Kuya Daniel Razon celebrates 35th year in public service with children, elderly and PWDs

Marje Pelayo   •   November 29, 2018   •   4865

 

Kuya Daniel visits senior citizens and PWDs in a facility managed by Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated (KFI) at Sta. Rosa, Laguna in celebration of his 35th year in public service.

MANILA, Philippines – “Good works bear no evil.” This has been the guiding principle of humanitarian and broadcast veteran, Kuya Daniel Razon in all of his advocacies.

His selfless dedication has earned him the moniker Mr. Public Service and that name has been reflected in all of his endeavors up to this day.

This year, Kuya Daniel celebrates his 35th anniversary in public service.

As always, he chooses to give rather than to receive on his special day.

Prior to that, Kuya Daniel reached out to the orphans and families at the Home for the Minors managed by Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated (KFI).

He surprised the children with presents and gave them a biblical advice.

“Meron akong natanggap na wish list ninyo (I received your wish list,)” he told the delighted crowd, Basta magpapakabait lang kayo. Iyon ang susi ng lahat ng bagay sa buhay ng tao, na kumilala sa Dios, magkaroon ng takot sa Dios. (Be kind. That’s the key to everything in man’s life. Recognize God in your life, have fear in God),” he said.

Afterwards, Kuya Daniel went straight to the Ang Dating Daan Foundation Incorporated (ADDFI) Charity Home for the Elderly to check their needs.

One of them asked if they can have at least some time in a day or in a week to use a cellular phone to communicate with their loved ones, which Kuya Daniel immediately answered.

“Gusto ko lang po makita kahit sa FB iyong mga anak ko, kasi hindi ko sila nakikita 17 years na (I just want to see my children in FB because I haven’t seen them for 17 years now),” said one of them.

“Tingnan nyo baka may araw sila na pwede, (pagamitin nyo ng iPad). Bantayan nyo lang baka makipagligawan. (See if they can have a day when they can use iPads. Just check on them. They might date someone online,” Kuya Daniel told the social workers in jest.

On a separate occasion, Kuya Daniel traveled all the way to Sta. Maria, Laguna to surprise the elderly as well as persons with disability (PWD) under the care of KFI in a facility there.

Kuya Daniel serenaded the residents and staff in the facility.

They were overjoyed to see Kuya Daniel in person and more so, hearing him sing which according to them, was more than a bonus.

The said facilities for the minors, the elderly and the persons with disability are just some of Kuya Daniel’s projects aiming at extending public services to those in need – all for free.

On the big day Wednesday (November 28), Kuya Daniel was greeted by his friends, colleagues and loved ones in a simple celebration in Quezon City. – Marje Pelayo

6th Wish Music Awards pioneers a groundbreaking new normal for PH music industry

Marje Pelayo   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s top FM station Wish 107.5 staged another milestone in the Philippine music industry with a concert inside not just any venue but at the Big Dome on Sunday (January 17).

The radio station of the famed Wish Bus, once again proved that it is truly “breaking boundaries”, that despite the pandemic it was able to pull off a grand concert for a cause and gathered some of the top Filipino artists at the 6th Wish Music Awards hosted by celebrity-athlete Gretchen Ho and “Asia’s Romantic Balladeer,” Christian Bautista. 

“It’s so nice to see people get a chance again to perform for their fans live, to just have a feel of the stage again,” said Ho.

Attendees underwent swab testing, while health protocols and proper sanitation procedures were strictly observed.

Each of the hosts and performing artists was given a microphone for their exclusive use throughout the event.

For the RT-PCR and antigen tests, Wish 107.5 partnered with Maxicare Health Corporation.

Only attendees with negative results were allowed to enter the venue.

The entire Big Dome also underwent massive disinfection for the safety of the attendees.

All productions and technical crew were required to use face masks and face shield throughout the event and floor markings were placed to guide them of the proper social distance.

The event at the Big Dome was not opened to the public, but fans and supporters were still able to enjoy the show as it was streamed live through Wish 107.5’s official YouTube channel.

Viewers on Sunday night reached to over 40,000 and the event hashtag #WishMusicAwards trended on Twitter with almost 200,000 tweets.

This year, the station gave two prestigious awards to individuals who made major contributions to the Philippine music industry, starting off with OPM legend and renowned lyricist, Rey Valera and Journey frontman and singer-philanthropist, Arnel Pineda.

“It is an honor to be bestowed this prestigious award; the prize money you’re going to give to us will definitely make a difference to the lives of our beneficiaries,” Pineda said, receiving the KDR Icon of Music and Philanthropy award.

“Salamat sa Kuya Daniel. Natutuwa ako puro kabataan ang nakikita ko. Nakikita ko ang kinabukasan ng OPM. Napakinggan ko ang mga lyrics nila. Importante sa akin iyon. Gusto kong mangyari kung ano ang mangyayari bukas,” Valera said receiving the KDR Icon of Musical Excellence award.

Winners in this year’s Wish Music Awards received P25,000 each while their chosen charities received P100, 000 each.

Among the highlights at Sunday’s event was the debut performance at the Wish Awards of OPM royalty, ‘Parokya ni Edgar’ and the award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian.

Wish 107.5’s creator and innovator Kuya Daniel Razon, who on Sunday graced the event inside the Wish Bus, expressed his gratitude to all OPM artists for keeping their music alive to heal, to inspire and to give hope in the face of a pandemic. 

“I wish to tell all of you, that your endeavors are very much appreciated,” noted Kuya Daniel, President and CEO of BMPI-UNTV which manages Wish 107.5.

“Ang inyong mga awitin at musika ay nanatili para patuloy na umaliw, patuloy na dumamay, sa bawat lumbay, sa bawat pangamba at sa bawat takot. Mayroon pong mga titik, mayroong tinig at tunog na palaging nagbibigay buhay at kahulugan sa mga damdaming ito. I would like to thank you all for being our hidden heroes during this difficult time,” he added.

Kuya Daniel vows to continue helping more Filipino artists by providing an avenue for the promotion of their music and an opportunity to spread goodwill through Wish 107.5. MNP (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)

READ: 6th Wish 107.5 Music Awards: Complete List of Winners

UNTV gears up for 4th Rescue Summit on April 28

UNTV News   •   April 12, 2019

UNTV News and Rescue is set to conduct the 4th Rescue Summit on Sunday (April 28) at the Marikina Sports Center.

The summit which will be done in partnership with the Marikina City Government will start at 6 o’clock in the morning with whole day activities showcasing disaster response capability, rescue competition, and disaster preparedness seminars infused with entertainment from guest artists.

Conceptualized by Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon, the rescue summit aims to establish a strong coordination with rescue units in the local government sector and the general public in preparing for the widely-anticipated strong earthquake dubbed as ‘The Big One’.

Partnering with the LGUs

UNTV’s partnership with the Marikina government this year was forged during the station’s annual rescue sendoff ceremony on New Year’s eve at the Marikina Riverbanks when all the UNTV News and Rescue units and volunteers and the Marikina Rescue 161 units joined forces in responding to emergency calls during the revelry of welcoming 2019.

“Baka po pwede magkaroon kami (tayo) ng mga joint exercises para lalong mapatibay ang ating rescue efforts at yung organization natin… hindi para lang sa atin kundi para sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan,” Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro suggested.

Marikina’s Rescue 161 is one of the most established rescue units in the country with a standard 5-minute response time anywhere in the City.

In 2018, UNTV initially partnered with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in mounting the 3rd Rescue Summit at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. It was participated in by various local government units and government agencies, as well as key officials in the national level, such as PNP Chief, Police Director-General Oscar Albayalde, DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Nestor Quinsay, Jr., and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Usec. Ricardo Jalad.


Learning and competing

The seminars in the 4th Rescue Summit include Disaster Concept and Management, Family Disaster Plan, Wound Management and Limb Injury Management, Hands-only CPR, and Basic Ropemanship and Hazardous Material Orientation.

Aside from the opportunity for advanced learning, nine rescue units will also be participating in a rescue competition.

The nine teams are: Palawan PDRRMO, Ilocos Sur PDRRMO, Camarines Sur PDRRMO, Cagayan PDRRMO, Bulacan PDRRMO, Nueva Vizcaya PDRRMO, Laguna PDRRMO and Balanga CDRRMO, City of San Pedro DRRMO.

Over P5-million worth of prizes await the winners:

First place           –        P2-million

Second place       –        P1.5-million

Third place          –        P1-million

Fourth place        –        P500,000

Fifth place           –        P100,000

Sixth place           –        P100,000

Seventh place      –        P50,000

Eighth place        –        P50,000

Ninth place          –        P50,000

The beginning of a worthy cause

The UNTV News and Rescue team was conceptualized and immediately realized in 2010. This was to address the growing need for more rescue teams to respond to emergency situations brought about by disasters and calamities.

UNTV News and Rescue founder, Kuya Daniel Razon, believes that every news team in broadcast organizations have the responsibility to respond to emergencies not just by mere reporting of details, but first and foremost, by saving lives or, at the very least, ensuring that people are led far from danger.

“Naumpisahan natin yung ‘Tulong Muna Bago Balita’, yung ating mga reporters ay capable na tumulong sa pag-rerescue at yung ating mga vehicles, kinonvert natin sa rescue vehicles dahil dito natin ipinasok yung konseptong ‘Tulong Muna, Bago Balita’.

Since then, UNTV News and Rescue has been be upskilling, organizing free rescue trainings and acquiring rescue equipment to better serve those in emergency situations and be a reliable partner in public service. – Maris Federez

OPM legends of the ‘90s in Dubai for concert

admin   •   December 27, 2018

 

 

Filipino musicians dubbed as the legends of the ‘90s received a warm welcome from their fans when they landed in Dubai on Wednesday (December 26).

Singers Cookie Chua, Glenn Jacinto, Lei Bautista, Naldy Padilla and Wency Cornejo, who became popular in the ’90s, are in Dubai for their ‘90s Upload Concert set to be held on Friday (December 28).

Music fans are ecstatic to see the said Filipino artists in person and even expressed excitement over the upcoming concert.

“Exciting po sa darating na Upload ’90s Concert kasi po dekada nobenta yun kapanahunan po namin, panahon ng laro, anime, banda-banda, mga songhits, mga gita-gitara, mga cartoons …. ganun po, mga idol na banda, dekada nobenta himig natin, yun po,” said Adrian Manlapaz, an OPM fan.

“Since OFW ako so masarap sa OFW ung marinig mo ung mga old music. ‘Yan ung mga pang relax, yung time na pagod na pagod ka pero mapapakinggan mo yung mga Filipino artists na dadayo pa dito, pupunta pa dito, para kantahin nila mga songs na ineexpect natin na kakantahin nila ung mga ’90s songs,” said Rafael Agapito, also an OPM fan.

The artists have expressed gratitude for the warm reception and vowed to make their fans feel the ’90s vibe with the music line up they prepared for the concert.

“Sa lahat po ng manonood ng ’90s Upload maraming, maraming, maraming salamat sa inyo. Nahahalata niyo paos na o ako dahil ang biyahe naming ay napakatagal at napakahaba inintay pero kaming lahat na mga singers para sa ’90s Upload ay narito para sa inyo, dahil sa inyo. Sa aming show, expect niyo na lang, na rakrakan ng mga Pinoy icons tulad ni Naldy, ako, si Glenn, Cookie at si Lei, kita kita tayo dun,” said Wency Cornejo.

“Yuyugyugin naming ang Dubai World Trade Center. Lahat kami mga rakista galing sa ’90s so kailangan nandun kayo kasi sobrang saya na aming mga inihanda para sa mga kababayan natin na nagtatrabaho ng maigi para sa mga pamilya nila sa Pilipinas. Excited na excited kami,” said Lei Bautista.

The ‘90s Upload Concert in Dubai is produced by Wish 107.5 together with La Verdad Events Management and Viu.

Wish 107.5 innvovator Kuya Daniel Razon, who is also in Dubai, invites all Filipinos to watch the concert and once again enjoy the sound of the ’90s.

“We are inviting you all to see us in the ’90s concert. Yung mga sikat na mga artists nung ’90s and yung mga sounds ng mga nasa edad namin, punta po kayo and ini-invite namin kayong lahat… hope to see you, all of you there,” said Kuya Daniel.

The ‘90s upload concert will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center Saeed Hall 1.
Tickets are available for purchase via platinumlist.net. -Bevs Balmaceda, UNTV

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