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LA MESA ECOPARK
LA MESA WATERSHED
BANTAY BATA 163
ABS-CBN BAYAN FOUNDATION
ABS-CBN Foundation - US
ABS-CBN celebrated its 55th year in television with its new advocacy program, Bayanijuan. Conceptualized as a series of simple, individual acts that, when put together, make a large difference, Bayanijuan re-imagines the Filipino volunteer spirit, or “bayanihan,” as a force to create a better, more compassionate Philippines for ourselves and our children.
“It’s really about giving back,” said Zita Aragon, Head of Program Marketing. The project was originally conceptualized by the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. as an advocacy integrating all its units to help families and build communities in the poorest regions of the country. The idea struck a chord in ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, who decided to make Bayanijuan the flagship program of ABS-CBN’s celebrations for its 55th year in TV. Aragon collaborated with the Creative Communications Management (CCM) Head Robert Libayen to flesh out a strategy to link Bayanijuan to the 55th anniversary plan.
“We want people to know that Bayanijuan is not just a one-time project for ABS-CBN. It’s a commitment to serve that goes back to ABS-CBN’s conviction to be of service to the Filipino,” said Aragon. “But it goes beyond network affiliation – whether you’re a Kapamilya or not, you can still be part of this advocacy. And it goes beyond the 55th-year anniversary: hopefully we can extend this to 2009 and beyond.”
Hence the Bayanijuan theme “Walang Iwanan sa Bayan Ni Juan” – regardless of the network affiliation, state in life, and economic status, Bayanijuan is here to serve and to help find an outlet for the need to serve your fellow man.
The initial TV campaign for Bayanijuan was launched in late May with a series of teasers, produced by CCM.
The actual event kick off for Bayanijuan was presented last June 4 with a visit to a feeding program in Bacolor, Pampanga. ABS-CBN executives led by Santos-Concio, the cast of “That’s My Doc”, Star Magic talents, and the housemates of PBB Teen Edition served food, played games, gave gifts and interacted with a group of 500 children, who took part in a 120-day feeding program for a lahar-ravaged community maintained by ABS-CBN Foundation and sponsor Globe Asiatique.
Meanwhile, the national and company-wide launch for Bayanijuan was introduced with a patriotic pledge to the country by ABS-CBN employees and talents in a Flag Ceremony last June 12 on Independence Day. Produced by the Special Projects division under Chit Guerrero, the Flag Ceremony involved ABS-CBN employees from Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and even in North America, dressed in Philippine flag colors.
This national launch was followed by the Bayanijuan campaign, which involved institutional TV plugs featuring the likes of Piolo Pascual, KC Concepcion, Sarah Geronimo, and the hosts of Bandila and TV Patrol Weekend.
A music video for the Bayanijuan theme song “Bagong Simula” has also been produced, featuring top rock vocalists Kevin Roy (Razorback), Marc Abaya (Kjwan), Yael Yuzon (Spongecola), Kitchie Nadal and Yeng Constantino. A launch in the top-rating ASAP is scheduled for June 15.
ABS-CBN Interactive also launched a website for the project at www.bayanijuan.org.
In case you wish to donate, the BAYANIJUAN hotline is 922-4842. Donations may also be directly coursed to the ABS-CBN Foundation’s Banco de Oro account, using the following details:
Branch Name: BDO Mother Ignacia
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
Account #: 5630060113
In 2004, Bantay Kalikasan undertook the rehabilitation and restoration of La Mesa Eco-Park in order to generate revenues for the Save the La Mesa Watershed Project. The park was reopened to the public in September of that year. Revenues generated by La Mesa Eco-Park go to the continuous preservation and protection of the La Mesa Watershed.
La Mesa Eco-Park envisions a better environment for our children. In pursuit of this vision, La Mesa Eco-Park’s mission is to spread environmental awareness by serving as a living, outdoor classroom and laboratory for environmental education and by being a venue for healthy outdoor recreation.
The addition of educational value to the park doubled visitor traffic from 155,666 in 2005 to 281,846 in 2006. La Mesa Eco-Park is now not only a popular family destination for recreation but also a favorite educational field trip destination of schools. In 2006, more than 280 different schools visited the park. The Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) in coordination with the Department of Tourism nominated the Project in August 2006 for their Best Tourism Practices Awards. In 2007, the Department of Tourism again nominated it as an official candidate for the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards, Environment Category. Furthermore, the Park was chosen as venue for many prestigious environmental events, some of which were: Launch of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s 20 Million Trees for Life Project (18 July 2007); USAID and USDOE’s Environmental Summer Camp with Ambassador Kristie Kenney as guest of honor (20 April 2007); and Ms. Philippines Earth Candidates’ Environmental Tour and Treeplanting (13 April 2007).
Because of its success and popularity, La Mesa Eco-Park has become a center for Bantay Kalikasan’s environmental advocacies and causes. It has contributed to the program’s growing national prominence as the premier media-based environmental organization in the country. La Mesa Eco-Park has transformed itself from a purely recreational venue into one that also offers educational value thus becoming a favorite destination of school field trips. Metro Manila schools now have a venue where students can experience and learn about nature and conservation first hand. Schools from distant provinces now come to the park for these same reasons. La Mesa Eco-Park has thus largely contributed in spreading environmental awareness.
Contact La Mesa Ecopark:
La Mesa Dam Compound
Greater Lagro, Quezon City
Tel #: 430-4051
Visit Our Site: www.lamesaecopark.com
ABS-CBN Foundation spearheads launch of seven-year Pasig River clean-up project
MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) -- A seven-year project to revive the polluted Pasig River was launched on Monday by the multi-sectoral partnership, composed of several government agencies and environmental groups.
The project, dubbed as “Kapit Bisig sa Ilog Pasig” (KBSIP) was spearheaded by ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRC).
The campaign has the support of seven local government units that abut the river and the Department of Science and Technology.
According to Regina Lopez, Managing director of the ABS-CBN Foundation, the project involves the relocation of thousands of squatters along the riverbanks, introduction of community-based waste management programs, and massive media campaign to raise the public’s consciousness on the condition of the dying river.
“No matter how much money you spend to clean the river, the river is still going to be dirty. We have to change the way we look at the river,” Lopez said on Monday in project launch at the Makati Park and Garden at Guadalupe in Makati City.
She added that the massive seven-year cleanup also aims to change the people’s consciousness about the river around which the city of Manila sprung.
Lopez pointed out that that their vision to clean up the 24-kilometer river will only be achieved through the cooperation of every stakeholder, from the government agencies to local government units to private sector and Metro Manila residents.
The ABS-CBN Foundation has also signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with DENR Secretary Lito Atienza, through the PRC, which made the foundation co-manager of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Project.
“Our goal of the joint partnership is “zero toxic input into the Pasig River,” which includes tributaries, esteros, and creeks which lead to it. KBSIP needs to raise at least P700 million to afford the technology and operational expenses to clean the river in seven years,” Lopez said.
One major component of the project is the relocation of illegal settlers living along the riverbanks and tributaries to the two relocation sites AFI has helped established in Montalban, Rizal, and Calauan, Laguna.
“This year, we will be relocating 1,100 illegal settlers to our relocation sites,” Lopez said, adding that 800 housing units at the Calauan site will be ready for occupancy by June.
The resettlement area will be complete with a school, health and sports facilities, and will have livelihood opportunities for the residents, who will also be taught with solid waste management and environmental protection measures.
Lopez said they will also be establishing Clean River Zones (CRZ) near the tributaries in Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, and Pasig.
Each CRZ will have a materials recovery facility (MRF), a biodigester, which produces methane from processed biodegrable wastes, a vermicompost facility that uses worms to decompose organic wastes and waste shredder and styro oven.
KBSIP has also lined up a string of activities this year, including a 42K marathon along the Pasig River, a nationwide songwriting competition, and the first-ever “Agos Awards,” which will honor individuals, schools, organizations, government offices, and private corporations for their contributions to the rehabilitation of the river.
Aside from DENR and PRRC, eight local government units, the Manila Water Co., Maynilad Water Services Inc., Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority have also conveyed their support to KBSIP.
“Just imagine if we succeed in cleaning the Pasig River, this can be a model for all the endangered river systems in the country. We’re sending a signal to everybody else that you need to revere the river because it’s not your toilet bowl, it’s your life,” Lopez said in his closing remarks.
Also present at the launching of KBSIP are Mayor Jejomar Binay of Makati, Mayor Sonny Belmonte of Quezon City and Mayor Benhur Abalos of Mandaluyong City. (PNA)
nire-renovate ngayon ang building ng ABS-CBN Foundation sa ABS-CBN Compound na katapat ng Bahay ni Kuya, mukang maganda!
Sagip Kapamilya Donation Update
cash - 80.8 million
good & services - 102.9 million
source: Tina Monzon Palma, TVPW 05Oct2009
Sagip Kapamilya 'Ondoy' Donation Update
cash - 95.64 million
good & services - 118.2 million
source: TVPW 08Oct2009
ABS-CBN - PINAGKAKATIWALAAN NG SAMBAYANANG FILIPINO
AT NG IBANG LAHI, SAAN MANG PANIG NG MUNDO.
Saudi pharma firm donates medicines to Sagip Kapamilya
10/20/2009 7:10 PM
Jamjoom Pharma General Manager Anwar Saeed said the Jamjoon family expressed their deep concern for the calamity victims in the Philippines.
“We know that this is a natural calamity and the people in the Philippines are suffering because of this problem. And we, as a part of the global world, if we can try to help in our way we will help them. We hope that this help will reach the right people at the right time. We share the problems that they are facing,” Saeed said.
“We pray to Almighty Allah to help and save them from the calamities. We are always glad to help them even in the future, our brothers and sisters in the Philippines,” he added.
Jamjoom Pharma is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the Middle East located in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Launched in 2000, the company has consistently maintained a track record of rapid growth and expansion and has established itself as one of the fastest growing companies in the Middle East and Africa.
mas pinagkatiwalaan pa ng Saudi Pharma ang ABS-CBN
kesa sa government agency natin.
ABS-CBN’s 'Bayanijuan' bags an Anvil Award
MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN's "Bayanijuan," a campaign that aims to address hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines, received an award of merit at the 45th Anvil Awards.
Since its launch in June 2008, "Bayanijuan" has helped a total of 3,324 beneficiaries from 9 provinces nationwide. The advocacy program has also attracted several partners and similar feeding programs in various regions across the country.
Originally conceptualized by ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI), "Bayanijuan" aims to revive Filipino volunteerism to create "a better, more compassionate Philippines for ourselves and our children."
The Anvil Awards, an annual event organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, honors outstanding public relations programs and tools.
Aside from the Anvil Awards, AFI also received recognition from the Ani ng Dangal Awards 2010. The award-giving body honors Filipinos who have won international prizes.
Last year, AFI's "Bantay Bata 163 10th Anniversary Special" received the gold medal award for best variety special from the 2009 New York Festivals International Television Broadcasting Awards.
EXCLUSIVE: GMA taps ABS-CBN exec as Pasig River rehab head
By CHARISSA M. LUCI and ELLALYN DE VERA
May 14, 2010, 8:44pm
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has appointed ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (AFI) managing director Regina Paz “Gina” L. Lopez as chairperson of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), an attached agency of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) tasked to rehabilitate the waterway “to its pristine conditions conducive to transport, recreation and tourism.”
A document obtained by the Manila Bulletin showed that Lopez was appointed last May 4, which is within the ban on appointments due to the May 10 elections. She took her oath of office on the same day of her appointment.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Gary Olivar confirmed Lopez’s appointment.
“Yes, it is true,” he told the Manila Bulletin when reached for confirmation.
However, he did not divulge the details about the appointment.
Under the Constitution, the last day for President Arroyo to appoint government officials was on March 10, 2010. She is banned from making appointments two months immediately prior to the next presidential election held on May 10.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Charito Planas said the President won’t make any appointment, which is in violation of the Constitution.
“If you’re the President and you will not make such appointment that will violate the Constitution,” she said.
She even said Lopez “deserves” her appointment given her steadfast campaign to protect the environment.
Lopez, who assumed the post of DENR Secretary Horacio Ramos as chairman of the PRRC, is co-chaired by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Oscar A. Inocentes.
Under the Executive Order 54 that created the Commission on Jan 6, 1999, the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will serve as the chairman. But, the EO was amended by Executive Order 65 to involve the private sector in the rehabilitation of Pasig River. It was also noted that in 2006, the chairmanship was transferred to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through Executive Order No. 510.
Architect Deogracias Tablan Jr., PRRC executive director, said Lopez’s appointment as chairman of the Commission is a welcome development in the agency’s effort to cleanup and revive the 27-kilometer Pasig River.
“Considering her involvement in the Bantay Kalikasan and Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig, resources of both programs and expertise of Lopez are combined to efficiently and effectively address the restoration of the Pasig River,” Tablan said in a phone interview.
Bantay Kalikasan and Kapit Bisig para sa ilog Pasig are the environmental arm of the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
“Her appointment is very much welcome. It’s okay with us. There is no problem. She is very hands on in what she is doing. In fact last Thursday, we went to the Pasig River to monitor the development in dredging activities,” he added.
A source said Lopez’s chairmanship of the PRRC will help put the efforts of the Commission to rehabilitate the River in a macro level, adding that “her capability and work with the Bantay Kalikasan and the La Mesa Eco-Park can be tapped for the restoration of the Pasig River’s pristine condition.”
However, the source expressed concern that Lopez, who is not a government employee, may not be held liable with regard to anomalies or irregularities in government transactions.