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Stephen Speaks returns to the Philippines for music and charity

by UNTV   |   Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Rockwell Ryan Ripperger of Stephen Speaks together with DJ Faye and DJ Robin on Wish 1075 Bus. (Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — Ninety’s pop band Stephen Speaks is back in the Philippines to promote his latest single ‘Alive to Fight’. The song debuted on board the Wish Bus of Wish 107.5 FM radio station

Stephen Speaks also took Wishers back in time with some of the band’s biggest singles “Passenger Seat” and “Out of my League”.

“This bus is awesome. When they say I was going to be on a bus, I did not expect this. This is really cool. The quality, the sound quality is amazing. You got good microphones. It’s air-conditioned. So yeah, I love it in here. It’s great,” said the band’s front man, Rockwell Ryan Ripperger, about the Wish Bus.

Apart from sharing his music, Ripperger is also in the country for charity.

“I did a benefit tour for the soldiers of Marawi. I actually went to Fort Bonifacio and sang for the wounded soldiers and the rest of the army. And I’m also donating a portion of ticket sales to them to help them rebuild and support the people who fought there,” said the frontman.

Ripperger even wanted to help in coral reef rehabilitation in Concepcion, Iloilo.

“I went down to Iloilo and I went snorkeling on the beaches and they have some great beautiful corals and there was a lot of dead corals,” he said.

“I said I wanted to talk to some of the government officials here and see if I can set up a little of reef restoration and show them how to take fragments and grow them out and put them back on and kind of rebuild the reef so we go working on that and I’m pretty excited about that too,” he added.

Stephen Speaks promised their fans to return to the country in September. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue


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Senate commends Senate Defenders for winning UNTV Cup Season 6

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

(Left-Right) Senate Defenders’ Senator Sonny Angara, Sen. Joel Villanueva, Sen. Franklin Drilon and Sen. Migz Zubiri celebrate at the awarding ceremony being the champion of the 6th season of the League of Public Servants, UNTV Cup. Sen. Bam Aquino was also in the venue to support their team. (Marjhon Obsioma‎ / Photoville Interanational)

MANILA, Philippines — At the plenary session on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proudly sponsored a resolution congratulating the Senate Defenders for bringing home the championship title in Monday night’s UNTV Cup Season 6 finals game against Malacañang-PSC Kamao.

“Mr. President, the UNTV Cup was conceptualized by Kuya Daniel Razon in 2012 as a charity basketball league dubbed as “Liga ng Mga Public Servants” to better serve the public thru sponsorship camaraderie and health competition sponsored by the Members of Church of God [International] (MCGI) headed by Bro. Eli Soriano,” said Drilon.

Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara expressed gratitude to their colleagues and employees of the Senate who supported them during the league.

“That four million cash price that we won last night will go straight to Tahanang Mapagpala, Kyth Foundation. These are cancer survivors and Pangarap Foundation,” said Villanueva.

“The fact that we defeated Malacañang Kamao shows that the principle of check and balances is very much alive, Mr. President,” said Angara.

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“Lampaso po yung kalaban. This is not the close game,” said Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.

The team’s manager, Senator Ralph Recto even joked about Malacañang-PSC Kamao’s key player, Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go by asking Sen. Drilon, “Would the gentleman know the reason why Mr. Bong Go is interested running for the Senate?”

To which Drilon quipped, “So he can join the Senate Defenders basketball team,” sending everyone in the room laughing.

All senators became co-sponsors of the resolution which was eventually approved by the plenary. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue




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PNP escapes eviction from UNTV Cup 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018

PNP Responders defense was so effective that it limited the production of Malacañang-PSC’s main man Christian Luanzon to just 12 points. (Paul Junnel Aquino / Photoville International)

PASIG CITY, Philippines — The defending champion PNP Responders survived the deadly game against the Malacañang-PSC Kamao on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Had they lost to the Kamao, the policemen will go home and take a vacation in the middle of UNTV Cup Season 6.

Good thing, the Responders relived their championship form and annihilated Kamao with a 19-point domination, 77-58.

Responders Assistant Coach Art Marquez aims to continue with their game plan of intensive practices, with eyes on defending the title.

“Talagang ganoon, mahirap. Pero nakukuha sa practice iyan. Basta bawal na mag-relax sa amin,” Marquez said.

(It’s hard but that’s how it is. We’ll achieve it through practice. We’re not allowed to relax now.)

Kamao Assistant Coach Raffy Gonzales, on the other hand, admits poor performance led to the loss.

“Nagkulang talaga kami sa offense namin. Kailangan naming paghandaan yung offense namin. Paghahandaan namin yung game namin sa susunod.”

(We really fell short in our offense. We need to prepare for our offense. We will prepare for our next game.)

Two-time MVP Olan “The Sniper” Omiping was named as the best player of the game with 23 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls for the Responders while Eric Dela Cuesta produced only 14 points in leading the Kamao.

Meanwhile, the AFP Cavaliers defeated the PDEA Drug Busters in the first game of the tripleheader, 98-90.

With this win, the Cavaliers remains on the top spot with 9 wins and one loss as it awaits its opponent in the semi-final round with a twice-to-beat advantage.

Cavaliers Coach Sonny Manucat emphasized that there is no room for complacency in order to continue winning.

“Sabi ko sa kanila, hindi pa kailangang mag-relax, yung composure ng team dapat nandoon. Magagawa lang namin yun sa break [off-season]. So, actually wala kaming break. Bukas resume agad kami [ng practice] ,” Coach Manucat revealed.

(I said to them, “We must not relax now, our team composure must not diminish. We can only relax on our break [off-season].” So, actually we don’t have free time. Tomorrow, we will immediately resume our practice.)

The Drug Busters, on the other hand, despite failing to advance to the next round, is thankful for being able to join the league of public servants for the first time this season and looks forward to more seasons to come.

In the second game, the Senate Defenders rises to the fourth spot of the team standings after overpowering two-time champion Judiciary Magis in a neck-and-neck bout, 74-71.

Chester Tolomia and Warren Ybañez were both fouled out in the second half of the match to the advantage of the Defenders.

Senate Defenders Coach Mike Fermin said, “Ang game plan ko is, ang big three nila, Tolomia, Camaso , Ybañez, i-contain. So, we did a pretty decent job. Two-time defending champion iyan. Talagang lalaban iyan, pero we have to do our part.”

(My game plan is to contain their big three: Tolomia, Camaso , Ybañez.  So, we did a pretty decent job. That’s a two-time defending champion. They are really ready to fight, but we have to do our part.)

Gary Sevilla who made 25 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 block was hailed as the best player of the game.

This victory gives the Defenders a twice-to-beat advantage in this season’s quarter-final round.

Watch out for the Malacañang-PSC Kamao, PNP Responders, Senate Defenders, and the Judiciary Magis as they battle in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, the NHA Builders sits on a semi-final spot along with the AFP Cavaliers. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue


The Scores:

GAME 1: AFP Cavaliers defeat PDEA Drug Busters, 98-90.

Quarter Scores: 23-22, 44-45, 70-66, 98-90

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 99
B. Bautista 25, R. Almerol 18, W. Casulla 11, W. Sergio 11, J. Quiambao 8, V. Evidor 6, J. Lumongsod 5, L. Cabayao 5, R. Pascual 5, M. Mendoza 4

PDEA Drug Busters
Box Scores: 90
M. Basco 27, R. Sanz 21, E. Rosales 20, J. Perante 9, B. Rizon 8, C. Santiago 5,

GAME 2: Senate Defenders defeat Judiciary Magis, 74-71.

Quarter Scores: 15-18, 37-35, 49-48, 74-71

Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 74
G. Sevilla 25, J. Mangaran 14, J. Sanders 14, R. Balboa 5, H. Ng 5, M. Legaspi 4, R. Malaga 4, S. Marata 3

Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 71
F. Salamat 17, C. Camaso 12, J. Rabino 11, C. Tolomia 11, W. Ybanez 5, V. Puno 5, H. Bergonio 4, C. Roma 4, J. Serrano 2

GAME 3: PNP Responders defeat Malacañang-PSC Kamao, 77-58.

Quarter Scores: 16-12, 39-25, 57-34, 77-58

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 77
O. Omiping 23, J. Criste 14, A. Tolentino 12, J. Cabahug 9, J. Misola 8, A. Yanquiling 5, H. Decena 2, R. Abaya 2, R. Cabrera 2

Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 58
E. Dela Cuesta 14, C. Luanzon 12, M. Ignario 11, V. Javier 7, G. Gadong 4, J. Besa 4, J. Jimenez 4, I. Garrido 2,

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Wish FM 107.5 receives “Best Social Media” award in 1st Gawad Lasallianeta

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines —  De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) awarded recognition to outstanding and influential individuals and organizations in the country’s media industry through the very first Gawad Lasallianeta on Tuesday.

Among the winners is the all-hits station Wish FM 107.5.

“Without Kuya Daniel’s wisdom, this wouldn’t be possible. Wish will never be possible. And of course, with God’s help. All glory goes to God,” said Wish 107.5 radio jock Faye.

“We’re very thankful for the first Lasallianeta Gawad and for recognizing the hard work not only of the station but the men and women behind it,” said  DJ Ray Holiday.

Wish jock Ray Holiday believes the intelligent and creative usage of social media is among the edges of Wish 107.5.

“Social media is a dime a dozen. I believe it’s the execution, how everything is presented. Everybody is uploading on YouTube. Anybody can come up with a music contest but it really boils down to how it’s done. ‘Yung execution lang. And it’s very unique, in a way,” said Ray.

Ms. Sheila Cabidog, the event’s head organizer attests that Wish FM is a favorite in their campus.

“Actually, every time they would hear Wish FM, just the tone, they are really very happy. [It’s] good the social media is being used despite that its platform should be radio. It seems to have developed and evolved. Wish FM is good in its social media usage,” said Cabidog.

Wish is the no. 1 FM YouTube channel in the country with more than 540 million views and 1.5 million subscribers worldwide.

Uploaded in the channel are the Wishclusive videos of local and international artists who sang on the first and only FM booth on wheels, the Wish bus.

In the same channel, wishers can find the performances of the 20 wishfuls who are part of the freshest search for the next online singing sensation, Wishcovery.— Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue



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