Jeepney drivers in Quezon City and Caloocan were among the recipients of relief goods from ‘Pantawid ng Pag-ibig’ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s (AFI) “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Isang Daan, Isang Pamilya” campaign continues to provide relief to Filipinos in need during the community quarantine including members of the transport sector, persons with disability (PWDs) and indigenous peoples (IPs).
Now on its second phase, “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” delivers food packs directly to communities as it aims to serve 1 million families. As of July 1, the campaign has raised over P425 million and helped more than 820,000 families since the campaign was launched in March.
With many public transportation drivers still unable to earn a living, AFI distributed food packs to about 730 tricycle drivers of ABCMS TODA of Brgy. Alabang, Muntinlupa and 75 jeepney drivers of UP Ikot and Katipunan. Another 530 food packs were delivered to families consisting of senior citizens and jeepney and tricycle drivers of Brgy. 163 in Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan.
“Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” also partnered with groups to bring aid to families with PWDs. On June 23 and 24, relief packs were received by 1,000 PWDs and their families under the care of Bigay Buhay Multipurpose Cooperative in Caloocan and 322 families with PWD members in Karangalan, Pasig City under the care of Kabalikat sa Pag-unlad ng may mga Kapansanan.
Families in Aeta communities in Tarlac and Pampanga under the care of Iba Resettlement Organic Garden Association, Zambales Cooperative Federation and JessMag Aeta Community benefited from the goods brought to them through “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.”
The campaign also distributed relief goods in Quezon City to 1,060 families in Samaritana Transformation Ministries in Novaliches, 275 families in Brgy. Bahay Toro and 1,150 families in Brgy. Culiat.
Recently relaunched as “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Isang Daan, Isang Pamilya,” the campaign hopes to encourage Filipinos to help in the fight against hunger by donating at least P100 which can feed one family.
ABS-CBN and sister company First Philippine Holdings Corporation contributed P100 million as seed fund for “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.”
For more information, visit www.pantawidngpagibig.com.