Touch­ing Lives In Vis­min

A TV show that inspires faith and hope By Sa­man­tha Ramos-zaragoza

Cebu Living - - Feature -

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.

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