Kuya Daniel Razon Receives KBP Lifetime Achievement Award of 2017
Manila, Philippines (May 17, 2017) – BMPI-UNTV Chairman and CEO, Daniel S. Razon is this year’s recipient of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas’s (KBP) highest citation for outstanding broadcast practitioner – Lifetime Achievement Award.
As well as the veteran broadcaster’s exemplary contributions in Philippine broadcasting industry, KBP gave the honor to Kuya Daniel for leading the transformation of UNTV into a distinct public service channel for the benefit of its televiewers.
Being a public service channel, UNTV partnered with government agencies, individuals and some organizations with like-minded focus: sharing goodwill to fellowmen like the Members Church of God International (MCGI) and Ang Dating Daan host, Bro. Eli Soriano.
Razon, who is also more popularly known as “Kuya Daniel,” received the award last May 16 during the 25th KBP Golden Dove Awards at the Star Theater, Star City Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.
In accepting his award, Razon humbly thanked the Almighty, his colleagues in the media, and KBP.
“First and foremost, ang parangal po ay doon sa dahilan kung bakit tayo may buhay; dahilan kung bakit tayo may achievement; dahilan kung bakit po tayo nakakapagpatuloy ng pagpapahayag,” said the veteran broadcaster during the awarding.
Kuya Daniel vowed to continue his advocacy of providing public service without asking anything in return, and truthful delivery of information through mass media.
“Makakaasa po kayo na ang UNTV, ang Progressive Broadcasting sa pangunguna po ni Ginoong Atom Henares, will always gear towards dito po sa ating ginagawang public service dahil ang UNTV po ay ang public service channel, said Kuya Daniel.
“Ako po’y naniniwalang lahat ng mga kasama sa pamamahayag ay bahagi po sa award na ito sapagkat hindi naman rin po ako nakarating dito kung hindi rin naman po sa tulong una sa lahat ang Dios, at ng lahat ng mga naging katrabaho ko, lahat ng mga nagbigay sa akin ng opportunities sa broadcast industry, lahat ng akin pong mga naging boss, lahat ng mga naging katulong sa paglilingkod sa ating mga kababayan,” added Razon.
Daniel Razon, Mr. Public Service
Kuya Daniel Razon’s biggest contribution to the media industry is transforming UNTV to an intelligent alternative by introducing humane, informative, educational, and entertaining programs.
He is also the progenitor behind the one-of-a-kind broadcast practice,”Tulong Muna Bago Balita” (Rescue First Before Reporting), where UNTV correspondents are not pressured to break or report news exclusives, but instead prioritize saving lives.
Under Kuya Daniel’s helm, UNTV also launched a full-time rescue and fire brigade units with a dedicated hotline (911-8688) ready to assist during emergency situations.
Public Services on Radio, TV
The television channel also conducts regular medical, dental and legal missions to help the needy and encourage others to extend help to fellowmen through livelihood programs. The station also provides free rides in different cities to serve the public.
UNTV and Kuya Daniel have been doing all these efforts to help others, not to be praised but to serve as good example to others by encouraging the viewers to have that zealousness in doing good.
“Hindi ba makakaimpluwensya rin yung nakakakita yung mga kapwa mo tao na pwede naman palang tumulong, pwede naman palang gawin, magkaroon sila ng idea on how to reach out to those people that are in need,” Kuya Daniel said in an interview with Ito Ang Balita newscast prior to the awarding ceremony last Tuesday.
“So, this is one way to influence people to do what is good. Na ang mapapanood mo sa telebisyon, ang mapapakinggan mo sa radyo [that is what you can see on TV or you can hear on the radio] is something that would influence you in one way or the other to do good to your fellowmen,” he added in the same interview.
“To me it is an achievement, to me it is something na ipagpapasalamat ko, dahil one way or the other ay naging bahagi tayo ng isang kampanya na ang paggawa ng mabuti ay di magbubunga ng masama,” stressed Kuya Daniel.
[To me it is an achievement, something that I should be thankful of because one way or the other, we became part of an advocacy, doing good will not bring forth evil.]
The KBP Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest award given by KBP to individuals who have contributed to the growth and advancement of the media industry.
This officially puts Razon among the big leagues in broadcasting sector who received the same honor, including Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III (ABS-CBN), Fred Elizalde (MBC), Hilarion “Larry” Henares (UNTV) and the late Antonio Cabangon Chua (Aliw Broadcasting), among the old hands in the industry.
The Golden Dove Awards program is held annually by KBP. Winners are chosen from the association’s members by independent jurors representing the youth, academe, religious organizations, advertising industry, and government with unquestionable credibility, proven integrity, honesty and impartiality.
It was established by the KBP to encourage everyone in the broadcasting industry to strive for excellence. Gold stands for excellence, while the dove is a symbol of the group’s aspirations.
KBP is the country’s broadcast media association. It aims to promote independent and free broadcast media, responsible broadcasting, enhanced public service by broadcasters, and the development and advancement of Philippine broadcasting.
Written by: Jayson E. Moy