Friday, June 1, 2012

CCT Dedicates Ortigas Office

The reception area of the new office as seen from the hallway. 

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Group of Ministries dedicated its new Ortigas office to the Lord in a simple ceremony attended by lead mentors from its business mentoring group, staff of the business development services (BDS) unit, a few members of the management committee, and staff of the Wholistic Transformation Resource Center (WTRC). 

The 50-square meter office space on the 21st floor of Strata 100 in Ortigas Center is a blessing shared by  WTRC,  a CCT ministry partner. 

 In a message sent  from Australia,  David Bussau, WTRC president, said, "As many of you know, WTRC has been blessed by a magnanimous benefactor and it is in the same spirit of magnanimity and generosity that we share this blessing with you because we believe in your work and you have always had a special place in our hearts and in our prayers. We have journeyed together for many, many years sharing  challenges and triumphs along the way.  We have seen how CCT has been faithful to the mission God has given you, how attuned the organization, its trustees, management and staff  are to God's voice which we believe accounts for how much CCT has grown and how deep your impact has become.  It is our honor to be able to share our office with you and to be counted as CCT's friend, partner, and family."  

 Josie Barotilla, WTRC finance manager, explained that WTRC occupies units A, H, I and J of Strata 100's 21st floor through the generosity of the Padilla family, the building owners who are close friends of David Bussau.  The room that CCT now occupies, Unit K,  was "sort of a storeroom" and "not used too much." 

The CCT office was renovated to move the entrance closer to the backdoor of the WTRC offices which opens to its boardroom. "This gives the staff easy access to the boardroom which WTRC is also allowing CCT to use," Josie added.   

The Ortigas office will be used by the BDS staff, by Growth Enterprise Loan staff,  and by partner development staff of the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center.  Its land line numbers are: 806-6912 and  654-2536.  

For inquiries and booking information about the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center, please get in touch with Eva Lope, CCT partners development officer, at,, 09192933157, 09232497605,  8066912, and 654-2536. 

The initial part of the program was held in the WTRC
boardroom. Here attendees sing the hymn
Great Is Thy Faithfulness...
...and read Psalm 127. 

Kerwin Tan, mentoring program director, and Richard Tan,
lead mentor, cut the ribbon 

CCT staff join Pastor Jun Gonzaga (not shown) in a
prayer of dedication in the new office.

Ruth Callanta, CCT president, smiles with approval after checking out the interiors
 designed by Pastor Evan Venegas

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