The Philippines is a collection of 700 inhabited islands with Luzon being the largest. It is home to 201 People Groups, 30 of whom remain unreached according to the Joshua Project. The Philippines is predominately Christian with one important exception. The Moro people are traditionally devout Muslims and seek a separate Muslim nation in the parts of the Philippines where they dominate. In addition to this Christians in the Philippines must contend with various cults which claim to be Christian but have adopted false teachings.
September 21, 2017 - Impoverished children in the Philippines learn that life is more than trying to get all you can just to survive. Read more.
June 6, 2017 - More than 200,000 people in the southern Philippines are desperate for food, water and other essentials for survival after fleeing an attack on Marawi City by an Islamic State-linked terrorist group. The ongoing terrorist assault that began on May 23 sent thousands of families fleeing, most to Iligan City, where Christian Aid Mission supports an indigenous ministry that risked rescuing some residents and is striving to provide critical aid to those who have escaped. Read more.
March 16, 2017 - The prospect of Islamist expansion beyond the southern Philippines is just one reason evangelization is a matter of high urgency, an indigenous missionary says. Read more.
January 12, 2017 - Throughout his Muslim daughter's courtship with a Christian, Datu had hurled stones at the suitor's father, a pastor, and threatened to kill his son. Then came the wedding. Read more.
On a group of islands in the Southern Philippines, live the Tausug, a people part of the wider Moro ethnic group whose lives are intricately intertwined with Islam and animism.
Over the course of the years Christian Aid has aided over a hundred evangelistic, church-planting missions in the Philippines, plus ministries that care for needy children and operate Bible schools. Read more.
One third of Manila’s inhabitants live in poverty, the heart of which is the infamous Smoky Mountain. The nauseating stench of methane gas emitted from this 100-foot trash heap resembles a cloud of smoke, thus earning its name. The toxic environment offers these destitute dwellers a spectrum of maladies, including malnutrition, tuberculosis, dysentery, hepatitis, measles and skin rashes. Read more.
Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, has been the traditional homeland of Muslim Filipinos since the 15th century. The Muslim population is composed of many ethnic groups spread among the islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. These scattered islands can only be reached by pump boats. While the incidence of poverty is high, the lush, natural beauty of the place provides a clear picture of the Creator’s handiwork. Read more.
The Talaandig people, located in North Cotabato Province on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, are a small animistic tribe of only 4,500. And unlike the more dominant Muslim tribes living in the Philippines, the Talaandig are excluded from political affairs. Because they are relatively ignored by government authorities, the tribe has become susceptible to coercions to join such rebel groups as the communist New People’s Army. Read more.