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YMCA of Manila is a non- government, non- stock, non- profit, civic, voluntary, educational and ecumenical association supported by voluntary contributions and income derived from its program and assets which shall be actually, directly and exclusively used for the attainment of its objectives.

The association is intended primarily to serve the welfare of the youth and as such, every opportunity shall be given the youth to participate and assume leadership in the affairs of the association. The enduring purposes of the association shall be:

  • To develop well balanced Christian personality, mission in life and usefulness of individuals, as well as to promote unity among Christians and understanding among people of all faiths;
  • To promote on equal basis the physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of the youth and to emphasize reverence to God, social discipline, responsibility for the common good, respect for human dignity and the observance of the Golden Rule.
 

The Young Men's Christian Association was brought to the Philippines by the first contingent of the United States soldiers during the Spanish-American War.

Its programs and services were at first confined to American soldiers and sailors. Later however, it served American civilians as well, large numbers in the city of Manila and eventually Filipinos though limited in numbers.

Early in 1907, Dr. John R. Mott, senior executive of the Foreign Department and of the Student Department of the International Committee made his first visit in the Philippines. In Manila alone, he found no less than 3,000 American men apart from the Armed forces. Some of them are in government position and a large number were college graduates. Not one of six had any home life. By their object lesson, Dr. Mott contended; they could do immense good or harm to the Filipinos;

It became clear to him that an urgent need was the development in Manila of a truly model Association to serve not only American young men, but youth from many European countries. It was also believed that this initial Association work would demonstrate the value of the YMCA to the citizens of the Philippines and thus lay the foundation for a permanent Philippine YMCA movement.

Dr. Mott discovered that there was enthusiastic approval of his plan by leading government officials, American professionals and businessmen in Manila. He helped organized and inaugurate a canvass of funds for a building and enlisted the cooperation of the government in preliminary arrangements in securing a favorable site . Two large and successful banquets were held in preparation for a building fund campaign.

Soon after the visit of Dr. John R. Mott, William A. Tener was recruited and sent to Manila to be the first General Secretary of this pioneer civilian Association in the islands. He remained in this capacity until January 1915 when he left for America permanently, turning over the managerial position to J. M. Groves, a Harvard graduate.

On the strength of Dr. Mott;s guarantee, an Association for Americans and Europeans was organized and incorporated in Manila later in 1907. The incorporated title for the new association was YMCA of Manila.


 

MISSION:


The YMCA of Manila aims to provide developmental programs and services through active participation in the field of education, wellness, environment, entrepreneurship and interfaith in partnership with stakeholders.


VISION:


"VIBRANT CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION DEVELOPING PERSONS AS RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL CITIZENS"

CORE VALUES:

R-RESPONSIBILITY

 I - INTEGRITY

C-CHRIST-CENTEREDNESS

H-HUMILITY

V-VOLUNTEERISM




 



2013

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OFFICERS

Engr. ANTONIO C. KEH
President

Atty. LINDA M. HORNILLA
Executive Vice President

Atty. ARTHEM M. POTIAN
Internal Vice President

Dr. ADELAIDA C. FRONDA
External Vice President

Mr. MANUEL AD. COBARRUBIAS
Corporate Secretary

Dr. ZENAIDA S. PONTIÑOZA
Assistant Corporate Secretary

Engr. RICHARD G. PEÑAFLOR
Treasurer

Mrs. ROBERTA L. RIGA
Assistant Treasurer

Mr. PETE P. TAN
Internal Auditor

Mr. DANILO A. SANCHEZ
Public Relations Officer

Ms. MIA SHARINAJEAN M. ALETA
Youth Trustee

TRUSTEES

Usec. LORETA G. AYSON
Dr. IMELDA M. MEDEZ
Arch. RODOLFO R. PUZON
Mr. JOEL A. SARZA

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Mr. ARTURO F. CORONEL
Mr. EMILLIANO E. RAFAEL
Mr. JOLLY L. TING

EXECUTIVE  STAFF

Ms. THELMA P. JUNTEREAL
Director General

Mr. ORLANDO F. CARREON
Deputy Director General &
Director for College Work

Ms. SHIRLY J. BONDOC
Director for High School Work &
Community Development & 
Branch Operations

Ms. SHEENA S. AWATIN
Director for Elementary School Work