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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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Dams in Bulacan reached spilling level, submerged several towns

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2018

Raging waters spill over Bulacan dams as water levels rose due to non-stop rain during the weekend. 

 

BULACAN, Philippines – Water level in Ipo and Bustos Dams in Bulacan has reached spilling level, prompting authorities to open gates.

Over the weekend, the water level at Ipo Dam reached 101.13 meters, higher by .13 meter than its spilling level of 101 meters while the water level at Bustos Dam hit 17.52 meters, a .02-meter more than its spilling level of 17.50 meters.

The Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said Ipo Dam opened its radial gate 1 while Bustos Dam opened 1 and 2 sluice gates on Saturday.

As of Monday morning (August 13), the radial gate of Bustos Dam was fully opened and already released over 1,500 cms of water, according to the PDRRMO.

Villages in the towns of Hagonoy and Bulakan were the most affected of the release and again submerged with waters due to the overflowing of rivers.

The PDRRMO said at least 31 villages in Bulacan were inundated by the monsoon rains that prompted the provincial government to place rescue teams on alert in flooded areas particularly in Calumpit, Marilao, and Meycauayan.

Meanwhile, the release of water brought pressure to the ongoing construction of Bustos bridge.

The incident prompted the closure of the bridge to all kinds of vehicles heading from Bustos to the town of Baliuag. – Nestor Torres / Marje Pelayo

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3 suspects in murder of Australian national nabbed in Bulacan

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018

 

After a 24-hour manhunt, PNP-Bulacan has arrested the three suspects in the killing of an Australian national who was stabbed with a kitchen knife in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan on Tuesday night (August 7).

The suspects were identified as Joan Canyete, the victim’s live-in partner and alleged mastermind; Canyete’s aunt, Linda Acosta, and construction worker, Romie Soriano who purportedly served as the hitman.

Based on police investigation the 67-year-old victim, Wai Tsang Ming, withdrew P3.5 million to redeem Canyete’s pawned house under the condition that she must vacate it so new residents can move in.

“Ito po ay mukhang sinet up at patayin dahil sa malaking halaga na involve…Dahil sa pera, para narin yung property ay hindi na matuluyan na maibenta,”said Bulacan Provincial Director Pssupt Chito Galvez Bersaluna.

(It looks like a set-up based on the large amount of money involved…and also to prevent the sale of the property.)

Canyete allegedly asked her aunt to look for a hitman to kill the victim.

Acosta, 61, called her niece a liar and urged her to confess to the crime.

“Sa totoo lang, ‘nak huwag kang magsisinungaling. Magsasabi ka anak ng totoo. Ako inosente ako. Dapat di mo ko dinadamay sa ganyan. Napag-utusan mo ako. Ako bilang tiyahin mo, ala akong magagawa kasi parehas tayong naiipit,” Acosta said.

(Don’t lie. Speak the truth. I’m innocent. Don’t drag me into this. You were the one who ordered me. As your aunt I can’t do anything because we’re both under pressure.)

Canyete strongly denied the accusations against her, saying she has no involvement in the killing of the victim.

“Wala po akong alam. Wala pa akong inutusang tao. Di ko po alam. Talk to my lawyer,” she said.

(I don’t know anything. I did not order anyone. Talk to my lawyer.)

Alleged hitman, Romie Soriano, 52, admitted to stabbing the victim in different parts of his body.

He said he only agreed to the crime because of his four children who were sick.

However, he was dismayed after the two failed to pay the agreed P40,000 for the murder.

“Magpapangap lang akong kapatid niya, para matira ko na yung tao. Ito may sabi na P40,000 ibibigay sa akin. Masakit sa loob dahil di maganda ala naman. Joan, umamin ka na sa ginagawa mong kamalian dahil ako nadadamay ako,” Soriano said.

(I was supposed to pretend to be her brother so that I can get to the victim. She promised me P40,000. It hurts because I never got paid and things ended badly. Joan, confess to the crime because I’m being dragged into it.)

The three suspects are currently facing murder charges. Authorities are also investigating Joan’s boyfriend in relation to the killing. — Nestor Torres

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DOTr starts operating P2P buses en route from Bulacan to QC

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: A Point-to-Point (P2P) bus commissioned by the Department of Transportation

BULACAN, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has started the mobilization of point-to-point (P2P) buses en route Bulacan to Quezon City to ease commuter problems.

A total of thirty (30) P2P buses have started moving from Sta. Maria and Malolos terminals to North Avenue in Quezon City.

The buses are equipped with CCTV camera, free Wi-Fi service and air conditioning unit. They are also PWD-friendly as they are equipped with a platform to assist persons with disability (PWD) or wheelchair-bound passengers.

Ordinary buses charge P40 per passenger from Sta. Maria to North Avenue. P2P buses charge P70 per passenger and a discounted price of P56 for senior citizens. Though slightly expensive, passengers said they prefer the convenience they get from availing the P2P bus service.

“Napakaginhawa pagsakay namin ditto, pagbaba doon na sa pupuntahan. Ang kaibahan ay napakalamig, maluwag, hindi siksikan na gaya ng pagsakay namin sa ibang bus,” said passenger Lourdes del Rosario, a senior citizen.

LTFRB’s Atty. Aileen Lizada explained, “Ang end objective naman natin dito ay ang riding public. Ang computation nito per kilometer is four pesos pero makikita ninyo, worth it na ang pera ninyo. Mayroong Wi-Fi. You are very safe. Seats can recline. You are very comfortable on your ride.”

P2P buses en route Bulacan to North Avenue are available Mondays to Saturdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Operations from North Avenue to Malolos or Sta. Maria in Bulacan start at 7:00 a.m. t0 10:00 p.m. – Gerry Galicia / Marje Pelayo

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