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Wish 107.5 wins big in Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

 

Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018 recognized outstanding media programs, personalities and organizations in the country Wednesday, May 14.

Umalohokjuan is the official award-giving body of the Lyceum of the Philippines University which hailed Wish 107.5 as the “FM Station of the Year”.

Wish FM is known for its various innovations in the music industry such as being the first and only FM booth on wheels.  They also incorporate  public service in their endeavors such as the Wish Music Awards where winning artists get to share cash prizes with their chosen charities.

 

FILE PHOTO: Wish FM features live performances  inside the Wish Bus as fans and passers-by stop to watch (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

 

“It’s so amazing how Wish has come in just almost four years and being a part of this really is overwhelming. We’re just really thankful for this recognition,” said DJ Alice.

Wish FM has also received a special citation for its YouTube channel that now garnered 2.6 million subscribers and almost one billion views.

“Being part of Wish is so humbling because it’s a transcendent station and the reason why it’s transcendent is because of a true rockstar in broadcasting, Kuya Daniel Razon. I’m just really proud to be working under his supervision kaya, congrats to Wish and to god be the glory,” said DJ Adam. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at home in Detroit aged 76

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 17th, 2018

Aretha Franklin. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

 

Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday (August 16) at the age of 76, officials said.

Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit, according to one of her publicists. She had been battling advanced pancreatic cancer, and her family had asked for prayers.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said few people in the city’s history had been as universally loved or had left as indelible a mark as Franklin, describing her as a “performer without peers.”

“Throughout her extraordinary life and career, she earned the love – and yes, the respect – of millions of people, not just for herself and for women everywhere, but for the city she loved so dearly and called home,” Duggan said in a statement.

Franklin’s father was a Baptist preacher in Detroit, and the gospel singing she heard in his church was her musical foundation. She created a uniquely emotional and powerful voice that put her at the forefront of 1960s soul music along with Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Wilson Pickett.

Franklin sang at the funeral of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, as well as at the presidential inaugurations of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. In 1987 she became the first woman voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2010 Rolling Stone magazine named her the No. 1 singer of the rock era.

After recording and touring as a young gospel singer, Franklin’s career took a secular turn in 1961 when she signed with Columbia Records. She had only modest success with Columbia, which had trouble classifying her style and tried to steer her toward pop.

But when she switched to Atlantic Records in the mid-1960s, producer Jerry Wexler knew just what to do with Franklin, putting her powerful voice in a setting that combined gospel, soul, and rock and made her a superstar by letting “the lady wail.” As Franklin put it in her autobiography, she “Aretha-ized” the music. — Reuters

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Joe Jackson, patriarch of U.S. musical family, dead at 89 — media

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Joe Jackson, father of the late pop star Michael Jackson, poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film “Sils Maria” (Clouds of Sils Maria) in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

 

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael and his Jackson 5 brothers on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, CNN reported on Wednesday (June 27).

Jackson, who lived in Las Vegas and had been estranged from much of his family, had been suffering from cancer, according to media reports.

TMZ.com first reported the news. Both TMZ and CNN cited an unnamed source close to the family. — Reuters

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La Verdad Christian School delivers first batch of K-12 scholars

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Mrs. Pia Mallari with her daughter posing for a photo on the stage as they were called during the graduation ceremony at the La Verdad Christian School in Apalit, Pampanga.

MANILA, Philippines — Pia  Mallari had experienced difficulty in choosing which private school to enroll her daughter in after the government implemented the K-12 program.

Mallari is a Muslim from Jolo Sulu. She previously thought that La Verdad Christian College does not accept non-MCGI members.

This was until she proved that what other people were saying was false and that she liked the discipline being instilled by the school in its students.

“Para sa puso at isipan ko, number one ang La Verdad. Lalo pang bumabait ang mga kabataan. Lalo pa siyang bumait,” said Mallari.

(I wholeheartedly think La Verdad is the best. The children are becoming better individuals. My daughter has become kinder.)

Honor student Love Jezchem Colis said she will forever bring with her the valuable lessons she learned from La Verdad as she takes up architecture at a university in Manila.

“There are many valuable life lessons na nakukuha mo from the teachers not just the lessons that you need for academics,” said Colis.

(There are many valuable life lessons that you get from the teachers not just the lessons that you need for academics.)

For Love’s mom, Joy Colis, the scholarship program of Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon is a huge help to a single parent like her.

“Fair. It’s open for everybody. Talagang yung heart nila to help others. Very proud kami na pumasok dito yung anak ko,” said Joy.

(Fair. It’s open for everybody. They really have the heart to help others. We are very proud that our child is studying here.)

In the graduation of 299 scholars who are part of the first batch of the government’s K-12 program, the Department of Education (DepEd) sees the potential of the school to produce children who can lift their families out of poverty.

“Ang La Verdad Christian School nasa mapa na (La Verdad Christian School is already on the map). Nasa record na ng (It’s already in the records of the) division of Pampanga as one of our best schools, even in the regional and even in the national,” said  DepEd Assistant Schools Division Superintendent officer-in-charge Rowena Tizon-Quiambao.

“I would be ordering Sir Alvin Gozum to give the same awards that we gave to our public schools. We counted the number of winnings and we gave them the achievement award. I’m sure if we count al isl the winning that you had yesterday, you’ll rank one,” said the official.

La Verdad’s founding chairman Bro. Eli Soriano and its president, Dr. Daniel Razon, emphasized to the students the importance of being humble and grateful so they could achieve their dreams in life.

“Una niyong pag-aralan ang tumanaw ng utang na loob. Una sa Dios. Ikalawa sa mga nagpalaki sa inyo. Ikatlo, sa mga tinatawag nating pangalawang magulang sa eskwela, ang ating mga guro, our mentors,” said Bro. Eli.

(The first thing you should learn is how to be grateful. Firstly, to God and secondly, to those who raised you. Thirdly, to those who we call, our “second parents” in school — our teachers and mentors.)

Meanwhile, Razon reminded the students, “Saan man tayo makarating, anuman ang kaalamang ating makuha sa buhay na ito, ay maisip natin, hindi natin ito dapat ipagmalaki. Hindi natin ito dapat ipagyabang, kundi ang ating maalala sa tuwina ay mayroong nagbibigay sa atin nito.”

(Wherever you may end up, whatever we learn from this life, we should remember to stay humble. We should not be arrogant about it but to always remember that it was given to us.) — Jun Soriao | UNTV News & Rescue

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