Change is said to be the only surest thing in life. Whoever, whatever and even time changes. But whenever we experience it we somehow threatens us, thus, creating fear.
Marimar brought this fear and even defeat to the Philippine giants in broadcasting in 1996. ABS-CBN 2 and GMA 7 who enjoyed the limelight were sent somewhere down the road. Their programming geniuses cant find reasons to give their CEO's for the low rating they have had while the tagalized series enjoyed an average of 61.7% viewership.
I don't approve of English films and the likes translated to Filipino. As a child I have enjoyed Sesame Street and cartoon shows in English. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate my native language, but as a child I cant comprehend how an American man can speak Filipino fluently while the movement of his lips doesn't go well with the sounds.
I was in Cebu then, inside a passenger utility jeepney, a mother rushes her child saying "pag dali! ayaw pag dugay kay magsugod na unya ang Marimar!"(Hurry! Marimar will start anytime now!) This brought me giggling. But I got curious about what Marimar was. As I reached home I turned on the TV and started hurrying home for the series.
Yes, Marimar changed me. I am changed.
Far East Broadcasting Company Philippines has been broadcasting for the last 64 years empowered to be a channel of God's blessing to His disciples. Its AM band, 702 DZAS managed to be with the top 5 stations in mega manila. Now, everyone can listen to DZAS anytime, anywhere through its online portal.
From being a discipler(one who disciples), DZAS now faces the challenge to be Gods voice for missions, as it accepts the torch towards winning the lost for Christ. A change those who got used to Papuri music can't help but recognize. As FEBC Philippines transferred to its new home in Ortigas, it also opened its wings to a new height of service not only to believers but also to whose who seek Christ. Let us take part in bringing the message of change, let us pray and just like FEBC Philippines, be empowered to bring Christ to the world.
Change is sure not easy, but with the right ingredients at the right time, who knows perhaps the radio counterpart of Marimar has just get out of the pupa.