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RVA Former Employees hold Advent Recollection

RVA Former Employees participated in Advent Recollection on November 26

The group "Babalik Ka Rin Sa Radio Veritas (BBKRV)," which is made up of former employees of Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), held an advent recollection on November 26 with the theme "Hope in the Midst of the Pandemic, Hope in the Midst of Welcoming Advent."

As many as 50 employees attended the event, which aimed to make it not only an experience of spiritual recharging but also a good opportunity to touch base with and reconnect with former fellow employees.

Alejandro Limonco, a member of the Mother of Life Lay Association and the speaker at the recollection, reminded the people there of the blessings and chances Radio Veritas has given them.

He said that "indeed, former employees reap the benefits of their labors—working and growing with their faith while employed by the institution."

Citing Pope Francis, Limoanco noted that faith in God does not open a way for us where everything will be easy and calm. 

"Faith does not excuse us from the storms of life; rather, we are given the assurance of a presence—Jesus in our lives—who encourages us to overcome existential tumults," he said.

He added that "In faith, we are given the certainty of a hand that grabs hold of us to help us in the face of difficulties." 

He also talked about the importance of prayer in our lives. 

Limoanco said that prayer is a clear sign of how we feel about God. He also told the group to deal with the dryness of prayer the same way we deal with the dryness of everyday life. 

He also told his audience to keep showing their faith in God by being faithful to their duties and state of life or by setting a good example, even when things got in the way of their desire to live a committed faith life. 

"A faithful prayer life reflects growth, where there is more and more resemblance to God," said Limoanco. 

At the end of the BBKRV's Advent reflection, RVA General Manager Fr. Victor Sadaya, CMF led the Holy Eucharist. 

Around the end of 2011, a year after a series of layoffs that had been planned, BBKRV got together to form an association. 

Radio Veritas had to let go of some of its workers so that plans to digitalize the whole organization could be put into action. 

This year's spiritual guide for the BBKRV Face-to-Face Return is the 12th annual recollection.


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.