Far East Broadcasting Company, Inc. or FEBC, as it is more commonly known, was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on August 26, 1946 by a group of incorporators whose main purpose is to bring to the Far East the Gospel of Christ through radio. Its main office is located at 46/F One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas corner Meralco Avenue Pasig City. The organization has a regular staff of 130, 1 volunteer, 4 consultants and 11 members of the Board of Trustees.
Its primary purpose is to spread the principles of biblical Christianity, promote musical appreciation and cultural & social development, disseminate information along these lines & promote such other activities as will inure to the general betterment of the peoples of the Philippines and neighboring countries in South East Asia through the broadcast media. This is done through its current 12 radio stations in major cities in the country & six transmitter stations for shortwave broadcast for China & the rest of Southeast Asia in more than 40 international languages and 29 local languages & dialects.
This is the Foundation’s 4th renewal for PCNC Certification. Following is its certification history:
- 5-year certification, June 06, 2001 – June 05, 2006 (rating can not be retrieved as file had been disposed)
- 5-year certification, September 29, 2007 – September 28, 2012 (rating -4.25)
- 3- year certification, December 27, 2013 – February 4, 2016 (rating -4.3)
- 3-year certification, May 27, 2016 – March 1, 2019 (rating -4.55)
Note: FEBC got 5-year certifications during its first two applications with PCNC because organizations then need only to get a rating of 4.1 to have a 5-year certification. Around 2009, PCNC had raised its standards where a fully operational organization can be granted a 5-year certification if it received a rating of 4.6 and is not a first time applicant.