SIPAG (Simula ng Pagasa) sharing the Gospel through fostering relationships and helping the needy
Action speaks louder than voice, and doing good works to glorify God is what SIPAG has been doing since 2015.
One of its volunteers and facilitator is Philip Malicdem, a Senior Pastor at Kapilya Pagasa in Olongapo City helps coordinate projects that include a feeding program, hospital ministry, film showing, bringing food for families, and school supplies for less fortunate kids.
SIPAG Recovery Program
SIPAG began as a 12-week recovery program launched in cooperation with the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and partnership with local churches, various business sectors, NGOs, the PNP, and LGUs across the nation.
It was first conceptualized when DDB tapped Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) to launch a faith-based recovery program to cater to the thousands of drug dependents who surrendered as part of President Duterte’s war against drugs.
SIPAG, in cooperation with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Olongapo City District Jail, meets twice a month. Volunteers conduct a healthy fellowship in both male and female dorms.
The project was organized together with Zambales War Against Poverty Foundation (ZWAPF), 13th Naval Group Reserve, Church of the Risen Christ (CRC), Overseers Christian Ministerial Association (OCMA), Philippine Ocean Business Corporation (POBC), and Hokei Subic Corporation.
Other Christian and private companies also pitched in to help
Dangerous Drugs Board, CCF, Genesis Transport Service, Saulog Transit, .deons International-Olongpo Camp, Subi E. Radio Worldwide, Subic Christian Ministers Association, and Subic Kaalamang Bayan.