An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. (Photo from Businessweek)
In retrospect, UNTV established a news and rescue team in 2010 called Tulong Muna Bago Balita. UNTV is also first in the Philippines to deploy Rescue Drivers: Tulong Muna Bago Pasada that advocates prioritizing rescue first so that victims of road accidents or crimes will have a better shot at survival. Although other TV stations followed, UNTV remains steadfast in rescue operations on a daily basis, nationwide.
Part of the station's advocacy is to use the latest technology for public service. UNTV CEO Mr. Daniel Razon addresses that the station will continue to use technology in order to help more people.
UNTV's news and rescue bureau will soon be using water drones as well as unmanned aerial vehicles that can carry life buoys (and perhaps, relief goods).
Once again, UNTV raised the bar in news reporting and proved once more that while it still is a fairly new TV station in the country, it is indeed a great innovator in Philippine news reporting.