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HIGHLIGHTS: Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars 2023

Celebrities from the 10 films rode floats in Navotas, Caloocan, Malabon, and Valenzuela for this year’s edition of the Parade of Stars.

The cities of Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon, and Valenzuela turned into a sea of celebrities as the stars of the 10 films in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2023 took part in the annual Parade of Stars.

Among those who were present were power couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera—who were both promoting their movie Rewind—alongside Enchong Dee and Cedrick Juan for Gomburza, Christopher de Leon for When I Met You In Tokyo, Derek Ramsay, Beauty Gonzalez, and Zeinab Harake for Kampon, and Sharon Cuneta and Alden Richards for A Family of Two.

The Family of Two movie float, as seen during the Parade. Source: familyoftwofilm Instagram
The Family of Two movie float, as seen during the Parade. Source: familyoftwofilm Instagram
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes pose for a photo during the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade. Source: starcinema and aptentertainment.ph Instagram
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes pose for a photo during the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade. Source: starcinema and aptentertainment.ph Instagram
Christopher de Leon leads the cast of the movie When I Met You in Tokyo.
Source: whenimetyouintokyofilm Instagram
Christopher de Leon leads the cast of the movie When I Met You in Tokyo. Source: whenimetyouintokyofilm Instagram
Derek Ramsay, Beauty Gonzalez, and Zeinab Harake with the cast of Kampon. Source: quantumfilmsph Instagram
Derek Ramsay, Beauty Gonzalez, and Zeinab Harake with the cast of Kampon. Source: quantumfilmsph Instagram
Cedrick Juan, Elijah Canlas, and Enchong Dee promoting Gomburza. Source: gomburzafilm Instagram
Cedrick Juan, Elijah Canlas, and Enchong Dee promoting Gomburza. Source: gomburzafilm Instagram

Penduko star Matteo Guidicelli also rode the float with cast members Kylie Verzosa and Aaron Villaflor.

Matteo Guidicelli with co-stars Kylie Verzosa, Aaron Villaflor, and John Arcilla. Source: vivaartistsagency Instagram
Matteo Guidicelli with co-stars Kylie Verzosa, Aaron Villaflor, and John Arcilla. Source: vivaartistsagency Instagram

Piolo Pascual’s film Mallari was also part of the parade, alongside Becky and Badette, Firefly, and Broken Hearts Trip.

Piolo Pascual, Janella, Salvador, and Elisse Joson at the Mallari float. Source: cornerstone Instagram
Piolo Pascual, Janella, Salvador, and Elisse Joson at the Mallari float. Source: cornerstone Instagram
Christian Bables leads the cast of Broken Hearts Trip. Source: Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Official
Christian Bables leads the cast of Broken Hearts Trip. Source: Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Official
Alessandra de Rossi, Yayo Aguila, Miguel Tanfelix, Ysabel Ortega, and Max Collins at the Firefly float. Source: GMA Public Affairs
Alessandra de Rossi, Yayo Aguila, Miguel Tanfelix, Ysabel Ortega, and Max Collins at the Firefly float. Source: GMA Public Affairs

The annual Parade of Stars takes place days before the festival, which opens on December 25.

Hoping for a Better Festival

Aside from the CAMANAVA region hosting the event, the MMFF 2023 also marks the first time that instead of 8 movies, there will be 10 films showing in cinemas around the country.

Before the event, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opened the MMFF auditorium, which was attended by the lead stars of all films.

The Gabi ng Parangal is scheduled for December 27, whereas the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival happens from December 25, 2023, to January 7, 2024. Held every Christmas season, the Metro Manila Film Festival showcases the best Filipino films for families to watch. It’s always something that every Filipino looks forward to. And this year is no different!

Last year’s festival saw Deleter winning some of the big awards including Best Actress for Nadine Lustre.

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