MANILA -- ABS-CBN Foundation announced on Thursday that it will continue with its public service programs amid the non-renewal of the Kapamilya network's franchise.
In a statement signed by its top executives, ABS-CBN Foundation said the Bantay Bata 163, Bantay Kalikasan, and Sagip Kapamilya programs will keep helping vulnerable sectors and communities, especially during the pandemic.
"The ABS-CBN Foundation remains faithful to its mission. We will continue to serve whatever it takes, for as long as we can," it said.
ABS-CBN Foundation also took the opportunity to thank its partners and donors "for valuing our work for over three decades," as well as the public for their "words of support" and "continued trust."
Read the full statement below:
As of July 13, 840,000 families or over 4.2 million Filipinos have benefited from the Pantawid ng Pag-ibig project under the Sagip Kapamilya program, according to ABS-CBN Foundation.
Under the initiative, relief and food packs were distributed to those unable to work because of the coronavirus-induced quarantine.
Bantay Bata 163 has been counseling children in need of psycho-social support and psychological first aid through its hotline, ABS-CBN Foundation said. It has also been caring for abandoned and street kids through its Children's Village, and will continue to extend support to Bantay Edukasyon scholars this school year.
Meanwhile, Bantay Kalikasan continues to manage the operations of the La Mesa Watershed and La Mesa Ecopark.
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