Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla reunite, more stars shine at ABS-CBN Christmas Special at the Big Dome
Backstage, the two, known as the KathNiel, were spotted talking to each other, contrary to rumors that their friendship has fallen apart after the much-publicized split. The two also were captured by the camera teasing and talking to each other with the group of stars on stage.
A day after the ABS-CBN special at the Big Dome, KathNiel showed up at the jampacked Asian Artists Awards at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan where they were conferred AAA Fabulous Award amid the cheers of their fans hoping they will reconcile.
The ex-couple walked up the stage at Philippine Arena together as they received their individual awards together with three other artists given the AAA Fabulous Award NewJeans, Stray Kids and Lim Young-woong.
Philippine media reported Daniel gave a brief response after receiving the award. He thanked his fans and ended it with a peace sign.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody for supporting Filipino-made series and movies. Patapos na ang taon but I’m feeling so blessed. I’m sharing this award with all of you. Maraming, maraming salamat po,” Kathryn said.
Other Filipino acts who won awards at the AAA 2023 were Ben&Ben, Hori7on, and SB19. Filipino-Argentinian Chanty and her group Lapillus also went home with awards.
Since 2020, ABS-CBN has conducted its annual Christmas special at Studio 10 because of COVID-19 restrictions. But this year, they returned to the Big Dome and brought back the fun, joy, and Christmas spirit to the network’s loyal viewers, MJ Felipe reported for ABS-CBN.
The show kicked off around 5 p.m. and lasted for roughly four hours.
The powerhouse trio of ‘Linlang’ led by Kim Chiu, Paulo Avelino, and JM de Guzman also surprised the crowd, according to the report.
Leading men like Gerald Anderson, Zanjoe Marudo, Jake Cuenca, Piolo Pascual, and Joshua Garcia also had their moment on stage, while Angelica Panganiban and Kim Chiu joined fellow leading ladies in a number.
The Kapamilya network also revealed some of the new shows that fans can look forward to in 2024: the teleserye version of ‘Linlang,’ a new season of ‘Pinoy Big Brother,’ ‘The Voice Teens,’ ‘The Bag Man,’ ‘Pamilya Sagrado,’ and the Philippine adaptations of ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim’ and ‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.’
Miss Universe Philippines Michelle Dee also made a surprise appearance. (with Jennifer T. Santos)