Manila, Philippines. Catholic faith-based radio stations Radio Veritas Asia and Veritas 846, its Philippine arm, celebrate 50 years of its establishment this year. Fr. Victor Sadaya, CMF is the current General Manager of Radio Veritas Asia.
The Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, His Excellency Most Rev. Gabriele Giordano Caccia, S.T.D., J.C.L., was the main presider during the thanksgiving Eucharistic held on April 10, 2019 at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Medicine Auditorium, with the Asian Bishops as concelebrants. Manila Archbishop His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, D.D., gave the homily. UST is where the first broadcast of the station was aired.
Following the Eucharistic Celebration was a formal luncheon program at the Dr. Robert C. Sy Grand Ballroom of the UST Paredes Building. UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., delivered the Welcome Remarks. Followed by the words of gratitude of General Manager of Radio Veritas Asia Fr. Victor F. Sadaya, CMF, and by Radio Veritas 846 President, Fr. Anton C.T. Pascual.
On April 11, church officials unveiled the 50th anniversary commemorative marker at the Radio Veritas compound in Quezon City, which included the inauguration and blessing of the Radio Veritas Asia Museum, led by Bishop Mallari, together with Fr. Victor Sadaya, CMF and Fr. Anton Pascual. Then 50 individuals and institutions who have supported Radio Veritas Asia and Radio Veritas 846 through its 50 years of service to the Church, the Nation, and the society received plaques of appreciation. The second day celebration ended with a Mass presided by the Archbishop of Freiburg, Most. Rev. Stephan Burger, with the FABC Chairman, His Eminence Charles Maung Cardinal Bo.
Radio Veritas Asia Museum had an open house on April 21 and followed by a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Cardinal Tagle. An anniversary program, with Radio Veritas Asia and Radio Veritas 846 anchors, listeners, and benefactors, as participants, concluded the three-day celebration.