ABS-CBN honors soldiers anew at ‘Saludo’ in Lucena
ABS-CBN continues to honor soldiers with the latest leg of “Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino” held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command (SoLCom) in G. Nakar, Lucena City.
About 500 members of the AFP and their families enjoyed a day of entertainment, fun and games, and camaraderie alongside ABS-CBN talents and executives.
Dimples Romana and Beauty Gonzalez of “Kadenang Ginto” and Aljur Abrenica and Ejay Falcon of an upcoming series led fun games with the soldiers.
“PBB Otso” Big Four Batch 2 Andre Brouillette, Lou Yanong, Fumiya Sankai and Yamyam Gucong, and “It’s Showtime’s” GirlTrends performed song and dance numbers.
ABS-CBN News reporter and anchor Jeff Canoy, who covered the Marawi conflict in 2017 alongside Filipino soldiers, was also present to thank the modern-day heroes for their bravery and courage.
On behalf of the network, ABS-CBN executives led by chairman Mark L. Lopez, president and CEO Carlo L. Katigbak and COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes personally thanked the soldiers for their sacrifice and service.
Led by SoLCom commander Lt. Gen Gilbert Gapay and deputy commander B. Gen. Monico Batle, the soldiers and their Kapamilya guests concluded the day’s celebrations with a boodle-style salu-salo.
The event is the latest leg of ABS-CBN’s “Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino” which was launched in 2017 and has gathered stars from hit Kapamilya programs and other Kapamilya celebrities to bring joy to soldiers in Cagayan de Oro, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Manila.