The ‘Ang Dating Daan’program will celebrate its 37th Anniversary with the theme “God’s Word Revealed In Good Works” come December 15, 2017.
Since it first aired on radio in December, 1980, it cannot be denied that it is truly the longest-running religious program on-air in the Philippines for a good 37 years.
True to its theme, its avid supporters and followers can expect its many charitable works to continue and initiated even on the peak of this celebration.
Massive Public Service Charities
One of the main activities to mark the celebration will be a nationwide medical mission. Together with UNTV News and Rescue Channel and Clinic Ni Kuya, Ang Dating Daan will spearhead massive medical mission spread across different parts of the Philippines.
Members of the congregation, Members Church of God International, or the Ang Dating Daan Group will join the various charitable endeavors, such as the Libreng Sakay or free bus rides.
Just like last year, we can look forward to a well-supported event from the MCGI congregation, coming from different locations all over the globe.
UNTV News and Rescue, the home channel of ‘Ang Dating Daan’ and its other productions for over a decade, will present a special program about the Ang Dating Daan 37-year Anniversary on December 15, 2017.
Through the Year: Bible Exposition and Debates
Ang Dating Daan started in radio broadcasting before going into many Filipino household’s television screens in 1983 on IBC Channel 13. Since then, the program has extended its airing through to a much-wider audience through satellite technology.
Ang Dating Daan or The Old Path is translated in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese. The program itself has been hosted in different languages in different parts of the world.
In Latin America where Ang Dating Daan has a counterpart programs for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking locals there, the audience reach of the program has indeed increased. Bro. Eli hosts El Camino Antiguo and O Caminho Antigo, in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively.
Just how Bro. Eli hosts his live Bible Expositions and conducts religious debates in the Philippines, the same fervor and passion in preaching and defending the truth are evident of the preacher even in faraway lands like Brazil and other parts of Latin America.
As an example, last November 5, 2017, a debate was held between Bro. Eli Soriano and Brazilian Pastor Douglas Jessé Rocha of Igreja do Evangelho Quadrangular (Church of the Foursquare Gospel).
The debate, which was in Portuguese, was streamed live on Facebook and Youtube, along with live translations in different languages. (Read: Peaceful Debate: International Filipino-Televangelist Bro. Eli Soriano vs. Brazilian Pastor)
In this part of the globe, Bro. Eli conducts Live Bible Expositions almost every Sunday morning Brazil time (EST).
Through these efforts, the evangelization of Ang Dating Daan continue to extend to other parts of the globe and inspire people, not only in undertaking good works, but most importantly, through preaching the pure doctrines of Christ in the Bible.
Ang Dating Daan has an archive of the Q&A videos, which are readily available on their website and Youtube channel.
Ang Dating Daan adds the Truth Channel on digital TV where it airs its programming, apart from UNTV and Radio La Verdad.
Doing Charity for 37 Years
The word of God is truly reflected in our actions towards others, in that, as the Bible states: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10)”
One of the biggest beneficiaries of the efforts of Ang Dating Daan through International Televangelist Bro. Eli Soriano and Public Service Advocate Kuya Daniel Razon are the scholars of the La Verdad Christian College.
La Verdad makes sure that the scholars of this school will only mind attending classes and making good grades. Ang Dating Daan’s Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel shoulder the tuition fees, books, school uniforms, miscellaneous fees, free lunch of the students, and other expenses.
With two campuses in Pampanga and Caloocan, La Verdad accept interested youth, regardless of their race, culture, gender or religion.
Apart from the free education program, Ang Dating Daan has been one of the biggest supporters of the benefit concert “Songs For Heroes”, which pay tribute and give financial aid to the families of the police force and soldiers who serve this country.
With support from UNTV News and Rescue, the “Songs for Heroes III: Songs For Marawi Heroes” was held to commemorate the liberation of Marawi while paying tribute to those who have died while performing their duties.
Families of those who fought in Marawi each received 50,000php.
Ang Dating Daan also supports the UNTV Cup Charity Basketball League, whereby in the recent season of this basketball league, it donated over Php8-Million for the beneficiaries of all the local government units and departments which participated in the game.
Watch out for the Anniversary Special for Ang Dating Daan which will be broadcasted on UNTV News and Rescue, and live-streamed through Facebook and Youtube. (See: http://www.facebook.com/AngDatingDaanTV/videos/10155516034011144/)