Countries where MBC is working
A republic in Southeast Asia. The archipelago consists of 7107 islands, of which the largest two are Luzon and Mindanao. These two islands together cover about two thirds of the land area, which is more than 7 times the size of the Netherlands, with approximately 300,000 km². The archipelago in the middle is called Visayas.
The Philippines had nearly 101 million inhabitants at the last official census in 2015. The Philippines have many western characteristics due to the long colonization of Spain and the United States. There is a sharp contrast between rich and poor: the small, rich elite and on the other side a large arm of the population that often lives under the minimum of existence. The elite has the reins in both economic and political terms.
The office of MBC – the Philippines is in the city of Metro Manila (Quezon City). We work especially in this area, which is called the National Capitol region. Through partnerships, the MBC also works in areas where our partner organisations are working, including:
- CCT GenSan (Mindanao)
- IShepherd in Payatas (Luzon)
- PLTM in Safa, Balani, Calapan (Mindoro, Visayas)
- Good Neighbors in Quezon City & Legazpi (Luzon), Samar (Visayas) and Mindanao.
- PhilRad in Biliran
- BMTM in Tondo, Metro Manila