Touching Lives In Vismin
A TV show that inspires faith and hope By Samantha Ramos-zaragoza
For years, 700 Club has transformed countless lives all over the world, including the Philippines. Wanting to reach out to more Filipinos, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Asia and its partners decided
to launch Kausaban:
The 700 club bisaya in key Vismin areas, such as Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao, Tagum, General Santos, and Zamboanga.
Kausaban means "transformation" in Bisaya, and the show promises to deliver a powerful message of faith, hope, and victory in the Visayan and Mindanao regions.
Two of Cebu's most sought-after motivational speakers and trainers, Adrian Ding and Ivy Llena, were chosen to host Kausaban. The dynamic duo brings with them their rich experience and ability to touch the hearts of their audience—a concoction that successfully delivers the message of hope and inspiration.
Adrian Ding is a youth pastor, entrepreneur, host, speaker, and corporate coach. As one of
Kausaban's hosts, he relates that he sees this as an extension of his servant-hood. "I am not a celebrity, but a shepherd on TV," he says. Kausaban is a platform where he can help people completely modify their outlook. He envisions the show to be a means of setting people free from personal bondages. "They should watch Kausaban because there is a message behind every episode that can really change their lives. I can say that of all the TV shows available, this is the one that has values, substance, purpose, meaning, and passion for people. Also, Visayans can now relate even more because the stories are from people that they can identify with," adds Adrian.
Ivy Llena, on the other hand, is an events host, corporate trainer, and full-time mom. Her career in hosting began in Cagayan de Oro where she was one of the youngest radio jocks. Currently, she works as a women's confidence coach in Cebu. When chosen to co-host Kausaban, she felt excited, blessed, privileged, and humbled. Her passion for
hosting has reached a new height with this stint, and there is pride that comes with hosting such a meaningful show. " Kausaban is all about the truth. CBN Asia has provided the opportunity for people to really see the truth. It's not just any show—it's a show that you can be proud of. I personally believe that
Kausaban is the first of its kind here in Cebu in terms of effort, talent, and investment. Mas maraming bisayaang
makaka- relate. They will feel that this program is really for them," she says.
On working together, Adrian and Ivy have instant chemistry that allows the show to flow freely and honestly. "Ivy has a heart of gold, and she can communicate and connect with the audience very well because she speaks from her heart," shares Adrian. "We work very well. Talagang nagkakasundo
kami right there and then when we shot the first episode. It seems like we've known each other for years," adds Ivy. With this, the pair connects to their viewers, making the inspiring magazine TV show highly effective.
Kausaban talks about true-to-life stories of breakthroughs, interviews with personalities and experts, and narratives that influence positive change among families, communities, and the nation delivered with local Bisaya flavor. Watch Kausaban in local Skycable channels and like it on www.facebook.com/kausaban.