One of the challenges in the Philippines is that many people call themselves Christians but their faith is based on false doctrine. Many sects and cults blend Christian ideas with false teachings, which tend to be controlling and manipulative.*
To combat these false teachings and offer hope, TWR Philippines broadcasts programs, such as Thru the Bible, InTouch, and Women of Hope, in five local dialects, including Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Tagalog and Waray-Waray.
Thru the Bible offers a powerful message in evangelizing Filipinos. The program is broadcast Monday through Friday across the Philippines in three major dialects, including Tagalog, Ilocano, and Cebuano. InTouch is broadcast in Tagalog. And Women of Hope, a program sharing God’s love with women around the world, has been airing since TWR began in the Philippines in 2001.
Women of Hope is part of Project Hannah, a ministry using a prayer network and radio programming to offer compassion, encouragement and hope to suffering women worldwide. TWR Philippines is working on developing a larger women’s prayer network in the country.
Since 2008, a partnership with the Manila Broadcasting Company’s “Radyo Natin”—known as one of the most extensive FM networks in the Philippines—paved the way for TWR Philippines’ programs to air on more than 100 FM stations nationwide. The TWR Philippines team is praying for more station partners.
Through these programs, TWR Philippines seeks to offer biblical training for church leaders as well as minister to the spiritual needs of the people, including marriage/family problems, domestic violence, out-of-school youth, drug abuse, and teenage pregnancy and abortion.
Besides the programs it airs, TWR Philippines ministers to those affected by natural disasters through partnerships with other organizations. The Philippines experiences a variety of natural disasters, from volcano eruptions to typhoons. In 2013, the team in the Philippines was able to respond to Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands dead and millions homeless, by offering relief aid and radios.