Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD)

Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD) Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and friends created the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development in 1983 as a way to continue their commitment to the social and economic development of the Philippines.

The Foundation provides scholarships for Filipino students who need financial assistance to realize their dreams of attending college in the Philippines. Over the years, 145 scholarship recipients have completed their studies in fields ranging from engineering and architecture to midwifery and community development. Currently, 45 students are in college working toward their degrees with the support of the PCAFPD's generous donors.

The Foundation provides scholarships for Filipino students who need financial assistance to realize their dreams of attending college in the Philippines. Over the years, 145 scholarship recipients have completed their studies in fields ranging from engineering and architecture to midwifery and community development. Currently, 45 students are in college working toward their degrees with the support of the PCAFPD's generous donors.

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Good news! The deadline for PCAFPD Scholarship Application is moved to October 31, 2020.Looking for a college scholarshi...
09/07/2020

Good news! The deadline for PCAFPD Scholarship Application is moved to October 31, 2020.

Looking for a college scholarship? Apply now via mail, email, or online form! Link in bio. #RPCVPhilippines #Philippines #CHED #HigherEducation #scholarship

We would like to congratulate another awesome PCAFPD scholar, Alessandra Cabao-an, in receiving her Bachelor of Science ...
08/26/2020

We would like to congratulate another awesome PCAFPD scholar, Alessandra Cabao-an, in receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Technological Institute of the Philippines! Good luck on your future endeavors!

We would like to commend Rachel Lee for being the first from the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao to graduate as a P...
08/04/2020

We would like to commend Rachel Lee for being the first from the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao to graduate as a PCAFPD scholar! Her outstanding essays display her academic achievement and the good she will do in the world of Secondary Education. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mindanao, Cotabato. A quote that demonstrates exactly what PCAFPD hopes to help facilitate: "I believe that the passion I have for teaching will help to touch student’s lives and to be an efficient and inspiring teacher." - Rachel Lee

Congratulations to another PCAFPD Scholar - Victor Lloyd Awasen from Mountain Province! He completed his studies in Arch...
07/21/2020

Congratulations to another PCAFPD Scholar - Victor Lloyd Awasen from Mountain Province! He completed his studies in Architecture from St. Louis University in Baguio. Keep making great achievements, Victor!

06/19/2020

Passing along this request for stories from RPCVs:

The Peace Corps 60th anniversary is only a few months away. The Museum of the Peace Corps Experience is already planning an exhibit in the Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC, January – May, 2021.

We need more stories and experiences from non Anglo-American volunteers who represent minority populations in the U.S.; for example, Black, African descent, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, indigenous groups of the Americas, or LGBTQIA+. How did your host community welcome you? Did your racial or cultural background impact your experience?

If you are willing to be interviewed, please send us an email and include “many faces” on subject line. Send to: [email protected]

Esmaira Nora is another Scholar making the PCAFPD  proud by completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Admini...
06/10/2020

Esmaira Nora is another Scholar making the PCAFPD proud by completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Davao Central College! Esmaira has overcome extreme hardship, conquered many obstacles, and we are hopeful she will quickly find gainful employment in her upcoming job search. "Thank you for the people who never left me and motivated me on my college journey" - Esmaira Nora.

Congratulations to one of our scholars, Yusria Mamasaunda, for completing her Bachelor of Science degree in education at...
06/08/2020

Congratulations to one of our scholars, Yusria Mamasaunda, for completing her Bachelor of Science degree in education at Davao Central College! Great job on your achievements and your desire to instill knowledge in youth. "PCAFPD gave me the courage and support to continue my dreams." - Yusria Mamasaunda

#blacklivesmatter #RPCVPhilippines #RPCV
06/04/2020

#blacklivesmatter #RPCVPhilippines #RPCV

Happy #PeaceCorpsWeek everyone! This week we celebrate 59 years of @peacecorps. On March 1, 1961 President JFK signed th...
03/03/2020

Happy #PeaceCorpsWeek everyone! This week we celebrate 59 years of @peacecorps. On March 1, 1961 President JFK signed the executive order that established the Peace Corps and since then over 240,000 U.S. citizens have been PCVs. The Philippines was one of the first countries in which PCVs served. Twenty-two years later, in 1983, Philippines RPCVs and staff started this Foundation to promote educational opportunities in the Philippines. #peacecorpsphilippines #RPCVPhilippines #PSAA

Congratulations to our PCAFPD graduate Aries Asilo!
01/10/2020

Congratulations to our PCAFPD graduate Aries Asilo!

CONGRATULATIONS KUYA, our PSAA Founder! Mr. Aries Asilo is Young Southeast Asian Leader Professional Fellow for Economic Empowerment Spring 2020. This Professional Fellowship is sponsored by the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the American Councils for International Education. Kuya Aries will be joining 25 other young Professionals of 11 SE Asian countries to gain practical experiences at the United States’ businesses and government in April to May, 2020. The selection was very competitive, has worldwide impact, and only 4 was selected to represent the Philippines for Spring 2020. Again, congrats Kuya and we are inspired by your journey! #peace #peacecorps #pcafpd

“Without PCAFPD support, my destiny could not have been what I wanted. With diligence and a heart of gratitude towards t...
12/02/2019

“Without PCAFPD support, my destiny could not have been what I wanted. With diligence and a heart of gratitude towards the Foundation, I graduated with honors.” Jessa, Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development Graduate.

It’s #GivingTuesday. Show your support by donating to our scholarship program so more students like Jessa can have educational opportunities and be the leaders of tomorrow in the Philippines. #PeaceCorpsPhilippines #RPCVPhilippines

Show your support here: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=521316901&vlrStratCode=ozjTWvbZiXW6AJleeP9WOeclnFLtJE3JClJ%2fUJ2jxfrGCLSATjoYMxuo6AVaR71S

This holiday season give back and donate to the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development. Link to donat...
12/02/2019

This holiday season give back and donate to the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development. Link to donate is in our bio!

Through a scholarship program, the Foundation provides educational opportunities for bright, Filipinos who indicate a willingness to contribute to the development of their country, but lack the financial resources to pursue a university degree.

Your gift goes a long way
$50 - Books, uniform, and project expenses
$125 - Living allowance for one semester
$250-500 - Tuition for one semester
$1,250 - Full costs for one year for one scholar

Your support is very appreciated! Maraming Salamat! #rpcvphilippines #peacecorpsphilippines #givingtuesday

Show your support here: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=521316901&vlrStratCode=ozjTWvbZiXW6AJleeP9WOapT6aSyGhgf5tmkrlyDLN91tp%2bXXsBDDauyAFr5DrOo

Dexter is becoming a lion in a jungle full of student accountants. Learn what he's doing to thrive during his first year...
08/27/2019
A Lion in the Jungle

Dexter is becoming a lion in a jungle full of student accountants. Learn what he's doing to thrive during his first year of undergrad and our other scholars at http://ow.ly/yL3O50uLO1n . #scholarshoutout

Studying in a new school with new teachers, new classmates and new environment is quite challenging. During the past few weeks, I tried to fit in and leave my comfort zone stepping out from the box…

First Place Photo: Thea Bacoco studies Veterinarian Science for the countryside. Her call as a volunteer: Reach out to c...
08/22/2019

First Place Photo: Thea Bacoco studies Veterinarian Science for the countryside. Her call as a volunteer: Reach out to communities who need your help. Extending your service to others won't be a waste of time and effort. For it warms your heart seeing them saying thank you with a big smile on their face. Learn more about PCAFPD and our scholars at rpcvphilippines.org #pcafdpphotocontest

Yusria takes on being Mary Poppins as a newbie teacher in this spring's Balitaan. Learn more about her and our other sch...
08/20/2019
Being Mary Poppins

Yusria takes on being Mary Poppins as a newbie teacher in this spring's Balitaan. Learn more about her and our other scholars at http://ow.ly/YqHx50uLOvt. #scholarshoutout

This semester was a great experience for me be-cause it shaped me to whom I am today. It helps me to discover myself, I learn new things every day. This semester I found myself busy with so many ac…

Photo Contest Runner Up - Roxanne C. Reyes: Supporting #The2030Project through advocating the United Nations' Sustainabl...
08/15/2019

Photo Contest Runner Up - Roxanne C. Reyes: Supporting #The2030Project through advocating the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals at Leaders Unite 2018. Learn more about PCAFPD and our scholars at rpcvphilippines.org #pcafpdphotocontest

Jennalyn takes a poetic approach to mental health awareness in PCAFDP's 2019 Balitaan. Learn more about her and our othe...
08/13/2019
Into the Woods

Jennalyn takes a poetic approach to mental health awareness in PCAFDP's 2019 Balitaan. Learn more about her and our other scholars at http://ow.ly/x14650vfDZC. #scholarshoutout

Entering the gates towards college life has put this young lady in the midst of confusion as different faces arrive while wandering through the bushes of an unfamiliar home— Bataan Peninsula State …

Photo Contest Runner Up - Ian C De La Pena: "PCAFPD Scholars help some students from Rizal Elementary School by giving t...
08/08/2019

Photo Contest Runner Up - Ian C De La Pena: "PCAFPD Scholars help some students from Rizal Elementary School by giving them some school supplies." Learn more about Ian and our other scholars at rpcvphilippines.org #pcafpdphotocontest

Congratulations to former Scholar Rico Ancog for winning Outstanding Young Scientist from the National Academy of Scienc...
08/06/2019
PCAFPD SPRING 2019 SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT

Congratulations to former Scholar Rico Ancog for winning Outstanding Young Scientist from the National Academy of Science and Techonolgy, Philippines! We're proud of you and are excited to see what you accomplish next! Learn more about Rico and our other scholars at http://ow.ly/Eaca50uLOEa

Scholar Alum Rico Ancog wins the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, PHL) 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the field of Environmental Economics. PCAFPD supported…

Hanna Catiis: "The joy of deliver the good news to a [scholarship] awardee is rewarding on it's own." Learn more about H...
07/30/2019
FROM OUR ITULOY TEAM – SPRING 2019

Hanna Catiis: "The joy of deliver the good news to a [scholarship] awardee is rewarding on it's own." Learn more about Hanna's experience calling PCAFDP scholarship awardees at http://ow.ly/yt6s50uLORC

Being a taciturn and introvert student in college, I was always shy to attend PCAFPD alumni and scholars meet-up events or assemblies. The first (and last while I was a student) that I participated…

Are you going to be in the Washington DC area at the end of July? If so stop by our RPCV Philippines Summer Happy Hour a...
07/03/2019

Are you going to be in the Washington DC area at the end of July? If so stop by our RPCV Philippines Summer Happy Hour at @vapianodc in Chinatown. Hope to see you July 31st from 5-7pm. #rpcvphilippines #npca #pcphilippines #peacecorpsphilippines

Congratulations to PCAFPD scholar Donnielyn who graduated today from Pangasinan State University with a Bachelors of Sci...
06/24/2019

Congratulations to PCAFPD scholar Donnielyn who graduated today from Pangasinan State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration! We are so proud of you. #PeaceCorpsPhilippines #RPCVPhilippines #KayaMo #Batch2019

06/12/2019
New London Man Recounts Father’s WWII Story

Rich Foye didn't serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, but his father served there during WWII. Out of gratitude for how the Filipinos treated his father when his plane was shot down, he is a regular donor the the PCAFPD. He recently wrote about a book about his father's experiences. A local news program did this story on the book: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/New-London-Man-Recounts-Father_s-WWII-Story_Hartford-510942402.html

William Foye was shot down in the Philippines. His son shares his survival story.

We are so proud of all of our 2018 graduates and looking forward to announcing our new 2019 scholars soon! Pictured here...
02/13/2019

We are so proud of all of our 2018 graduates and looking forward to announcing our new 2019 scholars soon!
Pictured here: recent grad Jamila, who completed her Education degree at Davao Central College.

It’s our favorite meeting of the year - selecting the next batch of PCAFPD scholars!
02/09/2019

It’s our favorite meeting of the year - selecting the next batch of PCAFPD scholars!

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow 11/27! Be part of this global celebration of giving with a donation for our scholars! http://...
11/26/2018
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#GivingTuesday is tomorrow 11/27! Be part of this global celebration of giving with a donation for our scholars!
http://www.rpcvphilippines.org/contact-us/donate/

The PCAFPD scholarship program is made possible by the generous donations of individuals and groups. It costs approximately $1,200 per year to send one of our scholars to college in the Philippines…

Hi Amazon users! This week AmazonSmile is donating 10 times their normal rate (5% up from 0.5%) - so plan to make your s...
10/30/2018
AmazonSmile $100 Million Celebration @ Amazon.com

Hi Amazon users! This week AmazonSmile is donating 10 times their normal rate (5% up from 0.5%) - so plan to make your smile.amazon purchases by Friday and make sure you have PCAFPD chosen as your charity! Happy shopping!

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10/26/2018

Last chance to submit your photos and win $$$ - scholar photo contest ends Oct 31! See previous post for details.

Don't forget to get your photos in for our first scholar #photocontest! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 photos - con...
09/24/2018

Don't forget to get your photos in for our first scholar #photocontest! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 photos - contest ends Oct 31!

Announcing the launch of our Instagram account @pcafpd and our very first photo contest for scholars! See the attached for guidelines. The contest will run Sept 1 to Oct 31. #PCAFPDphotocontest

Announcing the launch of our Instagram account @pcafpd and our very first photo contest for scholars! See the attached f...
08/30/2018

Announcing the launch of our Instagram account @pcafpd and our very first photo contest for scholars! See the attached for guidelines. The contest will run Sept 1 to Oct 31. #PCAFPDphotocontest

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Current PCAFPD Board: President: Stephen Dienstfrey (Bukidnon, 1965-67) Vice President, Philippine Operations: Roland de Jesus Vice-President, U.S. operations: Ron Peters (Sorsogon, 1961-63) Treasurer: Mike Ollinger (Iloilo, 1982-84) Secretary: vacant Database Management: Sarah McMeans (Cebu, 1962-64); Joyce Javillonar Student Affairs: Paul Aleckson (Romblon, 2003-05) Institutional Relations: Hans Groot (Negros Occidental & Laguna, 1961-64) Website Management: Jennie Aleckson Board Members at Large: Maureen J. Carroll (Sorsogon, 1961-63) Joyce Javillonar (Peace Corps/Philippines staff, 2007-10) Denise Lionetti (Sorsogon, 1976-79) Geraldine Maiatico (Batangas, 1966-68; APCD 2000-05); Carol Hammaker Radomski (Batanes, 1980-83); Alex Romero, host country national Usha Vatsia (Bulacan, 1985-87) Michael Walsh (Nueva Ecija and Pampanga, 1981-84) Rick Zemlin (Davao del Sur, 1981-83)

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RPCV Ricardo Espitia just wrote an article for our page Inciting Altruism about the time he spent serving in the Philippines and the great work the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development https://www.incitingaltruism.org/post/youthful-resilience If you like what he wrote, feel free to give us a subscribe, or check out our page Inciting Altruism. If you have experiences you would like to share of your service and how it effected your life please send a message to our page or contact us on our website. The more we share messages of the good work people do the more we can garner support and start to change lives!
Announcing the virtual theatrical release of A Towering Task!!! What does that mean? If you want to support your local theater and get the Peace Corps story out at the same time, this is the way. Buy tickets through your theater and then stream the film with friends. Local theaters can find information on how to book A Towering Task here: https://bit.ly/AToweringTaskVirtualCinemaSignUp If your theater hasn't signed up yet, send this link to them and tell them there is an audience ready and waiting!
Anyone know what PCAFPD mailing address is? I sent a check in the envelope they sent out in the newsletter and it was returned to me, says it's "not deliverable as addressed".
The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society are pleased to announce that the Philippine Madrigal Singers will be the guest choir for the eucharistic liturgical service dedicated to the Feast Day of St. Matthew on 21 September 2017, 5:30 PM, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. The Madz, a world-renowned, multi awarded choral group and UNESCO Artist for Peace, will then have a 45-minute performance right after the Mass. This event is free and does not require reservation. SHORT BACKGROUND Recognized by the UNESCO as Artist for Peace for “putting their fame and influence to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace,” the Philippine Madrigal Singers is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world, having consistently won all top prizes in major choral competitions, including the Grand Prix in the recently concluded 64th Concurso Internazionale di Guido d’ Arezzo last August 2016 in Arezzo, Italy. They hold the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007). The group’s virtuosity across a vast repertoire range, its continuing promotion of Filipino choral works and the rousing and deeply emotional impact that each performance has on all audiences the world over as they sing in the distinctive set-up of sitting in a semi- circle without a conductor have established their reputation as a pioneering force in choral music and an inspirational role model for other choirs. Today, Professor Veneracion’s designated successor Mark Anthony Carpio continues with the mission not just of leading the country’s premier choir, but also to carry on the ongoing mission of developing choirs, conductors and singers all over the world.