Anti-Crime Group Named Daniel Razon an Outstanding Individual in Community Service
The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) cited the public service efforts of UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon when it named him the “Outstanding Individual in Community Service” during its 13th founding anniversary held at the Department of Justice Friday last week.
VACC is a non-profit organization that renders assistance to crime victims and espouses against all forms of criminal and corrupt practices in the Philippines.
Razon, branded the Mr. Public Service in Philippine media, shares the same cause through his continued social services. In 2010, the broadcast journalist led a fight for justice for the Maguindanao massacre victims of which four of at least 57 civilians were UNTV crew. The protest, done through a benefit concert entitled Protest Broadcast, called on the then Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration for urgent actions on the resolution of the brutal killing case. The concert also raised funds for the bereaved families of the victims.
His other philanthropic initiatives like free private education, micro-finance (a project that grants the small wishes of some poor people), medical and legal assistance – to name a few, gear at improving the socio-economic condition of the indigents.
VACC particularly acknowledged the offer of Mr. Razon to occupy an office at the UNTV Building in Quezon City.
The anti-crime group also honored other 58 organizations and personalities including President Benigno Aquino III for his massive anti-crime and corruption campaign. Awardees, which the group described as the “pillars of criminal justice system,” were selected from the law enforcement agencies, judges, prosecutors, penal institutions, and community/media.
UNTV, for its contribution in the field of news reporting and for advancing programs that advocate against corruption and crimes, and Bitag Live and its host Ben Tulfo also received special awards. – Hazel David