History and Culture
#ThankYouForTheLove: A Showcase of 10 Philippine Destinations
Choose Philippines | Nov 13, 2015
The Kapamilya network has been known to launch heartwarming Christmas station IDs that reach out to every Filipino wherever they are. The network's slogan, after all, is "In the Service of the Filipino Worldwide" and this doesn't stop inside the ABS-CBN studio.
This year, Kapamilya Stars visit different cities and provinces in the Philippines to personally thank the people who never get tired of helping fellow Filipinos. May they be metro aides who sweep our streets or foundations who take care of our young ones, their efforts were deeply appreciated and recognized through the #ThankYouForTheLove campaign.
Let's take a look at the wonderful Philippine destinations and the amazing Filipinos featured in the 2015 ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID.
1) Quezon City
The most populous city of the Philippines is home to Filipinos from different walks of life—it is the "City of Stars" and it is also the site of many local government units and thousands of blue-collar workers. Our favorite Kapamilya artists made a day extra special for fans, a taxi driver, a DPWH aide, an MMDA officer, and other hardworking Filipinos through a grand fans day and a roving Noche Buena table.
In the spirit of Christmas, Angel Locsin, Paulo Avelino, Matteo Guidicelli, JC de Vera, and Jessy Mendiola visited the Meritxell Children's World Foundation in Concepcion Uno, Marikina. The foudnation provides love and a caring environment for abandoned, neglected, orphaned, or abused children.
3) Tanay, Rizal
Camp Mateo Capinpin in the mountains of Tanay, Rizal is a military camp turned tourist destination. Home of the Philippine Army's 2nd Infantry Division, the sprawling camp gives schools, youth groups, and civic groups to interact with soldiers who act as tour guides. Aside from environmental and educational programs, they also feature ziplining, wall climbing, and rappeling as on-ground activities.
The camp is also the headquarters of the selfless volunteers of Project Shoe Box, an initiative that aims to collect thousands of shoe boxes and fill these with school supplies for the unfortunate children of Southern Luzon. As a sign of gratitude, the cast of Ang Probinsiyano gave the brave soldiers their very own shoe box with new pairs of combat shoes.
4) Rosario, Cavite
Fishing is a major source of income in Rosario since Cavite is located on the southern shores of Manila Bay. The Rosario Fish Port in Barangay Sapa is a major fishing port and the home of our industrious fishermen.
Cavite is also where the Philippine Naval Station Sangley Point, former communication and hospitaly facility of the United States Navy in the northern portion of the peninsula, can be found. It is now operated by the Philippine Air Force and Philippine Navy and became the jumpoff point of our Kapamilyas who distributed goods and supplies to the soldiers guarding our Ayungin Shoal of the disputed Spratlys Island.
5) Balate, Batangas
Balete is known for its location on Taal Lake which provides a beautiful view of the Taal Volcano. It is also often visited for the pilgrimage site Marian Orchard in Barangay Malabanan.
The said municipality is also the home of inspiring Batangueños like the teachers of Looc Elementary School and volunteers and barangay healthworkers at Looc Health and Birthing Station.
6) Casiguran, Aurora
Casiguran, which is located 121 kilometers from the surfing town of Baler, in Aurora is the home of many Dumagats and Aetas. Unfortunately, electricity is hard to come by in the area surrounded by mountain ranges. This Christmas, Kabayan Noli de Castro provides them lamps with the hope of a better future.
7) Calauan, Laguna
The municipality of Calauan in the province of Laguna is known for the Pineapple Festival every May, the Field of Faith, and the Isdaan Floating Restaurant.
It is also being used as a resettlement area through the ABS-CBN Foundation which provides informal settlers with more permanent homes and sustainable livelihood through the Bayan ni Juan and the Kapit-Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig projects. Part of the efforts is the formation of the Bayanijuan Football Club, which aims to provide the youth of Calauan venue to develop and hone football skills and, at the same time, learn good values. The young football players not only exemplify Filipino talent but serve as inspiration to other athletes their age.
The province of Pampanga in Central Luzon is primarily an agricultural land. The place provide rice, corn, and sugarcane not only to its territory but to nearby provinces. This is all possible because of the industrious farmers in the municipality of Arayat. They deserve our warmest gratitude this Christmas.
The Pinoy Pride 33 Champions, our homegrown boxers, brought pride to the Philippines after emerging victorious from an international boxing event in the United States. Gerald Anderson visited them in their training grounds at the ALA Gym in Cebu City as a way to say thanks.
10) Kidzania, Bonifacio Global City
Since Christmas is all about dreaming big and granting wishes, the DZMM Eduk-Aksyon Scholars of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation were treated to a day of fun at the newest indoor theme park, Kidzania in BGC. Through the child-size replica of a real city, the kids acted as newscasters, firemen, hosts, doctors, and anyone they want to be in the future.
Tour these Philippine destinations with our Kapamilya SID and watch the video above!