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ABS-CBN Foundation celebrates 30th year on ASAP Natin ‘To

Eva Mae Nares
July 15, 2019

“There is nothing better than doing the best for the Filipino”.

This is what Jose Ramon “Monchet” Olives, ABS-CBN Foundation Trustee shared during Araw ng Pasasalamat 2019, a kick-off for ABS-CBN Foundation’s 30th year.  

The Araw ng Pasasalamat 2019 is the Foundation’s gesture to thank the donors, partners and friends who paved the way in uplifting the lives and serving the Filipino people in the past 30 years.

Different donor companies, partners and friends watched the live performances of Kapamilya stars at the ABS-CBN’s multi-awarded musical variety show ASAP Natin ‘To right after the brunch at the 9501 Restaurant.

One segment on ASAP showcased the ABS-CBN Foundation’s services in the past three decades. Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, Tawag ng Tanghalan (TNT) Boys Mackie Empuerto, Francis Concepcion, and Keifer Sanchez, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, Pop Star Sarah Geronimo, and Darren Espanto are among the stars who dedicated a production number for AFI.

Paco Eco-Strummers also performed live along with the artists. These kids from Paco learned how to play the ukulele as part of the project of the Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig. As one of the tributaries connected to the Pasig River, Estero de Paco was rehabilitated by Bantay Kalikasan along with other private companies, government agencies and advocates.

“Sobra ang support na nakuha natin from all kinds of organizations, foundations, corporations, government offices as well, to truly portray the true bayanihan spirit. We will never be able to help the communities, give the scholarships, help those people who have medical needs and build the communities and the schools as well that we have been able to give without the support of all these people. This is our day, para magpasalamat sa kanilang lahat,” said Susan Afan, ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director.

Gina Lopez, as the Chairperson and the very soul of the Foundation articulated, "The reason why the ABS-CBN Foundation has been able to achieve what it has is because of its people."

ABS-CBN Foundation has been in the forefront of development programs since 1989. It is the manifestation of ABS-CBN Corporation’s commitment to be in the Service of the Filipino.