ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.

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ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation
Lingkod Kapamilya Logo 25Oct2016-01.jpg
Formation1989
HeadquartersQuezon City, Philippines
Chairman
Eugenio Lopez III
Key people
Susan B. Afan (Managing Director)
Websitecorporate.abs-cbn.com/lingkodkapamilya

ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (formerly ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.) is the non-stock, non-profit socio-civic organization of ABS-CBN that facilitates social programs and outreach to the public. Initially, the organization's primary responsibilities were to generate welfare funds by broadcasting the plight of those in need of assistance and ensuring the proper allocation and utilization of solicited help. Eventually, AFI restructured itself to compensate an all-around developmental approach as its mission to provide a better quality of life for every Filipino in general and every Filipino child in particular. All development programs for the grassroots carry a significant slant targeted to directly benefit children, their families, and the community.[1]

ALKFI licensed to operate as a donee institution by both Department of Social Welfare and Development and Philippine Council of NGO Certification.[2]

History[edit]

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation logo used from November to December 2013.

In 1989, ABS-CBN established ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) on the Lingkod Bayan segment of TV Patrol.[3]

ABS-CBN Foundation Volunteers (first known as Social Service Club) was formed June 27, 1993, which undertakes rescue and relief activities in circumstances such as natural catastrophes.

In 1994, with its educational programs made for television, E-Media provided the Filipinos state-of-the-art and value-laden children shows such as Bayani, Hiraya Manawari, Math-tinik, Sineskwela, Epol/Apple, Pahina, Basta't Sports, Yes To Christmas, Salam and Why Not?—all of which bagged several accolades from prestigious award-giving bodies.

Bantay Bata, a 24-hour hotline and child intervention program, was launched in 1997. Also the same year, ABS-CBN Bayan Microfinance was introduced, providing livelihood opportunities to the sorely-impoverished communities in the Philippines.

Bantay Kalikasan, the environmental-awareness advocacy of AFI, was formed on 21 1998. The La Mesa Watershed project was launched in 1999, which aimed to rehabilitate the 2700-hectare La Mesa Watershed.[4]

ABS-CBN Foundation logo used from January 2000 until November 2013.

The ABS-CBN Bayan Microfinance was renamed ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation in 2001 as the program eventually offered non-financial services to Filipinos.[5]

In late 2004, Sagip Kapamilya was formed in response to the successive typhoons that hit the Provinces of Aurora and Quezon in Luzon.[6]

In 2008, BayaniJuan was launched in conjunction with ABS-CBN's 55th anniversary.[7]

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation logo used from December 2013 to June 2019.

In November 2013, the organization was changing its name from ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. in part of their 25th silver anniversary, the following year, coinciding with the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). ALKFI was one of the trusted institutions who helped for the rehabilitation, recovery and rebuilding of the affected areas struck by the Typhoon. It reverted to its former name by June 2019; this time, in line of its 30th year anniversary.

In January 2017, ABS-CBN's AM Station DZMM released a new program Lingkod Kapamilya sa DZMM, replacing Aksyon Ngayon. It is hosted by Julius Babao and Bernadette Sembrano. It airs every Mondays-Fridays from 11AM to 12NN.

Campaigns & Programs Espoused[edit]

  • Bantay Bata (Child Watch) - a program geared towards the rescue and rehabilitation of disadvantaged Filipino children
  • Educational Television (ETV) - a program which aims to enhance the Philippine public educational system through the use of audio-visual aids (a television set and VHS/DVD player, plus access to the ETV educational video library series). This program has been in service in conjunction with the curricula set by the Department of Education (DepEd)
  • Bantay Kalikasan (Environment Watch) - a program championing the Philippine environment. Major projects include the saving of the La Mesa watershed in Quezon City, the establishment and maintenance of the La Mesa Eco Park, as well as other environment-saving projects like Bantay Usok and Bantay Baterya (anti-pollution drives).
  • Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (Holding Together for Pasig River) - an advocacy to clean and rehabilitate the Pasig river in the Philippines.
  • Sagip Kapamilya (Saving Members of the Family) - a program which provides food and non-food relief to Philippine communities affected by natural disasters
  • Bayan ni Juan (Country of Juan) - a program which integrates the advocacy of Bantay Bata, Bantay Kalikasan, E-Media, and Bayan Foundation
  • Programa Genio - educational arm of ALKFI
  • Lingkod Kapamilya Tulong Center

Milestone[edit]

  • 10.10.10 - a charity race conducted on October 10, 2010, that broke the Guinness World Records' for the biggest attendance in a foot race. 116,086 runners has participated on the event.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ABS-CBN Foundation - Who We Are
  2. ^ "2014 ABS-CBN Annual Report". ABS-CBN Investor Relations. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  3. ^ [2] ABS-CBN Foundation - Historical Background
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2009-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Bantay Kalikasan Projects - La Mesa Watershed
  5. ^ [3][permanent dead link] ABS-CBN Foundation milestone
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2009-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) History of Sagip Kapamilya
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Bayanijuan launched
  8. ^ http://www.marathon.ph/run-for-the-pasig-river-11-20-2011/[permanent dead link]

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