Manila, Philippines (12/31/2016) UNTV News and Rescue runs down the significant events that made 2016 an interesting year and what will be expecting in the coming 2017.
Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Philippines’ strong man. The world is all eyes on the Philippines because of the presidents’ war on drugs. Barack Obama, specifically, stirred a controversy because of the challenge sent by the president against its process of eliminating drugs in the country.
China-Philippines military alliance together with China and Russia. This brought an investment of 4 billion dollars. Moro rebel group talks and repelling the alliance between the Philippines and the United States of America. In regards of the controversy accusing him of implementing Martial Law, Pres. Duterte denied. He plans to implement the Federal form of government. The budget used is still a budget of the former Pres. Noynoy Aquino.
ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS WAR of the Philippine National Police
July 1, 2016- Oplan Double Barrel is launched. Upper and lower barrel targets and many of the names mentioned by the president present themselves personally.
Taguig, Manila Philippines (December 6, 2016) ‘Pop Diva’ Kuh LedesmaKuh Ledesma graced the Wish Bus’ The Roadshow on Wish FM 107.5 hosted by Robin Nievera roaming the West McKinley Taguig. DJ Robin reminisce the time when she had the concert “Divas 4 Divas” which her mom, The Concert Queen, Pops Fernandez is included.
Now she is into spiritual songs. Her hobby is painting and on the 17th of December, she will be having an exhibit. Kuh also says that if ever Robin marry, she will be giving him one as a gift. Ms. Ledesma is now finishing her all-tagalog album entitled “Ikaw” this January. Ironically, all the titles in her album will have “ikaw”. This is the pop diva’s second time inside the Wish Bus but she did only an interview on the first.
As a Bbile reader and sensitive to kids on drugs nowadays, she is currently spearheading a healing place. “We are looking for an all-girls who fell into addiction and want change and want to be a part of change, I want to help them. Any kind of addiction. Also, we are looking for 30 people to change and want change and want to be part of change. I want to help them. Any kind of addiction. “ Kuh also added, “ I am also looking for 30 people to change and want to have a refuge and to hear more on how to apply to heal and willing to heal. I want to help other people, to understand more. We need place for healing. “ The name of her project is yet to be disclosed as of this reading. They can be reached by this number/s : 09178139065 – 63
“You are a good example to the youth, and thank you, Wish.” Ms. Kuh Ledesma finish off by singing Odette Quesada’s “Till I Met You.”
Kuh Ledesma is best remembered for the following hit songs:
“Till I Met You”
“Your Song”/”This One’s for You” (remake and medley interpolation of 2 songs originally by Elton John and Barry Manilow, respectively)
“A Long, Long Time Ago”
“One More Try” (original version, released in 1984)
“I Think I’m in Love”
“Ako Ay Pilipino”
“One More Try” (re-recorded version and remake of her own hit song in 1981, used as the main theme for the GMA-7 2013 teledrama, My Husband’s Lover)
Sao Paulo, Brazil. [November 28, 2016] The advocacy of Kuya Daniel Razon reached the country of Brazil as the Members Church of God International visited Centro Organizado de Tratamento Intensivo à Criança, an organization for children with special needs and Pequeno Cotolengo Paranese for people with multiple disabilities. Kuya Daniel Razon is known for his moniker as “Mr. Public Service” also supports the advocacy for caring for the abandoned babies and children and helping the persons with disabilities (PWD).
COTIC – Centro Organizado de Tratamento Intensivo à Criança
The COTIC – Organized Center for Intensive Care of Children, located at Horto Street, 805 – Horto Florestal – São Paulo / SP, came about through the formation of a group of people who met several times for the purpose of building a private entity Non-profit organization that supports children with special needs and cancer in 1999.
First of all, thanks be to God for this opportunity that God gave us to the brethren and to participate of a such wonderful event which only few people in the world do, and we are thankful for this opportunity. Thanks be to God and happy anniversary Kuya Daniel Razon, this is for you, thanks be to God.
“Primeiramente, Graças a Deus para esta oportunidade que Deus não nos damos aqui, participando do evento do que maravilhoso que muitas poucas pessoas no mundo fazem, e estamos gratos por esta oportunidade. Irmãos Daniel Razon. Isto é para você Graças a Deus.”
I would like to thank every body for being present here, to do this party for the children to bring the donations, its his anniversary that is been celebrated isn’t it? And it’s been reverted to us which will be of a big importance here, we really need these things, so thanks a lot, thanks to everybody for this wonderful afternoon that we will enjoy here, thanks a lot! — Katia Cilene, Coordinator, COTIC
Eu queiró agradecer por tudo mundo que presente pra fazer esta festa pra as crianças, neh, trazerem as doações, neh, e o aniversario de que comemorando neh, eis, neh, e no taos revertido para nos que vai se grande importância sou do aqui. Nos tamos realmente precisamos do que tao aqui, e então muito obrigado agradecer o todo mundo por esta tarde a maravilhoso que um vamos desfrutar aqui. Ta bom. Obrigado. – Katia Cilene, Coordinator, COTIC
Another institution is for the caring for the persons with multiple dissability, Pequeno Cotolengo Paranaense was visited by the volunteers in Curitiba, Parana.
Pequeno Cotolengo Paranaense is a charity for 49 years providing shelter, health and education to people with multiple disabilities. Within a year, they provide more than 43 thousand services, 12 health specialties to more than 200 people who were in the condition of abandonment. Sustainance of their work is not possible without the help of more than 700 volunteers that lend a hand to activities such as Monthly Barbecue, Diaper House, Sewing House, Craft House, Friendship Bazaar, recreational activities and more.
The organization looks forward to people who offers their support to people with multiple disabilities. Companies and government organizations are welcome. To learn more about this organization, just click here.
One of the member/volunteer who is also a mother and a grandmother explained how she felt about this life-changing experience in visiting the institutions.
“My experience was very wonderful We apprehended not to complain about our life and to endure our difficulties with joy in the Lord. And most importantly, celebrate the year in spirit of our dear brother Daniel God be the glory.” — Sister Josenilda Macêdo
“Minha experiência foi muito maravilhosa Apreendemos não queixar-nos da nossa vida e suportar as nossas dificuldades com alegria no Senhor. E o mais importante, comemorar o ano em espírito de nosso caro irmão Daniel Deus seja a glória.” – Sister Josenilda Macêdo
Although we are of different races and colors, doing good doesn’t have to have barriers. Bro. Eli Soriano, also a supporter of many advocacies, provides a lot of help which he also sees an opportunity for others to make use of their lives by giving something meaningful to our fellowmen. As Kuya Daniel Razon says, “Ang paggawa ng mabuti ay di magbubunga ng masama.”
Apalit, Pampanga Philippines [November 16, 2016] PNP Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa will be one of the cast in the upcoming advocacy film Isang Araw – Ikatlong Yugto. The third installment of the film is still on-going. This will be the first time that a PNP Chief will be appearing in the Big Screen together with “Mr. Public Service” Kuya Daniel Razon. In an interview of UNTV News and Rescue, he has this to say:
“I was not acting. I am just doing what I am doing. Ang problema natin ay ang matagal ng public perception na ang pulis ay kurakot, ang pulis ay kotong, abusado. Gusto nating mabago ang pagtingin ng mga taong bayan sa kanilang kapulisan. Excited. Masaya. Maiparating natin sa taong bayan ang nais nating marating.”
“I was not acting. I am just doing what I am doing. The problem is the long been perception of a policeman. Corrupt and abusive. We want to change that “stigma” as what our fellowmen sees. I am excited. Happy. Through this picture, I thank Kuya Daniel for this chance and opportunity.” He encouraged everyone to support this campaign. Not for the propaganda but to show the real situation. Also, the goal of this film is to uplift the morale of the policemen.
Isang Araw – Ikatlong Yugto is a one-of-a-kind advocacy movie that starred, written and directed by the veteran broadcaster and the Chairman and CEO of UNTV–BMPIDaniel Razon. In year 2009, Isang Araw Lang movie is born. From the first installment, Isang Araw Lang the Movie that is a story of a good jeepney driver, despite hardships that came on his way, he still continues to put up his head and continues to inspire his community.
A year after its release, the film also conducted three special screenings within Metro Manila. Isang Araw also toured Asia – Singapore and Hongkong, Europe, Australia and Dubai.
Because of the first Isang Araw the Movies’ success, an action filled second installment of the movie with a powerful cast is made. Jess Lapid Jr. which is also a part of UNTV News and Rescue went under training to be able to help during calamities. Veteran actress Daria Ramirez made a powerful impact on her role as Ritz Razul’s mother. 80’s heartrob Rey PJ Avellana, Jackie Lou Blanco, Ricardo Cepeda, Jeffrey Santos, comedian Bayani Agbayani and movie and stage actress Pinky Amador.
Though the full casts has not yet revealed, media is already buzzing about this movie. Host of Bread N’ Butter, Arlene Razon posted a picture on Instagram confirming the PNP Chief’s appearance on the said movie.
Baraks ni Good Brother consist of the drug surenderres that will be given a chance to make good of their lives. This includes TESDA programs, spiritual guidance through Bro. Eli Soriano. Also, there will be cameras and doctors 24/7 monitoring them 24/7. Gen. Bato dela Rosa is also included in the up-coming movie, Isang Araw: Ikatlong Yugto. 4 million of its proceedings will be used to augment the rehabilitation of the surenderees.
The television program Serbisyong Kasambahay, within months of its airing, many drug addicts and pushers already seek Kuya Daniel Razon’s help. Their reason – they are afraid that they will be killed if they turn themselves in. The program also serves as a bridge to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their security.
Philippines’ Overcrowded Prison Cells
In an interview of Parallels’ Michael Sullivan to Chief Inspector Robinson Maranion, the suspected drug users and dealers had grown in numbers up to 10 to 20 times since President Duterte’s campaign on war on drugs. Many detainees on the prison cells would stand up for hours waiting for their turn to lay down and sleep. Crowding of the prison cells is a clear indication of failing economy of a country.
A Glimpse of Davao City Rehabilitation Center
The Davao City Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (DCTRCDD) is a 1.2-hectare compound in Barangay Bago Oshiro, around 17 kilometers away from the city center.Aside from its modern facilities, the rehabilitation center has a chapel, music room and counseling room. An ideal place for physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual rehabilitation.
This is a project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in 1985 having 88 patients. When the then 4th term Mayor Duterte voted P12 million of Local Government Funds (LGU) to repair the center, they officially turn it over in 2001 to the Davao City government. RCDD was established in May 23, 1985.
Most of the rehabilitation centers in the Philippines is pricey and offers short-term residential care for the drug dependents. The DCTRCDD is composed of the following personnel’s: psychiatrist, psychologists, nurse, nutritionist, ALS (Non-formal Education Alternative Learning System), house steward, social workers, center guard, stock officers, utility/building, center driver, center cook, manager and assistant manager.
Apalit, Pampanga Philippines. [8/16/2016] Drug addicts volunteered to come forward through the program Serbisyong Kasambahay hosted by Daniel Razon. Serbisyong Kasambahay extend its arms as many fellowmen gains trust to present themselves, voluntarily surrender , but seeks the programs help to ensure their life and not end up being killed.
Within just 3 weeks since the program started, 6 drug dependents had present themselves personally to surrender. In the case of a husband and wife “Lemuel” and “Minerva” both drug addicts, came forward to Kuya Daniel’s program. Kuya Daniel asks why him, they said that they are afraid of their lives because many drug addicts are being killed in their place.
Service on the Dot: “Lemuel” and “Minerva”
The hosts coordinated with P/Supt. Gilbert Cruz, Director ng PCRG, to take note of the couples’ condition.
One of the oldest problems that every country is facing now is drug addiction. As the Philippines welcomes its new president, President Duterte, is doing everything to bring down the drug lords and its protectors.
The governments campaign against anti-illegal drug operations from July to August alone and the statistics cannot lie. It is prevalent. President Duterte’s firm hands had made drug dependents came forward. 566, 063 , arrested 7, 418, surrendered pusher (33, 782)/user (512, 281) totals 566, 063.
Serbisyong Kasambahay is aired Mondays-Fridays at 4:30-5:30 pm simulcast on UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350. Any questions about medical or legal, dial the numbers’ call center, 442 5244 local 157.
Expect that the president would be summarizing its accomplishments and the 10-point economic agenda that he promised during the campaign.
Dress Code – Business Attire
Yes, there will be no red carpet and fashion show like arrival of guests and family members and spouses attending the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the president. Unlike the previous SONA’s, this is the first time that they have set a dress code. Not more than knee length.
According to Paola Alvarez, incoming Finance Department spokesperson, by implementing the dress code, the presidents message should be the focus and not dividing the limelight.
Downgrade the grand entrances and upgrading the statement to the nation. That is all that matters to the people. After all, it is for the people to know how the new president has done and future plans for the nation.
“Kaisa Para sa Pagbabago”
SONA themed “Kaisa Para sa Pagbabago” will start at 1 pm.