PHILIPPINES

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Population: 109,180,815

(July 2020 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Tagalog 24.4%, Bisaya/Binisaya 11.4%, Cebuano 9.9%, Ilocano 8.8%, Hiligaynon/Ilonggo 8.4%, Bikol/Bicol 6.8%, Waray 4%, other local ethnicity 26.1%, other foreign ethnicity .1% (2010 est.)

Languages:

unspecified Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

Religions:

Roman Catholic 80.6%, Protestant 8.2% (includes Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches 2.7%, National Council of Churches in the Philippines 1.2%, other Protestant 4.3%), other Christian 3.4%, Muslim 5.6%, tribal religions .2%, other 1.9%, none .1% (2010 est.)

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The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ - Philippines
The ACJC's current work in the Philippines consists of multiple Churches, Ministries, and a Bible School under the leadership of Bishop R.A. Zaragoza and is headquartered in San Carlos. The Apostolic School of Theology is a 2 year intensive program for future Pastors and Ministers. In 2020, the school produced 20 graduates with another 25 first year students moving into the second year program. Upon graduation, students will be placed with a local Pastor to support the work and continue the hands-on learning experience.

Graduate Bible Initiative
Upon graduation, each student receives a new KJV/Tagalog Bible. Contributions are being received to furnish these Bibles at a cost of $15 each.

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