ABS-CBN’s top management headed by ABS-CBN Chairman and CEO Gabby Lopez, President and COO Charo Santos-Concio, Channel 2 Head Cory Vidanes and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) Managing Director Gina Lopez, together with other executives and production heads, spent one whole day of fun and games with the Calaueños and fed more than a thousand families WHO were mostly residents of Estero de Paco and other areas along the sides of Pasig River.
These families were relocated to Calauan as part of the AFI’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig seven-year plan to clean up the Pasig river. Victims of the recent storms in Luzon also joined this newly built community in. Brgy. Dayap.
“We intend to reach the 6,000 families by next year,” said Lopez. “I’m just so happy because in two to three momths, their lives were completely transformed.”
Other than the feeding facilitated by the network executives, ABS-CBN also gave cash prizes to the winners of the recently held community song and dance competition ‘Sayawit’ and to the cleanest and most organized blocks in the community.
“Such recognitions give them inspiration and encouragement so they can be a good example to our fellow Kapamilya,” said Concio.
Meanwhile, Kapamilya stars Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos, and Rhap Salazar also graced the event and rendered their song numbers.
“Bayanijuan sa Calauan” was the last the final leg of ABS-CBN’s Christmas Campaign. The campaign started in November with the simultaneous parol lighting ceremonies held in ABS-CBN offices in and out of the country, which was followed by other activities such as the launching of the Christmas Station ID “Bro Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko,” selling of Parol ni Bro lanters for the benefit of AFI and Bayanijuan, and the recent ABS-CBN Christmas Special held at the Araneta Coliseum.
Kapamilya online Christmas promos are still on going. Log on to http://www.abs-cbn.com/parolnibro/ for more information.