ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) marks its 33rd year with a renewed vision towards fulfilling its mission to serve Filipinos.
AFI has continuously championed children’s welfare, education, environmental stewardship, disaster relief and rehabilitation and community empowerment. In recent years, its flagship programs have innovated to match the needs of its beneficiaries.
“Our commitment to public service began 33 years ago, and we are grateful to everyone who has been journeying with us,” said AFI managing director Berta Lopez-Feliciano. “Our experience puts us in a position to become even more responsive and adaptable amid changing needs and current challenges, and to truly live out our mission to be in service to the Filipinos.”
Bantay Bata 163 has expanded its helpline services to include families in need of psychological support and counseling for mental health concerns. Programa Genio helps bring out the best in Filipino learners by providing them access to quality education, materials and learning tools. Bantay Kalikasan’s environmental conservation efforts now span from ridge to reef—from reforestation efforts at La Mesa Watershed to advocating citizen efforts at the Verde Island Passage and other community-engaged activities around the country. Sagip Kapamilya has gone beyond providing essentials during disasters and is actively involved in rehabilitation and shifting to build resiliency.
AFI began in 1989 to fulfill the mandate of former ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez Jr. that “the reason our business exists is for public service.” His daughter, Gina Lopez, laid the groundwork for the foundation’s programs that directly benefit the children, their families, their communities and the environment.
Today the foundation records a wealth of inspiring stories of transformation, resilience, love and hope. Watch for these reflections, advocacies, stories and plans on AFI programs—“G Diaries” on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, Metro Channel and ANC; “Kapamilya Konek” on TeleRadyo; on the official website (https://foundation.abs-cbn.com); and on Facebook (facebook.com/abscbnfoundationinc), Twitter (twitter.com/abscbnfi_ph) and Instagram (instagram.com/abscbnfoundation).