Maja, Matteo join fiesta in Jersey City

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Jun 24 2014 12:05 PM | Updated as of Jun 24 2014 08:05 PM

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – Thousands of people lined up the streets of West Side Avenue in Jersey City on Sunday to watch the Philippine-American Friendship Committee (PAFCOM) parade.

Fans were eager to see The Filipino Channel’s 20th Anniversary float, which featured Kapamilya stars Matteo Guidicelli and Maja Salvador.

The parade culminated in a big outdoor fiesta at Lincoln Park, where people were treated to Filipino food, products, and various cultural performances.

TFC’s very own ka-Baranggay USA Gelo was busy taking pictures with fans.

"Legal Wife" fans just couldn’t get enough of Salvador’s character "Nicole" in the just concluded hit teleserye.

Guidicelli, who is now Sarah Geronimo’s boyfriend, spent time with fans.

"It’s so nice when you see Pinoys, you try to understand how they feel... They’ve been out of the country. They’ve been away for a long time. To come and make them feel close to home is just a nice feeling," he said. ”

PAFCOM overall chairman Mario Garcia said: “A lot of people are supporting this event right now – double compared to last year. So I’m really happy. And also to TFC Kapamilya for their 100 percent support.”