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Showing posts with label Voice of the Youth Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Voice of the Youth Network. Show all posts

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Grade 9 and 10 Students on EnvironmentStewardship

The Youth for Environment in School Organization (YES-O) in coordination with the Manila Youth Leaders for the Environment (MYLE) of the Division of Manila conducted its Annual Leadership Training last September 9 at the Araullo High School in Ermita, Manila. The theme of this year’s training is “Empowering the Youth Towards Environmental Stewardship.” The training featured speakers who are advocates not only of the environment, but also of youth empowerment, such as Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales.

Filipino motivational speaker speaks at the YES O and MYLE Annual Leadership Training


Monday, August 14, 2017

Voice of the Youth Celebrates International Youth Day with Kabataan Night 2017

On August 12, 2017, Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY) celebrated International Youth Day with Kabataan Night 2017. The event was held at the D’Cup Coffee Republic in Mandaluyong City. The event was organized by VOTY under the supervision of its founder, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales.

Al Ian Barcelona inspires the youth during Kabataan Night 2017

The event was divided into two main segments. In the afternoon was Youthalks, a series of empowerment talks and forum. Three speakers took the stage to inspire the young participants – Dr. Edwin Monares of SAVE ME Movement, Dr. Rey Samson of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa and an anchor of Voice of the Teachers, and Coach Adette Purto, co-founder of D’Cup Coffee Republic.

Lloyd Luna presenting Present-Day Rizal Award to the VoiceMaster

The talks were followed by a series of youth forums, each discussing a specific topic. Each forum was facilitated by anchors of some of the radio shows produced by the VoiceMaster. The School of Life forum was hosted by anchors Bernz Caasi and Vic Asuncion, with panelists John Leo Algo and John Leonard Chan. It was followed by the Call Center Radio forum with JM Jasmin and MA Buendia, hosts of the radio show. Up next was The Author’s Voice forum, hosted by the anchors Sha Nacino and Bryson Bonsol, with Steffi Villa as their guest. The last forum was the EntrepRadio forum, hosted by main anchor Dennis Sajo, with guest panelist Jason Domantay.

Evening came, and Youthalks was followed by the Kabataan Night proper, which featured a series of performances, games and an open mic. Several groups and solo performers from Artist League Manila entertained the crowd, followed by more musical performances and spoken-word poetry from artists featured in VOTY’s radio programs. The night was also filled with inspiration and empowerment as youth advocate and Filipino motivational speaker Al Ian Barcelona gave a short but powerful speech.

VOTY Kabataan Night 2017

Kabataan Night 2017 was capped off with the closing remarks from Pambansang Inspirasyon Lloyd Luna, who inspired the young audience to go after what they are passionate about. He then called on the VoiceMaster and presented the “Present-Day Rizal Award” in recognition of Pocholo’s dedication to serving the Filipino youth.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires the Youth of Pola, Oriental Mindoro

The municipality of Pola, Oriental Mindoro, headed by Mayor Leandro Panganiban Jr. and Vice Mayor Jennifer Cruz, organized the Pola Kabataan Day on June 23rd. Over 60 high school students from different schools gathered at the plaza to listen to the invited inspirational speakers – Ms. International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Ms. Supranational 2012 3rd Runner-Up Elaine Kay Moll, and Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Filipino motivational speaker joins Pola Kabataan Day

The event was opened with Vice Mayor Cruz welcoming the audience, made up of the students and their parents. She explained the objectives of the event, and how they believe in the capacity of the youth of Pola. She made her talk interactive by engaging the audience with questions and witty remarks. She then transitioned into showing a short video that told her inspiring story of overcoming poverty, to becoming a celebrity and now a public servant.

After the Vice Mayor’s talk, Bea and Elaine came onstage to individually share their journey in the respective beauty pageants they have joined. They inspired the audience by talking about how they began the journey with a simple dream, and the struggles they encountered in terms of embracing their beauty inside and out. They also shared their experiences in Binibining Pilipinas, up to the international stages they have conquered. Both ladies inspired the participants to reach for their dreams, and to believe in their capacity to succeed despite their current circumstances.

Filipino motivational speaker inspires the youth of Pola

Pocholo was the last speaker for the event. He started by introducing what he does as a youth advocate, a Filipino motivational speaker, and a voice artist. He shared how he started with his dreams as a young boy growing up in the province of Bataan, and how he has discovered his passion to serve his fellow youth. Pocholo also talked about his idol Dr. Jose Rizal, and encourage the audience to emulate his values and principles as the “first Filipino.”

Pocholo then exemplified his heart for youth empowerment when he called onstage one of his proteges in voice acting, Kelvin Lumibao. Kelvin is Pocholo’s scholar in his voice acting school, and the head anchor of Brigada Kabataan, one of the radio shows that Pocholo has produced under Voice of the Youth Network. Kelvin amazed the audience with his voice acting prowess, by doing voice impressions of over 50 character voices! He also inspired the audience to believe in their dreams and in their talents.

Filipino motivational speaker with Vice Mayor Jennifer Cruz, Bea Rose Santiago and Elaine Moll

The Kabataan Day was capped off with some closing remarks from Mayor Panganiban, who showed gratitude to the young people of Pola.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Pochologist Receives Special Jury Award at the 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards

The 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Night was held at the Tanghalang Haribon of the Insular Life Corporate Center in Muntinlupa on April 25, 2017. It was a night of recognition for TV, print, radio and film personalities and organizations for their exemplary contributions to their industry, including Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales.

Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo Gonzales receives Special Jury Award at the 15th Gawad Tanglaw Award

Pocholo received a Special Jury Award for his contributions to Youth Media, as the Founder of Voice of the Youth Network – the country’s largest Youth Media organization that informs, inspires, involves and empowers the Filipino youth through broadcasting and ICT.

Since 1996, Pocholo has produced over 20 radio programs all over the country including its active provincial chapters such as Sorsogon, Bulacan, Tarlac, Bataan, Negros Oriental, General Santos, and many more. These radio programs have given young people a voice on issues that affect them, in effect making them agents of positive social change. Through these radio programs, young leaders and youth-oriented organizations are also given the opportunity to promote their events and advocacies.

Voice of the Teachers Receives Special Jury Award at the 15th Gawad Tanglaw

Voice of the Teachers also received a Special Jury Award. This weekly radio show was created by Pocholo in April 2014, with the goal to empower teachers all over the Philippines. It is hosted by passionate and dynamic educators who are also advocates for lifelong learning. Its main anchor, Dr. Rey Samson, also received a Special Jury Award.

Some of the Gawad Tanglaw awardees for this year include Ted Failon for Male Best News Program Anchor, Coco Martin for Best Performance by an Actor (TV Series) for his role in “Ang Probinsyano,” and ABS CBN for TV Station of the Year. The Presidential Jury Award for Best Film Performances were also given to actors Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz for their role in the films “Dekada 70,” “Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis,” “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” and “Honor Thy Father,” respectively.

Pocholo Gonzales Gawad Tanglaw award

Gawad Tanglaw is an academe-based award-giving body, organized by Pamantasan ng Muntinlupa.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The VoiceMaster Inspires Broadcasting Students at the PUP Radio Conference 2017

The Young Communicators Guild – the official radio organization of Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Communication – organized the PUP Radio Conference 2017 on January 27. With the theme “IGNITE ME: The Art of Radio Broadcasting in the Social Media Era,” the conference featured speakers who are exemplary contributors to the radio broadcasting arena. Over 200 Broadcasting students from PUP and nearby universities participated in the event, which was held at the PUP COC Theater.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the speakers during the event. As the pioneer of Youth Media in the country, Pocholo shared how radio broadcasting opened the doors for him to become who he is today – the most recognized voice artist, internationally-awarded youth advocate, and a highly sought-after motivational speaker, especially for young people. He recalled how he won DZMM’s radio drama and singing contest back in 1996, which earned him a slot on AM radio as a radio drama talent, scriptwriter, anchor and one of the directors. Pocholo talked about his frustrations and challenges in the beginning, and how those challenges led him his personal life mission to be the one to open the doors for talented young people to express their passion and talent.

Pocholo then introduced his advocacy organization Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY), a volunteer youth organization that gives the Filipino youth a voice on issues that affect them through radio broadcasting and ICT. With its mission to inform, inspire, involve and empower young people, VOTY has produced over 20 radio programs all over the Philippines, including its provincial chapters such as Sorsogon, General Santos, Lanao, and Bataan. Through their radio programs and online platforms, VOTY has become a venue for thousands of young people to do their part in contributing to positive social change.

Pocholo emphasized the importance of giving people the venue and the opportunity to share their skills and become an inspiration to their fellow youth. This is why aside from sharing his airtime to aspiring broadcasters in his shows, he also shared the stage with them. He called onstage three of his anchors – DJ Kelvin, DJ Denn and DJ Jomel – who inspired the students to volunteer their time and effort to pursue their dreams of broadcasting. They took turns sharing how joining VOTY has allowed them not only to be heard, but to also enhance their skills and confidence in communication. And, as the VoiceMaster would have done, they also did their own ‘sample’ of character voices they can imitate.

At the end of his talk, Pocholo gave away a copy of his book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” to the person in the audience who courageously went onstage to “get it.” This gesture led to a powerful close for the VoiceMaster, as he challenged them to go out and CLAIM what the believe life has reserved for them.

The PUP Radio Conference also featured other radio personalities including Zhander Cayabyab of DZMM, Tere Gonzales of Radyo Inquirer, and John Gemperle or more popularly known as Papa Jack.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires IT Students in Bulacan State University’s 6th IT Congress

The Society for the Welfare of Information Technology Students (SWITS) of Bulacan State University organized the 6th IT Congress last November 25. Over 2,000 IT students filled the KB Gym in Malolos, Bulacan, to learn from the invited speakers regarding the ICT industry.


Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the resource speakers for the event. His talk was preceded by a segment they called “Creative Voice” – a voice acting and fun dubbing contest. Several contestants were grouped together to do a fun dub of scenes from popular anime. The winners were decided as the audience applauded for their favorite group.

After “Creative Voice,” The VoiceMaster came onstage to speak about the art of voice acting in the Animation and ICT industry. He shared the story of his company, Creativoices Productions, to the audience, and how he built his company to open the first and only voice acting school in the country. Pocholo amazed the audience by doing an ensemble of character voices. He then challenged the students to discover their own talents and passions so that like him, they can also live a life where their passion comes into play.


The VoiceMaster also showed the audience the world-class talent of Filipino voice artists, as he showed video after video clip of international video games and animations that were voiced by Filipinos. He also showed video clips of some of his TV features in local and cable television, as he spoke about the art of voice acting. The VoiceMaster then emphasized that he is showing his company’s accomplishments not just to brag about their achievements, but to demonstrate the limitless opportunities in the voice acting industry – not just for voice artists, but also for ICT professionals. “As technology grows, the need for voiceover grows,” were the wise words of the VoiceMaster. He discussed how animation has become a billion-dollar industry, and how other emerging media have increased the demand for voice artists.


In the end, the VoiceMaster took the opportunity to promote his book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” the first and only voice acting book in the Philippines.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy Goes to Bacoor, Cavite

On October 21, Voice of the Youth Network’s Radio Broadcasting Academy was conducted for the Communication students of St. Dominic College of Asia in Bacoor, Cavite. About 30 students attended the half-day workshop to learn about the basics of voice and radio broadcasting.


The workshop started with a short but powerful motivational talk from VOTY Founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. The VoiceMaster challenged the participants to use Broadcasting as an avenue to fulfill their life purpose and inspire their fellow youth, instead of getting into Broadcasting for the purpose of becoming rich and famous. He also talked about discovering their life purpose, and went around the room to ask a few participants their “why” in life.


Up next was VOTY’s Head Secretariat, Ada Cuaresma, who did a mini-workshop on conducting radio interviews. Ada started by sharing about VOTY – its mission and vision, and the radio programs they produce all over the country. She then transitioned into her topic, where she taught the students of the essential elements of an interview. She also discussed the before, during and closing of an interview, and gave the students tools and techniques to effectively conduct interviews on radio.

The interview workshop was followed with a quick lesson on voice, which was conducted by Voiceworx graduates Andrew Miravalles and Romi Jallorina. They talked a little bit about voice acting, and even led the students through a fun activity so that they can experience it for themselves. They also shared their experiences with Voiceworx, and even entertained the audience with their repertoire of character voices.


The VoiceMaster came back onstage to conclude the workshop with more words of encouragement. He invited the participants to become part of VOTY’s radio shows, so that they can also do their part to inform, inspire, involve and empower their fellow youth.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy Invades Bulacan State University

On September 9, 2016, the VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy was held at the Bulacan State University in Malolos, Bulacan. Over 70 Junior Mass Communication students participated in the half-day workshop to learn basic radio broadcasting skills.The VoiceMaster Inspires Communication Students at Bulacan State University

VOTY Founder Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales led the team of trainers for the workshop. He started the event with an inspirational talk about the youth being the future of radio broadcasting. He encouraged the students to maximize their youth by using their skills and talents to pursue their passion, even if they’re still in school. He then shared his story on how he pursued his greatness when he was young – as a voice artist and voice director, as a youth advocate, an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker. He then talked about Dr. Jose Rizal and challenged the students to see him as the epitome of greatness and excellence as Filipinos.

The VoiceMaster drove the point home on how the voice is the most powerful human instrument. He talked about his journey as a voice artist, and amazed the audience with his repertoire of character voices, and a one-man radio drama performance. Towards the end of his talk, the VoiceMaster shared his favorite Pochology, “The best ability is availability,” and challenged the participants to make themselves available to opportunities to express their voice.

VOTY Head Secretariat Ada Cuaresma on Conducting Radio Interviews

The VoiceMaster’s inspirational talk was followed by the workshop proper, with 3 mini-workshops conducted by VOTY members. VOTY Head Secretariat Ada Cuaresma did a workshop on conducting radio interviews, with activities that teach participants skills on listening, probing and building rapport with the interviewee. Ada’s talk was followed by a discussion on broadcasting ethics by VOTY Online Managing Director Alvin Lorena. The last mini-workshop was conducted by VOTY RBA Head DJ Denn, who is also the main anchor of VOTY’s Radyo Kabataan in DZXL. DJ Denn discussed how to create youth-oriented radio programs, where he also walked through the important elements of a radio show.

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy in BulSU

The Radio Broadcasting Academy conducted with awarding of certificates and photo opp with the speakers.


Monday, August 15, 2016

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy Welcomes Second Batch

On August 14, 2016, about 50 students from different colleges and universities in Metro Manila as well as nearby provinces gathered at the DZXL-RMN Manila headquarters in Makati, for the second batch of the Radio Broadcasting Academy. The Radio Broadcasting Academy is a whole-day workshop geared towards teaching radio broadcasting skills to new and aspiring broadcasters, even those who are non-Communication majors.

Ada Cuaresma, Deo de Guzman, and Alvin Lorena and Josh Castro

After the opening ceremonies, the series of talks began with the Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma, who talked about conducting radio interviews. After a brief introduction about Voice of the Youth Network and the founder Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, Ada discussed the steps on how to effectively conduct radio interviews, and gave the participants listening exercise to harness their interviewing skills.

DZXL Senior Reporter Deo De Guzman shortly followed to discuss News Reporting. With his real-life experience as a reporter, Deo shared his expertise on how to play a detective’s role in gathering information, and to properly deliver them in the form of news. Deo was followed by VOTY anchors Josh Castro and Alvin Lorena, who talked about Broadcasting Ethics in a fun and interactive way.

DJ Big Brian Ligsay, Moxx de Vera, DJ Denn and DJ Elaine

After lunch, veteran voice artist, broadcaster and events host DJ Big Brian Ligsay came up onstage to share his expertise on voice modulation and projection for broadcasters. With a lot of exercise and stories about his broadcasting days, DJ Big Brian not only entertained but also motivated the participants to pay attention to their number one instrument in broadcasting – their VOICE.

DJ Big Brian was followed by fellow host and broadcaster Moxx de Vera, who talked about the basics of hosting. He shared his experience as a freelance host, and the skills he learned to develop that can benefit broadcasters. The last set of speakers were Radyo Kabataan hosts DJ Denn and DJ Elaine, who discussed radio programming. They gave the participants an overview of the different elements and segments of a radio show, and how to come up with a program flow for each episode. The participants were then given time to form small groups and practice creating their sample program flow.

Towards the end of the workshop, Ada did the closing remarks on behalf of the VoiceMaster. She congratulated the new members of VOTY and motivated them to ignite their volunteer spirit by taking the opportunity to be active in VOTY’s initiatives.

Radio Broadcasting Academy participants pose with the speakers and hosts from VOTY

The Radio Broadcasting Academy is an initiative of Voice of the Youth Network in partnership with DZXL-RMN Manila.


Monday, August 8, 2016

VOTY Holds Its First Class in Radio Broadcasting Academy

Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY) in partnership with DZXL-RMN Manila, held its first Radio Broadcasting Academy on August 7, 2016 at the DZXL headquarters in Makati City. 50 college students from various colleges and universities attended this whole-day workshop to develop their broadcasting skills such as conducting interviews, news writing and creating radio programs.

Radio Broadcasting Academy Speakers

After the opening ceremonies, VOTY’s Head Secretariat Ada Cuaresma came onstage as the first speaker. She started her presentation with an introduction about VOTY. She explained what VOTY does, and how and why it has been established by its Founder, Youth Media Pioneer Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. She then proceeded with a quick workshop on how to interview guests for a radio show.

A couple of resident broadcasters in DZXL also shared their knowledge in the workshop. News Manager and Anchor Salvador “Buddy” Oberas talked about being an effective news anchor, and taught skills on news writing and research. His talk was followed by one of DZXL’s senior reporters, Deo De Guzman, whose presentation tackled news reporting and interviewing.

DZXL Station Manager Jenil Demorito speaks to the RBA Participants

After lunch, DZXL Station Manager Jenil Demorito spent a few minutes to greet the workshop participants. He excitedly share the opportunities that abound in radio broadcasting, and gave tips from his own personal experience on how to live a meaningful and fun life as a radio broadcaster.

Shortly after, radio hosts and volunteers from VOTY also shared their knowledge on other important topics. Alvin Lorena and Josh Castro teamed up to discuss broadcasting ethics, where they lined up the do’s and don’ts of what to say on air. The last topic of the workshop was covered by the hosts of Radio Kabataan – DJ Denn and DJ Elaine – where they talked about how to plan and manage the program flow of a radio show. They shared a lot of insights, tips and techniques on how to make a radio program informative yet entertaining at the same time.

VOTY and DZXL-RMN Radio Broadcasting Academy

The workshop closed with Ate Ada relaying to the group the message from the VoiceMaster, welcoming them to VOTY and inspiring them to take the opportunity to become an inspiration to their fellow youth.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Voice of the Youth Network Forms a Partnership with DZXL

March 22, 2016 marks an important milestone for Voice of the Youth Network and DZXL 558AM – a partnership to bring the Filipino youth to AM radio.

Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY) Founder Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales and DZXL Manila’s Station Manager Jenil Demorito signed a Memorandum of Agreement to formalize the partnership between the two organizations.

MOA Signing Between Voice of the Youth Network and DZXL - RMN Manila

As part of the partnership, VOTY’s newest radio program, RADYO KABATAAN, will launch on April 2 in DZXL. The show will air every Saturday from 9 to 10am. Hosted by the energetic and dynamic broadcasters of VOTY, the show will feature various segments focused on VOTY’s thrust to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth. Radyo Kabataan’s program lineup includes a news segment, featured student achievers, announcements of local and international youth programs, and empowering tips and tricks for the youth. Every other week, the program will also include a kids’ segment called “Radyo Bulilit,” with a radio drama focused on values formation.

Aside from the co-produced radio program, the partnership between VOTY and DZXL also includes the rollout of VOTY’s Radio Broadcasting Academy. The academy is a series of workshops on various topics that help develop the skills of young broadcasters – scriptwriting, radio programming, interviewing for media, broadcasting ethics, among many others. Through its parent company, Radyo Mindanao Network, VOTY’s Radio Broadcasting Academy will be brought to schools all over the Philippines, to give Communication students an opportunity to be exposed to real-life radio broadcasting.

VOTY Founder Pocholo Gonzales with DZXL Manila Station Manager Jenil Demorito

The Memorandum of Agreement is effective until the end of 2016, and is the beginning of a fruitful partnership between VOTY and DZXL.


Monday, February 15, 2016

New VOTY Broadcasters Graduate from the VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy

On February 14, the second half of the VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy happened at the Creativoices Productions in Makati City. The number of participants doubled, including current VOTY members who have recently become part of VOTY’s radio shows.

Scriptwriting Workshop by DJ Denn and DJ Elaine

The first part of the half-day workshop focused on scriptwriting. DJ Denn and DJ Elaine, 2 of the anchors of Generation Y&Z Radio, facilitated the workshop. They taught the participants about the different parts of a radio program, how to write spiels and how to create concepts for segments. The participants were given a group activity where they have to present a segment of a youth-oriented radio show, based on the principles they learned about scriptwriting.

Broadcasting Ethics Workshop by Jana Banana

After scriptwriting, another VOTY member, Jana Banana Abejero, discussed about Radio Broadcasting Ethics. Focused on ethical practices for broadcasting for the youth. The participants did a role-play on the right and wrong practices in broadcasting, which Jana supplemented with additional information and knowledge.

The VoiceMaster Motivates new VOTY Broadcasters

Towards the end of the workshop, VOTY broadcasters took turns sharing their experience as part of VOTY’s radio programs, and how VOTY has helped them discover and live their passion even at their young age. The VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy concluded with some inspirational words from VOTY founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. The VoiceMaster shared his vision for the organization, and how he believes that young people have the power to influence positive social change in the country.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy Holds Workshop for Aspiring Youth Broadcasters

Voice of the Youth Network opens the VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy with its first workshop, “Broadcasting 101”. The 2-day workshop aims to train aspiring young broadcasters on the basics of broadcasting for youth-oriented radio programs, like Voice of the Youth Radio.

The VoiceMaster Motivates Aspiring Broadcasters in VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy

On February 7, the first day of the workshop was held at the Creativoices Productions studio in Makati. Ten aspiring broadcasters were granted scholarships to the workshop, provided by Voice of the Youth Network founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

After a round-robin of introduction from the participants, the workshop opened with a motivational talk from the VoiceMaster. He recalled how and why he started VOTY – how he was the youngest radio broadcaster during his time, and how he travelled Southeast Asia as a youth advocate at the age of 21. He encouraged the participants to maximize their youth and become an inspiration to their fellow young people.

Interview 101 Workshop with Ada Cuaresma

Up next was VOTY’s Head Secretariat, Ada Cuaresma, who did a workshop on interviewing basics. Ada explained the key elements of an interview, and provided a step-by-step approach on how to prepare for an interview, how to conduct an interview and how to end an interview. The participants also performed listening exercises and came up with interview question for a famous celebrity they would like to interview.

After the interviewing module, Andrew San Fernando – one of VOTY’s radio show anchors and program director – conducted a workshop on radio programming. He explained how to outline a radio show’s program flow, divide the show’s time slot into segments, and gave tips on how to manage the program and adjust to changes while on air.

Andrew San Fernando Teaches Radio Programming

The first day of the Broadcasting 101 workshop concluded with more encouraging words from the VoiceMaster, who challenged the participants to pursue their passion and inspire their fellow youth to do the same.

Voice of the Youth Network is a volunteer youth media organization that aims to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth through broadcasting and ICT. Its mission is to encourage every Filipino youth to believe in themselves in creating positive social change.


Monday, February 8, 2016

The VoiceMaster in DZMM’s “Turo-Turo” with the Legendary Peter Musngi

Love is in the air! And on the first episode of DZMM Teleradyo’s “Turo-Turo,” it’s all about loving the voice.

On February 6, the episode entitled “Ehem, In Love Ako sa Boses Ko” featured 2 legends of the voiceover industry – the golden voice of ABS CBN, Peter Musngi; and the VoiceMaster of the Philippines, Pocholo Gonzales.

The VoiceMaster with the voice of ABS CBN Peter Musngi on DZMM Turo-Turo

The hour-long episode started with Peter and Pocholo sharing their respective stories on how they discovered their talent. The VoiceMaster recalled how he was imitating the voices he heard in his favorite radio drama back in his hometown in Mariveles, Bataan when he was 7 years old. He also told the story of how he started his voice acting career at the age 16 in that same station, DZMM.  He also shared how he got into dubbing and commercials for a short while, until he decided to remove himself from the confines of the recording booth and open his own voiceover services company, Creativoices Productions.

The discussion then transitioned into how voice acting can be learned. Pocholo then talked about his school, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting. Together with Brian Ligsay, his business partner who was also one of the guests, they shared some of the tips and knowledge that they teach in their voice acting workshops, like how to modulate the voice. Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma also shared what they teach in their Voice Care workshops.

Of course, the show would not be complete without the guests doing a “sample”. Peter showcased on air his spiel during the network’s 50th anniversary. Pocholo showed his talent by doing a quick radio drama where he did the voice of a grandpa, a little kid and a monster. Brian did his lines as the official voice of LRT Line 2, and even did an impression of Peter Musngi!

With Turo Turo Hosts Jing Castaneda and Prof Popoy De Vera

It was a fun episode where the listeners were not only entertained with the several character voices they heard, but were also inspired and motivated to love their voice.

“Turo-Turo” airs every Saturday on DZMM Teleradyo, 5-6pm. It is hosted by Jing Castaneda and Prof. Popoy De Vera.


Friday, January 29, 2016

The ‘Three Musketeers’ of Motivational Talk Rocks DLSU Dasmarinas

The College of Business Administration and Accountancy held its whole-day General Assembly entitled “Elevate: General Assembly 2016” last January 28, 2016 at the Ugnayang La Salle Gymnasium. Almost a thousand students of the said college filled the gymnasium for a day of fun, learning and motivation.

Pocholo The VoiceMaster Gonzales and Al Ian Barcelona Speaking at DLSU Dasma College of Business Administration General Assembly

The morning of the General Assembly featured 2 of the country’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales and Al Ian Barcelona for “Elevate: On Success, Motivation and Leadership.” After the opening remarks, The VoiceMaster took the stage and delivered a talk about PASSION and how to wake up every day with excitement and purpose. He gave the “2-minute formula” for discovering one’s life purpose by answering 5 simple yet profound questions about yourself and what you can do. It led to him sharing his own journey to becoming the VoiceMaster – how he discovered his love for voice acting at a very young age, and how he didn’t waste a moment to fulfill his dreams even while he was in school. He shared how he has encountered many challenges along the way, but he came through to where he is today because he focused on and committed himself to using his greatest gift – his VOICE. Of course, the audience had to hear his whole array of character voices, which left them amazed.

The VoiceMaster Speaks at the College of Business General Assembly

After the VoiceMaster, his mentor and good friend Al Ian Barcelona of AIB Training spoke next about leadership and qualities that make a great team player. He opened his talk with a great energizer – making the audience dance, shout and laugh. He then moved on to sharing his young beginnings as a teacher, then as a trainer and motivational speaker. The bulk of his presentation featured leadership principles from world-renowned leaders, and shared how the students can use this knowledge and words of wisdom in their daily lives.

The Three Musketeers of Public Speaking Rocks DLSU Dasmarinas

The highlight of the morning assembly was the Q&A portion, where the 2 speakers were joined by yet another motivational speaker and good friend, Lloyd Luna. Dubbed as the “Three Musketeers of Public Speaking,” Pocholo, Lloyd and Ian shared the stage to answer the questions of the students on how to be successful, how to be an inspiration, and even on how to “move on”. The audience found themselves amazed, entertained, mesmerized and captivated as the Three Musketeers showed both their funny and serious sides in answering the questions – with their quirks, banters and, yes, freestyle rapping!

The second half of the General Assembly is an entertainment program with bands, dance and raffle.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The VoiceMaster Motivates Broadcasting Students in Legazpi, Albay

The JAG Center for Professional Development conducted the International Seminar-Workshop on Campus Journalism on November 27-30, 2015 at the Concourse Convention Center in Legazpi, Albay. Over 200 students, teachers and school heads specializing in Journalism came together to attend the event. With the theme “Local Writing for Global Competence,” the seminar provided a venue for an enriching learning experience for those who intend to pursue and further their career in Journalism.

The seminar featured speakers who are highly recognized in the field of Journalism and Broadcasting – TV hosts and news anchors Atom Araullo and Paolo Bediones, Youth Media advocate Rhyan Malandog, and the founder of the largest Youth Media organization in the Philippines, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

The VoiceMaster Speaks at the International Seminar-Workshop for Campus Journalism

On the second day of the seminar, Pocholo treated the participants to a whole day of motivation, empowerment and practical learning on broadcasting. Pocholo shared his journey in establishing Voice of the Youth Network, the largest Youth Media organization in the country that aims to encourage every Filipino youth to believe in themselves in creating positive social change. Having started his profession on radio, he also shared his learning in using the combined powers of broadcast media and social media to inform, inspire, involve and empower the youth.

Pocholo also taught practical application of his own learning through a mini-workshop on Broadcasting. He gave exercises that stretched the creativity of the participants, and also gave them tips and techniques on how they can write stories that can become a source of “good news” to the society.

International Seminar-Workshop for Campus Journalism

Most importantly, Pocholo motivated the participants to reach their full potential in pursuing their passion for Journalism by bringing out the greatness in themselves and others.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Voice of the Youth Network Participates in Y4IT 2015

VOTY members entertain Y4IT attendees

On September 9-11, 2015, thousands of IT students from all over the Philippines flocked the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia for the 13th Youth Congress on Information Technology or Y4IT.

On the second day of the event, Voice of the Youth Network entertained the audience with a game. Students from different schools participated and won prizes from sponsors.

VoiceMaster at Y4IT 2015

After the game, VOTY founder Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales took on the stage to share about VOTY and its principles. The VoiceMaster talked about VOTY’s mission of informing, inspiring, involving, and empowering the youth through radio broadcasting. He ended his 15-minute talk by inviting interested students to join the organization.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Voice of the Youth Launches Two New Shows in Radyo Inquirer

Voice of the Youth Network continues to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth through 2 new radio programs in Radyo Inquirer 990.
 On July 18, Saturday, the pilot episode of “Gen Y-Z Radio” aired from 8-10pm. This show is geared towards the youth that are part of Generation Y (those born between 1982 to 1993) and Generation Z (those born between 1994 to 2010) – the students and young professionals. The show featured segments such as “Word of the Day,” “Hashtag” and “Career Map”. The highlight of the show is its advice segment, “Dear DJ Andrew.” Gen Y-Z Radio is hosted by VOTY members DJ Andrew and DJ Elaine, together with DJ Karla and DJ Denn.

School of Life Radio Pilot Episode
 The following evening saw the pilot of “School of Life Radio,” an inspirational, motivational and empowering show for professionals and business owners. Airing every Sunday from 8:30-10pm, School of Life Radio features words of wisdom and discussions that positively impact the different aspects of a person’s life – career, relationships, self-worth and many more. The program also provides guidance on personal development and self-help, like the guests on the pilot episode – Rens Esmeralda and Geri Mondejar of Gryphon International and Edwin Ebreo of Philippine Society for Training and Development. Listeners may also look forward to inspirational segments like “Status Quote,” “Life Vest” and “Nasaan si Happiness”. It is a perfect way to end a Sunday evening, with a dose of inspiration, motivation and empowerment to bring with you to your Monday mornings. School of Life Radio is hosted by Youth Media Master Rhyan Malandog and Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma, together with VOTY founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Together with Radyo Inquirer, Voice of the Youth continues to provide young broadcasters a venue to contribute to positive social change.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Voice of the Youth Network, Official Youth Media Partner of NYC

Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY), a volunteer youth organization that aims to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth through media and ICT, is now the official youth media partner of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

VOTY’s Founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) together with NYC Chair Gio Tingson on July 13, 2015 in the NYC office in Quezon City. The MOA was signed in the presence of NYC Commissioners Dingdong Dantes, Earl Saavedra, JP Penol, Perci Cendana, and Kit Cruz, and NYC’s Executive Director Shierwin Taay.

As the official youth media partner, VOTY will be responsible for the promotion of NYC’s programs and activities through their radio programs all over the country, as well as VOTY’s website and social media profiles. With over 100,000 members and about 20 radio programs all over the PHilippines, the partnership will enable more young people to be informed and to participate in NYC’s youth development programs.

MOA Signing between VOTY and NYC

NYC’s programs include the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) – an annual cultural exchange program that aims to promote friendship and appreciation of cultural diversities for the ASEAN youth, and Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) – an annual search and recognition program for outstanding youth organizations in nationwide.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Voice of the Youth Invades PodCon 2015

The VoiceMaster inspired and motivated hundreds of communication and broadcasting students in the 3rd Podcast Convention – or PODCO N 2015 – held on February 23, 2015 in the Albertus Magnus Auditorium of the University of Santo Tomas.

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