Manila, Philippines (December 31, 2016) – UNTV News and Rescue will look back on the biggest and most memorable news stories and events that rocked the nation in 2016 via a special coverage dubbed as Repaso 2016, happening tonight at 8 pm (December 31, 2016).

Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Kuya Daniel Razon along with our Kasangbahays from UNTV, the network’s year-end repaso or review will run down the top stories, personalities and public services that shaped history during the year.

These included the 2016 Presidential Elections, President Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA), issues and controversies faced by the Duterte Aministration, Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Office of the Ombudsman, Bureau of Customs, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the ongoing war on drugs.

Watch the official Repaso 2016 Plug (for 2016 Presidential Elections). For other plugs, visit the Repaso 2016 YouTube playlist HERE.

Moreover, it will also cover Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest versus Vice President Leni Robredo and the latter’s resignation from Duterte’s Cabinet, peace talks between the government and Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), United States Presidential Elections and West Philippine Sea dispute.

It will also tackle matters about Philippine economy, national security, foreign policy, health, environment, employment and contractualization and the worsening traffic and  transportation issues that made the headlines this year.

Aside from round-up of 2016 provincial news, the report will also recall prominent personalities who died this year and their remarkable contributions to society and triumph of our athletes in sports competitions.

Tulong Muna Bago Balita

UNTV News and Rescue teams in different parts of the country are on stand-by to assist our countrymen who might be victims of firecracker incidents. The roving news correspondents and crew were professionally trained to respond to emergency situations. The UNTV Command Center can be reached through its hotline 911-UNTV (911-8688).

This public service advocacy, called as Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Assist First Before Reporting), began in 2010 and is considered a milestone in Philippine broadcasting history.

Tulong Muna Bago Balita is an advocacy of UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon (fifth from left) which provides emergency assistance to the public. UNTV news correspondents, crew and news anchors were trained to assist first, before reporting. Photo courtesy of UNTV.

Drone Journalism

UNTV also showed a few highlights of scenes captured by its aerial drones. These include the Metro Manila Shake Drills, removal of fish pens in Laguna Lake and the alleged mining in Zambales’ mountains.

Its pilot use of drones were in November 2013, showing the extent of Typhoon Haiyan’s aftermath in Tacloban City, Leyte. Since then, it has been used by the station on daily news reporting, live coverage of important events and traffic situation reports.

Watch the highlights of UNTV Drone Journalism 2016:

Don’t miss Repaso 2016, a UNTV News and Rescue Special Coverage on Saturday night (December 31) at 8 pm. [techthetruth]


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