Bantay Bata 163 launched in Pangasinan

By JING VALLEJOS, ABS-CBN Dagupan

Posted at Nov 08 2008 11:41 AM | Updated as of Nov 08 2008 07:42 PM

BOLINAO, Pangasinan - Bantay Bata 163 formally launched its services in Pangasinan this week. Like any other public service of ABS-CBN, Bantay Bata will cater to the needs of children who are physically and mentally abused.

The launch, in cooperation with the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Dagupan, the launch was successfully held in the towns of Bolinao, Lingayen and also in Dagupan City.

Bantay Bata 163 project coordinator Kate Untalan said their presence in Pangasinan could help lessen crimes committed involving children.

“Open ang hotline 24/7. Kung merong mga concern regarding child abuse, handa kaming sumuporta. Open din kami sa mga medical concerns ng mga bata na 0-12 years old.” Untalan added.

The Bantay Bata 163 office in Pangasinan is located at the ABS-CBN compound, AB Fernandez East in Dagupan.