CBN Asia, Philippine Navy Seal Partnership Through Bridging Horizons Artwork Turnover

CBN Asia and the Philippine Navy cemented their partnership through an artwork turnover by Bridging Horizons, held at The 700 Club Asia Studio, last February 13.

Bridging Horizons is the advocacy of missionary visual artist, Civil Military Operations Officer 2 (CMO2) Kristine Lim. It is a series of captivating artworks meticulously crafted by Lim for the project Naval Cultural Exchange Thru Arts. Bridging Horizons aims to enhance the country’s diplomatic efforts by sharing culture and art, support military arts and cultural understanding, and promote civil-military operations.

Present in the turnover are CBN Asia President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Kairuz, CBN Asia Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan, Deputy Commander Commodore Lemuel Espartinez, Major Henry Te, Lieutenant Jerwel Villaflores, Chief Petty Officer Mary Ann Dumlao PN (Reserved), and Petty Officer First Class Cherry Ann Co PN (Reserved).

According to Co, Lim views herself as a warrior of God, exhibiting her faith in her artistic endeavors. Her works not only reflect her passion for art, but also her desire to spread the love of God to all. For this reason, the founder of Artist on a Mission chose CBN Asia as one of the recipients of her artworks.

Espartinez thanked CBN Asia for partaking in the Philippine Navy’s endeavor. He delightfully shared how the artworks symbolize the deepening bond between CBN Asia and the Philippine Navy.


“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to CBN Asia for the acceptance to become part of this endeavor. Through these artworks, we convey our deep appreciation for the bonds we will share and hope to remain resolute in the commitment to nurturing the collaboration for generations to come,” Espartinez said.

The culmination of the event came with the unveiling of the artworks—one of the Perla de Oriente series and one of Amak series.

The Perla de Oriente is a mixed media art that showcases the colors of the Philippine Navy and national symbols that tell the nation’s identity. Meanwhile, the Amak artwork was painted on a tree bark material called “amak”—which was also used by Indigenous Peoples in making their clothes. Both are beautifully crafted and meaningful through the materials used and the symbols that were incorporated.

“We are truly blessed to be the recipient of these fine and exquisite artworks that come from the heart of the missionary virtual artist, Ms. Kristine Ann Lim. Thank you very much. This is an open door, and we recognize God’s hands today. This is the start of a partnership that will be fruitful and lasting,” Kairuz shared.

The event has gone beyond just an artwork turnover, it was a moment that marked a partnership that will transform more lives and reach more nations.

You, too, can partner with CBN Asia in helping our kababayans and transforming lives. Visit cbnasia.org/give.

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