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“Isang Araw, Ikatlong Yugto” – a movie like no other

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Director / Writer / Actor Kuya Daniel Razon watching his advocacy film with the guests on the sponsors night. (Kenji Hasegawa / Photoville International)

PASAY CITY, Philippines — Celebrity cast of Isang Araw, Ikatlong Yugto agree that the film is a must-watch for its extraordinary theme.

Veteran Actor and Rescuer Jeffrey Santos expressed, “Hindi kasi lahat ng pelikula yun ang binibigay eh, normally ang lesson ng pelikula is human nature. It’s very seldom na word of God…not many Filipino movies are done like that. It’s a good thing na si Kuya Daniel nag-iisip ng ganung klaseng forte.”

(Because not all movies offer the [Words of God]. Normally, the moral lesson of a movie is about human nature. It’s very seldom that the Word of God is the main topic… not many Filipino movies are done like that. It’s a good thing that Brother Daniel Razon thought of making this kind of film.)

Budding actress Michelle Vito commended, “Dapat naman talaga siguro na sa lahat ng pinapanuod natin may about God kasi yun ang maganda sa pakiramdam, eh. And kung galing talaga kay God, yung mga message galing sa Biblia, yun ang tamang lesson na binibigay sa atin.”

(Maybe it really should be like that that what we watch have contents about God because that is what can make us feel good. And if the content is really from God, the messages are based from the Holy Bible, and that is the right lesson we can get.)

RELATED: ‘Isang Araw:Ikatlong Yugto’ is a moral booster to the country’s police force, says PNP 

Each of them shared the lesson they’ve learned from being part of the production and after watching the final version of the movie that was written, starred and directed by Kuya Daniel Razon.

“Respeto pa rin sa mga magulang dapat andoon pa rin,” Ms. Jackie Aquino shared one of the lessons she learned.

(Respect for parents, should always be there.)

Santos added, “Yung simplest na eksena nabibigyan ng aral ng moral values. I am thankful and blessed na makasama ako sa pelikulang tulad noon na nagpapasa ng ganung klaseng aral.”

(Even  the simplest scene in the movie, you can get moral values. I am thankful and blessed that I became  part of a movie that imparts life lessons.)

The presentation of casts present on the movie’s sponsor’s night at Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Pasay City. (Kenji Hasegawa / Photoville International)

Around 2,000 spectators flocked the sponsors’ night at Marriott Grand Ballroom on Tuesday to witness the premier showing of the movie.

Everyone was overwhelmed to have first viewing and some even shared how the film has touched them.

Audience Kevin Vitug explained, “Yung mga turo sa kanya ng tatay na kailangan mo talagang magpakababa, hindi mo kailangang maging mayaman, pakinggan mo lang yung sinasabi ng magulang mo sa’yo—tumatak sa akin yun.”

(The lessons on humility that his father has taught him, wherein you don’t necessarily have to be rich, you just need to listen to the teachings of your parents — that stood out for me.)

While another viewer, Mark Talagtag, shared, “Yung isang natutunan ko doon yung kay Wendell at Lara na hindi mo maaayos ang isang bagay pag parehas kayong tama. Minsan kailangan kunin mo yung pagkakamali para magkasundo kayo para malaman nyo ang tama.”

(One thing I learned from the characters of Wendell and Lara is that, you cannot fix an argument if both of you claim to be right. Sometimes you need to admit you’re wrong to patch things up.)

And Reyna Ladimora shared, “Palaging may takot sa Dios kahit sa pulubi dapat laging may awa.”

(We should always be God-fearing and always have a heart for the poor.)

Attendees grabbed the chance to get a photo souvenir with Kuya Daniel Razon — the director, writer and lead actor of the advocacy film “Isang Araw” Ikatlong Yugto. (Wilson Domingo / Photoville International)

The Isang Araw film director, writer and lead actor Kuya Daniel Razon said, the movie offers messages that will open the minds of children, parents, and even ordinary people to things that seem to have been forgotten by many in today’s society.

“Kasi ang tao kapag may takot ka sa Dios at may kinikilala kang Dios, at kinikilala mo ang Dios na makapangyarihan sa lahat, alam mo na nakikita ka Niya kahit saan ka nandoon at Siya ang nakakaalam ng puso at isip mo, so ito ay isang bagay na dapat gagawin mo yung tama may nakakakita man sa’yo o wala dahil He is always watching.”

(When a person has  fear of God and acknowledges God and that God is the Almighty, and you know that God sees what you do all the time, and that God knows the content of your heart and mind, this will discipline you to do good with or without people around because you know that God is always watching.) — GRACE CASIN / UNTV News and Rescue


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Wishful Princess Sevillena hailed as first Wishcovery grand winner

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

(Left-Right) BMPI CEO Kuya Daniel Razon raises the hand of Wishcovery Grand Winner Princess Sevillena while being awarded with a Bria house and lot by DPWH Secretary Mark Villar. (Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — The almost seven-month vocal battle of the biggest online singing competition Wishcovery concluded Tuesday night.

Fans of Wishful 5 Carmela Ariola, Hacel Bartolome, Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala and Princess Sevillena flocked to the Big Dome to support their bets in the grand finals.

The scores of the first two rounds were computed from their last Wish Bus performance.

For round 3, the Wishfuls sang a medley of their previous performances but the challenge was to make foreign reactors Cicero Oca and Richie Rich appreciate OPM songs.

The next round showcased the Wishful 5’s ability to sing with a group as they perform an original composition of Wishcovery resident reactor Jungee-neer.

For the last part of the contest, the grand finalists gave their all in their solo performances.

Cavite’s Hacel was hailed the competition’s fourth runner-up who received P100,000.

Batanguena Wishful Carmela is the third runner-up winning a cash prize of P100,000.

Second runner-up is Bulacan’s Louie Anne taking home a total of P300,000.

Receiving half a million pesos is first runner-up Kimberly of Bicol and the first-ever grand winner is Metro Manila’s bet and wildcard pick, Princess.

She won P2-million worth of cash and contract, a house and lot and a brand new car.

Princess will also fly to New York for a musical training and a makeover.

“Thank you, Lord. Thank you so much. Big blessing talaga. Hindi talaga dapat sumuko. Dapat laban lang ng laban hanggang maabot mo ‘yung pangarap mo,” said Princess.

(Thank you, Lord. Thank you so much. This is really a big blessing. We really should not give up. We should keep on fighting until we reach our dream.)

Star Music also sees great potential in the grand champion.

“Sobrang deserving ng winner natin and I’m very excited to work with her and talaga she would be the next big diva,” said Star Music audio content head Jonathan Manalo.

(The winner is really deserving and I’m very excited to work with her and she would really be the next big diva.)

Meanwhile, aspiring singers should get ready for a bigger Wishcovery next season.

“Naka-ready na ‘yung Season 2 ng Wishcovery at mas malaki ang plano natin para dito. Hinihintay pa natin ang tamang panahon para i-reveal ito pero in the meantime ‘yun munang ating mga nanalo at especially yung Wishful 5 ‘yung kanilang kontrata sa atin, we will start to fulfill ‘yun. Ngayon ay binibigyan natin ng concentration ang pag manage sa kanila in collaboration with Star Music,” said Wishcovery originator, BMPI Pres. and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon.

(Wishcovery’s next season is now ready and we have big plans for it. We are just waiting for the right time to reveal this but in the meantime, [we’ll focus first on] our winners especially the Wishful 5. We will start to fulfill our contract with them and give concentration on managing them in collaboration with Star Music.) — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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UNTV Cup Season 6 gives away nearly P10-M cash prizes to charity

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFP-EBSO) receives P1,000,000 cash donation as part of AFP Cavaliers’ winnings after finishing on 3rd place this sixth season of UNTV Cup — the league of public servants. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)


MANILA, Philippines — The battle on the hard court between Malacañang-PSC Kamao and Senate Defenders at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Monday was intense during UNTV Cup’s Season 6 Game 2 Finals.

The two teams showed their hard work in an effort to provide huge assistance for their chosen beneficiaries.

The champion, the Senate Defenders won P4-million for their three beneficiaries namely: Kythe Foundation, Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion, and Pangarap Foundation.

Meanwhile, runner-up Malacañang-PSC Kamao bagged P2-million with which they intend to assist around 600 cancer patients of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC).

“Malaking tulong itong premyong nakuha namin at sana ipagpatuloy nila ang magandang hangarin nila sa pagtulong sa mga pasyente,” said PCMC Cancer & Hematology Center Administrative Officer Mercy del Rosario.

(This prize is really a great help and we hope they will continue their advocacy to help the patients.)

“We have partner hospitals where we have our child life program and the amount granted to us by Senate will go a long way in pushing for the medicine, the [transportation] and everything,” said Kythe Foundation Inc. president, Atty. Roy Santos.

The third runner-up, AFP Cavaliers, received P1-million for their beneficiary, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office (AFP-EBSO).

The 4th placer NHA Builders received P500, 000 while the other 10 participating teams received P100,000 each for their chosen institutions.

Members of the Church of God International (MCGI) Overall Servant Bro. Eli Soriano  also delivered a message for the participants.

“We should complete the good works we started because in Galatians 6:10, it says while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all men especially to those who are of the household of faith.

“There is special care for the household of faith but the words of God said we must do good unto all men, even to those who do not of the household of faith. It means we have obligation to do good even to those who are not of the household of faith, charitable works which prove ever since we were given the chance to manage the UN Television.

“These charitable works, these are not just for one day, once a year, once a month or once in a blue moon. This will be continuous. One of these is the UNTV Cup, in which the cash prizes will be given to chosen charitable institutions of the teams. If we are commanded to love our enemies, more so we should love those who are less fortunate and being sponsored by the teams through our basketball league,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Executive Face-Off of the UNTV Cup off-season games eye for level-up public service and more camaraderie between government officials and employees.

“Many committed to play for the Executive Face-Off. We’re hoping that our executives will give further participation including various government officials in the executive level because this is their chance as well to share not only the prize they won for their beneficiaries but also to develop camaraderie among the high-ranking officials, to take a break and exercise through the UNTV Cup off-season games, the Executive Face-Off. God-willing, it will be more exciting and more will participate,” said UNTV-BMPI CEO & president, Daniel Razon. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

Complete List of Prizes for Beneficiaries 


Champion — Senate Defenders — Kythe Foundation, Inc., Pangarap Foundation, Inc. and Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion, Inc. — ₱4,000,000 (beneficiary) + ₱500,000 (team)

Second Place — Malacañang-PSC Kamao — Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Millennium Sports Support System Association Inc. — ₱2,000,000 (beneficiary) + ₱300,000 (team)

Third Place — AFP Cavaliers — AFP Educational Benefit System Office — ₱1,000,000 (beneficiary) + ₱200,000 (team)

Fourth Place — NHA Builders — NHA Provident Fund Association, Inc. — ₱500,000 (beneficiary) + ₱100,000 (team)


PNP Responders — Public Assistance for Rescue, Disaster and Support Services (PARDSS) Foundation International, Inc. — ₱100,000

Judiciary Magis — Judiciary Employees Severely Affected by Typhoons and Calamities — ₱100,000

GSIS Furies — Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GSIS — ₱100,000

PDEA Drug Busters — Confederation of Community Oriented Policing System NGOs, (CCOPS-NGOs) Inc. — ₱100,000

BFP Firefighters — Philippine Science High School Foundation Inc. — ₱100,000

DOJ Justice Boosters — Department of Justice Employees’ Association (DOJEA), Silong Tanglaw, Uswag Kabataan Inc., and Nazareth Home for Children Foundation, Inc. — ₱100,000

DA Food Masters  — Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development — ₱100,000

DOH Health Achievers — Dr. Gerry Cunanan Mindanao Heart Foundation, and Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko — ₱100,000

COA Enablers — Caritas Novaliches, Inc. — ₱100,000

Ombudsman Graft Busters —  Ombudsman Provident Fund — ₱100,000


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UNTV to launch 3rd Rescue Summit to boost preparedness skills for the ‘Big One’

by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, February 26th, 2018

Signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the 3rd Rescue Summit

MANILA, Philippines — Massive damages in Metro Manila are expected in case a 7.2 magnitude earthquake or the “Big One” occurs.

Aside from the possible destruction of thousands of infrastructures and buildings, there is a fear of a mass casualty.

To better prepare for this possible catastrophe, UNTV will hold a broader Rescue Summit in cooperation with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“Ang preparation is, of course, kasama iyong enhanced training, iyong mga skills development at iyong upgrading ng equipment. Nandiyan lahat iyan and makikita natin iyan. Lilitaw lahat iyan pagka nagawa na natin itong ating rescue summit na pinaplano ngayon,” said BMPI President and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon.

(The preparation includes enhanced training, skills development and equipment upgrade. All these will emerge when we finalize the rescue summit.)

The third Rescue Summit will feature National Capital Region (NCR) Local Disaster Risk Reduction, management capability display and the disaster preparedness and information dissemination demonstration.

The event will also highlight a friendly rescue competition among rescue groups from various provinces that are expected to be affected or those that may be able to respond should “The Big One”rock the country.

“Lahat ng mga kalapit na probinsya and hopefully mas marami pang mga provinces ang magjo-join dahil alam naman natin iyong preparedness na ito for the ‘Big One’ hindi lang naman isang area o hindi lang naman sa National Capital Region ang ating tinitignan dito kundi talagang malawakan talaga iyang pinaghahandaan nating ‘yan,” said the public service advocate.

(Nearby provinces and more will hopefully join because as we know, in terms of preparedness for the Big One, we are not only looking at the National Capital Region but nationwide.)

DILG officer-in-charge Sec. Eduardo Año, meanwhile, lauds this concept of UNTV.

“This is a very noble idea, very noble project. Makakaasa ang ating publiko na magiging mas prepared ang ating mga emergency response teams kasama na iyong ating mga kapatid sa media. Hinahangad ko na tuloy-tuloy itong project na ito at marami pa tayong mahikayat na sumali sa ating adhikain para magkaroon ng ligtas na Pilipinas,” said Año.

(This is a very noble idea, very noble project. The public can count on the preparedness of our emergency response teams in partnership with media. I wish for the continuity of this project and that we will be able to convince more sectors to join our advocacy for a safer Philippines.)

The Rescue Summit is just one of the many projects of UNTV that aim to help save lives.

UNTV pioneers news and rescue in the country, with Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon leading this innovative concept. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

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