Daniel Razon named first Luminary awardee at Do More Awards

MANILA, Philippines – In a country where calamities and corruptions can devastate people’s moral, people usually seek for source of inspiration and a good influence – a luminary.

Daniel Razon, UNTV‘s CEO who has dedicated his life to providing and initiating multitude of public services for free, was named the first Luminary awardee at The Do More Awards ceremony held at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-La, Makati on Thursday night, November 28, 2013.

Kuya Daniel Razon

Daniel Razon gives his speech through prepared video as he receives the Luminary award at the Do More Awards. (Photo screen grabbed from Rappler’s live webcast.)

Social news network Rappler, in partnership with Rexona, a body care brand, launched the initiative on September this year to seek and honor achievers from all walks of life.

During the awarding ceremony, Razon shared his insight of what it is to do more through a recorded video.

“Doing more is like grabbing every opportunity that you have and not letting it pass. Every opportunity that you have to do good, you grab it,” he said.

Daniel Razon Ultimate Luminary

Daniel Razon gives his message at the Do More Awards ceremony about what does it mean to “do more.” (Photo credit: https://www.rappler.com)

Known for his moniker Mr. Public Service, Razon pioneered many public services such as Tulong Muna Bago Balita, free education, mobile radio, mobile school, mobile academy, free clinic, free legal consultation, free bus ride, medical mission and many more.

Being selected among the list of more than hundreds of entries, Razon made it to the finals in The Luminary category, which is one of the eight categories that represent different social fields. Selection is by panel of juries that made up 60% of the finalists’ scores and 40% came from online voting from the public. Razon got 94% of online vote alone in the said category.

Daniel Razon garnering a 94% online vote in Do More Awards

Daniel Razon (R), CEO of UNTV, garners 94% of online votes in the Luminary category at the Do More Awards. (via http://www.rappler.com)

The panel consists of eight judges namely Marites Vitug, founder and editor-in-chief of Newsbreak; Senator Bam Aquino, co-founder of Microventures Inc.;  Phil Younghusband, co-founder of Younghusband Football Academy; Bianca Gonzales, 2012’s Young Global Shapers by the World Economic Forum; Jim Ayala, founder of Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc.; Apples Aberin, PR Head for Personal Care of Unilever Philippines; Carlos Celdran, acclaimed tourist consultant; and Illac Diaz, Executive Director and Founder of MyShelter Foundation, Inc.

The said awards ceremony coincides with Razon’s 30th anniversary of continuous public service to God and humanity.

Being a luminary himself, Razon finds guidance and inspiration from his mentor Eliseo Soriano, presiding minister to the Members Church of God International, a church organization where Razon is the Vice Presiding Minister.

Razon can be heard in his radio program Dear Kuya from Monday to Friday, 9am to 12nn, on UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 or on http://www.untvweb.com. Other schedules of his program can be read here.


About Jeffrey Eugenio

Jeffrey Eugenio is a writer, motion graphic designer, artist, video editor and entrepreneur. He is currently a member of WritersConnect International - Philippine chapter. He loves doing a lot of things especially one that drives his creative passion. He believes that using himself to the greater good of others gives purpose and meaning to his life. As of now, he self-studies film making believing that as time allows, there should always be a room for exploring possibilities of learning more.

Posted on November 29, 2013, in Advocacy, Public Service and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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