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

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Kuya Daniel Razon celebrates 32nd year of Service to God through a benefit concert “In The Eyes of a Child”

Quezon City, Philippines. Kuya Daniel Razon is celebrating his 32nd year in service to God through concert-for-a-cause, “In the Eyes of a Child” this November 23, 2015 that would benefit children living and working in the streets.

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Different institutions like Boystown had benefited for a week feeding program and requested mono blocks.

Special guest performers include the following:Darren Espanto, Gwyneth Dorado, Chacha Cañete, Myka Cloma, Wanlu and His Puppets, Halili Cruz School of Ballet, KNC Hosts, KNC Chorale, Aaron Razon, Joshua Razon and Stephen Capulong

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Upon managing UNTV, Mr. Daniel Razon had stayed the stations’ vision and advocacy.  Public service. He was recognized by different award-giving bodies such as the “Makabata Award” from Anak TV Foundation for its child friendly shows.

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See you at the Smart Araneta Coliseum !!!!

 

 

 

 

ANG DATING DAAN CHORALE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST GOSPEL CHOIR CATEGORY

Quezon City, Philippines. Ang Dating Daan Chorale is the new title holder for the largest choir singing gospel songs. Ms. Fortuna Burke Melhem, Adjudicator of the Guinness World Record ,  teary-eyed while witnessing the chorale.

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The Smart Araneta Coliseum is filled up and it is a magical moment to see the 8,688 choir singers singing in harmony with precise synchronization of steps.

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After singing the 4 songs medley, videos from members whose lives were changed after hearing Bro. Eli Soriano’s preachings form the Bible.  The broadcast started from the English Channel via The TOP channel or The Old Path Channel, moved north to the Spanish speaking countries like Uruguay and currently spreading vastly throughout Brazil.

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Bro. Eli Soriano said, “I believe that I am not walking by myself.” As he cited in Jeremiah 15:15, “O Lord, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy long-suffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.”

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“This persecutions I have experienced made me realized that it is not only the Philippines is loved by God. I left 2005, I found green pastures, pastures for souls. People who lost hope in life. an intended mission on exposing the truth from the Bible. As we celebrate the 35th year, I am very thankful to my Lord . They are haunting me when I came to this place. I thank God with those years have passed because I am protected by the Lord.”

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“I am thankful and hope the Lord will bless the business representatives to this humble gathering of this less fortunate in the eyes of men. What we call in the society as disabled persons, but not in the eyes of God. May God bestow us power, wisdom to do his will.”

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Bro. Eli Soriano to launch benefit concert for relatives of SAF 44

Bro. Eli Soriano, together with the Ang Dating Daan members, launched a 1 Million pesos fund raising event for starter in helping relatives who were left by the soldiers through a benefit concert.

 

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The plead for unity and support for the government in this critical times is not an option and the ousting for the presidency is uncalled for.
After the hashtag #Noynoyparin trended for four consecutive days, Bro. Eli campaigns for unity amongst Filipinos. He urged Filipinos to stop blaming of what is beyond his control and to help our president and the fallen 44’s families and relatives to move on and to start a new.

 

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This is not the first time that Members Church of God International had launched a charity event. One of the most memorable event is the benefit concert for the families of Maguindanao Massacre victims entitled Protest Broadcast on May 17, 2010 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
As for the issues being thrown to the presidential seat, Speaker Sonny Belmonte is hopeful that the president would recover after the Mamasapano encounter. Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao said that politicians have their ups and downs but no doubt that Pnoy will surpass these issues.
Going strong after four days consecutive, allegations of some is that supporters are being paid to participate in the campaign for #Noynoyparin. To refute the accusations, netizens shared their sentiments to prove their sincerity in supporting the President.

 

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All contributions would be audited and forwarded to UNTV for public scrutiny.

 

Bro. Eli debunks superstitions and other beliefs during Ang Dating Daan 34th Anniversary

We can be sure of our salvation if we are sure on what we believe in.” — Bro. Eli Soriano

 Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines.   Bro. Eli Soriano had satisfied numerous inquirers by answering their queries as Members of Church of God International celebrated Bro. Eli’s program with its 34th year being on air. Ang Dating Daan, dubbed as the longest running religious program in the Philippines, is being celebrated not just by the local viewers but also in major parts in South America, in Europe and other countries as the program has become international.

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Guests-inquirers did not go home empty-handed as they got answers based from the Bible during the Itanong Mo Kay Soriano segment of the program. Some of the questions asked are deemed significant and timely to discuss by the host as they may also be queries in mind by other people. The following were some of the discussed topics:
Question:  “What is the reward that was written in the Book of Life? Those deeds written, is it a list of sins?”  Luz Olemos, Church of Christ 33 A.D.

 

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Luz Olemos, Church of Christ 33 AD

 

Bro. Eli:  ” It is the word God that will be the basis in judging of those things that were written in the book of life. The other question is, what does the reward by book of Revelations means? What is that reward? Are you going to be rich on earth? That is the problem of other people who are reading the Bible. Pertaining, seeing, blessing … pertaining to a reward. What comes to their minds always, what is in the Bible… it always means something earthly, the minds of those people especially of those pastors like the pastors in America being investigated for the wealth he accumulated over the years in leading his congregation. The final reward that was established by God to His servant is not here on earth.  Things that are not seen by eyes nor heard, nor entered by the hearts of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

 

Question:  “What is the sign if someone is nearly dying?”  Pip Liwar, Pentecostal

 

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Mr. Pip Liwar, Pentecostal

 

Bro. Eli:   “The farthest future we have is tomorrow. Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Brother, it is not possible for men to know his own death. One is in a state of coma for a year but still survives.  All men faces sudden death. A man with AIDS will live for 7 years being the longest. As for other ailments would depend upon their immune systems and body conditions. The farthest future we have is tomorrow but still, man face uncertainty.”

 

Question :  “In this dispensation, wherein different religious denominations were sprouting like mushrooms, how can we tell if the religion we are in is the right one that teaches the true words of God?”   Mr. Romeo Cruz, a 73 year old Catholic

 

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Mr. Romeo Cruz, Catholic

 

Bro. Eli :   “Surer and at peace. We can be sure of our salvation if we are sure on what we believe in. Teaching what exactly the Bible says. Not a single word is diminished; there is not a single mention of the word purgatory, limbo, and rosary… there is none. These were not even mentioned in the Bible. As a Christian and believer, we should be certain in what we believe in.”

 

Question :  “If ever I decide to be affiliated to your religion, can you give me an assurance of promised salvation based on the Bible? The second one concerning the pastors is, that members should see some signs if the one’s leading them is truly a man of God?”  Mr. Luisito Perez, an INC member

 

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Mr. Luisito Perez, INC member

 

Bro. Eli  :  ” At first, God had made man upright but the devil corrupted their minds. Manalo said that outside your church, there is no salvation. How about those people who had not even heard Manalo’s preaching? Are they bound to hell? Manalo started preaching in 1913, how about beyond 1913, is there no salvation for those people? If it is the case, then his father and mother who is not baptized in his religion would not be saved!”

 

“To God, even to those people who had not heard of Him nor His preachings, but do good works will receive salvation. What I can say is, in the religion in which I am leading, yes, you can receive salvation by abiding God’s teachings. Those teachings that is found in the Bible. Yes, you can attain salvation. What I want to reiterate is that, we do not have the right to judge those people that have not reach by the teachings in the Bible, even to think that those people would go straight to hell is merciless.”

These are few of the many inquiries answered by Bro. Eli during the event. Ang Dating Daan started its broadcast as early as 1980 over the radio and 1983 on television. Since then, the program continued to serve its audiences by using the internet in propagating the word of God presently airing over UNTV.  The program assisted by Kuya Daniel Razon, had opened its arms to the needy and setting a good example to the society, living by its theme,  Shaping a Nation Zealous of Good Works.  

 

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Happy 34 years Ang Dating Daan

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The longest running religious program, Ang Dating Daan started its broadcast as early as 1980. Since then, the program continued to serve its audiences and to stay connected with the ever changing time and technology, Ang Dating Daan used the internet in propagating the word of God.

 

 

Coinciding this event is a very special edition of Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 30, 2014, jam-packed with guests and Bible enthusiasts joining the celebration.

Use the hashtag, #Happy34YearsADD  on   Twitter

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https://twitter.com/AngDatingDaanTV

 

AFP Cavaliers Ignites as it Ties the Series to 1-1

Quezon City, Philippines.  AFP Cavaliers drowned the PNP Responders with their head to head match in the fully-packed Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 1, 2014.

AFP Cavaliers’ Paulino Fernandez and PNP Responders’ Ollan Omiping scored the first 2 points and a fade away shot. A back to back 3 point shot by Alvin Zuniga as the PNP fumbles in a transition. Eugene Tan added another 3 points with 3 minutes remaining, a score of 16-4 in favor of the Cavaliers and finishing the second quarter with 18-7.

The Cavaliers dominated the 2nd quarter, 22-7 making it the lowest game score. AFP used a man to man guard and a full body contact to stop the Responders from scoring.  Omiping made 2 free throws but Alvin Zuniga steals the ball from the running game of the Responders. With 21 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 steals and a block at the second quarter, the Cavaliers stopped the defense of the Responders. The final minutes of the 3rd quarter, the Responders crashed down to a 22 point lead by the AFP Cavaliers with a score of 59-37.

Center Jeffrey Quiambao, Ian San Esteban, Roger Araneta and Eugene Tan also played their best at the crunch time while Alvin Zuniga boxing his way through the net as the score of 75-52 with less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  The 4th quarter ended with 75-64 as the Cavaliers’ 43 rebounds, 10 assists, 9 steals and 5 blocks.

 

 

[Photo:  UNTV Cup]
[Photo: UNTV Cup]

An inspirational message is given by Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International both to the players and to the fans. An additional 500, 000 is given by Bro. Eli Soriano for the winning team for the efforts given by the players and coaching teams for the benefit of the teams’ charities of their choice.

 

 

Mr. Daniel Razon

 

“Ang atin na ngayong magiging grand prize for the champion na mapupunta sa kanilang charitable institution of their choice, its either AFP or PNP, ang mangyayari, ang atin ng grand prize ngayon ay instead of 1 million ay magiging 1.5 million. So instead na 500,000 naman po yung sa runner up ay ginawa na po ni Jerry Panghulan na 650. Good luck to AFP and PNP. May the best team win. “

 

— Kuya Daniel Razon

 

 

Best Player of the Game
Best Player of the Game,  Alvin Zuniga

 

… dahil sa collective effort coming from all of these people, itong team AFP Cavaliers na ito, we manage and secure the game and we will be back again in game 3, that’s a promise.”

 

— Alvin Zuniga, Best Player of the Game

 

Coach Alfredeo Cayco
Coach Alfredeo Cayco

 

Kagaya ng sinasabi ko palagi sa mga tao ko, let us start practicing. Kung ano yung mga lapses natin, i-recover natin, kagaya ng paghahanda namin, itong coming week, maghahanda pa rin kami to refresh yung aming mga players dun sa aming mga plays na ginagawa. At nakita ko na very commited ang aking mga players ngayon kaya una pa lang binanatan na namin.”

 — Coach Alfredeo Cayco, AFP Cavaliers

 

[Photo: UNTV Cup 2]
[Photo: UNTV Cup 2]
 

 

MMDA Band opens the UNTV Cup 2 Finals hosted by Ryan Ramos and Rheena Villamor.

 

An exhibition game between Team Executive vs Team `Legislators welcomes the first game. Captain Yamamoto and Sec. Joel Villanueva rallied at the last minute of the second quarter but the Legislators fought back to gain the lead. Team Manager of the Legislators, Senator Ralph Recto, Cong. Neil Tupas and Senator Sonny Angara also played their best plays. The tight ball game between the Executives and the Legislators final score, 66-65 in favor of the Legislators.

On June 8, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the two teams will fight for the coveted title for UNTV Cup Season 2 Finals is on.