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“Isang Araw” The Movie Tearjerks Manileños and Caviteños

04/15/2014

Moviegoers in Metro Manila and Cavite dotingly expressed bliss after watching “Isang Araw” (One Day) during the movie tour held April 2 and 11 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City and at Animo Center of De La Salle University in Dasmariñas, Cavite respectively.

Lanie Mejia, a movie enthusiast from Alabang told UNTV news that she felt mixed emotions while watching the movie, “Malungkot na masaya. Sa pelikulang ito marami tayong matututunan. Maraming aral na mapapanood tayo. Masayang masaya at nandoon din ang pagiyak.”  (It is a mixed feeling of angst and joy. We can learn so much from this movie. There is a manifold of lessons that we can get from this movie. It is very enjoyable and a tearjerker.)

Sharon Respecia from Las Pinas sublimely said, “Naubos na ang tissue ko kakaiyak. Sobrang nakakaiyak talaga. In reality nangyayari talaga. Talagang tumatagos sa puso.” (I ran out of tissue paper because I can’t stop crying. It is really a tearjerker. These things really happen in reality. It really touches the heart.)

“Ang napakagandang natutunan ko doon, iyong point na si Kuya Daniel dahil sa sobrang pangaapi na ginawa sa kanya, gusto na niyang gumanti. Tapos, ang pinakamahalagang parteng napakinggan ko iyong biglang nagsalita si Brother Eli Soriano na tinuro niya kay Kuya Daniel Razon na ang pagganti ng masama walang mabuting maitutulong iyon. Kaya ipinakita niya roon na sa huli ang pinakamaganda pa ring iganti sa paggawa ng masama ay ang paggawa ng mabuti”, Richard Rivera fleetingly uttered the wisdom he gained from the movie. (The good thing I learned from it was when Kuya Daniel was almost on the verge of revenge because of the extreme oppression he experienced. The best part was hearing Brother Eli teaching him that retribution to evil works serve no good. Thus, Kuya Daniel, in the end still showed that the best action to reciprocate evil is doing good deeds.)

Ophelia Imperial excitedly voiced her appreciation on the said movie. “May aral. Okay lahat. Maganda. Dapat nga ipalabas iyan sa sinehan saka ilagay sa DVD. Bibili kami.” (There is a wisdom from it. It was superbly done. It is a good movie. It should be shown in theaters nationwide and put on DVD’s. We will surely buy a copy of it.)

Cliff Ibañes, resident from Cavite exclaimed, “Magandang aral na ating nakita at narinig sa pamamagitan ng pelikula ni Kuya Daniel na Isang Araw Lang.” (We have seen and heard prodigious insights from the movie “Isang Araw” by Kuya Daniel.) “Kapag hindi nakapanood, napakalaki ang nawala sa kanilang buhay.”, he also added.(Those who would miss it will surely miss a big portion of their lives.)

The movie opening at the dome was graced by OPM singers Shanne Velasco, Beverly Caimen and Gerald Santos who amused the crowd with their heartfelt rendition of the songs composed by Kuya Daniel Razon entitled “Alay Sa’Yo”, “Pangarap ng Puso” and “Pagasa ng Puso”.

While, Doctor Musiko Mon Del Rosario entertained Cavitenos with his live performance of the movie’s theme song which he composed. (Carmi Tongol-Anecito / Tess Carcamo)

(VIDEO: UNTV news posted on Youtube)

La Verdad Christian College Scholars: Advocates of Truth and Good Deeds, 100 Graduates, Unique Addition to the Workforce and Life as a Whole

04/11/2014

Nearly 100 scholars of La Verdad Christian College (LVCC) in its Caloocan branch graduated last March 21, 2014 in Caloocan City.

Made possible through the joint efforts of UNTV and the Members Church of God International, LVCC-Caloocan has successfully commenced the school’s third batch of graduates since its inauguration in June 15, 2010.

UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 Station Manager Ms. Annie Rentoy delivered the inspirational message during the event. She pointed out that these graduates are a unique addition to the workforce and to life as a whole because they are graduates of LVCC.

The first Philippine private school to offer fully free education to youths from less privileged families, the institute made schooling truly worthwhile by providing free tuition with amenities such as free lunch, uniforms, supplies and miscellaneous fee exemption.

The student grantees were assessed according to their skills and family economic status rather than their scholastic records like what most other learning institutions follow.

This quarter’s graduates earned for themselves Mass Communication Technology and Nursing Assistant diplomas.

“Now, here I am standing before a crowd of hopefuls─ the young ones who will embark on their own unique journeys,” Ms. Rentoy said during her congratulatory speech at the graduation ceremony.

La Verdad has also provided the same level of community service to as a far as Ghana since 2011 where 115 kindergarten and primary school level children are currently enrolled in its African branch.

“Remember that you were honed by no less than wisdom that is based from truth,” added Ms. Rentoy, “You are a product of unwavering love and compassion of the two blessed men, Brother Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon, who are behind this honorable institution.”

Ms. Rentoy concluded that LVCC graduates are not just simple workforce but advocates of truth and good deeds.

Written By: Gladys Roño

(VIDEO: UNTV news posted on Youtube)

 

Philippine Coast Guard To Compete In The Next Season of UNTV Cup     

04/08/2014

Philippine Coast Guard team expressed interest in joining the next season of UNTV Cup. The team is now preparing to deliver the same fighting energy within the competition.

Team Coast Guard admired the unique UNTV Cup concept of winning the prize for their chosen charitable institution.

The UNTV Cup, a charity basketball league on Philippine TV, was conceptualized by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon and is now on its second season.

Philippine Coast Guard, preparing to further heat up the excitement on the next season of the UNTV Cup

(VIDEO: UNTV news posted on Youtube)

Malacanang Patriots Wins over HOR Solons, MMDA Black Wolves Wounds Judiciary Magis

03/30/2014

The Malacañang Patriots roughed up to roll into the next phase of the UNTV Cup Season 2 tournament. The Patriots swept a win over the House of Representatives Solons forcing them out of the tourney with an 88-76 victory on March 30 at the Ynares Sports Arena.

The Patriots burnt the Solons‘ efficacy level early and ruled the first half with a 4-point advantage, 40-36.

Ex-pro Gerard Francisco and 6’6 center Arnold Gamboa from the Solons fought back and tried to push for a huge slant in the second half. Francisco surged 19 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Gamboa also scored 19 points in the ballgame.

However, the Patriots used a mighty full-court press to pound the Solons into shingles in the final salvo with a whopping 12-pt lead win.

Forward Player Paul Anthony Yamamoto came up with a colossal performance of dynamic shots and playmaking which propelled the unstoppable momentum of  Malacañang Patriots.

Team Captain Paul Anthony Yamamoto maneuvers to lead Malacañang Patriots against their rival HOR Solons on March 30. Yamamoto finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists and acclaimed Best Player of the Game. (Prince Maverick Medina Marquez | Photoville International)

Team Captain Paul Anthony Yamamoto maneuvers to lead Malacañang Patriots against their rival HOR Solons on March 30. Yamamoto finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists and acclaimed Best Player of the Game. (Prince Maverick Medina Marquez | Photoville International)

“Actually, alam namin na hindi mahirap na kalaban ang Solons dahil kapag iko-compare namin mga lamang ng kalaban sa kanila very close. So, I know must-win din sila dito. So, kahit paano pinaghandaan din namin ang Solons.”, Yamamoto told in the interview. (“Actually, we know that the Solons are not so difficult to go against because, as compared to other teams we have played against, their team spirit is very close. So, I know that they have the same must-win goal. So, we have prepared ourselves for the Solons in our own small way.”)

Meanwhile, the MMDA Black Wolves aggrieved Judiciary Magis with a robust wave of attack in the second match of the double-header, 73-71.

The Magis line-up was defenseless without Don “The Hammer” Camaso in the ballgame who is currently suffering an injury.

The exuberant force of Cyril Santiago, Joether Mallare and Jeffrey Tyrone Sanders degraded the immaculate record of Judiciary Magis in the league.

“Takbuhan lang talaga sa buong team namin kasi iyon ang laban namin sa kanila. Di kami pwedeng makipagsabayan ng slow down ka pababa. Kailangan takbuhan talaga.”, said Sanders who impressively bombarded the other team with 27 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in this match.  (The team’s only fighting chance is through a swift race across the courts. We cannot slow down the pace. We really needed to rush the race.)

MMDA Black Wolves pinned a binary win-loss record in the team rankings, 2-2, similar with LGU Vanguards.

With Judiciary Magis losing scenario, AFP Cavaliers stepped up in the Group A Team Standings and hitched the Magis in the first-place, 3-1.

QUARTER SCORES

  • House of Representatives Solons vs Malacañang Patriots : 21-22 | 36-40 | 56-62 | 76-88
  • Judiciary Magis vs MMDA Black Wolves : 17-15 | 36-34 | 48-51 | 71-73

(TEAM STANDING AS OF MARCH 30, 2014)

Group A

TEAMS WIN LOSE
JUDICIARY Magis 3 1
AFP Cavaliers 3 1
LGU Vanguards 2 2
MMDA Black Wolves 2 2
**DOJ Avengers 0 4

Group B

TEAMS WIN LOSE
PHILHEALTH Advocates 4 0
PNP Responders 3 1
Malacanang Patriots 2 2
SENATE Defenders 1 3
**HOR Solons 0 4

** Eliminated

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Sick Child Inspires ASOP Composer

03/26/2014

Amateur composer Arniel Villagonza from Butuan City, sixth weekly winner of A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival last March 23, revealed that his child’s illness motivated him to write a praise song.

Arniel composed  the song entitled “Tanging Gabay”, because he felt that God is continuously guiding him to face agonies in his life.

Arniel said that the prize he won will be used  for his only son’s medical treatment who is now suffering cerebral palsy.

ASOP year 2 interpreter and theater singer Gian Gloria managed to win the audience and the panel of judges’ heart with a very soulful and poignant rendition of the song.

(VIDEO: UNTV news posted on Youtube)

UNTV Cup 2: Philhealth Gains Solo Lead, DOJ Avengers Sags In The Tourney

03/24/2014

The Philhealth Advocates clenched solo lead in the team standings with the record of 4 wins no losses, after defeating the House of Representatives Solons, 81-75, at the elimination rounds of UNTV Cup Season 2 on March 23 at the Ynares Sports Arena.

Meanwhile, HOR solons fell short in its quest to sweep a win on their three matches.

Solons penetrated and scored a point lead over Philhealth at the last 3 minutes of the game, 70-69, with impressive fastbreak plays done by the team’s reinforcement player Gerald Francisco and Palawan 1st District Congressman Franz Alvarez, tallying a total score of 19 points.

However, Philhealth slashed Solons lead through Rey Tagupa’s candid jump shots. Once again, Jason Alfeche was heralded Best Player of the Game who bombed 20 points away, with 3 assists and 4 steals.

Team Philhealth remains unbowed in the tourney after disarming House of Representatives Solons on their match last Sunday, 81-75. The victory kept Philhealth Advocates on top of the standings with a perfect 4-0 record. (Frederick Alvior | Photoville International)

Team Philhealth remains unbowed in the tourney after disarming House of Representatives Solons on their match last Sunday, 81-75. The victory kept Philhealth Advocates on top of the standings with a perfect 4-0 record. (Frederick Alvior | Photoville International)

In the second game, the LGU Vanguards stormed DOJ Avengers with 33 points advantage, 102-69.

DOJ Avengers faced grueling situation of losing their key players Paul Gerald Reguerra, Denver Christian Lacanilao and Rosauro Dantis who were on an important duty. Avengers flopped in the league feat no win after four games.

On the other side, Francisco Adriano led the Local Government Units by scoring 24 pts, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals. While, Celebrity Player Ervic Vijandre has drove 14 pts, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.

In the final ballgame, PNP Responders erupted 40-pt lead against Senate Defenders, 93-53.

Team Senate struggled without Captain Marbel Kenneth Duremdes in the ballgame and with the early game quit of Ex-PBA player Zaldy Realubit due to leg cramps. Coach Lino Ong knocked the ballgame and hit 5 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist for the team.

Philippine National Police marked 3 wins and 1 loss, however, Team Senate fell to a 1-3 win-loss record.

Team Standing as of March 23, 2014
TEAMS WIN LOSE
PHILHEALTH Advocates 4 0
JUDICIARY Magis 3 0
PNP Responders 3 1
AFP Cavaliers 3 1
LGU Vanguards 2 2
Malacañang Patriots 1 2
MMDA Black Wolves 1 2
SENATE Defenders 1 3
HOR Solons 0 3
DOJ Avengers 0 4

 

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UNTV Action Center Conducts First “People’s Day”

03/21/2014

The UNTV Action Center, headed by Kuya Daniel Razon,organized its first “People’s Day” in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches Quezon City providing residents free medical consultations. Among participating groups were Fatima University Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital, AFP Medical Centers, ADD Foundation International Incorporated and Kamanggagawa Foundation.

Free haircuts were also given by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Team. Alongside, The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and its Board Members provided vital information to the people regarding responsible and intelligent viewing.

UNTV News and Rescue also pilot launched a Free Seminar/Workshop in the community on first-aid treatment for victims of accident.

The UNTV Action Center together with Kuya Daniel Razon and Ms. Jo Gonzales swore to a continuing effort to hold such activities in different barangays in the country for more extensive public service.

UNTV Action Center, in their first wave of barangay level public service

(VIDEO: UNTV news posted on Youtube)

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