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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 »

KC Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. scholar graduates Magna Cum Laude in UST

Another scholar of the KC Fr. George J. Willmann SJ Charities, Inc. graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction from the University of Sto. Tomas with the degree of Bachelor in Sacred Theology last May 16, 2015.

Seminarian Paul Angielo M. Baluya was born on May 11, 1990 at Surigao Medical Hospital, Surigao City. He is the eldest among the two siblings of Domingo and Marilyn Baluya, a barangay electrician and a local teacher, respectively.  read more »

KC Philippines Foundation Scholar Graduates Cum Laude

Miss Melody Amor Monera Nisnea from Purok 2 Looc Proper Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, recently graduated CUM LAUDE at the University of Cebu Banilad Campus with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Tourism.

Nisnea was a consistent honor student and a leader of many clubs and organizations in her high school days. She is the loving daughter of Mrs. Maharanee M. Nisnea and granddaughter of Bro. Rodulfo L. Nisnea of Council No. 6616 Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.  read more »


In line with the unified thrust of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI), the KC Philippines Foundation, Inc. (KCPFI) and the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. (KCFGJWCI) – all of which intend to optimize activities this 2015 in support of the Year of the Poor; both KCPFI and KCFGJWCI are now formalizing a number of structural enhancements aimed at strengthening their joint capability to pursue various projects/ endeavors for the Poor.  read more »


The Knights of Columbus Philippines Foundation, Inc. (KCPFI) recently administered the scholarship qualifying examination to one hundred seventy (170) graduating high school students from all over the Philippines.

The examination was conducted simultaneously at the KCFAPI Center in Intramuros, Manila and at KCFAPI Service Offices in Cabanatuan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City. In addition, special Testing centers were also set-up in Iloilo and Zamboanga City to accommodate applicants from said areas and nearby provinces.  read more »

KC Foundation Scholar places 5th in Electronics Engineering Licensure Exam

KC Foundation scholar Ivan V. Parayno placed 5th out of 4,851 takers in the recently concluded Electronics Engineering (ECE) Licensure Examination given by the Board of Engineering. Ivan is the son of Bro. Ernesto and Sis. Cecilia Parayno of Panghulo, Malabon City. He is currently a second degree member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Council 10291, Maysilo, Malabon City.  read more »

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