For more than 80 years The Salvation Army Philippine Territory has been assisting Filipinos in difficult circumstances, without discrimination.

With more than 230 Salvation Army Officers and 59 staff, we provide support to more than 100 communities across the nation. 

This support includes disaster response, temporary shelter, food relief programs, child care centers, anti-human trafficking programs and education programs.




The first Protestant preaching of the gospel in The Philippines was undertaken by Major John Milsaps (Bottom pic. right), a chaplain appointed to accompany US troops from San Francisco to Manila in July 1898. Major Milsaps conducted open-air and regular meetings and led many into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The advance of The Salvation Army in The Philippines came at the initiative of Filipinos who had been converted through contact with the Army in Hawaii and then returned to their homeland. During the period 1933-37 they commenced meetings in Panay, Luzon, Cebu and Mindanao Islands. In June 1937 Colonel and Mrs Alfred Lindvall (Bottom 4th pic. from left) officially inaugurated this widespread work.

The Salvation Army was incorporated in 1963 as a religious and charitable corporation under Company Registration No 24211. The Salvation Army Social Services were incorporated in 1977 as a social welfare and development corporation under Company Registration No 73979 and The Salvation Army Educational Services was incorporated in 2001 as an educational corporation under Company Registration No A200009937.



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