Wish 107.5 wins big in Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018
by admin | 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
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
by admin | Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2019
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Before their much-awaited grand finals night at the Big Dome on February 26, the Wishcovery Season 2 grand finalists serenaded the music lovers in Antipolo Rizal on Tuesday night.
They claimed having mixed emotions as they got together for the first time to sing the composition of their Composer-Wishcoverer in front of a live audience.
Aside from their one-of-a-kind experience, the Wishcoveree grand finalists said they will cherish the happy memories they have shared despite the stiff competition.
They also said they are in awe of the concept of Wishcovery Season 2 and the opportunities that Wish 107.5 had presented not only to them as aspiring singers in the country but also to their chosen beneficiaries.
The eight Wishcoverees claimed that it is a wish-come-true for them to perform in such huge venue.
The Wishcovery Season 2: The Singer and The Song finals night will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 26. — Maris Federez (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
Grammy award winners Dua Lipa, Kasey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile applauded on Sunday (February 11) the number of women winners, performers and nominees at this year’s awards.
British pop singer Dua Lip, who was named best new artist said she was honored so many women were nominated in her category.
“It’s a change we hope to see for many years to come. It’s a big difference from the previous years,” she told reporters backstage after the show.
Country artist Kacey Musgraves won album of the year for “Golden Hour.” She said both women artists and music industry executives should take responsibility for making women’s voices heard.
“It takes women having the balls to put out art that might not always be liked by everyone, but it also takes people on the other side of that to reach out and give those things a chance to be heard or seen,” she said.
Brandi Carlile, who won three awards in the Americana and Roots categories, said the past two decades had seen a ‘backslide’ from the female representation of the music industry in the 1990s.
“To watch that backslide for the last 20 years has been heartbreaking. And tonight gives me hope as a mother of two young daughters,” she said.
This year’s Grammy nominees were dominated by women and the awards show, hosted by Alicia Keys, reflected that with rousing performances by Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Katy Perry and Musgraves. — Reuters
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