Free Services for the Filipino People
“No good deed shall bear evil fruit.”
A myriad of humanitarian projects under the Isang Araw Lang campaign were introduced in response to the various issues that the marginalized sectors in particular are facing.
Tulong Muna Bago Balita
During crisis situations, reporters are often only concerned with covering the story and are oblivious to the potential harm their overzealousness can cause to the individuals involved.
Recognizing the moral and ethical issues that plague the media industry, Kuya Daniel came up with a campaign to prioritize the importance of human life before any story. In 2011, UNTV launched the pioneering Tulong Muna Bago Balita advocacy which trains reporters in rescue operations to maximize their potential to help in emergency cases.
With the number of high school graduates who could not afford a college degree, Kuya Daniel saw the need to support and assist many poor but deserving students. This led to the establishment of the La Verdad Christian College in Pampanga, Metro Manila and later in Africa. It is the first private school in the Philippines that grants scholarship programs to deserving students by providing tuition-free education and no miscellaneous fees.
UNTV is also in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) in providing basic literacy to remote communities through the Dunong-Gulong mobile classroom project. The network is also working with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)on training efficient and competent public vehicle drivers through the Manibela Academy. The project aims to educate Filipino PUV (public service vehicles) drivers so they can acquire the government-required proficiency standard certification.
Health and Medical Assistance
Many of our marginalized fellowmen suffer and die from treatable diseases simply because they are poor. Coming to their aid is UNTV’s Clinic ni Kuya. It offers free medical services which include consultation in general medicine, optometry, dental, ENT, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, dental, orthopedic and minor surgeries.
People who cannot afford to hire a lawyer can get free legal advice and assistance from competent lawyers and paralegals at the Law Center ni Kuya.
In 2007, Kuya Daniel launched Libreng Sakay to provide free transport to the marginalized public vehicle passengers with hope that any amount they could save from fare would be a help to their other needs.