Ito Ang Balita

Ito ang Balita, the late afternoon one-hour newscast of UNTV, covers and reports the headline-grabbing issues and subjects in the country, stripped off of the usual fare of tabloid media TV.

To be true to its promise in delivering bold, fearless and intelligent alternative, Ito ang Balita makes sure its local and international pool of correspondents uphold and internalize the highest ideals of journalistic practice and ethics — that journalism work is public service.

As an advocate of doing good deeds that will benefit people even for just a day, UNTV CEO Daniel Razon surprised the whole media landscape when he introduced his unconventional advocacy in news reporting Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Assist Before Reporting).

Out of its present reportorial composition, UNTV established a news-and-rescue mission team to assist in delivering rescue in emergency situations. The advocacy reinvents the old way of thinking and practice of media coverage that is only confined to exclusive-hungry reporting to be called competitive, even to the point of sacrificing the welfare of people in need of help.

To beef up the operation of this new and bolder news approach, Daniel Razon launched early in 2011 a news-and-rescue command center, an office UNTV dedicates to receiving and responding to calls for emergency.

Monday to Friday, 5:45 – 6:45 pm, in UNTV 37 and simulcast over UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 kHz.

  • Kuya Daniel Razon

    Kuya Daniel Razon

    Daniel Razon or Kuya Daniel as he is fondly known is a multi-awarded broadcast journalist and philanthropist. He is a visionary who has sincere passion for helping others and has pioneered creative campaigns for public service.

    His exceptional voice, charming looks and quick wit were his tickets to a successful career in the broadcast industry. He has worked with the country’s radio and television network giants. These include ABS-CBN, where he anchored several news programs and GMA-7, as a mainstay of its morning show, “Unang Hirit.” Kuya Daniel also hosted “Dakila Ka, Pinoy” and “Pandayan ni Mang Pandoy” in NBN Channel 4.

    At DZMM he anchored “Gising Pilipinas”, “DZMM Network News”, “Pasada 630″, “Compañero y Compañera”, “Kung May Relos, May Razon”, “Usapang de Campanilla” and “Razon Sa Likod ng mga Balita”.

    Today he is the chairman and CEO of Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) Inc., UNTV’s content-provider. Through UNTV, he has launched several key public service projects such as free medication, free rides and free college education. Most notable of these ventures is his Isang Araw Lang (Even for a Day) campaign for changing the world with one simple act of kindness at a time.

    Recognizing that the competitive culture of journalism often results in compromising human lives for the sake of a scoop or an exclusive story, Kuya Daniel came up with the groundbreaking concept of Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Recue First, Report Later). Several teams of journalists were trained in search and rescue operations to enable them to save lives when covering life and death situations.

    Seven years after the launch of UNTV, Kuya Daniel is bringing back the glory days of radio with the launching of UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350.

    Kuya Daniel has received countless recognition for his professional achievements and philantropy. Most recent was his historical win as the first ever ENPRESS Golden Screen TV award for Outstanding News Presenter of 2011 and the 2011 Outstanding Philippine Leadership Excellence Award in Philanthropy (TOPLEAP) for Journalism.

    Unmindful of the praises that people give him for his numerous works, Kuya Daniel remains the same humble man who refuses to take credit for himself and instead attributes it to the Almighty God.

  • Rolly

    Rolly "Lakay" Gonzalo

    A veteran radio and television practitioner for 25 years, Rolly “Lakay” Gonzalo has covered most of the local and international trips of former presidents Corazon Aquino, Fidel Ramos, and Joseph Estrada.

    He has proven much of his works in delivering credible news and public service to his listeners. On February 1, 1981, he started as a reporter for RMN-DWHB Baguio, at the same time, worked for office of media affairs (OMA) and Philippine News Agency (PNA). Later on, he joined RMN-DZXL Manila in 1986 as a Malacañang correspondent and news director.

    His turning point of success came when he had decided to venture in broadcasting where he became a broadcast, journalist and a print media practitioner.

    Currently, he is the news director of DWIZ Aliw Broadcasters Corporation, a newscaster of NBN Channel 4 Teleradyo, and director of National Press Club.

  • Atty. Regie Tongol

    Atty. Regie Tongol

    Atty. Regie Tongol is one of today’s most promising lawyers. Already a prolific litigator and corporate lawyer, he once held the position of Assistant Cabinet Secretary and Bids and Awards Committee Chairman in the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office until his controversial resignation in 2011. In his seven years as a lawyer, he had involved himself in government policy and political communications making him one of the most sought after Public Relations and Communications consultants in the country.

    His government experience and stature made him to be the chosen host for “Spotlight” where he conducts one-on-one intimate biographical interviews with celebrities, business and political leaders. He also hosts the segment “Common Law” in UNTV’s “Law Profile” program. Atty. Tongol continues his legal public service in the radio program “Ikonsulta Mo” at RadioLaVerdad 1350.

    Atty. Tongol began his career in the media as a Legal Resource person in the “Legally Yours” segment of the program “Good Morning Kuya and in “Kaagapay” early 2007 where answers live the diverse legal queries from viewers. Atty. Tongol’s credibility and integrity had also made him as one of the trusted persons to act as substitute host for the program “Get it Straight with Daniel Razon” and “Justice on Air.” Atty. Tongol then went on to naturally become one of UNTV’s credible news anchors for the evening newscast “Ito Ang Balita” with veterans Daniel Razon, Rolly Gonzalo and Louella De Cordova.

    Atty. Regie graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law with a juris doctor degree. Back in college and law school, he has consistently been a student leader. He has since acted as Lead Counsel of the Genuine Opposition Coalition in the Provincial Board of Canvassers of Camarines Norte during the 2007 elections, held several corporate secretaryship positions in different corporations and made appearances in programs of other networks. He used to be a Senior Associate at the prestigious law firm of Chato & Vinzons Chato Law Offices before becoming then Representative Liwayway Vinzons-Chato’s Political Officer III in charge of all legislation related work of her office in the 14th Congress. More than anything, Atty. Regie has always had a heart for public service. He has since parlayed this knack for public service by being one of UNTV’s foremost legal resource persons, one of its credible hosts and one of its trusted news anchors.

Kuya Daniel Razon

Kuya Daniel Razon

Daniel Razon or Kuya Daniel as he is fondly known is a multi-awarded broadcast journalist and philanthropist. He is a visionary who has sincere passion for helping others and has pioneered creative campaigns for public service.

His exceptional voice, charming looks and quick wit were his tickets to a successful career in the broadcast industry. He has worked with the country’s radio and television network giants. These include ABS-CBN, where he anchored several news programs and GMA-7, as a mainstay of its morning show, “Unang Hirit.” Kuya Daniel also hosted “Dakila Ka, Pinoy” and “Pandayan ni Mang Pandoy” in NBN Channel 4.

At DZMM he anchored “Gising Pilipinas”, “DZMM Network News”, “Pasada 630″, “Compañero y Compañera”, “Kung May Relos, May Razon”, “Usapang de Campanilla” and “Razon Sa Likod ng mga Balita”.

Today he is the chairman and CEO of Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) Inc., UNTV’s content-provider. Through UNTV, he has launched several key public service projects such as free medication, free rides and free college education. Most notable of these ventures is his Isang Araw Lang (Even for a Day) campaign for changing the world with one simple act of kindness at a time.

Recognizing that the competitive culture of journalism often results in compromising human lives for the sake of a scoop or an exclusive story, Kuya Daniel came up with the groundbreaking concept of Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Recue First, Report Later). Several teams of journalists were trained in search and rescue operations to enable them to save lives when covering life and death situations.

Seven years after the launch of UNTV, Kuya Daniel is bringing back the glory days of radio with the launching of UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350.

Kuya Daniel has received countless recognition for his professional achievements and philantropy. Most recent was his historical win as the first ever ENPRESS Golden Screen TV award for Outstanding News Presenter of 2011 and the 2011 Outstanding Philippine Leadership Excellence Award in Philanthropy (TOPLEAP) for Journalism.

Unmindful of the praises that people give him for his numerous works, Kuya Daniel remains the same humble man who refuses to take credit for himself and instead attributes it to the Almighty God.