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Kuya Daniel Razon’s ‘Get It Straight’ Book Launch, A Success

06/14/2017

Manila, Philippines – Mr. Public Service Daniel Razon launched ‘Get It Straight with Daniel Razon’ on June 13 this year at the National Bookstore in Glorietta 1, Makati City, his second book in nearly a decade.

Named after the veteran broadcast journalist’s program being aired by UNTV News and Rescue, the coffee table book compiles past episodes of the show hosted by Kuya Daniel.

The book features various encounters with celebrities, politicians and artists, with whom the veteran broadcast journalist previously interviewed on his morning show.

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The Chairman and CEO of UNTV operator, Breakthrough and Milestones Production International, Inc. (BMPI), signed copies of his coffee table book and posed with special guests and supporters during the event.

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On the twitterverse and Facebook, netizens celebrated the book launch by tweeting their congratulatory remarks using the hashtag, #GISwithDanielRazonAtNBS.

Check below tweets and photos shared by supporters and fans of Kuya Daniel:
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Congratulations! Kuya Daniel Razon Wins 25th KBP Lifetime Achievement Award

05/16/2017

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From all of us here at Kuya Daniel Razon Fan Blog, our heartfelt congratulations to you, Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon for receiving the KBP Lifetime Achievement award this year.

The 25th Golden Dove Awards bestows today the award to Kuya Daniel at the Star Theatre, Star City Complex in Pasay.

What is KBP Lifetime Achievement Award?

The Lifetime Achievement award is the highest citation by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP). Given through the Golden Dove Awards, the annual event honors the Philippines’ best and brightest in broadcast journalism.

In bestowing to Chairman and CEO of BMPI-UNTV Daniel Razon the recognition, KBP cited the veteran broadcast journalist’s achievements, most notably his initiative in establishing UNTV Public Service Channel and other charitable advocacies through the same station.

 

Transformation in UNTV through Innovative Concepts

Under Razon’s leadership, UNTV heightened the basic efforts of broadcast journalism through reporting and delivery of news. With UNTV’s “Tulong Muna Bago Balita” (Rescue First Before Report), the Philippines saw a unique style of news coverage because of the cause of responding in emergencies.

UNTV News-and-Rescue has full-time rescue brigade units with a dedicated 24/7 hotline (911-UNTV), regular UNTV Medical Mission, and UNTV Libreng Sakay.

The winners are selected from the association’s independent jury of proven credibility and integrity, as well as impartiality, representing the youth, academe, religious organizations, advertisement, and government.

As netizens await the awarding tonight, the hashtag #KuyaDanielKBPLifetimeAwardee soars in the Twitter Trends List, landing in No. 2 spot. 

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(Written by: Ma. Therese P. Quita)

@TeamKuyaDaniel on Twitter Achieves 8,000-follower Milestone

01/08/2017

The Twitter Fanpage Account of Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon has now over 8,000 followers.

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Since joining the community of tweets in November 2015, the Twitter Fanpage has been an active supporter of Kuya Daniel Razon‘s endeavors, promoting and moving supporters over the social media field.

As of January 5 this year, @TeamKuyaDaniel has now over eight-thousand followers – a family still strong and growing.

Let us continue to support Mr. Public Service in his endeavors, which are genuine help to society and our fellow people.

To God be the glory!

Kuya Daniel Razon Thanks Friends and Supporters Who Made Ang Dating Daan’s 36th Anniversary Celebration A Success

12/27/2016

As Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) commemorates its 36th anniversary, Kuya Daniel Razon of UNTV News and Rescue expressed his gratitude for everyone who participated in the Special Worldwide Bible Exposition conducted by Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International (MCGI) on December 9, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Thousands attended the Ang Dating Daan 36th Anniversary Celebration held on December 9, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. (Credit to: Facebook page of Ang Dating Daan)

Thousands attended the Ang Dating Daan 36th Anniversary Celebration held on December 9, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. (Credit to: Facebook page of Ang Dating Daan)

Veteran media personality Kuya Daniel thanked the Creator along with thousands of friends and supporters who have gathered at the event venue.

“We are first thanking the Lord that we have reached the 36th year on air [of Ang Dating Daan]. Thanks be to God for bestowing upon us colleagues in promoting the broadcast of the program Ang Dating Daan- our partners from the Members Church of God International and to all of the people who have extended us their courtesy at numerous venues where our Bible Expositions are being held such as in various provinces here in the Philippines and also in different parts of the world,” said Kuya Daniel on stage.

(“Una po ang ating pagpapasalamat sa Panginoon na umabot tayo ng tatlumpu’t anim na taon sa pagsasahimpapawid. Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa pagbibigay din sa atin ng mga katuwang sa pagtataguyod na pagsasahimpapawid ng programang Ang Dating Daan, ang atin pong mga kasama sa [Members] Church of God International at sa lahat ng mga tao din na nag-extend sa atin po ng kortesiya sa iba’t ibang lugar na pinagsagawaan natin ng atin pong mga Bible Expositions sa iba’t ibang probinsya rito sa Pilipinas at ganoon din sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo.”)

Kuya Daniel Co-Hosts Longest Running Religious Program

UNTV-Breakthrough Milestone Production, Inc. (BMPI) Chairman and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon graced the Ang Dating Daan’s momentous occasion as a co-speaker along with Overall Servant to MCGI, Bro. Eli Soriano, at the crowded Mall of Asia Arena this month.

Kuya Daniel Razon co-hosts longest-running religious program Ang Dating Daan with Bro. Eli Soriano. (Credit to: Facebook page of Ang Dating Daan)

Kuya Daniel Razon co-hosts longest-running religious program Ang Dating Daan with Bro. Eli Soriano. (Credit to: Facebook page of Ang Dating Daan)

Launched via radio since 1980 and premiered on television in 1983, Ang Dating Daan is the longest-running religious program in the Philippines. It is currently televized on the country’s Public Service Channel UNTV News and Rescue having secured a 50-year lease with the network owner.

Kuya Daniel spoke positively of Bro. Eli in front of the guests, “And tonight to start the program, we would like to introduce whom you have long watched [via telecast] and likewise became an instrument [of God] for us to know many things from the Holy Scriptures… Tonight as we celebrate our 36th anniversary, we’d like to welcome the host of the longest-running religious television program here in the Philippines, as well as radio program. Brethren, I give you, Bro. Eli Soriano.”

(“And tonight to start the program, we would like to introduce sa inyo ang matagal na po ninyong napapanood [sa telebisyon at internet], at ganoon din naman at naging daan para malaman natin ang maraming bagay sa Banal na Kasulatan… Tonight as we celebrate our 36th anniversary, we’d like to welcome the host of the longest-running religious television program here in the Philippines, as well as radio program. Mga kapatid, pinagkakaloob namin sa inyo si Kapatid na Eli Soriano.”)

Ang Dating Daan is Global

In his opening remark during the Ang Dating Daan 36th anniversary celebration, Kuya Daniel Razon revealed that the religious program has successfully gone global.

“Tonight, welcome in our Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition. Just the same, our Worldwide Bible Exposition reaches different locations around the globe. Tonight, we are being watched live in our 1,360 satellite monitoring centers here in the Philippines together with our venues in numerous place [abroad]. We cannot be [all] accommodated in a single venue, but we chose that the [signal] will emanate now from the Mall of Asia Arena for our broadcast,” uttered Kuya Daniel in front of his thousands of friends and supporters.

(“Tonight, welcome sa atin pong Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition. Just the same, ang atin pong Worldwide Bible Exposition ay nakakarating sa iba’t ibang panig ng daigdig. Tonight tayo po ay iminomonitor ng ating 1,360 satellite monitoring centers dito sa buong Pilipinas together with our venues sa iba’t ibang lugar. Hindi po tayo kayang i-accommodate [na lahat] dito sa isang venue, but we chose na dito po tayo mag-emanate ngayon sa Mall of Asia Arena para doon po sa ating broadcast.”)

The Philippines’ one and only Superstar Ms. Nora Aunor joined the Ang Dating Daan 36th Year Anniversary Celebration. (Credit to: Facebook page of Ang Dating Daan)

The Philippines’ one and only Superstar Ms. Nora Aunor joined the Ang Dating Daan 36th Year Anniversary Celebration. (Credit to: Facebook page of Ang Dating Daan)

Connected 24/7

Ang Dating Daan is broadcasted 24 hours a day and seven days a week via live streaming through official MCGI websites.

“Nonetheless, we are simultaneously broadcasted via Facebook Live, likewise on our Youtube channels and at the same time thru our numerous livestreaming activities for tonight,” said Kuya Daniel during the Ang Dating Daan 36th anniversary celebration.

(“Pero kasabay po natin ngayon na napapanod tayo po sa ating Facebook Live, gayon din sa ating mga Youtube channels at the same time sa atin pong iba’t ibang mga livestream na ginagawa sa gabing ito.”)

Leading Those Who Search For the Truth

Kuya Daniel explained how the program is spiritually catering to viewers regardless of race or economic status, “Just the same, our format, as you know, is offering our guests an opportunity to inquire about the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, on spiritual problems. For this instance, we are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the program Ang Dating Daan. It started on radio in 1980 while it premiered on television in 1983. It has been airing since through the mercy and help of the Lord up to the present. This format discusses diverse faith-related concerns and gives a chance to our fellowmen of learning about different dilemmas on spirituality.”

(“Just the same ang atin pong format kagaya ng inyong nalalaman ay ang pagbibigay ng pagkakataon sa ating mga kababayan na makapag-usisa ng mga bagay na may kinalaman sa Banal na Kasulatan, sa Biblia, ng mga problemang espiritwal. Sa pagkakataong ito ay atin din pong ipinagdiriwang ang ikatatlumpu’t anim na anibersaryo ng programang Ang Dating Daan. Nag-start po ito (ang program) ay 1980 sa radio and ganoon din naman nag-start po ito sa television 1983 at iyan po ay sumahimpapawid na mula noon sa awa at tulong ng Panginoon hanggang sa kasalukuyan. May ganitong format na nagdi-discuss ng iba’t ibang bagay ng pananampalataya at nagbibigay ng pagkakataon sa ating mga kababayan na alamin ang iba’t ibang problema na may kinalaman sa espiritwalidad.”)

“On this night, we will be hooked-up to our remote points in the multitude of regions in the world like in South America, as well as in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Oceania and also those who are in some parts of the Middle East. And in various parts of the world, we have monitoring centers that are linked to our Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition… But just the same, in several places here in Metro Manila, we have monitoring centers were this event is being shown,” added Kuya Daniel.

(“At sa gabing ito makakasama po natin sa ating mga remote points ang iba’t ibang panig ng mundo, sa bahagi po ng South America, as well as in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Oceania, at ganoon din po ay we are being monitored in some parts of the Middle East at sa buong mundo ay meron po tayong iba’t ibang mga monitoring centers na kasabayan po natin ngayon na napapanood tayo sa pamamagitan ng Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition.”)

Trending at No. 1

The event has proven to have received overwhelming encouragement among Kapatweets and Quipatids as its official #AngDatingDaan36Years trended for 14 straight hours on QuipSphere and Twitter where it reached the No. 1 spot of the Philippine trending list at 6:26 p.m. of December 9, 2016.

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Friends and supporters showed their support of the Ang Dating Daan 36th Anniversary Celebration while flashing the banner with the official hashtag: #AngDatingDaan36Years (Credit to: Facebook page of The Old Path)

Friends and supporters showed their support of the Ang Dating Daan 36th Anniversary Celebration while flashing the banner with the official hashtag: #AngDatingDaan36Years (Credit to: Facebook page of The Old Path)

To God be the glory!

Written by: Gladys Mae Roño

Ang Dating Daan at 36: A Blessing to Many People Around the World

12/08/2016

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“Doing good deed will reap no evil.”

This is the motto echoed by UNTV News and Rescue as the raison d etre of its numerous public services. But keen observers and followers of Members Church of God International (MCGI) know where this quote originated – Bro. Eli Soriano, the host of radio-TV program Ang Dating Daan.

Promoting Goodwill to All Men

Ang Dating Daan may be known as a religious program hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano, but one of the core efforts that it campaigns for and supports are the numerous advocacies of government agencies, private and non-governmental organizations and the media, like UNTV News and Rescue.

Bro. Eli, Overall Servant to MCGI, through his congregation known as the Ang Dating Daan group, makes sure that his charitable foundation are able to help indigents of the society, and the needy regardless of their religious affiliations and race.

Only recently, the group received a Jose Rizal Dugong Bayani Award in recognition of its over 5,500 blood units donated in 2016 alone, as reported by UNTV News and Rescue.

Ang Dating Daan is recognized by the Philippine Red Cross and Philippine Blood Society for its massive blood drives held over four times annually, both nationwide and abroad.

As ‘First Bloodiest Awardee’ (2014) in the religious category, the group continues its endeavors in blood donation campaign.

Mega Medical Missions and Public Service

Many of UNTV Public Service Channel projects are well-supported by the group, such as the recent celebration of Kuya Daniel Razon’s 33rd year of service to God and humanity. It has been called as a Mega-Medical Mission due to the scope of the charitable endeavor across the Philippines and some parts of the world last November 28 through to November 30 this year.

In celebration of Razon’s 33rd Year Service to God and Humanity, 33 Socio-civic charities, including medical missions, blood drives and community services were rendered through the partnership of UNTV and Ang Dating Daan.

MCGI volunteers all over the world dedicated acts of socio-civic services, whether it be in the form of medical missions, community-building projects or charity.

In line with advocacies that are truly nation-building and a service to society, Ang Dating Daan, led by Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel, continues to participate in government-recognized projects and advocacies.

Kuya Daniel himself has helped found and establish Ang Dating Daan projects like the ‘Libreng Sakay’ free bus in the metro, and the first Transient Homes in the Philippines. Both Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel are supporting the schooling of college students in the La Verdad Christian College Apalit and Caloocan branches.

By combining religious broadcasting with public service and causes, Ang Dating Daan has established itself as a unique purveyor of sincere broadcasting of truth while genuinely relentless in spreading good will through good works for fellowmen.

Small-town Bible Studies to Global Evangelization

“From the start of the program – though there have been many hindrances, we can say that with the help and mercy of God – Ang Dating Daan has come a long, long way,” once stressed by Kuya Daniel Razon during the show’s 34th Anniversary in Araneta Coliseum.

Bro. Eli’s iconic Worldwide Bible Expositions and popular segments of ‘Biblia Ang Sasagot: Itanong Mo Kay Soriano’ has its humble beginnings in the small-town Bible Study gatherings.

It was only in 1980 when it leapt to radio and television broadcasting. Today, it even airs its programming via Facebook Live streaming and the World Wide Web.

Veteran broadcast journalist Kuya Daniel Razon was part of the initial three-man production team of Ang Dating Daan, which started airing on radio in 1980 and on TV in 1983.

Ang Dating Daan (‘The Old Path’) is being aired today via UNTV News and Rescue channel in many countries including Europe and the Americas. Its 24-hour broadcast are available via its websites, Youtube channel, and mobile app MCGI Broadcast on smartphones.

Now, at 36 years, it is not surprising that the fruits of good work will only grow and flourish with the help and mercy of God.

Congratulations Ang Dating Daan or The Old Path on your 36th year. To God be the Glory!

Written by: Ma. Therese Quita

ASOP Music Festival Year 5 Grand Finalists Explain the Real Story Behind their Song Entries

11/04/2016

MANILA, Philippines – The A Song of Praise (ASOP) Year 5 grand finalists wish to give inspirations and hope to people, especially those who are in grief — through their song compositions.

Ronald Calpis, one of the composers of the song “God Will Always Make A Way”, said their song entry also serves as an expression of their gratitude to God the Almighty for His loving-kindness.

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Composers: Genn Bawa (L) and Ronald Calpis (C), and Bugoy Drilon (R), the interpreter.

 

“Kasi sa panahon ngayon, maraming nade-depress.  Maraming tao ngayon balisa, kaya po naisip namin ‘tong kantang ito para makapag-inspire sa mga tao na nagugulimihanan at nahihirapan,” explained Calpis, adding , “[through our song] nakakapag-puri kami sa Panginoong Dios.”

Calpis said that the idea to compose a song came after his friend and former bandmate, Glen Bawa, asked him if they could compose a song entry for the ASOP Music Festival.

Then, after a week of brainstorming, they were able to get the song’s idea from the Bible verses, 1 Peter 5:7 and Philippians 4:6, which delve on trust and faith in God who always provide solutions to problems. Hence, there is no need to worry.

Wanting the melody of the song to be joyful and lively, he chooses the reggae genre for their composition. It is the first reggae-themed praise song that earned commendations from the judges during the monthly elimination round, which then made it to ASOP Year 5 grand finals.

According to Ronald, this is not the first time that they joined ASOP. They may have failed four times, but the two didn’t stop as they are inspired to do a praise song. “Hindi po kami sumusuko, kahit matalo. Sali lang ng sali, alang-alang  sa karangalan ng Panginoon,” Calpis shared.

“Kung medyo may rejections man, try lang ng try, kasi darating din naman ‘yung araw na ibibigay sa atin ng Dios ‘yung awit na nararapat para sa atin mismo. Kasi ang Dios po, Siya po ang nagbibigay ng awit sa puso at labi natin, nakasulat po yon sa Awit 40:3,” Calpis added.

He also thanked Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Kuya Daniel Razon, the CEO of UNTV-BMPI, for spearheading the ASOP Music Festival on television. He said ASOP, as a songwriting competition, is a big help not only for the aspiring composers but as well to the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) industry itself.

“Dahil po sa ASOP, nabuhayan po ‘yung mga Pilipino, pati po yung mga composer, na bumuo po ng kanta. Ang laki ng naitulong ng ASOP para po sa akin. Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako kay Bro. Eli at kay Bro.Daniel at sa Dios dahil naibangon po ulit at sana tuloy tuloy pa rin pong maibangon ang industriya ng musikang Pilipino.” he gratefully said.

12 New Praise Songs on Music Fest Night

Twelve inspiring praise songs are vying for the ASOP “Song of the Year” title on its grand finals night at Smart-Araneta Coliseum on November 07, 2016. There will be over one million cash prizes to be given away to the winners.

The composer of the “Song of the Year” winner will receive Php500,000 cash prize plus trophy. Meanwhile, the composers for the first to third runners-up will bag Php250,000, Php150,000 and Php100,000 plus trophies, respectively.

The ASOP Year 5 “Best Song Interpreter” and the “People’s Choice Award” will also receive Php50,000 each plus trophies.

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The ASOP Year 5 12 Grand Finalist. Photo by UNTV ASOP Facebook page.

 

ASOP provides an online voting for “People’s Choice Award”, which is now available via asoptv.com.

Respected names from music and entertainment industry are expected to grace the event and will serve as judges for the grand competition night. The complete list of names of the judges will be revealed on the night of the event.

Now on its sixth year, ASOP Music Festival is a staunch supporter and promoter of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

The program is dubbed not only as “the only songwriting competition” on television, but also as “the only songwriting school” on Philippine television.

To date, ASOP has already marked its milestones in the Philippine music industry, being awarded as the “Best Talent Search Program” at the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television (organized by Philippine Movie Press Club).

 

READ: ASOP, KNC Show at hosts, pinarangalan sa 29th PMPC Star Awards for TV

 

On the other hand, ASOP 2012 commemorative album was also recognized as the “Inspirational Album of the Year” by the same organization and awarding body.

 

Written by: Gauden Joe Sumayod

#UNTVCUPSeason5 Opens Today; 13 Teams Playing in the League

08/29/2016

UNTV Cup opened Season 5, its grandest season yet, today at Mall of Asia Arena with 13 government teams playing in the league and millions of pesos of cash prizes to be given away for their chosen charity organizations.

UNTV Cup is a basketball charity tournament organized by Kuya Daniel Razon through UNTV News and Rescue, in partnership with Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International.

Teams participating this season are:

  • MMDA Blackwolves
  • NHA Builders
  • AFP Cavaliers
  • Senate Defenders
  • BFP Firefighters
  • GSIS Furies
  • Ombudsman Graft Busters
  • DOJ Justice Boosters
  • Malacañan Kamao
  • Judiciary Magis
  • PNP Responders
  • HOR Solons
  • BOC Transformers

Catch the highlights of the opening ceremonies in photos:

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UNTV Cup fans jampack the Mall of Asia Arena for the opening of UNTV Cup Season 5 this August 29, 2016. (Photo by @RemarBarquilla)

 

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Comedian duo, Le Chazz and AJ, burst crowd into laughter with their funny entertainment. (Photo by @UNTVCup)

 

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UNTV-BMPI CEO Daniel “Kuya Daniel” Razon, who is also the brain behind UNTV Cup, pose for a picture with Senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva. (Photo by @_soitsyou)

 

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Balladeer Jed Madela performs at the UNTV Cup 5 opening at the Mall of Asia Arena. @JedMadela thanks the MOA audience in a tweet, “Thank you to everyone who was at the UNTV CUP!!! Super fun crowd!!!” (Photo by @UNTVCup)

 

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RnB King Jay R calms the excited crowd with his soulful singing in the hardcourt. (Photo courtesy of UNTV Cup Facebook page)

 

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Kuya Daniel Razon leads the ceremonial toss that officially opens UNTV Cup Season 5’s games. Senate Defenders and AFP Cavaliers play the opening game. Cavaliers win, 85-71. (Photo by @_soitsyou)

 

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While waiting for the event to start, UNTV Cup fans and supporters pose for a fan sign. (Photo by @Kapatweets_Intl)

 

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Kuya Daniel Razon enjoys the UNTV Cup 5 opening with his cup of Daniel’s Coffee. (Photo by @_soitsyou)

Watch UNTV Cup 5’s exciting games every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on UNTV News and Rescue.