The first Protestant preaching of the gospel in The Philippines was undertaken by Major John Milsaps, 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, returned to their homeland and commenced meetings in Panay, Luzon, Cebu and Mindanao Islands during the period 1933-37. On 6 June 1937 Colonel and Mrs Alfred Lindvall officially inaugurated this widespread work.

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

Territorial Leadership

Colonel David Oalang - Territorial Commander

Colonel Elsa Oalang - Territorial President of Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Rodolfo Salcedo - Chief Secretary

Lieut-Colonel Josalie Salcedo - Territorial Secretary of Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

1843 Leon Guinto Sr St
1004 Malate
The Philippines

Postal address

PO Box 3830
Manila 1099
The Philippines

Contact us

Tel: [63] (2) 524 0086/88; (2) 8524-2550