A radio program since 1980, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) started television broadcast in 1983 to keep pace with its growing popularity. The program debuted on IBC 13 with a one-hour time slot. At that time, ADD managed with a production crew of just three people.
Bro. Daniel Razon, who was still in high school at the time, took on the director’s chair while Sis. Luz Cruz handled set design, research, and helped Bro. Daniel during the editing process. She also did the makeup for Ang Dating Daan’s host: Bro. Eli Soriano.
Over the years, Ang Dating Daan’s unique format, where Bro. Eli tackles a wide range of biblical topics, including life, religion, science, and history drew more and more viewership. What stands out today as the program’s trademark and main attraction is the question-and-answer segment called Itanong Mo Kay Soriano. During this symposium-like segment, people can ask live questions of faith and hear the Bible’s answers from Bro. Eli.
Thanks to television, Ang Dating Daan would become familiar to the masses, and the masses familiar to the program and its host, Bro. Eli. On whichever network ADD went — RJTV 29, PTV 4, SBN 21 — the people followed. ADD’s set would be overflowing with people for the chance to ask Bro. Eli live on television.
Now, one of the longest-running religious programs in the country continues to serve people through UNTV, the Philippines’ Public Service channel. With Bro. Eli preaching abroad, it is not only Filipinos who can be seen on the ADD program lining up for questions, but people of various colors and backgrounds.
Today, The Old Path is broadcast in more than 70 countries in five languages. MCGI leaders are steadfast in exerting efforts for the program to reach even more people, not just on television, but via the Internet and satellite.
To view the schedule of Ang Dating Daan (a.k.a. The Old Path, El Camino Antiguo, O Caminho Antigo) by region, please click here.