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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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Wish 107.5 wins big in Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

 

Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018 recognized outstanding media programs, personalities and organizations in the country Wednesday, May 14.

Umalohokjuan is the official award-giving body of the Lyceum of the Philippines University which hailed Wish 107.5 as the “FM Station of the Year”.

Wish FM is known for its various innovations in the music industry such as being the first and only FM booth on wheels.  They also incorporate  public service in their endeavors such as the Wish Music Awards where winning artists get to share cash prizes with their chosen charities.

 

FILE PHOTO: Wish FM features live performances  inside the Wish Bus as fans and passers-by stop to watch (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

 

“It’s so amazing how Wish has come in just almost four years and being a part of this really is overwhelming. We’re just really thankful for this recognition,” said DJ Alice.

Wish FM has also received a special citation for its YouTube channel that now garnered 2.6 million subscribers and almost one billion views.

“Being part of Wish is so humbling because it’s a transcendent station and the reason why it’s transcendent is because of a true rockstar in broadcasting, Kuya Daniel Razon. I’m just really proud to be working under his supervision kaya, congrats to Wish and to god be the glory,” said DJ Adam. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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Obando LGU declares state of calamity over massive fish kill

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

 

The fish kill has affected millions of milk fish in the area.

 

BULACAN, Philippines – The municipal government of Obando declared a state of calamity Tuesday, May 15, due to massive fish kill that began on May 5.

The fish kill has affected a total of 233 hectares of fish ponds, killing millions of milk fish in the area.

According to Mayor Edwin Santos, the declaration will provide financial assistance to affected fishpond owners and fishermen to recover from their losses.

“Malaking lugi so kailangan natin tulungan para makabawi…Pwede silang humingi ng tulong sa bangko at makapag loan para mabigyan sila ng pagkakataon. Pwede rin matulungan sila ng ating (Bureau of) Fisheries mabigyan sila ng binhi,” Mayor Santos said.

(It’s a big loss so we need to help so that they can recoup their investments…they may seek bank loans to start over. The Bureau of Fisheries may also assist them by providing fingerlings.)

Following the declaration of state of calamity, fish pond owners and fishermen may request additional fingerlings to the initial 3,000 provided by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR.)

BFAR released on May 10 the result of its examination of water samples from Obando fish ponds.

The agency found that extreme hot temperature is causing lack of oxygen and production of amonia in fish ponds in the area resulting in fish kill.

Meanwhile, the municipal government of Obando is planning to establish a laboratory that would study and monitor the state of fish manufacturing in the town to prevent another massive fishkill in the future.— Nestor Torres | UNTV News & Rescue

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Wishful 5 begins album recording

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

2nd runner-up Louie Anne Culala (Left) and wildcard finalist, grand winner Princess Sevillena (Middle) and fourth runner-up Hacel Bartolome (Right),

 

MANILA, Philippines — After a short break from their Wishcovery journey, the five Wishfuls  have returned to work.

On Wednesday, they started working on their album featuring the best of their Wishclusives and some of their original songs.

First to record their singles are fourth runner-up Hacel Bartolome, 2nd runner-up Louie Anne Culala and wildcard finalist and grand winner Princess Sevillena.

“‘Yung binigay ‘yung kanta, talagang syempre alam mong sa ‘yo, nakakatuwa, napaiyak ako. Nabiyahe ako nun eh, tapos tumawag ako sa nanay ko, sabi ko ‘Ma, may kanta na akong akin’,” said Hacel.

(When they gave me the song and realizing it was made for me, it was thrilling, it made me cry. I was on the road when I called my mother. I said to her,”Ma, I now have my own song.” )

They also gave hinted on what to expect from their original songs.

“Sobrang millennial. Sobrang millennial ng tunog and parang may pagka-Sarah G feels. Ganun,” said Louie Anne.

(So millennial. The sound is so millennial, it has a Sarah G feels to it. )

“Hindi biro ang magrecord ng isang upbeat song. I mean, it takes a lot of strength din sa vocals,” she added.

(Recording an upbeat song is no joke. I mean, it takes a lot of vocal strength.)

“Hoping and wishing and praying na magustuhan ng mga tao ito kasi unang-una relatable siya. Pangalawa, ang ganda ng melody niya. Pangatlo, ‘yung lyrics sobrang tagos sa puso,” said Princess.

(Hoping and wishing and praying that people will like it because firstly, the song is relatable. Secondly, the melody is beautiful. Thirdly, the lyrics just goes straight to the heart.)

Composer and Wishcovery resident reactor Jungee Marcelo, who also penned their singles, directed them in the album recording.

The composer is optimistic with the outcome of the recording.

“Madali silang i-guide. Sabihin mo ito, ibibigay naman nila. Ibig sabihin, magagaling ‘yung ating mga Wishfuls. Meron silang natural na musicality,” said the veteran music producer.

(Their easy to guide. You tell them to do this, and they deliver. It means our Wishfuls are truly talented. They have natural musicality.)

“It’s very tough writing these songs, coming up with something that would fit each one. So I hope I gave justice to whoever gets the song and I hope and I feel good now, hearing them singing the song,” he added.

Included in the album are some of the songs they performed at the Wishcovery Grand Finals. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

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