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(Note to reader: This is the fourth and last installment of Saranghamnida, Sayonara Papa series. If you’re new to this site,  please scroll down to read the beginning of the story. Thank you.)

Recap:

We do not have the tightly-knitted bond that other family have. Our family relationship was so peculiar, that I often wondered why we were not having family reunions just like my friends in school does or why I haven’t met my aunts and uncles or grandparents from my father’s side.

I tried asking Ma about it but she would just tell me that Pa’s parents were already dead and his siblings were all over the place that tracking their whereabouts would be difficult.

As a kid, I accepted Ma’s explanation and tried to just shrug it off.

But several years later, I learned that shrugging it off proved to be a mistake. It was like a timed bomb waiting to explode, an accident waiting to happen…

*******

Part 4: You can’t hide your secrets forever…

Maybe the old man thought he could take his deepest secrets with him to the grave when he died but, alas, the secrets didn’t want to be buried.

The past didn’t want to be forgotten and so it decided to meet with the present.

It was on the eve of May 16th when Momma asked me to read and reply to the message on her phone on the affirmation of the arrival of Pa’s ‘relatives’ from Manila in the morning.

But when I read the message, it said “bukas po ng 6am ang dating nila sa airport. Paki-accommodate na lang po sa mga kapatid ko. Kagabi po kinikiliti ni papa ang paa ko, pakisabi po ke papa, mahal na mahal ko siya. (They will arrive in the airport tomorrow at 6am. Please give my sisters proper accommodation. Last night, Papa tickled my toes like he used to. Please tell Papa, I love him so much.)”

I got confused with the message so I asked Momma about it, “who is this?”

Then she replied, “ah, kamag-anak yan ng papa mo (that’s one of your father’s relatives).

But I hit right back, “eh bakit papa ang tawag niya ke papa? Ano ba siya? (but why call him Papa? How is she related to him?)”

She didn’t answer right away so I asked again, “may anak si papa sa labas? Mga anak niya yung darating bukas? (Pa has other sons/daughters? Are those arriving tomorrow Pa’s offsprings?)

My elder sister answered instead, “oo, tatlo silang darating bukas. Hindi makakarating yung iba dahil may trabaho.” (yes, three of them will arrive tomorrow. Others can’t make it because they can’t get out of work)

“Ilan ba silang anak sa labas? Marami pala kami? Alam mo ‘to ate? (How many are Pa’s offsprings out of wedlock? So it’s not the only four of us? You knew about this, sis?)

But Momma said, “lima sila pero matagal na yun, past is past. Gusto lang nila makita sa huling pagkakataon ang papa mo. (five, they just wanted to see your pa for the last time)

I was dumbfounded for a few minutes then I said, “ayokong mag-reply sa message na ‘yan. Wag nyo rin ako piliting makipag-usap sa kanila bukas, baka kung ano lang ang masabi kong masama. (I don’t want to reply on that message and please don’t force me to talk with them, I might say something offensive.)

Momma then said, “wag kang ganyan, pilitin mong makitungo ng maayos sa kanila habang nandito sila. We are Christians.” (Please don’t be like that, try to be nice to them while they are here. We are Christians.)

But I didn’t dwell on the subject and chose to just keep quiet.

The most awkward moment

The next day, I learned that Ma and my younger brother went to the airport to fetch my step-sisters.

To while my time, I decided to buy some cleaning materials from a store nearby to clean the floors of the chapel and arrange things to make it more presentable to visitors.

Just when I was starting to mop the floors from spilled coffee and bread crumbs, a taxi stopped outside. Then Ma alighted along with my brother and three women.

And so I thought, “these must be them. So let’s get the show running.”

When they entered the chapel, I didn’t dare greet them nor look at them and continued cleaning the place instead. When they sat down, Ma introduced us to them.

“This is Jane, my eldest,” gesturing to my sister, “these are my grandchildren, the offsprings of my son Dandy, next to eldest. You know Buboy already, my youngest and that’s Robie, the third of the brood,” in respect to my mother, I smiled at their direction but I felt awkward so I didn’t look at them.

Momma might have noticed my indifference and so she continued, “this is D****, D**** and G******,” my sister said hi and my brother smiled at them while I remained silent, still cleaning the dirty floors.

“How was your flight? Were you able to get some sleep? Hindi ba kayo nahirapan?” Ma continued chatting with them but I tuned them out.

Why are they here? I thought. If they hated us for thinking we made Pa stay away from them, then why come here? Why now?

I learned from my sister Jane that she knew of them way back in the year 2000 when she underwent training in Manila.

Jane said, “while I was waiting for my training to finish, I stayed at a boarding house in Manila. Some girl befriended me, at first I felt crept out by her because she kept staring at me. But then later on, I found out why when she finally talked to me.

“You know, you really look so familiar to me. May I ask where you came from?” the girl asked.

“Oh, I’m from Davao City,” my sister replied.

“Really?” she asked, eyes lit with curiosity, “my Uncle is in Davao now, he’s a seafarer,” she said.

“Oh yeah? My Father is a seafarer, too. Maybe they know each other,” my sister said.

“Maybe. I’ll show you my uncle’s picture the next time we see each other,” the girl said.

When they met the next day, the girl immediately showed her the picture of her ‘uncle’ “hey, Jane, this is my Uncle, the one I told you about.”

My sister took the picture from her to look at it closely and then frowned, “that’s my father,” she told the girl while pointing at the picture she held.

“What?” the girl asked, looking confused.

“I said, that guy in the picture you were telling me about is my father. Why do you have his picture? Are we somehow related?” my sister asked.

But the girl didn’t respond. She abruptly stood up and whispered, “anliit talaga ng mundo, (the world is really small)” then she cried.

“I wanted to ask her why she cried but I didn’t get the chance seeing she was so distraught,” my sister told me. “When Pa came to visit me in Manila, it was then that I knew why she cried when she learned her ‘uncle’ was also my father.”

My sister recounted that time, saying “when Pa’s ship docked in Manila, he came to my boarding house to check on my training. While we were talking, the girl from before arrived.

When she saw Pa, she went to him and kissed his hand. But Pa didn’t look at her or even acknowledge her presence so she immediately left.

I wondered what it was all about. I tried asking Pa, but he was tight-lipped as usual and even though he refused to answer my question, I already had a hunch about what it was.

“I think the most painful time of revelation happened to our brother, Dandy,” my sister continued. “He was in college studying Maritime Engineering when he learned Pa had other family. I think it was the first day of class when the Professor asked for his name.”

“How are you related to Merchant Officer Rogelio Demelletes?” the Professor asked to which my brother replied, “He’s my father, sir.”

“Really? Sa unang pamilya o sa ikalawa? (from the first family or the second?)” the professor asked again.

“I didn’t know how he reacted to that but he said he got really embarrassed and mad at the same time upon learning about it from his Professor, of all people. And so he got drunk that night and went home, shouting outside our house, challenging Pa to a fistfight,” my sister recounted.

When I heard it, I thought, so that was it all about. I wasn’t staying at home when that happened and just knew about it when Ma told me. I understood now why my brother was so rebellious when he was young!

“Buboy, didn’t know it until they contacted him via Facebook,” my sister revealed. “They knew everything about us, who we are and when were we born. They scoured available information, researched anyone who has the same surname as theirs and talked to any person who might know something about us,” she said.

“They even knew Pa’s illness and would call at home to check on him. They said, the last time they saw Pa was thirteen years ago.”

Upon hearing that, I remembered the time a certain D** and G***** calling our house phone looking for Pa. I asked Ma who they were but she was being niggardly and would just tell me that they’re Pa’s nieces. I even remembered the time when Ma asked me on how I will react if Pa has another family.

“They hated us, you know,” my sister continued, “they thought sinira natin ang pamilya nila at inagaw natin sa kanila si Papa,” (they hated us, you know, they thought we wrecked their family and we stole Pa from them.)

The other party confirmed this when one of them talked with Jane along with a friend that night. D**** admitted they were in full battle mode when they came here but was surprised with the kind of reception they got from the family.

They said Momma was very hospitable, always asking about their needs and made them feel comfortable despite the situation’s awkwardness since it was the first meeting of both families.

“Walang dapat sisihin sa nangyari kundi ang may katawan. Pareho lang tayong biktima ng deception, (no one should be blamed for what happened but the man himself. Both families were just victims of his deception)” they said.

I agree. It’s hardly fair for anyone to be blamed on the matter. His relatives in Davao also claimed Pa didn’t tell them he already had a family before he resided in Mindanao.

Questions on why, when and how our Father did it linger in our minds but these will remain unanswered since the man who is supposed to speak, is now forever holding his peace.

I thought things like this only happen in soap operas and films, but now I realize that scenes depicted in the screen also happens in reality, with all its exaggeration. My college theater professor said once, art is the imitation of life and reel life is mirrored from real life.

I am not ashamed of telling everyone about this, and I didn’t write it to spoil my father’s memory. How many people out there are products of a broken family? A child borne out of wedlock? Couples who broke up because of a liar and cheating partner?

We are not alone. Ours isn’t an isolated case. Pa might not be the best father one can have, but he is still our father who, I believe, loved us in his own way. It happened so fuming about it won’t lead you somewhere but acceptance and letting go of despair.

I believe that everything happens and exists for a reason; God sees the master plan and He holds the future in His hands.

If you don’t understand some things that are happening now, just believe and trust in the Lord, for He will show it to you, someday, somehow.

As I close this chapter of the story, I am going to look forward and begin a new leaf in my life. I hope I imparted a message that will remain in you for as long as it will take.

Do what you can do today, for tomorrow might be too late.

******

Author’s note: This is the last installment of the series of events that took place on that fateful day. I wrote about it as my way of coping with loss and grief and to impart a message to everyone who will be reading it on the importance of life, family, communication and health. Their names were not revealed in this article in respect to their privacy. We may have a complicated situation but I respect them as a person. Thank you for following and reading my blog as I shared my thoughts and feelings on the matter.

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(Note to reader: This is Part 3 of Saranghamnida, Sayonara Papa series. If you’re new to this site,  please scroll down to read the beginning of the story. Thank you.)

Recap:

When everyone at home was asleep, it was then that I unleashed my barely concealed emotions.

I cried for few moments thinking about all the missed chances. I should have gone home straight from the airport to see how Pa was doing. I should have called and told him to wait for me as I come home… I should have told him to get better so I can bring him with me in Manila… So we can go to the sea and catch some fishes or cook for him and eat his favorite food…

All these thoughts, the what ifs, should have and could have been’s swirled in my mind but I willed it to stop. It won’t do me any good since Pa is now gone.

So I squared my shoulders and told myself:  Now is not the time to breakdown. Your family needs you. Be brave, keep calm and keep a good head upon your shoulders.

And that’s what I did.

Part 3: Never be a Stranger

After my breakdown episode at the wee hours of the morning, I came down to a realization: never be a stranger.

I know pursuing dreams and living your own life far away from home is perfectly alright but never forgetthe people you grew up with, the people you shared with half the years of your life.

The kids grew up and became adult… Yes, we grew up but our parents grew old, too. As they enter in their old years, they need us to be with them just as we needed them when we we were still growing up.

After a busy election day, I immediately packed my bags after the coverage wrapped up and went straight to the funeral chapel.

Attending the wake were my family and our relatives from Ma’s side since we were still trying to contact Pa’s relatives to inform them of his passing and his interment.

As the night passed, Ma fell asleep, exhausted from the series of heartbreaking events. So I placed a blanket over Ma and elevated her feet so she won’t hurt her sore knee.

It was my third day being awake. Sleep was being elusive and I hardly gotten a wink of it.

That moment, I resolved to get more in touch with my family, especially with my Momma who was like a rock of strength everyone depended on during a very gray day.

Her faith to God made her strong to face every challenge hurled in her way and I envied her for that. But what people doesn’t realize is that strong people also has a weakness.

As the lyrics of a song goes, Warriors also come running home when they fall down, picks themselves up when no one is around and drops their sword and armor when everything was too much to handle.

Who will take care of Ma as she takes care of other people? I thank God in every waking moment for keeping my family safe while I’m away but hereon, I resolved to help taking care of them.

After ensuring everyone was comfortable, I went and gazed down at Pa’s coffin. He looked different.

I didn’t feel queasy at all while looking a him unlike other dead people I’ve seen. Maybe it’s like that, when someone from your family dies, you can look at them straight without spooking yourself, without fear you’ll get nightmares when you sleep.

He looked thin compared to the time when I left home in 2006. I saw him again three years after and then in 2011 when he suffered stroke after his sugar levels and blood pressure rose one hot day while he was out in the field.

As the Doctor explained, his heart bore the brunt of the side effects of the medicine he was taking for years for his diabetes and hypertension.

His lungs also have water or pulmonary edema as a result from poor heart function making it hard for him to breath.

My father, the Seaman

When I was young, he worked as a Seafarer for the Everet Shipping Company but when he was diagnosed with those illnesses at the age of 48, he stopped boarding and stayed at our home in Panabo City, Davao del Norte.

It seemed that the company he was working for refused to accept him anymore and instead advised him to stay with the family.

It was kinda hard for my Pa because he was such a busy body, used to working day and night.

Staying at home was such a bore for him that he started to plant trees around the house making it look like a mini-jungle in the city.

Pa was overseas when I was born in 1985, so I grew up without him. For years, Ma would tell me and my siblings to write a letter for him or do a voice tape (it was the fad in the 90s where you will record your voice in a cassette tape) to thank him for the packages he sent.

As a kid, naturally, I would follow Ma’s orders but I really never knew who Pa was. My uncle Domeng, Pa’s cousin, who lived with us before served as a father figure in my growing up years.

 Pa came home in 1992 after years of boarding the ship, and a year later, my younger brother Buboy was born.

When he stayed at home due to his illness in 1993, it was such an awkward time for me. I didn’t know how I am going to move around him or what I’m supposed to call him. So confused I was that I often called him before as Uncle instead of Pa!

Eventually, I got used to his presence in the house but still felt weirded since he doesn’t talk that much. He was so quiet and would stay in one place at home. If he sat in a chair in our sala in the morning, he would stay there the whole day unless he needs to go to the toilet or be somewhere tilling something.

I didn’t know what songs he liked or what his favorite movies were. I can’t even think of the times I heard him sing or see him dance. He was also aloof and talked only when someone speaks with him.

I remember the time when I tried reaching out to him and asked him to attend a Parent-Teacher meeting in school but he just pointed to my Ma and told me to ask her to go instead.

I felt hurt for his ‘disregard’ not only to me but to my siblings as well. All four of us grew up feeling estranged with him because of his absence as a father in almost half our existence but we learned to live with it.

We do not have the tightly-knitted bond that other family have. Our family relationship was so peculiar, that I often wondered why we were not having family reunions just like my friends in school does or why I haven’t met my aunts and uncles or grandparents from my father’s side.

I tried asking Ma about it but she would just tell me that Pa’s parents were already dead and his siblings were all over the place that tracking their whereabouts would be difficult.

As a kid, I accepted Ma’s explanation and tried to just shrug it off.

But several years later, I learned that shrugging it off proved to be a mistake. It was like a timed bomb waiting to explode, an accident waiting to happen…

******

Author’s note: This is the third part of the series of events that took place on that fateful day. I am going to write about it as my way of coping with loss and grief and to impart a message to everyone who will be reading it on the importance of life, family, communication and health. The next part will be uploaded in my blog as soon as I can. Thank you.

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Howdy people!

How is everyone?! I am now back from a hiatus. I can see that from the archives that I’ve posted an article/blog last December 2009.

Wow! I stayed away from my blog site that long? I can’t believe it! It’s 2012 already and I believe it’s now time to go back to one of the things I love — writing a blog!

In the next few days, you can expect another set of articles from me on whatever matters under the sun, especially news regarding good deeds and projects done by organizations and advocacy that I support.

Till here!

Xoxo!

P.S.

Life is too short. So this year, always expect the unexpected. Aim HIGH and dream BIG!

Love lots!

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Walong programa ng UNTV ang kinilala at binigyan ng parangal sa Anak TV Awards 2009 noong ika-8 ng Disyembre.

This Anak TV Seal is only awarded to television and radio programs that promotes media literacy, particularly television literacy, and pushes the agenda for child-sensitive, family-friendly television in the Philippines

Kabilang sa mga programang may Anak TV Seal ay ang Good Morning, Kuya!, Bread N’ Butter, Doc on TV, ISTORYA, Munting Pangarap, Kaagapay, Sports37 at ang Serbisyo Publiko.

Ang Anak TV Seal ay iginagawad lamang sa mga makabuluhang programa sa telebisyon na nagtataglay ng mga mabubuting aral at impormasyon na dapat panoorin at maibahagi sa mga kabataan.

Ang programang Good Morning, Kuya! na pinangungunahan ni ‘Mr. Public Service’ Kuya Daniel Razon ay ang morning show ng UNTV na hit na hit sa madla dahil sa kakaiba nitong konsepto, segments at araw-araw na libreng serbisyo publiko.

Tampok din dito ang Hataw Balita ni Kuya Daniel Razon at Aida Gonzales na nagbibigay ng mga mahahalagang balita at impormasyon na kapaki-pakinabang sa mga manonood.

Ang Good Morning, Kuya! ay ilang beses nang nakatanggap ng nominasyon mula sa iba’t ibang prestihiyosong award giving bodies sa bansa kahit dalawang taon pa lamang itong sumasahimpapawid.

Good Morning, Kuya! and Munting Pangarap show of UNTV are among the TV programs awarded with the Anak TV Seal this year.

Ito ay mapapanood mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes, 4:45 hanggang 9:00 ng umaga.

Ang Bread N’ Butter ng kwelang tri-kada nina Arlene Razon, Kitt Meily at Rodel Flordeliz ay nagbibigay ng mga tips tungkol sa pagnenegosyo, madadaling paraan para makakita ng trabaho gayundin ang mga murang pagkain at lugar na maaaring puntahan ng mga nagtitipid sa budget.

Ang Bread N’ Butter ay mapapanood tuwing Biyernes, alas-5:30 ng hapon.

Tuwing alas-7 ng umaga naman ng araw ng Linggo napapanood ang programang Doc on TV ng tambalang Dr. Edwin Bien at Rhea Horilleno.

Ang Doc on TV ay isangmedical-oriented show kung saan tinatalakay ang iba’t ibang kaalaman tungkol sa mga sakit at medisina na mahalagang malaman ng publiko.

Iba’t ibang isyu, karanasan, kwento ng buhay at problema sa lipunan naman ang ibinabahagi sa ISTORYA.

Ang tambalan nina Bernard Dadis at Loffrey Javier ang naghahatid ng kwento at salaysay ng ating mga kababayan kasabay ng pagbubukang-liwayway.

Want to be a successful entrepreneur? Learn how and more as Bread N’ Butter shows how to make your free time a more profitable one.

Ang ISTORYA ay mapapanood tuwing Martes, alas-5:30 ng hapon.

Patuloy ding ibinabahagi sa programang Kaagapay ang iba’t ibang serbisyo publiko ng UNTV gaya na lamang ng libreng medical at dental mission sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng Kilos ni Kuya Daniel, ang paghahatid ng medical service at your doorstep para sa mga walang kakayahang magtungo sa Klinika ni Kuya gayundin ang pagdalaw at pagtulong sa ating mga kababayang nasa likod ng Rehas.

Ang mga nabanggit na serbisyo ay ilan lamang sa mga public services na inihahatid ng programang Kaagapay ng UNTV sa pangunguna ni Kuya Daniel Razon, katuwang ang grupong Ang Dating Daan ni Bro. Eli Soriano at Kamanggagawa Foundation, Inc.

Ang Kaagapay nina Annie Rentoy, Dr. Mandy Saguin at broadcaster Rolly “Lakay” Gonzalo ay mapapanood tuwing alas-4:30 ng hapon mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes.

Ang mga maliliit na pangarap sa buhay naman ng ating mga kababayang walang anuman ang binibigyang katuparan sa Munting Pangarap.

Sa pangunguna ni Kuya Daniel Razon at sa tulong ng Kamanggagawa Foundation ay naihahatid sa ating mga kababayan ang kanilang mga munting pangarap upang sila ay matulungan.

Ang Munting Pangarap ay mapapanood tuwing araw ng Martes, alas-7 ng gabi.

Iba’t ibang uri ng sports naman ang tinatalakay sa Sports37 ni Ryan Ramos na mapapanood tuwing araw ng Linggo.

Naniniwala rin si Ramos na sa bawat pagsasanay ng katawan ay may malaking pakinabang gayundin sa  paggawa ng mabuti na bahagi ng adhikain ni Kuya Daniel na Isang Araw Lang.

Tuwing alas-7 ng gabi ng Miyerkules napapanood ang Serbisyo Publiko na tumatalakay sa mga problema ng ating mga kababayan sa nangangailangan ng agarang solusyon.

Ayon naman kay Bob Del Rosario, ang Presidente ng Anak TV Foundation (Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television), 54 na mga programa sa telebisyon ang kanilang binigyan ng parangal na ibinoto ng iba’t ibang sektor sa bansa.

Ang Anak TV Foundation ay isang uri ng local advocacy organization na nagtataguyod ng media literacy, partikular na sa telebisyon at pagsusulong ng agenda for child-sensitive, family-friendly television sa bansa.

Ang Anak TV Foundation (Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television) ay pormal na binuo noong taong 1997.

 

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Kuya Daniel Razon

Kuya Daniel Razon earns two PMPC Star Awards nominations for the show Good Morning, Kuya!

Multi-talented Kuya Daniel Razon and his morning show Good Morning, Kuya! earn nomination slots in the prestigious 23rd Star Awards for Television.

Good Morning, Kuya! is the brainchild of veteran broadcaster and Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon.

With his God-given talents, Kuya Daniel earned a nomination for the Best Morning Show Host category while Good Morning, Kuya! is shortlisted as Best Morning Show by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).

UNTV is also nominated as the Best Station for 2009.

Following the thrust of UNTV Station as the world’s one and only Public Service Channel, Good Morning, Kuya! is more than just a morning show.

Clinic ni Kuya Daniel

Clinic ni Kuya Daniel of Good Morning, Kuya! show provides daily free medical services to the public.

Free medical, dental, optical, and even legal services are rendered daily to the public through this unique morning program.

Thus, UNTV has become the world’s first TV station to provide free bus ride services, Metro Rail Transit (MRT) rides for senior citizens, and even jeepney rides for the people in various provinces.

Along with veteran newsperson Aida Gonzales, Kuya Daniel also anchor morning news cast Hataw Balita giving national and international news and information useful to the viewing public.

Hataw Balita

Kuya Daniel Razon interviews former Senator Franklin Drilon in One on one segment of Hataw Balita, the morning news cast of the show Good Morning, Kuya!.

Good Morning, Kuya! is also popular for its Pondahan segment where a cast of insightful,  mostly veteran radio and television commentators, share their views on current affairs and about anything interesting.

Joining Kuya Daniel Razon in the Best Morning Show Host category is the cast of Pondahan consisting of Rene Jose, Allan Encarnacion, Tony Arevalo, Joe Castigador, Carls Teng, Sahlee “Datgirl” Piamonte, Niña Taduran, traffic reporter Lea Ylagan, Mr. Bin, Nick the Barber and Minyong.

Meanwhile, Kuya Daniel’s wife Arlene Razon together with Kitt Meily and Rodel Flordeliz, hosts of Bread N’ Butter, also bagged two nominations for Best Travel Show and Best Talent Show Hosts.

Multi-awarded host Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Live again makes waves this year with two nominations for the Best Public Service Program and Best Public Service Program Host.  Dubbed as Mr. Exposé, Ben Tulfo divulges felonious methods to aide the aggrieved in his action-themed show Bitag Live.

Ben Tulfo and his show won as the Best Public Service Program Host and the Best Public Service Program in last year’s Star Awards for TV.

The 23rd Star Awards for Television will be on November 29, 2009 at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque City, Philippines.

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For more information, please visit http://www.untvweb.com, http://www.kuyadanielrazon. wordpress.com and http://www.danielrazon.com.

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Howdy everyone!

I know I’ve been gone for a long time and I haven’t have much time to update my blog.

Clinic ni Kuya Daniel

Clinic ni Kuya Daniel of UNTV's Good Morning, Kuya! show provides daily free medical services for our poor countrymen.

Anyway, I just want let you know that Clinic ni Kuya Daniel of the show Good Morning, Kuya! of UNTV were able to serve 123 patients who came to avail free medical services today.

Of the 123 patients, 60 were able to avail free General Medicine, 3 benefitted from free laboratory tests and 25 patients availed free OB-Gyne services.

28 soon-to-be mothers came to be examined through Ultrasound machines with the help of the Rotary Club of the Philippines, Metro Manila Chapter; and 7 babies were checked up for the free well baby service.

Along with this daily free medical mission project for the poor countrymen are free ride programs in buses and MRT for senior citizens; free legal services and job fairs.

"Mr. Public Service" Kuya Daniel Razon

"Mr. Public Service" Kuya Daniel Razon spearheads various charitable works for our fellowmen.

These are projects that he and his uncle, Bro. Eli Soriano, the host of the program Ang Dating Daan (ADD) and the Presiding Minister of Members Church of God International (MCGI), are currently laboring for.

It is an undeniable fact that Daniel Razon is known for his public service endeavor, thus the moniker “Mr. Public Service”.

These are Kuya Daniel Razon’s priorities being the host of the public service program Good Morning, Kuya! which airs from 4:45-9:00 in the morning, Mondays thru Fridays in UNTV.

Ciao!

 

 

*** for more information on Kuya Daniel Razon and UNTV please visit http://www.danielrazon.com and http://www.untvweb.com.  Please post comments and suggestions also on this sites: http://www.kuyadanielrazon.com, http://www.isangarawlang.wordpress.com, http://www.isangarawlang.org among others.

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Let’s all mark our calendars now, fellow Kuya Daniel Razon fans!

Kuya Daniel just announced the date of Youth Convention and Concert the Sequel!

After the successful premiere of Kuya Daniel Razon’s directorial debut film Isang Araw Lang the Movie, this July, once again, Mr. Public Service will present yet another project this August.

Together with some of the most sought after bands and performers, our Kuya ng Bayan will take part in this year’s Youth Convention and Concert (Y Con Con) The Sequel at the Araneta Coliseum on August 17, 2009.

Kuya Daniel Razon aims this concert to raise funds for the free college education program that he and Bro. Eliseo Soriano launched recently.

Getting a little bit excited? We can’t blame you! Just stay tuned to UNTV always for more information and I’ll keep you posted, too!

Ciao!

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