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Philippine Blood Center gives the highest accord to MCGI

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

That’s why the Philippine Blood Center (PBC) believes volunteer blood donors can be considered heroes.

To recognize these heroes, PBC holds Dugong Bayani Awards yearly.

This 2017, Members Church of God International (MCGI) received once again the Jose Rizal Award.

This is the highest award PBC gives to organizations and agencies that donate more than 2,000 blood units.

Since October last year, MCGI recorded the most number of donated blood units with a total of 6,264.

“Ipinagpapasalamat natin ng maraming marami sa Panginoong Dios dahil sa loob po ng anim na taong sunod-sunod ay sa awa at tulong ng Panginoon ay nakukuha po ng Members Church of God International ang pinakamataas na gawad pagkilala para sa mga nagdodonate ng dugo sa Philippine Blood Center,” said MCGI Representative Danny Navales.

(We thank God because for six consecutive years, with God’s help and mercy, Members Church of God International has been receiving the highest recognition for blood donors to Philippine Blood Center.)

“Kaya ito po ay ating malaking kaligayahan sapagkat alam nating nagbubunga iyong pagpapagal ng ating mga mangangaral, si Bro. Eli Soriano at si Kuya Daniel Razon na hikayatin ang bawat kapatid sa pagsasama-sama na magkaroon ng diwa ng pagabot o pagmamahal sa kapwa tao sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng dugo na napakahalaga lalo na sa ating panahon,” he added.

(That’s why this gives us great joy because we know that the efforts of our preachers, Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon, to encourage every brother in the organization to have a sense of service and love for fellowmen through the donation of blood which is very important especially in our time.)

These blood units are from MCGI blood donors in Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal and some parts of Bulacan, Pampanga and Laguna.

These are apart from the blood donations from different parts of the country.

The Philippine Blood Center, meanwhile, thanked the organization for its tireless support.

“Halos noong nagsimula kami, kasama na namin sila sa aming journey towards 100% voluntary blood donation. Ito ang pinakaessence ng ating programa na gusto natin na lahat ng dugo na isasalin sa ating mga pasyente ay galing sa volunteer donors. At ang tingin ko, nakuha na natin ito, na-attain na natin at napakalaking tulong ng inyong organization,” said PBC head Dr. Andres Bonifacio.

(When we were starting, they were already with us on our journey towards 100% voluntary blood donation. This is the very essence of our program — we want all the blood to be transfused to our patients to be from volunteer donors. And as I see it, we already achieved it, we attained it and your organization is a big help.)

MCGI has already received awards from different blood centers and organizations because of its regular blood drives not only in the Philippines but also around the world.

MCGI is the primary partner of UNTV in all its public services. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue 

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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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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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MCGI collaborates with Philippine Blood Center for mass blood donation drive

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

 

Philippine Blood Center Technical Division head Dr. Francis Dematera receives recognition from MCGI representative Bro. Danny Navales for allowing the organization and ADD Foundation to use PBC’s facilities for the blood donation drive.

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Over 700 volunteers from Members, Church of God International (MCGI) flocked to the grounds of Philippine Blood Center (PBC) on Saturday, April 28, in a regular mass blood donation drive.

The group was able to donate a total of 452 units of blood that could save countless lives.

Blood donations were extracted using the center’s state-of-the-art facilities with volunteers from MCGI assisted by PBC’s in-house staff for better facilitation.

“Nakikita kasi natin na ang Center naman ay open sila. Nakita natin na mas magiging kumbinyente kung dito natin ito gaganapin,” MCGI Representative Brother Danny Navales said.

(We know that the Center is very open. We figured that it would be more convenient to conduct the event at the center.)

Donors enjoyed the “opportunity of sharing” as it benefits not only the recipient of their blood donations but their own health as well. Also, they believe that donating blood is more than monetary donations.

“Kasi po pagbibili po ng dugo sa ibang institution, mahal po, naasa 2,000 pesos. Pero kung makakapagbigay tayo ng dugo, wala man po tayong pera, parang nakapagbigay na po tayo ng pinansyal na tulong sa kanila, wala man po tayong pera lalo na po sa mga wala at kapos,” said Vernie Mangacer, a blood donor.

(When you buy from other institutions it can cost up to P2,000. But by donating blood, it’s almost as if you’ve given financial help to those in need.)

The PBC management, meanwhile, expressed their gratitude for the massive support that the MCGI rendered in the said blood donation drive.

“Natutuwa kami na dito mismo sa Philippine Blood Center ang activity na ito.  Lubos po ang pasasalamat namin sa pamunuan ng Ang Dating Daan, kay Bro Eli at Bro. Daniel Razon. Maraming-maraming salamat po,” Dr. Francis Dematera, the Head of PBC’s Technical Division exclaimed.

(We are happy that they held this activity right here at the Philippine Blood Center. We are very grateful to the leadership of Ang Dating Daan, to Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon. Thank you very much.)

MCGI has been in partnership with PBC in this endeavor for six years now. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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