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 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 officially inaugurated this widespread work.

Territorial Headquarters: 1414 Leon Guinto Sr St, Ermita, Manila 1000, The Philippines

Postal address:

PO Box 3830
Manila 1099
The Philippines

Tel: [63] (2) 524 0086/88
PR Dept: [63] (2) 536 3068
Fax: [63] (2) 521 6912

Country included in the territory: The Philippines

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Antique�o (Kinaray-a), Bagobo, Bicolano, Cebuano, English, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Ilocano, Korean, Pangasinan, Filipino (Tagalog), T’boli, Waray

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