About Us

JVOFI

The Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc. was established on 17 December 1980 as a corporate social arm of Benguet Corporation, the Philippines oldest mining company. Originally called the Benguetcorp Foundation, its creation was inspired by the late Jaime V. Ongpin, the company’s first Filipino president, who envisioned the development of self-reliant communities.

It begun by operating and implementing development projects in mining camps of the corporation. By the late 1980s the Foundation started to operate in other areas needing development assistance and in 1997, it became financially independent from Benguet Corporation.

On June 29, 2017, the Foundation spun-off its microfinance operations to a separate legal entity called the Jaime V. Ongpin Microfinance Foundation, Inc. in compliance with the requirements of the Bureau of Internal Revenue for donee institutions.

JVOFI is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.  As a non-stock, non-profit organization, the Foundation works in partnership with local and foreign donors, business, government agencies, other NGOs and people’s organizations in pursuing development programs within its target communities.

Learn more about us from our latest Annual Report.

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Our Vision

Our Vision, Mission & Goals for 2014-19: Our Vision Resilient communities nurturing their environmental capital, harnessing their spirit of cooperation and enterprise and helping alleviate poverty — ensuring a legacy of sustainability for future generations. Our Mission Guided by the principle of holistic development, JVOFI shall help communities build their capacity to uplift their quality …

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History

 The  Jaime  V.  Ongpin  Foundation,  Inc.  was  established  on  17  December  1980  as  a  corporate  social  arm of Benguet  Corporation.  Originally called the  BenguetCorp  Foundation,  its  creation  was  inspired  by the  late Jaime  V.  Ongpin,  the  company’s  first  Filipino  president,  who  envisioned  the  development  of  self -reliant communities in the areas where it operated. A …

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30 in 2010: More than Three Decades in Development Work

    Formation 1980-1985   1980. Benguetcorp Foundation, Inc. was founded by Benguet Corporation on the principle that corporate responsibility encompasses a social dimension. The Foundation became the social development arm of the company. 1981-1985. The major programs implemented were Education and Training, Community Development, and Social Services. Its main clientele were the BC mining …

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Board of Trustees (FY2017-18)

  Chairperson RAY DEAN D. SALVOSA Vice-Chair CORAZON S. DE LA PAZ-BERNARDO Treasurer ERNEST C. LEUNG President REINALDO A. BAUTISTA, JR. Trustees RUFINO B. BOMASANG ARTEMIO F. DISINI MA. ISABEL G. ONGPIN DANIEL Z. URQUICO Corporate Secretary & Legal Counsel Atty. Renato S. Rondez   Seated (left to right): Ernest C. Leung, Treasurer; Ma. Isabel …

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Management Staff

Maria Rosario R. Lopez Executive Director marichu_lopez@jvofi.org, marichulpz@yahoo.com.ph (+63) 74 424 5090; 446 2843 Corazon P. Sajonas Program Officer, Ecological Enhancement melisa_sapdoy@jvofi.org, mmsapdoy@yahoo.com (+63) 74 446 2843; 424 5090 Ester C. Liberato Program Manager, Special Projects ester_liberato@jvofi.org, liberatoester@yahoo.com (+63) 74 446 2843; 424 5090 Raul B. Bandonill Finance Manager raul_bandonill@jvofi.org, raulbandonill@yahoo.com (+63) 74 446 2843; 424 5090 Cherry …

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Awards and Citations

Everlasting Award                                                                                                       Benguet Provincial …

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