Ted Failon will heed the call of the victims of Typhoon Sendong for the chance to attend to their hygiene on “Failon Ngayon,” on Saturday (Jan 28).
With their homes washed away and their daily subsistence now their top priority, the survivors of typhoon Sendong barely have had the time to wash and bathe, let alone the resources to perform these tasks.
With this in mind, Ted will be taking the award-winning “Kapamilya, Shower Na!” program to Cagayan de Oro. Through the program, the typhoon victims will be able to bathe in a shower van for ten minutes each. They will also receive free towels, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush and deodorant.
“Kapamilya, Shower Na!” was put together by Ted, Sagip Kapamilya and DZMM during the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. The program proved to be of great help to the victims, especially the 800 typhoon-displaced evacuees at ULTRA.
The program will again be able extend help, this time to the survivors of Sendong, among whom is nine-year old Florence Punay. Florence, who currently resides at the Tent City in Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro, doesn’t get to take a bath in the morning before going to school because the designated shower areas are often occupied.
“Kapamilya, Shower na!” won the coveted Award of the Year for Communication Management and the Award of Excellence in the Special Events category accorded by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines during the 2010 Philippine Quill Awards and another Award of Excellence from the Anvil Awards given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines in 2011.
Find out the story of Florence and the other typhoon victims as Ted takes “Kapamilya, Shower na!” to Cagayan de Oro on “Failon Ngayon,” on Saturday (Jan 28), 4:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN.