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Blood donors braved the cold weather to join Japan Red Cross Society in a blood donation drive by UNTV, MCGI

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

 

In a report by the Japanese Red Cross Society, the number of blood donors in Japan decreases yearly especially among those who are native Japanese.

According to Takehara Takimi, head of Red Cross Society in Japan, the number of blood donors drops by 100,000 every year. From the previous 4 million 900, 000 in 2016, the number decreased to 4 million 800,000 only this 2017.

This is why they are hoping for more help from foreign blood donors.

Every year, people who donate blood are decreasing at the rate of 100,000 in a year. Due to the low birth rate of Japan, it seems to be difficult to have blood donation from Japanese. Meanwhile, we are having blood donation from embassy, groups and non-Japanese,” said Mr. Takimi.

With the help of the volunteers of UNTV and Members Church of God International (MCGI), the groups were able to conduct a massive blood donation drive in Tokyo. They were able to collect 46 blood bags for patients.

“It’s my first time to donate blood. It feels good to help those in need. Those who need blood. Thank you so much, God,” said Baby Iijima, an OFW.

“This is my third time to donate blood in Japan. Donating blood is good for our health. It cleanses our body and at the same time, it can help save the lives of others,” said Andro Paor.

“I came to donate my blood today to be of service to someone,” said Katsunori Tanaka, a Japanese national.

Japanese Red Cross Society is hoping to conduct more blood donation drive so that more people, especially Japanese, would be encouraged join such an activity.

“We are grateful to everyone for coming despite this season which is hard to gather due to cold and sickness. Even it’s crowded on the bus, it is very helpful that there are many people who came today. We are hoping that your cooperation will continue for a long time,” said Mr. Takimi. — PAULINE OMPICO / UNTV News & Rescue

RELATED: MCGI receives again the highest recognition from Philippine Blood Center  

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AFP receives P6M financial assistance from Songs for Heroes 3 concert

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — After the successful Songs for Heroes 3 concert last 0ctober 31, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has received the six-million-peso financial assistance from the proceeds of the event.

This is for the families of soldiers who were killed and wounded in the fight in Marawi City.

Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon personally handed over the check to AFP officials led by Chief of Staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

AFP, meanwhile, thanked UNTV for the help that boosts their fighting spirit.

“Ito ay malaki ang maitutulong. Hindi lang para sa pag-recover nila from their injuries, and of course, to assuage iyong mga feelings ng ating mga widows, iyong mga naiwan nila, especially sa mga killed-in-action soldiers natin. Ito’y talagang makakapagpaangat ng kanilang mga morale ng ating mga sundalo knowing na may mga grupo na katulad ng grupo ng UNTV na sumusuporta sa kanila sa kanilang mga challenges at mga hamon na hinaharap sa pangaraw-araw nilang gawain,” said the official.

(This is a big help not only in recovering from their injuries and of course to assuage the apprehensions of our widows and all those they left especially the killed-in-action soldiers. This will boost our soldiers’ morale knowing that there are groups like UNTV that support them as they face everyday challenges.)

Kuya Daniel, meanwhile, assures UNTV’s continuous help and support to the AFP.

“Nasa Songs for Heroes 3 na po kami. We intend to continue with that even with or without any Marawi incidents. Thank you for allowing us also to be part po kasi it’s our honor also and our pleasure na one way or the other, kung ano iyong ma-share man lang namin when we face our Creator, we can say that at least we tried also our best to reach out to help,” said Kuya Daniel Razon.

(We are now on Songs for Heroes 3. We intend to continue with that even with or without any Marawi incidents. Thank you for allowing us also to be a part. Because it’s our honor also and our pleasure that one way or the other, we can share whatever we can so when we face our creator, we can say that at least we tried also our best to reach out to help.)

The P6-million financial assistance is apart from the P8.3-million donated by Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International (MCGI) to the families of soldiers and policemen who fought in the war in Marawi.

Last week, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has also received the two million peso assistance from the proceeds of the benefit concert. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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Philippine Blood Center gives the highest accord to MCGI

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

That’s why the Philippine Blood Center (PBC) believes volunteer blood donors can be considered heroes.

To recognize these heroes, PBC holds Dugong Bayani Awards yearly.

This 2017, Members Church of God International (MCGI) received once again the Jose Rizal Award.

This is the highest award PBC gives to organizations and agencies that donate more than 2,000 blood units.

Since October last year, MCGI recorded the most number of donated blood units with a total of 6,264.

“Ipinagpapasalamat natin ng maraming marami sa Panginoong Dios dahil sa loob po ng anim na taong sunod-sunod ay sa awa at tulong ng Panginoon ay nakukuha po ng Members Church of God International ang pinakamataas na gawad pagkilala para sa mga nagdodonate ng dugo sa Philippine Blood Center,” said MCGI Representative Danny Navales.

(We thank God because for six consecutive years, with God’s help and mercy, Members Church of God International has been receiving the highest recognition for blood donors to Philippine Blood Center.)

“Kaya ito po ay ating malaking kaligayahan sapagkat alam nating nagbubunga iyong pagpapagal ng ating mga mangangaral, si Bro. Eli Soriano at si Kuya Daniel Razon na hikayatin ang bawat kapatid sa pagsasama-sama na magkaroon ng diwa ng pagabot o pagmamahal sa kapwa tao sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng dugo na napakahalaga lalo na sa ating panahon,” he added.

(That’s why this gives us great joy because we know that the efforts of our preachers, Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon, to encourage every brother in the organization to have a sense of service and love for fellowmen through the donation of blood which is very important especially in our time.)

These blood units are from MCGI blood donors in Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal and some parts of Bulacan, Pampanga and Laguna.

These are apart from the blood donations from different parts of the country.

The Philippine Blood Center, meanwhile, thanked the organization for its tireless support.

“Halos noong nagsimula kami, kasama na namin sila sa aming journey towards 100% voluntary blood donation. Ito ang pinakaessence ng ating programa na gusto natin na lahat ng dugo na isasalin sa ating mga pasyente ay galing sa volunteer donors. At ang tingin ko, nakuha na natin ito, na-attain na natin at napakalaking tulong ng inyong organization,” said PBC head Dr. Andres Bonifacio.

(When we were starting, they were already with us on our journey towards 100% voluntary blood donation. This is the very essence of our program — we want all the blood to be transfused to our patients to be from volunteer donors. And as I see it, we already achieved it, we attained it and your organization is a big help.)

MCGI has already received awards from different blood centers and organizations because of its regular blood drives not only in the Philippines but also around the world.

MCGI is the primary partner of UNTV in all its public services. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue 

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Dr. Daniel Razon hailed as Most Outstanding Global Newscaster of the year

by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Gawad Amerika Awards gave recognition to Kuya Daniel Razon not just because of his great skills in broadcasting, but also for his contribution to the entire broadcast industry not just in the Philippines but also abroad.

According to Charles Simbulan, the founding president of the prestigious award-giving body, Kuya Daniel’s ability and knowledge as a global newscaster is one of a kind.

“UNTV has the reputation, it is very solid, it is very fair, it is right to be an awardee of this event,” said Simbulan.

“Humble person, nice person, intelligent, he knows what he is doing, and it is right for him to be recognized not only here but globally,” he added.

Gawad Amerika Vice President, Alfredo Yumul, meanwhile, said it’s high time to award Kuya Daniel for his good works.

“When I was still in the Philippines, he was still the newscaster of UNTV. It just happened that I was still in the Philippines that time,” said the vice president.

The Gawad Amerika is a civic organization composed of Filipino Americans.

The award-giving body recognizes the Filipino groups and individuals with a unique contribution to various fields.

It was in 2006 and 2011 when the Gawad Amerika awards declared as the most informative religious program the Ang Dating Daan hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).

In 2015, UNTV was recognized as the best internet and cable channel while Why News anchor William Thio was recognized as the most promising male news personality of the year.

And just like what Kuya Daniel always says every time he receives recognition: “To God be the glory” — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

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