The top contenders of the first Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge (UFC) vied in yet another battle — an adventure race on Wishdependence Day, June 12.
The final four — composed of the Darrenatics (Darren Espanto), Dyfenders (Jason Dy), Juanistas (The Juans) and Mowienatics (Morissette) — were required to send 15 representatives to battle out in the all-day activity.
Also participating in the said event were the three Wish Fandom Survivors competing to be the UFC’s 4th, 5th, and 6th runners-up. This group is composed of the Darylnatics (Daryl Ong), Francisnatics (Francis Ryan Lim) and Juan Karlos United Families Club (JK Labajo).
The performance of each contenders in the Wishdependence Day comprised 10 percent of their final scores.
Meanwhile, the special WISHclusive videos of the top seven are also scheduled for release today on UFC’s official website, www.wish1075.com/wishfandom.
The accumulated number of views of the music videos, will compose another 10 percent of fandoms’ final standing.
The WISHclusive videos, which were conceptualized by the fandoms and produced by the FM station, will be available for viewing until June 28, 12 noon.
The finals night of the first Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge is slated on June 28, 7:30 p.m., at the SMART-Araneta Colisuem.
Continuing support that saves lives
Different programs are being implemented by both the government and non-government sectors to help the poorest families living in disaster-prone areas relocate to a safer community. However, these families need more than just roofs for a place to stay—some of them are in great need of continuing support that will improve the quality of their lives.
This is where Pharex HealthCorp., the most prescribed generic brand of medicines, comes into the picture. In partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation, Pharex HealthCorp. holds a monthly medical mission in the Bayan ni Juan community in Calauan, Laguna to ensure that its residents’ health are in tiptop condition.
The Bayan ni Juan community is an initiative spearheaded by ABS-CBN Foundation, built for the estero dwellers along Pasig River and for families whose homes were displaced by typhoon. Every month, Pharex HealthCorp. and the Foundation visit the relocation site where they bring family doctors and provide ample medicine for children and adults.
On top of this monthly effort, Pharex HealthCorp. also found the need to sustain the lives of 25 families who not only braved strong typhoons but also life, itself.
According to Tomas Luke Marcelo Agana III, president and CEO of Pharex, the idea behind supporting 25 families came as part of the company’s 25th anniversary in 2013.
“The first plan was just to hold a medical mission in the area,” said Agana. “Personally, naniniwala ako na even though hindi malaki ang matutulungan ko, mas gusto ko ang sustained health kaya monthly na kaming nagbibigay ng gamot sa mga pamilyang ito.”
One of the lucky recipients who receive monthly maintenance medicines from Pharex is Frederick Villanueva, 65, who suffered from the consequences of stroke in 2007. According to him, he accepted that he could no longer be of any help to his family when he suffered from stroke.
“Malaki ang naging dagok sa akin ng stroke. Hirap akong makalakad, makatayo, kahit makapagsalita,” said Villanueva who has been constantly receiving maintenance medicines from Pharex for three years.
He continued, “Kaya malaki ang tulong ng gamot na galing sa Pharex. Parang milagro ba. Nagpapasalamat ako sa Pharex na continuous silang sumusuporta sa’kin. Kung walang Pharex, tigok na siguro ‘ko ngayon. Sa 10 years na suporta ng Pharex, nawala ang mga dinadaing ko.”
Jerry Ogaya, 43, who’s suffering from spinal cord injury, said that with the help of Pharex, he is now able to support his children with their necessities. In fact, two of them already graduated from college. “Nakatayo na ‘ko at nakapaglako na ng gulay. Kasama ko ang Pharex sa pakikipaglaban sa sakit ko para sa pamilya. Sana mas maraming tao pa ang matulungan nila.”
The same goes with Remedios Digan, another beneficiary who has been suffering from diabetes, kidney, and heart complications. She said that she wasn’t able to move her body prior to the sustenance of monthly medicine. She said that she failed to comply with the medications prescribed by her doctor due to financial constraints.
“Almost ten years akong di nakakatayo at nakakagalaw. Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa Pharex. Salamat sa buwanang pagbibigay ng libreng gamot na nagbalik ng aking mabuting kalusugan,” said Digan.
According to May Gutierrez, the resident nurse of Bayan ni Juan, she saw the progress of these patients’ health.
“Marami sa 25 families ang nangangailangan ng suporta. Dati, karamihan sa kanila hindi nakakangiti, laging nagagalit. Pero ngayon, dahil gumaganda na ang kalagayan nila, nakikihalubilo na rin sila sa iba. Dun namin nakita na talagang very effective yung mga gamot ng Pharex.”
Pharex has committed to promote compliance to medication and regular check-ups to patients especially those with high cholesterol and other diseases. “Nagkakaroon ng medical mission every month para talagang pangmatagalan kasi hindi rin ako masyadong naniniwala na one shot free clinic, maso-solve na natin health problems nila,” said Agana, giving emphasis on the importance of adherence to doctor’s prescriptions.
What makes this year’s medical mission at the Bayan ni Juan even more special is the celebration of Agana’s birthday, which, according to him, “has been an annual tradition.”
He said, “Parang gusto ko lang na everytime na mag-birthday at tumatanda ako, nakakasama ko sila. Nakikita ko ‘yung kaligayahan nila and the best part is, I see them grow healthier. May progress so, it’s so nice to see it. Year after year na ganun ang nangyayari.”
As Pharex support more families, Agana said, “The company treats them not only as beneficiaries to our high-quality medicines but also as part of a growing family.”
He concluded, “Pharex is looking forward to serving more Filipinos with our quality medicines. It will depend on what resources are available. Sa akin, di man malaking resources, gusto ko sustainable ‘yung support. Again, it has to be something that we can do and sustain, dapat pangmatagalan. Hopefully, we can tap more Filipino families and give them the continuing support they need in improving their lives and overcoming life’s biggest challenges.”
Wanted: Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties 2016
Chalk Magazine is on the lookout for the next batch of Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties. Online applications and nominations are now open until June 26.
Coming from the success of the 2015 campaign, Chalk Magazine aims to push Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties further by going bigger, brighter, and better. For its 16th anniversary, the annual rundown of today’s talented college individuals will comprise of more challenges to create more opportunities for college students to bring out their potential and hone their talents.
Starting from the online applications and nominations, the editorial team will select the top 30 individuals for live screening before it selects the top 16 finalists. The chosen 16 individuals will then participate in a weekend boot camp before they are introduced at the Chalk BYM Launch Party in July. The online voting will be launched on the same night.
In the past years, Chalk’s Bright Young Manila campaign was a status symbol among the youth.
With its thrust to support and inspire young Filipinos, the campaign has committed to help individuals realize their talents and pursue their passions. The annual search has since produced the brightest young talents who have begun chasing their dreams in various industries including music, fashion, theater, and entrepreneurship among others.
Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties is Chalk Magazine’s annual search for the metro’s standout students, 18 to 23 years old, who possess the complete package of looks, brains, and guts. One (1) boy and one (1) girl will be chosen as the ultimate #ChalkBYMCampusHotties and will be featured on the false cover of Chalk’s October-November 2016 issue.
The BYM campaign aims to be the implementation of Chalk Magazine’s thrust: to look good, love hard, and live young. Since 2006, Chalk has been honoring exceptional college students who conquer campus life and beyond.
Think you or someone you know fits the bill? Become one of this year’s batch of #BYMCampusHotties. Simply log on to htttp://chalkmagazine.abs-cbn.com and fill out the
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