Rm Canonical comment - is this a slam against the Greeks?
In 1994, the first Filipino priest was ordained under Metropolitan Archbishop Antonio of Mexico along with two Filipino nuns.
In 2007, Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba, Primate of Australia and New Zealand, established the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission in the Philippines under the authority given to him by the Holy and Sacred Synod of Antioch. It currently has two mission areas in MetroManila
and only missions under the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission in the Philippines are canonical.
There are also some [[Independent Orthodox churches|independent groups]] in the Philippines that use the term ''Orthodox'' in their names but are not in communion with or are recognized by any canonical Orthodox church.