Join Bantay Bata 163 in protecting vulnerable children in the Philippines

Did you know that 8 out of 10 Filipino children experience some form of violence in their lifetime? At Bantay Bata 163 (ABS-CBN Foundation International's Child Welfare Advocacy), we work towards changing this alarming statistic and creating a Child Safe Philippines, where children are free from abuse and their mental health is valued.

Since 1997, Bantay Bata 163 has been at the forefront of child protection and welfare in the Philippines through our flagship program. We pioneered the first child helpline in the Philippines, Bantay Bata Helpline 163. We are also a member of Child Helpline International, a global consortium of Child Helplines.

You can play a crucial role in finding a solution to the issue of child welfare in the Philippines.

Our impact on children's communities

Take part in evolving these communities with us

Children were rescued from child abuse
Children received scholarship grants
Children received medical assistance
Families and locals benefitted from outreach programs


Filipino children experience various forms of violence, including physical, psychological, sexual, and online violence. Sadly, 7 in 10 children are unaware of available support services, emphasizing the importance of spreading awareness and educating children.

Violence Against Children
8 out of 10 Filipino children experience some form of violence in their lifetime.
Sexual Abuse of Children
The Philippines ranks number one (1) worldwide in online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC).
Economic Hurdles of Youth Development
Despite economic progress in recent years, Filipino youth continue to face deprivations and vulnerabilities that impede their overall development.
Sustainable Funding
We strive to reach a diverse range of children, including those who may not have access to our helpline services (Helpline 163). However, we rely on grants and donations to support our programs and securing sustainable funding is crucial to maintaining our operations and expanding our reach.

I was a scholar of the ABS-CBN Foundation (Bantay Bata 163) for 6 years, They helped me to be the person I am today, l wouldn't be a registered nurse today if it wasn't because of them.

Thank you so much, ABS-CBN, you made our dreams come true.

Jose Boy Feliciano | Bantay Bata 163 Beneficiary
Jose Boy Feliciano
Bantay Bata 163 Beneficiary