It became a contagious thing that whenever we were asked by someone saying “Taga-saan ka?”, we feel an urge to shout out the name of our home provinces or towns proudly, then dance to some beat we suddenly popped in our heads. All thanks to It’s Showtime, they taught us how to take pride of our hometown.
Just like this viral habit, our Kapamilya celebrities embody this value of loving their hometown as a way of loving their country as well. Let’s look at how these brightest stars each show their love and pride of their origins in appreciation of how beautiful the Philippines is. Here they are declaring where they come from, loud and proud.
Karla Estrada, taga-Leyte
Magandang Buhay Momshie Karla Estrada really knows how to look back at where she came from. Posts from her trip back to her hometown Tacloban flooded her Instagram account. We can see snaps taken during her family bonding moments, her adventures on learning how to catch a fish from sea, an astonishing picture of the a beautiful beach in Leyte with a caption “My hometown and my pride. Beautiful Tacloban.” There was also this one post where she wrote the caption “Hinding-hindi ko ipagpapalit ang ganda ng Pilipinas!” True enough, momshie Karla just can’t get enough of her beautiful hometown!
KZ Tandingan, taga-Davao Del Sur
Asia’s Soul Supreme and ASAP mainstay KZ Tandingan shows the beauty of her beloved Davao del Sur on her posts during the Christmas Season last December 2017. In her Instagram account, posts show that she spent time at Eden Nature Park and Resort in her home province. Her snaps depicted both her beauty and Davao del Sur’s lovely sights. Looks like KZ got her beautiful soul in this lovely place.
Ejay Falcon, taga-Mindoro
One of the dashing leading men in The Blood Sisters, Ejay Falcon exposed the ravishing views in his hometown in Oriental Mindoro. This was seen in his posts during his holiday vacation last Christmas season in 2017 up to the New Year’s Celebration last January 2018. He not only showed the sights of his hometown, he also gave us a glimpse of how friendly the people are in their community. Now we can actually see why Ejay loves going back to his hometown.
Kim Chiu, taga-Cebu
The Chinita Princess shows us that we really have to come back in our hometown every once in a while. And even though she seldom goes back to her native Cebu, the top Kapamilya lead star makes it a point to contribute something to their place. In her Instagram post last August 2017, she took part in the Iron Man challenge in Cebu, which was for a charitable cause. There were also some posts showing her with her family visiting one of the famous churches in Cebu, the Chapel of Holy Relics in January 2016. There are also some snaps of her adventure in Cebu which was featured in Magandang Buhay last May. Kim really showed us that we can explore countless meaningful things to do in our hometown!
Barbie Imperial, taga-Albay
“I’m back my love!” This is what the Precious Hearts Romances Presents Araw Gabi lead star wrote in her caption on her photo of the Mayon Volcano while landing in Legazpi, Albay. Barbie’s excitement tells us how much she loves her hometown! She even took a selfie with the Mayon Volcano clearly seen on her background, which shows how she appreciates and brags what she has in her hometown. She also took a photo of her on the shores of a beautiful beach in Legazpi. Undeniably, Barbie is one proud Bicolana.
Vina Morales, taga-Cebu
“Inday Beena” is what she calls herself, being a proud Cebuana. In her posts during a trip to Cebu last February in celebration of the love month, the Precious Hearts Romances Presents Araw Gabi actress expressed how she loves her hometown. There were pictures of her raising a big heart to Mactan Island where she stayed. Also, one tough proof of how she clearly loves her hometown is that her captions were in their Cebuano dialect. Indeed, Vina doesn’t fail to show us how much she takes pride in being a Cebuana.
Empoy Marquez, taga-Bulacan
The way Empoy Marquez gave us the new perspective of a leading man is the same way he showed us the lovely sights of his hometown. The Since I Found You actor’s posts in his Instagram account on his visits to Baliwag, Bulacan reveal a surprising display of the beauty of nature throughout the place. From the clear waters to lush green fields, and a hanging bridge that leads to their place should be a good pick for adventure-seekers. This is truly something a proud Bulakeňo like Empoy will treasure.
Indeed, these Kapamilya celebrities know how to tell us that there is truly no place like home. They reminded us that more than anyone, Filipinos are in the best position to show how lovely our country is--most especially those breathtaking sights, luscious food, and wonderful people of the unforgettable towns and provinces we all came from.