Awiting “Tanging Daan”, itinanghal na unang ASOP Song of the Week sa buwan ng Hulyo

admin   •   July 8, 2013   •   2997

Ang interpreter na si Shanne Velasco (right) kasama ang lyricist na si Erlinda Nabia para sa nanalong song of the week na "Tanging Daan"   sa A Song of Praise Music Festival nitong Linggo, July 07, 2013. (PRINCE MAVERICK MEDINA MARQUEZ / Photoville International)

Ang interpreter na si Shanne Velasco (right) kasama ang lyricist na si Erlinda Nabia para sa nanalong song of the week na “Tanging Daan” sa A Song of Praise Music Festival nitong Linggo, July 07, 2013. (PRINCE MAVERICK MEDINA MARQUEZ / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — Naibigay ang titulong song of the week sa papuring awit na “Tanging Daan” sa unang linggo ng Hulyo sa A Song of Praise o ASOP Music Festival.

Komposisyon ito ng mag-inang Erlinda at Meldin Nabia na kamag-anak naman ng isa sa grand finalist noong unang taon ng ASOP na si Marlon Nabia.

Binigyang buhay ito ng baguhang mang-aawit na si Shanne Velasco.

Aminado ang lyricist nitong si Erlinda Nabia na nakahinga lamang siya ng maluwag matapos ang komento ng regular judge na si Mon del Rosario.

“Talaga pong sa mga composer malaking bagay po ‘yung mga comments niya. Negative man, positive man,” ani Ginang Nabia

Pahayag naman ng artist na si Shane Velasco,“Ngayon pinalad na po ‘ko dahil kay Mommy Erlinda.  Ang ganda ganda po talaga nung song.”

Nadaig nito sa panlasa ng mga huradong sina Beverly Salviejo, Darius Razon at Mon del Rosario ang mga awiting “Pray, Trust, Believe” ni Ronnie Pancho sa interpretasyon ni Jek Manuel at “Grateful” ni Edwin Diaz at Aaron Esquillon sa rendisyon naman ni Jason Fernandez. (ADJES CARREON, UNTV News)

(Left to Right) ASOP Judges Mon del Rosario, Beverly Salviejo, at Darius Razon. (FREDERICK ALVIOR / Photoville International)

(Left to Right) ASOP Judges Mon del Rosario, Beverly Salviejo, at Darius Razon. (FREDERICK ALVIOR / Photoville International)

Compositions and overall-production amaze first-time ASOP judges, performers

admin   •   November 16, 2017

From left to right – Mr. Homer Flores (not in photo), Ms. Carla Martinez, Mr. Dingdong Avanzado, Dr. Mon del Rosario, Atty. Marivic Benedicto and The Company’s Mr. Moy Ortiz make up this year’s ASOP 6 Grand Finals’ judges. The difficult task of selecting this year’s best praise song is left in their capable hands. (Charlie Miñon / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — Five new judges scrutinized the 12 song entries at the grand finals of the A Song of Praise (ASOP) Year 6.

According to Atty. Marivic Benedicto, the president of the Phil. Association of the Record Industry Incorporated (PARI), she did not expect such a singing competition that gives praise to God. She noted that ASOP is a competition that is truly world class.

Everything is beautiful. I was impressed because the songs composed were all beautiful. And the production was so good. Everybody was so organized. The orchestra is great and this is a topnotch production and I am really impressed by what you’ve done. Congratulations to everyone,” said Benedicto.

Musical director and composer Homer Flores said he considers ASOP as one of a kind because of the messages its song entries carry.

I read the lyrics and these all good. It’s like my problems are all gone. The feeling that the songs are different,” said the musical director.

With enchanting voices and graceful choreography, ASOP Year 6 interpreters with bubbly hosts Mr. Richard Reynoso and Ms. Toni Rose Gayda, perform ASOP’s theme song for the past 6 years titled “Enrich the Spirit”. (Marjhon Obsioma / Photoville International)

WATCH: “Dahil Sa’Yo” hailed as ASOP’s Song of the Year

Also among the judges were Moi Ortiz, record producer and member of the music group, The Company; actress and singer Carla Martinez, and TV host, composer and multi-platinum recording artist Dingdong Avanzado.

Although nervous, the guest performers and interpreters of the previous ASOP Music Festival were all proud to be able to sing again for God’s glory.

“I feel so blessed at the same time I feel so honored to perform again at ASOP Music Festival. It’s always a privilege for me to sing,” said Bugoy Drilon, a guest performer.

“The feeling here is different because of most of the time in our work, we always please other people to make the show successful. But this different, because we are doing this to glorify God,” said Jason Fernandez.

Setting the mood for tonight’s event to one that’s colorful and memorable, ASOP 6 interpreters exhibit their dancing talents while performing the lively opening number. (Webster Moldez / Photoville International)

WATCH: Thousands of ASOP fans attend the grand finals night 

The nervousness is still there. The emotions I have before are still here. The joy, the excitement on stage. I am so thankful because they continue to patronize this song,” said Mela.

“My heart is full of joy because this night is full of praises for God,” said Leah Patricio.

Kuya Daniel Razon has once again implied the importance of singing praises to God.

 “We have songs for the country, for our loved ones. But we do not give focus on dedicating songs to God. That’s why it’s to him that we should dedicate more songs because he has been the source of our voices,” said Kuya Daniel Razon. — Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

A special treat for Wish FM,’s avid listeners on Independence Day

UNTV News   •   June 13, 2017


MANILA — Wishdependence Day is Wish FM’s way of celebrating the Philippine Independence Day as a treat to its avid listeners.


The event was held at the world-class theme park, Enchanted Kingdom. Participants were wishers who had previously joined the contest and have received free invitation.

They were divided into 10 groups and were given tasks and missions as part of the game.

The winning teams received cash prizes and souvenirs from Wish FM.

“Mixed emotions, you will experience it all, so happy today,” Wishdependence Day participant John Kenneth Ordañez said.

“I’m thankful. Actually I have been here but I’m thankful for the experience and also I met new friends, I’m so happy, thank you,” Wishdependence Day participant Abby Navaja said.

“The space shuttle felt like my stomach was being pulled. Its extreme but I enjoyed it,” Wishdependence Day participant Michael Mabunga said.

After the activities, a concert followed performed by various OPM (original Pilipino music) artists.

The guest list included Sam Mangubat, Jason Fernandez, Mela, Leah Particio, Jireh Lim, Froilan Canlas and the Juans. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News and Rescue

 Carlo David’s “Dahil sa Iyo”, is 1st weekly winner of A Song of Praise Music Festival for April

UNTV News   •   April 6, 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.”

WATCH: Kevin Yadao performs “Dahil Sa Iyo” by Carlo David

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


Anthony Rosaldo sings “Where I Belong” by Carlito Carrascal

Maki Ricafort interprets “Ready And Free” by Romnick Salvador



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