PTWF intercedes to allow Christian pilgrims to worship without fear

December 2012, Sam Philipe, PTWF director for Israel, made a plea on behalf of Pave the Way Foundation to the government of Israel to suspend any planned deportation of Philippine pilgrims who overstayed their visa, during the Christmas season,  so that they may travel to Bethlehem without fear of arrest. 


Recently, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the first visit by a Philippines president to Israel met with Sam and thanked him for his intercession in 2012.