ICC Pasig Chapter

Renewing the Family and Defending Life


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Conducting a Life in Christ Seminar (LCS) at San Guillermo Parish in Buting, Pasig City was just a dream for us, knowing the challenges that lie ahead.

How do you take just one step when you know that there is this sensitive part of the body that you just cannot easily move? When good friends fall apart due to differences in opinion, a pain is left in the heart. Not to mention there was this feeling that the parish is simply not yet ready and so how do we make it ready? We don’t know. That is how it is in our parish.

The initial plan for LCS remained a plan for several months. Those assigned to lead and assist had several personal challenges. We planned again, this time reaching the parish priest. Somehow it did not flourish even if support is all out. Some strange force is working against us.

God made His first move. A young and enthusiastic priest, Fr. Michael Ortega, came to our parish and into our lives. He enjoys church activities and encourages everyone to continue with what is already working. A glimpse of hope woke us up but still how do we pursue LCSC? His being there does not change the fact that CFCFFL and CFC Global are still not the best of friends like we used to be.

God did His next move. The letter from us with Bishop Milo Vergara’s endorsement encouraging LCS in the parish landed on the hands of CFC Global. Father Michael, for some reasons, gave it to them. Being good soldiers that they are, the challenge is to know what it is all about. Again for months, it remained a plan. Do they ask us to join them? Do we teach them? Are they the first participants?

The questions ended when Father Michael formally apologized to CFCFFL for the mistake and took the letter from CFC Global and forwarded it to us. Now, what do we do? We don’t want this to be a reason for CFC Global and CFCFFL to widen further the chasm of their relationship. It took us several meetings and timeline settings including self-convincing that we take this opportunity to bridge that gap. We again drafted a doable plan that seems to be mutually acceptable. There is no stopping us now.

On October 4, we met with the CFC Global group to iron out details of this joint plan with respect to the fact that they first received the letter and they, too, want to do LCS but just do not know how to go about it. It was a fruitful meeting. Work was equally divided and delegated.

On November 7, we had our bonding session to rekindle the friendship. Everybody brought food to share. We had games. It was so enjoyable that they still raved for more. Like the old times, we were one again.

On November 8, our CFCFFL group went as far as Bataan to observe how LCS is conducted. Again God was there with us. We had a breath of fresh air. We met brothers and sisters there – Bro. Jeo Liban, Bro. Regs Queddeng, Bro. Frank Abian of Cainta, and Bro Lito of Morong, Bataan to name a few. Everybody was gracious and thankful. We also participated in some given activities.

We conducted the joint LCS on November 14, 2015. When we reached San Guillermo Parish, some members of the Parish Pastoral Council were already there. Everybody was working on their assignments. The registration table was a busy area. Even Father Michael asked for a name plate and joined the group discussions. We had great speakers: Bro. Allan Santiago and Bro. Chito Angeo from CFC Global, Bro. Dan Magtibay, Bro. Hernan Casas and Bro. Allan Gaddi from CFCFFL.

The true test of this effort is measured by the attendance. Guess what? There were 108 faithful, including the service team, who responded to God’s call. When we were almost done, Father Michael asked that the collection basket be passed around. For a while we thought “for what?” but as obedient disciples we did and the proceeds were handed over to him.

When the last talk was over we asked for Father Michael’s blessings. He surprised us by thanking everyone, with special mention to CFCFFL and CFC Global. He was really happy of the outcome. He handed over the collection basket to the representatives of the two groups, Bro. Danny Nieves and Bro. Marlo Flores, as LCS seed money so that the LCS and related programs will gain ground in the parish. His appreciation did not stop there. He also gave each group an envelope with cash gift as token.

For us, the Life in Christ Seminar was a journey orchestrated by God. He sent a medium to make possible the impossible.

Truly everything happens for a reason in God’s perfect time.

By Chody Doris Salengua

Chody Doris Salengua

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LCSC Teaching at Chapter Assembly, Sept. 24, 2015

The assembly was updated by the chapter servant, Manny Estrella, on how the LCSC movement is making inroads into the parishes in different parts of the country and abroad. He underscored the importance and urgency of  bringing back nominal Catholics to the fold of the Church.  Nominal Catholics can be found almost everywhere, even in our own families and households. He pointed out that NOT 100% members of our Catholic families attend Sunday masses.  Starting from our own family is a clear and simple step towards New Evangelization. Estrella also called for more workers for enlistment to the LCSC movement.

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Chapter Assembly – August 27, 2015

We moved our monthly chapter assembly from the ICC Formation Center to Room 208, Sunga Building of the Pasig Catholic College to give way to the solemn prayers offered to the late Bishop Francisco San Diego, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Pasig, whose remains lie in nearby Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Bro. Lito Abainza led the worship with Bro. Manny Estrella as guitarist.


Vangie Estrella – sharer

Edna Lumagui – sharer

Evelyn San Buenaventura – sharer

Jona Tapire – sharer

Jojo Aquino – sharer

Evelyn Dancel – sharer

Fermin Osena – sharer

Tony Liza, Pasig District Servant, shared his thoughts and synthesized the session.

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34th CFCFFL Anniversary Activities

To    :    All CFC-FFL Leaders and Members            Date    :    May 5, 2015

From    :    Bobby Tagulinao, Special Events Coordinator                Ref. No.:

        Re    :    34th Anniversary Celebration

Happy 34th Anniversary brothers and sisters! Below is the line-up of activities for us to come together for this blessed occasion:


Date & Time



Registration Fee


June 12, Fri

5:00am to 8:00am

“A Run 4:34”

Fun Run

Greenfield, Sta Rosa, Laguna

3Km – P400

5Km – P400

10Km – P500

All members
June 14, Sun.

1:00pm to 5:00pm

No One In Need Movement Tenpin Bowling Tournament

Coronado Lanes, 4th Floor Starmall, Mandaluyong City

P600 / person

(5 persons per team)

All members
June 17, Wed.

Tee-off: 7:00am

CFC-FFL Golf Tournament

Phil. Navy Club, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

P3,000 green fee

*Pls. contact Ricky Celino at 09178421357 or

Ben Faller at 09209607764 to register

All members
June 20, Sat.

8:00am to 5:00pm

CFC-FFL Leaders Conference

Miriam College, Quezon City

P200 / person

All leaders and coordinators of the Family Ministries, and LCSC (including NONe, Live Pure, Work for Life)
June 21, Sun.

9:00am to 4:00pm

34th Anniversary Celebration

Ynares Center, Circumferential Road, Antipolo City

P100 / person

All members and respective families
June 23 to 25

8:00am to 5:00pm

International Core of Seniors



All top non-filipino seniors of countries, country servants, country and regional coordinators, apostolic board, servant council, heads of family ministries (Philippines)


We enjoin everyone to celebrate with us. May God bless us all.

In Christ’s service,

Bobby Tagulinao


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