The Wishfuls’ virtual concert trends on social media

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 26, 2020   •   753

The Wishfuls virutal OPM concert made it to the number two spot of trending items on Twitter on Sunday (October 25).

Fans witnessed “The Wishfuls: OPM Live”, an OPM music party online filled with outstanding performances by Princess Sevillena, Louie Anne Culala, Kimberly Baluzo, Carmi Arriola, Ace Bartolome, and Rhea Basco.

The virtual concert was a celebration of the OPM industry’s resilience in the face of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The event also gave recognition to composers of OPM hits and all-time favorite Filipino love songs.

Record producer and composer Venhee Saturno was among the celebrated composers. He is the man behind hits songs “Be My Lady” sang by Martin Nievera, Ariel Rivera’s “Sana Kahit Minsan”, “Bakit Pa” sang by Jessa Zaragosa, and Jaya’s “Wala Na Bang Pagibig”. AAC (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)

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Rescue groups gear up for first-ever UNTV Rescue competition

admin   •   June 22, 2018


MANILA, Philippines — For the third time, UNTV will hold a rescue summit to be participated by rescuers from different regions in the country.

The summit this July 11 will be different as it will open a competition for the most skilled and fastest-rescue teams that can respond to various scenarios, especially the Big One or a major earthquake.

“Kung dito nga naman mangyayari yun (major earthquake), we cannot expect na taga-dito pa rin. Tayo-tayo pa rin ang magtutulungan regarding that. We have to depend on the help from outside,” said BMPI-UNTV  Vice President for admin and external affairs Gerry Panghulan.

(If the ‘Big One’ hits us, we cannot expect help to come from here also. We have to help each other regarding that. We have to depend on help from outside.)

UNTV Rescue Summit is among the public service projects spearheaded by BMPI-UNTV President and CEO Daniel Razon, who also pioneered the rescue training effort for its news reporters and personnel.

Major cash prizes await the winning rescue groups apart from the experience and opportunity to improve their abilities.

“Alam mo naman si Kuya Daniel pag nag-isip ng proyekto lagi gusto niya kasi ma-improve ang capabilities ng mga team na sasali para sa kanila rin,” said Panghulan.

(You know how Kuya Daniel thinks. When he comes up with a project, he wants to make sure that the capabilities of participating teams will also improve. It’s for their own good.)

But even without monetary incentives, participating rescue teams view the event as essential in enhancing their skills and knowledge in saving lives.

“Kasi dito, hindi po ang kompetisyon ang tinitignan naming kundi yung mga natutunan po namin. Mas marami kami natutunan tsaka yung camaraderie na nakikilala namin mga kapwa namin rescuers. Mas mabilis response namin,” said PDRRMO Nueva Vizcaya training head  Jennelyn Hernandez.

(We’re not looking to win the competition but rather what we can learn from it. We learn a lot and we enjoy the  camaraderie as we get to know our fellow rescuers.  We respond faster now.)

“Napakahalaga ng ginagawa ng UNTV ngayon lalo na sa aming mga responders upang mas lalo kami matuto o di kaya’y mas lalo kaming maging ready pagdumating ang the Big One,” said PDRRMO Isabela training head Robert Umoso.

(UNTV’s initiatives are so valuable especially in training responders to be more alert when the Big One comes.)  — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue





Ang Dating Daan’s Bro. Eli celebrates 71st birthday

admin   •   April 4, 2018

It was on April 4, 1947, when the world was blessed with a Brother Eli Soriano.

Brother Eli has been well-known for hosting the religious program “Ang Dating Daan” or “The Old Path”.

On Wednesday, Brother Eli celebrated his 71st birthday.

Netizens filled social media with greetings for the international televangelist.

On a special day, #BroEliThankfulAt71 started trending at 9 am and later reached the top spot on Twitter Philippines’ trends.

Netizens shared through tweets and posts how grateful they are to know Brother Eli.

Some also voiced out their wishes to the birthday celebrator while others dedicated a song to him.

Some also happily shared their unforgettable moments with Brother Eli.

The whole UNTV and Breakthrough and Milestones Production International (BMPI) family also greeted the well-loved preacher. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

Wish FM launches newest innovation as a way to thank avid supporters

UNTV News   •   November 28, 2017

MAKATI CITY — Wish 107.5 is known for introducing innovations and unique concepts in the broadcast industry.

Among these are the first and only FM radio on wheels in the Philippines, the Wish Bus and its freshest online singing competition, Wishcovery.

That’s why it’s no wonder it’s YouTube channel has earned around 1.7 million subscribers!

To thank its growing community of wishers, a new innovation is brought to us by Wish FM… the Wish Card!

BMPI Vice President for Radio Bong Etorma said, “We always wanted to give something sa lahat ng wishers natin and one way para ma-reach natin sila is naisip namin, bigyan kaya natin ng Wish Card ang lahat ng wishers and this is for free kaya lahat talaga ay pwedeng makakuha ng Wish Card and to give them something na makakapag-enjoy sa kanila.”

(We always wanted to give something to all our wishers and one way to reach them. We thought of giving all our wishers a Wish Card and this is for free so everyone can have a Wish Card and to give them something that they can enjoy.)

To get a Wish Card, a wisher just have to download the new Wish app and sign up.

Wish Card

Wish App developer 1KSolutions CEO Noel Peralta Jr. explained, “Kasi ang previous app natin is meron siyang mga newsfeeds, updates regarding artists na sumasampa sa bus but right now kasi we have added features such as iyong freebies and discounts from merchants. Then, also wish merchandise that can be availed by our wishers na pwede rin naman through the app na ngayon.”

(Because our previous app has newsfeeds, updates regarding artists but right now we have added features such as freebies and discounts from merchants. Then also, Wish merchandise that can be availed by our wishers through the latest app.)

Through the Wish app and by listening to the Wish jocks, wishers can earn points that can be used to redeem Wish items such as notebooks, tumblers, caps, t-shirts, and jackets.

Wishers may also avail discounts from Wish FM’s partner merchants.

BMPI Vice President for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio revealed, “Now all of these Wish subscribers are potential Wish Card holders. So all of these 1.7 million can actually be part of their promos so that will be one distinct advantage of any merchants who do want to be partners with us in Wish card.”

For wishers who have businesses and want to be part of this latest project, you may email at

And since wishers are spread all over the world, Wish card’s scope is also worldwide.

VP Etorma added, “For now, ang mae-enjoy ng mga nasa ibang bansa natin ay they can listen through live streaming ng Wish 107.5 natin but soon we’ll have merchant partners from abroad na kung saan ay mae-enjoy din nila ang mga promos that they’ll be giving.”

(For now, wishers abroad may enjoy listening through live streaming of Wish 107.5 but soon we’ll have merchant partners from abroad where they may also enjoy the promos that they’ll be giving.) — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

Actual photo of Wish Card


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