Philippines Central Conference

Mission and Ministry
Julius Caesar V. Sicat, regional director of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology, stands by an amphibious rescue vehicle prototype designed to save lives in the event of major flooding. Photo courtesy of Ryan de Lara.

United Methodist works on amphibious rescue vehicle

The new vehicle could speed up rescue and relief efforts since it will move seamlessly from land to water and back again.
Social Concerns
Norma P. Dollaga, a United Methodist deaconess, joined other religious groups during an Aug. 20, 2019, protest decrying the killings and violence on Negros Island. Filipino United Methodists have strongly condemned the bloodshed. Photo courtesy of Tetang Dollaga, UM News.

Filipino United Methodists condemn latest violence

State terrorism prevails on Negros Island, the Philippines Board of Church and Society said in condemning the latest killings.
Global Health
In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Philippines, Knox United Methodist Church provided medical attention and supplies to the Aetas, indigenous peoples who live in isolated mountainous parts of Luzon. Photo courtesy of Emil Dyangco.

Filipino church connects with indigenous peoples

United Methodist outreach team brings critical medical attention, supplies to more than 100 Aetas.
General Church
Bishop Rodolfo Alfonso “Rudy” Juan, who leads the Davao Area in the southern Philippines, preaches at the Commission on General Conference meeting in Lexington, Ky. Juan expressed disappointment in the decision not to hold the 2024 General Conference in the Philippines. Photo by Heather Hahn, UM News.

Plans canceled for GC2024 in Philippines

The 2024 gathering was expected to be the first time The United Methodist Church’s lawmaking assembly met outside the United States.

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