Singer-songwriter Rhea Rodriguez is calling on all Filipinos to look beyond colors, celebrate unity, and declare God’s sovereignty over the nation with her latest single titled, “Pilipinas Natin ‘To.” The song is set to hit the airwaves this Friday, April 29!
Striking a chord with its ethnic, hip hop-rock vibe and lyrics that evoke nationalistic pride, Pilipinas Natin ‘To seeks to inspire unity across the country during these divisive times.
The Bikolana creative teamed up for the first time with rising rapper Elai—who blended his breakthrough wordplay perfectly into the song—making it the newest anthem that will surely stir the listeners’ heart for country and faith in God.
“I hope that this song may move you to seek God and pray that He may use us to send His hope to our nation,” shared Rhea, who inspires others with her advocacies centered on Christian faith, nation building, and planet care.
The song is released under Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm, and arranged by award-winning musical director, Mon Faustino.
CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that through the song, Filipinos will be inspired to reconcile and pray for the betterment of the country.
“During election season, people are divided over their choices of leaders. Pilipinas Natin ‘To reminds us that despite our differences, we should unite as Filipinos and seek His righteousness so that the Lord will bless the Philippines. I believe this song is a message from our Lord. Its timely message is what our nation needs to hear right now.”
Be inspired to stand as one nation under one God.Pre-save Pilipinas Natin ‘To by Rhea Rodriguez featuring Elai, and stream the song on April 29 on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and YouTube!
Join the release party on April 28, 11:30 pm, hosted by Ellene Cubello, LIVE on Reverb Worship PH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Real-life sweethearts Jasmine and Nolo Lopez share a new song about love, providence, and answered prayers called Tugon – out now on all digital streaming platforms!
With beautiful melody, romantic lyrics, and the sincerity of their love, the newlyweds will surely hit the listeners right in the feels with the release of their first collaboration under Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm.
“We are here to tell you that God is so faithful, so we wrote and recorded a very special song for all of you. Every good and perfect gift is from the Lord, and you can trust that He knows who or what is best for you,” Nolo shared.
The World Championship of Performing Arts multimedalist has long impressed many with his performances on various TV shows such as GMA’s The Clash and ABS-CBN’s Tawag ng Tanghalan.
His wife Jasmine, on the other hand, is equally passionate about music as she served as a singer for a European cruise line. She shared how God’s love and Word inspired them to create their musical masterpiece.
“Our favorite verse is Psalm 27:14, ‘Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!’” Jasmine said.
So whether you are head-over-heels in love, still praying for “The One”, or weary of waiting, Reverb Worship PH gives you another reason to fall in love and hope in God—the One who orchestrates love.
Fall in love with Tugon! Stream the song now on Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide.
Have you ever tried to put your hope on temporary feelings and relationships? Have you sought a love you thought would last but ultimately did not?
Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm, is here to inspire you to look beyond temporary things and discover God’s constant love with its newest single titled, “Pansumandali.” Catch the song this February 14 on all digital streaming platforms worldwide!
Promising new artist Shekinah Gram shared, “I started writing the entire song based on the line ‘darating ‘yan at aalis din,’ a derivative of a quote from my mother. This line inspired me to ask questions that have been bugging me since the pandemic started, and in asking those I found one answer: The Word. Heaven and earth may fade but the Word remains.”
A bona fide storyteller, Shekinah serves as an International Producer at The Christian Broadcasting Network, while also writing her stories into songs. Through “Pansumandali,” she asks many questions, yet ultimately arrives at one eternal answer.
“I realized that what I feel and go through are valid, but not permanent.”
She continued, “At first, I was just writing this down like a diary entry, but now I’m sharing ‘Pansumandali’ to others who, like me, are in this season of waiting and asking many questions.”
CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Reverb Worship’s newest release would serve as an inspiration for many to rely on a love that lasts.
“‘Pansumandali’ gently reminds us to not put our hopes on the temporary but to believe in what’s eternal. Shekinah Gram beautifully sings her own composition to deliver a chill indie vibe, a genre new to the Reverb Worship line up. I hope everyone will enjoy this song and be reminded that in spite of whatever circumstances that surround us, God’s beautiful plans for His children will always prevail.”
Are you at a point in your life right now where you feel so heartbroken? It just hurts so much that you don’t know how to pick up the broken pieces and heal the pain?
In Japan, broken things like pottery are often repaired with gold—an art form known as Kintsugi. It is meant not to hide the flaws, but to emphasize them as a beautiful part of the pottery’s history.
If you are going through a heartbreak, this practice of mending broken things sends a message you might benefit from: Your heart can mend. And as you go through your healing process, you can come out stronger, resilient, and more beautiful.
Grow through your grief! Here are 5 things you can do to heal your broken heart:
1. Grieve properly
Some people grieve too long, some don’t grieve enough. Either one can hurt the healing process.
While there is no certain timeframe for grieving, it’s best to give yourself enough time to recuperate emotionally and physically. Allow yourself to process the loss and truly feel your emotions without feeling any guilt.
Healthy grieving, according to University of Washington, gives you the ability to remember the importance of your loss—but with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.
2. Accept the loss
Are you still looking for explanations on why the relationship ended?
Truth is, there’s no breakup reason that’s going to feel satisfying. No reason can take away the pain you feel, so don’t force yourself to search for one. Accept that it’s over. Accept that the person is gone. Accept the reality, then put the questions to rest so you can start moving on.
To fully accept and move on, Help Guide suggests that you understand what happened and the part you played.
Ask yourself: How did you contribute to the situation? Do you tend to repeat the same mistakes? How do you deal with conflicts and stress? How could you act in a more constructive way? Are you in control of your feelings or your feelings control you?
Rediscover yourself and learn important lessons that could make you a better person.
3. Forgive and ask for forgiveness
They say, if you never heal from what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you.
If you don’t forgive the person for the things they did against you, you will internalize those thoughts and most likely, project those hurts onto other people who are not responsible for the pain you’re experiencing.
In his book Forgive for Good, Dr. Frederic Luskin noted that learning to forgive improves psychological and physiological wellness. The forgiver becomes emotionally stronger, more confident, and more optimistic.
As you forgive the person who hurt you, it’s also helpful to forgive yourself for the not-so-good things that you might have contributed to the relationship. Forgive yourself and ask God to forgive you as well.
4. Invest in yourself
Insomnia. Isolation. Intrusive thoughts. Immune system dysfunction.
A heartbreak is a psychological wound, but it impacts life in many ways. In fact, a study titled Anatomy of Love found out that 40% of brokenhearted people experience clinically measurable depression.
You might be feeling intense emotions currently, but now is the time to care for yourself more. Invest in your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Reestablish who you are and what your life is about. Carve out time for your family and friends—in things that bring you joy and purpose.
This is your season of exploring new things, of investing in your self-growth. This is an end as well as a beginning.
5. Receive God’s healing
Right now, you might feel as if the relationship has left a void in your life.
Thankfully, God can fill any void. So, pray. Talk to your Heavenly Father and surrender your brokenness to Him, so you can receive the healing and comfort that you need.
It’s one of the best things about God: He offers love to anyone who has experienced rejection, betrayal, and hurt. He is not just close to the brokenhearted—He binds up their wounds.
Just like how the art of Kintsugi binds broken pottery and gives it new worth, Jesus Christ collects all your broken pieces and puts them back together. Allow God’s love and strength shine through those cracks, so you—and the people who witness your healing—could experience His glory.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV)
Are you looking for a song that would capture the feels as you reflect and heal?
Pansumandali is your wonderful reminder that though people and feelings come and go, God’s love is constant. Pre-save the song now and stream it this February 14.
How have you been feeling as Christmas is fast approaching?
If you are no longer enchanted by sparkling Christmas decorations and Christmas carols, you are not alone.
In an article on VeryWell Mind, it is said that more people are getting lonelier at this season. For a few to several reasons, many people are feeling anxious, sad, and frustrated during this time.
In the past year, maybe you are one of the people who have lost jobs, opportunities, or loved ones. And as you look back, you only see a year full of challenges and losses.
Amid these difficulties in your career, family, health, and finances, joy and peace this Christmas are still possible.
Here are 5 practical ways to experience a meaningful holiday:
1. Write a gratitude list
Graduate Professor Michelle Maidenberg said in an article on Psychology Today that practicing an attitude of gratitude helps you boost your confidence and positivity in life.
Furthermore, practicing gratitude helps you handle your stress well. So whatever situation you are in, always make room for gratitude.
Being grateful is not just limited to the remarkable things happening in your life. Sometimes, life gives you so many amazing things to be grateful for in the mundane things in life.
You can list all these things on a small notebook or journal which you can keep and revisit every time you feel like there is nothing good happening around you.
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV)
2. Encourage yourself
You might be someone who used to encourage others but this time, give it to yourself. As they say, you cannot pour from an empty cup so quench your thirst for encouragement.
So aside from keeping a list of the things you are grateful for today, having an encouraging Bible verse to keep you going is also helpful to keep you motivated.
The Word of God has stories and promises that are still relevant for you today. Meditate on God’s Word, and you will surely find joy and peace knowing that God has so many things in store for you.
Write down these scriptures and keep them in your heart and mind every day. Whenever you will feel lonely this holiday, Go back to these Bible verses and the joy of the Lord will follow you in whatever circumstances you’re in.
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NLT)
3. Help someone today
As you encourage yourself, pay it forward, and help someone this Christmas season.
According to an article in Psychology Today, by shifting your attention to helping other people, you will not just make them feel better, but you will also feel better about yourself.
Random acts of kindness towards others can help you feel joyful and peaceful. Take note they do not necessarily have to be grand gestures. You can start by blessing someone today by reaching out to and praying for them.
Aside from this, you can also help others by blessing the disadvantaged people by donating to CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV)
4. Spend time in prayer
Nothing beats prayer.
In whatever season of your life, whether you have a merry Christmas or a lonely holiday, never forget to pray.
According to an article of Crosswalk, prayer should be as natural as breathing, a way of life.
What’s more, God honors your prayer! Plus, He sees every tear from your eyes as you pray. So, if you want to seek unshakeable peace even in your situation, surrender all your problems in prayer.
As you pray, expect that you will receive unconditional joy from God who always cares for you.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT)
5. Revisit Jesus’ birth story
Lastly, may you find joy and peace this Christmas season in the ultimate reason, which is the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Despite the things you have lost this year, you can find comfort in knowing that you have received the greatest gift you could ever have, and it is Jesus.
His birth that saved you from sin is more than enough reason for you to be grateful, joyful, and peaceful this Christmas season.
“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” (Luke 2:11 NIV)
Let the song Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko remind you of the real reason for the season! It is out now on all digital streaming platforms! The song is produced by Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm, and ABS-CBN’s Star Music.
The pandemic Christmas may be cold, the world may feel dark, but there would always be room for hope and joy. “Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” is about fixing our eyes on Jesus—our true source of hope and the real reason for this season!
The song is performed by a roster of veteran and rising artists such as Jona, Angela Ken, Zephanie, Trisha Denise, Tim Pavino, Charmaine and Dennis Campañer, Neo Rivera, Nolo Lopez, Jex De Castro, Joselle Feliciano, Tricia Amper-Jimenez, and Alexa Kauffman.
“Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” is composed and produced by Jonathan Manalo and arranged by Tommy Katigbak—under CBN Asia’s music arm, Reverb Worship PH and Star Music.
No matter how tough this new normal has been, “Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” is a perfect breather for anyone who’s had a long year. It’s time to hang the decorations and play this festive song that reassures us that this year’s Christmas is in fact, still merry!
CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan invites you to open your hearts and revisit the spirit of Christmas with this heartwarming single.
“The song is a reminder that there are still reasons to celebrate Christmas despite the difficulties brought by the pandemic. God gave His only son so that through Jesus we can overcome all trials and challenges. We have eternal life because He came. We can celebrate the coming of our Lord, because with Him, is the Kingdom of God.”
If you’re having a hard time answering that question, you are not alone.
Some people feel that they don’t have much to be grateful for during the pandemic because of its impact on their health, jobs, and relationships. These days, it takes tremendous strength to be grateful and say, “Thank God.”
So, how do we hold on to gratitude even when times are tough?
Angie Garcia’s story is here to inspire you.
One day, Angie woke up with an excruciating pain on her left knee. Brushing it off as a simple leg pain, she endured it for two months until she couldn’t take it any longer.
When they rushed to the hospital, Angie found out that she had a torn ligament which required her to undergo an emergency surgery.
Suffering in physical pain, Angie was also mentally distressed about where she would get the surgery fee amounting to Php 100,000.
“It was painful. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t move. All I could do was pray, ‘Please, Lord. I’ve had enough. This would’ve been my 11th surgery, so I didn’t want to go through it,’” lamented Angie.
Like Angie, have you ever come to a point when you’re frustrated about your situation?
How did you overcome it?
At her breaking point, Angie chanced upon The 700 Club Asia and the hosts were praying for someone who has a torn ligament. Deep down, she knew that the prayer was for her.
Angie joined the prayer without second thought. She remembered to trust God and thank Him for her life. She thanked him for the healing that she is yet to experience.
Angie recalled, “I prayed, ‘Lord, thank You! I claim that I will be healed!”
And it happened.
Angie felt instant healing right after the prayer. She immediately texted the program and expressed her gratitude, “I told them, ‘Thank you for your prayers.’ Then I claimed healing of my torn ligament.’”
Brimming with excitement, Angie went to have her knee checked by the doctor again. To her doctor’s surprise, Angie’s knee was well and healed!
“My doctor told me that my condition looked even better than before!” Angie said while smiling.
How about you, how do you remain thankful when you are going through a suffering?
Angie chose to thank God even before she received healing. She chose to believe that God is greater than her current circumstances. She chose to trust that He will always carry her through.
“The joy in my heart comes from the Lord. That’s the most important thing for me. The joy in my heart, His healing, His provision… everything — big or small— comes from Him. And I would like to thank Him for that,” Angie ended.
What are you grateful for today?
Being thankful isn’t easy in times of suffering. It takes faith to look beyond your current situation and look to God — the one who is in control of everything.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV)
Actor and singer-songwriter Neo Rivera and social media influencer Jericho Arceo have teamed up for Neo’s uplifting new song, 2AM Wide Awake. You can stream it on October 29 on all digital streaming platforms worldwide!
Inspired by the story of The Prodigal Son in the Bible, Neo penned his first single for 2021 as a message of God’s love, grace, and forgiveness. The lyrics tell the story of a person who’s wide awake at 2 AM, wondering how God can still love someone like him who has failed countless times.
“We’ve been a Prodigal Son or Daughter at some point. My journey with Christ isn’t perfect. Many times, I’d question my worth, I couldn’t sleep because of fears. I’d ask, ‘Lord, will Your promises come true? Am I late? If I didn’t rebel, would I be in a different place? Would I meet You?’” Neo said.
The singer-songwriter continued, “That’s when I remind myself of God’s grace, and His plans and timing always prevail. It’s a collection of those moments that made up the song.”
Neo’s personal story and musing from the timeless parable, together with Jericho’s intricately crafted Tagalog rap verse and some smooth, laid back beats, gave birth to the masterpiece that is 2AM Wide Awake.
This relatable song is a perfect anthem for anyone seeking God’s grace and comfort during these trying times.
“You are not alone. I get you. I understand your struggle of having so many questions for God. Sometimes, we ask for answers but what He shows us is His love for us. Even though we have many mishaps in life, He’s ready to bring us back in His arms. He alone is enough,” Neo shared.
2AM Wide Awake is produced by Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm. It is the third on the roster of fresh Christian Contemporary songs that the record label is releasing this year.
“I am excited for 2AM Wide Awake! As we thrive to bring songs about our faith to a wider audience, 2AM’s pop sound will surely be popular among today’s music lovers. I pray that as they hear this song, they will also think about God’s endless love for all of us,” said John Valdes Tan, CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Is it possible to live a happy, positive life amid the pandemic?
You can be a more positive person starting today! But what makes people happy and positive? What makes them see the glass as half full and not half empty?
It’s simple – positive people make it a habit to be positive. They act, think, and see the world differently. Here are 5 habits of positive people you can try out for a happier, more positive you:
1. Positive people accept their past, live in the present, and stay optimistic about the future
Some people live in this mindset: “I am poor, I had a painful past, I was given a hard life.”
Positive people think otherwise. They have the courage to accept that everything that happens is for their growth – no matter how bad it may have been.
Choose to believe that life’s challenges make you stronger, wiser, more loving, and more faithful. Use your gifts, strengths, and even your struggles to create something of value to your life and to the world.
Instead of harboring resentment, focus on the things you have and can do in the present moment. Have faith that in the future, everything will work out for your good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NKJV)
2. Positive people practice self-love
Do you love yourself?
Positive people would answer a resounding yes to that question. They know that self-compassion lets them experience more happiness, optimism, and motivation in life – affirming what Social and Personality Psychology Compass found in their research.
So, take care of your well-being so you can take good care of others, too. Likewise, embrace your identity which is wonderfully made in the image of God.
Avoid comparing yourself with others. Whenever you catch yourself thinking this way, be careful that you don’t fall into self-pity. Remind yourself of your worth and potential. Trust the process. Run your own race!
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” (Psalm 139:14,17 ESV)
3. Positive people surround themselves with positive people
What kind of people do you surround yourself with? Do they fill you up, or drain your energy? Do they lift you up, or bring you down? Are they supportive, or critical?
For positive people, friendships have a huge effect on positivity and happiness. In fact, a study called Dynamic Spread of Happiness in a Large Social Network suggests that those who associate themselves with happy people have a happier demeanor – and that happiness spreads through their social network!
So, surround yourself with friends who are happy, wise, and supportive. Build lasting relationships with individuals who can inspire you and help you grow in faith.
“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26 NKJV)
4. Positive people find joy in the little things
Positive people know that our days are numbered, so they make the most out of it by finding joy even in small things.
Avoid overthinking and overanalyzing because not all things are worth worrying about. Don’t take yourself too seriously – have fun!
Finding joy and humor in little things in life is an attitude that can be cultivated each day. Enjoy your time here, so go ahead and dance, sing, crack jokes, and smile a lot!
“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 ESV)
5. Positive people cultivate an attitude of gratitude
What are you grateful for today?
For positive people, gratitude helps them refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. They believe that what they focus on grows, so as they focus on gratitude, it naturally brings positivity and abundance into their life.
To feel better about your life, cultivate gratitude on a daily basis.
Instead of complaining or sulking, step back and take time to pray and thank God for the life He has given you. Praise Him for the tiniest things to the grandest of blessings. Thank Him for His promises that are yet to be fulfilled.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)
Are you looking for some positive vibes to start your day?