Volunteers prepare relief packs for distribution to LGUs in Metro Manila and nearby areasThe “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” campaign of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) has raised P350 million in cash donations and pledges for the benefit of over 600,000 families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
As of April 27, the total cash received by the fundraising campaign is at P329 million, which will be used to purchase products that will be delivered to local government units (LGUs) for repacking and distribution to their constituents.
To date, “Pantawid ng Pagibig” has purchased products worth P272 million while receiving in-kind donations worth P56.8 million. About P293.7 million worth of these supplies have been turned over to the LGUs and delivery of goods will continue until all donations are exhausted
The products delivered to all the LGUs in the campaign’s first run is estimated to benefit over 600,000 families.
AFI, the network and its partners are firming up plans for the second phase of “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.”
Apart from families hampered by the ECQ, “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” has served free meals and snacks sponsored by partner organizations to thousands of front liners and volunteers. ABS-CBN delivered 75,250 packed meals courtesy of Pampanga’s Best, The Bistro Group, Philippine Egg Board Association, Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Unilever Food Solutions, and 46,243 bread products from donors including Aboitiz and Starbucks to various LGUs, checkpoints and hospitals. Conti’s, Gardenia and McDonald’s have also provided food for front liners through “Pantawid ng Pagibig.”
ABS-CBN and AFI are grateful to the individuals and groups that have made the “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” fundraising campaign a success. They include supply partners Century Pacific Food Inc., Rebisco, Suy Sing Commercial Corporation, Lucio Tan Group Inc., McDonald’s, Safeguard, Quick Chow Noodles, Great Taste 3 in 1, Sunsilk Shampoo, Mega Sardines, Generika Drugstore, Champion Detergent, Unilab, RiteMED, Hana Shampoo, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Kopiko, Ligo Sardines, CDO Foodsphere, IPI and Lucky Me; logistics services providers Air21, Entrego, Air Power, Grab Bayanihan and Mober; and payment partner Lazada.
Also contributing to the cause are donors Accredited Service Providers Association of Pagcor, Intermed Marketing Phils Inc., Motortrade Life and Livelihood Assistance Foundation Inc., Pampanga’s Best, RFM Fiesta Pasta, Wilcon Depot, Aboitiz Group, Benby Enterprises Inc., The Bistro Group, Champion Detergent Bars, Coca-Cola, Green Cross, Greenwich Binondo branch, Hanabishi, Jollibee Binondo branch, Chowking Binondo branch, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Lemon Square, Master Sardines, Nature’s Spring, NutriAsia, Philippine Egg Board Association, Poten-Cee, Silka Soap, Starbucks Philippines, Sun Life Foundation and Tolak Angin.
The campaign also received donations from Century Pacific Foundation, JP Morgan, Suy Sing Commercial Corporation, Ajinomoto, Beautederm Corporation, Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc., Delimondo Food Specialties Inc./ JAKA Group, GCash, Lazada, P&A Foundation Inc., PICPA Metro Manila, Rotary Club of Makati, SC Johnson, SEAOIL and TIM Corporation.
“Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” is also thankful to Project Ugnayan, a collaboration of 20 top business groups, and the Lopez Group for each donating P100 million to the campaign.(Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)