Alay Pag-asa maintains its commitment to the holistic care and development of children through a community-linked child-focused program where members and stakeholders actively participate in the program implementation.
The phenomenon of street children in the Philippines started to gain attention in the early 1980’s. In 2000, there are about 240,000 street children in 22 cities nationwide. In Metro Manila, they are found in parks, busy street intersections and bus terminals. They are engaged in various activities such as: begging; picking pockets and snatching; car washing/watching/parking; scavenging; selling cigarettes, newspapers, flowers, and even sexual favors. Denied access to basic services and other forms of help that would contribute to their growth and development, they face a very bleak future. Government efforts on this daunting condition are not enough to arrest the situation. If nothing is done, they could further become liabilities in the society. God’s compassion for them is evident in many passages of Scriptures such as Psalm 82:3,4, which says, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Their only hope is in God. Convinced of this truth and in obedience to God’s command, a group of committed evangelical Christians who have worked extensively among street children and their families organized Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation on April 28, 1990. As a non-stock, non-profit mission organization, its main purpose is to assist street children and their families to know Christ personally in their lives and enable them to become spiritually strong, economically productive and responsible members of our society.
God-fearing, Responsible, and Empowered individuals, families and communities active in the protection and promotion of children’s rights.
Our mission is to integrate the Christian faith in the implementation of holistic, sustainable and child-centered programs in partnership with responsible stakeholders.
At the end of the 5-year program cycle (2011-2016), Alay Pag-asa is able to assist the education of 500 indigent children; empowered 500 families and transformed 2,500 lives through child-friendly programs anchored on Christian principles thereby establishing a working and sustainable mechanism that is effective and responsive to the needs of underprivileged children and families in their respective communities.
board of trustees
Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation is composed of the following Board of Trustees:
Rev. Ferdinand R. Francisco is the founder and senior pastor of Jesus the Supreme King Christian Ministry (JSKCM) located in Brgy. Hulo, Mandaluyong City with outreach ministries in Laguna, Baseco compound and Lahug, Cebu City. He is the chairman of the pastoral council in Mandaluyong City called Mandaluyong Christian Churches Association (MCCA). He graduated cum laude from the University of Sto. Tomas and is a licensed Architect. He attended Calvary Bible School for his pastoral studies.
Atty. Eduardo V. Bringas is a practicing lawyer by profession. He has served the senate in various capacities. He finished AB History from De La Salle University, Bachelor of Laws from the University of Santo Tomas and Divinity Studies from the Asian Theological Seminary. Atty Bringas is an active advocate of child’s rights.
Mr. Nemecio B. Barrameda is a trainor and motivational speaker for the youth. He was the former Head of the Certificate Program Center of De La Salle University-College of Saint and Assistant to the Director of Summer Institute of Graduate Studies of De La Salle University. He is a Business Management graduate of De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde, has earned MBA units at the DLSU-Graduate School of Business and MA in Educational Management. He has served in different leadership capacities in his local church and is now active in the Christian revival movement using the G12 principle.
Atty. Cagliostro Miguel Martinez is an alumnus of the University of the Philippines where he finished is Bachelor of Laws. Currently, he serves the Development Bank of the Philippines as the Assistant Corporate Secretary and Assistant Vice President. Atty Martinez is an active member of the Christ’s Commission Fellowship.
Mrs. Corazon V. Vicente is a licensed Chemical Engineer and is involved in the Hog raising business in Batangas. Her passion is Christian Education and was a professor for several years. She finished her degree from the University of the Philippines. She is an active member of her local church.
Prof. Teresita M. Talamisan is a senior leader of Joyful Jubilee Christian Community (JJCC) located in Brgy. Cupang, Antipolo City. She is a dedicated educator having served in different capacities as school administrator, principal and professor in various levels. She currently teaches at the International Evangelical College. Prof Talamisan is a Christian Motivational Speaker with extensive education, training and experience in the areas of school management and administration, linguistics, values formation, counseling, and missionary works. She has traveled around Asia, Australia, the United States and Europe in the discharge of her profession. She is a PhD Candidate of DLSU, has earned MA in Education and BSEEd, and has undergone training in related field of studies in Capernway Bible School (UK) and International Liguistic Center (Dallas), among others. Among the institutions that she has worked with are: DLSU, Trinity College, Tabernacle of Faith and PACE Graduate School of Christian Education.
Rev. Jashmer Nikita Miranda is the founder and senior pastor of New Beginning Community Church (NBCC) located in Brgy. Malamig, Mandaluyong City. He graduated BA major in Accountancy from the Philippine Christian University (PCU) and finished his Masters of Divinity from the Asian Theological Seminary (ATS) and took up special studies at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He was a former bank officer of Far East Bank and Trust Company.
Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation is managed by the following individuals:
FINANCE AND ADMIN COORDINATOR
RESOURCE MOBILIZATION COORDINATOR
WEBSITE DESIGNED and MAINTAINED BY
Mr. Noi B. Barrameda
Mr. Alexander B. Bontigao, RSW
Ms. Zol L. Reyes
Mr. Noi B. Barrameda
Mr. Carlo Gabriel Eustaquio