|OFFICIAL NAME||Christian Family Movement of the Philippines, Inc.|
|Vision and Mission||We are a community of families called to witness to Christ. Our mission is to be evangelized and to evangelize families and communities through our family and life programs.|
|Year Established||Founded as a movement in 1956 and registered with the SEC in 1964 as an organization.|
|Year Accredited w/ Laiko||May 17, 1967|
CFM is a lay religious movement composed of groups of families embracing the Christian faith. Pat & Patty Crowley of Chicago, USA, brought the movement to the Philippines on Feb. 8, 1956. Within the year, Tony & Teresa Nieva formed the first CFM unit in Makati. The CFM was the first lay organization whose members are both the husband and wife and their children. CFM pioneered the Family and Life Programs in the Philippines developing or introducing, and delivering up to now the following programs:
1950’s – Marriage Orientation (Pre-Cana Counseling) and Holy Week retreat for Couples
1960’s –Family Life Education (FLED) courses in schools, Marriage Encounter (ME), Discovery Weekend
1970’s – Marriage Enrichment (TIPANAN), Solo Parents Program, and Sons and Daughters Encounter (SADE), Family Rights Movement.
1980’s – Family Communications and Young Adults Program (YAP)
1990’s -FIRES Priest Encounter and FIRES Marriage Encounter, Self Encounter, New Pentecost and Family Life Appreciation Seminar (FLAS)
2000’s – “Ala… Una ang Pamilya” regular Sunday radio program on Veritas 846.
The initial formation takes place through the Family Evangelization Program (FEP) guidebooks using the inquiry or Observe, Judge, Act (OJA) methodology, authored by its members.
CFM also pioneered in 1950 – 60’s advocacy activities in the field of social action, mass media, good government, clean & honest elections (NAMFREL)
|Organizational Structure||The basic organizational cell in CFM is the parish-based Unit composed of 5 to 8 member families.
CFM is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of the President, the Executive Vice-President, the four (4) Area Vice-Presidents from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Manila, the immediate past President and the National Chaplain.
The organization is aligned with the structure of the Church with the same points of reference such as: Ecclesiastical Province, Archdiocese/Diocese, District and Parish
|Composition of Membership||The CFM is composed of regular and honorary members. Regular members include married couples and their children; solo parents and children and guardians and their wards. Honorary membership is granted by the Board of Trustees to special persons for meritorious services rendered to the CFM.|
|Main Activities||Formation Programs:
|Areas Present||Luzon: Iba, Zambales; San Fernando, Pampanga; Lingayen & San Carlos, Pangasinan; Baguio; San Fernando & Agoo, La Union; Sorsogon, Nueva Caceres.
Visayas : Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Capiz, Kalibo, Tagbilaran
Mindanao: Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Ozamiz, Malaybalay, Ipil, Isabela.
Manila Area :Manila, Malolos, Cubao, Pasig, Taguig, Marikina, Antipolo, Morong, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Kalookan, Imus, Novaliches.
|Affiliations||International Confederation of Christian Family Movements (ICCFM)
Christian Family Movements of Continental Asia (CFM/CSFM)
Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas – CBCP
National Social Action Council (NASAC)
Affiliate of Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc.
|Official Contact Address||CFM Nazareth Home
N. Domingo cor. Big Horseshoe Drive
Horseshoe Village, Quezon City 1112
|Official Contact Numbers||Telephone: + 63.2.724.6747
Fax: + 63.2.412.2738
||The CFM logo is a graphic presentation of four(4) symbols representing a man, a woman, and a child with the superimposed symbol of Christ (Chi Ro)
The logo symbolizes a Christ-centered family.
|Current Officers||President: Jorge & Josie Sta. Maria
Exec. Vice-President: Elliot & Grace Kam
Vice President for Administration: Annabelle Jereza
Luzon: Alberto & Mellissa Ann Hechanova
Visayas: Gabriel & Baby Quisumbing
Mindanao: Remigio & Leda Gonzales
Manila: Rolando & Eriberta Calingo
National Secretary: Al & Lulu Villacorte
Asst. National Secretary: Freddie & Alice Villados
National Treasurer: Leo & Mina Felipe
Auditor: Eduardo & Maria Carmela Sarmiento
Asst. Auditor: Joseph Voltaire & Erlinda Tapang
Legal Consultant: Lito & Cora Tagle
National Advisory Council:
National Chaplain: Bishop Gerry Alminaza, DD, Bishop of San Carlos
Asst. National Chaplain: Msgr. Manuel G. Gabriel, S.T.D.