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42nd CFGP National Convention Schedule

All morning and evening sessions take place at the Baguio Convention Center (BCC). All other events will take place at the venue chosen by the following departments: UFM, UFW and Youth.
TUESDAY, April 14
7:00 a.m - Registration starts
8:30 – 12:00 pm - Executive Cabinet & Executive Council Meeting
6:30 – 9:00 pm - Opening Session: “The Unchanging Christ" by Bishop Fred Magbanua

7:30 – 8:30 a.m - Morning Prayer
8:30 – 9:45 a.m - Session 1: “The Unshakeable Kingdom” by Bishop Fred Magbanua
9:45 – 10:15 a.m - BREAK TIME
10:15 – 11:30 a.m - Session 2: “The Unchanging Commission” by Bishop Fred Magbanua
1:30 - 5:00 p.m - Business Session: (for official delegates only)
6:30 – 9:00 p.m - Youth Night: “Experiencing Jesus” by Rev. Markus Huyssen
THURSDAY, April 16

7:30 – 8:30 a.m - Morning Prayer
8:30 – 9:45 a.m - Session 3: “Jesus, the Great Physician” by Rev. Delfin Corona
9:45 – 10:15 a.m - BREAK TIME
10:15 – 11:30 a.m - Session 4: “Jesus, The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit” by
Rev. Gilbert Maghirang

1:30 – 3:30 p.m - Business Session 2: (for official delegates only)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m - UFM, UFW and Youth Fellowship
6:30 – 9:00 p.m - Ordination Service by Rev. Val Chaves
Special Feature: Life’s Testimony by Gov. Raffy Nantes
FRIDAY, April 17

7:30 – 8:14 a.m - Morning Prayer
8:00 – 9:00 a.m - Session 5: “Jesus, the Coming King” by Rev. Rodel Javien
9:15 – 9:45 a.m - Convention Photo Session (at the Convention Center)
11:00 – 2:00 a.m - Convention BANQUET by Mr. Diony Espiritu
“We are Foursquare Family”
6:00 – 7:00 p.m - Awarding: 25 and 50 years of service
7:00 - 9:30 p.m - Concert with Fourquare Talents & Closing Ceremony


National Convention 2009 Souvenir Program

Dear Sir/Madame:

Greetings in the Name of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ!

The Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines with a network of 1,685 churches and fellowships all over the country will hold its 42nd National Convention on April 14-17, 2009 at Baguio City Convention Center, Baguio City with the theme: “The Unchanging Christ and Unshakeable Kingdom.” In view of this momentous event, we will be publishing a souvenir program which will be a treasured souvenir for the members, friends and supporters of the church in the years to come.

We would like to invite you to place an advertisement in our souvenir program to showcase your service, products and/or organization to all the members, friends and supporters. Please find the advertising contract for you to complete and return to us with your ad material not later than March 7, 2009.

The proceeds from this publication will greatly support our church programs in sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Should you need more information, please call 0917-3289078/075-5222595 or email us at

Sincerely yours,

Ed Cagadas


Committee on Souvenir Program


Baguio Hosts 42nd CFGP National Convention

Some 1000 or more pastors, church leaders and church members from all over the country will gather in Baguio City this April 14-17, 2009 for the convention. The theme for this year is “The Unchanging Christ and the Unshakeable Kingdom” This is in response to the world’s situation now. Our guest speaker is Dr. Fred Magbanua, Founder, Christ Jesus Our Life and also a recognized and loved by PCEC leaders and the Body of christ. Also, we will have some of our very own local speakers which everybody will love to hear and be ministered unto. We are very happy that our dear Gov. Raffy Nantes (Governor of Quezon Province) is coming to share his powerful testimony on how God is using him to bring transformation to his province and to this country. His wife, Madame Betty Nantes will also be speaking at the women’s rally. During our last night, we will have a mini-concert of our best Foursquare artists together with the Revelation Band.

Let us come open and ready to receive from God whatever He has planned for us during this week. Our prayer is, “Lord, have your way as we allow you to touch us afresh with your mighty power”

Our local chairman is headed by Ptr. Sam Pinzon together with the District and local church leaders.- in NELD. We salute you all for a job well done!



Dear Ones,

Greetings to all! May this letter find you well and blessed!

We are sending you, together with this letter, our convention information which will help us in our budget preparation for our convention this year in Baguio City. We will be praying for you that the Lord will abundantly bless you and meet all your needs for the convention.

We apologize for the delay in sending you this important information concerning the housing information during the National Convention in Baguio City on April 14-17, 2009. It is important to make your reservation this early, with the hotels and pension houses. For school accommodation, make your reservation with Ptr. Sam Pinzon, his mobile number is 0917-9044098.

Also, we are printing a convention souvenir yearbook where our convention program, as well as, our national and district reports will be printed. As part of our drive to be able to help our convention financially, we are asking the church, districts, individual members, and friends to subscribe to this souvenir program. All proceeds will go the convention expenses. This is going to be a different yearbook as we usually have in the past. And we are hoping and praying that you are able to help us with this project.

The month of April is a peak season for Baguio as many tourist and visitors would spend their summer vacation there, so it is expected that most of the hotels and pension houses will be booked and reserved. With this, it would be wise for us to call the hotels and send your down payment to be assured of a room accommodation.

Despite the financial crisis prevailing in the land, let us continue to keep our trust in the Lord as He is the Sovereign Lord over all things and situations.

With our love and prayers!

President - CFGP


Holiday Pay

Chapter III (Labor Code of the Philippines)

Art. 94. Right to holiday pay.

  1. Every worker shall be paid his regular daily wage during regular holidays, except in retail and service establishments regularly employing less than ten (10) workers;
  2. The employer may require an employee to work on any holiday but such employee shall be paid a compensation equivalent to twice his regular rate; and
  3. As used in this Article, "holiday" includes: New Year’s Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the ninth of April, the first of May, the twelfth of June, the fourth of July, the thirtieth of November, the twenty-fifth and thirtieth of December and the day designated by law for holding a general election.

Hi, readers! As you know, 3 days ung holidays natin ngayong week na to: April 9 (Thursday) na minove ng Monday, Maunday Thursday on the same date, at saka ung Good Friday sa April 10. These are regular holidays as per Proclamation No. 1699, thus, we are entitled to 200% compensation. Halimbawa, ang sweldo mo sa isang araw ay 800 pesos. Ibig sabihin, susweldo ka ng 1,600 pesos that day sa isang kondisyon: papasok ka sa araw na yon. Ang tanong ngayon ay ganito: Pwede ba akong hindi pumasok sa holiday na yon? Ang sagot ay ito: Oo. The next question is: Babayaran ba ako kung hindi ako papasok? Sagot: Oo, pero 100% lang. In other words, yong regular rate mo lang that day ang bayad sau. Sa case na to, babayaran ka ng 800 instead of 1,600 pesos. Eh pano kung ung regular holiday na yon ay rest day ko? May additional compensation ba? Wala, kung hindi mo papasukan. 100% of your daily wage pa din. Kung papasukan mo naman, makakatanggap ka ng 30% ng 200% ng sweldo mo. Sa kasong to, magiging 30% of 1,600 + 1,600 = 480 + 1,600 = 2,080 pesos. Ang laki din, sayang kung hindi papasukan. Sa isang araw lang yan. Eh may 3 regular holidays tau this week. Klaradong-klarado po yan sa batas natin (Article 94b ng Chapter 3, Labor Code of the Philippines).

For employees like me, maging mapagmatyag po tau sa mga payslips natin. Baka naman mamaya eh inaabuso na tayo. Maganda na rin ung alam natin ung mga provisions ng labor code. Sa mga employers, sana naman po ay sumunod tayo sa mga itinatadhana ng batas. Yon lang po.

2009 Philippine Holidays (Proclamation No. 1699)



WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book 1 of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;

WHEREAS, May 1 (Labor Day) has been celebrated on its exact days as a long cherished tradition of workers who fought very hard to institutionalize such a holiday in the country, as well as an international event celebrated on such exact date;

WHEREAS, in order to foster closer family ties during All Saints Day, as well as to enable our countrymen to observe Christmas more meaningfully, declaring November 2 (Monday) and December 24 (Thursday) as additional special (non-working) day throughout the country will strengthen the family relationship by providing longer weekends and renew ties for a longer period of time, as well as to promote domestic tourism.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2009 shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays

Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Araw ng Kagitingan April 6 (Monday), Monday nearest April 9
Labor Day May 1 (Friday)
Independence Day June 12 (Friday)
National Heroes Day August 31 (Monday), Last Monday of August
Bonifacio Day November 30 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Rizal Day December 30 (Wednesday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Ninoy Aquino Day August (Friday)
All Saints Day November 1 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day November 2 (Monday)
Additional special (non-working) day December 24 (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year December 31 (Thursday)

SECTION 2. The proclamation declaring a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Fitr shall hereafter be issued after the approximate date of the Islamic holiday calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. This end, the Office on Muslim Affairs shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.

SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.

SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 24th day of December in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eight.


By the President:

Executive Secretary

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