REASON WHY CELEBRITIES WEARING BLUE RIBBON DURING THE ABS-CBN BALL 2018

Bantay Bata 163 is the social welfare program of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation which was launched in 1997 and the director of it is Jing CastaƱeda.



Jing said that this children village is the “THE HOME THAT HEALS” 
“Because that’s what the children we rescue lose the sense of hope, and that’s where we teach them to dream again,” she added.

This hildren’s Village is to provide a temporary shelter to rescued children who is abandoned by their families and give proper educational 

opportunities before reunited with their families or referred to proper child caring agencies.

Jing CastaƱeda explained what is the meaning of the blue ribbon that the Kapamilya celebrities have worn during the event.

“This is actually the international color for child abuse. Child abuse is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s not just a problem in the Philippines; it’s a problem in several countries. This is our way of promoting prevention of child abuse.”

“The mere fact that we are the beneficiary, it’s a huge help in generating awareness for our advocacy, which is prevention of child abuse,” she said as per ABS-CBN’s report.

The ABS-CBN Ball 2018 is the gathering of celcebrity stars not only to socialize but also for a cause which aims to raise funds to the programs of Bantay Bata 163.
In this event is where the re-launch of its Children’s Village in Norzagaray, Bulacan has happened.

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