TV5 President and CEO Emmanuel C. Lorenzana and Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista signed a memorandum of understanding sealing both parties’ commitment in bringing the biggest, grandest and most spectacular Philippine New Year Countdown at the historic Quezon Memorial Circle.
In the City’s flag-raising ceremony, Bautista announced the QC Government’s partnership with TV5 in bringing what is expected to be the grandest of all new year celebrations in the country. Entitled “Happy sa 2015: The Philippine New Year Countdown”, the event came from the vision of TV5 Chairman and industry leader Manny V. Pangilinan to have a Philippine counterpart of world-famous New Year celebrations in Times Square, New York; The Eye in London, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, The Opera House in Sydney, and all other popular New Year events all over the world.
Festivities begin at 10AM, in Quezon Memorial Circle where TV5 will hold an artista search for the next big Kapatid talent. Live band shows, street performances, and an LGBT Parade will be held simultaneously. In the evening, a star-studded New Year Special Concert will be hosted by Ogie Alcasid, Alice Dixson, and Derek Ramsay, featuring live performances from the hottest and most popular Kapatid talents and other special guests. This will conclude with the country’s longest and brightest New Year pyromusical display and 3D lights show at the very heart of Quezon City – Quezon Memorial Circle.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding was witnessed by TV5 Executives: Media5 Head and First Vice President Jane J. Basas, Head of Network Marketing Melvin C. Nubla, Chief Finance Officer Anna V. Bengzon, and Chief Entertainment Content Officer Wilma V. Galvante; and by Quezon City Third District Councilor Eufemio C. Lagumbay and City Administrator Aldrin Cuña, MNSA.