(America’s First Fil-Am Hollywood Entertainment Podcasting Show)
February 12, 2015
Los Angeles, California
“TOGETHER WE CAN!”
IN CELEBRATION OF BANTAY BATA 163’S 18TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Paying tribute to the hard word and achievements of
Achievement, Excellence in Community Service
ABOUT BANTAY BATA 163
Back in February 14, 1997, Miss Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN Network Philippines, started Bantay Bata 163 (in English, Child Watch 163) as a local emergency go to and rescue hotline-operation in Manila, Philippines. 18 years after, Bantay Bata 163 has expanded their operations to Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga, Bicol, Negro Oriental, Iloilo, Pangasinan, Laguna and General Santos City. And with the help of the nation, Bantay Bata 163 was able to further expand its reach through a variety of ongoing projects such as:
Opened in 2003, a Children’s Village to house and care for children who require further attention. Located in the outskirts of Metropolitan Manila, the Children’s Village provides health and wellness care, nutrition, education and psychological development for these disadvantaged and at-risk kids.
Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Bantay Bata 163 Children’s Village March 29 in Norzagaray, Bulacan. Its construction was the collaboration of efforts by various companies and supporters who have generously donated their resources to build this paradise for the children.
Bantay Bata 163 is also actively involved in combatting and dealing with the problems of Child Trafficking in the Philippines. This includes: The act of trading or dealing with children, including but not limited to, the buying and selling children for money, or for any other consideration, or barter; and sexual exploitation wherein, children whether male or female, who for money, profit or any other consideration or due to the coercion or influence of any adult, syndicate or group, indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct, are deemed to be children exploited in prostitution and other sexual abuse.
With that said, ABS-CBN Foundation International and N91Live would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the above noted Gala as one of our distinguished honoree – as we celebrate the 18th year anniversary of ABS-CBN network Bantay Bata 163 Foundation – in a unified theme, called “Together We Can”.
The 2015 Gala celebration is also to pay tribute to Ms Gina Lopez, the founder and head of the Lopez Family Foundation – The first in her family to systematically harness the technology of ABS CBN media in novel ways for social good in the Philippines for the Filipinos.
This special event will be held on February 20, 2015 at the Conga Room at LA Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
• 6:00 PM Red Carpet Flow
• 6:30 PM Reception/Auction (Manny Pacquiao and Metta World Peace memorabillas)
• 7:30 PM Program
• 8:00 PM Live Performances
• Inland Empire’s Youtube Pop-Duo Sensation, Zac & Chris
• Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Brian McKnight’s Sons, BJ & Niko McKnight “Archie”
• NBC’s The Voice 2012 Contestant, Cheesa
• BMG/Chrysalis Recording Artist, Nikki Paige
• Consul General, Leo Herrera Lim, Excellence in Government Service
• Metta World Peace aka; Ron Artest, Special Recognition
• Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Special Recognition
Mistress of Ceremony
• Reyna Joy Banks, Actor, Choreographer, Voice Over Artist, FHG Entertainment
Please tell us your ideas and/or suggestions as well. We look forward to hear them and as well as having you on board at this exciting event of giving.
Thank You – In the hopes that you are able to join us in strengthening the foothold of Bantay Bata 163 in the US to bring joy to the wonderful children they provide for.
J. TED I. BENITO
Executive Director, Apl.de.ap Foundation International
A Project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund (www.apcf.org) //1145 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Commissioner, California Volunteers Commission, Appointed 2014 (www.californiavolunteers.org)
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