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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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GIS EXCLUSIVE: Employers vow to regularize 300,000 workers this year – Bello

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

 

 

Labor Secretary Silvestre ” Bebot” Bello III

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced a good news on regularization during his interview with the program “Get It Straight with Daniel Razon” on Tuesday (August 14).

Bello said the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) signified their support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to end “endo” scheme or illegal contractualization in the country.

Secretary Bello said the group of employers in the country vowed to regularize 300,000 contractual employees within the year.

To make it happen, Bello said, ECOP promised to ink an agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) before the year ends.

“Sabi ko kapag ginawa niyo iyan I will give you a labor holiday. In other words, hindi ko pabibisitahin ang mga inspectors ko. Just give me that 300,000 na i-regular niyo…Magkakaroon kami ng memorandum of understanding,” Bello assured.

ECOP serves as an umbrella organization of business communities from small entrepreneurs to large business companies and organizations such as the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Chinese- Filipino Businessmen and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Giant firms such as SM Retail Inc. and Jollibee Foods Corporation are also members of ECOP.

Meanwhile, Bello admits they lack available labor law compliance officers to complete the inspection of 800,000 business establishments in the country. Since President Duterte issued the directive in May this year, DOLE was able to inspect only around 99,000 establishments to date.

Thus the Secretary encourages workers and employees themselves to volunteer by undergoing a DOLE-facilitated training to help in the inspection while the agency is awaiting the additional funds from the government in order to hire a new set of Labor Law Compliance Officers.

Ideally sana kung talagang mapagtibay namin ang aming pag- iinspect, tama na sakin muna ng at least 2, 500 additional for a start. Iyong mga nurse sabi namin mag- apply kayo. We will deputize you. After your training, kayo ang mag- inspect sa mga hospitals,” he said.

Secretary Bello admits that regularization is a huge challenge, noting that he needs to convince business giants and conglomerates.

He insists his conscience is clear against allegations being thrown at him, even linking him with giant private companies.

Bello made it to the headlines because of multiple accusations of corruption, extortion and unauthorized collection of fees for OFW iDOLE cards.

The Secretary said he is willing to step down anytime if the President orders him to do so. But Bello remains confident that he still has the trust of President Duterte.

Awa ng Dios hindi pa naman ako tinatawagan ng Presidente. Kasi sabi naman ng Presidente na kahit kaunting suspicion lang na meron kang kinasasangkutan na katiwalian, ‘Hindi lang kita tanggalin, papatayin pa kita,’ sabi niya. Awa ng Dios buhay pa ako. Alam ng ating Pangulo ang pagkatao ko,” he concluded. – Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

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Rescue groups gear up for first-ever UNTV Rescue competition

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 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

 

 

 

 

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Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 marks ‘historic’ album launch

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

(L-R) BMPI Events Head Bobby Delos Santos, Star Music Audio Content Head Jonathan Manalo,
Wishcovery’s resident reactor Jungee Marcelo, Star Cinema executive Roxy Liquigan, BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon, Wishful Ace, Carmela, Louie Anne, Kimberly, Princess, VP for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio, VP for Radio Bong Etorma at Wishful Journey Album Launch Concert held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 19, 2018. (PVI/Paul Junel Aquino)

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – There is no stopping Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 – Ace Bartolome, Carmela Ariola, Louie Anne Culala, Kimberly Baluzo and grand champion Princess Sevillena – from achieving their dreams as they mark the very first in the music history’s album launch record.

Award-winning Music Producer Junjee Marcelo and Star Music Audio and Content Head Jonathan Manalo both agreed that the Wishful 5’s album launch was indeed “historical.”

A total of 15,000 units of the group’s “Wishful Journey” album were sold out in a matter of hours on Monday, June 18, which accorded them both a gold and platinum award. According to Manalo, it was rare for a new group of artists to receive such overwhelming support from fans.

“First time na talagang for a new artist, sa isang baguhang grupo ng artist na ganoon karami at ganoon kahaba iyong pila. Sobra talagang natutuwa ako na iyong supporters nila talagang sobrang loyal at talagang pinilahan…First day nag- gold, nag- platinum agad and first time nangyari iyon sa history,” exclaimed Manalo.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (PARI Inc.) considers an album a gold record if it reaches 7,500 units of sales mark and platinum if it reaches the 15,000 unit sales mark.

The gold and platinum awards were given to the Wishful 5 during their successful “Wishful Journey” concert at the Big Dome on Tuesday, June 20.

Meanwhile, music veteran Junjee Marcelo considers it a great honor to be part of the Wishful 5’s songwriting team and have a hand in the five artists’ training, seeing their exceptional potential.

“I have no words. Ibang level talaga. Iyong ma- appreciate iyong ginawa mo, one thing iyon. Pero para ma- appreciate ng nakararami iyong ginawa mo ay sobrang blessing iyon. It can only happen because the LORD made it happen,” he said.

Kuya Daniel Razon, the innovator behind Wish 107.5, expressed his gratitude to the Lord for the record sales and for the success of the Wishful Journey concert.

“One day platinum, one day gold, kasi magkasama na…Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat na sumuporta sa Wishful 5. Una ang ating laging pasasalamat sa Panginoon sa lahat ng Kaniyang kabutihan…Sa mga hindi natin ine-expect pero ipinagkakaloob Niya pa rin,” he said.

Junjee, meanwhile, commended Kuya Daniel for the success of the project and hopes for more to come from Wish FM.

“Si Kuya Daniel na laging mahirap sundan iyong mga ideya dahil laging trail blazer. I just want to tell you personally Kuya Daniel na don’t ever stop doing those things kasi it really blesses a lot of people. People who really need a break. People na katulad namin who are looking for talents and nagawa lahat iyan nitong buong experience na ito,” he concluded. – Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

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