Ang Dating Daan Crops Best Religious Program Award from Gawad Amerika Award
Another milestone for Ang Dating Daan: “Best Religious Program” award from Gawad Amerika Annual Award.
In less than two weeks after the popular religious program celebrated its 31st year anniversary it has once more obtained an international acclaim, this time from the same award-giving body that bestowed it the same honor in 2006.
Now on its 10th edition, Gawad Amerika Award recognized the program hosted by Bro Eli Soriano in a ceremony held last November 5, 2011 at Celebrity Center Foundation in Hollywood, California.
The Ang Dating Daan program, which is one of the longest-running shows on Philippine television, can now be seen on TV in India, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, Canada and the Americas. This was made possible when the program launched through Thaicom satellite last November 1, 2011, the show’s English-format program, The Old Path.
For viewers in the United States and Canada, the Galaxy 19 satellite delivers the program straight to viewers’ living rooms. From these television broadcast efforts, together with 24/7 webcasts, the humble program that sprang forth from the a bullhorn and a pulpit in Pampanga, Philippines has now reached intercontinental viewership.
Bro. Eli Soriano started preaching from town to town in Pampanga, Philippines in the 1970s. Wanting to bring the Gospel to a wider audience, he began preaching on radio. And the rest is – or to be more apt – the rest has made broadcast history.
“We hope, with the help of God, the brethren, and our countrymen, that the Ang Dating Daan will continue to air not only in the whole of the Philippines but with God’s mercy, in the whole world,” said Bro. Eli, whose preaching is today being translated in English, Spanish and Portuguese to name a few.
“Like what we always say, if we are able to do something, and if there is any glory attained, it is always for God – to God be the glory!,” added the international preacher.
Ang Dating Daan is Member Church of God International’s award-winning religious program whose title is based on the biblical verse Jeremiah 6:16. It acquired Gawad Amerika’s “Most Informative Religious Program” twice now – in 2006 and 2011.
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