|Good Morning Kuya - a public service morning show hosted by Kuya Daniel Razon, operates daily free clinics nationwide, as well as regular medical missions and feeding programs.|
Name one proponent of various public services that aren't only innovative but are also consistently being executed and there's no other person than Daniel Razon. A Doctor of Humanity and dubbed as Mr. Public Service - he is a big brother to a vast number of people because of his no-nonsense approach in public service.
Popularly known as simply "Kuya" (Filipino for 'elder brother') in his one-of-a-kind public service morning show Good Morning Kuya - which operates Clinic ni Kuya daily (with satellite clinics all over the country), as well as regular medical missions and feeding programs; there's no wonder why Kuya Daniel was chosen to be the recipient of the 8th EPIC Awards for Public Healthcare by the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists (PAMS).
The award was given to Kuya in recognition of his pioneering and exemplary work in public service in relation to rendering better health care and services nationwide. In his morning show, he humbly expressed his gratitude to PAMS.
"Salamat po sa mga organizers, sa lahat ng mga bumubuo ng Epic Awards - 8th Epic Awards... salamat po sa inyong pagkilala. At sa amin, lagi ang sinasabi po namin: kung may nagagawa man tayo, tayo po ay nagiging maliit na instrumento lamang... at wala naman tayong magagawa kung di naman tayo gagamitin din ng nasa itaas... ang gusto lang natin sana, ang dalangin natin, sana eh magamit pa tayo [no] sa iba't ibang mga paraan kung ano man yung pupuwedeng mapaggamitan sa atin. [At] ilambot lang namin ang aming mga sarili to be vehicles and to be instruments para kung ano man po yung puwede naming magawa habang meron pa tayong lakas, habang may buhay pa tayo at habang yung tuhod natin eh nakakatayo pa [diba] para bago tuluyang mapudpod eh at least magamit natin. Kaya po ang lahat ng honor, glory eh dapat po doon sa talagang may ari at [saka] yung gumagamit po sa atin. Salamat po sa Dios sa lahat po ng mga pagkakaton na binibigay satin to be a small instrument para sa ating mga kapwa tao. Salamat po."
(Thank you to the organizers, to everyone in Epic Awards - 8th Epic Awards... thanks for your acknowledgement. As for us, we always say: if we're doing anything, we're just being small instruments... and we cannot do anything if we won't be used by the one above... what we hope for, what we pray for, is that we will be utilized in many different ways regardless of what it is that we'll be used for. [And] we'll just soften up ourselves in order to be vehicles and become instruments so that no matter what we can do, while we still have strength, while we're still alive and while our knees can still hold our weights [right and] before they eventually wear out, at least we are able to use them. Therefore all honor, glory should go to our true owner, the one who is utilizing us. Thanks be to God for all the opportunities we're being given to be a small instrument for our fellowmen. Thank you.)
He will be celebrating his 30th year in public service this coming November 28 and you may greet him through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ with the hashtag #KuyaDANIELat30.
Also, Kuya Daniel is a nominee for Rappler.com's DO MORE AWARDS. So don't forget to cast your vote if you support Kuya's advocacies! You may also visit and like Kuya Daniel Razon's Facebook page to see the latest about Mr. Public Service and his projects - https://www.facebook.com/KuyaDanielRazon.