Salitang Buhay




Inspired by Matthew 7:24, which says “everyone who listens to my words and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on rock,” Salitang Buhay encourages the listeners to put God’s words into practice.

Since the program is anchored on God’s word, the program starts with a reflection on the Sunday gospel or feast, then a discussion or interview of a particular topic with invited guests, and ends with call-in question-and-answer portion and a healing prayer for the sick, which were phoned in.

Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD, Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD and Ilsa Reyes do not only inspire the people to apply God’s words into different aspects of their lives, but also enlighten listeners on emerging issues on morality.

Fr. Bel San Luis,SVD


is inherently good. Thus, Fr. Isabelo "Bel" San Luis, SVD made use of media in aid of his evangelization in DZMM's Salitang Buhay. Fr. Bel, a native of Laoag, Ilocos, Norte, has been a regular columnist for Manila Bulletin and Tempo since 1987, became the executive producer of Family TV Mass aired on IBC-13 in 1988, started to write for The Philippine News, which is a weekly newspaper catering to Fil-Americans in the United States in 2004, and became the producer of ABS-CBN's "The Healing TV Eucharist" in 2006. He has also authored five religious books, and has been given the Catholic Authors' Award.



Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD

Fr. Jerome Arenas Marquez's love for learning is undeniable. He has an excellent academic record, a string of fascinating interests and a highly dynamic vocation. Apart from being a priest, Fr. Jerome is a professor, administrator, inspirational speaker and a radio anchor.

Presently, he is the Defender of the Bond at the National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal of CBCP; director at Saint Jude Catholic School in Manila; and founder and executive director at the Indigenous Learning System in Palawan.
Fr. Jerome's Programs: Salitang Buhay


Ilsa Reyes

Ilsa Reyes of Salitang Buhay gives it all back to God, using her talents to preach and help others as they journey through life. She co-founded ARISE (A Road to Integrated Selves toward Excellence), which is called to the ministries of inner healing, intercession, and media.

She majored in Mass Communication and graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines (UP) and also finished a certificate course in Professional Training and Development at the Ateneo de Manila University, and took some subjects at the Loyola School of Theology.
Ilsa's Programs: Salitang Buhay