devries among others.
There were over 3,000 Filipinos who trooped to the vast Oji Asukayama Park to witness the non-stop entertainment galore headed by stars coming from Manila – Allan K., Yasmien Kurdi, Dennis Trillo, K Brosas, Jed Madela and the Sexbomb Dancers. Japanese comedian Yachang was also there.
Jed was among the early performers as he had to rush to Osaka via bullet train for another singing engagement that same day. Allan K. wowed the crowd with his own brand of comedy antics that people would not let go of him. Allan and Yasmien were the talents sent by GMA-7 and Access TV (the broadcast carrier of GMA Pinoy TV in Japan), Jed and Yachang were the talents coming from TFC or the Filipino Channel while Dennis and K Brosas were sponsored by Globe Kababayan.
After the show, Globe Kababayan hosted a sumptuous dinner at Shabu Zen in Roppongi attended by the Polo people of Philippine Embassy, IPS executives and staff together with Allan K., K Brosas, Dennis, Popoy Caritativo (Dennis’ manager), David Celdran, Yachang and Globe executives. After dinner, almost everybody headed for the famous 24-hour duty free shop, Don Quijote (also in Roppongi) for the last minute shopping. Yasmien failed to attend the dinner party as she immediately left for Nagoya via bullet train (shinkansen) right after the show to visit her relatives there.
If it was not for his busy schedule back in Manila, Dennis would have wanted to extend his stay in Japan as it was his first visit in the Cherry Blossom country. Allan K. and Yasmien (also a first timer) have both extended for two more days.