Philippines Report on Blessing 1997

To All Brothers and Sisters,
Here is our News Update in the Philippine Providence.
Family Blessing Mobilization
by Lito Juliano
Tue, 27 May 1997

The National Mobilization which started on November 1996 resulted to 240,000 couples as of May 27, 1997.

Our result from May 4-17, 1997 is 53,429 couples. With barely five (5) months remaining until November 29, 1997, we look forward to the accomplishment of our national goal.

Leading during the first two weeks of May (4-17) are the following:

NCR 11,816
Cagayan Valley 8,075
Unified Region 7,062
Central Luzon 5,165
Cebu 3,928
North Quad 3,410
Davao 3,380
Gen. Santos 2,877
Bicol 2,499
Dagupan 2,341

Martial Arts Providence in the Philippines

A 1-day Martial Arts Federation for World Peace (MAFWP) Seminar-Workshop was held on May 18, 1997 (Sunday) at St. James Training Center, Valleygolf, Cainta, Rizal. There were 25 participants coming from the different martial arts style of discipline. The purpose of the said seminar is to present the thought and vision of Rev. Sun Myung Moon for the MAFWP and provide the necessary information regarding the 1st Inaugural National Convention of Martial Arts to be held tentatively in July this year.

One-day seminars will be conducted throughout the Philippines to provide the Martial Artists in the provinces opportunity to understand the vision of MAFWP and participate in the planned Martial Arts Convention.

A 7-day national Won Hwa Do and Tong-il Moo Do Instructors Training is scheduled on June 2-8, 1997 at the St. James Training Center in order to prepare instructors for the opening of the First Semester classes this year.

Youth Federation for World Peace
Sponsors Seminar for Youth Leaders

The YFWP, an organization initiating a new era of youth, sponsored a 4-day Workshop Seminar on Values on May 14-17, 1997 which was participated in by 18 youth leaders some of whom are Sangguniang Kabataan members of Quezon City. 4-day Seminars will be held starting May 19 to June 2, 1997.

Mobilization of Japanese Missionaries

In an official letter from the Continental Director, Father ordered the South American countries to send their missionaries to Thailand, Taiwan, and Philippines. Because of the fruitful result of the Asian Providence, each of the three nations will receive 120 Japanese missionaries. 35 Japanese sisters have already arrived. Rev. Wataru Funami, the representative couple of Eve nation, immediately sent them to the different regions around the country and gave them the mission to witness in preparation for the 3.6 million couple blessing.

Radio Broadcast in the Philippines

Over DZMQ 556 kHz, "TINIG NG PAGKAKAISA" Radio Broadcast Ministry had their first airing last May 11, 1997 in Dagupan City. From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Sunday you can hear Kuya Eric Niduasa and his special guest (a prominent DP lecturer) profoundly discussing the thoughts and vision of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon regarding Family Values which are very helpful in educating the Blessed Previously Married Couples who received the blessing through our house-to-house blessing. The Broadcast Ministry also shares the Divine Principle and the True Parents' Speeches. As of May 21, 1997 "Tinig ng Pagkakaisa" can be heard thru 6 stations nationwide.
    DWBL 1242 kHz  [Manila]          9:30 - 11:00 p.m. every Sunday
    DZYT  765 kHz  [Tuguegarao]      7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  every Saturday
    DZBS 1368 kHz  [Baguio]          7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  every Sunday
    DZMQ  556 kHz  [Dagupan]         6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  every Sunday
    DXUM  819 kHz  [Davao]           7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  every Sunday
    DXCC  828 kHz  [Cagayan de Oro]  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  every Sunday
Let your spiritual children turn on their radio and tune in on our program and be educated.

The Great Splash

Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. It was a warm breezy Saturday morning when the splashing begun as the "Learn to Swim for Others" swimming lesson kicked off last April 12, 1997 with Ms. Yolly Manliquez (PNRC Governor) and our very own Atty. Celso Talaba giving the welcoming address and opening remarks respectively.

A total of 22 participants enlisted on the 1st day and the number soared to 32 in the next two weeks of the session (thirteen were Blessed Children).

The Closing Ceremony was graced by Mrs. Eva de Leon - WFWP President, Col. and Mrs. Jaime Canatoy, Mr. Rudolpho Genato - Red Cross National Swimming Instructor and the special presence of our Continental Director, Mrs. Chung Hae Kim.

This project was sponsored by Youth Federation for World Peace under the auspices of Col. Jaime Canatoy and the HSA-UWC Sunday School supported by the Philippine Blessed Families and co-sponsored by Women's Federation for World Peace and the Philippine National Red Cross.

The graduation rites were held last May 17, 1997 at Camp Aguinaldo's swimming pool. With a total of 27 graduates, everyone was very happy to receive their diplomas and medals for special awards as well as a graduation gift.

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