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Three Pillars


Due to extreme poverty and underdevelopment of the areas in the Philippines, many people in rural communities have poor health, with residents suffering from poverty related diseases.  Often times they die without being treated. Thus, basic medical care and equipment are needed.  The Foundation for Philippine Progress partners with hospitals and community health programs in the Philippines, and coordinates and funds medical and surgical missions. The first mission of this kind was held in November 2018 to several municipalities in Typhoon Haiyan-stricken areas in Leyte and Samar, Visayas.  FPP has since regularized health missions to the Philippines.


A great number of Filipino children and youth in rural communities don't have access to education. Aside from poverty, the location of schools in towns and urban centers prevents many students from attending classes. FPP supports the development of community schools in the Philippines to increase access to basic education that is free, within reach, and culturally-responsive.  Here in the U.S., FPP offers a language and culture program with aims to build language skills in the context of culture, history, and socio-economic conditions of our people, and to engage our community in reflective conversations about current and past narratives about the Philippines and the Filipinos.

Human Rights

The human rights conditions in the Philippines are ever worsening. The Filipino people find themselves in precarious situations with each calamity that come their way. With greater access to reliable health care, accessible education, and basic human rights, more rural and economically marginalized Filipinos will be able to live longer and healthier lives. FPP helps to improve access to basic human rights by coordinating projects that benefit livelihood projects and humanitarian efforts in the Philippines.

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