Monday, June 30, 2014


Address by Senator Enverga: Announcement of New Funding for the International Organization of Migration  June 28, 2014 – Toronto
Good afternoon.
Friends, I am pleased to join you today on behalf of my colleague, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Canada’s Minister of International Development and for La Francophonie.
Minister Paradis regrets that he cannot be here for the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show. He has asked me to convey his sincerest thanks for inviting him to attend.
Last fall, the Minister travelled to the Philippines, as the sun was finally rising to reveal the full destruction that Typhoon Haiyan had left behind.
It was, for Minister Paradis, an opportunity to survey the damage. And to get a full sense of what role Canada could play to help meet the growing humanitarian needs of the millions of people who were affected in some way.
If the Minister was so quick to jump on a plane and go into that disaster zone, it was because of the long-standing friendship that exists between Canada and the Philippines.
Indeed, our bilateral relations are strong and friendly, and marked by close cooperation in many areas.
Our embassy in Manila, for example, works with the Government of the Philippines, members of civil society, and international organizations to promote democratic development, good governance, rule of law, peace, and the protection of human rights for all Filipinos.
These are the very hallmarks of Canada’s principle-based foreign policy.
We believe in dignity for all people—that freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are the values upon which pluralistic societies are built, and the values to which all human beings are entitled.
We know we have a responsibility to help the global community reach its full potential.
And we understand that our global reputation as a nation steeped in philanthropic engagement positions us well to offer assistance and expertise in areas of the world that need it.
It is why we were so quick to contribute to the recovery effort in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
And it is why today I am announcing more Canadian support—in this case to help address the immediate needs of thousands of conflict-affected families in the Philippines.
Decades of ongoing fighting on Mindanao Island have caused far too many people to suffer unimaginable consequences.
They live in dire conditions, without the basic necessities to, if not live comfortably, then at least get by.
Canada wants to help change that.
So we are providing the International Organization for Migration with $800,000 in new humanitarian assistance funding.
This contribution is going towards a project that will address immediate needs on Mindanao Island.
It will improve access to safe drinking water.
Make sanitation and hygiene facilities easier to find and use.
And improve nutrition for families and individuals who struggle to find enough nutritious food.
Our assistance will support the IOM’s efforts to better coordinate and manage camps for more than 25,000 internally displaced people in 10 evacuation centres and four temporary shelters.
And it will improve conditions in these shelters by providing privacy partitions for approximately 4,000 families.
The IOM’s Chief of Mission in the Philippines, Marco Boasso, has called our contribution generous. And he has said that it will help thousands of vulnerable people.
Few rewards are greater than this… knowing that our assistance will make a difference in the lives of so many.
It has long been Canada’s commitment to provide appropriate, timely and effective humanitarian assistance, in response to conflicts and natural disasters.
We do it to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain the dignity of those who are affected.
With today’s announcement, Canada proudly reaffirms this commitment in the Philippines. And, more specifically, to the people of Mindanao Island, who bear the scars of years of conflict in that region.
May this funding help them find their way, and overcome the challenges they face.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ancop Global Walk 2014



The program envisions to build communities of families with strong personal and community values anchored on a solid spiritual foundation. Home partners are required to undergo Values Formation to strengthen family ties and relationship with God and neighbor. The Community Development/Shelter program is funded through ANCOP Foundation and implemented by CFC through its structure.


The education program of CFC is composed of ANCOP Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) and Cornerstone.  Both will be working together closely to strengthen the various education programs providing opportunities for the poor and disadvantaged to pursue their studies and develop Christian values. The education program implementation is supported strongly by the structure of the Family Ministries and CFC. 

CFC ANCOP Foundation scholarships support the education programs in Elementary, High School and College.


The health program of CFC is supported by GKare staff and volunteer doctors and other health professionals, including volunteers who may not be CFC. The program continues to strengthen through the surgical missions which has become its signature competency reaching out to underserved of the country. The program has also grown in the area of ANCOP community health care with its emphasis on sustainable primary and preventive health care delivery serving ANCOP communities and poor members of CFC.


The livelihood program is a complementary endeavor of ANCOP Livelihood and the various CFC cooperatives under the CFC Cooperatives Federation.  ANCOP is championing the CFC ANCOP Covenanted Enterprise to set up micro and macro businesses that will create jobs and livelihood opportunities for the poor as well as give CFC members a chance to participate in the work through investments and sharing their business expertise. The Cooperatives Federation is championing the Social Insurance for CFC members and job placements. ANCOP and the Cooperatives complement each other’s work to strengthen the goal of creating more job and livelihood opportunities to CFC members and the poor. 

Kasalan sa CANA

Alex and VAngie


CFC ANCOP (ANSWERING THE CRY OF THE POOR) Foundation is the juridical entity established by CFC and mandated with the marketing and fund raising  for the Church of the Poor Programs. The Foundation enters into contracts, global partnerships with both CFC and non-CFC groups, monitors program delivery and standardization and approves funding for program proposals.  ANCOP Foundations have been established in The Philippines, Canada, USA, Australia, Europe and other countries that support the various programs under the Church of the Poor. All ANCOP Programs are implemented through the CFC structure.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Prayer is the Key to God's Blessing and Gifts

What does scripture say about giving to God's work? "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LordAlmighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."  (Malachi 3:10)
Jesus said,  "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  (Luke 6:38)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
Trust and believe God's word by reciting these scriptures daily and take a leap of faith through tithing and almsgiving. Open your heart to God's way, and Our Lord will bless and answer your prayers abundantly!  
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Whatever difficulty you may be encountering, let God take it over. Let Our Lord take control in order to help resolve the problem. Let the Holy Spirit guide you through daily prayer.  
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.(Psalm 55:22)
Be patient when praying and wait for God to answer because His timing can be different from ours. Let him prepare and make a way!
Regarding prayer, Jesus said in Matthew 18:19-20, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

Plase feel free to post your prayer request on our website at the following link: Prayer Requests.  You may also leave a praise report or your testimony on how God has answered your prayers. Be assured that everyone is prayed for daily.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Miracle Prayer
Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever.  I invite you into my life, Jesus.  I accept you as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your Precious Blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you Lord Jesus. I praise you Jesus. I thank you Jesus.  I shall follow you every day of my life.   Amen.
Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all the Angels and Saints, please help me.  Amen.
Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel. When you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will change your whole life in a very special way. You will see.
Prayer © 1993 Peter M. Rookey and Servite Fathers, O.S.M. 



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