‘Pantawid ng Pag-ibig’ reaches families in Bataan, Bulacan and Bicol as it distributes food packs and ligtas bagsKapamilya love reached more Filipinos as ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s (AFI) “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Isang Daan, Isang Pamilya” campaign distributed food packs and ligtas bags outside Metro Manila for those greatly affected by the community quarantine imposed to contain COVID-19.
Through “Pantawid ng Pagibig,” 1,500 families with senior citizen members were given food packs in Sta. Barbara, Baliuag, Bulacan. Food packs and ligtas bags were also given to over 1,000 families in Batangas.
With the continuous support of various donors, “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” was able to share the love as well to 500 families, including indigenous groups, in Bataan. Down south, several barangays in Bicol were showered with generosity as the network distributed 1,500 food packs and 3,000 ligtas go-bags.
As of July 30, “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” raised over P444 million cash and in-kind donations from individuals and organizations for the benefit of more than 872,000 families. ABS-CBN and First Philippine Holdings Corporation had also contributed P100 million as seed fund for “Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig.”
ABS-CBN Integrated Public Service head and Sagip Kapamilya director Jun Dungo expressed gratitude for the support that the campaign continues to get from Filipinos.
“Karangalan natin na pagkatiwalaan tayo ng publiko, whether individual or institutional donors. Ipinagkakatiwala nila sa atin itong kanilang donations kasi siguro iyong trust nila makakarating ito doon sa mga nangangailangan,” he said.
With its goal of serving 1 million families by the end of the month, AFI’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Isang Daan, Isang Pamilya” continues to call for donations as parts of the country remain under community quarantine.