Condition of our General Secretary,
Bishop Melzar D. Labuntog.

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Office of the General Secretary, National Office, 877 EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines, is formally writing this letter to inform the whole UCCP constituents and concerned public, and to address the circulating information online regarding the health condition of our General Secretary, Bishop Melzar D. Labuntog.

Bishop Melzar D. Labuntog is currently hospitalized due to a stroke on May 22, 2024, and is now on his recovery status after all the consultations and medications. As of this moment, this is the only information that the office can provide to all, as we also respect the requested privacy of Bishop Melzar’s family. But rest assured, he is on his way to a full recovery.

In connection, in order to ensure and maintain the chain of command and take responsibility and care of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines during the absence of our General Secretary, Bishop Melzar D. Labuntog, The Council of Bishops (COB), during its meeting held on May 22, 2024, in Baguio City, appointed BISHOP JOSEPH G. AGPAOA as OFFICER-IN-CHARGE

The UCCP Council of Bishops maintains that the fundamental articles of the Philippine Constitution of 1987 sufficiently address the range of issues and problems that are present in the nation’s current political, economic, and cultural environment… Several current laws and statutes can promote economic growth, but because economic progress is oriented toward neo-liberalism, economic inequality persists.

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