Pinoy community raise fund for Bantay Bata 163


Posted at Feb 18 2013 04:20 PM | Updated as of Feb 19 2013 12:20 AM

Tina Monzon-Palma (2nd from left) receives the check from FilCom DNE President Matilyn Bagunu with Fred Miranda, Alan Bacason, FilCom DNE VP, Myrna Anderson of Lightform, and Consul Giovanni Palec/Photo courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs

MANILA, Philippines – A benefit dinner was held recently by members of the Filipino community in Dubai and Northern Emirates (FilCom DNE) to raise funds for Bantay Bata 163.

The group was able to raise a total of $6,303 from its activity dubbed “A Valentine Treat” last February 15.

The benefit dinner was aptly timed with the visit of Bantay Bata 163 Foundation Head Tina Monzon-Palma.

Monzon-Palma was in the UAE to raise awareness on social issues confronting Filipino children.

Although pressed with time, the Working Committee managed to deliver a well-organized event.

Bantay Bata 163 is the child welfare arm of ABS-CBN Foundation. is the online news arm of ABS-CBN News, which is part of the Lopez Group of Companies.