Retrenched employees of ABS-CBN have remained faithful to the network’s motto, “In the service of the Filipino.”
Recently, former employees of the ABS-CBN regional office in Bacolod volunteered to deliver Pantawid ng Pag-ibig relief packs to 1,500 drivers, construction workers, and senior citizens in various barangays.
According to Angelo Angolo, former public service officer of ABS-CBN Bacolod they even requested to extend help till next week to accommodate other far-flung areas in Visayas,
“Hanggang next week pa ito… Nag-request tayo na kung puwede ma-extend din sa Visayas ang ating Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.”
Angolo added that despite 70 congressmen shutting down their beloved network, their commitment to helping others will not stop.
“Naipasara lang naman ang physical structure, pero ang puso at commitment… ‘yong commitment na gusto tumulong, hindi nila mapapatigil.”
“Malaking pasasalamat sa ABS-CBN, na malaki ang tulong sa aming barangay ngayong lockdown,” Bacolod City’s Kapitan Rudy Bayod thanked the ABS CBN Regional network group for the help that was given.
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group retrenched employees from Iloilo and Tacloban also worked together to distribute 1,500 relief packs of Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.
According to Sharon Carangue, former news head of ABS-CBN Tacloban, they were once Typhoon Yolanda victims so they know how it is to be in a helpless situation.
“Yolanda survivors kami, kaya we know how it feels sa nangangailangan ng tulong, very fulfilling na mag-extend ng public service
In March, ABS-CBN launched Pantawid ng Pag-ibig to reach out to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, the program only covered Metro Manila but it has been extended to other provinces in Luzon.