ABS-CBN celebrates anniversary with ‘Tributes’ to its audience

ABS-CBN expresses its gratitude to its audience by airing a series of special tributes to the Filipino people within “TV Patrol,” featuring the stories of Filipinos whose values, character, and triumphs have inspired the Kapamilya network through the years.  

Starting March 27, ABS-CBN will also upload the three initial heartwarming stories on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel, as part of its celebration of over 65 years of being in the service of the Filipino.

One of them is about Ryan Canda, a talent show contestant who was born with a cleft palate. He had to develop a talent that does not require speech so that he could find his place in a milieu that bullied him. He got into dancing and found the perfect stage to show the world what he got in the “World of Dance Philippines.” His group from Cebu reached The Cut Round and his story went viral as people were touched by his determination to pursue his dream and prove himself to the world.

Enrique Vista, meanwhile, is a person with disability (PWD) who is unable to earn enough for the family and could not afford to take his wife Rowena to a nice dinner. He took a chance in joining DZMM’s “Once Upon A Heart” contest. With luck on his side, he was finally able to take his wife to a romantic date as the contest’s winners.

Proud “Kapamilya” fan Anthony Bendo also has a touching story to tell. His family became economically-challenged after his father returned home from an overseas job. Helping Anthony stay motivated and inspired to work hard in school and eventually in his career were the drama programs he watched and followed on TV.

ABS-CBN introduced television in the Philippines in 1953. In 1967, ABS-CBN’s first chairman Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Jr. said that ABS-CBN’s motto will forever be “In the Service of the Filipino,” and this has been the “northern star” for all Kapamilya employees since then.

Today, it serves the public through free television, digital terrestrial television, radio, cable, music, publications, internet content and services, publications, live events, recreations parks and support for the sports. ABS-CBN’s advocacies and public service programs cover child welfare, relief and rehabilitation operations during calamities, environmental protection, livelihood, health care, among many others. ABS-CBN now serves Filipinos all over the world and is also exporting entertainment content for the non-Filipino audience in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

Join the Kapamilya network in paying tribute to the Filipino audience in celebration of its 66th anniversary starting this Wednesday (March 27) in “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. The videos will also be available on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube.