“Make a difference in the life of a child.”
Ever since its inception in 1997, Bantay Bata 163 has been steadfastly carrying the colossal yet fulfilling responsibility of protecting and taking care of children, which are being reflected by the projects they have successfully implemented. It might be a tough job, but they were never alone in making the unthinkable possible and the far-fetched reachable via the continuous support of magnanimous sponsors and donors and its parent company ABS-CBN.
However, it’s not only through financial aid that various stakeholders are able to extend their help to the abused, abandoned, exploited, and disadvantaged children, because they’re also able to contribute by serving as inspiration in their own, special ways. Just like what the stars of the network’s talent arm, Star Magic, have been doing ever since the social welfare organization forged partnership with them.
As ambassadors, it’s not only their duty to promote Bantay Bata’s main advocacy of putting an end to violence against children and its other projects, but to provide happiness and hope to the kids under its care through their mere presence as well, as what we can see in this video.
Some of our favorite Star Magic artists took a break from their showbiz commitments to spend a few hours with the kids of Bantay Bata during the Star Magic Gives Back events in the recent years. In 2017, they mingled with them as they toured at Kidzania, while last year, they paid them a visit at the newly-rehabilitated Children’s Village in Norzagaray, Bulacan, which was the recipient of ABS-CBN Ball 2018’s fund-raising campaign.
WATCH: Star Magic Gives Love to Bantay Bata
And this year, the Kapamilya stars are about to converge once more on the forthcoming September 14 not only to exhibit their bewitching beauty and dazzling ensembles on the red carpet, but to show their staunch support as well to one of Bantay Bata 163’s core projects, Bantay Edukasyon, which is the Ball’s beneficiary for 2019. As much as the celebrities value education, this is the foundation’s way of showing how they give utmost importance to this advocacy by granting scholarships to the underprivileged children.
As how ultimate heartthrob and seasoned actor-singer Piolo Pascual put it, “Education is really vital. My main advocacy is education because I believe that this is the key for us to be more successful in life. If you have the know-how, if you have the knowledge to know about what we should know about life so that we can go places. For me, education is a stepping stone to be the person that we want to be when we grow up.”