Angel, Coco on covid 19: 'We will overcome'

March 21, 2020

ABS-CBN launched the “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” fund-raising campaign last March 19  in partnership with local government officials in Metro Manila and private companies to provide food and basic necessities to Filipinos greatly affected by the enhanced community quarantine.

While the government has appealed to the public to stay at home in order to help stop the spread of the virus,  many Filipinos are unable to work or continue with their livelihood to sustain the needs of their families.

Through the donations from the public, ABS-CBN will be purchasing food and other basic necessities that the Filipino families need. At least four companies have already pledged to allocate stocks for the relief packages. These are Century Canning Corporation, Suy Sing Commercial Corporation, Republic Biscuit Corporation, and the Lucio Tan Group.

Due to the limited mobility of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya, which normally leads the network’s relief operations, the “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” items will instead be turned over to the local government units in Metro Manila. All 17 Metro Manila mayors have committed to ensure relief packages are delivered to the families in need. 

Two of ABS-CBN’s biggest stars also urged the public to heed the network’s call for donations.

“I know that your kindness is limitless, so let us pour our love to our fellowmen,” said multi-award winning TV and film actress Angel Locsin.

Coco Martin, the lead actor and director of top-rating primetime teleserye “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” added “we don’t know when this will end. But I am sure we will overcome all this because Filipinos don’t leave their families behind.”

Those who would like to help may make a cash donation through ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya bank accounts BPI peso account 3051-11-55-88, Metrobank peso account 636-3-636-08808-1, BDO peso account 0039301-14199, and BDO dollar account 1039300-81622.  KMJS honors the Pinoy health workers at risk amid the COVID-19