Kuya Daniel Razon Launches His Second Book, Get It Straight
The Get It Straight with Daniel Razon coffee table book, a 200-page book featuring the veteran broadcast journalist’s encounter and experiences with the country’s top newsmakers, was launched on June 13 this year at National Book Store, Glorietta 1, Makati City.
Notable TV personality and journalist Daniel Razon said the content of the book are excerpts of his past interviews in the Get It Straight program, which UNTV airs Mondays to Fridays, at 7:30 a.m.
“With the contents of the book, it’s like you will recall ‘Oh yes, it’s this issue that’s been talked during this time and these people were the ones involved and had given answers to such issues,’” the veteran broadcast journalist said in an interview with UNTV News and Rescue following the book launch.
As well as becoming a good source of interesting topics over family’s meals, Kuya Daniel believes the book is something Filipinos can readily pick up to look back into some pages of our country’s history.
Moreover, the coffee table book – that Kuya Daniel put into words and images – features some of the country’s prominent and controversial personalities. These newsmakers were either involved or were at the center of a variety of hot issues that carve a part of Philippine history.
Apart from the featured personalities, the coffee table book mirrors the hottest, trending or most debated issues in the Philippines between 2010 and 2015.
Get It Straight: the TV Show
Guests who come to a one-on-one interview with Kuya Daniel on the show are called “brave” by regular viewers of the program as they know too well that Get It Straight is a no-holds-barred program.
With its seven-year legacy, Get It Straight with Daniel Razon has put many shakers and movers of the country in a hot seat.
One highlight included the pork barrel cases and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) issues discussed with Sonny Coloma, Jr., Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary during the Aquino administration.
The episode with Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon on the plights of the Lumad in Southern Philippines also occupied some pages in the book.
Also printed was Atty. Trixie Angeles’s take on the separation of church and state as mandated in the 1987 Constitution in relation to the case of a former religious minister against its former ministry.
One most recent episode that became a trending topic in social media was Sen. Risa Hontiveros’ guesting where she defined the terms ‘rebellion’ and ‘invasion’ in light of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Observers note that the President Duterte took a pro-active stance to counter the Maute group-led attacks in Marawi City.
In the show, Kuya Daniel throws straightforward questions to his guest, to get clarification and sometimes answers to clarify controversial issues that affect millions of Filipinos.
Book Launch and Book Signing
The book launching event was highlighted by “Book Signing” where hundreds of his fans and supporters waited and lined-up to meet and have their books signed by Kuya Daniel.
The coffee table book was sold out on the same day it was launched in the Glorietta 1 branch of National Book Store.
Spotted in the occasion were Senator Franklin Drilon, Representative Neri Colmenares and other political icons who have guested in the show, as well as some media personalities.
Written by Ana Hazel Chavez-David