The Certificate of Commendation from the Daly City Government.The Daly City government recently conferred a special certificate of commendation on ABS-CBN International/TFC at the City Hall council chambers.
Mayor Glenn Sylvester specified that the commendation is in recognition of TFC’s grand opening in Daly City.
He noted that “majority of the population of Daly City is Filipino and we are so happy for ABS-CBN to come back and we say ‘Welcome home.
The homecoming of sorts cements TFC’s dream to be where Filipinos are.
According to ABS-CBN Global chief operating officer Raffy Lopez, “We have always wanted to be where the Filipinos are, where our customers are. We feel this is the perfect location because we want to engage and interact with the local community.”
Lopez added: “Even though we launched our first TFC service here 23 years ago, our office was not here. So now, for our office to be in the heart of Daly City, not only is it coming full circle, but it’s a milestone marking the beginning of a new era.”
ABS-CBN North America managing director Olivia de Jesus also expressed her gratitude at the commendation.
“We at TFC are so honored to receive this commendation from Mayor Sylvester and the rest of the Daly City government this early in our stay at our new home—really in the heart of the Filipino community....."
Overall, TFC’s strong presence in the “Gateway to the Peninsula” augurs a whole world of possibilities for partnerships and collaboration with the Daly City government to be able to reach out and truly be of service to the kapamilya community in the SF Bay Area.
As ABS-CBN board of directors chairman Eugenio Lopez III declared, “Daly City is really the first stop for a lot of migrants. And so, I think we can bring our brand of public service with the Daly City government… and I think we can be a significant and constructive member of the Daly City community….” (Story/Photos by: Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion)
Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester (right) awards the Certificate of Commendation to ABS-CBN International-TFC. Receiving the award on behalf of TFC is Global Head of PR & Corporate Affairs Nerissa Fernandez (center) and TFC PR & Corporate Manager (North America) Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion (left).
(L-R) Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester, Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Councilmember Ray Buenaventura provided great support and appear in the “TFC: Home in Daly City” video. (Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)
Power Struggle’s front man – community activist and hip hop artist – Nomi provided the raw and poignant reading of the spoken word poetry written by TFC PR & Corporate Affairs’ Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion and TFC Production Engineering’s Jeremiah Ysip. Nomi’s performance lent depth and relevance to the words and pictures of the video. (Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)
Special cameo appearance from scratch legend – DJ Qbert (center) of Thud Rumble adds to the flavor of TFC: Home in Daly City. (Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)
Just some of the sights around Daly City that add color and texture to “Fog City.”. (clockwise from top left) Boys of all ages playing ball at Gellert Park; barbers on break outside their shop; and the Mixed Martial Arts crew at FTCC. (Photos courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)