Who We Are

PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI) is a private, non-stock, non-profit corporation registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1992, and with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a charitable organization with 501 (c) (3) status. PFPI is both a technical assistance and an executing agency. Since 1992 PFPI has pioneered innovative approaches and designed, implemented and evaluated cutting edge projects in family planning, health and cross sectoral initiatives by integrating population, health, and environment (PHE). PFPI has worked in collaboration with multi-sectoral stakeholders at national and sub national levels to enhance development efforts in 75 key urban cities and rural coastal municipalities spanning five marine and forest biodiversity conservation areas in the Philippines. Best practices and lessons learned from those endeavors have were transferred to other developing countries in Asia and Africa.

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate poverty, improve health, and promote environmentally sustainable development, particularly in underserved areas of the Philippines.

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Our History

2018-2023

FISH Right Project

2016-2018

SEAnergy Project

2015

Project Illuminate

2014-2015

Pro-WASH Project

2014-2017

Women Engendering Nation Building by Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Population Health and Environment and Climate Change Initiatives

2012-2013

Frontliners Project for Climate Change Adaptation with League of Municipalities in the Philippines

2011-2014

Empowering Rural Youth with Population-HealthEnvironment and Enterprise Development Know-How (Empower Project)

2010-2013

BALANCED Philippines Project

2008-2013

Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development (BALANCED) Project

2008-2010

Poverty Population Environment (PPE) Project

2007-2009

NGO Initiatives to Prevent HIV/AIDS Project

2004

PFPI became independent from PATH

2000-2006

Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM) Initiative

1998

STD Social Marketing Project

1993-2003

AIDS Surveillance and Education Project (ASEP)

1992

PFPI was registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

What We Do

Over the past 25 years, PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI) spearheaded a number of innovative programs that reached hundreds of thousands of Filipinos with vital information, education and services for improved health and wellbeing. While initially focused on human health, PFPI increasingly recognized the interrelationships amongst human health and ecosystem health dynamics. In the year 2000, the organization explored linkages amongst overfishing, overpopulation and child malnutrition in remote areas of coastal Philippines under the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM) Initiative. Throughout six intensive years of fieldwork, PFPI and its partners measured and documented the advantages of an integrated population-health-environment (PHE) response in comparison to sectoral management approaches. USAID and others acknowledged the rigor of the study design and acclaimed the results as the first quantitative evidence of the preeminence of PHE. A number of donor agencies supported the dissemination of IPOPCORM’s lessons and best practices worldwide while others funded the model’s expansion in the Philippines and adaptation in other developing countries of Asia, Africa and the Pacific. PFPI became synonymous with PHE and, to this day, has endeavored to work with disadvantaged communities to adapt the model so as to redress other threats, particularly those posed by climate change.


Areas of Specialization

PFPI has multi-disciplinary core competencies including capacity building, policy advocacy, behavior change communication (BCC), social marketing, community outreach systems development, operations research, program monitoring, and evaluation. PFPI has engaged a wide range of Filipinos in self-help and development activities including youth, women, men, fisherfolk, overseas contract workers and their dependents, tourism industry-related workers, individuals at risk of HIV/AIDS, national and local policymakers and the private sector including drug store operators and small entrepreneurs in communities. PFPI designs, implements and evaluates innovative models of community development that work primarily across the population, health, environment and climate change sectors and encompassing sustainable livelihood enterprises, alternative energy, and education. PFPI specializes in peer mediated behavior change and has developed numerous training curricula, job aids, support materials and other tools to strengthen the capacity of government/NGO partners and target groups in the communities to promote pro-health and pro-environment practices and encourage other desired behavioral changes.

Board of Directors

Angel Alcala, Ph.D.

Chairman

Joan Regina Castro, M.D.

Executive Vice President

Carmina Aquino, M.D.

Secretary

Leona D’Agnes

Treasurer

Board Members

Juan Romeo Nereus Acosta, Ph.D.

Member

Mechai Viravaidya

Member

Cecilia Lazaro

Member

Our Projects

Fish Right Commences Work with Network of Marine Protected Areas in Palawan

Public, Private and Community Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries Launched in Coron, Palawan

SEAnergy Project: Philippine-American Fund Biodiversity Grante

Project Illuminate

Pro-WASH Project

Women Engendering Nation Building by Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Population Health and Environment and Climate Change Initiatives

Frontliners Project for Climate Change Adaptation with League of Municipalities in the Philippines

Disney Friends for Change Project

Empowering Rural Youth with Population-Health-Environment and Enterprise Development Know-How (Empower Project)

Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development (BALANCED)

Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development Project (BALANCED Philippines)

Poverty-Population-Environment Project

NGO Initiatives to Prevent HIV/AIDS

The Alternative Advocacy Project

The Integrated Community-Based Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) and Fisheries Management (FM) Project (FISH RH) Initiative

Expanding the Implementation of Integrated Community-Based FP/RH and Coastal Resource Management (CRM) in Selected Provinces in the Philippines (Expanded IPOPCORM)

Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM)

AIDS Surveillance and Education Project (ASEP)

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