#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.

 

 

Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, First PNP Chief to appear in an advocacy film

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.”Screen Shot 2016-11-15 at 7.03.41 PM.png

“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 UNTVBMPI Daniel 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.

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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.

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Bro. Eli Soriano puts an end to Brazilian pastors’ exploiting the law of ‘tithes’

Palmas, Brazil (10/20/16) The Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) Brother Eli Soriano, his zealousness in conducting live Bible Expositions (Exposição da Bíblia ) and Mass Indoctrinations (Doutrinação Em Massa) in different parts of Brazil like Belo Horizonte, Divinopolis and Palmas produced 15 newly baptized brethren. Most of which, Catholics and Evangelicals and other religious denominations.

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photo: Renata De Olliveira Castro

Dízimos / tithes

Bro. Eli noticed how generous Brazilians is in giving tithes to their pastors. Questions about “dizimo” is always brought up in every exposition and through the Mass Indoctrination, he crushed that practice. Brazil is a big country with vast lands but there are many families remain poor after years and years believing miracles will soon come and by giving in to the pastors every wish.

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Pastors getting rich collecting tithes while its members getting poor giving tithes.” 

Importance of Baptism

“Let us study the power of the holy spirit,” says Bro. Eli. He shared his experience when he was young and had been suffering from asthma. “I’ve learned how to live with the difficulty of breathing.” After his baptism he continued preaching even though the doctors forbid him to do strenuous works.

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photo: Renata De Olliveira Castro

He is known in the Philippines as the walking Bible” because he can answer questions based on the Bible, even without opening it. “You have seen me answering questions without notes. Because of this, I believe in the power of God and what it can do for us.” He finished up the statement by this words.

“Submit ourselves in the power of God.”– Bro. Eli Soriano

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photo: Renata Castro

A bigger place of worship

Because of the ever growing number of Brazilians attending and getting baptized, there is a need for a bigger venue.

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photo: Renata Castro
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photo: Isabela Costa

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

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Refute Bias Media

Jakarta, Indonesia [9/9/2016] President Rodrigo Duterte upon arrival, headed straight to the Shangri-La Hotel to meet up with the Filipino community in Indonesia to inform about what the government’s plan that includes to their well-being. This is his first ever state visit. Even before the President arrived at the event, he has been bombarded with controversies. The most controversial is to that of President Obama. He took the platform to point out these issues.

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I was with President Widodo, what is the dimension of your problem? In Indonesia, we have 4 million drug addicts. Eh, sabi ko, nauna ka lang pala ng ilang thousand! We are really worried. Ganito yan.

I never made a statement here. Do not believe that. There was never any interview here. But kung mag spin itong media, that’s why I said, if you are really, my advice for you, magkaibigan lang, for whatever reason, what can you say, kung ano masabi mo, because they can spin stories several times over and all lies, I never confronted Obama here cause I do not know him. Before taking off from Davao, nagkaroon ng presscon.

Alam mo, ganito yan, itong mga yellow, may jaundice eh, at itong mga taga State Department, mabasa ninyo ang Philippine news that they were trying to crucify me for the extra judicial killing at sabing ganun, I will be investigated by the international court. Di hinayaan ko na lang. Sabi ko, United States, why? Or should I answer them? Eh bakit? So yung ganun. And that there will be a certain time that Obama will ask me about the human rights problem. Sabi ko, I do not answer to anybody except to the Filipino people. I am only responsible to you. Kaya sabi ko, “Who he?” yun ang sinabi ko. if somebody brings it out, and that was in the airport in Davao City, it would be an act of disrespect. Bastos yan. Yun lang ang sinabi ko. and you can review the tapes. Hindi ko sinabing #$%@. May sinabi ako, not in relation with Obama.

He also cited about a live report of Ed Lingao that is immediately picked by the international press.

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Ed Lingao’s apology letter

You can review the tape because about yesterday, si Ed Lingao, whom, yung breaking news naglagay doon ng statement na minura ko daw si Obama. Ed Lingao, just also read it from the report from the correspondents in Davao. Ni review niya. Sya yung anchor eh. Then I found out, andiyan, lumabas sa Facebook, he apologized. Because I never made any reference to Obama. Kaya pinapaaway lang.

 

 

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Davao Blast at a Night Market

Davao City, Philippines [9/2/2016] Before 11 in the evening of September 2, 2016, a loud explosion with smoke shaken Roxas, Davao City night market.  14 people had been killed and 60 injured. An on-going investigation is conducted to determine the real cause of the explosion.

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aftermath of the bombing

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In an interview of Sunstar Davao on Director Manuel Gaerlan, Police Regional Officer, they are looking into the possibility that a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cause the blast. Checkpoints were establish at all exit points in the city. The victims were rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), Limso Hospital, Davao Doctors Hospital, and Brokenshire Hospital.

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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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