Over 300 stars glitter for a cause

KZ Tandingan, YengConstantino and Janine Berdin belt out a divaworthy performance.

Campaign dedicated to Bantay Bata’s Children’s Village launched at ABS-CBN Ball

The highly anticipated ABS-CBN Ball took a very meaningful turn on Saturday night as more than 300 stars from Kapamilya Network gathered to witness the launch of a campaign to rebuild a bigger and better BantayBatan 163 Children’s Village.

Held at The Makati Shangri-La on September 29, the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball (formerly called the Star Magic Ball after the network’s talent management arm) gave comedian Vice Ganda the task to introduce the advocacy dedicated to the Children’s Village in Norzagaray, Bulacan, which aims to provide immediate care and holistic healing for abused, exploited and neglected children. Ultimately, the project’s goal is to help these youths build a better future through physical and psychological means in a structured, therapeutic family-like environment.

The celebration of friendship and togetherness was also made more exciting by the giving out of glam awards, including the Oppo Couple of the Night which went to “Exes Baggage” stars Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban.

Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales named as ‘Best Dressed of the Night.’
John Arcilla, Jona and Martin Rivera collaborate on one of the night’s best numbers.
Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto award Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino (not in photo) as ‘Couple of the Night.’
Program hosts Catriona Gray and Boy Abunda.
Vice Ganda introduces ABS-CBN Ball’s advocacy for Bantay Bata 163.

Jericho Rosales and Erich Gonzales, meanwhile, proved to be the fashion stand-outs as they took home the Metro Best Dressed Male and Metro Best Dressed Female awards, respectively.

The ball also saw MaymayEntrata winning the Belo Beautiful Star of the Night, while ChiennaFilomeno was named The Bar Next Generation Star.

Daniel Padilla and Gary Valenciano kicked off the celebration by singing “Girl From Ipanema/Love,” while IñigoPascual and Billy Crawford hyped up the crowd with “Girls Like You.”

KZ Tandingan, Janine Berdin, and YengConstantino delivered show-stopping renditions of Aretha Franklin’s hits, while Martin Nievera, Jona, and John Arcilla performed a powerful medley of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “You Raise Me Up.”

The ABS-CBN Ball was hosted by Boy Abunda and graced by the network’s biggest stars, such as Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, Angel Locsin, Coco Martin, Anne Curtis, Sarah Geronimo, Kim Chiu, Erich Gonzales, Bea Alonzo, Jodi Sta. Maria, Maja Salvador Jericho Rosales, Angelica Panganiban and PioloPascual, as well as the country’s biggest love teams including Nadine Lustre and James Reid, MaymayEntrata and Edward Barber, Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan, Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

Beauty queens Catriona Gray, Pia Wurtzbach, Kylie Verzosa, Nicole Cordoves and Ariella Arida were also in attendance at the event.

From the executive offices came ABS-CBN Chairman Emeritus Gabby Lopez, Chairman Mark Lopez, President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio, COO for broadcast Cory Vidanes, Star Magic head Mariole Alberto and Chairman Emeritus Johnny Manahan, and Freddie Garcia.

This Saturday, The Manila Times Look Book will run its fashion feature on one of the most anticipated nights in Phili­ppine show business.

BY THE MANILA TIMES

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