Let’s Fiesta Bids Farewell To Kapuso Viewers
After more than three years of discovering the country’s magnificent sceneries, colorful festivals, and delicious native delicacies, GMA’s locally produced travel and culture program Let’s Fiesta bids goodbye to loyal Kapuso viewers as it airs its final episode this Sunday, May 31.
Let’s Fiesta, the “only travel show that focuses on the celebration of Philippine festivals,” as Senior Program Manager for Regional Entertainment TV Jocelyn Bautista-Pacleb puts it, presents for its last feature, Pangasinan’s Pistay Dayat Festival.
Celebrated in the capital town of Lingayen , Pistay Dayat is a two-week gathering of all the coastal towns in Pangasinan as thanksgiving for the year’s bountiful harvest from the sea. After joining in the revelry, Let’s Fiesta host and comedian John Feir takes viewers to some of the province’s unknown yet worth-discovering sites.
John shares the reason why he loved hosting the show: “Ito ‘yung natututo ako sa iba’t ibang mga bagay tungkol sa mga lugar, tao, at kultura. Dito rin sa Let’s Fiesta, natutunan ko ‘yung value ng pakikisama sa mga taong nami-meetko.”
Given John’s travelling experience, he surely now has a few “essential tips” for first-timers and old-timers alike. “Know the place. Be fit. Makisama sa mga taong nami-meet mo. Enjoy and try everything that you can,” he enumerates. One more thing that’s very vital is for one to have a traveller’s checklist. “Importante ‘yun, para walang makalimutan,” he concludes.
Meanwhile, some of the show’s celebrity guests are asked to share their most memorable Let’s Fiesta experience. Here’s what Kapuso male stars Alden Richards, Benjamin Alves, and Rocco Nacino have to say:
Alden: “Most memorable Let’s Fiesta experience for me was when we went to Davao specifically at Eden Nature Park . May isang place doon, it’s uphill, malamig parang Baguio, then meron silang zipline, and then we went caving inside. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to.”
Benjamin: “Our trip from Bacolod to Dumaguete. Until now, every time I see the Let’s Fiesta crew, that’s all we talk about. Plus we really came together as a family during that trip. I love those guys.”
Rocco: “It was when we climbed one of the mountains in Bacolod and swam in the waterfalls. The experience was just amazing that it made me appreciate nature more.”
Do not miss Let’s Fiesta’s final episode this Sunday, May 31, from 7:00am to 8:00am, airing via GMA’s regional channels in Bacolod , Ilocos, Bicol, Dagupan, Cebu, Iloilo , Davao , GenSan, and Cagayan de Oro. /MP