In a country where resources are scarce and good intentions are tinted with political agenda, what happens when you put together a man with ideals to serve the public and a television network? You come up with UNTV.
UNTV is spearheaded by Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon, along with continuous partnerships with the charity arm of Members Church of God International (MCGI) and Brother Eli Soriano. It is the country’s first and true home of public service, evident by the numerous advocacies it had launched and is launching such as the Tulong Muna, Bago Balita, Dunong Gulong: Mobile School, Clinic ni Kuya, and the latest, Tulong Muna, Bago Pasada.
Screenshot from UNTV’s coverage of its advocacy, Tulong Muna, Bago Pasada
Video Link here.
Known for the popular programs, “Itanong Mo Kay Soriano: Biblia ang Sasagot” and “Ang Dating Daan“, UNTV is so much more than a religious channel. It caters to a wide-variety of shows that are both educational and inspirational, such as Kuya Daniel Razon’s very own show, Get It Straight with Daniel Razon, wherein prolific members of the political community are being put to the hot-seat to give ‘straight’ answers to questions they wouldn’t dare entertain in normal circumstances. They also have A Song of Praise Music Festival, wherein amateur composers could send in their praise song entries and be evaluated on the spot by veteran people from the music industry, such as the likes of Mr. Noel Cabangon and Mr. Vehnee Saturno. Not only does it encourages the creation of more praise songs to God, (in which I babbled on about here), but also the promotion of more Original Pinoy Music or OPM. Then there are shows that cater to the youth too like Klasrum and Bread ‘n Butter.
One of UNTV’s signature shows: Good Morning Kuya
Photo taken: UNTV’s Official Site
All in all, UNTV is not your regular television channel brimming with mucky, overrated soap-operas or foreign-based gameshows. UNTV is all about genuine public service without hidden motives. True public service, which in consideration, is actually hard to do because of the scarce resource condition of our country. Yet, UNTV pushes on, armed with God’s guidance and a chock full of talented people, as well as those avid watchers who never fail to support.
So kudos to UNTV for celebrating its 9th Anniversary this July! Kudos to Our Public Service Channel!
You can watch UNTV via live streaming here.