Organized Bodies and Associations

Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)

(Official National Organization of Catholic Education)

#7 Road 16, Bagong Pag-Asa
Quezon City 1105 Philippines
Tels. (02) 926-5153 • (02) 926-0521
(02) 926-5150 • (02) 926-5137
Fax: (02) 426-2670
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CEAP is the national association of Catholic educational institutions in the Philippines. Founded in 1941, it now has 1,219 members, which include 36 universities, 107 graduate schools, 231 colleges, 1,072 high schools, 622 elementary and 642 pre-elementary schools (SY 2005-2006).
CEAP is a voluntary organization which operates through 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 building.
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 (PERAA).
It is a member of the Association of Foundations and networks with many other non-government 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.

Leadership and Organization
The CEAP is governed by a 22-member Board of Directors composed of 16 regional directors (from the National Capital Region, Regions I to XII, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Caraga Region, and Cordillera Administrative Region), five directors-at-large, and the chairperson of the Superintendents Commission, which in turn elect4s a set of officers. The Board is supported by a National Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The offices of the Executive Director, Programs, Information and Publication, and Administrative Services are currently staffed by 14 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 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.

Programs and Services
The Association provides programs and services to its member institutions as well as affiliate regional associations in the following areas:

CEAP is the voice of Catholic education. It brings to the attention of government, NGOs and the general public, the collective views and proposals of the Catholic education sector, discusses problems affecting the development and survival of member schools, as well as critical issues affecting the social, political and moral life of the nation.

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 Development.

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 educators.

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 society.

To serve as instrument of linkaging and resource sharing within various concerned sectors but particularly among the Association’s members, CEAP maintains the bi-monthly newsletter 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.

Sr. Teresita F. Bayona, SPC
President, St. Paul College-Quezon City
Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
Fr. Tameralane R. Lana, OP
President, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila
Fr. Jimmy Belita, CM
San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation
Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ
President, Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Msgr. Gerardo O Santos
Superintendent, Manila Arch¬dio¬ce¬san and Parochial Schools Asso¬ciation, Paco, Manila

Msgr. Gerardo O. Santos
Chairman, MAPSA
1521 Paz St., Paco, Manila
Sr. Ma.
Rector, St. Louis - Aurora Hill, Baguio City
Region I:
Fr. Ambrose Ponce, SVD
President, Divine Word Academy
Dagupan City
Region II:
Fr. Romeo B. Gonzales, MS
President, La Sallette University
Santiago City
Region III:
Fr. Daniel O. Presto
Director, Columban College
Olongapo City
Region IV:
Fr. Redentor S. Corpuz
Director, St. Gregory Academy
Indang, Cavite
Region V:
Fr. Ramonclaro G. Mendez, OP
President, Aquinas University
Legazpi City
Region VI:
Fr. Manuel M. Vergara, OSA
President, University of San Agustin

Region VII:
Fr. Roderick C. Salazar Jr., SVD
President, University of San Carlos, Cebu City
Region VIII:
Mrs. Íonia C. Palami
Director, St. therese Educational Foundation, acloban City
Region IX:
Fr. William H. Kreutz, SJ
President, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City
Region X:
Fr. Antonio S. Samson, SJ
President, Xavier University
Cagayan de Oro City
Region XI:
Mo. Assumpta M David, RVM
President, University of the Imma¬¬culate Conception
Davao City
Region XII:
Bro. Crispin Betita, FMS
President, Notre Dame of Mrbel University, Koronadal City
Mr. Nestor J. Lemana Sr.
Executive Director, Notre Dame Edu¬ca¬tional Association
Cotabato City
Caraga Region (Region XIII):
Fr. Edito N. Alcala, DCS
Superintendent, Surigao Catholic Schools, Diocese of Surigao, Suri¬gao City
Sr. Carmeli Marie V. Catan, OSA
President, University of Regina Carmeli, Malolos, Bulacan

Honorary Board Member
Bishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD
Bishop of Bataan
Head of the Episcopal Com¬mis¬sion on Catechesis and Catholic Education ECCCE)

CEAP Officers (2005-2006)
President: Fr. Roderick C. Salazar Jr., SVD
Vice President: Fr. Tamerlane R. Lana, OP
Secretary: Sr. Teresita F. Bayona, SPC
Treasurer: Fr. Jimmy A. Belita, CM
Executive Director: Mr. Mariano U. Piamonte Jr.
CEAP National Office
#7 Road 16, Bagong Pag-asa, 1105
Quezon City, Philippines
Tels. (02) 426-2679
(02) 926-5137 • (02) 926-0521
(02) 926-5153
Tel./Fax: (02) 426-2670
(02) 926-5150
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Persons:
Executive Director: Mariano U. Pia¬monte Jr.
Secretary, Executive Director’s Office: Eliza R. Bonsol
Information and Publications Assis¬tant: Teresita F. Aquino
Liaison Assistant: Rocky A. Acluba
Planning and Research Assistant: Mary Grace J. Maulion
Administrative Assistant: Jovita S. Tanig
Office Aide: Moises Q. Fernandez Jr.
Office Aide: Oscar F. Lacasandile
Cashier: Marietta A. de Leon
Asst. Bookkeeper: Sandy S. Antonio