Monday, July 23, 2012

CCT Opens Branch in M'lang, North Cotabato

Pastor Jun Castillo, new team servant for M'lang Remelyn Empic,
and CCT President Ruth Callanta during  the opening
of the CCT branch in  M'lang, North Cotabato. 

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) has opened a new branch in the municipality of M’lang, North Cotabato, bringing  the number of branches in the province to four.

CCT has more than 130 branches nationwide. It ministers to micro entrepreneurs, street dwellers, factory workers, landless agricultural workers, children and youth, and indigenous people, particularly the B'laan and Taga Kaolo tribes of Sarangani. 

Ruth Callanta, CCT president, delivered the exhortation in an opening ceremony on May 12, 2012 attended by CCT staff from South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and other North Cotabato branches; members of the  Ministerial Group of Evangelical Churches in Mlang; and representatives of local government units.  Errol de Pedro, CCT pastor for the North Cotabato area, prayed for the three staff members  who will be manning operations and dedicated the office to God. A representative from the office of M’lang Mayor Joselito Pinol gave assurance of the municipal government’s support of the ministry of CCT.

The M’lang office is  located at Java Subdivision, Poblacion and is initially  offering  microfinance and insurance services. CCT also has branches in the North Cotabato towns of Midsayap and Kabakan, and in Kidapawan City.   
 Mlang is one of 17 towns in North Cotabato.  It is a first class municipality with a population of 81,000 according to a 2007 survey of the National Statistics Office.  Its residents speak Ilonggo, Cebuano, Tagalog, Ilocano, and Magindanwon.  It has 37 baranggays.

Reportage: Jeaneth Samuel 

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