1st Wish 107.5 Music Awards Grants Over Php 1M to Winners’ Beneficiaries

Posted on: January 4th, 2017

“This night is not just a simple awards night. This night is also a night of giving and a night of lending our hand to the needy,” Kuya Daniel Razon, the man behind the innovations in Wish 107.5, said in his speech during the Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) held on January 26, 2016 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

During the successful musical spectacle, a total of P1.1 million was given to six different beneficiaries personally chosen by the winners of the major award categories in the WMA.

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World Vision, the chosen beneficiary of Darren Espanto, the night’s big winner, received a total of P 400, 000.
The total teen performer won four major awards namely Best WISHclusive Performance by a Young Artist for “Chandelier”, Wish Ballad Song of the Year for “I Believe In Me”, Wish Original Song of the Year for “Stuck”, and Wish Young Artist of the Year.

Food for the Hungry Philippines received P300,000 as Jason Dy’s selected beneficiary. Dy won three major awards – Wish Urban Song of the Year for “Milagro”, Best WISHclusive Performance by a Male Artist for “Stay With Me/See You Again” mash-up, and Wish Male Artist of the Year.

Upcoming power vocal group 5th Gen’s beneficiary, the Divine Mercy Mobile Center of Music and Arts Therapy was granted a financial assistance worth P100, 000. 5th Gen took home the award Best WISHclusive Performance by a Group for their single “Contagious”.

The wish-granting station also donated Php 100,000 to I Fight Against Human Trafficking, the chosen charitable institution of Yeng Constantino. The OPM star won the Best Wishclusive Performance by a Female Artist award for “Ikaw.”

Another Php 100,000 cash assistance was extended to each of the chosen beneficiaries of Sponge Cola and Morissette – Child Haus and Home for the Angels, Sta. Ana Manila, respectively.

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Sponge Cola’s hit single, “Move On” was hailed as the Wish Alternative Song of the Year. Meanwhile, Morissette was named as the Wish Female Artist of the Year.

Since its launch, granting wishes and doing public service have always been at the core of Wish 107.5. The station integrated this mission in its first undertaking in honoring Filipino music and talent.

“We wish for it [Wish 107.5] to be one that espouses an advocacy, bringing hope and positivity to the listeners by engraving to their minds the great feeling of performing acts of random kindness,” Razon enthused.

Last night’s awardees and attendees commended the success of the event, especially the wish-granting aspect.
“I feel blessed because last year I’ve won awards but they recognized me as a new artist. This one is different because I’m giving away to a beneficiary…not just winning for myself,” Morissette shared.

Yael Yuzon, the frontman of Sponge Cola, described the awards night as a “great idea,” because apart from its glamour and prestige, “there’s also this element wherein [winners] get to help.”

During his speech, Razon also enumerated the station’s future projects, which include the monthly granting of wishes and the Wishers’ Grand Eyeball.

Check out the full list of 1st WMA winners here.