The Philippine Foundation
for Cultural and Educational
Development , Inc.


Who We Are

Philippine Foundation for Cultural and Educational Development, Inc. (PFCED) was incorporated and registered with the SEC on June 25, 1965 as a non-stock, not-for-profit organization. The incorporators dreamt of the Foundation as a catalyst for values transformation and education. PFCED committed itself to the promotion of academic excellence, professional proficiency, as well as social responsibility among people from all walks of life.

PFCED's vision, mission and the goals it had set out to achieve found support from the business community, which believed that good values make good business sense, as well as from professionals in various fields. In addition, it gained support from international funding agencies.


To be a seedbed for positive social change through educational and cultural programs grounded on Christian and human values.


To effectively contribute in providing the country with morally upright citizens who will work towards professional excellence, a growing concern for the social welfare and progress of the less privileged, having as a specific goal the development of the genuine cultural, moral and human values of the Filipino people.


To maintain and operate centers for the cultural, educational and spiritual formation of students, professional men and women.

To establish scholarship funds and special funds for deserving students in collaboration with other foundations.

To establish linkages with local and foreign institutions and develop training programs and courses in professional and cultural development, home management and family education.

To assist students in international congresses on university education and current global issues.

To promote cooperation with other foundations to set up livelihood programs for small communities.

Do everything for love. That way there are no little things. Everything is big.

-St. Josemaria Escriva

Board of Trustees

Vicente C. Atilano

Carmelita G. Salgado

Marie Rose G. Marcella

Crisanta S. Legaspi

Arnold E. Chaluangco

Dominic C. Punzalan

Elvira S. Verano


Vicente C. Atilano


Carmelita G. Salgado

Vice President

Crisanta S. Legaspi

Corporate Secretary

Arnold E. Chaluangco

Asst Coporate Secretary

Marie Rose G. Marcella


Susan M. Manalo

Executive Director

Great holiness consists in carrying out the little duties of each moment.

-St. Josemaria Escriva

PFCED and Opus Dei

PFCED has entrusted the activities of Christian formation in its centers to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, whose mission is to spread the message of holiness in and through, professional, family, and social life for men and women in the middle of the world.

I am asked for very little compared to how much I am being given.

-St. Josemaria Escriva

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