The ABS-CBN Ball was not only the biggest gathering of stars in the country but it was also an event for a cause. The ball aimed to raise funds and bring attention to the re-launch of Bantay Bata's Children’s Village in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
Many netizens were curious as to why the stars wore a blue ribbon during the event. Bantay Bata 163 program director Jing Castañeda shared the reason why.
“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," Jing said in an interview with ANC.
Jing added that their goal is to form partnerships with the stars not only for the Children's Village but also for other Bantay Bata programs.