ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez (right) is introduced during the programApril was a memorable month for ABS-CBN International as it held the grand opening of its new TFC headquarters in Daly City, California and recognized the finalists of the Youth and Organization Heroes categories of the 2017 North America Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino.
The winners in both categories of the 2017 North America Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino will be announced this May and will fly to the Philippines to attend the national awarding ceremony at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Complex in Manila. (Story/Photos by: Nerissa Fernandez)
At the TFC Store blessing are (r-l) Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez, Maritess Lopez, ABS-CBN head of Integrated News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes and ABS-CBN COO-Broadcast Cory Vidanes
Honoring the finalists for the Youth Heroes category of the North America Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino are (l-r) Conchita Taylor-Lopez, AMML, Global Integrated Contact Facilities chairman Beaver Lopez, finalists Brendan Flores, Loizza Aquino and Michael Bautista, ABS-CBN show creator and motion graphics artist Ramon Lopez, ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez and UGAT Foundation executive director Fr. Nilo Tanalega, SJ
Performers Eric Nicolas, Darren Espanto, Sam Milby, Melissa Morgan and Michael Cody Dear