ABS-CBN’s ‘Pantawid ng Pag-ibig’ concert raises P237 M
MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: At Home Together Concert” raised nearly P237 million for the benefit of families who bore the brunt of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation.
The concert featured dozens of Kapamilya stars and talents who performed from the safety of their homes Sunday night.
It was announced toward the end of the hours-long show that P236,997,391 had been received in pledges and donations.
Following the announcement, a video of the networks’ top artists singing Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” was aired.
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Piolo Pascual, Vice Ganda and Gary Valenciano were among those who contributed videos of themselves performing the song at home.
Besides providing entertainment, the digital show included appeals from celebrities to help fellow Filipinos in need, especially those unable to work while the quarantine is in effect.
The fundraising effort is done in cooperation with private partners and Metro Manila local government units (LGUs). Funds will be used to purchase relief packages that will be prepared and distributed by LGUs.
“Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” was launched on March 19. The Lopez Group of Companies has contributed P100 million to the campaign.
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .
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