National Council of Churches in the Philippines

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The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP; Tagalog: Sangguniáng Pambansâ ng mga Simbahan sa Pilipinas) is a fellowship of ten Protestant and non Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines. A member of the World Council of Churches and the Christian Conference of Asia, the NCCP represents close to twelve million Protestant adherents. Advocacy for environmental protection and against large-scale mining are part of its core mission.[1] Christian organizations other than churches may be received as associate members.

History and structure[edit]

The NCCP was established in 1963. Its forerunners include the Philippine Federation of Christian Churches in 1949; the Philippine Federation of Evangelical Churches in 1939; the National Christian Council in 1929; the Evangelical Union in 1901; and the Missionary Alliance in 1900.[citation needed]

It is currently organised in ten regional ecumenical councils:[2]

  • Cordillera
  • Cagayan Valley
  • Pangasinan-Ilocos-La Union-Abra
  • Romblon-Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Western Visayas
  • Eastern Visayas
  • Cotabato
  • Misamis Oriental-Camiguin-Butuan-Lanao
  • Basilan-Zamboanga-Misamis Occidental Regional Ecumenical Council

The NCCP headquarters is located at 879 Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, 1104 Philippines. Its General Secretary is the Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.

Vision and mission[edit]


Life in all its Fullness is what Jesus Christ lived and died for. NCCP envisions this life in a just, egalitarian, self-reliant, and sustainable society.[citation needed]


Our faith and vision move us to be an ecumenical fellowship of churches, be a channel for united witness and common action, by being in solidarity with the people in the struggle for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.[citation needed]

List of member churches[edit]

Some of member denominations and service-oriented organizations are:

Member Church[3]
Theological Orientation
Apostolic Catholic Church (ACC) Independent Catholic
Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC) Baptist
Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) Anglican
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Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas (IEMELIF)
(Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippine Islands)
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Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI)
(Philippine Independent Church)
Independent Catholic, Anglo-Catholic
Iglesia Unida Ecumenical (IUE)
(United Ecumenical Church)
United Church
Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) Lutheran
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The Salvation Army Philippine Territory (TSA) Holiness movement
United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) United Church
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The Philippines Central Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) Methodist

List of associate members[edit]

  • Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU)
  • Consortium of Christian Organizations for Rurban Development (CONCORD)
  • Ecumenical Church Loan Foundation, Inc. (ECLOF)
  • Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF)
  • Lingap Pangkabataan, Inc. (LPI)
  • Manila Community Service, Inc. (MCSI)
  • Philippine Bible Society (PBS)
  • Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP)
  • Union Church of Manila (UCM)

Radio stations[edit]

NCCP owns a few stations across the country.[4]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location Notes
Radyo Sagada DWSW 104.7 MHz 1 kW Sagada Operated by Kodao Productions.
SR95 DYSR 95.1 MHz 5 kW Dumaguete Affiliated with Quest Broadcasting.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Letter from NCCP[dead link]
  2. ^ "World Council of Churches - Philippines - Ecumenical Organizations and Councils". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  3. ^ Our Members Archived February 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "2021 NTC FM Stations" (PDF). National Telecommunications Commission. Retrieved August 15, 2022.

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