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Wish Bus in Hollywood, to help introduce OPM talents to international scene

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018


Last January 15, 2017 (Monday), Kuya Daniel Razon introduced to the crowd the new Wish Bus which will station at Hollywood, USA

MANILA, Philippines – Wish 107.5 stays true to its commitment to be Filipino talent’s gateway to the world.

Through Wish FM’s innovations, foreigners were wowed by the singing prowess of OPM artists.

Wishclusive videos taken on the Pambansang Wish Bus continue to gain worldwide attention through the Wish Youtube channel.

It now has almost 2 million subscribers and over 800 million views.

And now, aiming to further promote Filipino talent, Wish FM is set to bring the Wishclusive performances abroad through the popular Wish Bus.

“At this point, I would just like to let you know that in these coming months, we are already preparing for another big leap and we have that already. We have traveled our Wish Bus from New York to Los Angeles. Now it’s already in Hollywood and waiting for the inauguration,” said Wish creator, Kuya Daniel Razon.

“After this Hollywood thing, we’re looking forward to having also our Wish Bus in Europe,” he added.

OPM artists were amazed at the concept of a traveling Wish bus.

“If halimbawa, magkaroon ng Wish Bus sa ibang bansa and then magf-fly sila ng mga OPM artists doon tapos iikot sa iba’t ibang bansa, magandang idea iyon. Kasi sobrang unique eh kahit iyong mga foreigner’s pag narinig nila yung… ‘What? Studio in a bus?’ Parang sobrang nacucurious sila tapos hindi pa puchu-puchu iyong quality.  Kung gaano kaganda iyong quality sa regular na studio, kung hindi pa mas maganda parang pwede mo na silang i-compare. So nakakaproud na meron tayong nap-produce na ganun kaya sana matuloy yun,” said popular “soul supreme” singer, KZ Tandingan.

(If for example, there will be a Wish bus in other countries and they will fly OPM artists there and tour different countries. That’s a good idea because it’s so unique. Even foreigners, whenever they hear… ‘What? Studio in a bus?’ they seem so curious and the quality is very good.)

“Ang dami pong Filipino artists abroad that are just so great. Sa states pa lang po sobrang naguumapaw na din lahat ng talents ng Filipinos there and so to have Wish Bus go there so that they could help promote the OFWs or the Filipinos that are residing in different countries. It’s such a great opportunity and a great avenue once again that Wish has created,” said rising singer/song writer, Moira dela Torre.

(There are a lot of Filipino artists abroad that are just so great… So to have Wish Bus go there so that they could help promote the OFWs or the Filipinos that are residing in different countries, it’s such a great opportunity and a great avenue once again that Wish has created.)

“For us to be able to bring Wish to other countries and to reach our kababayans there and more, sobrang laking ano nun (it’s such a big deal). It’s an honor of course to be a part of this family and it’s so big for Wish. I’m only very excited, I’m looking forward for what else is in store for everybody kaya go. Congratulations po Kuya Daniel,” said stage actress and recording star Morissette Amon.

The concept of the first FM booth on wheels and state-of-the-art Wish Bus is praised not only by Filipinos but also by international artists who have performed there. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue


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Wish FM, UNTV’s “Spotlight” and William Thio get ‘National Customers’ Choice award

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


MANILA, Philippines – On Saturday, the National Customers’ Choice Award 2017-2018 recognized Wish FM as the ‘Most Outstanding Broadcasting and Media Production Company’.

Wish 107.5, on its 3rd year, has been the talk of the town for its FM booth on the wheels, the Wish bus, which runs not only in Metro Manila, but also in various provinces, and will soon be replicated in the U.S. and in Europe.

Its Wishclusive videos have also been the craze of netizens, with reactors across the globe.

And, Wish also takes pride of launching the biggest online singing competition in the Philippines, Wishcovery.

“I think we’re on top of the game because our bosses’ heads are in the game. So ganoon ang edge natin. We’re always the first sa mga innovation and I think iyon ang edge ng Wish FM,” said Wish jock Adam.

“Another ace that we got is our genuine concern and initiative to bring Filipino music across the world and to provide the coolest musical experience,” he added.

Meanwhile, the award giving body also recognized Why News anchor William Thio who was hailed the ‘News and Public Service Broadcasting Achiever’.

The program he hosts, “Spotlight” was also named the ‘Most Outstanding Bio-Documentary Show’.

“Lubos na pasasalamat at saka lalong lalo na sa my UNTV family kasi kayo ang nagbibigay sa akin ng inspirasyon, then lahat ng training and development for already seven years. So siguro ito narin iyong bunga. Swerte tayong lahat sa network natin because Kuya Daniel Razon, he embodies, iyong Mr. Public Service. So sa tingin ko dahil meron akong role model, meron akong mentor, nagiging madali narin to sort of, just try at least to, in our own little ways, to follow in his footsteps, in his advocacies,” said Thio.

The National Customers’ Choice Awards aims to give recognition to individuals, companies, brands, services and products that excel in various fields. – Leslie Longboen | 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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OPM artists shine in the 3rd Wish Music Awards

by UNTV   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

MANILA, Philippines — OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

Awarded last night were artists and groups that stood out in their respective genres like R&B, pop, ballad, alternative rock, urban and contemporary folk.

For the second time, Morissette was the big winner of the night.

She bagged the Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year, Wish Artist of the Year and the Wish Reactors’ Choice.

She also received bronze, silver and the first ever gold awards as part of the Wishclusive Elite Circle.

Her own rendition of the hit song “Chandelier” got more than 20 million views, her rendition of “Against All Odds” has over 30 million views, while her performance of the “Secret Love Song” got more than 52 million views.

“Thank you Wish for being a platform for us artists to perform and share our talents not only here in the Philippines but abroad as well. And there are so many people, the YouTube reactors, and foreigners patronize Wish and OPM. With this, congratulations to everyone,” said Morissette.

Rising star Moira dela Torre also won in the event with her song “Malaya” that has 12 million views. It won as the Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year, Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year and bronze award for the Wishclusive Elite Circle.

“Thank you for making that avenue where everyone can celebrate OPM because OPM is OPM whether indie or mainstream,” said Moira.

KZ Tandingan also entered the Wishclusive Elite Circle with her Wishclusive performances of the OPM hit-song “Tadhana” and her rendition of Two Less Lonely People, which each have 25 million views.

Her song “Labo” also won the Urban Song of the Year.

“Thank you so much, guys. I’m just a vessel in this world and I’m just very thankful that saw my love in music,” said KZ Tandingan.

Meanwhile, rapper Flict-G received the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year and bronze award for his song “Nakakamiss” featuring Curse-One, Dello and Smugglaz.

“They are all good. Every one of us deserves these trophies. The biggest winner is OPM industry,” said the rapper.

Other OPM artists Jay R, Jona, TJ Monterde at and 5th Gen also bagged awards.

Among the new awardees are the Extrapolation, Ben&Ben, IV of Spades and Tom’s Story.

This year’s music event also included its first-ever Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist category, which was bagged by Dua Lipa for her performance of “Blow Your Mind.”

“I never thought that that simple whisper of ‘Wish 107.5’ will really go a long way. The fervent wish, in the beginning, grew into more of a commitment and this third installment of Wish Music Award, Filipino music, Filipino artists and the Filipino race are all wanting to conquer the global music scene,” said Kuya Daniel Razon. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue



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