Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Philippines (MNN) ― Pastors and missionaries have long been troubled by the Cagayan Valley. It's a remote area that desperately needs the Gospel, but the problem encountered by believers is how to reach the region. Just one trip to a village requires a 10-hour car ride followed by 1-2 hours in a jeep, 2 hours in a canoe and finally a long hike.
The Far East Broadcasting Company gathered with local churches to develop a radio project that would share Christ's love with every ethnic group in the Philippines. Permits have been granted and a lease agreement signed to start construction on the Cagayan Valley radio station this spring. When fully operational, the station will offer Christian programming to more people groups than any other FEBC-Philippines station, including 3 groups that were once headhunters.
Located in the northern Philippines, Cagayan Valley is home to millions of people from 30 distinct language groups. FEBC will build and operate the radio station, while local churches will produce the programs. Program production is scheduled to begin in March and will be broadcast in 4 tribal languages, gradually increasing to 14.
Station manager Emmanuel Perez is also preparing the daily operations schedule to begin this spring. Training of broadcasters and programmers has taken place in preparation for the station's first on-air broadcast, which is scheduled for the summer

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