Enrique, Jake, Ronnie look forward to raising funds for young scholars

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 06 2019 12:17 PM

Some ABS-CBN actors were asked about their thoughts on the importance of education ahead of the ABS-CBN Ball 2019, which aims to raise funds to help the scholars of Bantay Bata 163.

These Kapamilya male stars are excited to help raise funds for the Bantay Edukasyon program of Bantay Bata 163 through the upcoming ABS-CBN Ball.

In an interview published on the ABS-CBN Entertainment website, Enrique Gil stressed the importance of education, saying it "brings us a step closer to making the world a better place."

"Education is everything. It teaches you values, morals... I think every kid should experience that," he said.

"We will continue to fight for our children's future."

Others who chimed in were Yves Flores, "Kadenang Ginto" star Seth Fedelin, "Pinoy Big Brother" finalist Andre Brouillette, Marco Gumabao, Jake Cuenca, and Ronnie Alonte.

Alonte, in particular, said he regrets not being able to finish school: "Sobrang importante ng education kasi dadalhin mo talaga iyan hanggang dulo. Nagsisisi ako ngayon na hirap ako makapag-aral ulit ng college, hindi ako maka-graduate."

He went on: "Gusto kong makakuha ng diploma kasi gusto kong may maipagmalaki sa [magiging] anak ko... May mga punto talaga na tatamarin ka, pero kailangan mo talagang mag-aral kasi pagsisihan mo talaga sa huli."

Cuenca, for his part, said he considers the ABS-CBN Ball fundraiser a good opportunity to continue to legacy of Bantay Bata 163 founder Gina Lopez, who passed away last month.

"I think it's up to us celebrities who were able to work with her (Lopez) in the past with Pasig River [run] and now with Bantay Bata... I think it's up to us to continue that legacy, that memory that she left," he said.

The Bantay Edukasyon program has been around since 1998 and has given out 6,400 scholarships.

Last year, the ABS-CBN Ball raised funds to help reopen the Bantay Bata 163 Children's Village in Bulacan.