Baby named after ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 20 2009 04:36 PM | Updated as of Nov 21 2009 04:01 AM

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – A three-year-old child is gaining popularity in Zamboanga del Norte after the parents named the baby after television network ABS-CBN.

The report did not disclose ABS-CBN Macawili’s gender. Macawili was born on November 9, 2006 and is from Barangay Baybay, Liloy.

Weng Espiritu reported that Macawili’s parents named the baby after the Kapamilya network.

When Jerry Macawili’s wife was pregnant, they decided to choose from four popular names for their baby.

Jerry said: “Noong buntis pa ang asawa ko, gusto niyang ipangalan ang bata sa nakikita niya sa TV. Pinagpipilian namin kung Wowowee o Kapamilya o Willie Revillame pero ang mas nagustuhan niya, ABS-CBN”.

ABS-CBN’s mother, Soledad, said her husband dreamt of naming her baby after the network. “Napanaginipan ng asawa ko na ipapangalan sa bata ABS-CBN, dahil ito raw ang gusto ng bata.

The couple said that like the Kapamilya network, ABS-CBN brings joy to their lives. -- Report from Weng Espiritu, ABS-CBN Zamboanga