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

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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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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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Maynilad: Water interruption in Cavite area

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

(PHOTOVILLE International / Apolinar Espos)


Starting from 8:00 a.m. today, May 16, Maynilad customers in Cavite have begun experiencing water interruptions.

Affected areas include:

Barangay Anabu 1-A to Anabu 1-F

Anabu 2-A to Anabu 2-F

Bukandala 1 to Bukandala 5

Tanzang Luma 1 to Tanzang Luma 6

Other parts of Imus, Cavite

Water supply will resume at 1:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 17.


– UNTV News and Rescue

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Wishful 5 begins album recording

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

2nd runner-up Louie Anne Culala (Left) and wildcard finalist, grand winner Princess Sevillena (Middle) and fourth runner-up Hacel Bartolome (Right),


MANILA, Philippines — After a short break from their Wishcovery journey, the five Wishfuls  have returned to work.

On Wednesday, they started working on their album featuring the best of their Wishclusives and some of their original songs.

First to record their singles are fourth runner-up Hacel Bartolome, 2nd runner-up Louie Anne Culala and wildcard finalist and grand winner Princess Sevillena.

“‘Yung binigay ‘yung kanta, talagang syempre alam mong sa ‘yo, nakakatuwa, napaiyak ako. Nabiyahe ako nun eh, tapos tumawag ako sa nanay ko, sabi ko ‘Ma, may kanta na akong akin’,” said Hacel.

(When they gave me the song and realizing it was made for me, it was thrilling, it made me cry. I was on the road when I called my mother. I said to her,”Ma, I now have my own song.” )

They also gave hinted on what to expect from their original songs.

“Sobrang millennial. Sobrang millennial ng tunog and parang may pagka-Sarah G feels. Ganun,” said Louie Anne.

(So millennial. The sound is so millennial, it has a Sarah G feels to it. )

“Hindi biro ang magrecord ng isang upbeat song. I mean, it takes a lot of strength din sa vocals,” she added.

(Recording an upbeat song is no joke. I mean, it takes a lot of vocal strength.)

“Hoping and wishing and praying na magustuhan ng mga tao ito kasi unang-una relatable siya. Pangalawa, ang ganda ng melody niya. Pangatlo, ‘yung lyrics sobrang tagos sa puso,” said Princess.

(Hoping and wishing and praying that people will like it because firstly, the song is relatable. Secondly, the melody is beautiful. Thirdly, the lyrics just goes straight to the heart.)

Composer and Wishcovery resident reactor Jungee Marcelo, who also penned their singles, directed them in the album recording.

The composer is optimistic with the outcome of the recording.

“Madali silang i-guide. Sabihin mo ito, ibibigay naman nila. Ibig sabihin, magagaling ‘yung ating mga Wishfuls. Meron silang natural na musicality,” said the veteran music producer.

(Their easy to guide. You tell them to do this, and they deliver. It means our Wishfuls are truly talented. They have natural musicality.)

“It’s very tough writing these songs, coming up with something that would fit each one. So I hope I gave justice to whoever gets the song and I hope and I feel good now, hearing them singing the song,” he added.

Included in the album are some of the songs they performed at the Wishcovery Grand Finals. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

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