In 1981 EFM began supporting a ministry in the Philippines under the leadership of Jaime and Lydia Tabingo. Jaime and Lydia are Filipinos and they led the ministry for about 30 years. Roy and Jinky Twaddell from NWYM served there early on in their missionary career and then during the years leading up to their retirement. For much of this time the Friends churches in the Philippines have been working together under a yearly meeting structure called PEFIM. They are located mostly in Metro Manila and the islands of Samar and Palawan.