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MCGI Church Choir Bags Guinness World Record for Largest Gospel Choir

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Kuya Daniel Razon receives the plaque from Guinness World Record in behalf of the Ang Dating Daan Chorale for the new Largest Gospel Choir record. Guinness is represented by its adjudicator Ms. Fortuna Burke Melhem.

Kuya Daniel Razon receives the plaque from Guinness World Record in behalf of the Ang Dating Daan Chorale for the new Largest Gospel Choir record. Guinness is represented by its adjudicator Ms. Fortuna Burke Melhem.

ARANETA COLISEUM, QUEZON CITY – (12 October 2015) A church choir composed of 8,688 gospel singers rendering a total of 18 numbers in at least five languages and joined by others in 1,360 monitoring centers across the globe recently vied for the title, “Largest Gospel choir.”

The choir belonging to the Members Church of God International (MCGI) bagged a Guinness World Record title during the special 35th anniversary presentation of the program, Ang Dating Daan. “The Old Path” in English, the program is the longest running radio-television of its kind that started in 1980.

According to the GuinnessWorldRecords.com website, this category refers to “the largest number of people singing a gospel choir, properly conducted under concert conditions.”

The Ang Dating Daan Chorale opens the revelry with a majestic rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The Ang Dating Daan Chorale opens the revelry with a majestic rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The culmination of the Ang Dating Daan 35th anniversary is to celebrate through songs not only its broadcast milestones and global reach but more importantly the commitment of the program towards charity causes.

During the celebration, ten charitable institutions which shelter and support the handicapped and differently abled people were the guest of honors in the said event. Each group was gifted with P100k and thirty individuals were given P10K each. All invited physically challenged persons including their aides were given grocery items.

Charity had been at the core of Ang Dating Daan’s social responsibilities ever since its inception, and serenading the handicapped with songs that encourage and strengthen their faith was seen as the most fitting theme to pursue at the program’s 35th year.

Apart from the thousands of Ang Dating Daan Chorale members, persons with disabilities from different institutions also join the ADD in celebrating its 35 fruitful years.

Apart from the thousands of Ang Dating Daan Chorale members, persons with disabilities from different institutions also join the ADD in celebrating its 35 fruitful years.

Meanwhile, Guinness World Records Judge Fortuna Burke Melhem confirmed the success of MCGI’s record-breaking attempt the same day, indicating it recorded 8,688 gospel choir members in attendance. The tally of the attendance was validated by the external auditing firm, P&A Grant Thornton.

MCGI’s church choir, that sang at Smart-Araneta on October 12, 2015, rendered a total of 18 numbers, including medleys in different languages such as Tagalog, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili. Swahili is a language widely used as a lingua franca in East Africa.

Joining the chorus at The Big Dome were MCGI choirs in more than 1,360 satellite-monitoring centers across the globe.

“Like what we always say, if we are able to do something, and if there is any glory attained, it is always for God – to God be the glory!” said Bro. Eli Soriano, host of The Old Path and the Overall Servant of MCGI.

The church leadership also expressed their gratitude to the Lord for The Old Path program’s three decades of broadcast, as well as to all those who attended the event.

"Singing for the glory of our Lord is our pride," Ang Dating Daan host Bro. Eli Soriano shares before the immense Araneta crowd.

“Singing for the glory of our Lord is our pride,” Ang Dating Daan host Bro. Eli Soriano shares before the immense Araneta crowd.

PHOTOS BY: Photoville International

— To GOD be the Glory!

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Bugoy to Wish FM’s Kuya Daniel: ‘Thank you for granting my greatest wish’

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Bugoy Drilon in his sold-out first major solo concert, “Bugoy: One Day, One Decade” at the KIA Theater, September 25, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines OPM act Bugoy Drilon marked a decade of musical journey with his sold-out first major solo concert, “Bugoy: One Day, One Decade” at the KIA Theater last Tuesday, September 25.

Performing before a jam-packed house, the 28-year old recording artist showcased his versatility by rendering hits from various music genres — reggae, retro, ballad and pop.

 

Produced by Wish 107.5, with the support of its partners UNTV, Radyo La Verdad, Star Music, and Star Events, Drilon’s anniversary show impressed with a star-studded line-up of guest performers, including his music buddies, R&B crooners Daryl Ong and Michael Pangilinan, pop-rock superstar Yeng Constantino, soul supreme KZ Tandingan, The Voice runner-up and pop belter Klarisse De Guzman, Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 scholars Liezel Garcia, Cris Pastor, Hansen Nichols and Miguel Mendoza, Wishcovery’s grand champion Princess Sevillena and runners-up Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala, Carmela Ariola, and Ace Bartolome.

 

Bugoy Drilon performing with Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan

 

From his humble beginnings as a farmer and a maintenance worker to recording artist, Bugoy has come a long way with his passion for music.

As the singer walked down memory lane and revisited his music throughout the years, he expressed gratitude to Wish 107.5’s innovator Kuya Daniel Razon.

“Thank you for granting my greatest wish – to have my own solo concert. Thank you for this great opportunity to show my talent,” said Bugoy.

Above all, he said he is thankful to God for the gift of singing, a talent he can share with the world.

For Kuya Daniel, a staunch supporter of Original Pinoy Music (OPM), the show is part of Wish 1075’s commitment to be the Filipino talents’ gateway to the world.

The concert concluded with Bugoy’s power performance of Matisyahu’s “One Day”, a song he first performed as a Wishclusive rendition in the Wish Bus with over 80 million views on YouTube. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Mon Jocson)

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Wish Bus arrives in L.A. for its Hollywood launch on Sept. 7

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Day 2 (August 29) Sunset in Nebraska after a day-long drive from Iowa.

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – “ [We’re going] a notch higher and continents farther, conquering not only the national scene but the global scene.”

These were the words of Wish 107.5 innovator Daniel Razon, as he spoke proudly of how far the station has come and how further it will go in the future.

With over three million subscribers and more than one billion accumulated views, Wish 107.5 is no doubt the leading YouTube channel in the Philippines and is now conquering the global music scene by storm with, of course, the first and Filipino original FM station on wheels — the iconic Wish Bus.

True to its commitment to be Filipino talents’ gateway to the world, Wish 107.5 is bringing the state-of-the-art, custom-built mobile Wish Bus to the entertainment capital of the world – Hollywood – to further wow foreigners especially big names in the music industry by the singing prowess of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artists.

Wishclusive videos taken on the Wish Bus are continuously gaining worldwide attention through the Wish YouTube channel.

So to make the world experience how it is to sing inside, the Wish Bus has traveled for 7 days, 13 states and 2,789.6 miles from New York City to Los Angeles for the first outside-of-the-Philippines launch on September 7, 2018.

The official launch will be at the Universal City Walk in Hollywood, 6:00 p.m. local time.

For wishers in the Philippines who want to celebrate this milestone, a parallel event will be held at Eastwood City Walk in Quezon City on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. coinciding with the live launching in Los Angeles. — Marje Pelayo

Take a glimpse of the Wish Bus’ 7-day drive to Hollywood.

 

Day 1 (August 28) The Wish Bus getting ready to drive off New York City

 

Day 2 (August 29) The Wish Bus cruising through the cornfields at a countryside linking Illinois to Iowa

 


Day 2: (August 29) The Wish Bus as it passes by popular U.S. convenience-store chain in Nebraska

 

Day 3 (August 31) The Wish Bus crew as they touched down in Colorado for a three-day break and engine tune up from August 31 to September 2 (Day 3 to Day 5).

 

Day 5 (Sept. 2) The Wish Bus traversing the mountain ranges known as “The Rockies” as it exits Colorado and enters the state of Utah.

 

Day 5: (Sept. 2) A few more miles before it reaches its destination. The Wish Bus as it hits the desert road of Utah on the longest day of the week. The Grand Canyon is an eye squint away at this point. Arizona and Nevada next then finally, the long trip will be over.

 

Day 6: (Sept. 3) Nevada welcomes the Wish Bus as it arrives at dawn in Las Vegas.

 

Day 6: (Sept. 3) Almost there! The Wish Bus at broad daylight in Las Vegas about a six-hour drive to the destination.

 

Day 7: (Sept. 4) Finally at Universal Studios in Las Vegas. The Wish Bus is ready to conquer Hollywood!

 

 

 

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UNTV Cup season 7 opens on Monday at Araneta

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2018

UNTV Cup — the league of public servants— will kick off its seventh season on Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Twelve teams are enlisted to compete in this edition:

1. Armed Forces of the Philippines – AFP Cavaliers
2. Department of Agriculture – DA Food Masters
3. Department of Justice – DOJ Justice Boosters
4. Government Service Insurance System – GSIS Furies
5. Supreme Court – Judiciary Magis
6. Malacañang / Philippine Sports Commission – Malacañang-PSC Kamao
7. National Housing Authority – NHA Builders
8. Office of the Ombudsman – Ombudsman Graft Busters
9. Philippine National Police – PNP Responders
10. Senate of the Philippines – Senate Defenders
11. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation – PhilHealth Plus
12. Philippine International Trading Corporation – PITC Global Traders

There are two new teams included this season: PITC Global Traders and seasons 1 and 2 alumni, PhilHealth Plus.

The play-for-charity league is the brainchild of BMPI CEO and public service advocate, Kuya Daniel Razon. It aims to bring camaraderie among public servants in the government through their common passion for basketball.

With the main sponsorship of Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International, last season saw nearly P10-M cash prizes awarded to the teams’ chosen charities.

FINAL FOUR TEAMS:

Champion — Senate Defenders — Kythe Foundation, Inc., Pangarap Foundation, Inc. and Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion, Inc. — P4,000,000 (beneficiary) + P500,000 (team)

Second Place — Malacañang-PSC Kamao — Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Millennium Sports Support System Association Inc. — p2,000,000 (beneficiary) + P300,000 (team)

Third Place — AFP Cavaliers — AFP Educational Benefit System Office — p1,000,000 (beneficiary) + P200,000 (team)

Fourth Place — NHA Builders — NHA Provident Fund Association, Inc. — P500,000 (beneficiary) + P100,000 (team)

OTHER PARTICIPATING TEAMS:

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 — P100,000

GSIS Furies — Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GSIS — P100,000

PDEA Drug Busters — Confederation of Community Oriented Policing System NGOs, (CCOPS-NGOs) Inc. — P100,000

BFP Firefighters — Philippine Science High School Foundation Inc. — P100,000

DOJ Justice Boosters — Department of Justice Employees’ Association (DOJEA), Silong Tanglaw, Uswag Kabataan Inc., and Nazareth Home for Children Foundation, Inc. — P100,000

DA Food Masters — Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development — P100,000

DOH Health Achievers — Dr. Gerry Cunanan Mindanao Heart Foundation, and Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko — P100,000

COA Enablers — Caritas Novaliches, Inc. — P100,000

Ombudsman Graft Busters — Ombudsman Provident Fund — P100,000

On Monday, starting at 4pm, the UNTV Action Center will organize a People’s Day Public Service Bazaar where the public and UNTV Cup fans can avail services from the following participating government agencies: SSS, NBI, PAG-IBIG fund, Philpost and Philhealth.

 

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