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.

Reverb Worship Inspires You to Wait on God’s Timing with Newest Single, “Maghihintay”

As the New Year unfolds and the world seeks answered prayers, hope emerges. Reverb Worship brings this beautiful reminder of God’s faithfulness with its newest single, Maghihintay—out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide!

Written and performed by promising artist Ava Canaceli and arranged by the critically acclaimed music producer Shadiel Chan, Maghihintay is Reverb Worship’s first anthem for 2024. Inspired by the Psalms of David in the Bible, Ava penned the song during the pandemic as a reminder of God’s goodness and to encourage listeners to stay firm and faithful in their waiting seasons.

“In difficult times, we often feel like God is silent—like He is not doing anything. This song is all about waiting desperately for Him and seeking His presence, no matter how long it takes for Him to answer,” the singer-songwriter shared.

Ava’s personal yet relatable lyrics and musing from the timeless biblical message, paired with her soulful voice and balladic melody, gave birth to the masterpiece that is Maghihintay.

The rising artist continued, “Like David pleading with the Lord, I hope this song becomes our prayer too—that we will patiently wait on God, believe in Him, and seek Him desperately, knowing that His presence is more than enough in our most difficult times.”

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Reverb Worship’s new year release will encourage many to receive God’s promise of fresh beginnings.

“We are proud to present the newest member of the Reverb Worship family, singer and composer, Ava Canaceli. We partnered Ava with the hitmaker arranger, Shadiel Chan to create Maghihintay—such a beautiful song born out of their talents and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The listeners will truly be blessed with this new flavor of Christian music,”

Believe that God is faithful to those who wait! Stream Maghihintay by Ava Canaceli on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide. Follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok to catch their upcoming song releases.

Superbook Earns 2nd Anak TV Seal, Wins Household Favorite Television Program For 2023

In 2013, CBN Asia launched the beloved Bible-oriented animated show Superbook Reimagined on Philippine television. Through its current partnership with ABS-CBN, a new generation of Filipino children is learning about Bible stories and their life-changing lessons.

Superbook gets its 2nd Anak TV Seal!

As Superbook Reimagined celebrates its 10th year in the Philippines, we also celebrate our latest award: the Anak TV Seal Household Favorite Television Program for 2023! The award was accepted by The 700 Club Asia host, Kata Inocencio.

CBN Asia’s manager for Superbook Icko Gonzalez expresses his gratitude for each opportunity that Superbook can extend its reach.

“We thank God for our partnerships with various media channels who share our commitment to bring the positive messages of the Bible to more Filipino families worldwide,” he said.

It is Gonzalez’ prayer that the Word of God would take root and flourish in the hearts of everyone who has been reached by Superbook, “May their faith and love for Jesus deepen even further as they navigate life’s challenges.”

What’s next for Superbook Philippines?

Superbook has done so much in a decade, but it does not stop there. According to Gonzalez, the Superbook Philippines team has many more surprises in store for the audience in 2024!

First up is the release of all Superbook Season 1 episodes in Bisaya, along with live events in the Visayas region. This comes after the successful launch of Superbook Cebuano last October 2023.

Gonzalez also gave another exciting news: Superbook Season 5 will soon have a simultaneous broadcast on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel! He invites everyone to join the fun.

“Get ready for a wave of excitement, especially for our multi-generational #CertifiedBatangSuperbook followers—there’s a lot to look forward to!”

Thanks to your love and support, Superbook can continue to reach thousands of Filipino children. Do you want to be our partner today?  Visit cbnasia.org/give.

CBN Asia Pillars Return to Face-to-Face Celebration, Honor God’s Goodness through the Years

After years of adapting to online and hybrid celebrations during the pandemic, the CBN Asia Pillars finally returned to its traditional face-to-face celebration. The ministry’s faithful partners, called “Pillars,” gathered for a joy-filled night to celebrate God’s goodness, at The 700 Club Asia studio, December 6.

Mari Kaimo and Joyce Burton-Titular hosted the event, creating an atmosphere filled with testimonies and meaningful conversations.

Donors and partners graced the event, delighted to be present and connect with new and familiar faces.

One of them is Adelaida Sta. Ana, who has been an active supporter since 2005. She started contributing small amounts, and after witnessing God’s faithfulness, now joyfully gives more.

“I am really happy every time I pledge to CBN Asia because not everyone gets the chance to do this kind of work for the Lord. I know that everything I give is worth it because it all comes from the Lord. I can only give because He blessed me,” Adelaida said.

Other partners also shared their reasons for supporting God’s ministry and how giving has positively affected their lives. Their stories touched the hearts of people who were present.

The celebration became even more meaningful when Operation Blessing’s Bless-A-Child program beneficiaries from Zambales personally expressed their gratitude.

After sharing a message about the power of prayer, Peter Kairuz, CBN Asia’s President and Chief Executive Officer, gave a heartfelt appreciation to all the donors.

“Thank you so much, partners. You have been with us even in the toughest times. Thank you also for giving us your time. You could have been anywhere else. Your presence here tells us how you love the Lord,” he expressed.

To recognize the committed partners even more, some of them were awarded tokens of appreciation.

As a special gesture, partners were given a tour of the CBN Asia office and studio, and were treated to a delightful dinner accompanied by soulful jazz music, performed by Reverb Worship PH artist, Joselle Feliciano.

To all the generous donors and partners of the CBN Asia Family of Ministries, thank you for playing a pivotal role in supporting our God-given mission to proclaim Christ and transform lives!

Be a CBN Asia Pillar today. Donate through cbnasia.org/give or call 8-737-0700 to know how you can take part in God’s extraordinary work in the Philippines, Asia, and the world!

7 Christmas Gift Ideas for our Kababayans

Give back and show our Filipino kababayans that you care.

The holidays often worsen stress and can trigger a temporary feeling of anxiety, hopelessness, and even depression.

Do you agree?

But this Christmas, you have a chance to comfort and help the distressed and hurting. Even though you are miles away, you can help ease our kababayans’ burdens. With your gift, you can make Christmas joyful for them.

Your gift to CBN Asia will help in these meaningful ways:

  1. Bring hope, peace, and freedom to the hopeless and broken through The 700 Club Asia.
  2. Provide emotional and spiritual refuge to the distressed and hurting through CBN Asia Prayer Center’s 24/7 hotline.
  3. Help the most neglected and disadvantaged people in the Philippines through Operation Blessing.
  4. Equip Filipinos to share Christ’s love to the nations through the Asian Center for Missions.
  5. Share the love of Jesus to Filipino children and bring Bible stories to life through Superbook.
  6. Produce music that celebrates and declares the unchanging love of God through Reverb Worship PH.
  7. Help people grow in their relationship with God through the Tanglaw Devotional App—the first Filipino devotional mobile application in audio and text format.

Send any amount today and show your warmth, love, and generosity.

And as you give, may you remember to:

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” (Proverb 3:9-10, NLT)

Cebuano Kids Watched Superbook in Bisaya for the First Time!

For the first time ever, children in Cebu got to watch Superbook in Bisaya when they attended the Superbook Cebuano Grand Launch in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, last October 7.

The groundbreaking launch happened just in time for the celebration of the well-loved animated Bible series’ 12 years of broadcast in the Philippines.

Superbook is a good way for parents to introduce the Bible to their children,” shared Pastor Rodel and Joy who attended the event with their 9-year-old daughter, Anya.

Like most kids, Anya enjoys fun and visually-rich storytelling. That is why her parents encouraged her to watch Superbook when she was just 3 years old.

With the initiative of translating Superbook into the Cebuano language, more children in the Visayas region will be able to learn more about the Bible.

Icko Gonzalez, CBN Asia’s Manager for Superbook, shared how the idea of translating the show to Cebuano came to life.

“During our visits to this region, we’ve observed the strong desire among the children and their families for a deeper connection with God through Superbook. Their requests to have Superbook episodes translated in Bisaya touched us to make this happen,” he said.

After the grand launch in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, the Super Crew conducted outreach events in Cordova and Lapu-Lapu City. The venues were filled with joyous and contagious cheers from the children and their families!

Cebuano kids showed their dancing skills during Gizmo’s Talent Show as well as their knowledge of the Bible during Gizmo’s Lab. And for the first time ever, they got to watch the Bisayan version of the Superbook episode, “A Giant Adventure!”

Through the episode, the kids were reminded that talents come from God and they were inspired to use it for Him.

After watching Superbook, the children were amazed to meet their robot friend, Gizmo, and everyone sang and danced to the Cebuano version of “The Salvation Poem”! It truly is a memorable experience for all who attended the Superbook Cebuano Grand Launch.

Icko is excited to bring the Superbook experience to even more children across all Bisaya-speaking communities. He shared, “The future is bright, and we’re eager to share the transformative power of Superbook with them all.”

With the unwavering support of generous donors and partners, Superbook is taking a step closer to the vision of imparting life lessons, teaching moral values, and igniting the joy of learning the Bible in the hearts of Filipino children and their families.

Do you want to be our partner in reaching children for Jesus through Superbook? Click here to donate.

Reverb Worship Songs Shine as Finalists at 45th Catholic Mass Media Awards

Two inspirational songs from Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm, earn back-to-back nominations at this year’s Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

“Sa‘Yo Lang” by Jex de Castro and Joselle Feliciano has been named a finalist for Best Inspirational Song. Penned by the talented Lucas Miguel, this comforting composition released last December 2022 continues to remind listeners where to find real peace and love.

“All we wanted to do was to hold a voice for those in grief, especially after the pandemic, when we’ve all lost so much. I wish that with this recognition, more people will get to listen to the song, find in it a safe space for their grief and disappointments, and ultimately point them to the bearer of lasting hope, joy, and comfort—Jesus Christ,” Joselle shared.

Meanwhile, “Pansumandali” has earned its place as a finalist for Best Music Video category. Directed by the visionary Timothy Yee, the music video perfectly encapsulates the message of the song written, composed, and performed by Shekinah Gram—God’s love is constant. The heart-tugging visuals were brought to life through the lens of its Director of Photography, Play Layugan.

Shekinah recalled, “It took a year before we produced the music video for Pansumandali. We faced rejections and tears, but God had a better plan. This CMMA nomination is such an encouragement. Glory to God that His ways are always better. Cheers to the Reverb Worship team and everyone who watched the MV!”

To CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan, getting the nods from CMMA is a testament to the exceptional talent of the Reverb Worship team, and an inspiration to create more songs that promote good values and honor God.

“Our recent selection as finalists in CMMA makes me so proud of our Reverb Worship artists and songs. Aside from the wonderful messages of Reverb songs, the production value is at par with the country’s best and the yearly recognition of CMMA is a testament to that. CBN Asia is proud of the talents behind each song and music video. We praise God for these recognitions.”

Stream Sa‘Yo Lang and Pansumandali on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide. For more updates, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

Reverb Worship Artists Grace the International Launch of “Bridging Horizons: Naval Cultural Exchange Thru Arts”

Reverb Worship PH took the global stage at the historic Manila Metropolitan Theatre during the international launch of “Bridging Horizons: Naval Cultural Exchange Thru the Arts,” an initiative led by Vice Admiral Toribio Dulinayan Adaci Jr., Hon. Numero “Uno” G. Lim, and the talented artist Kristine Ann S. Lim, a Philippine Navy Reservist Goodwill Ambassador for Culture and Arts.

For the first time, Reverb Worship artists Jex De Castro, Joselle Feliciano, JDP Jack D’ Preacher, Shekinah Gram, Nolo and Jasmine Lopez, Neo Rivera, Rhea Rodriguez, and James Reyes united to perform music with the aim of connecting people and bridging cultural gaps.

This initiative is a shared goal between Reverb Worship and the proponents of Bridging Horizons—Vice Admiral Toribio Dulinayan Adaci Jr., Hon. Numero “Uno” G. Lim, and Kristine Lim.

While the project’s objective is to enhance diplomatic efforts through cultural and artistic exchange, thereby bridging horizons, Reverb Worship seeks to achieve a similar goal by connecting people to Christ through their music.

One of the event’s highlights was the outstanding performances by Reverb Worship artists. These artists not only showcased their vocal talents, but also conveyed the beautiful truths of Jesus through their songs.

Setting the event’s tone, Rhea Rodriguez, Joselle Feliciano, Shekinah Gram, along Reverb Worship project manager Ivy Catucod, opened the event with worship songs. This was a remarkable opportunity to share the message of Jesus with an audience that included members of the Philippine Navy.

The worship continued with captivating performances by Reverb Worship artists:

Shekinah Gram began the day with her heartwarming rendition of “Pansumandali,” while Joselle Feliciano lit up the room with her single, “Love and Light.”

Rhea Rodriguez stirred nationalistic pride in the room with “Pilipinas Natin ‘To” featuring JDP Jack D’Preacher, who delivered an impressive rap performance. Meanwhile, James Reyes took the audience to church with his powerful song, “Sa’Yong Pangalan.”

Nolo and Jasmine Lopez performed their popular wedding song, “Tugon,” adding a joyful atmosphere to the event.

Neo Rivera closed the morning event with a captivating performance of “2AM Wide Awake,” with JDP Jack D’Preacher. In the main event, JDP Jack D’Preacher left a lasting impact with his soulful performance of “Muli.”

Moreover, Neo Rivera serenaded the theater once again with a live performance of his latest song, “Alam Ko.” Wrapping up the performances, Jex De Castro and Joselle Feliciano sang “Sa’Yo Lang.”

The performances by Reverb Worship artists left a profound impression on the audience, emphasizing the message of “Bridging Horizons.”

The artists direct everything back to God, acknowledging that it is He who has elevated their music, artists, and initiative to greater levels of influence and impact. They are committed to bridging horizons between Jesus and those seeking spiritual connection.

Stay tuned for new music releases and updates by following the Reverb Worship Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

Neo Rivera Sings About God’s Comfort in New Song, “Alam Ko”

Actor and singer-songwriter Neo Rivera reassures listeners of God’s comforting love in his newest inspirational single produced by Reverb Worship PH titled, Alam Ko—out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide!

Originally written as a “rant” song, Neo penned Alam Ko in just 10 minutes, which flowed from a night of intense emotions, feelings of isolation, and the weight of being left behind. That was when critically acclaimed songwriter and music producer Kikx Salazar stepped in and urged him to re-write the song, but this time, from God’s point of view.

“I wanted the song to feel like a warm hug from God. A comfort in isolation,” Neo recalled. “After the song session with Kikx, the lyrics spoke to me so much. How it was initially a rant song then turned out to be an answer to that rant—it spoke to me on many levels.”

A personal message of faith, paired with Neo’s soulful vocals and Kikx’s masterful composition, Alam Ko serves as a beautiful reminder that even when one doesn’t express pains, feelings, and needs, God knows and cares deeply, “God may seem silent, and we may never fully understand His ways, but we are assured that He is good and will always be faithful.”

Kikx echoes his sentiments and shares a profound message for anyone who is going through tough times, “In times of doubt, weakness, and pain… in times we cannot escape the storm, know that we don’t have to face it alone. We have God and He knows all our brokenness and cries. Hold on to Him and let Him carry us through it all.”

Meanwhile, CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that the song will bring listeners from all walks of life to a moment of reflection and comfort.

“The Reverb Worship family is so proud to be working again with Neo Rivera and Kiko Salazar to bring another amazing song that soothes our worries. Alam Ko brings the message of God’s assurance, that He knows what is best for us and He has the best plan for our life. This will be our go-to song whenever we feel unsure and unsafe. God will be our safe and strong tower. He is our strength forever.”

Be moved, comforted, and inspired by Neo Rivera’s Alam Ko. Stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide. For more updates, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

Gospel Rapper JDP Jack D’Preacher Gets Real About Sin and Repentance in His Inspiring New Song “Muli”

JDP Jack D’Preacher, a rising talent in the gospel rap scene, gets real and raw and captivates listeners with his latest single with Reverb Worship PH titled, Muli—out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide!

Drawn from firsthand experiences, Muli delves into the depths of sin, addiction, and emotional chains—taking the listeners on a transformative journey of guilt, repentance, and forgiveness. Through his strong rhythmic rap style and solid lyrical flow, JDP Jack D’Preacher fearlessly addresses his personal yet universal struggles and offers hope to anyone who is seeking a fresh start in life.

“I am living a double life,” JDP Jack D’Preacher confessed. “I have repetitive sins that damaged me, and I want a way out. As Matthew 26:41 says, ‘The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak’, Muli is about resisting temptation and how the Lord provides a way out. It reminds everyone that Jesus ​​is forgiving and merciful.”

With his unique blend of hip-hop and gospel, the up-and-coming artist delivers a message that resonates with audiences from all walks of life. Muli invites listeners to confront past mistakes, repent, and find comfort in the loving arms of God.

“Sin is not something that we are proud of. It is shameful and we don’t want other people to judge us. But if I don’t talk about this, then who will? I can’t let my fear hinder the amazing grace, power, and miracle that Jesus has done in my life. I wrote this song for people to know that there is hope and freedom in Christ,” JDP Jack D’Preacher said.

After successfully producing Christian Contemporary songs in the past three years, CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Reverb Worship’s newest release would inspire listeners anew.

“I am so excited about the release of Muli, Reverb Worship’s first venture into rap music. I believe the honesty and rawness of this song will resonate with the listeners of rap. I pray that this song will touch a deep core in their hearts and turn it once again to God.”

Experience God’s hope and redemption. Stream Muli by JDP Jack D’Preacher on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide.

Don’t miss Reverb Worship’s future music releases! For updates, follow Reverb Worship on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

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