Kuya Daniel Razon Hailed by World Class Philippines Awards for Television and Public Service Works
The World Class Philippines Awards hailed BMPI President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Razon, World Class Filipino achiever in public service and television.
This year’s awarding ceremony held in Taguig City on May 27 was the fifth year that the World Class Philippines Council conferred accolades to top-notch Filipinos in Philippine companies, products and services.
WCP Awards Chairman Wilfredo Lemque, Jr. pointed out Kuya Daniel’s long service as mediaman and his distinct contributions to the Philippine media to deserve the award.
“He [Kuya Daniel] has been in the business for decades. What he did for UNTV is very, very amazing, and the programs he handles really benefit the country,” explained Lemque.
Since he was seated as CEO, Kuya Daniel has produced public service-oriented shows and led media innovations in the Philippines.
“He [Kuya Daniel] doesn’t do things because of work, he does this out of love and with holistic approach, faith in God, devotion and service to the people,” the WCP Awards chairman also noted.
Earlier this May, the UNTV CEO was also given the highest honor of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines) with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the 25th Golden Dove Awards.
Broadcast Innovations and Public Services
Kuya Daniel’s broadcast innovations through UNTV have set examples of genuine public service in Philippine media, inspiring other giant media networks to follow suit.
One most noted is Tulong Muna Bago Balita, a news-and-rescue advocacy launched in 2010 that prioritize saving lives of victims before news reporting. The advocacy led other TV stations to also build their own news-and-rescue teams but it is UNTV that sustains this service daily.
He introduced the drone journalism in the Philippines and the first one to have the UNTV camera men became licensed drone pilots for news and public service. He also also revolutionized radio by creating the mobile booth for public service and brought local artist to the world through the Wish Bus.
He brilliantly made the sports league a medium of public service through the UNTV Cup, where participating teams extend their cash winnings to charity foundations of their choice.
UNTV also gives free medical and legal assistance to thousands indigents on a daily basis, and regular medical missions to different cities in the country.
Kuya Daniel also pioneered Dunong Gulong, Manibela Academy, and transient homes in the Philippines, among others.
Written by: Ana Hazel Chavez-David