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Louie Anne Culala vows to show her best vocals in the Wishcovery grand finals

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The rising star of Bulacan Louie Anne Culala proves her amazing talent in singing during her hometown concert in San Ildefonso Gymnasium, Bulacan on February 12. (Photoville International)

Bulacan, Philippines — The rising star of Bulacan Louie Anne Culala proved her amazing talent in singing during her hometown concert in San Ildefonso Gymnasium, Bulacan on February 12.

During her hometown concert, Louie Anne reminisced her Wishcovery journey through the songs that brought her to the grand finals.

“Sobrang napapataas po nito ‘yung self-confidence ko and mas lumalakas ‘yung feeling ko na may laban ako sa grand finals because of those people na sumusuporta po sa akin,” said the singing hopeful.

(It has really improved my self-confidence and belief that I have a chance in winning at the grand finals because of the people who support me.)

Louie Anne is known for her powerful and versatile vocals, but she vows to show more in the Wishcovery grand finals.

“Mas magpapakita po ako ng aking vocal abilities sa kanila so sana abangan nila ‘yung magiging performance ko,” said Louie Anne.

(I will show more of my vocal abilities so watch out for my performance.)

Aside from her supportive fellow Bulakenyos, the proudest of all for her achievement is her dad who taught her how to sing.

“Happy ako kasi kumbaga parang nakikita ko ‘yung pinagpaguran ko sa kanya buhat noong maliit siya hanggang ngayon. Alam mo naman 101%, nandito ako. ‘Yung support ko sa ‘yo, hindi mawawala ‘yan,” said Mr. Luisito Culala.

(You know that I am 101 percent here to support you. My support for you will remain.)

Aside from a mini-concert, Louie Anne also led the conduct of a medical mission for senior citizen in her home province.

“Nagpapasalamat ang buong bayan ng San Ildefenso sa mabuti niyang kalooban at wish ng buong bayan na siya’y magtagumpay bilang isang sikat na mang-aawit,” said San Idelfonso OSCA Secretary Marcena Sulit.

(The entire town of San Ildefonso is thankful for her good deeds, and we wish her success as a famous singer.)

Meanwhile, Wish 107.5 granted some wishes to express its gratitude for having two million YouTube subscribers.
“Marami pong gastusin kaya hindipokayangisabay, naisipanko pong i-wish ‘yunggitara,” said beneficiary Ericka Shane Sombrio.

Maraming, maraming salamat po kasi ‘yung bagay po na hindi ko po ineexpect naibibigay sa akin, nangyari po,” she added.

(I have a lot of expenses that’s why I could not buy this. That’s why I thought of wishing for this guitar. Thank you so much for giving me this thing that I did not anticipate to have.)

“Medyo gipit nga kami. Hindi naming mabilhan ng TV. ‘Yung mother ko doon nakikinood sa kapitbahay. Wish, maraming Salamat talaga sa inyo. Di ko inaasahan na kayo pa iyong magiging dahilan para mabigay ko sa mother ko ‘yung wish na ‘yun.
(We have a very tight budget. We could not buy a TV. My mom would go to a neighbors’ house to watch television. Thank you so much, Wish 107.5. I did not expect that you will be instrumental in fulfilling my wish for my mother.) — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

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Price of firecrackers spike by 30% in Bocaue, Bulacan

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Firecrackers

BULACAN, Philippines – Vendors expressed concern over low supply of firecrackers from manufacturers in Bocaue ahead of the year-end revelry.

This low supply prompted them to increase in prices by 30% from the previous price.

Ding Dinglasan observed that in the past 20 years as firecracker vendor, it was just this year that the firecracker capital of the Philippines experiences shortage in supplies.

Ding added that many firecracker manufacturers did not deliver additional stocks even the regular suppliers such as Arial, Platinum and Diamond, a well-known firecracker manufacturer in Bulacan.

“Dadalawa na lang. Dati lima iyan talaga. (Iyong) Arial hinahanap ng ibang tao pero wala na. Iyong Platinum marami ring naghahanap noon dahil magandang brand. Kaya lang wala rin silang parating, Iyong Diamond naman mga fountain lang kaya hahanapin yun,” he said.

Currently, firecrackers like the so-called ‘sawa’ now sells at P700 from the previous P500 per 2,000 rounds; P450 (from P300) per 1,000 rounds; and P200 (from P150) per 500 rounds.

 Decorative lighting devices, meanwhile, now sells at P25,000 for every 200 shoots, an P5,000 increase from previous price; P5,000 (from P3,500) for every 100 shoots; P2,500 (from P2,000) for every 49 shoots; and P800 (from P500) for every 16 shoots.

Sparklers now sell at P35 (from P30) for each bundle while the fountain now costs P50 (from P25) for every piece.

 “Expected naman na mataas kasi kulang ang mga suplay talaga. Mas maraming stock dati kaysa ngayon,” explained Marcelo Angeles of the Marcelo Fireworks Dealer.

Still, firecracker vendors are looking forward to the surge of buyers beginning December 27 until December 31 on the eve of the new year when the demand for firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices peaks. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Nestor Torres)

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MCGI, UNTV give gifts to 500 students in Bulacan

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2018

 

Students line up for their gifts

Many students in the country keep on persevering despite their poverty.

To pursue their studies, they get contented with their old school supplies and uniforms.

Some of them are in Calumpang Elementary School in the town of Calumpit, Bulacan.

As part of Ang Dating Daan’s 38th year celebration, MCGI’s Bro. Eliseo Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon granted presents to 500 students.

Parents of Kuya Daniel Razon, Bro. Dan and Sis. Beth Razon personally handed out gifts to the students.

These include school supplies such as bags, notebooks and pens, and even toys.

 

Gifts presented by Members Church of God International and UNTV

“Di po namin ito makakalimutan at masaya po kami, dahil po may bagong bag. Salamat po sa inyo. Sana po marami pa kayong matulungan,” said Sherwin Ulan, a recipient.

“Ito po ang estudyante ko na si Rica Blaza, na talagang kapos sa buhay. Alam ko na siya’y masaya dahil napagkalooban na siya ng bag. Salamat dahil meron na siyang bagong bag. Dati niyang ginagamit medyo luma,” said Vengie Mangalonza, a teacher.

“Masaya po. nagpapasalamat po kami sa UNTV saka sa Ang Dating Daan, dahil nabigyan ng regalo yung anak naming. ‘Di po naming alam na darating po kayo: turuan yjng mga bata ng tama, pag-aralan ang mabuti kung ano yung mali,” said Jomel Mangalonzo, a parent.

Apart from the gifts, Bro Dan and Sis Beth left an important message for the teachers, parents, and students of the school.

“Kung meron kang ibibigay, mapalad ang nagbibigay kaysa tumatanggap. Sana matimo sa puso nila yung ating ginagawa para tayo maging huwaran nila sa lahat ng gawang Mabuti. Kapulutan ito ng magandang halimbawa tayo. Para kung sakaling pagtanda ng mga bata, paglaki… makagawa rin sila ng mabuti sa kapuwa,” said Dan Razon.

“Sa pamamagitan namin, ng mga magulang, maituwid nila ang mga lakad ng mga bata. Kung may nakikita silang ginagawang hindi tama sawayin nila kasi isang paraang yun para pagpapatuwid, sa ikabubuti ng mga anak nila, sa kanilang paglaki,” said Beth Razon.

Bro. Eli Soriano has previously granted the school’s request of a new school canteen.

 

Calumpang Elementary School’s canteen donated by MCGI and UNTV

“Unang request na grant naman ay ang canteen kung saan ngayon ay nagagamit na naming. Ikalawa nga, ito gift-giving para sa mga mag-aaral ng Calumpang Elementary School. Sapagkat ang alam natin ang kaligayahan lagi naming inuuna ang kapakanan at kaligayahan ng mga bata at alam naming si Kuya Daniel mapagbigay kaya inilapit namin na mabigyan sila ng regalo, at nareceive na nilang lahat,” said Nina Sumalabe, the school principal. — Nestor Torres | UNTV News & Rescue

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BFP, PNP holds fire drill simulation in Bocaue, Bulacan

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Firefighters extinguishing fire from a burning store in a fire drill simulation in Bocaue, Bulacan

BULACAN, Philippines — Complete with fire alarms and firefighters battling fire, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) conducted a fire drill simulation in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday (December 3).

The BFP staged a burning store which supposedly exploded due to firecrackers.

Using a firetruck and water, the fires were brought under control.

This was followed by the response of the rescue team to the victims of the incident.

After the drill, BFP and Bulacan-PNP inspected retailers and wholesalers of firecrackers in the country’s fireworks capital.

Authorities checked whether they have business permits and the permit to operate issued by Camp Crame.

They also ensured if there are fire extinguishers inside the stores as well as sand and water drums for extinguishing fires.

BFP chief Leonardo Banago said that the safety of everyone is important.

“Unang unang ipinagbabawal yung paninigarilyo, so dapat diyan no smoking. Yung pagtetesting ng ating mga produkto, diyan kasi madalas nagkakaroon ng insidente ng sunog,” said the chief.

“Dapat i-observe din yung distances ng mga manufacturing site natin at selling display area. Observe din natin yun para maiwasan din natin yun na pagkanagkaroong ng sunog ay walang madadamay na iba,” he said.

“Doon sa mga manufacturer, sundin natin kung ano yung naka-set na mga guidelines. Doon naman sa mga nagtitinda, sundin natin dapat mayroon tayong business permit, at yung tinitinda natin ay naayon doon sa mga nasabing regulation,” said Bulacan-PNP Provincial Director PSSupt Chito Bersaluna.

Although no one has violated the laws, the fire bureau and the police have restated the ban on illegal firecrackers based on Executive Order 28 of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Several vendors are worried about low sales since consumers are now afraid to purchase firecrackers.

“Ngayon po kasi malaki po ang pinagbago ng paputok natin. Marami pong pinagbawal ang ating president, kaya po yung mga seller ng paputok natin bumaba ng konte ngayon,” said Ine Medrano, a fireworks vendor.

In 2017, President Duterte has issued an executive order providing for the regulation and control of the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

Under this order, fireworks display are allowed only in designated areas in a community and must be under the supervision of a PNP-licensed and trained personnel. — Nestor Torres | UNTV News & Rescue

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