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Wishful Hacel Bartolome, more motivated to battle in the grand finals

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 04:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Cavite is known to be the historical capital of the Philippines because it is the birthplace of Philippine independence.

Another history is being made in the province as Caviteña Hacel Bartolome continues her journey to be the first Wishcovery Grand Champion.

Caviteños gave a warm welcome to Wishful grand finalist Hacel in her hometown concert, Monday, in Bacoor Strike Gymnasium.

“Syempre, si Hacel may puso and then born to be a singer. Golden voice of Cavite!” said members of Acers, Hacel’s fans club.

(Of course, Hacel has a heart and is born to be a singer, golden voice of Cavite!)

“Lodi ng buong Cavite. Iyan kasi nga iyong boses niya talagang mapapa-ahh, mapapa-ganun ka talaga,” they added.

(She’s Cavite’s idol because her voice is unique.)

Hacel said the love she received from her kababayans gives her more reason to fight for the win in the grand finals.

“Sobrang saya po tsaka sobrang di ko talaga inasahan. Ang daming tao. Ang daming sumupport po,” said Hacel.

(I’m so happy and I really did not expect it. There are a lot of people and supporters. I think I need to win. I need to push. Apart from giving my best, I need to fight. We will fight in the grand finals.)

“Parang kailangan ko nang manalo. Kailangan ko nang ma-push. Kailangan ko nang talagang bukod sa ibigay iyong best ay kailangan ko na pong lumaban. Lalaban po tayo sa grand finals,” she added.

Some of Cavite’s homegrown artists and bands were also present in the event including Jireh Lim, Shantidope and Plethora.

Meanwhile, as part of Wish 107.5’s thanksgiving for its 2-million Youtube subscriber-milestone, the station also granted wishes of Caviteños.

These include Gervacio Titong’s wish for a wheelchair for her mother.

“Pagsulat ko doon, naiyak ako talaga. Sobra talagang aking ano kay Mama. Naawa ako,” said beneficiary Gervacio Titong.

“Pwede ko na siyang ilabas-labas, ipasyal-pasyal kasi itong malaking bagay sa kanya kasi mahirap din pong buhatin siya kasi mabigat. Pasalamat talaga ako sa [Wish] 107.5 na binigyan ako ng oportunidad … ng wheelchair po,” he said.

(When I wrote it, I was really crying. I really pity my mother. Now, I can bring her outside the house. This is a big help for her because she is also hard to carry because she is heavy. I really want to thank [Wish] 107.5 for giving me an opportunity to have a wheelchair.)

Wish FM also fulfilled Renan Perez’s aspiration to watch Morissette’s upcoming first major solo concert.

“Nagustuhan ko talaga iyong singing prowess niya. Isa siya sa naa-admire ako sa mga kumakanta lalo na siya, bago pa kaso siya eh. Nakikita ko na talaga na magaling talaga siya. Ang Wish ko po sa Wish 107.5, bale more power and good luck sa lahat ng mga projects nila,” said the wisher.

(I really admire her singing prowess. She’s one of the artists that I really admire especially that she is new in the industry. I can really see that she is great. My wish for Wish 107.5 is more power and good luck to all their projects.)

Meanwhile, watch out the Wishcovery team as it tours to Carmela Ariola’s hometown—Batangas – next. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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Wishcovery Season 2 Finalists show glimpse of upcoming performance in Grand Finals Night on February 26

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:16 AM

Wishcovery Season 2 grand finalists

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.)

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Kin cries justice for teacher stabbed at home in Cavite

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, 28 December 2018 01:58 PM

A picture of victim Teacher Jolly Butawan placed in her coffin

CAVITE, Philippines – Teacher Jolly Butawan was stabbed to death inside his home at GMA Village in Barangay Poblacion Singko, in the municipality of General Mariano Alvarez on the evening of Sunday (December 23).

Teacher Jolly sustained 30 stab wounds in different parts of his body which eventually caused his death.

His brother Joseph can only remember him as a kind person and their family still cannot believe that he is gone.

“Nagtataka kami kung bakit nangyari sa kaniya ito. Wala po siyang kaaway. Sa katunayan nga po kung kayo’y magtatanong-tanong diyan sa paligid kung anong klaseng tao po itong kapatid ko ay puro positive po ang masasabi sa kaniya,” Joseph said.

The GMA police is looking into robbery as the main motive of the incident.

“Initially ang motibo ng pagnanakaw kasi base na rin doon sa kamaganak at doon sa crime scene processing na ginawa ng PPNP-SOCO, nawala nga iyong mahalagang gamit tulad ng cellphone, alahas at pera,” explained GMA Police Chief PCInsp. Romulo Dela Rea.

Authorities, meanwhile, confirmed that they already have one person of interest based on the recovered CCTV footage and from the testimonies of the witnesses.

In one of the videos, the potential suspect was seen standing inside a computer shop holding the victim’s mobile phone.

Teacher Jolly’s family calls on the authorities to find justice for his murder.

“Sana po ay mahuli po ang pumatay sa aking mahal na kapatid at sana rin po kung ano po ang parusa na dapat maibigay sa kaniya ay maibigay po sana,” Joseph said as he called for immediate action from the government.

The GMA Cavite Police is strengthening its manhunt operation to capture the assailant. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Benedict Samson)

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Three more witnesses appear in Trece Martires Vice Mayor Lubigan’s slay case

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 5 November 2018 02:47 PM

 

FILE PHOTO: Ambush of Trece Martires, Cavite Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Gemma Lubigan, the wife of slain Trece Martires vice mayor Alexander Lubigan, has presented three more witnesses in the case of her murdered husband.

During Monday’s hearing on the charges of murder and frustrated murder against Mayor Milandres de Sagun and other respondents, Lubigan’s legal counsel said the testimony of the three witnesses will strengthen their grounds against Maragondon, Cavite Councilor Umbe Arca for covering up the mastermind in the crime.

“At kung sino ang may hawak noong sasakyan na makikita sa mga CCTV ay ginamit noong mga gunmen para makatakas,” said the victim’s legal counsel Atty. Raymond Fortun on additional pieces of information they have on the case.

Meanwhile, Gemma Lubigan insisted her innocence in the killing of her husband.

Likewise, she stressed that she is not using the death of her husband to gain sympathy and push for her candidacy.

“Iyong sinasabi nilang isa pa iyong paratang na iyon sa akin na ako iyong suspect na nagpapatay sa kaniya, nakakatawa lang po iyong sinabi nila. Parang hindi po pinag isipan. Iyong sinasabi na ginagamit ko, hindi po totoo iyon. Nagkataon lang po na si Vice ay may naiwang laban na kailangan ko pong ipagpatuloy ngayon,” Gemma Lubigan said.

“Hindi po totoo na hindi siya magbe-benefit politically sa pagkamatay ni Vice kasi noong namatay po si Vice, nawala po iyong number 1 contender nila sa pagka mayor,” she alleged of Mayor de Sagun and his other political ally. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mai Bermudez)

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