Art and Goodwill come alive in Brush and Shutter exhibit

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A candid photo of Kuya Daniel Razon surrounded by well-wishers, art aficionados, fans, and supporters of the Brush and Shutter Exhibit at Tala Gallery.

Being the nephew of world-renowned photographer Bob Razon, Kuya Daniel Razon has inherited  his uncle’s eye for great photography. Being also the nephew of internationally-known preacher Bro. Eli Soriano, Daniel Razon  inherited the phenomenal preacher’s compassion for the needy.

Fusing both together, he has come up with Brush and Shutter, a celebration of photography, painting and goodwill.

The three-day Brush and Shutter exhibit happened on September 28-30 which features more than 50 breathtaking photographs of Mr. Public Service himself. The photographs were then captured on canvass by some of Tala Gallery’s artists and displayed alongside Daniel Razon’s snapshots.

This one-of-a-kind photography/painting exhibit is for the benefit of the La Verdad Christian College in Manila, which will offer free nursing and mass communication courses to deserving underprivileged students.

Kuya Daniel was positive that the public service deeds the campaign will embark on benefiting the KFI  will continually grow in number.  He thanks the supporters of the cause and states his gratitude to God Almighty and Bro. Eli Soriano.

“Once again, I thank God.  In behalf of Bro. Eli Soriano, who has been very supportive of everything that we have been doing and is our mentor who taught us to open our hearts and our minds in doing good to others, especially to those who belong to the household, we thank those who supported this event. Thank you very much and we thank God. To God be the glory,” states Kuya Daniel Razon.

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PBA joins the cause – Isang Araw Lang Benefit Basketball Games

All eyes and ears are on Mr. Public Service as he addresses the excited crown in PBA's Benefit Game for the Isang Araw Lang campaign.

All eyes and ears are on Mr. Public Service as he addresses the excited crowd at the PBA Benefit Game for the Isang Araw Lang campaign.

Coca-Cola Aces coach Kenneth Duremdes supports the noble cause.

Coca-Cola Tigers coach Kenneth Duremdes supports the noble cause.

PBA stars strike the signature Isang Araw Lang pose in support of the campaign.

PBA stars strike the signature Isang Araw Lang pose in support of the campaign.

On September 25, 2009, popular basketball teams Alaska Aces and Coca-Cola Tigers were cheered on not just because they blazed their signature moves on the court. Loud applause and hoots were given them for supporting Kuya Daniel’s noble Isang Araw Lang campaign.

To further help finance the free college project under Kamanggagawa Foundation’s  wing, Kuya Daniel Razon organized a special basketball game with the Philippine Basketball Association. “Thanks to the PBA that they have now embarked in public service,” remarks the public servant in his privilege speech before the exciting game began.

The game ended with a bang as the aces won with 100-97,  who strategically called for time-outs and managed a three-point shot breaking the tie.

Just when people think the reasons to go nuts about basketball have all been said and done, the Isang Araw Lang campaign comes along; a selfless movement that aims to help the needy and underprivileged and gave people one more reason to “love the game.”

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Isang Araw Lang: The Movie – A great movie for an even greater cause

A fraction of the whole: A photo showcasing some of Isang Araw Lang's contented spectators

A fraction of the whole: A photo showcasing some of Isang Araw Lang's contented spectators

A UNTV correspondent interviews a delighted movie-goer who brandishes her ticket for everyone to see

A UNTV correspondent interviews a delighted movie-goer who brandishes her ticket for everyone to see

Kuya Daniel meekly poses and takes time to meet-and-greet supporters and fans.

Kuya Daniel meekly poses and takes time to meet-and-greet supporters and fans.

Kuya Daniel Razon shows us his passion for acting and directing in this beautiful full-length digital film. A vibrant mix of action, comedy, and drama, this directorial-debut of veteran newscaster turned lead actor was a success globally.

The film was so well-received that immediately after the movie screened, people were already talking about a follow-up.  “I know that there must be a follow-up project for this. It is very successful and very impressive,” said  Rey “PJ” Abellana, one of Kuya Daniel’s co-actors who think that a sequel is more than just a good idea.

Internationally hailed for its unique approach – incorporating Biblical values to modern filmmaking– the Isang Araw Lang: The Movie is most commended for its being a philanthropic endeavor. The  film’s proceeds were forwarded to the many charitable movements of the Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc. The gross ticket sales funded for the daily needs of those who stay at the Kamanggagawa Foundation Transient Home,  the Philippines’ first free transient home.  Aside from the daily community help the KFI extends such as free bus rides, free Metro Rail Transit rides for the senior citizens, and free medical, job-hunting, and even legal help at the UNTV office, the proceeds were also used to start something big – a free college education for mass communication and nursing students! For Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon the end goal is not to get much acclaim for a film – the film is only the vehicle for which good deeds begin.

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Isang Araw Lang Album goes gold in Just One Day!

Certified as one of Philippine music's historical figures with his ground-breaking Isang Araw Lang album, Kuya Daniel delivers a heart-warming speech of gratitude

Certified as one of Philippine music's historical figures with his ground-breaking Isang Araw Lang album, Kuya Daniel delivers a heart-warming speech of gratitude

A record-label executive congratulates Kuya Daniel on making Philippine musical history in just one day!

A record-label executive congratulates Kuya Daniel on making Philippine musical history in just one day!

Kuya Daniel Razon will not stop until he exhausts all his abilities for the sake of a great humanitarian cause. Thus, he puts his soothing voice to good use and records ten beautiful hand-picked songs in an album named after the popular cause Isang Araw Lang.

And it paid off – for the first time in Philippine music history, the Isang Araw Lang album received a gold record on the same day of its launch!

The album launched at YCONCON: Isang Araw Lang concert was produced by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) and features OPM songs such as So Many Questions, Your Love, Habang May Buhay, With a Smile, Huwag Na Lang Kaya, I’ll Never Go, Forevermore, Tag-ulan, and Hold On. The carrier single named after the cause is also included in this charity-motivated album.

The YCONCON or Youth Concert Convention organized  by the Bible Readers Society (BREAD) has been supporting the KFI’s many community service works. On 2007, the YCONCON’s proceeds were given to the rehabilitation of a number of drug-addicted youth. This year they supported Kuya Daniel’s Free College Education cause –  by letting music history happen on their organized musical fest.

One of the most anticipated moments in this concert is Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path), Kuya Daniel Razon’s uncle and co-humanitarian. Bro. Eli, who is the major laborer behind the Kamanggagawa Foundation’s community works, were one with the concert-goers via live streaming. Never failing to give words of wisdom straight from the Bible, Bro. Eli commended those who supported the Isang Araw Lang campaign and the historic album of the same name.

The Isang Araw Lang album is filled with great tunes with a great humanitarian backbone. Manila Bulletin’s Crispina Martinez-Belen was smitten with Kuya Daniel’s drive to do good.

“… With all his visible endeavors, it is apparent that the man really walks his talk. Asked why his campaign is called “Just One Day,” he simply answers, I’ll leave that for you to answer… in UNTV, we do it every day,” writes Martinez-Belen on Manila Bulletin’s online version.

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Welcome to the Isang Araw Lang Campaign Blog!

Doing good starts with just one day. Such is true for Mr. Public Service Kuya  Daniel Razon and the supporters of the Isang Araw Lang or the Just One Day campaign. However, for these individuals,  that day isn’t bound by a 24-hour time period –  for them, that day is an eternity in length; a pretty hefty span of time to do good.

Since the inception of the Isang Araw Lang Campaign on February 2009, Kuya Daniel Razon has been on an even greater public service roll. And the Isang Araw Lang campaign is the newest addition to the supporters of the Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc.

Do your part! Doing good starts with just one day. Welcome to our Official Isang Araw Lang Blog!

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