Tracing its humble beginnings from the Jesuits Engaged in Social Communications and Sonolux Asia, Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom) has since been at the forefront of promoting the Catholic faith and building the nation through both traditional and new media.
A Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the Domingo de Salazar Preaching Award, JesCom is a staunch advocate of respectful dialogue, honest discourse and credible content creation via the internet, drafting the social media protocol for the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus to help guide the clergy, parishes and youth with their online presence.
The media arm of the Philippine Province and pioneer of the unifying Jesuit Media Network, that connects the communication departments of Jesuit institutions across the country, continues to evangelize and educate Filipinos and the Asia-Pacific region through its acclaimed audiovisual productions and unwavering service for the Church.
JesCom’s radio programs, Usapang Kapatid on DZMM 630, Radyo Veritas 846 and Pasakalye, uphold Christian values and provide great insight on pressing socio-political issues. The pioneering Ateneo de Manila official campus radio, Radyo Katipunan 87.9 FM, is managed and operated under its care.
The early-morning reflection segment on ABS-CBN 2, Kape’t Pandasal, featuring Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Jesuits Fr.Emmanuel Alfonso S.J. and Fr.Jboy Gonzales S.J., Kergyma’s Ms. Rissa Singson-Kawpeng and Manila Cathedral Vice Rector Fr.Kali Llamado, marked its 15th year on television, in 2019.
For a remarkable decade-long run, the internationally-renowned The Word Exposed, also with the esteemed Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, aired on ABS-CBN Sports + Action, ANC and gained a strong following via TV Maria, Salt and Light, iCatholicTV, Shalom TV and Telecare in the United States.
The Word Exposed also hosted annual recollections, gathering its ardent followers and the Catholic faithful to celebrate the Gospel and Holy Eucharist.
JesCom’s television specials for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Advent, have garnered prestigious recognitions such as the USTv Students’ Choice Awards, Catholic Mass Media Awards and Anak TV Seal.
Our 2016 film, “Ignacio de Loyola”, based on the life of St.Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, has enjoyed a successful theatrical run both locally and internationally, particularly in the United States, Spain, and in Mexico where it won the Audience Choice Award at the 12th Cine Con Valores Film Festival. “Ignacio” was also awarded the Best Film prize at the Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival held in Vatican City last November 2017. It carries the honor of being the first Filipino film to win this prestigious award.
With topics ranging from spirituality, morality, Catholic doctrine, liturgy, homiletics, leadership to even, Philippine culture and children’s workbooks, JesCom’s publications cater to the preferences of the clergy and lay people alike, offering informative and enriching reads.
Jesuit Music Ministry is the home of the beloved voices and talents behind Bukas Palad, Hangad, Himig Heswita, Ateneo Chamber Singers, Koro Ilustrado and Musica Chiesa. The official music ministry of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, traces its roots to the pioneering work of the late Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros SJ, with its inspiring, soulful sound heard in Masses and liturgical celebrations both here and abroad.
Apart from publishing songbooks, producing music on CD’s and digital music platforms, and conducting liturgical music workshops, JMM and its affiliate artists also organize concerts, and share their musical talent in praise of the Lord and service to the Church.
JesCom in easily accessible online via its YouTube channel , JesCom TV, where its newly produced shows are regularly posted. For quick updates and other information, JesCom can be reached through its official website (jescom.ph) and Facebook page.
To facilitate online purchases of JesCom’s products and items, its recently-launched online store “JOSH” (https://jescom.ph/josh/) efficiently runs transactions.
JesCom’s facilities are fully equipped for digital needs, linear or non-linear video editing, music recording and multimedia labs. Postproduction services, duplication, and audio-visual equipment rental are also available.
As the promising decade of the 2020’s begins, JesCom embraces the challenges and demands of the rapidly advancing digital age while remaining steadfast in its mission of spreading the Word and guiding the faithful through humble service in the field of communication.