Over 2,000 people flocked to DZMM’s Grand Kapamilya Day held at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila last Sunday (July 31), where they were able to avail of free medical and legal consultations, learned from lectures on business, farming, disaster preparedness, and health, and bonded with the anchors and reporters from ABS-CBN’s flagship AM radio station.
Leading the festivities was ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes, who said the event was the perfect way for the station to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
“We wanted to have a celebration that’s going to be about not us, but about the people who have stayed with us for the last 30 years. We thought it best to celebrate by holding a public service event for the people that includes free services like free medicines, check-ups, legal counseling,” Reyes said.
The occasion also marked the blessing of DZMM TeleRadyo’s brand new OB van, which Reyes said will aid the DZMM team in their live coverage.
Each DZMM program, including the Current Affairs programs that air on the station, had special offerings for the people, some of which were lining up even the night before. “Mission Possible” gave out wheelchairs, “My Puhunan” handed out negosyo starter packs, while other programs also provided giveaways. There was Stargazer of “Pinoy Vibes” giving out aura readings, and Dr. Lulu Marquez of “Private Night’s” offering tips to couples for their intimate moments, while “Usapang De Campanilla” assisted Kapamilyas in need of legal help.
“Salamat Dok” and “Magandang Gabi Doc” also offered additional medical services like Ultrasound, ECG, Blood Sugar Testing, Prostate screening, and Hepatitis testing, apart from the free medical and dental check-ups, and free medicines from DZMM TLC and its partner organizations. The event also had a Sunday Market selling of vegetables from the program “Sa Kabukiran” of Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year awardee Louie Tabing and from Quezon farmers who are supported by the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.
There were also lectures in the “Red Alert” booth on emergency preparedness while ABS-CBN TVplus and the ABS-CBN Store also offered affordable packages to the people. In keeping up with health and fitness, the morning was kicked off by a Zumba session with Dyan Castillejo of “Sports U” and Ahwel Paz. The children, meanwhile, enjoyed the storytelling and free food from DZMM-TLC and several sponsors.
Two mothers, meanwhile, emerged as the day’s biggest winners after winning the coveted food carts worth P25,000 each, courtesy of Dr. Carl Balita of “Radyo Negosyo.” Both promised to use the prize to help their respective families. Meanwhile, attendees who missed out on the prizes still enjoyed a great day thanks to the various services being offered by the booths.
“Lahat naman ng booths maganda, andoon yung purpose of enjoyment and service na gusto nila ibigay,” said Avelina Clarin, who was able to get a free diamond peel from the “Ma-Beauty Po Naman” program booth of Cory Quirino.
Don’t miss out on the other events of DZMM as it celebrates its 30th year of giving public service apart from hard-hitting news and commentaries on air for the whole year which was preceded by the launch of the DZMM 30th anniversary logo, a new Station ID featuring Piolo Pascual, and a special segment called Kwento ng Tatlong Dekada that reminisces on some of DZMM’s reports on the biggest issues, scandals, tragedies, and victories in Philippine history. For more information, follow their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dzmmteleradyo) or Twitter (@DZMMTeleRadyo).