Rave Reviews All Around for TFC’s Homecoming Video
Daly City, CA – The Daly City government, headed by Mayor Glenn Sylvester, recently conferred a special Certificate of Commendation on ABS-CBN International/TFC at the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Sylvester specified that the commendation is in recognition of TFC’s grand opening in Daly City.
Sylvester also said “majority of the population of Daly City is Filipino and we are so happy for ABS-CBN to come back and we say ‘Welcome home.’”
The homecoming-of-sorts cements TFC’s dream to be where Filipinos are. According to ABS-CBN Global Chief Operating Officer Raffy Lopez, “We have always wanted to be where the Filipinos are, where our customers are. We feel this is the perfect location because we want to engage and interact with the local community.” Lopez added, “Even though we launched our first TFC service here 23 years ago, our office was not here. So now, for our office to be in the heart of Daly City, not only is it coming full circle, but it’s a milestone marking the beginning of a new era.”
ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia de Jesus expressed her gratitude at the commendation, “We at TFC are so honored to receive this commendation from Mayor Sylvester and the rest of the Daly City government, this early in our stay at our new home – really in the heart of the Filipino community. We are inspired and looking forward to partnering with this wonderful, dynamic community as we move forward into TFC’s 25th year. Thank you for your warm welcome.”
TFC’s grand opening and office blessing on April 12, 2017 was heralded with a video “TFC: Home in Daly City” that captured the sights and sounds of Daly City. DC officials lauded the video and excitedly shared the link on their respective social network accounts after the video’s global premiere on Adobo Nation on Sunday, April 23rd.
Councilmember Ray Buenaventura stated enthusiastically, “Your promotional coming home video was brilliantly done. It has a good message and was very incorporating and inclusive, and highlighted what Daly City was about.”
Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo also commended the video, saying “I shared it with a lot of people that grew up in Daly City and it definitely resonated how much pride a lot of us here in Daly City have for the city.”
Councilmember Mike Guingona, who hosted two TFC shows back in 2006 – “Pinagmulan” and “Citizen Pinoy” – added that it was “really good to see that you’re committed to your work here in Daly City… You’ve been a good representative of what our community can share with the community at large.”
Overall, TFC’s strong presence in the “Gateway to the Peninsula” augurs a whole world of possibilities for partnerships and collaboration with the Daly City government to be able to reach out and truly be of service to the “kapamilya” community in the SF Bay Area. Mayor Sylvester adds that TFC’s return to Daly City is important because “it’s the media and the outreach; information from the Philippines and throughout the world is broadcast not just for Filipinos but for the entire public. That is very, very important.”
De Jesus echoes the same sentiment as she expressed “I can see that we will be working close as there are various possibilities for our company and your city to work hand-in hand to enrich and uplift the lives of our Filipino American community in Daly City.”
As ABS-CBN Board of Directors Chairman Eugenio Lopez III declared, “Daly City is really the first stop for a lot of migrants. And so, I think we can bring our brand of public service with the Daly City government… and I think we can be a significant and constructive member of the Daly City community. We’re happy and excited to be here.”