10 things you may not know about the Philippines & the work of C.C.M.

  1. C.C.M. stands for ‘Christian Compassion Ministries’.
  2. The Philippines has two official languages – Filipino and English. Filipino which is based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is also widely used and is the medium of instruction in higher education. There are eight major dialects spoken by majority of the Filipinos: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense.
  3. The Philippines has a population of 84,765,000.
  4. C.C.M.‘s work began in 1995, with an aim to seek to provide a home for girls living on the streets.
  5. C.C.M. is the ministry of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church.
  6. Another area of the work of C.C.M. is the Educational Assistance Program (E.A.P.) which seeks to provide schooling for children in the shanty areas, many of whom would not have the opportunity to go to school.
  7. In the Philippines, more than 220,000 children live on the streets of its major cities.
  8. C.C.M. also have a Community Development Plan, in which they seek not only to help the children but also their families, in the slum areas of Cubao. They so this through such means as counselling, livelihood training, free medical centre etc.
  9. The Philippines consist of more than seven thousand islands. Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines.
  10. The Church is not able to support all of this benevolent work, but relies on the generosity of the Lord’s people in many countries. They run a sponsorship program, the link can be found here.

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