Like its first installment, Songs for Heroes 2: Ang Mamatay Nang Dahil Sa’yo salutes the bravery and appreciates the sacrifices of our men and women in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.
Spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Mr. Public Service “Kuya” Daniel Razon through UNTV, Songs for Heroes 2 held last June 30, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena has raised a total of 8M pesos for the chosen beneficiaries of the AFP and PNP.
Relive the night that brought great talents on stage for charity.
Live today at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Judiciary Magis will give their all to settle victory against Malacañang Patriots on Game 2 of Best of 3 of UNTV Cup Season 3 Finals. (See Article: Judiciary, A Win Away from UNTV Cup Season 3 Championship)
Today’s first game will feature UNTV All Stars and PBA Legends in an exhibition match that will benefit PBA legend Samboy Lim.
Leading the finals series, 1-0, will Judiciary secure the championship or will we see Malacañang victorious?
Join us on Twitter, and show support for your team with the hashtag #UNTVCup3Finals. The game’s only minutes away. (Below: Judiciary Magis vs Malacañang Patriots)
Reynante “Rey” Pelayo, UNTV weather reporter, was recognized as one of the awardees of PAGASA’s Wind Vane Award.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) gives the award to outstanding Filipino citizens who have given exemplary contributions and support to the weather bureau in delivering its public services and assistance.
Rey Pelayo is a UNTV senior correspondent, has seen forecasting a wide-range and interactive weather update in the Philippines.
Other recipients of the award include: DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, DILG Secretary Manuel A. Roxas, Office of Civil Defense Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director Usec. Alexander P Pama, Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal, Cagayan De Oro CDRRMC Ret Col Mario Verner S. Monsato, PAGASA retiree Engr. Claro S. Doctor, and Ms Hazel Arandez Tanchuling.
Conferment of the 2015 Wind Vane Award will be held on tonight’s DOST-PAGASA 150th Year Anniversary and World/National Meteorological Day celebration at the PAGASA’s main office lobby.
UNTV, in joint effort with Members Church of God International (MCGI), is holding Songs for Heroes charity concert tonight at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to raise funds for the bereaved families of the 44 Special Action Force commandos and some civilians killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
The concert was conceived after Bro. Eli Soriano, Overall Servant to MCGI, backed President Noynoy Aquino against some religious leaders’ calling for PNoy to take responsibility of the Mamasapano incident and step down from office.
The televangelist called through Twitter for peace and order in the face of the Mamasapano controversy and instead provide help for the loved ones of the Gallant 44.
Supporting Bro. Eli’s cause, Kuya Daniel Razon expressed, “Gusto nating maging bahagi ng solusyon bilang mga mamamayan ng Pilipinas. (We want to be a part of the solution as citizens of the Philippines).”
Acclaimed Filipino song artists Noel Cabangon, Bo Cerrudo, Gerald Santos, and Neocolours will perform in the concert along with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chorales. Other performers include Faith Cuneta, Jay Durias of South Border, Shane Velasco, The Voysing, Bueno Sisters, and Bembe and Triposa Erese. A Song of Praise (ASOP) TV interpreters Jonalyn Viray and Beverly Caimen will also take the center stage for tonight’s charity event.
Contributed by: Ma. Theresa Carcamo
To the courageous men of the Special Action Force who died during a mission against International Terrorists in Mamasapano, Mindanao in January, this nation is proud of you.
Their lives were not meaningless. Instead, they lived for the hopes of a better future. Here is a video-tribute by UNTV dedicated to them.
This coming March 19, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, a charity event titled “Songs for Heroes” will be held by UNTV: Your Public Service Channel in commemoration of their sacrifice. The benefit concert aims to aid families of the deceased and wounded soldiers. (See: UNTV To Give Financial Help To 44 Saf Kin Through ‘Songs For Heroes’ Concert)
The Movie Writers Welfare Foundation (MWWF) formally awarded the Gintong Palad Public Service Award for Broadcasting to Kuya Daniel Razon on the program “Good Morning Kuya.”
Razon personally received the award recognizing his great contribution to the Broadcast Industry by the MWWF and Rotary Club of Intramuros during the Good Morning Kuya episode aired on January 30. The award was presented by President of MWWF and award-winning entertainment columnist Mrs. Emmy Abuan and Rotary Club of Intramuros President Aristeo Garcia.
According to the news report above, this is the second Gintong Palad award that Mr. Public Service received in recognition of his many accomplishments in the name of Broadcasting and Public Service.
As always, Kuya Daniel dedicates the honor and glory to God with whatever recognition or awards he receives. Congratulations Daniel Razon and more power. Thanks be to God!
(Video: UNTV News “Ito Ang Balita,” report by Adjes Carreon)
The year 2014 has come to a close, but the seeds of good works planted throughout continue to sprout and grow one by one. A fruitful year full of giving and sharing and blessings to many—this is what Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon’s advocacies had made 2014.
Kuya Daniel’s numerous projects launched through UNTV were of big help to lessen various societal concerns including those regarding financial, legal, health, and transportation. By the end of the year, the Chairman and CEO of Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) has received numerous recognitions for his untiring service to the public as well as for bringing on TV and radio shows that are sensible to both older and younger generations.
In December, Kuya Daniel was honored with a Makabata Star Award from Anak TV for being a child-friendly celebrity.
10th Anniversary of the Public Service Channel
“UNTV Big 10: Bigger, Better, Broader.” This was the theme for UNTV’s 10th anniversary celebrated in June. As part of the commemoration, the channel held its first ever “UNTV Rescue Summit” at World Trade Center where various rescue groups from the government and private organizations came to support. Also, a benefit concert for the elderly was held with performances by stars including Sheryl Cruz, Juris, and the 70’s rock band vocalist, Coritha.
Pioneered in the Philippines by Kuya Daniel and first seen in broadcast during the coverage of Typhoon Haiyan, UNTV’s Drone Journalism was made stronger during the station’s 10th anniversary. With more than 10 drones equipped and ready to be deployed for the benefit of better service to people, there has been none like it in the history of Philippine broadcasting. UNTV later also announced that it is on the way to produce rescue drones for more effective rescue response during calamities.
Thirty One Years of Hope
Year 2014 was also Kuya Daniel’s 31st year of service to God – three decades and a year of public service and of giving hope to fellowmen. Kuya Daniel celebrated with a “Double” concert with his uncle and mentor, Bro. Eli Soriano, at the Manila Hotel last November. The concert-for-a-cause benefited the various public services of the broadcast journalist.
Kuya Daniel’s advocacies through UNTV inevitably grew and flourished. We witnessed the success and continuity of his charitable programs such as the transient homes, free rides, healthcare assistance, free education, and a lot more.
UNTV Action Center closed 2014 with 10 People’s Day events in different communities and towns in the Philippines offering the largest free medical missions, legal assistance, and other public services. The UNTV Cup also rolled out its 3rd season in November with higher prices for the champ and runners-up’s charity foundations.
Remaining true to his words, all that Kuya Daniel asks is, “Wag lang sana akong iwanan ng nasa taas, pagka mayroon kang Dios sa buhay meron ka na ng lahat. (I so hope that the One above never leaves me, for if you have God in your life, then you have everything.)”
Contributed by: Ma. Therese Quita