ABS-CBN’s Tulong Center is set to celebrate its first anniversary on Tuesday (February 24) with a line-up of activities from 8 am to 12nn at the ABS-CBN Center Road, Mo. Ignacia St. in Quezon City.
As a treat to everyone, the Tulong Center will be providing free medical and legal help, free haircut, reading glasses distribution, dental check-ups, a feeding program, and free minor surgery services. There will also be a storytelling activity to be led by renowned Kapamilya newscasters Bernadette Sembrano and Jasmin Romero.
A Mass will also be celebrated at the Annunciation of Our Lord Chapel inside ABS-CBN, along with the visits of different Kapamilya stars from “It’s Showtime.”
“The Tulong Center’s thrust is consistent with our mission to be socially responsible . As we say, ‘In the service of the Filipino’ and this is the guiding principle that has brought the Tulong Center to what it is after its inception in 2009 and launch in 2014,” said Jerry Bennett, head of ABS-CBN’s Integrated Public Service.
The center has consistently provided the public, including overseas Filipino workers, with legal and medical assistance. Last year, the Tulong Center was able to assist at least 25 people on a daily basis, with a total of 5,230 cases for the whole year. This year, it aims to assist more Kapamilyas per day.
The Tulong Center aims to be an icon of service as it proudly lives out the three core values that are the pillars of its activities: service orientation, compassion, and empowerment.