It was a significant day for all despite the heavy rain, as the successful Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) signing and Groundbreaking Ceremony of the first ANCOP site in the Municipality of Lubao,
Pampanga was commenced on September 9, 2019. The new ANCOP site, initially named Greatway
Financial-CFC ANCOP Canada Municipality of Lubao Community, is collaborative work of CFC ANCOP
Global Foundation, Inc. (CAGFI), ANCOP Canada, CFC Pampanga, and the Local Government Unit of
This site at Barangay Santiago was made possible by the generosity of Bro. Marlon and Elsa Antonio
from Calgary, Canada, owners of Greatway Financial. They chose Lubao as the site location where one of
them grew up, making this as their way of giving back to the place they loved and called “home.”
The ceremony was attended by Bro. Ricky Cuenca, ANCOP Canada President; Bro. Efren Tompong, CAGFI
Community Development Head; Mayor Esmeralda Pineda of Lubao, Pampanga; the Area Governance
Team of CFC Pampanga headed by their Provincial Area Head (PAH) Bro. Hermie Vargas; and the hopeful
beneficiaries from Brgy. Santiago.
All of them expresses their thanksgiving on this significant day, as they were all blessed by God with so
much. The site and the ceremony were blessed by Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Mangulabnan, Parish Priest of San
Rafael Arkangel Parish in Baruya, Lubao, Pampanga. He reminded everyone that it should not be just the
home that they should take care of, but importantly, the welfare of the family that will live in it. Bro.
Ricky Cuenca also brought them the good news of not just having homes but education for their children
as well, once the program is fully implemented.
Above all, all praise and glory are all for God as these were products of His love and generosity to His
beloved—the poor. –PMB, ANCOP Communications