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Isang Araw: Why Endings Are The Best Part

Viewers exiting from the PICC Plenary Hall from watching Isang Araw. Image from Isang Araw , the latest benefit indie by Kuya Daniel Razon premiered on December 1 6 , 2013 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). Its debut however was at the Sofitel Plaza on November 28th, the night celebrating the veteran broadcaster’s 30th year of service to God and the public. Yet, as the film credits rolled, the indie proved to be a toast in itself.   Against the Plots   The f ilm continues the story of Daniel Baltazar (Daniel Razon), a cop-turned-jeepney-driver targeted by government officials and law enforcement officers for exposing and foiling their hidden crimes. The poster of Isang Araw Lang in 2009. Congressman Ricardo Nepales (Rey “PJ” Abellana) returns with a more vengeful plot to bring down Daniel. Only this time, he teams up with public-fund-drainer, beast-behind-beauty, and scheming wife Annette (Jackie Lou

A Timely Run Against Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

What do 7,107 islands stand against possibly 'the strongest storm to form on the planet this year' ? A timely run in the right direction. UNTV , the Philippines Public Service Channel will be offering Community Prayer schedules everyday where people can pray right from their homes or offices. People can join the prayers through their television sets or mobile phones via or by downloading the UNTV mobile app. Times for the Community Prayer will be as follows: 04:00 am (in Filipino), 12:00 nn (in Filipino), 08:10 pm (in Filipino), 10:00 pm (in English), 12:00 mn (in English). The media network's primary proponent of social good, Bro. Eli Soriano , initiated the service in cooperation with UNTV CEO Daniel Razon . The idea is attuned with the 33rd Anniversary Theme of Ang Dating Daan or The Old Path: Building a Prayerful Nation Through Broadcast Evangelization. Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon are also the leaders of the Mem

Getting Through to a Good Morning for A Song of Praise

The A Song of Praise or ASOP 2013 Grand Finals Night will be on September 9, 2013 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. To God be the glory! It was the eve of September 19 and I had just received a text message earlier in the day that my scheduled promotional for the A Song of Praise (ASOP) Grand Finals 2012 was moved the next morning. Normally, it would’ve been a breeze travelling to UNTV in Quezon City from Pampanga, but this was happening to the Philippines back then: (Read: Hundreds flee as heavy rain lashes Philippine capital ) As soon as I had prepared my things, including a custom-made shirt protector, I left at about 7 or 8 p.m. in hope of getting to EDSA before 5 a.m. Against All Floods   With flooded streets virtually everywhere, public transport was hard. I spent thirty minutes or so just waiting for a jeep to take me to the usual stop for buses that went straight to the North Luzon Expressway. When I got off, it started to drizzle. Unfortunately, my short-term memory loss

Love This Game: They Shoot, The Poor Scores

Front and Center. Kuya Daniel Razon for the ceremonial jump ball of UNTV Cup's pilot game. In an unprecedented game on the hard court on July 29, 2013, celebrities and public servants from different TV networks and branches of the government, respectively, battled out to win not for their own teams, but for the poor. Taking them to the Smart-Araneta Coliseum is the UNTV Cup. Shooting from the heart of public service on Philippine Television, UNTV pioneered the event to give Php1M in cash to the winning team's charitable institution of choice. A Php500K prize will also be given to the second-runner up.  Each team is comprised of public servants with celebrities mixed in. The seven teams competing in the round-robin series include: Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Congress/ Local Government Units (LGUs) Department of Justice (DOJ) Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) PhilHealth Philippine National Police (PNP) Supreme Court (SC) or Judiciary  A

Rescue Cab Drivers Making Way for Safer Philippine Streets

In the latest public service initiative by Kuya Daniel Razon, cab drivers now have the chance to make Philippine roads a safer avenue for public transport. Rescue Cab: Tulong Muna Bago Pasada  or "Rescue First, Transport Later" transforms regular taxi drivers into friendly neighborhood lifesavers by offering first aid and basic life support (BLS) trainings for free. "If only all taxi drivers will learn rescue, maybe our roads will be safer, because I know that with the knowledge you will gain about rescuing, you will be more disciplined drivers," remarked the UNTV CEO. The idea follows Razon's advocacy with the Public Service Channel's News Team, which values life more than the story they can make out of predicaments that people are involved in.   Tulong Muna Bago Balita   or Rescue First, Report Later was launched on July 28, 2010. (More about Tulong Muna Bago Balita: ) The f