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ASOP, KNC Show at hosts, pinarangalan sa 29th PMPC Star Awards for TV

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Si ASOP host Richard Reynoso sa pagtanggap ng parangal na Star Awards Best Talent Search Program. (ROVIC BALUNSAY / Photoville International)

Si ASOP host Richard Reynoso sa pagtanggap ng parangal na Star Awards Best Talent Search Program. (ROVIC BALUNSAY / Photoville International)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Tumanggap ng 3 parangal ang UNTV sa pamamagitan ng A Song of Praise o ASOP Music Festival at KNC Show sa ika-29 taon ng Star Awards for TV ng Philippine Movie Press Club o PMPC sa Kia Theater, Araneta Center, Cubao.

Nanalo bilang Best Talent Search Program ang kaisa-isang praise songwriting competition sa telebisyon, ang ASOP.

Tinanggap ng host ng ASOP na si Richard Reynoso ang parangal para sa programa.

Pahayag ni Reynoso, “Nung inisip po ito ni Kuya Daniel at Brother Eli ung pagpapa TV, paglalagay sa TV ng A Song of Praise Music Festival hindi naman po namin inisip ang recognition na ito. Ang habol lang po namin, is every week, makapagbigay po tayo, maipakita po natin ang galing ng Filipino, sa pamamagitan po ng paggagawa ng original Filipino praise music at lumawak pa po yan.”

Pinarangalan naman bilang Best Children Show ang Kids N Coddlers o KNC Show at Best Children Show Host ang mga host na sina Eric Cabobos, Bency Vallo, Moonlight Alarcon, Cid Capulong, Cedie Isip, Kim Enriquez, Tim Argallon, Angelica Tejana, Leanne Manalanzan at Kyla Manalang.

Sama sama namang umakyat ng entablado para tanggapin ang award ng KNC Show sina Eric Cabobos, Bency Vallo, Cid Capulong, Cedie Isip, Kim Enriquez, Leanne Manalanzan kasama ang associate producer na si Blancka Santiago.

Sama sama namang umakyat ng entablado para tanggapin ang award ng KNC Show sina Eric Cabobos, Bency Vallo, Cid Capulong, Cedie Isip, Kim Enriquez, Leanne Manalanzan kasama ang associate producer na si Blancka Santiago.

Ani Cid Capulong, “Super saya po, siyempre po, Salamat sa Dios, na di naman po namin makukuha ang award na ito kong di po dahil sa Kanya, pag di Niya po kami tinulungan.”

Sabi naman ni Cedie Isip, “Salamat po sa Dios at nakakuha po kami ng award, dito sa PMPC Award, pagbubutihan pa po namin ang pagtatrabaho po namin.”

Para naman kay Bency Vallo, “Salamat po sa Dios dahil binigyan po kami ng pagkakataon na mabigyan po kami ng award na kagaya po nito.”

Sambitla naman ni Eric Cabobos, “Salamat sa Dios nangyari ito. Gaya ng tinuturo sa atin ni Kuya Daniel, di naman mangyayari ang ganitong mga bagay kong di Niya ipinahintulot, kaya ipinagpapasalamat natin itong munting regalo na ibigay Niya sa atin.” (ADJES CARREON / UNTV News)

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‘A Song of Praise’ caps off 7th season of original Filipino praise music with 12 masterpieces

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018

 

A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7 grand winner John Paul Salazar and BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon

Enrich the spirit… inspired by music!

The first and only worship songwriting tilt on Philippine television, A Song of Praise Music Festival (ASOP), capped off its seventh Grand Finals Night at the country’s premier performing arts venue, New Frontier Theater, Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City on November 11.

Twelve masterpieces written by aspiring songwriters took center stage echoing uplifting heavenly music right into the hearts of the crowd.

Upcoming OPM trio Bradz as they perform live John Paul Salazar’s “Tugtog” at A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7 Grand Finals Night

The gospel fest named visually-impaired songwriter John Paul Salazar’s original composition entitled “Tugtog” as the song of the year with P500,000 cash prize tax-free. Upcoming OPM trio Bradz made the audience sway and dance to the upbeat melody of the song.

Salazar penned his original composition despite suffering from blurry vision due to stage 3 glaucoma, he turned to music as it helps him heal in a passionately life-changing way.

Songwriting has become his hobby since his condition compels him to stay at home for most of the time. Though troubled at times by his condition as he has difficulty seeing what he writes down, he still spends time composing songs, memorizing them word for word.

 

“Tugtog” songwriter John Paul Salazar together with his interpreters, pop trio Bradz

 

“The song ‘Tugtog’ for me denotes a human heartbeat. One artist I heard said, ‘Music is a part of our lives, and our hearts always plays music.’ I made the song out of that idea and turned it into a song of praise to the Lord. Every time I sing for the Lord, my heart is in sync with the music!” said Salazar.

Twenty-four-year-old songwriter Edward Salde’s “Isang Milyong Pasasalamat” secured the first place.

ASOP Year 4 Best Interpreter awardee Leah Patricio returned to ASOP stage to render a powerful performance of Salde’s composition. Salde received Php 300,000 for his winning  entry.

Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Emmanuel Lipio’s hope-filled, soul-soothing gospel hymn “God Is With Us” took home Php 150,000 for the 2nd runner-up award.

With his 90s-sounding worship hymn “Di Na ‘Ko Aawit, Rommel Gojo bagged the Php 100,000 for winning third runner-up. Non-winning entries each received Php 20,000.

“God Is With Us” interpreter Cello Nuñez has been named as this year’s Best Interpreter. Nuñez was awarded with Php 50,000 cash prize.

“I feel that singing a praise song is more profound because you can relate to it in everyday life. Also, the lyrics are more meaningful. “God is with us” is my favorite line because it is true,” said Nuñez.

People’s Choice Award was given to LJ Manzano’s original, “Banal Mong Salita”, which was interpreted by R&B Charmer Mark Michael Garcia. Manzano received Php 50,000 prize.

Apart from the major awards, the gospel fest launched a new special award with a P200,000 cash, “Bro. Eli Soriano’s Choice” which was given to “Hiling”, a self-penned gospel track by visually-impaired composer Jeffrey Lim. The song was interpreted by OPM rock outfit Plethora.

The celebration’s official hashtag #ASOP7Finals also made noise online making it to the local Twitter trends list, peaking at the 6th spot.

Wish 1075’s Wishfuls performs ASOP medley at A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7 Grand Finals Night

Wish 1075’s Wishfuls also graced the gospel fest and took the audience down memory lane as they performed a medley of ASOP originals.

The jury panel for A Song of Praise Music Festival Grand Finals Night Year 7

This year’s roster of judges includes Doktor Musico Mon Del Rosario, record producer Pat Castillo, OPM hitmaker Rannie Raymundo, ASOP Year 2 grand winner songwriter Boy Christopher Ramos, award-winning director Jose Javier Reyes and Philippine opera diva Fides Cayugan-Asensio.

BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon at A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7 Grand Finals Night

BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon delivered his inspirational remarks for the celebration, thanking the songwriters and interpreters for sharing their talent to glorify the Almighty.

Members Church of God International (MCGI) Overall Servant Bro. Eliseo Soriano as he delivers his inspiring message at A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7 Grand Finals Night

ASOP TV originator and primary supporter Members Church of God International (MCGI) Bro. Eliseo Soriano read verses from the Scriptures, citing that singing praises to God is a commandment in the New Testament as it is written in James 5:13. He also expressed thanks to the program hosts Mr. Richard Reynoso and Ms. Toni Rose Gayda for the seven years of taking part in the pursuit of inspiring people back to God through gospel music.

Yet again, ASOP expressed gratitude to God for another amazing year and also thanked supporters for the overwhelming support. ASOP vows to continues to inspire talents and celebrate original Filipino praise music to glorify the Maestro of music. — Yssa Jalmasco

 

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Visually impaired composer bags finals spot at ASOP songwriting contest

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2018

Aspiring songwriter John Paul Salazar speaks at the September second weekly elimination in A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7 | PVI/Jayjay Galamay

A Song of Praise Music Festival on Sunday (September 30) named John Paul Salazar as the 11th grand finalist for this year’s grand finale.

His victory proves that passion knows no bounds as the 24-year old musician from Valenzuela suffers from blurry vision due to stage 3 glaucoma.

Salazar’s original worship hymn entitled “Tugtog”, bested Lucky Sorreda’s “Sa ‘Yo Ako’y Panatag” and Arthur John Estrada’s “Sa’Yo Lamang Panginoon”.

 

OPM trio Bradz as they interpret John Paul Salazar’s originally-penned gospel track “Tugtog” in A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7| PVI/Jayjay Galamay

The smooth vocal harmonies of  OPM trio Bradz, complemented out “Tugtog’s” contemporary sound and rich imagery that won the hearts of judges.

Songwriting has become Salazar’s hobby since his condition compels him to stay he stay home most of the time. Though troubled by his condition as he has difficulty seeing what he writes down, he still spends time composing songs, memorizing them word for word.

“Nai-in love ako sa mga nangyayari lalo na habang tinutugtog yung gawa kong kanta; natutuwa ako. Napakalaking bagay para sakin ito kasi maitatago ko ito habang buhay at puwede ko ‘tong balikan kung sakaling lumuluma na siya,” said Salazar. — Yssa Jalmasco

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ASOP: Passion takes graphic designer into music writing

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018

 

(L-R) Wishcovery Wishful Vien King and composer Arthur John Estrada during the third September weekly elimination at A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7

A 21-year old graphic designer’s passion for music has guided him toward joining A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7— the only praise songwriting festival on Philippine television.

Arthur John Estrada’s original worship hymn, “Sa ‘Yo Lamang, Panginoon” has triumphed over the gospel collaboration of Trevis Marquez and Leo Calma’s “Mahal Kita Dahil Sa Kaniya” and Jonald Tolentino’s song entry “Pangarap” in the third September weekly elimination of the music festival.

The winning Song of the Week was interpreted by Wishcovery Wishful Vien King.

Interpreter Vien King as he delivers a heartfelt rendition of Arthur John Estrada’s original worship hymn “Sa’Yo Lamang, Panginoon”

With its well-written lyrics, calming and soothing melody, the song expresses one’s praise and glory for the Lord for His loving kindness.

“When I write praise songs, there is this feeling that breaks through your heart. Through that song, I am able to release that feeling… there is joy and fulfillment in my heart. That is what I gain from writing praise songs,” Estrada said when asked about his thoughts on songwriting.

At the elimination round, his composition received positive comments from the board of judges.

Grateful and humbled, the aspiring composer said he gives his success back to the Lord through his songs.

 

(L-R) On ASOP stage: Mr. Richard Reynoso, interpreter Vien King, composer Arthur John Estrada, and Ms. Toni Rose Gayda

As ASOP continues its search for the 11th song entry for the grand finale, the composer is set to compete for the monthly finals on September 30. —Yssa Jalmasco

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