#UNTVRepaso2016: The Year that was UNTV News and Rescue

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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.

 

 

Kuya Daniel Razon teams up with The Philippine National Police’ project, Baraks Ni Good Brother

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines. [11/4/2016] In the Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition on November 4, 2016, Bro. Daniel Razon announce his new project “Baraks ni Good Brother” tying up with the Philippine National Police leaded by Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4000K Drug Pushers,User surrender in Tagum City 2016

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Powerhouse Songs for the Glory of God — A Song of Praise Music Festival Grand Finals Night Year 5!

Quezon City, Philippines. [10/29/1016]  Now on its 5th year, A Song of Praise Music Festival (ASOP) will be presenting 12 powerhouse songs that will be vying at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. For the grand champion, they will receive Php 500, 000 cash. The Best Interpreter Award – Php 50,000, the People’s Choice Award – Php 50,000. All non winning entries will receive Php 20,000 respectively.

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For the past 5 years, ASOP had been surprising us with the best of the best starting from its interpreters. Here are this years list of finalists.

  • God Will Always Make A Way (Composed by: Glen Bawa and Ronald Calpis ; Interpreted by: Bugoy Drilon)

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With his viral video covering Matisyahu’s One Day, with now over 4 million views of Wish FM 107.5 page made him more significant.

A very clever incorporation of reggae taste. Very positive with the lyrics all you have to do is to sing this song aloud, you don’t have to worry; God will always find a way. Bugoy Drilon singing looks like it is just an easy song to sing, but taking the reggae form is difficult. But he owns the song. His success in the music industry has much to do with his perseverance and even worked as a janitor in a university. Many hurdles along the way, but pursuing his dream to be a singer is bigger. He is the 1st runner up at Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2

  •  Tapat Mong Pangako (Composed by: Gulliver Enverga; Interpreted by: The Voysing)

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Composed of 3 brothers – Sean (guitar), Christopher (drums) and JC Naval (bass) ; they mostly covers songs of the Beatles and Beegees; won Acoustic Battle of the Band Grand Champion;

The songs melody is very calming and so the singers voices. Papahirin, lilimutin, lilinisin, babaguhin at naghihintay sa tapat mong pangako. What else you want to hear to be able to hold on to that promise of God. The harmony at the ending harmony, there is a hook while the song/ melody fades.

  • Tanging Ligaya (Composed by: Angelica Soriano; Interpreted by: Zendee)

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She gained attention on you tube singing Whitney Houston songs such as I Will Always Love you. She won the Gensan Pop Idol. Zendee Rose Japitana Tenerefe, prior to her YouTube successs, she was first discovered singing at a karaoke at SM Megamall that went viral.

* The song is giving thanks and looking forward to meet God Almighty with a promise to stay in faith until the end.

  • Ang Iyong Pangalan (Composed by: Romarico Mendiola, Jr. ; Interpreted by: Jovit Baldovino )

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Known as the first winner of Pilipinas Got Talent, The New Juke Box King, but marked his way on the music scene with his cover of Journeys song Faithfully and his Triple Platinum album in 2010 in Star Records.

A very powerful entrance to a song to one powerful chords of Jovit. Hari ng mga Hari, Dios ng mga Dios. Ang Iyong pangalan ang una at huli… this songs says everything about our God Almighty.

  • Pag-ibig Ka Oh Dios ( Composed by: LJ Manzano ; Interpreted by: JBK )

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About JBK : An acronym : Joshua Baluyot, Bryan del Rosario and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio. Their music video Damang-Dama, took noticed by netizens because of its optimistic messages. The trio is once grand champions of the McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for The Next OPM Star. They became the FireExitBoys because they made a series of videos on fire exits.

* Pag-ibig ka Oh Dios sa nagdadalamhati. Pag-ibig ka oh Dios… this phrase just gets into you. Their soulful rendition and harmony is perfect and the lyrics will let you humming because of its recall.

  • Mula sa Aking Puso ( Composed by: Joseph Ponce ; Interpreted by: Carlo David )

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Son of award-winning US-based Filipino jazz drummer and singer Mon David, Carlo followed the footsteps of his father. He is into pop jazz and soul that is evidently influenced by his father and to the legendary OPM group, APO Hiking Society. He and his sister shares an experience singing live on the only FM station-on-wheels, Wish 107.5 also a composer; their Wishperience on the program Roadshow hosted by Jelly Kiss ,

This is a feel-good song. You almost see it in a lounge or in a small place – a cozy like feel. Very clearly sang and you want it to hear over and over again. He has this very cool voice.

Started to play by the aged of 7 and after the guitar after hearing John Meyer. One  experience they consider memorable as an artist, Carlo shared a mall gig where there were many people who cheered and took “selfies” with them. “They don’t know us but it seems they loved us,” he said.

When interviewed by hosts Richard Reynoso and Toni Rose Gayda on his first time singing this song on ASOP’s weekly show, he has this to say, “I really have fun. I loved it. When I heard it, what a beautiful song.”

  • Ikaw Lamang ( Composed by: Jonathan Sta. Rita ; Interpreted by: Tim Pavino)

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He is dubbed as The Prince of the New OPM, and now under Star Music recording label. As one of the finalist of The Voice Philippines Season 2, he had the opportunity to work with one of the best international singers, Lea Salonga of the Les Miserables fame. He is an ABS-CBN Star Music artist, an actor and host.

Ikaw lamang ang aking kailangan, ang aking kasagutan, tinig mo oh Dios ang aking pinagmulan.

  • Ikaw Pala ( Composed by: Wilfredo Gaspar ; Interpreted by: Ima Castro)

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Ima Castro, who has been in the music scene for 22 years since her first break in the early 1990’s. She managed to perform in an independent theater in London via Miss Saigon. She was first noticed when she joined and won the Panasonic Karaoke Quest in Osaka, Japan.

  • Patawarin Mo Ako ( Composed by: Fernando Gardon ; Interpreted by Kris Lawrence)

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Kris Lawrence is  the winner of the 2006 Star in a Million, an ABS-CBN television show started in 2003. A Los Angeles-born, he was with the group called First Impression with Jay-R. He had appeared to various Philippine TV shows and studio albums. He is often compared to “Taeyang”, a South Korean singer-songwriter, which he has some resemblance not only to physical but also to their style of singing.

The song pleads for God’s mercy. A man presenting himself boldly unto God Almighty.

  • Araw at Ulan ( Composed by: Joselito Caleon ; Interpreted by: Sitti )

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A Filipino bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro or popularly known as Sitti, started her career to fame after releasing an album back in 2006. She was part of the Katy! The Musical way back December of 2008. Sitti’s voice feels like you are flying. She has this very clear singing voice that makes you want to just stop and listen, to ponder.

  • Kumapit Ka Lang ( Composed by: Noemi Ocio ; Interpreted by: Mela Ravanilla )

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Wag kang hihinto. Ituloy ang takbo. Wag kang mapagod. Tayo ay maglalakbay sa daan ng buhay kasama ang Dios na lumalang. Kumapit ka lang. This song has a very dreamy entrance with a very innocent voice of Mela. It encourages you to fight all obstacles ahead. With the its strong lyrics, kumapit ka lang.

  • You Stood By Me ( Composed by: Vincent Labating ; Interpreted by: Jason Fernandez)

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Jason Fernandez is  the 3rd vocalist of the band Rivermaya on 2007. But after 4 years, he departed and decided to have his solo career. In 2013, he launched his first solo album entitled Panimula. A year after, he auditioned for The Voice Philippines in 2014. He is not a stranger in this one of a kind competition. He is one of the finalists in the 2014 ASOP via the song God Will Win Our Fight.

* Didn’t know where I was going , then You found me and showed me the way… you stood by me. God is good. This says it all.

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The A Song of Praise Music Festival is a song-writing competition spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) or popularly known as “Ang Dating Daan.” and Kuya Daniel Razon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UNTV and Breakthrough and Milestones Production, Inc. (BMPI). This encourages all amateur and professional songwriters to create songs all for the Glory of God.

You can access all entries via the following websites:

facebook.com/asop.untv

https://www.asoptv.com

twitter.com/asoptv

https://www.youtube.com/asoptv

Bro. Eli Soriano’s plea to the Filipinos, Don’t blame it all to the government

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines. [10/12/16]  “My plea to the Filipino people, don’t solely blame the government”.  This is Bro. Eli Soriano’s statement regarding the killings of drug addicts in the Philippines. He reiterated that the government of President Duterte is doing its best to eliminate rampant drug addiction. Adding to the presidents’ problem is the media, paid by the rich men behind these drug traffickers to go up against him.

 (Article regarding shabu raid in Pampanga, click here)

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This plea is prompted by Belinda Era, a Catholic from Tunasan, Muntinlupa City asks about “freewill”. Also, as a mother, she is concerned about the safety of her children and to the lives of the innocent ones at the Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Exposition held on October 7, 2016.

“Kaya lang po ako naging concerned ay dahil isang magulang din po ako. Lalong lalo na sa mga inosenteng nadamay sa ganito.” (I am a parent and concerned of what is going on, especially to the innocent ones being killed.)

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It is inevitable that innocent ones are also affected because of unpredictable circumstances. He cited an example about a recent raid that killed a 5-year old in a drug operation. Bro. Eli pointed that it is important to keep an eagle eye on our children. An example of keeping a safe environment is at the school premises. La Verdad Christian College is implementing strict ordinance against a possible drug activity. The school prohibits cigarettes and beers making drug dealers impossible to even sneak in a drug inside the campus. Fraternity is also prohibited because it leads to physical violence against human lives. The school is being monitored and strictly guarded.

Bro. Eli, point by point shows how it is unfair to easily pinpoint the government as the culprit in extra-judicial killings in his blog Controversy Extraordinary.  (Click here to read more)

DOHA, QATAR  Who should we worship?

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God, Christ and the Spirit should be worshiped. Christ’ crucifixion represents our sins. His death redeemed our sins. Christ should be worshiped because he is the son of God. “I will prove that Baptist is not true. Its name is not in the Bible and even call their members Baptist, when in fact they are not even officiating baptism. In the Bible, the term baptist is a name given to a baptizer like John who is a baptizer. You will discover gold mines if you listen to the word of God. Christ should be worshiped in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24) Jesus Christ became the redeemer. His death redeemed our sins. (Hebrews 2:14)

POLOMOLOK, SOUTH COTABATO  65year-old Mormon

Who is Joseph Smith? Is he a true prophet?

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Joseph Smith is a liar, swindler, deceiver, many concubines, all sort of foolishness he’s done it. He is a false prophet with 40 wives. Another doctrine of the Mormons is that they believe that the dark-skinned or “negro” is cursed by God. It is only on June 9, 1978 that black skinned is allowed to Mormon priesthood since its foundation on April 6, 1830.

CALASIAO, PANGASINAN  58 year-old Methodist

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I thank God that you are zealous in propagating the word of God.- Merle Coguia

What is the difference between the Church of God’s doctrine to other religions? What is the status of a person that prioritize material things? How about the pretentious? They say that they are of God but it is clearly not seen through their works and attitude. What will be the judgment for these kind of faith?

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There is a big difference. There is no other church in the Bible but the Church of God. Some people think that they know better than God. They changed the name, commandments that the apostles wrote and also the commandments of God. We strictly adhere what is written in the Bible. Purely Biblical. The doctrine, name, integration, good deeds written, we conform. We preach freely. The manner of clothing, we do not let our members dress up in garish.

TALAVERA, NUEVA ECIJA, an INC Member

Where did Cain get his wife?

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Iglesia ni Cristo’s teaching is that Adam and Eve has only 2 sons. That is not true. When Cain killed Abel, the process of pro-creation did not stop.

Other places like Apalit Pmpanga,  San Joaquin Ilo-ilo and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam also joined in.

The Philippine government is currently on its transformation, battling different issues like poverty, corruption and a lot more that includes prevalent drug problems. The Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition is a venue for our fellowmen to take time and focus on their spiritual needs, doubts, questions or anything regarding religious matters.

Ang Dating Daan program has been airing since its first episode in 1983 answering peoples queries anything and everything. Now the program can be seen and heard through different languages such as English (The Old Path Channel ), in Spanish (El Camino Antiguo ), Portuguese ( O Caminho Antigo ), Swahili (IDHAA YA UKWELI) and of course, Tagalog (Ang Dating Daan).

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Visit these channels for Biblical-based answers:

https://www.youtube.com/user/angdatingdaan

https://www.youtube.com/user/theoldpath

https://www.youtube.com/user/elcaminoantiguo

https://www.youtube.com/user/ocaminhoantigohd

https://www.youtube.com/user/idhaayaukweli

UNTV Cup Season 5 Celebrating Charity through Camaraderie

Pasay City, Philippines [9/2/2016] UNTV Cup Season 5 is the most anticipated basketball league in the Philippines. Its unique vision is endless. Spearheaded by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano, a simple vision that is now emulated by different organizations. The only difference is commitment. Heart. Guts. But above all, trust what God can do.

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The new season welcomes another new team to the league. The Bureau of Customs or the BOC Transformers. Caritas Manila, Inc. as their chosen beneficiary, Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon also graced the opening and boosting the teams’ morale. To further ignite the team, veterans Marlou Aquino joins the team with fellow veteran Kenneth Duremdes.

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Kuya Daniel appealed to everyone’s full support for the on-going transition and reformation of the Bureau of Customs.

“Suportahan natin ang kabuuan ng ng ligang ito at sama-sama nating i-welcome ang bagong koponan sa ligang ito. Ang Bureau of Customs. Tulungan natin ang Bureau of Customs sa isang pagbabagong mukha sa kanilang pagbabagong gustong magawa sa customs at wala na pong kotong ang bagong Bureau of Customs. Tuluy-tuloy po ang lahat ng ating mga ginagawa na pagsisilbi sa ating mga kababayan. At ngayon, sa season 5 na ito, aalamin natin at makikilala kung sino ba ang magkakamit ng o makakakuha ng ating mga premyo na nasa 8 milyong piso para sa lahat ng mga mananalo.”

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The Season 5 of UNTV Cup, 13 teams will be fighting for the over 8 million pesos to be given to the charity of their choice.

Before the game proper starts, Bro. Eli voiced out the bad practices in the government and now that President Duterte implementing a complete turn-around, little by little, red tapes are being eliminated. He sends his inspiring words to all the players.

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“Ito pong ginagawa ng UNTV, mga public services, napakarami po nito. It will not be possible without the help of the Almighty, the Members of the Church of God International, lahat ng mga team na lumahok, kasi naniniwala kaming bayani kayong lahat. You sweat.. para ikaw ay mapagod para makagawa ka ng tulong sa mga charitable institutions kagaya ng mananalong team, ido-donate nila yung kanilang mapapanalunan doon sa mga charitable institutions of their choice, naniniwala akong it’s a kind of sacrifice. Salamat sa ating mga senador, mga pulis, sa government agencies na lumahok, patunayan ninyo na sa paglahok pa lang ninyo, inyong pagnanais na makatulong sa kapwa Pilipino. Kailangang kailangan kayo ng bayan. Samahan nawa kayo ng Panginoon mga kapatid, mga kababayan, mga kaibigan at sana palawakin pa ang magagawang charitable works ng UNTV sa pamamagitan din ng UNTV Cup.

Eventhough it is a rough start of the two teams (Cavaliers vs Defenders), every player held it together throughout the game and ends the game with high spirits. AFP Cavaliers won with a score of 85-71, as Boyet Bautista got the player of the game.

 

 

 

 

 

Thrilla in MOA Arena for the Opening of the UNTV Cup Season 5!

Manila, Philippines [8/31/2016] The opening of the UNTV Cup Season 5 and the arrival of basketball enthusiasts flooded at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 29th 2016. For this season, 13 teams will vie for the championship title and their chosen charity.

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A crowd of excited fans arrived early to get the best seats and to meet up close and personal of their favorite team players. The crowd outside the MOA, cheering their and singing as they waited for the gates to open.

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In anticipation of the much-awaited opening, singers Jay R and Jed Madela serenade the crowd on their current hit singles. On the lighter side, AJ and Le Chazz entertains the crowd with their funny tag lines. Both a veteran in stand-up comedy.

The Opening

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The introduction of the 13 groups is followed by Fortunato “Atoy” Co’s announcement with minor changes consist of 2 groups. Here as follows:

 Group A

AFP Cavaliers

MMDA BLackwolves

BFP Firefighters

Malacañang Kamao

Senate Defenders

Ombudsman Graft Busters

 

Group B

PNP Responders

NHA Builders

Judiciary Magis

GSIS Furies

HOR Solons

DOJ Justice Boosters

BOC Transformers

Welcome the new team, the BOC (Bureau of Customs) Transformers which is supported by Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Marlou Aquino also joins the team joining fellow veteran Kenneth Duremdes.

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A ceremonial toss between the AFP Cavaliers and the Senate Defenders’ start of the opening game. On the first 2 quarters, both teams are having a hard time making points. AFP won the first game with a score of 85- 71.

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VACC Awards UNTV and BMPI for Outstanding Community Service

Manila, Philippines [8/30/2016] UNTV and Breakthrough and Milestones Productions (BMPI) received the Outstanding Institution for Community Service in the 18th Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Awards.

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Different from any broadcast station in the Philippines, UNTV and BMPI focuses on public service first. Along with the fresh news at hand, reporters are not just reporters. They are all trained to perform first aid in case of accidents occurred on the road. Living up to its tagline, Tulong Muna Bago Balita, prioritize saving the persons lives. It is the first on Philippine television.

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Center: Atty. Ruth Soriano, Chief Operations Officer/President

Other firsts in Philippine television initiated by Kuya Daniel Razon such as Clinic ni Kuya Daniel, Mobile Clinic, Law Center ni Kuya, LVCC Free Scholarship, Dunong-Gulong Mobile School, Infant Care for abandoned babies, Home for the Aged, to name a few.

Other recipients are as follows:

Outstanding Anti-corruption Campaign, The Supreme Court – Deputy Court Administrator Raul Villanueva

Outstanding Judge: Judge Luisito J. Cortez Presiding Judge, Q.C. Regional Trial Court Branch 84

Outstanding Public Prosecutors (Members of the DOJ Panel):

Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Fadulon

Asst. Special Prosecutors, Ms. Maria Christina Villarosa and Ms. Maria Christina Montera Acbarot and Ms. Olivia Torrevillas

Outstanding Private Prosecutor and Hall of Famer, Atty. Pete S. Principe

Outstanding Law Enforcer, PNP Chief Police Gen. Ronald dela Rosa

Government Service Outstanding Institution:

Public Atty.’s Office , Atty. Percida Acosta

 

 

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