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MISSION STATEMENT

Philippine American Outreach Program, Inc. (PAOPI) reaches out to underprivileged children in the Philippines by providing them with the necessities of life and the hope of a better future.

PAOPI helps to establish programs as well as fund programs that will benefit disadvantaged children in the Philippines.

PAOPI touches the lives of people of all ages by sharing the Philippine cultural heritage and promoting the bayanihan spirit by helping each other.

PAOPI is inspired to help disadvantaged Filipino children and youths fulfill their dreams through access to a quality education and thus properly equip themselves for a prosperous future.

Above all, PAOPI intends to foster friendship, cooperation and understanding among Americans and Filipino Americans in the United States of America in order to raise awareness of the plight of  disadvantaged children in the Philippines.

HISTORY

The Philippine American Outreach Program, Inc. (PAOPI, for brevity) is a group whose purpose is to foster friendship, cooperation and understanding among Americans and Filipino-Americans on the East Coast. It started out as an unincorporated association in 2001 spearheaded by Robert Angeles and was called :”USA Support Group” for various projects of Reverend Father Florentino “Boyet” Concepcion, a missionary priest in the Philippines. As the Spiritual Director, Father Boyet built Homes for the Orphaned, Terminally Ill and Abandoned Elderly called Emmaus; Bethlehem House of Bread for malnourished children; San Martin de Porres Home for wayward children in crisis and the Del Pan Project in Tondo, an extension of San Martin’s project in Metro Manila. The leaders of the support group organized a dance benefit and other fund raising events to gather Fil-Am families together for cultural exchange and raise funds for these various projects.

In December 2009, the group was incorporated as PAOPI.

Realizing the group would become more cohesive if they were commonly bound by a worthy cause, Mr. Angeles introduced the charitable project he has been involved with in his capacity to the USA Support Group, thus its name. Now duly incorporated, PAOPI will continue to help fund projects in the Philippines that provide shelter to children at risk of becoming juvenile delinquents. The identified projects are San Martin, Bethlehem, Del Pan and the children of St. James Apostle. This conforms to PAOPI’s purpose of promoting bayanihan, a community cooperation to assist in improving the welfare and education of Filipino youth in the Philippines. Currently, help has been extended to the malnourished children of St. James the Apostolat.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Luisito C. Banzon , Randolph, New Jersey
F. James Brightwell, Staten Island, New York
Mildred Bustillo, Queens, New York
Victoria C. Dazon, … Yardley, Pennsylvania
Dennis S. Toomey, Staten Island, New York
Carlito T. Peralta, Whippany, New Jersey
Robert C. Angeles, Staten Island, New York

LEGAL ADVISER

Atty. Alfred Tecson, Washington, D.C

ADVISORY BOARD

Onie C. Angeles
Odette A. Banzon
Jeffrey Bingham
Raul P. Dazon
Ernie Hernandez
Contancio Joson
Belle Mordeno
Yolly Toomey

MEMBERSHIP BOARD

Carla Angeles
Suzette Arenas
Fatima Dazon
Aida Hernandez
Norma Joson
Nap Laurito
Hermie Quiambao

 

SPIRITUAL ADVISERS

Rev. Fr. Florentino “ Boyet” Concepcion, Phil
Rev. Fr. Tony Bautista, Society of St. Paul, NY
 


CONTACT US

PHILIPPINE AMERICAN OUTREACH PROGRAM, INC.
Address: 800 Victory Blvd #4G, Staten Island, NY 10301
Email: info@paopi.org


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