David Archuleta TV5 Presscon 01.13.2012

Tokwa’t baboy, sisig, and papaitan. Plus, taking a jeepney ride the second time around. These are just some of the things that David Archuleta of American Idol fame loves about the Philippines.

Despite arriving early morning today, David Archuleta showed up looking fresh and cheerful in a long-sleeved striped t-shirt and jeans at the contract signing held just before noon at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel for his much-talked about teleserye project with TV5. Joining him were the network’s President and CEO, Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, and EVP and COO Bobby V. Barrero.

Archuleta, who has a strong Filipino fan base, is in the country for the fourth time. His first visit to the Philippines was in 2009 when he did a concert with fellow American Idol finalist and seventh season winner David Cook. Archuleta came back in 2010 to promote his album, The Other Side of Down, and last year, when he did a solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum.

At the press conference held after the signing, David continued to charm members of media—just like he did to waiting fans at the airport earlier—with his smiling face and his being game to answer all questions, even giving in to posing for personal pictures with his interviewers. He was joined by TV5 VP for Entertainment Percy Intalan.

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