Each year, our organization, CBN Asia, the producer of the show The 700 Club Asia (airs at GMA 7, Monday to Friday, 12:00 MN) and Superbook, features inspirational stories of hope to millions of Filipinos through Tanikala, our Holy Week Specials.
This year, we are airing:
Coney Reyes is Wanda Woman in Wanda’s Wonderful World
Award-winning actress, television host, and producer Coney Reyes will once again grace your television screens as Wanda on the rerun of CBN Asia’s Holy Week special, Wanda’s Wonderful World, this Maundy Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. on GMA.
Co-starring with top-caliber actors, Tirso Cruz III and Ricky Davao, Coney breathes life to the character of Wanda, the CEO of a well-renowned events company, Wanda’s Wonderful World.
Despite her successful career, Wanda still searches for love as she tries to fill the void in her heart left by a traumatic experience she had when she was young.
“Wanda is sort of a complicated character. But if you dig deep down in her heart, it’s actually simple why she is the way she is. She was a neglected child, because of that, there were certain things she was yearning for in her life,” Coney explained.
One of the things that Coney could relate to her character was Wanda’s conversations with God and the decisions she made in life.
“Not that I questioned God, but I would often talk to God.” She added, “I made a lot of ‘not-so-healthy’ and ‘not-so-godly decisions’ and because of that I ended up with a lot of mess in my personal life. But when I met the Lord Jesus and I just surrendered my life to Him, everything turned around because God works things out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”
Following its run last Lent, the faith-based feature film earned the respect of international movie critics and enthusiasts, winning Best Special Effects in a Narrative Feature, Best Experimental/Most Creative in a Narrative Feature, and Best Lighting in a Narrative Feature awards at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2019 in Buffalo, New York.
Wanda’s Wonderful World is written and directed by CBN Asia’s Special Projects Manager Icko Gonzalez. CBN Asia is the producer of the shows The 700 Club Asia, Superbook, and Tanikala featuring inspirational stories that bring hope to millions of Filipinos every Holy Week.
Kristoffer Martin Plays Abused Son in Suklob
Kristoffer Martin is back in another heart-tugging, true-to-life story of an abused son in Tanikala presents Suklob, this Good Friday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. on GMA.
Kristoffer, as Nett Gochuico, grew up doubting the existence of a loving God. Seen as bringing bad luck, he was physically abused by his father and was often blamed for the unfortunate events that happened in their family.
The award-winning actor admits that he is always thrilled about taking on Tanikala roles. To Kristoffer, his widely acclaimed character in Buyonero and now in Suklobare some of the most challenging to portray because they have such a huge impact on its viewers.
“When we made Buyonero, I’ve read a lot of tweets from people saying that their faith in God was strengthened after watching it. It really had an impact on their lives. It’s my second time working with CBN Asia for Suklob, and it just hits differently when you make a project with a purpose – a project that inspires people to change,” the actor expressed in the vernacular.
Kristoffer could relate with Nett’s struggles with buried grief, forgiveness, and healing.
“When we were young, I also longed for a father’s affection because he was afraid to show his love for us. We lost a sister before, so our father avoided getting too attached to anyone. When I learned about it, I understood where he was coming from and I learned to forgive. My relationship with my dad changed and we are okay now. I learned the importance of acknowledging pain, recognizing fault, and extending forgiveness,” Kristoffer shared in Filipino.
Witness a story of love, forgiveness, and healing in Tanikala presents Suklob on Good Friday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. on GMA, directed by Derek Adapon, written by Mika Dizon, and produced by CBN Asia.
Celebrate Holy Week At Home with Superbook
Are you looking for ways to celebrate Holy Week with the entire family during the enhanced community quarantine?
Good news! Chris, Joy and Gizmo will help you travel back in time to witness the awesome stories and miracles of Jesus!
Superbook Reimagined will air on ABS-CBN every 6:00 a.m. from April 9 to 11, Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday. It will feature Jesus’ miracles in “Jesus Heals the Blind”; Jesus’ victory over temptation in “Jesus In the Wilderness”; and Jesus’ teaching about prayer in “Teach Us to Pray”.
Superbook will also air back-to-back episodes on Yey!, ABS-CBN’s kids channel, from April 6 to 12, every 7:30 a.m.
Superbook is an award-winning Bible-based animation series that teaches children timeless moral truths and life lessons through the adventures of Chris, Joy, and their robot friend, Gizmo!
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Oyayi TV is Back with “HOMESKULITAN” for Kids to Enjoy During the Quarantine!
Are your kids beginning to get bored at home because of the enhanced community quarantine
Worry no more! Oyayi is bringing back all of its episodes so you and your kids can enjoy “HOMESKULITAN” during the quarantine period!
Beginning April 6, FULL episodes of Oyayi can be streamed on YouTube. Along with these episodes, FREE homeschool discussion guides will be made available to help parents reinforce Oyayi’s valuable lessons. This effort is CBN Asia’s response to the current COVID-19 situation in the country. Oyayi wishes to provide a fun, interactive, and educational homeschool experience for kids, to help them cope during the ECQ.
Oyayi is a children’s TV program produced by CBN Asia, in cooperation with the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT), that aims to cultivate, promote, and rekindle timeless lessons such as love for family, appreciation for arts and culture, preservation and conservation of our environment and so much more.
The edutainment show is based on a children’s storybook written by Fernando Rosal Gonzalez. It features six super cute characters: Kuya Maki, played by Icko Gonzalez, is the wise and cool leader of the team; Tama Raw is the very industrious tamaraw; Bon Haribon is the valiant Philippine eagle; Diva Butanding is the stylish whale shark; Tarsiera is the lovable tarsier; and Dok Pil is the brainy mouse-deer.
If you’re looking for fun and creative learning activities for your kids, make sure to visit Oyayi’s YouTube channel and subscribe so that you’ll never miss an episode! Oyayi’s HOMESKULITAN begins April 6.
I am Patrick (A DocuDrama on the true story of St. Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland) on April 10, 2020 4:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN
So stay safe at home and enjoy watching CBN Asia's Holy Week Special shows. We assure you and the whole family would love these shows and get a lot of teachings about good values from it.