The ABS-CBN Foundation Anniversary Special airs August 9


(From upper left, clockwise) ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, Dolphy, ABS-CBN Foundation managing director Regina "Gina" Paz Lopez, and Lea Salonga were some of the celebrities who took part in the anniversary concert of the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.


Last July, the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (AFI) held a star-studded 20th anniversary concert recently at Meralco Theater. Dubbed as 20, Dalawampung Taon ng Serbisyong Kapamilya-The ABS-CBN Foundation Anniversary Special, it paid tribute to the real stars of the foundation's meaningful existence: its donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries.

The anniversary concert will air on ABS-CBN tonight, August 9, at 10:45 PM.

AFI, led by managing director Regina "Gina" Paz Lopez, is behind the programs Bantay Bata 163, Bayan Foundation, E-Media, Bantay Kalikasan, Sagip Kapamilya, BayaniJuan and Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig. Each addresses the different needs of Filipino communities, with one common goal. Ms. Gina Lopez pointed the mission of ABS-CBN Foundation. "We want to transform the world into a better place for children to live in."


The biggest and the brightest Kapamilya stars led by Lea Salonga, Ryan Cayabyab, Charice Pempengco, Gary Valenciano, and Comedy King Dolphy honors 20 years of quality public service by the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.


Other personalities who graced the event include Piolo Pascual, Zaijan "Santino" Jaranilla, Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Anne Curtis, John Lloyd Cruz, Willie Revillame, and Ai Ai Delas Alas as well as performers Rachelle Gerodias, Rachelle Ann Go, Erik Santos, Jett Pangan, Audie Gemora, Isay Alvarez, Robert Seña, and Kuh Ledesma.


The programs of the AFI include the following: Bantay Bata 163 educates and counsels victims of child abuse while Bayan Foundation offers micro-financing for aspiring entrepreneurs. E-Media provides schools with free educational video materials while Bantay Kalikasan is behind the restoration and protection of environmental treasures like the La Mesa Watershed. Sagip Kapamilya provides relief to calamity-stricken areas in the Philippines while BayaniJuan synergizes AFI's programs to give communities a holistic development. Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig aims to clean the Pasig River in seven years.


Don't miss 20, Dalawampung Taon ng Serbisyong Kapamilya-The ABS-CBN Foundation Anniversary Special this Sunday, August 9, 10:45 PM on ABS-CBN.


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