Posted September 21, 2016 • By PARL, Legal
What started with an unresolved problem of the national government on sufficient drug rehabilitation centers became an open door for the Seventh-day Adventists in the Philippines to intervene and get involved.
This morning, September 21 at the Cucueco Hall, Central Luzon Conference (CLC) administrators through Rodolfo ‘Jun’ Bautista, CLC Legal/PARL director, presented ‘Mission: Tugon sa Tokhang,’ a bridge program for drug surrenderers that will aid government avenues in managing and facilitating spirituality of the drug victims undergoing rehabilitation.
In his opening remarks, CLC President Benjamin Casimiro stressed the role of the Seventh-day Adventist church as front liners in this project, with the public expecting much on its contribution as a whole. He also said that the church must be intentional in implementing such plans and steps on helping drug surrenderers in the community.
Before giving the time to the guest speaker, Bautista also invited some ministers who started the project to testify before the assembly. Pastor Enrico Meneses and two church planters in Central Pampanga 2 District shared their experiences on how the mayors of three different towns have seen their concern and welcomed their proposal for moral recovery programs, endorsing to them a bigger responsibility of handling drug ‘clients,’ a term used to describe those addicted with drugs.
To discuss 12 Steps to Life Recovery Program for the drug dependents and guest speaker of the hour, Chaplain Jay Fajardo of the Adventist Medical Center Manila talked about his realization on how big drug problem is with his experiences as a counselor for years, and discussed crucial steps in wisely and effectively dealing with drug clients. “We need to be smart in dealing with this kind of group,” says Fajardo. “Naniniwala ako na they need spiritual interventions,” he added while emphasizing how drug ruins people’s lives.
After an enlightening talk, attendees were able to ask questions and open their views on the Mission: Tugon program. Bautista received suggestions on the establishment and implementation of the bridge program, from downloading everything to the local church up to visiting the city office of the mayor for a courtesy call.
Tomorrow, September 22, through the coordination of North Philippine Union Conference Health Ministries director Arnel Gabin, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) personnel will hold a “Drug Prevention Summit for Health Workers” at CLC Cucueco Hall. Expected attendees include barangay health workers, pastors, women and family ministries leaders of the local church. Topics include (1) Current Drug Situation, (2) RA 9166, (3) Guidelines in Handling Voluntary Surrenderers, (4) DDB Program ‘SAGIP,’ (5) Drug Classification, signs and symptoms, treatment and rehabilitation procedures, and (6) Basic Counseling, Interviewing Techniques, and Group Process. Further, DDB undersecretary will pose challenges the national government is currently facing and how the local government units and non-government organizations can help in this issue.
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January 7, 2018 • By Adventist Youth as related to Communication Department
There is an urgent call for the involvement of young people in evangelism. Once realized and achieved, active participation commences. So is the goal of the Central Luzon Conference Youth Advisory and Direction Setting on January 7 in Los Banos, Laguna.
With the theme “In His Service,” 24 leaders from the 11 areas of the conference gathered to comprehend and apply leadership in the local church setting to fulfill God’s Commission for the upcoming evangelism explosion this year—Philippines for Christ 2018.
Timely lectures and activities were presented and led by selected ministers who encouraged the youth to move forward recognizing the presence of the Lord before them. “In our leadership, God has promised His abiding presence, assisting help, and anchoring power once we truly commit our lives to Him,” said Pastor Uzziel Pardillo, associate pastor in Seventh-day Adventist Church in Baesa, Caloocan City.
Attendees positively responded with the calling of Pastor Geronimo Viernes Jr., conference youth director, to depend on God and not on human power when it comes to witnessing. Area 6 Secretary Gen Camato commented, “I am glad to join such experience knowing that I can contribute something to witness for the Lord,” while Leo Ladores, Area 1 President, expressed thrilling sentiments: “I can say that I am now ready to promote, inform, and equip our young people about evangelism.”... Read more
December 23, 2017 • By Communication Department
Before 2017 closes, the Central Luzon Conference (CLC) through its administration and league of spirited workers and directors held a praise program fellowship for church members in Metro Manila on December 23, 2017 at Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City.... Read more
December 10, 2017 • By Adventist Youth Ministries as related to Communication Department
Discovering God’s will on choosing a life partner is the goal of the conference-wide Young Professionals’ Banquet themed “The Chosen” on December 10, 2017 at the Central Luzon Conference Cucueco Hall.... Read more
December 14, 2017 • By Adventist Youth as related to Communication Department
To become God’s ambassadors wherever they are and whatever they do was the inspiring motivation of the 78 Adventist Ministry to Colleges and University Students (AMiCUS) members to finish the race during the Central Luzon Conference-wide AMiCUS ‘Amazing Race’ that happened on November 5 at the University of the Philippines-Diliman Campus.... Read more
December 11, 2017 • By Adventist Youth as related to Communication Department
Two hundred sixty-four young people came together to be refreshed and had their faith refueled during the Central Luzon Conference (CLC)-wide Youth Leadership Retreat themed “Modern Disciples” from October 27 to 29 in Jerus Beach Resort, San Felipe, Zambales.... Read more
December 11, 2017 • By Adventist Youth as related to Communication Department
Responding to the call of Total Member Involvement, the Adventist Ministry to Colleges and University Students (AMiCUS) of the Central Luzon Conference (CLC) Chapter moved to hold a General Assembly themed “One in Purpose” on September 9 in CLC Cucueco Hall.... Read more
December 7, 2017 • By Communication
A lookback to what God has done to Central Luzon Conference for the year 2017. Let us commit ourselves in faithful giving and serving, let us commit ourselves in raching continually with the life-transforming messages of Jesus Christ!... Read more
August 25, 2017 • By Communication Department
August 24, CLC Cucueco Hall, Malabon City—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Philippines, in coordination with the Central Luzon Conference Adventist Community Services or ACS, held a whole-day seminar and workshop on preparedness and awareness for the anticipated earthquake “The Big One” that would greatly affect cities and places near the West Valley Fault.... Read more
July 24, 2017 • By CLC Communication Department
Today marks the first official day of the union-wide Ministerial Bible Conference of the North Philippines, headed by the Ministerial Association of the host institution, expecting over 450 ministers and workers from all over the territory, from July 23-28, 2017 in Mountain Provinces Mission Multipurpose Hall, Baguio City.... Read more
June 28, 2017 • By Geronimo Viernes Jr. for Adventist Youth Ministries
The much-awaited young people’s event of the year—the Conference-wide Sports Festival—sparked much thrill upon the participants’ physique and camaraderie in the four-day event themed “KALARO: Kabataang Adbentista Lumalarong Aktibo, Responsable’t Organisado” on June 23-27, 2017 in Malolos Sports Complex, Malolos, Bulacan.... Read more
February 19, 2017 • By Josie Felda A. Calera, CLC Children's Ministries Director
The poignant cry of Central Luzon Conference Children’s Ministries comes within the innate capacities of every believer to religiously do the mission God has entrusted him/her particularly in the last phase of this world. When a believer is well-nurtured and discipled, the probability of retention is high.... Read more
June 2, 2017 • By Josie Felda A. Calera, CLC Children's Ministries Director
It was indeed a memorable event, for this was the first time to happen in Central Luzon Conference, in a heaven-set of connections, done on the 2nd day of June 2017, during Vespers at CLC Cucueco Hall.... Read more
June 3, 2017 • By Josie Felda A. Calera, CLC Music Ministries Coordinator
CLC Music Ministries hold Leaders' Empowerment on a meeting/workshop for the 208 local church leaders on June 3, 2017 in Cucueco Hall of Central Luzon Conference.... Read more
January 25, 2017 • By Communication
Central Luzon Conference (CLC) officially presented the officers and directors of the Cavite Satellite Field Office (CSF) in Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sabbath afternoon of January 21.... Read more
January 10, 2017 • By Communication
With four topics emphasizing the nature and movement of the Holy Ghost, Apostol shared his thoughts based on God’s Holy Word and shown passages from the Spirit of Prophecy to establish the great work and part of the Spirit in guiding, indwelling and influence of Christ in the heart of His followers that will bring revival and reformation.... Read more
July 29, 2016 • By Ministerial
Planting new groups of believers has proven its effectiveness as a means of fulfilling the Great Commission.... Read more
August 16, 2016 • By Communication
We must involve every member in the territory to minister and evangelize, bringing more souls to know Jesus, and remain in the fold until Jesus comes. Our top priority: uphold our vision to be a people prepared for eternity.... Read more
July 25, 2016 • By Ministerial Department
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May 27, 2016 • By Communication
Twenty-eight youngsters received their certificate of completion during the graduation ceremony of the first Central Luzon Conference (CLC) Baking Workshop for Kids in the CLC Cafeteria yesterday, May 26.... Read more
May 27, 2016 • By Communication
Seventy-four individuals accepted Christ as their personal Savior in the recently concluded "Tell the World Jesus Loves you” evangelistic crusade of CLC president Pastor Ben Casimiro in Mangga 2, Matatalaib, Tarlac City.... Read more
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