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AMRSWP Secretariat Office
28 Acacia Street corner Rosario Drive
New Manila, 1112 Quezon City
Tels.: (02) 724-4434 • (02) 448-5644
Fax: (02) 725-3478

The purpose of the AMRSWP is to coordinate the activities of the aforesaid
Religious communities, to study the problems of common interest, and to
assure their effective solution through close collaboration.

The Association is a permanent organization of all active religious
congregations of women in the Philippines in the person of their major
superiors. Religious groups without a major superior in the Philippines are
represented by an authorized member of the group.

The Association functions through the following: 1. the Annual Convention;
2. the Executive Board; 3. the Secretariat; 4. the various Mission Partners
jointly organized with AMRSP

AMOR Membership
The AMRSWP is a member of the Asian/Pacific Meeting of Religious (AMOR)

Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
(Official National Organization of Catholic Education)

CEAP National Office
#7 Road 16, Bagong Pag-Asa
Quezon City 1105 Philippines
Tels. (02) 926-5153 • (02) 926-0521
(02) 926-6273
Fax: (02) 426-2670
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Website: www.ceap.org.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatholicEdPH
Twitter: twitter.com/catholicedph

CEAP is the national association of Catholic educational institutions in the
Philippines. Founded in 1941, it now has more than 1,400 memberschools
and 120 Catholic school superintendents. The schools include 44
Higher Education Institutions (HEI), 107 graduate schools, 266 combined
basic education and HEI, 709 basic education, 280 pure high schools, 622
elementary and 642 pre-elementary schools (SY 2010-2011).
CEAP is a voluntary organization operating through national commissions
and committees and regional educational associations located in the 16
regions of the country.
It represents the interest of Catholic educational institutions in national and
international fora, fosters unity of action with other organizations in educational
matters, and assists members, particularly those in mission areas,
to achieve common and specific aims.
The CEAP is commissioned to advance and promote the teaching function
of the Catholic Church. It contributes towards the attainment of the objective,
“the total development of the human person” through a Catholic
orientation in accordance with the norms of the Church, constituent with
national development goals as expressed in the Philippine Constitution.
The CEAP promotes religious instruction as an essential element of Catholic
education, thereby contributing towards character formation and citizenship
Moreover, it strives to respond to social, political, moral and other critical issues
based on consultations with the different regions and calls for the
collective action of its members when the situation so requires.
CEAP is a non-stock, non-profit organization. It is represented in the Coordinating
Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), Fund
for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE), Private Education Assistance
Committee (PEAC), and Private Education Retirement Annuity Association
It is a member of the Association of Foundations and networks with many
other nongovernment organizations. It is affiliated with the International
Office of Catholic Education (l’ Office International de l’Enseignement
Catholique-OIEC) and with the International Federation of Catholic Universities.

The CEAP is governed by a 22-member Board of Directors composed of 16
regional trustees (from the National Capital Region, Regions I to XII, Autonomous
Region of Muslim Mindanao, Caraga Region, and Cordillera
Administrative Region), five trustees-at-large, and the chairperson of the
Superintendents Commission, which in turn elects a set of officers. The
Board is supported by a National Secretariat headed by an Executive Director.
The offices of the Executive Director, Membership and Communications,
Programs, Advocacy, and Finance and Administrative Services
are currently staffed by 9 personnel.
At the regional level, the regional directors work within particular structures
set up for coordination, planning and implementation of programs and
other local concerns.
CEAP has four commissions, and their functions are as follows: The Superintendents
Commission gathers all diocesan and congregational school
superintendents and works to support CEAP’s goals. The Commission
on Religious Education formulates policies and programs for effective
religious education in member institutions, in consultation with the
Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education and other
offices of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The Advocacy
Commission is responsible for the effective communication to all
concerned sectors of CEAP’s position on current issues and problems affecting
private education. The Retirement Commission administers the
CEAP Retirement Plan which provides retirement benefits to faculty and
staff of participating member-institutions.
CEAP Board members sit in the commissions/committees which discuss policy
matters regarding Personnel and Finance, Programs and Scholarships,
Membership and Awards, and Legal Matters.

The activities of the CEAP are financed by annual membership fees and nominal
fees, special assessments and contributions from member-institutions,
and by donations, grants, subsidies from national and international
sources—public, private or Church-related.

The Association provides programs and services to its member institutions
as well as affiliate regional associations in the following areas:
CEAP has consistently maintained the importance of widening
the access to and the promotion of quality, transformative Catholic Education
in the Philippines. CEAP’s National Advocacy Commission (NAC)
has been responsible for proposing to the CEAP National Board policies
and advocacy initiatives pertinent to Catholic Education in the Philippines
and the CEAP-identified priority issues (i.e. peace, judicial reform,
education reform, mining and the environment). NAC undertakes the research
and consultation requisite for such proposals. NAC disseminates,
explains and advocates CEAP’s positions. NAC attends CHEd’s, DepEd’s,
or Congressional hearings and conferences, and those of other pertinent
agencies or other forums in the interest of advocating or formulating
CEAP’s positions, especially when these are threatened by adverse public
policies. CEAP is also the lead association of COCOPEA in the area of Advocacy
and Public Policy Development. NAC continues to push for CEAP’s
legislative agenda in the 16th Congress that would help CEAP member
schools achieve their work towards quality, transformative Catholic Education
in the Philippines.

Transformational Education
Specific programs for the thrust Continuing Education for Social
Transformation seek to institutionalize the need to respond to current
issues in the socioeconomic and political sphere. The objective being to
broaden members’ awareness and understanding of issues thus paving
the way for relevant and proactive response and even a change in lifestyle
and worldview. Current programs include Environmental Education;
Biodiversity and Sustainable Development; Peace Education; and Management

Catechetics & Religious Education
The Association promotes Religion as the core of the curriculum.
It conducts seminars and workshops to help implement the concept and
assists member schools in reviewing and strengthening religious education
programs. CEAP also supports and champions the Philippine Catechetical
Apostolate and Religious Education (PhilCARE) Foundation in
its aim to promote the development and welfare of catechists and religious

Human Resource Development
CEAP initiates and organizes programs to update knowledge and
upgrade skills of administrators, supervisors, subject-area coordinators,
faculty and non-teaching personnel. It also provides leadership training
for students.

Consultancy Services
Resource generation, financial management, organizational development
and legal matters are some areas where CEAP may provide
advice and guidance to its members.

Networking and Linkage-Building
The Association maintains linkages with various groups both
inside and outside the education sector. With limited funds of its own,
CEAP relies on resource sharing and the cooperation of other organizations
and companies to achieve its goals. In turn, CEAP contributes its capacities
and strengths to achieve common objectives which will benefit

To serve as instrument of linkaging and resource sharing within
various concerned sectors but particularly among the Association’s
members, CEAP maintains the Quarterly magazine CEAP Bulletin. It occasionally
publishes books and monographs related to Catholic education.
Every two years, the CEAP Directory containing updated information on
member schools comes out.

An Association which upholds quality Catholic education in the
spirit of communion and service, guided by Gospel values and teachings
of the Roman Catholic Church.

CEAP seeks to
• Advocate for government and NGO support to small member schools
on issues affecting Catholic education
• Ensure effective and efficient delivery of services and programs in the
national and regional levels
• Work towards financial viability of member schools
• Find ways for collaborative efforts among member schools
• Increase its visibility in national and regional levels while maintaining
credibility and integrity in projecting its views and positions to the
general public. It will work for empowered and self-reliant CEAP
regional associations.

Board of trustees (2014-2015)
Chair, Episcopal Commission on Catechesis
and Catholic Education (ECCCE) ex oficio:
Bp. Roberto C. Mallari


Br. Narciso S. Erguiza FSC
De La Salle University Araneta

Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ
Ateneo de Davao University
CEAP-Vice President

Sr. Ma. Marissa R. Viri, RVM
University of the Immaculate
Concepcion, Davao City

Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, OP
University of Santo Tomas, Manila


Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, OP
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Br. Narciso S. Erguiza, FSC
De La Salle University Araneta

Sr. Ma. Marissa R. Viri, RVM
University of the Immaculate
Concepcion, Davao City

Sr. Merceditas O. Ang, SPC
St. Paul University Philippines,
Tuguegarao City

Fr. Aureo A. Patian
Diocese of Iligan


Msgr. Manuel S. Bravo
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
Region 1

Fr. Joel M. Reyes
Executive Vice President,
Lyceum of Aparri
Region 2

Fr. Elmer G. Dizon
Archdiocese of San Fernando,
Region 3

Fr. Alain P. Manalo
St. Jude Parochial School, Cavite
Region 4

Fr. Rex Andrew C. Alarcon
Naga Parochial School, Naga City
Region 5

Msgr. Ely Rafael D. Fuentes
Archdiocesan Commission on
Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Jaro
Region 6

Fr. Enrico A. Silab, OAR
University of San Jose-Recoletos,
Cebu City
Region 7

Sr. Rachel B. Bernardo, RVM
St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan,
Region 8

Fr. Karel S. San Juan, SJ
Ateneo de Zamboanga University,
Zamboanga City
Region 9

Sr. Maria Rufina B. Guillano, RVM
St. Michael’s College, Iligan City
Region 10

Bro. Wilfredo E. Lubrico, FMS
Notre Dame of Marbel University,
Koronadal City
Region 12

Fr. Romy Saniel, OMI
Notre Dame of Jolo College, Sulu

Fr. Roland P. Buyagan
Diocese of Baguio

Fr. John Christian U. Young
Father Saturnino Urios University,
Butuan City

Msgr. Gerardo O. Santos
Pasig Catholic College
Chair, Superintendents Commission:

Fr. Paquito G. Gallego
Antipolo Catholic Schools
President, Marikina Catholic School

Legal Counsel:
Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada

CEAP National Office
#7 Road 16, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City 1105 Philippines
Tels. (02) 926-5153 • (02) 926-0521 • (02) 926-6273
Fax: (02) 426-2670
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ceap.org.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatholicEdPH
Twitter: twitter.com/catholicedph

Contact Persons:
Executive Director:
Ms. Rhodora Angela F. Ferrer
Plans, Programs and Research Officer:
Ms. Mary Ann S. Cruz
Membership and Communications Officer:
Mr. Jose Allan I. Arellano
Membership and Communications Asst.:
Ms. Deseree P. Agcaoli
Advocacy and Information Management Officer:
Mr. Anthony V. Coloma
Advocacy and Special Events Asst:
Gillian Faye F. Hurtado
Ms. Gloria S. de Leon
Finance and Administrative Asst.:
Liza G. Enguito

Association of Catholic Universities
of the Philippines (ACUP)
(Official National Organization of Catholic Universities)
Office of the Rector
University of Santo Tomas, España St., 1008 Manila
National Secretariat
c/o Office of Public Affairs
Rm. 104 Main Bldg., University of Santo Tomas
España St., 1008 Manila
Tel.: (02) 731-3544 • Tel./Fax: (02) 740-9727
The Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines is a non-profit,
non-stock association, comprising of 35 Catholic Universities. It was
founded on April 25, 1973, with Rev. Fr. Leonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P., Rector of
the University of Santo Tomas, as its first President. It was duly approved
and endorsed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on
May 23, 1973. It confines its policies, programs and projects exclusively to
the university level.

Mission and Vision Statement
The Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines, Inc. (ACUP), an organization
of Catholic universities, envisions to promote and to enhance
the Christian identity of its member institutions as leading centers of
teaching, research and service.
It is committed to truth and the advancement of the dignity of human persons
and their culture especially that of the Filipino people. As a community
dedicated to higher learning, it seeks to foster and ensure quality
Catholic education in the Philippines.

1. To promote the quality of education in general and to advance the
cause of Catholic education in particular;
2. To promote better coordination and cooperation among its members
through mutual consultation on common programs, problems, and
concerns and to find workable solution;
3. To strengthen the moral influence and role of Catholic universities
in the light of government actions which may affect the educational
system in any way;
4. To assist in every way not contrary to law, all agencies concerned with
the growth and development of Philippine Education; and
5. To seek financial assistance for the support of the development
programs and projects of member institutions.

1. To provide venues for consultation on common educational concerns;
2. To organize Training Programs for teachers, catechists and others who
share in the Church’s mission;
3. To articulate the position of Catholic universities on issues and policies
involving the educational system in our country;
4. To contribute to social transformation by helping to seek and discover
the root cause of contemporary problems having to do with: The
dignity of human life; The promotion of justice for all; The protection of
nature; A more just sharing of world resources; and A special concern
for their ethical and religious implications;
5. To establish linkage and networking with the Catholic Bishops’
Conference of the Philippines and other agencies; and
6. To coordinate with funding institutions for assistance.

As of January 2015, the members of ACUP are:
Adamson University, Manila
Angeles University Foundation,
Angeles City
Aquinas University, Legaspi City
Ateneo de Davao University,
Davao City
Ateneo de Manila University,
Quezon City
Ateneo de Naga University,
Naga City
Ateneo de Zamboanga University,
Zamboanga City
De La Salle University, Manila
La Salle University, Ozamiz City
Father Saturnino Urios University,
Butuan City
Holy Angel University, Angeles City
Holy Name University,
Tagbilaran City
Holy Trinity University,
Puerto Princesa City
La Consolacion University,
Malolos City
Notre Dame of Marbel University,
Koronadal City
Notre Dame University,
Cotabato City
Notre Dame of Dadiangas University,
General Santos City
Saint Mary’s University,
Bayombong City
Saint Louis University, Baguio City
St. Louis University, Tuguegarao City
St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City
St. Paul University, Manila
St. Paul University, Quezon City
St. Paul University, Dumaguete City
Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City
University of the Assumption,
San Fernando City
University of the Immaculate
Conception, Davao City

Membership is open to any Catholic institution of higher learning which has
attained full status of a university in accordance with the Philippine law.

ACUP is affiliated as an Associate Member of the International Federation of
Catholic Universities (IFCU). It has also been represented in various private
and public undertakings related to higher education in the Philippines.

President: Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga, Jr., C.M. (Adamson University)
Vice-President: Fr. Dionisio Miranda, S.V.D. (University of San Carlos)
Treasurer: Sr. Lourdes Albis, D.C. (University of Sta. Isabel)
Corporate Secretary: Fr. Frederick Comendador, O.S. A. (University of San
Secretary General: Assoc. Prof. Giovanna Fontanilla
(University of Sto. Tomas)
Members: Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. (University of Santo Tomas)
Fr. Ernesto Arceo, O.P. (Aquinas University)
Fr. Gilbert Sales, C.I.C.M. (St. Louis University)
Fr. Charlie Inzon, O.M.I. (Notre Dame University Cotabato)
Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. (Ateneo de Manila University)


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