“Dahil Sa Iyo” of OPM artist Carlo David, clinches to ASOP Grand Finals

UNTV News   •   April 25, 2017   •   5141

MANILA — Hailed as Song of the Month (April) is the composition of an Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artist and A Song of Praise Year 5 interpreter Carlo David.

David’s masterpiece, “Dahil Sa Iyo” , (Because of You) edged the songs “Dahil Mayrong Ikaw” (Because There Was You) of Mart Ilagan from Lucena City and “Pag-ibig Mo Na Walang Hanggan” (Your Everlasting Love) of Nataniel Cabañero from Ireland.

According to Carlo, “Dahil Sa Iyo” is based on his own life story.

“I went to the stage na kinukuwestyon ko. Marami akong doubts. Tapos nung nalinawan ako, Siya pala yung dahilan ng lahat. Ba’t pa ko nagtatanong? Ba’t pa ko nagda-doubt?” he said.

(I went to the stage with questions and doubts. Then I was enlightened. I realized that God is the reason for everything. So why should I continue to question and doubt?)

The winning composer added that he was too nervous because the songs in the monthly finals were all good.

“From the start, naman hindi ako nage-expect pero lalo na when I heard the second and the third songs. Sabi ko, sobrang ganda ng kanta… tapos yung birit pa sa huli. Talagang nalalaglag talaga ako sa upuan. Pero ayun, I guess may purpose ito. Itong pagkapanalo na ‘to. Sana may maabot yung kanta. Maraming taong ma-inspire…”

(From the start, I really didn’t expect to win, moreso when I heard the second and the third songs. I told myself, those songs are so beautiful… then there was vocal belting in the last part. I was on the edge of my seat. But I guess this has a purpose, my winning the Song of the Month ( grand finalist). I hope this song will reach far and inspire many people.)

Meanwhile, according to the winning song interpreter, Kevin Yadao, Carlo David’s meticulousness enabled him to give justice to the song and deliver a moving performance.

“Well, unang-una may pressure, pero mas maganda kasi mas hands on na siya (Well, first of all, there is pressure. But that’s good because he is hands on) ,” said Yadao.

According to the ASOP judges, the winning song, “Dahil Sa Iyo” was really deserving.

Panel judge, Jackie Lou Blanco said, “This is the first time na ganitong tempo yung narinig ko. It’s very now, it’s very chill.”

(This the first time I’m hearing this kind of tempo.  It’s very now, it’s very chill.)

Her co-judge Moi Ortiz of The Company said, “Intro pa lang, sabi ko, ‘ Iba ‘to kasi yung chord changes iba eh'(From the intro alone,  I said to myself, ‘This song is different; the chord changes are different).”

Resident judge, Doc Mon del Rosario commended, “I did see na maganda din ang pagkakaposition ng title line, ‘Dahil sa Iyo.’ Inilagay siya sa very strong position ng chorus, first at last line.”

(I did see also that the positioning of the title line “Dahil Sa Iyo” was placed at a very strong position of the chorus’ first and last lines.)

A Song of Praise Music Festival can be watched every Sunday at 7 PM.

Archives of the past episodes are on its official website www.ASOPTV.com — Mon Jocson |UNTV News & Rescue

Corny man, pero lab pa rin si Tatay: Dad jokes that make us laugh

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 20, 2021

Dads are not only good at fixing things around the house, you can also count on them to have a joke or two on hand for every occasion.

To celebrate Father’s Day, revisit some of the dad jokes that would make the listeners either laugh or facepalm.

Anong tawag sa goat na maliit?

Kapirang-goat

Anong kabaliktaran ng kaluluwa?

Kalulunok

Anong nauna, coins o bills?

Coins kasi…coin purse

Anong tawag sa kuko na nangangagat?

Kukodile

via GIPHY

Ano sa Japanese ang “Kotse mo ba to?”

– Automoto?

Anong tawag sa astig na alaga?

Lupets

Saang lugar ang magulo?

-Bohol

Ano ang sinabi ng instsik noong nasaktan siya?

– “A LIE…”

 

ASOP songwriting festival goes international

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Singers, songwriters from across the globe now has a stage to showcase their masterpiece as A Song of Praise (ASOP) goes international.

The new season of ASOP welcomes amateur or professional songwriters from around the world to write songs of praises for God.

Interested contestants may submit their songs in any language, provided there will be an English translation. The written songs should be unpublished or have not yet been performed or distributed in any platform. Contestants should also submit an MP4 format of their song.

The winner of ASOP International will receive $50,000.

Opening ASOP Music Festival to the international scene was a long-time vision of Bro. Eli Soriano, the man behind the songwriting competition.

During the opening of ASOP International on Sunday (June 6), Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon said that the launch of the new season is very timely in the face of a pandemic.

“Sa paraan na ito, I guess ay maipararating natin ngayon sa ating mga kapwa tao na dumaranas—hindi lamang sa Pilipinas kundi maging sa buong mundo—ng ating kasalukuyang panahon ng pandemya, na sa pamamagitan ng ASOP International maibsan ang mga depression, anxiety maipakilala ang pagtitiwala sa Panginoon. Maiparating na mayroong Dios at sa bawat awit nakakakita tayo ng nagre-recognize ng kabutihan ng Dios,” he said.

(Through this, I guess we can bring [the songs] to those experiencing—not just in the Philippines, but to the rest of the world—challenges in this pandemic. That through ASOP International it would alleviate their depression, anxiety and teach them to trust in the Lord. Let them know there is a God and that His goodness will be recognized through the songs.) AAC (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)

MCGI brings hope in a time of pandemic; gives away free food, goods to the poor

Marje Pelayo   •   April 12, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the life and legacy of Brother Eli Soriano, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) set up a week-long public service to Filipinos and foreign beneficiaries in its various chapters in the Philippines and abroad.

The project entitled, “The Legacy Continues” is a tribute to Brother Eli’s unrelenting service to the poor and those in need during his lifetime.

The week-long celebration ran from April 4 to 10 and served thousands of beneficiaries here and abroad.

First among its public services is the MCGI Free Store where recipients can get their basic needs for free.

“Minsan kapag tinitignan mo parang imposible na mayroong ganun na manlilibre. Lahat nga tayo natamaan ng pandemya pero despite of that, itong MCGI ay gumawa pa rin ng paraan para at least kahit papaano makatulong sa mga nangangailangan,” said beneficiary Jerry Lingaling.

Among the beneficiaries are persons with disability (PWDs), persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and people of all ages, from all walks of life across the globe.

“I am actually surprised that there is such an organization.. It’s such a better world if everyone is willing to cooperate together,” said Aaron Quay, a Malaysian location/event planner in Kuala Lumpur who helped MCGI Malaysia chapter in organizing the event.

The project set the social media abuzz with images, videos and testimonies of recipients sharing their heartwarming experiences inside the MCGI Free Store.

One of them is Ederlinda Clariza who said it was her first time to experience shopping. Her image was captured by netizen Heidee Baderamos.

Pasensya na hindi ako Marunong mag grocery
First time ko kasi ito

Simula maliit anak ko yung gatas nya sa tindahan…

Posted by Heidee R Balderamos on Friday, April 9, 2021

Netizen Josie Carl Le Blanc posted on his social media page that he left his house with only a P20-bill in his wallet but was grateful to go home with a bag full of free items from the MCGI Free Store.

Bente lang laman ng wallet ko, pero binigyan ako ni Lord ng libreng grocery 🥰

Thankyou
Dating Daan
#FREESTORE
Thankyou 😘😘
Mark Kabigting Cenizal
Lea Lizli-an Libaste Amper

Posted by Josiecarl Leblanc on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Meanwhile, frontline medical workers of the National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City also took part in the initiative.

Instead of keeping the food packs from MCGI for themselves, they chose to give them to their patients.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa MCGI Feeding Program kasi napakasarap ang tumulong lalo sa mga maliliit, sa mga less fortunate na katulad ng mga in-patient natin,” said Esther dela Cruz, the Center’s assistant chief dietician.

An Unexpected Reunion

Sa mga taong nag ppm po sakin, pasensya na at di ko po kayo maisa-isa. salamat sa Dios kasama na ni Kuya Frederick ang…

Posted by Kath C. Calibayan on Saturday, April 10, 2021

Netizen Kath Calibayan posted the heartwarming story of a homeless beneficiary who was able to reunite with his loved ones after his photo at the feeding program led to a way back home.

Kath received a text message from the man’s relatives after she posted his picture receiving a food pack from MCGI.

Kath’s posts showed the man’s new look after he was reunited with his family.

 

In Service to Humanity

From April 4 to 10, the MCGI was able to render the following services in the Philippines and abroad (as of April 11, 2021):

MCGI FREE STORE
(Recipients may shop for free items they need from the store.)

Beneficiaries – 77,558
Locations – 2,030

MCGI FEEDING PROGRAM
(Recipients receive free food packs prepared by MCGI Volunteers)

Number of Food Packs released – 634,063
Locations – 7,484

WISH GRANTING AND TABLET REQUESTS
(MCGI grants free tablets for online classes and small livelihood packages by request)

Beneficiaries – 1,200

MCGI FREE POTABLE WATER PROJECT
(MCGI installs free water pump in remote communities in the Philippines and abroad)

Beneficiaries

Philippines
Brgy. San Andres, Tanay, Rizal
Brgy. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
Brgy. Tubuan, Pila, Laguna
Brgy. Aplaya, Pila, Laguna
Brgy. Gabong Pook, Pila, Laguna
Bato, Camarines Sur

Abroad

Cordon Ecologico, Sta. Cruz, Bolivia
Pueblo Viejo, Colombia
Profam sector 1 Yura, Arequipa-Perú
Profam sector 2 Yura, Arequipa-Perú
Profam sector 3 Yura, Arequipa-Perú
Talanga, Honduras

The week-long activity is just the start for Members, Church of God International (MCGI) as it is brewing more genuine charity works through its servant Brother Daniel Razon.

“Salamat po sa Dios, sa isang buong taon ng Kanyang pag iingat sa atin at sa pag gabay din sa atin dito sa ating Serbisyong Bayanihan. Pero hindi po dito nagtatapos ang ating paggawa dahil sa awa’t tulong po ng Panginoon, atin pong ipagpapatuloy ang pag abot sa ating mga kapwa tao may pandemya man o wala,” said Kuya Daniel.

“Gaya po ng aral na itinawid sa atin ni Bro. Eli Soriano na gumawa ng mabuti sa lahat with God’s help and mercy Bro. Eli’s legacy of hope, faith and most especially love will continue through the good works of the Members of the Church of God International,” he concluded.

MCGI’s week-long public service activity was aired over UNTV and on the Internet through its official social media accounts.

 

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