MANILA, Philippines — Some 200,000 families are set to benefit from the proceeds of an online concert staged by ABS-CBN artists for families affected by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
“With your donations and the help of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines), we were able to deliver sacks of rice to local governments across Metro Manila. In partnership with the mayors, barangay officials and volunteers, these will be distributed to families in need,” ABS-CBN said Saturday.
With your donations and the help of the AFP, we were able to deliver sacks of rice to local governments across Metro Manila. They’ll distribute these to families in need. Thank you for your generosity, and please continue to donate to the ABS-CBN Foundation. #PantawidNgPagibig pic.twitter.com/EAQqCy6BW3
— ABS-CBN PR (@ABSCBNpr) March 28, 2020
Apart from rice, ABS-CBN said items to be distributed also include canned goods, noodles, biscuits, milk, coffee, shampoo, soap, detergent, and vitamins.
This was purchased through the first P100 million donations made to “Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig: At Home Together Concert” which totalled P 237 million.
The online concert featured dozens of artists who performed from their homes last Sunday, March 22.
Among them were Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Piolo Pascual, Vice Ganda and Gary Valenciano.
ABS-CBN said it will continue to call on the public and private sector for more donations as it aims to reach communities outside Metro Manila.
The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine takes effect until midnight of April 13, affecting families whose livelihoods have been halted in a bid to limit the public’s movement.