Miguel Tanfelix, who played the lead character of the recently concluded top-rating family drama series Niño, continues to inspire and bring joy to his supporters. Last September 18, the GMA Artist Center star celebrated his birthday in advance with persons with disabilities of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Loud cheers and applause welcomed Miguel, who brought along his Niño co-star and good friend Renz Valerio. The special event got even livelier with Tess Bomb as the host. Also present was Miguel’s family who came in full force.
Miguel made every moment count, making sure his fans enjoyed the afternoon celebration. The birthday celebrant presented a dance and song number which delighted the audience. He even joined the games while being in character as Niño.
The 16-year-old was a darling to his fans as he approached the kids, took selfies with them, and signed autographs.
The kids for their part surprised Miguel with a dance number and both Miguel and Renz joined their performance.
Just as Miguel was about to distribute snacks, he received a phone call from Bianca Umali that brought kilig to their fans because they heard the conversation of both tween stars.
“Hi, Miguel! Nami-miss ko na ‘yung araw-araw kitang nakakasama. I’ll see you very soon,” said Bianca. Miguel and Bianca’s loveteam in Niño endeared them to their fans. Both Bianca and Miguel could still be seen on Ismol Family and Sunday All Stars.
Before Bianca said goodbye to Miguel, she took time to greet and thank the supporters of their team-up. Miguel later admitted that he was touched with Bianca’s effort to call him despite the latter’s busy schedule.
Miguel also shared that he couldn’t be more grateful for the chance he’d been given to bond with some of his fans. According to the StarStruck Kids alum, he personally picked to celebrate his birthday with the special kids of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School. It was made possible with the help of GMA Artist Center, his family, and sponsors.
“Dahil po sa ginampanan kong role ni Niño, naintindihan ko ‘yung kalagayan nila, na kailangan nila ng atensyon, na ‘yung treatment sa kanila dapat parang normal na tao din kasi mayroon din silangfeelings na pwedeng masaktan,” shared Miguel.
The school administrators expressed their gratitude for having been chosen by Miguel. According to them, the fun-filled celebration was a first—and will go down as one of the most memorable events held in the school.
Miguel will be part of the “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” concert, organized by GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, in cooperation with Polaris Media and Marketing. It will be held on September 27 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, California. The show starts at 6:30 PM. For ticket reservations, the number to call is 310-989-4523.