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KC Foundation Scholars Passed Engineering Licensure Exams

ENGINEER Earl Rafael P. Labitad of KC Council 14809 El Salvador City and Engineer Arax A. Oñate of Columbian Squire Circle 3706 Bacoor, Cavite recently passed their respective Engineering Licensure Examinations.  read more »

Royal Institution Singapore Awards Dr. Ruperto P. Somera

The Royal Institution Singapore has conferred to DR. RUPERTO P. SOMERA last August 12, 2016 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia the designation – Doctor Fellow of Royal Institute of Foresters.

Dr. Somera is the Chairman of RPS Tax Consultancy, Trustee/Treasurer of the KC Philippines Foundation, Inc. and the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. Director/Vice Chairman of Mace Insurance Agency, Inc., Trustee of Padre Gomez Assembly Foundation, National Director of PICPA, Vice President for International Affairs of National Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education.  read more »

KC Foundation Scholars have New CPAs

Three (3) foundation scholars recently passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given recently by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi and Lucena last October 2015. They are Ms. Katrina B. Baliling (12550 Bahayan 6 Luinab, Iligan City), Mr. Michael E Justol (Council 14986 St. Isidore Quasi Parish, Cawayan Inabanga, Bohol), and Mr. Jayvee S. Elnar (Council 3938 Dumaguete Cathedral).  read more »

TEAM KCFAPI CARES : Reliving the Works of Fr. George J. Willmann

They say that it is very dangerous when you go to Tondo, a connotation that has been around for years due to what is known for its history. For the month of August, the activity was intended for the care of the elderly.

The team chose the elders from Tondo because of two main reasons, first is to be connected and relive the works done by Fr. Willmann for the poor of Tondo. Second, unlike other elders housed in Homes for the Aged or under other agencies or associations for the care of the elderly, they are not well-funded and deprived of any special treatment and care.  read more »


Rev. Raisun John Romana Placino and Rev. Vic Eclevea Tabernilla, two of the seminarian-scholars of KC Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc., were ordained as Deacon last May 11, 2015 by Most Reverend Emilio Z. Marquez, D.D., Bishop of Lucena at the Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel St. Alphonsus Regional Seminary, Brgy. Isabang, Lucena City.  read more »


Bro. Alonso L. Tan, Supreme Director of the Knights of Columbus and President of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc., recently announced the beneficiaries of the Foundation’s Religious Scholarship Program beginning School Year 2015-2016. The Foundation offers scholarships for diocesan-seminarians taking their studies at Theology level and Licentiate/Doctoral Studies locally. Named scholars for diocesan-seminarians in Luzon are: Jeffrey C. Abing (Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan), Michael BJ F.  read more »

Team Love Bank: Home Is Where the Heart Is

This piece could be a tad mushy that you would think it is too deceitful because a grown-up wrote it. Have you noticed which part of the society being mushy is generally accepted? The children. Why? You already know it, you’ve grown too much that you gradually leave behind the knowledge of what matters most. As Monsieur Antoine de Saint-Exupery puts it, “Only the children know what they are looking for.”

A house or a home? When you say homeless, what is it that you typically connote it with? They have no shelter, a place to live in, a four-walled structure with a roof, an infrastructure…that’s it. A house, then. So why not call them houseless? Why homeless? Because it’s a custom. Try to understand beyond it and you will spot the difference. For the month of July, the Year of the Poor project focused on the homeless. And Team Love Bank directed its efforts on Nanay Rosa and her family, a resident homeless of Intramuros, Manila.  read more »

Knights of Columbus seminarian-scholars Ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood

During the month of May, two scholars of the KC Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. were ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood in their respective Dioceses.

Last May 5, 2015, the community of Sto. Niño Cathedral witnessed Rev. Fr. Magdaleno G. Villarica III as he pledged his perpetual vow of celibacy to Most Rev. Warlito I. Cajandig DD, Bishop, Apostolic Vicar of Calapan.  read more »


Another scholar of the KC Philippines Foundation, Inc., Ms. Katrina B. Baliling graduated with distinction.

Ms. Baliling graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology with the Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy last April 7, 2015. She also received a Special Achievement Award as 1st runner up in the Philippine Final Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 2014 Global Business Challenge awarded during the graduation rites.  read more »

Turnover of Fr. Willmann Housing Project held

The awarding/turnover ceremony of the housing project of the Knights of Columbus Philippines Foundation, Inc. dubbed as the “K of C BAHAYNIHAN: A Fr. Willmann Housing Project” was held last June 19, 2015 at the Brgy. Marasbaras, Tacloban City.

The BAHAYNIHAN structures, which showcase the unique features of Lego bricks, provide sturdy, permanent housing to selected Yolanda victims whose previous residences built on their personally-owned residential lands were totally destroyed by the Super typhoon.  read more »

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