Davao Mission celebrates 50 years

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Adventist Church members from the five provinces of Davao region gathered at church headquarters along Palm Drive, Bajada, Davao City on December 15 to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with the theme “Sharing Blessed Hope That Jesus is Coming Again.”

The event started with a fun run activity participated in by 406 registered runners from Davao del Sur and Occidental, Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley Province. The fun run was followed by a cleanup drive, feeding program, free medical services, and “The Great Hope” distribution. These activities were initiated by the Davao Mission with the intention to extend a hand in the community at the same time a means of thanksgiving for reaching 50 years with innumerable blessings!

“God’s goodness is the cream of this celebration,” said Pastor Danielo D. Palomares, South Philippine Union Conference (SPUC) Stewardship Director, in his sermon during the morning devotional after the motorcade. “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord,” he further emphasized, quoting Lamentations 3: 25-26.

In the presence of almost 2000 participants, Pastor Jerry C. Patalinghug, president of Davao Mission, formally opened the celebration with a quote “Mabuhay Davao Mission!” The crowd, in response, gave him a joyful sound and noise.

“I am glad to have come to our mission office. This is my first time!” says some upon seeing and visiting the church headquarters in Davao region.

Several activities materialized afterwards, namely Singing Festival, Women’s Field Demo, Raffle Draw, and Kakanin Festival. Moreover, part of the program was the recognition of the Seventh-Day Adventist pioneers and testimonials in which Pastor Vicente S. Paypa is one of them, former president of the Davao Mission. With a soft voice, he simply said, “Thank you very much.”

Dr. Jonathan Catolico, communication director of the Adventist Church in the southern Asia-Pacific region was the main speaker during the celebration.

Hon. Danilo C. Dayanghirang, Davao City councilor, represented Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, as one of the guest speakers.

The event was definitely a success and its overall impression was positive which certainly placed a smile on everyone’s faces on their way home.

HopeRadio Tagum celebrates 1st Anniversary

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“There are three things that we should remember in this celebration. First let us be humble, second let us be thankful, and the last let us be remindful for those who work for the station” says Pr. Edwin T. Magdadaro, Executive Secretary of the Adventist Church in Davao region, during the opening ceremony of DXHS-FM anniversary.

The DXHS 107.1 Hope Radio Tagum celebrated its 1st first anniversary with the theme, “Airing the blessed Hope” on December 11and 12 at Tagum Central Adventist Church along Mabini Street, Tagum City.

Guests included Communication director, Dr. Jonathan Catolico, of the Adventist Church headquarters in the Southern Asia-Pacific region, and Pastor Nelson Paulo, president of Hope Channel Philippines.

The celebration started with medical expo, legal consultation, and motorcade around the city.

“We are used by God to air the Blessed Hope and that Blessed Hope is Jesus and His coming,” says Catolico.

“It is my joy give my full support to DXHS 107.1 Hope Radio FM,” says one avid listener and supporter.

Meanwhile, a listener expressed his support to the media ministry by donating a 15kva brand new generator to the station.

Hope Radio Tagum is one of the three radio stations operated by the Adventist Church in Davao region, with a mission to proclaiming the blessed hope that Jesus is coming again! [Vecente Macalua]

DHXD broadcasters take oath to be responsible broadcasters

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DXHD-FM broadcast volunteers took their oath on December 9 before Mr. Rhoen P Catolico, media manager of the Adventist Church in Davao region, during a special program held at La Sage Auditorium, South Philippine Adventist College in Matanao, Davao del Sur.

“We are Christ’s Ambassadors,” quoting 2 Corinthians 5:20, Catolico emphasized the need to be responsible Adventist communicators. “Let us be testimonies thru the programs we air over the radio. Let us be representatives of the truth and always communicate love,” he added.

The oath-taking was witnessed by the students and teachers of South Philippine Adventist College, where HopeRadio Davao del Sur is located.

“It was a strong and timely charge and I gladly accept the challenge,” said Solbuena Vasquez-Nietes, producer-host of a children’s program at DXHD-FM.

Meanwhile, 22 of the 33 from DXHD-FM who took the Kapisanan nga mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) the KBP Accreditation administered on September 4, passed the exam.

GOGEIDA holds district fellowship in Pundaguitan

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“What is our testimony to our neighbors? What is our label with our colleagues and classmates? Do they know that we are Adventists?”

These are the words of Mr. Rhoen Catolico, Adventist Media manager of the Adventist Church in Davao region, as he spoke during the Divine Worship during the Governor Generoso Inter-Departmental Association (GOGEIDA). The event was held on December 4 to December 6 at Pundaguitan Gymnasium, Brgy. Pundaguitan, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental.

 Spearheaded by their district pastor, Pr. Lito M. Magsico and accompanied by the association president, Elder Monchito Variacion, the 13-member association showed the unwavering and untiring support to the church, in general.

The event is held every three months. This gathering aims to provide solid foundation of the faith and fellowship among the members, thereby, strengthening the association’s ideals and goals. With this, members were given a chance to witness and participate in the different activities. Highlights of the event were the biblical presentation from the different churches and sport activities.

Meanwhile, Pr. Magsico, also expressed his gratefulness to Brgy. Captain Jared Arquiza of Brgy. Pundaguitan. “Your overflowing support to the Seventh-day Adventist fellowship is indeed a great help!“ Pr. Magsico said of Arquiza.

The wonderful experiences empowered them to be consistent in helping and supporting the programs of the association. [Vecente Macalua]

New KBP members take oath

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Seventy-nine broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts, who passed the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KPB) Accreditation Exam, administered on September 4, were formally announced during the monthly worker’s meeting of Davao Mission, held at the headquarters’ Conference Hall, along Palm Drive, Bajada, Davao City.

Of the 112 who took the examination, 79 passed the exam, as administered by Ms. Virginia Velasco from the KBP headquarters in Manila.

Rhoen Catolico, Media Manager of the Adventist Church in Davao region, administered the oath, as witnessed by Davao Oriental KBP chairman, Vladimir Undalok and other KBP members. Catolico challenged the new members to be more effective and efficient in the broadcast industry and help the media ministry. Similarly, the new members of KBP accepted the new responsibility and are so eager to on board.

Davao Mission Executive Secretary, Pr. Edwin Magdadaro dedicated the new KBP members through a prayer to the newly-passers of KBP in the region. [Vecente Macalua]