TFC to hold telethon Fundraiser in US and Canada on Nov.13-14

/ 10:22 AM November 14, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, California—A live telethon will be held by ABS-CBN International’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) and ABS-CBN Foundation International in the US and Canada to raise funds for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”).


“Magkasama Tayo sa Kuwento ng Pagbangon – a Sagip Kapamilya Telethon LIVE ON TFC” will start at 3:40 p.m. Pacific time (6:40 p.m. Eastern) from its Redwood City, California, headquarters on Nov. 13 and 14. Viewers may call 1-877-992-2429.

All digital subscribers can watch the telethon and special news coverage on Yolanda on TFC at no additional cost until Nov.15. International Media Distribution (IMD), which distributes TFC, announced the list of the participating cable operators:


* Astound Broadband

* AT&T U-verse * Bright House Networks

* Comcast’s Xfinity TV (TFC is not available in all markets)

* Cox Communications (TFC is not available in all markets)

* Frontier Communications

* Hawaiian Telcom



* Time Warner Cable (TFC is not available in all markets)

* Verizon FiOS TV

* Wave Broadband

In Canada, the following carriage partners of TFC have also agreed to open their signal to non-TFC subscribers at no additional cost till Nov. 17:

* Shaw Cable (Channel 509) – for Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia

* Bell Fibe (Channel 859) – for Ontario

* Telus Optik TV (Channel 513) – for Alberta and British Columbia

The full telethon will be available for viewing via livestream for FREE on TFC.tv. Just go to the Homepage.

This telethon will raise funds for ABS-CBN Foundation International’s Sagip Kapamilya for Haiyan (Yolanda)  victims. Visit www.abscbnfoundation.org http://www.abscbnfoundation.org/) for more information on how to help and donate.


IMD also announced that the following partners are offering free phone calls to the Philippines:

Beginning immediately, Hawaiian Telcom is offering all of its residential home phone customers free phone calls to the Philippines through Nov. 30. For customers with Hawaiian Telcom Long Distance service, calls placed to the Philippines going back to November 8,  will not be charged.  Customers who do not have Hawaiian Telcom as their international long distance provider may call 643-0929 to designate Hawaiian Telcom, at no cost, then begin free calling to the Philippines.  Customers should go to hawaiiantel.com/Philippines for the terms and restrictions applicable to this program.

Comcast is also allowing free calls to the Philippines to land lines and mobile phones from November 8-22. They’ll credit customers who have already placed calls starting November 8.

Verizon FiOS is also offering free phone calls to the Philippines today through December 7th.

In Canada, Telus has also agreed to provide home phone owners free long distance calls to the Philippines from November 8 – 14, 2013.


TFC’s on-air event calendar and online community event hub, Barangay Billboard, announced it will help promote all efforts by non-profit organizations, churches, schools and business corporations in the community to raise funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Organizers may send their events to [email protected] The website is tfc-usa.com/barangaybillboard

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