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  • CBCP Statement on the Divorce Bill

    No doubt, those who associate divorce with being progressive would laud our legislators who are currently raring to pass a divorce bill in Congress. With due respect to them, the CBCP begs them to make room for more reasoned debates on the issue.

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  • Position Paper on Divorce Bill

    Download and circulate the revised CFM position paper against the Divorce Bill, which is gaining momentum in the lower house of Congress. The bill threatens the foundations of marriage and family in the Philippines. It must be stopped.

    Position Paper
  • Alarming News

    Copy of the column of bro./Atty. Jose (Ping) Sison, “A Law Each Day Keeps Trouble Away”, in the Philippine Star, which discusses the alarming growing support for the Divorce Bill in the lower house of Congress.

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  • Is the Filipino family ready for divorce?

    There are four House Bills (HB) that have been consolidated to come up with a divorce bill. This is being rail-roaded to be approved in the House Q1 of 2018. Are we ready for this?

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Upcoming, Current, & Recent Events

CFM Philippines 2nd Board of Directors Meeting

A historic moment happened last May 12, 2018 when the first ever Board of Directors meeting was held outside Metro Manila. The venue was the St. Jude Thaddeus parish in San Fernando, Pampanga, through the generosity of CFMers of San Fernando, Pampanga led by our Executive Vice-President-couple, bro. Boy & sis. Agnes Yambao, Southeast Luzon AVP, bro. Dong & sis. Nitz Martin and St. Jude Thaddeus parish chair-couple, Pampanga Archdiocesan Director-couple, bro. Gel & sis. Rose Layug, bro. Atoy & sis. Mina Bustos.[Read here]

2018 Cagayan de Oro New Unit

CFM Cagayan de Oro latest Tipanan class 2017 in their last & final deepening session last Apr. 29, 2018. They will use the CFM guidebook, For Happier Families, in their unit meetings in time for their induction at the North Mindanao Area assembly on August 11, 2018.[Read here]

Sons and Daughters Encounter June 2018

CFM Bulacan Marriage Encounter Weekend Seminar Part 2 was held last May 13, 14, 15, 2018, at La Jardin Retreat House, Baliuag, Bulacan. [Read here]

CFM Pasig Holy Week Recollection

The CFM from the Diocese of Pasig had just well fulfilled its Annual Recollection from March 29 to 31 at Ynares Gymnasium, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Through the theme “Journeying with Priest and Consecrated Persons in Answering God’s Call to Communion, Love and Service,” the guest speakers had conveyed the significance of Christ’s Passion in saving us from our sins. [Read here]

CFM Zamboanga Marks 55th Year

CFM in the archdiocese of Zamboanga is celebrating its emerald anniversary (55 years) on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Pastor Bonus Seminary in Tetuan, Zamboanga City. Its theme for the event is "CFM Zamboanga @ 55: Witnessing Family Life in the Archdiocese."[Read here]

Sons and Daughters Encounter June 2018

We are inviting your children, grandchildren and young relatives to attend the Sons and Daughters Encounter (SADE) from 1 to 3 June 2018. Fill out the application form and email to us on or before May 15, 2018.[Read here]

Solo Parents 40th Anniversary Celebration

The first of the celebrations to mark the 40th or Ruby anniversary of CFM Solo Parents kicked off last April 14, 2018. The event’s morning activity was the recollection given by Fr. Manuel “Manol” Montesclaro S.J. on the anniversary’s theme “Continuing our Journey Towards Wholeness.” [Read here]

Self-encounter Weekend April 2018

Nineteen participants graduated from the CFM Self Encounter program last April 27 to 29, 2018, with Rev. Fr. Lenjenie Arcan of Roxas City as spiritual director. [Read here]

January-March 2018 Bulletin

Download the first quarter CFM Bulletin here: Is the Filipino family ready for divorce? Holy Week recollection in Pasig diocese. SADE through 40 years. Solo Parents also on its 40th year. What's up in CFM Capiz and CFM Zambales. Your current officers and committee chairs. First meeting of the board of directors. [Read here]

Holy Week Recollection 2018

Once more the annual Holy Week recollection organized by the Christian Family Movement of the Diocese of Pasig is upon us. This event has been held in different venues for 40 plus years and the Ynares Sports Arena in Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City, has been the host for the past eight years. Admission is FREE. [Read more]

SADE Camp April 2018

The 2018 SADE Youth Camp is now open for registration and payment. The camp will be held in Jest Camp in Subic on 14–15 April 2018. [Read more]

FLM/CFM Taguig celebrate love month

Last February 17, the Parish Family and Life Ministry (FLM) and the CFMers of the San Vicente Ferrer Quasi-Parish (SVFP) in Taguig City celebrated the Month of Hearts in a different way. [Read more]

Board of Directors meeting

At the first meeting of the CFM board of directors last February, the board agreed on holding the quarterly board meetings this year in a different area or diocese. [Read more]

Capiz Tipanan Marriage Enrichment 15

CFM Capiz held its 15th Tipanan Marriage Enrichment seminar last February 15, 2018, at the St. Lawrence the Deacon Parish in Panitan, Capiz. [Read more]

Solo Parents Mark 40th year

Preparations are afoot this year, 2018, for the Ruby Anniversary of CFM Solo Parents with thanksgiving Masses, Recollections, and Fellowships to be held in the different provinces of Central Luzon and the Visayas where the CFM solo parents are active.
[Read Manila schedule]

Self-encounter weekend, April 27–29

Family and Life Apostolate Planning Session in CFM Nazareth Home last February 4, 2018, met to discuss the upcoming Self-encounter weekend on April 27–29 and the original Marriage Encounter on June 15–17. [Read more]

CFM Capiz Marriage Encounter 96

Congratulations to CFM Capiz for the fruitful Marriage Encounter weekend #96, January 26 to 28, 2018, with a bountiful harvest of 12 couples, 1 priest, and 3 widows. [Read more]

CFM Pandacan holds parenting formation seminar

In a joint activity by the Commission on Family and Life Vicariate of San Fernando de Dilao and CFM Pandacan, CFM couples from Pandacan conducted the parenting seminar entitled 21st Century Learners and their 21st Century Parents that will serve as a kick off activity for 2018. [Read more]

Laudato Si Conference on the Environment

The Ecclesiastical Province of Manila will hold the Laudato Si Conference on February 2 to 3, 2018, at the De La Salle University on Taft Avenue, Manila. The conference theme “Ugnayang-Buhay para kay Inang Kalikasan” refers to the kinship of all of God’s creation with Mother Earth. [Read more]

newly inducted cfm unit in pasay

CFM was blessed with additional seven families from San Isidro Parochial School. Our thanks to their persistent and family oriented principal, Ms. Annie Guerrero for organizing the new servant families of God. They were inducted on October 8, 2017, at San Isidro Parish, Pasay City. [Read more]

40th SADE anniversary

Thanksgiving mass on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of SADE, officiated by Bishop Mylo Vergara (himself a SADER) and Msgr. Manny Gabriel, at Sta. Clara de Montefalco church in Pasig City. [Two photos]

Zamboanga Gift Giving

The CFM Youth (Yappies & Saders) of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga has chosen the Pioneer Adult Homecare in Pasonanca, Zamboanga City, as the recipient of this year’s Christmas gift giving. [Read more]

Solo Parents Encounter

CFM Solo Parents Encounter Team at Our Lady of Beautiful Love Parish, Merville Park Subdivision, last July 15–16, 2017

Servant Leadership seminar

CFM-Zamboanga Solo Parents attended the ICCFM Seminar on Christian Servant Leadership facilitated by National President-Couple Jorge & Josie Santamaria held on Feb. 19, 2017 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Tetuan Zamboanga City.

Marilao SADE Weekend

The 1st Marilao SADE Weekend was conducted on May 19 to 21, 2017 at Illuminada Concepcion by Team Coordinator Benjamin Santos and team members from SADE Malolos. This weekend encounter was requested by Sis. Susan Torres, CFL St. Michael Parish, Marilao, Bulacan.

1st Summer SADE Camp

The 1st Summer SADE CAMP was conducted by CFM Youth leaders at the Immaculate Conception Elementary School, Zamboanga City on May 5 to 7, 2017.

YAP Team Training

The 1st YAP Team Training and Commissioning conducted on February 20 to 21, 2017.

Solo Parents Encounter

Eight solo parents attended the Solo Parents Encounter at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish on May 6, 2017 with Rev. Fr. Deogracias Kerr S. Galang, parish priest and facilitators headed by Leony Maglaqui and Thelma Borbajo.

Articles & Programs

The Family: God‘s Presence at Home

From Amoris Laetitia: “We know that the New Testament speaks of ‘churches that meet in homes.’ A family’s living space could turn into a domestic church, a setting for the Eucharist, the presence of Christ seated at its table.” [Read more]

The Family: The Triune God‘s Living Reflection

From Amoris Laetitia, 11: “The couple that loves and begets life is a true, living icon....The Triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection.” [Read more]

New Year’s Message from the President-couple

We have so many things to ask for from our Lord and Saviour but, more so, we should be grateful for the many blessings and graces that we, our family, friends, and CFM have received and continue to receive from our Creator. [Read message]


President’s Report 2016–17

We thank the Lord for blessing us in doing the work in His vineyard, the CFM, these past two years. It was He who gave us His mission to be stewards of CFM Philippines and He equipped us with His gifts of faith, time, talents and skills, and treasures. [Read more]

CFM Orientation Slides

CFM Powerpoint slides to give an overview of the organization’s goals and vision. [Download here]

Radio Veritas Series on Navigating the Digital Family

Radio Veritas Series on addressing the Digital Family. Are your kids and family members addicted to social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter among others? Social Media is now part of every family. Learn the issues, effects, and recommended solutions with resource guest speaker Julius Mallari. [View videos]<


A Movement for All Seasons

These are the times indeed when we should be more vigilant in protecting our core values and principles especially those enshrined not only in our Constitution but in our Christian Faith. [Read more]

40th anniversary of SADE

As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Sons and Daughters Encounter (SADE) in the Philippines, it is worth remembering how the SADE program came to life. [Read more]

Single Young Adults

YAP was created for single young adults aged 21 to 40 to meet their spiritual needs and the demand to partake in a family life apostolate. [Read more]

Bringing up a pope

Karol Wojtyla’s family was a devoutly Christian Family, whose members began their day with Holy Mass, prayed before every meal, and in the evening listened to the father read out passages from Scripture. [Read more]