By Christina I. Hermoso
Church-run Radio Veritas 846 marks its 51st year of bringing and sharing the Good News while helping and enriching the lives of Filipinos.
Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, in a message, cited the important role played by the faith-based station in reaching out to the faithful in their homes particularly at this time of crisis.
“We commend the service rendered by Radio Veritas in bringing the Good News to the homes of the faithful particularly at this time of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ),” Pabillo said.
Radio Veritas gained prominence during EDSA People Power 1 when then Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin called on then President Ferdinand Marcos, through a radio broadcast on Veritas, to step down.
Radio Veritas president Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual assured the public of its continued service amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
“In the face of this pandemic, we thank the Lord for the gift of life and the blessing that Radio Veritas continues to be an instrument in spreading truth, hope, and sharing through the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ especially at this time of crisis,” Pascual said.
On April 6, Radio Veritas, in partnership with Caritas Manila, the social action arm of the Manila archdiocese, conducted Alay Kapwa COVID-19 Telethon 2020 and was able to gather more than P2 million in additional funds to provide assistance to families affected by the ECQ.