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Innovation in Catholic Radio Broadcast

  • Written by BRO. CLIFFORD T. SORITA
  • Published in Opinion
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OVER and above the thrust of evangelization and the promotion of Gospel Values, Catholic Radio
Broadcast must continuously be attuned to the “signs of the times” by making its programming relevant
to our Philippine Society as a whole.  Cognizant of this social reality, DZRV Radio Veritas (the
flagship Catholic Radio Station in the country) has spearheaded a line-up of new approaches in its
broadcast.

HEALING TOUCH sa VERITAS recently launched its DEAR FATHER Segment.  The segment is part of the
11p.m.-2a.m. program that will air letters from senders seeking healing, guidance, help and advice from
Healing Touch anchor priests.

Healing Touch is an on air spiritual counseling program which airs from Sunday to Friday with
Rev. Fr. Larry Faraon every Sunday, Rev. Fr. Gerald Metal on Monday, Rev. Fr. Arnold Layoc for the
Tuesday edition, Rev. Fr. Egay de Jesus every Wednesday, Rev. Fr. Len Hernandez for Thursday and Rev.
Fr Benjo Fajota for Friday.
    
Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Radio Veritas President, invites the faithful to continue listening
with the station’s programs. “There are a lot of issues plaguing our society challenging our faith. We
may feel angry, sad, offended, hopeless and even lonely but Christ calls us to find strength in Him.
Let the station of truth be the instrument of God in your need,” Fr. Pascual said.
    
The “Dear Father” segment is part of the initiatives of Radio Veritas through its Veritas 500
program that aims to expand the Church in multimedia and reach a nationwide audience as the Catholic
Church prepares for the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
    
To all those who want to send their letters, you may mail and/or visit Radio Veritas station
located at 162 West Avenue corner, EDSA, Quezon City or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or through
the station’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Veritasph. Make it a habit to listen to Radio Veritas 846
in the AM band, or through live streaming at www.veritas846.ph or via Cignal TV and E-Radio portal.
    
Radio Veritas, the leading faith based AM station in Mega Manila, in partnership with the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will likewise provide the public better
understanding of climate change and other environmental issues through the station’s new program, “Ang
Tinig ng Klima”.
    
It is aired every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with the theme, “Nagbabago na ang Panahon,
Panahon na para Magbago”. It draws inspiration from Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home), the
encyclical letter of Pope Francis addressing man’s destruction of the environment and its threat to
man’s relationship with nature and one another.
    
The radio program is hosted by Riza Mendoza of Radio Veritas and Analiza Rebuelta Teh DENR
Undersecretary for Climate Change Service.
    
Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Radio Veritas President, encourages the public to support the new
program.  “This partnership of the Catholic Church’s radio station with one of the Government’s key
agencies is a sign of the flourishing relationship between the institutions. Let this program be an
inspiration to the public in unity and progressive development. Let us all be aware about the
environmental crisis we are facing and the consequences of our actions as protectors of nature. May we
all embody our mission as God’s instrument in cultivating and caring for our only home,” Fr. Pascual
explains.
    
“Ang Tinig ng Klima” is part of the initiatives of Radio Veritas through its Veritas 500
program that aims to encourage the Catholic faithful to change their lifestyle to prevent further
degradation of our environment and to address climate change as the Church prepares for the celebration
of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
    
Radio Veritas 846, the number one faith-based Radio in the Philippines, is owned and operated
by the Archdiocese of Manila. Established in 1969, the Ramon Magsaysay recipient Catholic radio station
continues to be the leading social communications ministry for truth and new evangelization in the
country today.