UNTV to Deploy News and Rescue Services on New Year’s Eve

On the eve of December 31, UNTV will not only report Filipinos’ New Year revelry, mobile rescue units to respond to emergency needs will also be deployed.

To be aired live on television and on its website, UNTV’s year-end presentation titled Panibagong Taon ng Pagkakawang-gawa, Panibagong Taon ng Pagbabalita, highlights public service commitment.

Earlier, UNTV reported the graduation of the third batch of news teams who enrolled in the basic course on Emergency Response Training (ERT). The latest batch, who will augment UNTV’s Tulong Muna Bago Balita advocacy, will be deployed to rove around Metro Manila this New Year’s Eve.

Meanwhile, UNTV will open the major branches of Clinic ni Kuya nationwide to accept patients for free emergency and first-aid treatments.

Tulong Muna Bago Balita

Introduced by UNTV Chief Executive Officer Daniel Razon, the news-plus-rescue concept dubbed Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Rescue First, Before New), was unveiled July this year during the station’s 6th year anniversary celebration.

Razon, who is also popularly known as Kuya Daniel, said, “Our fellowmen are more important than anything else, [next only to] getting and delivering news.”

According to Razon, the news and rescue advocacy redefines news gathering principles and sets rescue as UNTV News Teams’ number 1 priority. Kuya Daniel said the cause was inspired by the teachings of the International Evangelist Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path).

Razon inspires UNTV news members to undergo emergency-response training courtesy of Search and Rescue Unit Foundation Inc. (SARUF). With the help of SARUF’s training, reporters, cameramen and even drivers are being trained to conduct first-aid and rescue operations. From time to time they undergo refresher and advance training courses like tactical medication, hostage rescue, water and fire rescue.

UNTV vehicles were also equipped not just for news gathering but for rescue purposes as well. Arsenals like trauma kit, rescue gear, stretcher and radio communication device are being used as tools for their rescue operations.

Moreover, UNTV allayed fears that the Tulong Muna Bago Balita advocacy will result in second-rate news reporting. The public service channel assured some quarters that its News Teams are equipped with a mobile transmitter for reporters’ live reports.

UNTV continued that as the Public Service Channel of Philippine Television, it will continuously innovate for the welfare of the society.

13 Comments on UNTV to Deploy News and Rescue Services on New Year’s Eve

  1. Being a politician is is not the way to ending our society’s misery and poverty and to helping many people. TAYO NA MAGSAMA-SAMA KUMILOS ANG BAWAT ISA..,MABUTING PAGGAWA IPANDAIG SA MASAMA,KAYA ANG PAGGAWA NG MABUTI AY HINDI MAGBUBUNGA NG MASAMA, KAYAT SAMANTALAHIN NTIN ANG MABUTING PAGKAKATAON IBINIBIGAY NG DIOS. Ito ang aming kampanya maari mong pasimulan sa ISANG ARAW LANG->>kuya daniel razon

  2. This “Tulong Muna Bago Balita” is not made as a tool to compete with the other major stations. It is aimed to encourage everyone to do good to all. It is simply a public service. To God be the glory.

  3. Rescue first before News the BEST Advocacy

  4. gracia salomo // December 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm //

    Napakagaling naman pO sana ang ibang stations gayahin din po this is the true PUBLIC SERVICE channel TO GOD BE THE GLORY

  5. By the way, is the rescue service available in Metro Manila only?

  6. untvfanatics // December 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm //

    Typo Error: Daniel Razon is the Chief Executive Officer, not the Chief Operating Officer of UNTV (and BMPI)

    (Refer to:

    Thank you.

  7. Jan Marie Sotto // December 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm //

    Sana lahat ng stations kagaya ng UNTV. Tulong muna bago Balita! More power to UNTV!

  8. shanefalco // December 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm //

    tulong muna bago balita – GALING! sana gayahin na lang ng ibang malaking stations.. oo nga noh. focus ang 2 7 sa entertainment. ung 5 din un din direction. pati news, parang part na ng entertainment. though not yet popular,galing nga niang untv. kudos!

  9. To God be the glory!

    Salamat po sa Dios at meron tayong kuya Daniel na nagmamalasakit sa atin. Public service talaga. Very transparent. Kung gagayahin man ng iba e di gayahin sana nila para kumalat ang public service na gumagawa hindi dahil may inaantay po na kapalit. Hindi pakitang tao ^_^. Ginagawang may pag-ibig. salamat po sa Dios.

    Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel go! go! go! with God’s help and mercy. 2011 and more years to come God willing it will be UNTV’s years 🙂

  10. untvfanatics // December 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm //

    Correction: Daniel Razon is the Chief Executive Officer, not the Chief Operating Officer of UNTV (and BMPI)

    (Refer to:

    Thank you.

  11. Well, this is responsible broadcasting…primarily thinking the welfare of the people and not only the story that will reported by the news correspondent.

    Keep it up guys!

    I’ll watch it tonight.

  12. Next Year is TV5's Year // December 31, 2010 at 11:07 am //

    Panahon ng Singko ngayon kaya palubog na ang ibang TV Stations.

  13. TV5 - Higit sa Balita, Aksyon // December 31, 2010 at 9:40 am //

    GME – Walang kinikilingan, Walang pinoprotektahan, Walang kasinungalingan pero may Hologram Technologeeeee!!!! Ay E-fakes pala!!!

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