A division of Sony Philippines, Waterwalk Records is crossing genre and denominational lines to bring inspirational songs to the online masses. As Roslyn Pineda drew closer to God during the pandemic, she reconnected online with Christian friends she hadn’t seen in years. Though she had been living in Hong Kong for 20 years, she joined their Bible studies back in the Philippines. And as the general manager of Sony Music Philippines, she began thinking about the significance of Christian music during this global moment. “Given the many hardships and the monumental losses that COVID-19 has brought about, would it not…

Prosecutors say Kingdom of Jesus Christ’s “miracle workers” were trafficking victims. Philippines-based church says fundraising efforts for Children’s Joy Foundation were legitimate. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine religious group on Thursday denied allegations by American law enforcement agents that it was involved in a scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the US. FBI agents raided the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church in Los Angeles on Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to the arrests of three church leaders. A spokesman for Apollo Quiboloy, the church founder and leader,…

In the Philippines, 43,500 candidates are vying for around 18,000 congressional and local posts in Monday’s elections. The outcome could show if President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian-style leadership still has popular support.