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Filipino Focus

The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

“I Interact with Different Cultures”

Avegail Sison is a cabin crew member of Philippine Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier. She concedes that “God is a priority” in her life, and therefore, is able to reconcile a demanding…

“I am Almost a Full-Time Missionary”

Chrisma Bangaoil is a committed lay missionary for whom the mission is a lifestyle and part of her DNA. “When I am not in the mission, I am teaching or working,” she told World Mission. Her zeal for…

Her Passion to Communicate Science

“Science journalism needs greater push in the Philippines,” says Angelica Y. Yang, who won an award for her research on the quality of science journalism in the country.

“We Highlight Goodness”

A former full-time pastoral worker and foreign missionary, Tina Santiago Rodriguez is currently an author, speaker, and media missionary based in the Philippines. She tells World Mission how “media…

Deliver Us from Evil

“Mortal sin is the primary entry point for demonic possession,” warns exorcist Fr. Aga Tarog. To ward off evil, we need to strengthen our faith and nurture a close relationship with God.

“Financial Planning is not just for the Wealthy but for Everyone”

A devout Catholic and lay missionary, Ramon F. Santiago is also a financial mentor who teaches people how to make, save, grow and protect one’s money. He talked to World Mission on how he empowers…

A Call to Witness

Being a call center agent may be a well-paying job. Yet, it can also be a means to helping the less fortunate and seeking answers to the meaning of life. Leomar Maranan describes how to find balance…

Alleviating Poverty through Education

Through skills training and values formation, Don Bosco TVET Centers across the country are empowering disadvantaged Filipino youths to rise above poverty thereby giving them a chance to a better…

Dentist by Profession, Missionary by Vocation

Catalina Lucman, or Dentist Bambi as she is fondly called by her family and friends, is a dentist in the morning and a catechist in the evening. Despite her busy schedule, she is still able to allot…

“Interreligious Dialogue is the Way to Peace”

Zamboanga, a city of one million inhabitants with a substantial Muslim population, is home to the Silsilah Dialogue Movement founded by Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra with the aim of promoting peace and…

A Lawyer to the Poor

“Avoid corruption and help the poor who need legal services,” is a life principle of Nelson B. Borja, 71, a senior trial lawyer specializing in criminal cases, who distinguished himself for providing…

The Tattoo Practitioner of Kalinga

In a remote village in Buscalan, Tinglayan Kalinga in northern Luzon, Whang-ud, a 90-year-old tattoo practitioner (manbatok) resides and continues to practice an age-old tradition of tattooing…

The Truth Warrior

Despite relentless online bashing and death threats, Pinoy Ako Blog author Jover Laurio remains committed to fighting fake news.

‘Environmental’ Jesus

Atop a mountain inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office in Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte, stands a 20-foot statue of the crucified Jesus. The work of art represents the PNP’s…

A Voice for the Oppressed

In the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, World Mission features Bro. Karl Gaspar, an award-winning writer, respected socio-anthropologist, theologian, interfaith scholar, and missionary from…

Take A Book, Return A Book

An American organization is encouraging the culture of reading in the Philippines through books, literacy initiatives and most of all, pocket libraries. What makes the little libraries special is that…

A Celebration of Freedom

The Philippines celebrates its 120th year of independence this June 12.  As the country prepares for this special occasion, we look at how Filipinos commemorate their independence day, not just in the…

Feeding Street People

Here is the inspiring story of how a retired engineer and his wife in the Philippines, inspired by two people, are doing their share in their own simple way, of following Christ’s challenge of feeding…

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