Kuya Daniel Razon Thanks Friends and Supporters Who Made Ang Dating Daan’s 36th Anniversary Celebration A Success
As Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) commemorates its 36th anniversary, Kuya Daniel Razon of UNTV News and Rescue expressed his gratitude for everyone who participated in the Special Worldwide Bible Exposition conducted by Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International (MCGI) on December 9, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Veteran media personality Kuya Daniel thanked the Creator along with thousands of friends and supporters who have gathered at the event venue.
“We are first thanking the Lord that we have reached the 36th year on air [of Ang Dating Daan]. Thanks be to God for bestowing upon us colleagues in promoting the broadcast of the program Ang Dating Daan- our partners from the Members Church of God International and to all of the people who have extended us their courtesy at numerous venues where our Bible Expositions are being held such as in various provinces here in the Philippines and also in different parts of the world,” said Kuya Daniel on stage.
(“Una po ang ating pagpapasalamat sa Panginoon na umabot tayo ng tatlumpu’t anim na taon sa pagsasahimpapawid. Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa pagbibigay din sa atin ng mga katuwang sa pagtataguyod na pagsasahimpapawid ng programang Ang Dating Daan, ang atin pong mga kasama sa [Members] Church of God International at sa lahat ng mga tao din na nag-extend sa atin po ng kortesiya sa iba’t ibang lugar na pinagsagawaan natin ng atin pong mga Bible Expositions sa iba’t ibang probinsya rito sa Pilipinas at ganoon din sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo.”)
Kuya Daniel Co-Hosts Longest Running Religious Program
UNTV-Breakthrough Milestone Production, Inc. (BMPI) Chairman and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon graced the Ang Dating Daan’s momentous occasion as a co-speaker along with Overall Servant to MCGI, Bro. Eli Soriano, at the crowded Mall of Asia Arena this month.
Launched via radio since 1980 and premiered on television in 1983, Ang Dating Daan is the longest-running religious program in the Philippines. It is currently televized on the country’s Public Service Channel UNTV News and Rescue having secured a 50-year lease with the network owner.
Kuya Daniel spoke positively of Bro. Eli in front of the guests, “And tonight to start the program, we would like to introduce whom you have long watched [via telecast] and likewise became an instrument [of God] for us to know many things from the Holy Scriptures… Tonight as we celebrate our 36th anniversary, we’d like to welcome the host of the longest-running religious television program here in the Philippines, as well as radio program. Brethren, I give you, Bro. Eli Soriano.”
(“And tonight to start the program, we would like to introduce sa inyo ang matagal na po ninyong napapanood [sa telebisyon at internet], at ganoon din naman at naging daan para malaman natin ang maraming bagay sa Banal na Kasulatan… Tonight as we celebrate our 36th anniversary, we’d like to welcome the host of the longest-running religious television program here in the Philippines, as well as radio program. Mga kapatid, pinagkakaloob namin sa inyo si Kapatid na Eli Soriano.”)
Ang Dating Daan is Global
In his opening remark during the Ang Dating Daan 36th anniversary celebration, Kuya Daniel Razon revealed that the religious program has successfully gone global.
“Tonight, welcome in our Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition. Just the same, our Worldwide Bible Exposition reaches different locations around the globe. Tonight, we are being watched live in our 1,360 satellite monitoring centers here in the Philippines together with our venues in numerous place [abroad]. We cannot be [all] accommodated in a single venue, but we chose that the [signal] will emanate now from the Mall of Asia Arena for our broadcast,” uttered Kuya Daniel in front of his thousands of friends and supporters.
(“Tonight, welcome sa atin pong Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition. Just the same, ang atin pong Worldwide Bible Exposition ay nakakarating sa iba’t ibang panig ng daigdig. Tonight tayo po ay iminomonitor ng ating 1,360 satellite monitoring centers dito sa buong Pilipinas together with our venues sa iba’t ibang lugar. Hindi po tayo kayang i-accommodate [na lahat] dito sa isang venue, but we chose na dito po tayo mag-emanate ngayon sa Mall of Asia Arena para doon po sa ating broadcast.”)
Ang Dating Daan is broadcasted 24 hours a day and seven days a week via live streaming through official MCGI websites.
“Nonetheless, we are simultaneously broadcasted via Facebook Live, likewise on our Youtube channels and at the same time thru our numerous livestreaming activities for tonight,” said Kuya Daniel during the Ang Dating Daan 36th anniversary celebration.
(“Pero kasabay po natin ngayon na napapanod tayo po sa ating Facebook Live, gayon din sa ating mga Youtube channels at the same time sa atin pong iba’t ibang mga livestream na ginagawa sa gabing ito.”)
Leading Those Who Search For the Truth
Kuya Daniel explained how the program is spiritually catering to viewers regardless of race or economic status, “Just the same, our format, as you know, is offering our guests an opportunity to inquire about the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, on spiritual problems. For this instance, we are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the program Ang Dating Daan. It started on radio in 1980 while it premiered on television in 1983. It has been airing since through the mercy and help of the Lord up to the present. This format discusses diverse faith-related concerns and gives a chance to our fellowmen of learning about different dilemmas on spirituality.”
(“Just the same ang atin pong format kagaya ng inyong nalalaman ay ang pagbibigay ng pagkakataon sa ating mga kababayan na makapag-usisa ng mga bagay na may kinalaman sa Banal na Kasulatan, sa Biblia, ng mga problemang espiritwal. Sa pagkakataong ito ay atin din pong ipinagdiriwang ang ikatatlumpu’t anim na anibersaryo ng programang Ang Dating Daan. Nag-start po ito (ang program) ay 1980 sa radio and ganoon din naman nag-start po ito sa television 1983 at iyan po ay sumahimpapawid na mula noon sa awa at tulong ng Panginoon hanggang sa kasalukuyan. May ganitong format na nagdi-discuss ng iba’t ibang bagay ng pananampalataya at nagbibigay ng pagkakataon sa ating mga kababayan na alamin ang iba’t ibang problema na may kinalaman sa espiritwalidad.”)
“On this night, we will be hooked-up to our remote points in the multitude of regions in the world like in South America, as well as in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Oceania and also those who are in some parts of the Middle East. And in various parts of the world, we have monitoring centers that are linked to our Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition… But just the same, in several places here in Metro Manila, we have monitoring centers were this event is being shown,” added Kuya Daniel.
(“At sa gabing ito makakasama po natin sa ating mga remote points ang iba’t ibang panig ng mundo, sa bahagi po ng South America, as well as in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Oceania, at ganoon din po ay we are being monitored in some parts of the Middle East at sa buong mundo ay meron po tayong iba’t ibang mga monitoring centers na kasabayan po natin ngayon na napapanood tayo sa pamamagitan ng Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition.”)
Trending at No. 1
The event has proven to have received overwhelming encouragement among Kapatweets and Quipatids as its official #AngDatingDaan36Years trended for 14 straight hours on QuipSphere and Twitter where it reached the No. 1 spot of the Philippine trending list at 6:26 p.m. of December 9, 2016.
To God be the glory!
Written by: Gladys Mae Roño