THE WEDNESDAY FORUM
c/o UCCP Cosmopolitan Church, 1368 Taft Avenue, Manila
11 February 2017
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The Wednesday Forum (TWF) invites you all to attend a discussion on:
“Martial Law, People Power, etc, Then and Now”
Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
Mr. Rey Claro Casambre
Executive Director, Philippine Peace Center
to be held 1-4pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Cosmopolitan Church, United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), Taft Avenue, corner Apacible (fronting PGH), Ermita, Manila.
The forum begins promptly at 1pm with an Invocation by the Rev. Dave Santillan of the Iglesia Metodista en las Islas Filipinas (IEMELIF) followed by the Welcome Remarks of Atty. James K. Raterta, Chair of UCCP Cosmopolitan. The Moderator of the hour-long Open Forum is Rev. Dr. Ruth Panganiban-Billena, Conference Minister of the UCCP Lowland Cavite South Manila Conference. Synthesis will be done by James Mante of the United Metropolis Conference.
Bishop Reuel N. O. Marigza, UCCP General Secretary introduces all Speakers. The Bible will be read by the Rev. Arturo Mendoza of the United Methodist Church and the Biblico-Theological Reflections will be given by an Episcopalian, the Rev. Fr. Rex RB Reyes, General Secretary, National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). Closing Prayer/Benediction will be said by Bishop Elmer Bolocon, Executive Secretary of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum.
Revived only last October 26, 2016 with a forum on the peace process and its impact on the indigenous peoples, the Wednesday Forum was originally organized and led under conditions of martial law in 1973 by two courageous Filipinos, namely: former Senator and later Senate President Jovito R. Salonga and then UCCP Cosmopolitan Church pastor, the Rev. Dr. Cirilo A. Rigos with the help of Bishop La Verne D. Mercado and NCCP member churches.
To be held every third Wednesday of the month, you may also mark your calendar for the Wednesday Forum Session on March 15, 2017 at the same time and venue. Prof. Dr. Walden Bello, Author, Scholar and former Congressman will speak on “Philippine Economy and Global Realities.”
Please pass this message on to friends and associates. Media is also most welcome to attend. They may interview the Speaker/s after the forum.
Verification: Pastor Alvaro O. Senturias, Jr., TWF Executive Director, Mobile 0999-880-3794
Bishop Emergencio ‘Teh’ D. Padillo, Chair of the Wednesday Forum Convenors, 09989637199