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UNTV at 8th Year: Launching “Manibela Academy”

UNTV, the flagship TV station of Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI), Inc. headed by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon, celebrated its 8 years of setting the gold standard of public service on television and providing exceptional community and educational services in the Philippines.

I was invited to the evening anniversary dinner celebration last last July 24, 2012 at One Esplanade MOA Complex in Pasay City by the TV Show Bread N’ Butter host Rodel Flordeliz.

“Manibela Academy”

One of the highlights of the celebration was the launch of the 1st mobile driving school dubbed as “Manibela Academy” in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Ang Dating Daan headed by Brother Eli Soriano.

The mobile school, Manibela Academy – Ang Choice ng Matalinong Motorista, is equipped with full-learning facilities for driving and mechanical lessons including livelihood programs to be transported to baranggays.

The “Manibela Academy” Bus
The “Manibela Academy” Bus
Interior of the “Manibela Academy” bus

Video of the bus interior

Adding up, the said mobile school also launched the search for the Most Outstanding Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Driver to a win a utility vehicle of his own. One should have the good qualities of a responsible motorist to qualify for the award.

Keynote Speech

The keynote speech was delivered by MTRCB Chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares.  Joined by her presence, UNTV introduced new and newly-reformatted ideal programs that suited this year’s anniversary theme “Tahanan Mo, Tahanan Natin” (Your Home, Our Home).

MTRCB Chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares delivers the keynote speach

Video of the keynote speech and the awarding

MTRCB Chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares received a plaque of recognition from UNTV by Chairman and C.E.O. Kuya Daniel Razon for being the Keynote Speaker during the 8th Anniversary celebration of the station.

New Programs and Re-formatted Programs

New shows to watch are “Bahay”, a weekly light dramedy focusing on the real essence of love and unity at home, top billed by Brando Legaspi, Charmaine Santiago, Jannel, Anna, Moonlight and Toni Rose Gayda,

“Huntahan”, a daily radio talk show now a weekly TV program, hosted by Atty. George Erwin Garcia, Jocas Castigador and UNTV News Anchor Beth Santiago,

“Police @ Your Service,” a police matter talk show hosted by “Ito ang Balita” News Anchor, Ms. Louella Decordova and the Director of Police Community Relations Group, Police Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr; and

“UNTV Hard News,” a daily morning news program to be anchored by Mr. Bitag Ben Tulfo and Bitag Angel Nica Alejar.

The newly-reformatted shows are “Doctors On TV”, a weekly medical magazine show to be hosted by beauty queen turned politician Daisy Reyes, Lyn Perez, Family Physician Dr. Mike Vergara, Endocrinologist Dr. JM Co and Nutraceutical Consultant, Ms. Yas Moralla.

Doctors on TV hosts Ms Daisy Reyes holding the mic

“QUAT” (Quick Action Team), a rescue-based educational program to be hosted by Ley Ann Lugod, Benedict Galazan and Kier Legaspi along with the UNTV News and Rescue Team. With its glorious past and promising future, as pioneered with Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Rescue First Before News), Dunong Gulong in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and UNTV-Radio mobile booth, UNTV – Your Public Service Channel, will continue to offer a relevant alternative to the mainstream TV programming.

Video of QUAT where they mentioned their motto and how they help in the recent commotion at the last SONA

Other programs:  “Campus Challenge”, a campus quiz show in partnership with DepEd with quizmaster Bianca Saldua and Sib Sibulo, “Klasrum”, a youth-oriented show hosted by World Championship on Performing Arts 2011 winner Glee Nette Gaddi, Birit Baby Champion of 2009 Jude Matthew Servilla, Abbey, Princess, JC, Ara, Gelai, Jigs, Jolo, Anton, John, Mack, and Rap;

State of the Network Address (SONA)

UNTV Chairman and C.E.O. Kuya Daniel Razon delivered what he termed SONA, the State of the Network Address.

He thanked all the people involved in the success of the station including the station crews, the different partners including the Philippine National Police, DEP-ED, PCSO, various government organizations and sponsors.

He stated despite of all the innovation and success of the station in their public service and programming, the station is unfortunately not making money.  He explains this is because of the outflow of resources to the station’s mission of public service.  He mentioned that although there were willing sponsors whose products/services are not in-line with the stations ideals, he could not bend the principles to accept their advertisements.

UNTV Chairman and C.E.O. Kuya Daniel Razon

Brother Ely Soriano delivered a message also through a video.

Video Message delivered by Bro. Ely Soriano


One Esplanade was packed.  Guest arrived to walk the red carpet and have photos taken on the photo wall.

From L-R:  Migs Dela Rosa (Primer Group of Companies), Rodel Flordeliz (UNTV Bread N’ Butter),  Azrael Coladilla (Azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com), Ted Claudio (me)  (WazUpPhilippines)

Food was catered by Karate Kid.  I liked the food:  California Maki, Fish Fillet with Honey Mustard Sauce, Beef Teryaki, noodles, rice and their red ice tea.  There were cakes and pastries as well.

It was a fun and informative evening.  Having to learn more of UNTV and how it excels in its public service and programming.

Thanks for the invite, Rodel Flordeliz of UNTV’s Bread and Butter Tv Show and of NogNog In the City blog.

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