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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