When China closed its doors to foreign missionaries in 1948, FEBC moved its Asian base of operations to the Philippines. FEBC’s first broadcasts over local station KZAS went on the air on June 4, 1948 in Manila. International broadcasts to China started on July 27, 1949 with the help of Chinese Filipino Christians and soon expanded to most of Southeast Asia. By the end of 1949, FEBC had 27 languages on the air.
FEBC-Philippines is now home to both a network of local broadcasting stations and two international transmitter sites at Iba and Bocaue.
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Philippines Ministry Highlights
Director of FEBC Philippines, Dan Cura
FEBC-Philippines offers a wide variety of programs, including music, news, children’s programs, medical information, Bible teaching, evangelism, and discipleship in the following languages: Aklanon, Bagobo, Bicolano, B’laan, Cagayanen, Chavacano, Cebuano, Chinese, English, Hiligaynon, Ibanag, Ifugao, Ilocano, Itawis, Kalanguya, Karay-a, Lineyte-Samarnon, Maguindanao, Manobo, Maranaw, Tagakaulo, Palaweno, Sama, Tagalog, Tausug, Teruray, T’boli, Tagbanua, and Yakan. Program content is determined according to the interests of the audience, which vary with each station and location. Four of our nine local stations are also heard online. Our office in the Philippines owns and operates the following 9 local radio stations throughout the country, in addition to a number of special programs aired in commercial stations to reach specific people groups:
- 702 DZAS “Agapay ng Sambayanan” (Manila) – established in June 1948; reaching Metro Manila, the whole of Luzon island and parts of Visayas and Mindanao; Internet broadcast on www.febc.ph/dzaslive.html
- 98.7 DZFE-FM “The Master’s Touch” (Manila) – established in May 1954; reaching Metro Manila and neighboring provinces
- 1143 DZMR Santiago City “Missionary Radio” (AM) – established in August 2010; targeting northeastern Luzon and the Cordillera Mountain areas
- CARE 104.3 DWAY Legaspi City “The Station that Cares” (AM) – established in December 1973; reaching the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Romblon and Northern Samar
- 98.7 DYFR-FM Cebu City “The Life Changing Radio” – established in October 1975; reaching the province of Cebu and other parts of central Visayas, as well as Surigao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental in Mindanao
- 1233 DYVS Bacolod City “The Sweet Voice of Salvation” (AM) – established in September 1974; reaching the provinces of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Masbate, as well as parts of western Visayas, Cuyo Island and Masbate; Internet broadcast on www.febc.ph/dyvslive.html
- 1197 DXFE Davao City “Ang Tanging Good News Radio” (AM) – established in February 1972; reaching the provinces of Davao, South Cotabato, Bukidnon, Agusan and the rest of southeast Mindanao; Internet broadcast on www.febc.ph/dxfelive.html
- 1062 DXKI Koronadal “The Friendly Voice of South Central Mindanao” (AM) – established in December 1964; reaching the provinces of South Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, as well as parts of south central Mindanao
- 1116 DXAS Zamboanga City “Your Community Radio” (AM) – established in October 1978; reaching the provinces of Basilan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Tawi-tawi, Sarangani, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat and other parts of southwestern Mindanao, including some parts of Palawan
- 106.3 DZRK-FM Quezon, Palawan – established as a low power FM station in February 2014; reaching people groups such as the Palawano, Cuyonon, Tugbanua, Molbog & migrants from Visayas and Mindanao (10-20 km range)
- DXJL – the New ‘J’ 103.3 FM Hit Radio – Mindanao; airing since July 2016
7 of our 11 stations are also heard online, which include DZAS, DYFR, DZFE, DXFE, DYVS, DXKI, DWAY.
FEBC-Ph owns and operates all 11 stations
Our six shortwave transmitters in two international shortwave broadcast facilities – Iba, Zambales and Bocaue, Bulacan – broadcast programs in more than 60 languages and dialects to China and Southeast Asia for 36 hours, 34 minutes daily.
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FEBC has trained a Disaster Response team in the Philippines, to be prepared to establish a radio station in 72 hours to offer life-saving information to survivors of natural disasters or emergencies, which we did during the catastrophic flooding in 2009 and again in 2012. We are also involved in promoting children’s rights, supporting persons with disabilities, community health programs that need an information component, support for the government’s transparency campaign, good governance, etc.
FEBC is also involved in outreach efforts including prison visitations, food/clothing relief during emergencies, and parenting seminars, as well as occasional radio distribution to name a few. Each of the radio stations also has an audience relations staff that follow-up with listeners through phone calls, letters, emails, text messages, and personal visits.
In 2015, 205,578 listeners called, emailed, texted or visited FEBC Philippines.
Background on the Philippines
Population: 102,624,209 (2016 est.) Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census)
Religion: Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)
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Videos and Stories from the Philippines
…These were the opening words of FEBC’s first radio station when it launched on June 4, 1948, in Manila, Philippines…words that glorify Jesus. Since then, millions of lives have been transformed by FEBC’s gospel-centered broadcasts.
In Tacloban, Philippines, an area that has been hit hard by storms and flooding in recent years, a new radio station is set to launch later this month on 97.5 FM.
We’re encouraged every day by the stories we hear from our listeners. Here’s this month’s inspiring audio testimony from a woman in the Philippines.
Here’s an encouraging note a listener shared with our staff in the Philippines.
A few days ago, over 150 radios were distributed in metro Manila and on the island of Negros in the Philippines by local staff. The radios were given out to people living in some of the most desperate areas of the Philippines.
Here’s our monthly testimony, this time from a man in the Philippines.
On the small island of Bohol in the Philippines, a young high-schooler named Analyn* turned the dial of her transistor radio every night…
Here’s our monthly testimony, this time from a man in the Philippines.
A new program in the Philippines called “Serving the Overseas Filipino Workers” has been created to minister to the millions of Filipinos who work in other countries and send money home to their families.
In Santiago City in the Isabela region of the Philippines, First Response Radio (FRR) arrived on October 18th to set up emergency broadcasts through one of FEBC Philippines’s radio stations, warning the inhabitants about typhoon Haima.
Daily we are reminded of the Gospel’s power to heal, revive relationships and give hope. Here’s one of those stories, from inmates in the Philippines…
In the Philippines, a new radio program, “Okiddo”, is being produced by kids and for kids.
FEBC Philippines will soon be managing and operating an existing Christian FM station in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao.
Last month, our partner ministry, First Response Radio in the Philippines, ran the fastest known time for setting up a radio station and getting it on air.
This year, you’ve helped us reach people with the Gospel all over the world. Watch this video to see what God has done through your partnership with FEBC.
Having mostly farmers in his congregation, Kiry has a great need for radios so that people can hear the gospel even while working in the fields
The FEBC First Response Team is one of 2 live stations, & has been asked by the Tacloban City Administrator to be the Voice of Hope for the city.
As the Philippines recovers from Typhoon Haiyan, FEBC First Response teams are on the ground in Tacloban broadcasting & distributing emergency radios.
As the Philippines begin relief efforts after the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, FEBC is broadcasting critical information to survivors.
The Philippines just got hit with Typhoon Haiyan, the largest recorded tropical storm. Pray for FEBC staff as they broadcast emergency info to survivors.
Our radios have been a huge success in bringing the Gospel to closed countries, but many villages are still in desperate need. Read about how you can help.
A woman who was a former commander in the Communist army is surprised at the tangible love she receives from Christians after a flood in the Philippines
Mario once was the president of “Espiritista,” a cult group in the Philippines. Now, thanks to FEBC broadcasts, Mario is no longer a member of that group.
All Vangie wanted was a job. Her family had simple needs and Vangie felt she could do something to help out. She never thought she would find Jesus.
This story reminds us that God can use anything, even a song, to change the human heart and turn it towards Him.
As the 2011-2012 FEBC financial year comes to a close in June, here are a few ministry highlights from the last twelve months
Our newest radio station in the Philippines celebrated its first anniversary in April 2012. We have great reason to celebrate as lives are changed!
“My name is PK and I’m 70 years old. I want to thank you for the radio you gave me. I’m very thankful I can now listen to God’s Word every day…”
Read how God has made the impossible possible by opening new doors for us to establish new radio stations.
As a typhoon heads towards one of our main transmitter sites in Saipin, please be in prayer that God protects our staff as well as the radio equipment.
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