UNTV News and Rescue is set to conduct the 4th Rescue Summit on Sunday (April 28) at the Marikina Sports Center.
The summit which will be done in partnership with the Marikina City Government will start at 6 o’clock in the morning with whole day activities showcasing disaster response capability, rescue competition, and disaster preparedness seminars infused with entertainment from guest artists.
Conceptualized by Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon, the rescue summit aims to establish a strong coordination with rescue units in the local government sector and the general public in preparing for the widely-anticipated strong earthquake dubbed as ‘The Big One’.
Partnering with the LGUs
UNTV’s partnership with the Marikina government this year was forged during the station’s annual rescue sendoff ceremony on New Year’s eve at the Marikina Riverbanks when all the UNTV News and Rescue units and volunteers and the Marikina Rescue 161 units joined forces in responding to emergency calls during the revelry of welcoming 2019.
“Baka po pwede magkaroon kami (tayo) ng mga joint exercises para lalong mapatibay ang ating rescue efforts at yung organization natin… hindi para lang sa atin kundi para sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan,” Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro suggested.
Marikina’s Rescue 161 is one of the most established rescue units in the country with a standard 5-minute response time anywhere in the City.
In 2018, UNTV initially partnered with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in mounting the 3rd Rescue Summit at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. It was participated in by various local government units and government agencies, as well as key officials in the national level, such as PNP Chief, Police Director-General Oscar Albayalde, DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Nestor Quinsay, Jr., and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Usec. Ricardo Jalad.
Learning and competing
The seminars in the 4th Rescue Summit include Disaster Concept and Management, Family Disaster Plan, Wound Management and Limb Injury Management, Hands-only CPR, and Basic Ropemanship and Hazardous Material Orientation.
Aside from the opportunity for advanced learning, nine rescue units will also be participating in a rescue competition.
The nine teams are: Palawan PDRRMO, Ilocos Sur PDRRMO, Camarines Sur PDRRMO, Cagayan PDRRMO, Bulacan PDRRMO, Nueva Vizcaya PDRRMO, Laguna PDRRMO and Balanga CDRRMO, City of San Pedro DRRMO.
Over P5-million worth of prizes await the winners:
First place – P2-million
Second place – P1.5-million
Third place – P1-million
Fourth place – P500,000
Fifth place – P100,000
Sixth place – P100,000
Seventh place – P50,000
Eighth place – P50,000
Ninth place – P50,000
The beginning of a worthy cause
The UNTV News and Rescue team was conceptualized and immediately realized in 2010. This was to address the growing need for more rescue teams to respond to emergency situations brought about by disasters and calamities.
UNTV News and Rescue founder, Kuya Daniel Razon, believes that every news team in broadcast organizations have the responsibility to respond to emergencies not just by mere reporting of details, but first and foremost, by saving lives or, at the very least, ensuring that people are led far from danger.
“Naumpisahan natin yung ‘Tulong Muna Bago Balita’, yung ating mga reporters ay capable na tumulong sa pag-rerescue at yung ating mga vehicles, kinonvert natin sa rescue vehicles dahil dito natin ipinasok yung konseptong ‘Tulong Muna, Bago Balita’.
Since then, UNTV News and Rescue has been be upskilling, organizing free rescue trainings and acquiring rescue equipment to better serve those in emergency situations and be a reliable partner in public service. – Maris Federez
Be prepared for any emergencies when traveling this long vacation.
UNTV’s News and Rescue team shared first aid tips for safe travels.
Heat exhaustion/ heat stroke
Take them to a nearest shade
Lie them down and elevate their foot for blood circulation
If able to drink, give them cool water
Apply cool water to the skin or ice packs on armpits, wrists, ankles & groin
Bring the patient to the nearest hospital
Place under running water for 15 to 20 minutes
Don’t apply any ointment
Immediately call a lifeguard or trained rescuer
Throw a life vest or any floating item available.
It is not advisable to interfere if untrained
Cuts and bruises
Clean the wound using Povidone Iodine
Cover the wound with a gauze pad
Immediately call for assistance for severe injuries
Assistant training officer of UNTV News and Rescue Angelo Dela Paz advise to carefully plan vacations by bringing a first aid kit.
Individuals should also know the necessary emergency contact numbers as well as the location of the nearest hospital.
“Iyong mga major injuries, pinaka-the best doon would be tumawag na sa mga emergency hotline na malapit sa ating lugar. (For major injuries it is best to call emergency hotlines near the area)” he said.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Grace Casin)
Filipino musicians dubbed as the legends of the ‘90s received a warm welcome from their fans when they landed in Dubai on Wednesday (December 26).
Singers Cookie Chua, Glenn Jacinto, Lei Bautista, Naldy Padilla and Wency Cornejo, who became popular in the ’90s, are in Dubai for their ‘90s Upload Concert set to be held on Friday (December 28).
Music fans are ecstatic to see the said Filipino artists in person and even expressed excitement over the upcoming concert.
“Exciting po sa darating na Upload ’90s Concert kasi po dekada nobenta yun kapanahunan po namin, panahon ng laro, anime, banda-banda, mga songhits, mga gita-gitara, mga cartoons …. ganun po, mga idol na banda, dekada nobenta himig natin, yun po,” said Adrian Manlapaz, an OPM fan.
“Since OFW ako so masarap sa OFW ung marinig mo ung mga old music. ‘Yan ung mga pang relax, yung time na pagod na pagod ka pero mapapakinggan mo yung mga Filipino artists na dadayo pa dito, pupunta pa dito, para kantahin nila mga songs na ineexpect natin na kakantahin nila ung mga ’90s songs,” said Rafael Agapito, also an OPM fan.
The artists have expressed gratitude for the warm reception and vowed to make their fans feel the ’90s vibe with the music line up they prepared for the concert.
“Sa lahat po ng manonood ng ’90s Upload maraming, maraming, maraming salamat sa inyo. Nahahalata niyo paos na o ako dahil ang biyahe naming ay napakatagal at napakahaba inintay pero kaming lahat na mga singers para sa ’90s Upload ay narito para sa inyo, dahil sa inyo. Sa aming show, expect niyo na lang, na rakrakan ng mga Pinoy icons tulad ni Naldy, ako, si Glenn, Cookie at si Lei, kita kita tayo dun,” said Wency Cornejo.
“Yuyugyugin naming ang Dubai World Trade Center. Lahat kami mga rakista galing sa ’90s so kailangan nandun kayo kasi sobrang saya na aming mga inihanda para sa mga kababayan natin na nagtatrabaho ng maigi para sa mga pamilya nila sa Pilipinas. Excited na excited kami,” said Lei Bautista.
The ‘90s Upload Concert in Dubai is produced by Wish 107.5 together with La Verdad Events Management and Viu.
Wish 107.5 innvovator Kuya Daniel Razon, who is also in Dubai, invites all Filipinos to watch the concert and once again enjoy the sound of the ’90s.
“We are inviting you all to see us in the ’90s concert. Yung mga sikat na mga artists nung ’90s and yung mga sounds ng mga nasa edad namin, punta po kayo and ini-invite namin kayong lahat… hope to see you, all of you there,” said Kuya Daniel.
The ‘90s upload concert will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center Saeed Hall 1. Tickets are available for purchase via platinumlist.net. -Bevs Balmaceda, UNTV
Kuya Daniel visits senior citizens and PWDs in a facility managed by Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated (KFI) at Sta. Rosa, Laguna in celebration of his 35th year in public service.
MANILA, Philippines – “Good works bear no evil.” This has been the guiding principle of humanitarian and broadcast veteran, Kuya Daniel Razon in all of his advocacies.
His selfless dedication has earned him the moniker Mr. Public Service and that name has been reflected in all of his endeavors up to this day.
This year, Kuya Daniel celebrates his 35th anniversary in public service.
As always, he chooses to give rather than to receive on his special day.
Prior to that, Kuya Daniel reached out to the orphans and families at the Home for the Minors managed by Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated (KFI).
He surprised the children with presents and gave them a biblical advice.
“Meron akong natanggap na wish list ninyo (I received your wish list,)” he told the delighted crowd, “Basta magpapakabait lang kayo. Iyon ang susi ng lahat ng bagay sa buhay ng tao, na kumilala sa Dios, magkaroon ng takot sa Dios. (Be kind. That’s the key to everything in man’s life. Recognize God in your life, have fear in God),” he said.
Afterwards, Kuya Daniel went straight to the Ang Dating Daan Foundation Incorporated (ADDFI) Charity Home for the Elderly to check their needs.
One of them asked if they can have at least some time in a day or in a week to use a cellular phone to communicate with their loved ones, which Kuya Daniel immediately answered.
“Gusto ko lang po makita kahit sa FB iyong mga anak ko, kasi hindi ko sila nakikita 17 years na (I just want to see my children in FB because I haven’t seen them for 17 years now),” said one of them.
“Tingnan nyo baka may araw sila na pwede, (pagamitin nyo ng iPad). Bantayan nyo lang baka makipagligawan. (See if they can have a day when they can use iPads. Just check on them. They might date someone online,” Kuya Daniel told the social workers in jest.
On a separate occasion, Kuya Daniel traveled all the way to Sta. Maria, Laguna to surprise the elderly as well as persons with disability (PWD) under the care of KFI in a facility there.
Kuya Daniel serenaded the residents and staff in the facility.
They were overjoyed to see Kuya Daniel in person and more so, hearing him sing which according to them, was more than a bonus.
The said facilities for the minors, the elderly and the persons with disability are just some of Kuya Daniel’s projects aiming at extending public services to those in need – all for free.
On the big day Wednesday (November 28), Kuya Daniel was greeted by his friends, colleagues and loved ones in a simple celebration in Quezon City. – Marje Pelayo
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