About Us

 ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERS  - INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES, INC. (ACEIPI)

 #8  Rd. 9-C,  Area 7,  United Parañaque Subd. 5

 Barangay San Isidro, Sucat, Paranaque City 

S.E.C. REG. # CN 200603222

    BIR TIN# 264 065 264

                                              

 

 ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE
 
VISION:
A dynamic and responsive organization of volunteers, professionals, child advocates and pastoral leaders committed to improving the quality of lives of underprivileged children, youth and elders and the protection of their basic human rights.
 
MISSION:
To provide opportunities, programs and services that help promote their welfare and total human development
 
CORE VALUES:
Teamwork, Commitment, Spirituality and Accountability
 
TARGET BENEFICIARIES:
Youth in difficult circumstances, ages 13 to 21 years old, indigent, high-risk. In 6 mission areas, i.e. Sucat, Paranaque City; Tinglayan, Mt. Province, Cagayan de Oro City; Calaca, Taal and San Nicolas, Batangas; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Children’s Home, Labac, Batangas.
 
OUTREACH MISSION to:
  • Center-based abandoned elders and children & persons with disability
  • Elderly prisoners
  • Children in need of help
 
NOTE: From 2006 to 2012, ACEIPI also rendered services to the children-in-conflict-with the-law or youth offenders then housed in a youth facility at Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan.
 
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
 
FOR YOUTH:
  • The Youth for (4) Youth Program:
  • Educational Assistance, Competency Development, Values Reintegration and Community Action/Volunteerism
  • Recollection/Fellowship/Annual Gift Giving
  • Participation in Parish-based worship and formation activities
  • Crisis Intervention Aid
 
FOR CENTER-BASED ELDERS and CHILDREN:
  • Feeding, socialization, provisions for basic needs
 
RESOURCE MOBILIZATION & NETWORKING
 
“TOGETHER, WE CAN ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY”
 
 
SPIRITUAL ADVISER:  Rev. Fr. Lambert  B. Legaspino
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
  • DR. JOCELYN H. BRUCE – Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Bruce is a recognized leader in the Miami and South Florida non-profit community.  In addition to serving as a professor in Neuropathology at the University of the Miami School of Medicine, she is also Founding President and Chair  of NANAY, Inc.,  (National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth), a tax-exempt non-profit organization that owns and operates a Community Center in North Miami, Florida for the past 16 years.  In 2009, NANAY Inc. earned the distinction as one of the recipients of the “Bayaning Pilipino, Geny Lopez Award, International Category.  Dr. Bruce is also author of “Histopathologic Techniques”, which is currently being used as an official textbook in most Medical Technology schools in the Philippines
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  • VIRGINIA M. BRUCEPresident of the Board and Chief Operating Officer.  Mrs. Bruce is an Educator in Math, Physics and English.  For more than 20 years, she managed her own company that was then engaged in general construction and supply.  She is still an active parish leader; heads the Parish Prison Apostolate, a catechist for children and youth, a former Pastoral Council Officer and a perennial head of the Special Projects Committee that raises funds for parish-based projects.  She also helped influenced the development of pro-poor programs.  She is also the Vice-President of CHARM, Inc., a religious Foundation based in Batangas that ensures the conservation, restoration and preservation of the Basilica of St. Martin de Tours of Taal, Batangas.
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  • TERESITA D. GOMEZ – Vice-President.  Ms. Gomez is a recognized Catholic leader and resource person in the ministry to prisoners, children and youth.  An MBA graduate and trained social advocate, she served CARITAS Manila as its Special Programs Division Manager for 16 years.  She helped developed programs that were eventually institutionalized by government, e.g., the declaration of Annual National Correctional Consciousness Week and the official recognition of Paralegal volunteers for prisoners.  She was also former Executive Director of the ADHD Society of the Philippines, an alliance of parents, medical practitioners and educators that assist young persons with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. She is also Board Member of the Integrated Correctional Association of the Philippines, Inc.
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  • TRINIDAD A. WONG – Serves as Treasurer.  She is a long-time business entrepreneur who assists in managing a family general merchandising company and a persevering parish leader who regularly helps in feeding the poor children and youth usually at Lopezville and several children centers for the abandoned orphans and in extending assistance to sick elderly persons in her community.  She is also an Officer of the Filipino-Chinese Charities, Inc. Her family is also a regular donor of ACEIPI.
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  • EVELYN H. BRUCE, CPA – was co-founder of NANAY, Inc. and has had at least 10 years of experience as an Administrator of a Boarding Care home for mentally disabled in California.  As Executive Director of NANAY, Inc. and NANAY Community Economic Development Corporation (NANAY CEDC), she is in-charge of supervising the operations and programs at the NANAY Community Center located in North Miami, Florida, that provides supportive services to elders and youth.  Because of her experience in administration and financial accounting, she also serves as Chief Financial Officer responsible in setting up and overseeing the client and donor management information systems, including the upgrade and integration of financial systems for NANAY Inc. and NANAY CEDC.
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  • ANSELMA BORJA TAJON – Board Member of ACEIPI .  Graduated from University of the Philippines, College of Agriculture, Los Baños, Laguna with Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, major in Soil Science (with masteral units at Araneta University).  Worked as Soil Technologist in Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Diliman, Quezon City for 20 years.  Furthermore, serving the parish of Our Lady of Unity as Lector/Commentator and Church Area Coordinator since 1989.
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  • EVA H. BRUCE – Graduated from Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at University of the East.; started as bookkeeper in the City & County of San Francisco and passed the civil service examination for Account Clerk & Accountant .  From there she was promoted from Account Clerk and passed through several promotions until she became the Accounting Operations Manager handling 80 employees and the first ever Filipina to be appointed to a management position.  Again, she was appointed as Director of Accounting Systems, second in command to the newly appointed Controller of the same institution.  During her tenure in management position, she became politically involved, and became a strong advocate and voice for the minority.   After retirement, she co-founded QBIS Group, a systems integration consulting company which later became the consultant company for the County of San Diego Financial Systems Reporting.
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  • ATTY. MARIE JENNIFER M. BRUCE – Corporate Secretary

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