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ASOP 2012 commemorative album, tinanghal na “Inspirational Album of the Year” sa 5th PMPC Star Awards for Music
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Ang A Song of Praise Music Festival 2012 commemorative album na itinanghal ng Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Music bilang Inspirational Album of the Year. (RAYMOND BALA LACSA / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines – Ginawaran bilang “Inspirational Album of the Year” ng Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Music ang ASOP 2012 commemorative album.
Ito ang kauna-unahang pagkakataon na naglagay ang naturang award giving body ng ganitong kategorya.
Tinanggap naman ang naturang parangal ng host ng ASOP na si Richard Reynoso.
“This would serve as an inspiration para dun sa ating mga adhikain na pagpapalaganap ng Original Pilipino Praise Music o OPPM ‘ika nga. Dahil si Kuya Daniel ang nakapag-isip at nakapag conceptualized ng A Song of Praise Music Festival, thus nagkaroon tayo ng CD at yan naman ay itinulak o ipinush ni Brother Eli Soriano, maraming maraming salamat po,” masayang pahayag ni Richard. (Adjes Carreon / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines — Superstar Nora Aunor and star for all seasons Vilma Santos have dominated Philippine cinema for 50 years.
At the celebration of the 33rd Star Awards on Sunday night, the two film icons received the “Ginintuang Bituin Ng Pelikulang Pilipino” recognition.
The two veteran actresses shared their secrets to longevity in the industry.
“Di siguro ako tatagal ng ganitong 50 years kaya lahat ‘yun ay pinagpapapasalamat ko, tulad ng sinabi ko, sa Dios at pangalawa po ng mga fans (I wouldn’t have lasted 50 years and I owe it all to God, and secondly to the fans.) ,” said Aunor.
Santos on the other hand advised, “Seryoso ka sa trabaho, dedication, walang tigil na pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga taong tumutulong sa ‘yo noon magpahanggang ngayon (You should be serious about your work, continue to be grateful to all the people who helped you in the past and until now).”
Aside from the said award the two also received the Philippine Cinema Icons of the Year Award for the movies “Kabisera” and “Everything About Her.”
Aunor and Santos do not disregard the possibility of working on a movie together.
“Kung mayroong magandang proyekto na parang “T-Bird at Ako” na naayon o tumutugma sa amin, sa aming dalawa ay bakit hindi? (If there is a good project similar to “T-Bird and I” that is perfect for us, why not?) ” said Aunor.
“Ang hinihiling ko lang sa ngayon ay ‘yung makagawa pa ng mga pelikula na de kalidad nang sa ganon ay maipakita pa rin sa mga kabataan natin na dapat tangkilikin nila ang mga pelikula na sariling atin lalo na kung kinapupulutan ng aral, (All I wish for now is to be able to make quality films in order to show today’s youth that they should patronize our homegrown films especially for the lessons they can learn from them.)” she added. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
MANILA — Hailed as Song of the Month (April) is the composition of an Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artist and A Song of Praise Year 5 interpreter Carlo David.
David’s masterpiece, “Dahil Sa Iyo” , (Because of You) edged the songs “Dahil Mayrong Ikaw” (Because There Was You) of Mart Ilagan from Lucena City and “Pag-ibig Mo Na Walang Hanggan” (Your Everlasting Love) of Nataniel Cabañero from Ireland.
According to Carlo, “Dahil Sa Iyo” is based on his own life story.
“I went to the stage na kinukuwestyon ko. Marami akong doubts. Tapos nung nalinawan ako, Siya pala yung dahilan ng lahat. Ba’t pa ko nagtatanong? Ba’t pa ko nagda-doubt?” he said.
(I went to the stage with questions and doubts. Then I was enlightened. I realized that God is the reason for everything. So why should I continue to question and doubt?)
The winning composer added that he was too nervous because the songs in the monthly finals were all good.
“From the start, naman hindi ako nage-expect pero lalo na when I heard the second and the third songs. Sabi ko, sobrang ganda ng kanta… tapos yung birit pa sa huli. Talagang nalalaglag talaga ako sa upuan. Pero ayun, I guess may purpose ito. Itong pagkapanalo na ‘to. Sana may maabot yung kanta. Maraming taong ma-inspire…”
(From the start, I really didn’t expect to win, moreso when I heard the second and the third songs. I told myself, those songs are so beautiful… then there was vocal belting in the last part. I was on the edge of my seat. But I guess this has a purpose, my winning the Song of the Month ( grand finalist). I hope this song will reach far and inspire many people.)
Meanwhile, according to the winning song interpreter, Kevin Yadao, Carlo David’s meticulousness enabled him to give justice to the song and deliver a moving performance.
“Well, unang-una may pressure, pero mas maganda kasi mas hands on na siya (Well, first of all, there is pressure. But that’s good because he is hands on) ,” said Yadao.
According to the ASOP judges, the winning song, “Dahil Sa Iyo” was really deserving.
Panel judge, Jackie Lou Blanco said, “This is the first time na ganitong tempo yung narinig ko. It’s very now, it’s very chill.”
(This the first time I’m hearing this kind of tempo. It’s very now, it’s very chill.)
Her co-judge Moi Ortiz of The Company said, “Intro pa lang, sabi ko, ‘ Iba ‘to kasi yung chord changes iba eh'(From the intro alone, I said to myself, ‘This song is different; the chord changes are different).”
Resident judge, Doc Mon del Rosario commended, “I did see na maganda din ang pagkakaposition ng title line, ‘Dahil sa Iyo.’ Inilagay siya sa very strong position ng chorus, first at last line.”
(I did see also that the positioning of the title line “Dahil Sa Iyo” was placed at a very strong position of the chorus’ first and last lines.)
A Song of Praise Music Festival can be watched every Sunday at 7 PM.
Archives of the past episodes are on its official website www.ASOPTV.com — Mon Jocson |UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017
CALOOCAN CITY, Philippines — Praise song entry “Dahil Sa’Yo” of OPM artist and composer Carlo David was hailed as the 1st song of the week this April on A Song of Praise Music Festival (ASOP).
Carlo is the son of award-winning US-based Filipino jazz drummer and singer Mon David.
Coincidentally, he was one of the interpreters at the last ASOP Grand Finals. But this time Carlo wants to be in the finals as a finalist composer. This is why he is determined to win the monthly elimination round.
“Overjoyed. Maraming maraming salamat. Maraming salamat po sa ASOP. (I am overjoyed. Thank you very much, thank you ASOP). I’m looking forward to the next episode, I have to battle again and improve the song.”
Carlo has chosen Kevin Yadao as the interpreter for his composition.
Kevin Yadao said, “Nagulat din ako, eh. Natuwa ako kasi he trusted me with the song and dun sa medyo last parts binigyan na ‘ko ng freedom para mag-adlib (I am also surprised. I am happy that he trusted me with the song and at the last parts, Carlo gave me freedom to do adlibs).”
Yadao also commended the contest, “Sobrang amazing ng ginagawa ng ASOP kasi ‘yun naniniwala ako na there’s a festival na buhay ang music natin. Tapos unique siya kasi it’s about praise, about sa ating Lord ang nabibigay ‘yung message naman (A Song of Praise Music Festival did an amazing job because I believe that there’s a festival that our music is alive. Then, it’s so unique that it’s about praising the Lord and the music is really delivered.) .”
ASOP judges were all praises for Carlo David’s song.
Judge Trina Belamide said, “One of the things, I like most about this song was overall ‘yung music flavor niya… eto, iba ‘yung tunog niya, iba ‘yung chord progressions (One of the things, I like most about this song was its overall flavor. The sound is different as well as the chord progressions.) .”
Judge Mon Del Rosario said, “Honestly, nagulat ako… hindi ko akalain na ‘yung level ng song writing ni Carlo ay ganito na (Honestly, I was surprised. I didn’t know that Carlo’s song writing level has reached this far).”
Carlo’s composition had an edge with the songs “Ready and Free” of Romnick Salvador and Carlito Carrascal’s “Where I Belong.” — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
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