DAVAO CITY MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP ORGANIZES PAR COMMUNITY

The Davao City Ministerial Fellowship (DCMF) sent twenty-six (26) of their key people from among their congregations to be trained as part of the DCMF Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community. They have subdivided their PAR Community into 5 Teams, under the leadership of duly-elected pastors: 1. Formal-Legal Affairs & Public Relations – Pastor Johnny Dalisay …

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PHILIPPINE EVANGELICALS ESTABLISH PEACE & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) gathered 40 Christian peace advocates from all over the country for the First Evangelical Peace Summit, held in Tagaytay City last June 29-30, 2011. Bishop Efraim Tendero, PCEC National Director, laid down the objectives for this meeting: to raise awareness and facilitate a common understanding on the context …

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NORTHERN MINDANAO LEADERS INITIATE PAR MINISTRY

Twenty-seven Christian leaders — bishops, pastors, church workers, local government executives, academics — participated in the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Ministry Orientation in Cagayan de Oro City. They represented various evangelical communities in Region 10. This event is the beginning of a series of PAR Seminars to be held throughout this region in the next …

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METRO-COTABATO MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP ORGANIZES PAR COMMUNITY

The MetroCotabato Ministerial Fellowship (MCMF) formally organized the MetroCotabato PAR Community from among their key leaders. This journey started last November 08, 2010 when key staff of the PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) was introduced by Ms. Joy Raguine to the MCMF leaders. PBCI presented the concept of peace and reconciliation (PAR) ministry. Since then, a …

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STATE OF THE PHILIPPINE EVANGELICAL CHURCH TODAY: A POSITIVE RESPONSE

Rev. Johnny Dalisay, President of Davao City Ministerial Fellowship, invited me to lead a prayer for the Philippines during our meeting last Monday. Before I prayed, he showed a slide presentation entitled A Description of the Evangelical Church Today. Dr. Cesar Vicente P. Punzalan, Deputy National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), …

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WHY WE STILL HAVE TO EARN OUR PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE: MY JUNE 12 REFLECTIONS

Today is Philippine Independence Day. Many of my American missionary colleagues are still claiming that the United States gave us, Filipinos, our independence. They have some historical books to show me, written by American historians. Well, actually July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until August 4, 1964. But then, we were kind …

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TO THE GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNIST REVOLUTIONARIES: GO BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE

We were dancing! We were celebrating the fact that last February 15-21, 2011, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) resumed their peace talks. But last June 02, 2011,  Luis Jalandoni, Peace Panel Chairman of NDFP, proposed the postponement of their talks with GPH. The said talks is scheduled this month. Jalandoni communicated this …

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HOW MANY MORE FILIPINOS ARE VICTIMIZED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

According to CTV News, a Filipino woman was smuggled into Canada by a couple from Hongkong and forced her “to work for them as a domestic servant and nanny.” The 38-year old woman kept quiet for many months for fear of being deported. The Vancouver Police Department soon discovered her situation. The human traffickers, Oi Ling …

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I’M PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF SOUTH CHINA SEA

The Philippines and Vietnam are alarmed by China’s increasing military presence in some islands in South China Sea. This issue has been causing some fear among us, peace building workers, in the region. Then, according to the Voice of America, the United States “has offered to facilitate territorial disputes between China and its Southeast Asian …

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CELEBRATING OUR CHURCH FAMILY IN DAVAO

Today, The Rev. Norman Naromal, senior pastor of Davao Bible Community Church (DBCC), entrusted to me his ministry of preaching. This happens at least once every two months. It helps him get a break from his preaching routine, and it gives me a chance to serve God and the people through biblical teaching. Under Pastor Norman’s leadership, I …

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