Radyo Dominiko

Every single day, 24/7, there is a little voice coming from Manaoag, a rustic and sleepy town in Pangasinan, Philippines, that comes alive when devotees from all over the country come to hear Mass, pray their novenas, and seek healing for their various illnesses through the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary.  This little voice is Radyo Dominiko, a radio station established by Fr. Gallardo Asor Bombase, Jr., O.P. when he was assigned in the Dominican convent in Manaoag seven years ago.  

Through Radyo Dominiko, it is able to broadcast live the daily masses held at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary to various places in the country.  Thousands of listeners tune in every day to hear inspirational messages, Christian music, prayers, as well as recent news and developments about the Catholic Church.

The founder of Radyo Dominiko is amazed at the widening influence and popularity of this little project, a proof that through God’s grace and human cooperation, even the smallest beginnings can produce great results.

St. Dominic de Guzman made his voice heard through preaching by word and example.  In this age of great progress in technology, the founder of Radyo Dominiko believes that Dominicans must take the lead in using the contemporary means of communication to do what St. Dominic had done during his time. The radio is an inexpensive means to reach out to people even in far-flung areas where electricity and the internet are not avaiable.

After seven years, Radyo Dominiko continues to transmit insistently and consistently God’s message of peace, joy, and hope especially to the poor.  To them, Radyo Dominiko is a voice reminding them of the superabundance of blessings that God bestows on those who believe in the Good News.  It is a voice reaching out to everyone telling them about God who forgives, cares, loves, and lives among us.


(18 August 2015)