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WEA appoints Bishop Efraim Tendero as new CEO / Secretary General

January 26, 2015


The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) International Council has unanimously elected PCEC National Director Bishop Efraim M. Tendero as the new WEA General Secretary and CEO.

Bishop Ef succeeded Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe who had provided leadership for WEA since 2005.

“I am humbled by the trust that is given to me to be the leader of Evangelicals around the world. This is an enormous task and I put my whole trust and confidence in the Almighty God who called me into this ministry, believing that He will provide the wisdom, favor, and grace needed in carrying out this solemn responsibility,” Bishop Ef said in the press statement released by WEA.

His five-year term as WEA General Secretary begins on March 1, 2015.

WEA is a network of churches in 129 nations that have each formed an evangelical alliance and over 100 international organizations joining together to give a world-wide identity, voice, and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. PCEC is one of its member national alliances.


500 men attend “Detox” conference
November 23, 2014
Five hundred (500) men “detoxified” at the Promise Keepers (PK) National Men’s Convention at the Faith Fellowship Ministries Center on November 22, 2014.

Themed “Detox: Clean Man From Inside Out”, PK sought for the conference to emphasize that the cleansing of both the body and the soul is equally important in our walk with Christ.

Pastor Jonaver Luklukan shared his life testimony, while Dr. Manfred Kohl of Peacemaker Ministries International was one of the main resource speakers, discussing “Real Men Do Spiritual Cleansing”. PK Chair Dr. Don Cua expounded on the topic “Breaking Free”, while Bishop Efraim Tendero spoke on “Staying Free”.

PK is the Men’s Commission of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.




Climate Change issues discussed at Interfaith Dialogues
September 2014
Different participating religious faith groups gathered to discuss climate change issues at the Interfaith Dialogue on Climate Change on Sept. 2 in Tacloban City.

The delegates particularly incorporated the issues from Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 to the national concerns and for presentation to the global level.

Secretary Heherson Alvarez of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) gave a situationer on Climate Change. He was followed by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), who talked on 'How Faith Communities Can Lead the Secular Environment Movement'. Dr. Esteban Godilano of the Climate Change Congress of the Philippines (CCCP) gave a report on Leyte’s Vulnerability to Climate, while Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez also shared 'Lessons from Yolanda Experience'. Several testimonies from locals were also shared.

In the afternoon, the workshops enabled the participants to share their insights from the presentations, and their feedback on lessons learned from the Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban and other national climate change issues and concerns. Also, it aimed to identify areas for interfaith collaboration and personal and organizational commitment for action.

The same dialogue was held at on October 8 at Max’s Quezon City (Yolanda Forum), October 16 at the I Am Redeemer Ministries Church in Marikina City (Marikina River Watershed), November 4 in Bacolod City (Bago Watershed), and on November 14 in Naga City (Naga and Bicol River Basin). The series of dialogues that started on March 16 culminated on November 21 at Malacañang Palace.

The Interfaith Dialgue on Climate Change is co-convened by PCEC, CCCP, CCC, Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Its goal is to provide the inter-faith public forum for major issues and concerns relating to climate change and disasters, to develop interfaith mechanisms to address vulnerabilities in these watershed and river basin areas, and to promote awareness and build climate resilient and sustainable communities.