We are Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI) — the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Alcantara Group.
Inspired by Conrado and Ladislawa Alcantara
The foundation was established to honor Conrado and Ladislawa Alcantara, the founders of the Alcantara Group. They both led simple yet exemplary lives, working hard and deriving satisfaction in helping others. Through the various businesses they established within 35 years, they helped countless people through employment and provided better opportunities for these individuals’ families. They instilled in their employees the value of education as the best gift anyone can give to their children.
In 1987, C. Alcantara and Sons in Davao City developed a business unit focused on social development activities, primarily implementing projects focused on the wives of the company’s employees. On September 27, 1987, this unit was registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Conrado Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CAFI), a private, non-stock, non-profit organization. After moving its base of operations to Sarangani Province (SP) in 2003, CAFI implemented various programs, in partnership with the various local organizations, focused on education and development projects. For example: the Adopt-a-School project and the facilitation of water systems in its partner communities.
In 2007, CAFI changed its name and became the Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI). Under the new leadership of Ms. Cecile A. Dominguez and, later on, Executive Director Mr. Richlie Lyndon L. Magtulis, the foundation expanded in terms of operations and project implementation. As CLAFI, the foundation focused on programs providing assistance in education, environment, enterprise, health, and local governance. Most notable of these projects are Summer Big Brother, the province-wide expansion of the Artificial Reef Dome Project, and the Mangrove Replanting Project.
Since 1987, the foundation has dedicated itself to uphold the aspirations of Conrado and Ladislawa Alcantara, and the Alcantara Group — to provide better opportunities for the people of Mindanao, and to instill the value of education as a means towards an empowered future. This dedication perseveres onto the present.
Mission and Vision
Delivering innovative programs that enable partner communities to be self-reliant, gain equitable access to quality education, and nurture a sustainable environment
A community builder that empowers people towards equity and progress in Mindanao
Guided by what is legal and ethical, CLAFI is committed to deliver services to its partner communities with the highest moral standards, truthfulness and trustworthiness.
Trust in the organization and our member companies develops from demonstrating integrity and accountability. CLAFI strives to be transparent in all our dealings with people, and liable in every commitment we undertake.
Striving for progress and social development means implementing exceptional programs and services for our partner communities. CLAFI will always deliver high-quality and results-oriented services for the people.
We believe that social development and progress is characterized by fair and impartial access to basic social services and equal opportunities. CLAFI is dedicated to implementing programs that will provide these opportunities to people from all walks of life, with equal dealings to each and every individual.
With trust and respect for our stakeholders, CLAFI will always work towards shared aspirations and unity in purpose for successful and sustained programs and services.
We are dedicated to providing creative solutions to emerging community needs. CLAFI believes that meaningful and productive change comes from looking at challenges and opportunities from new perspectives, and exercising our creativity to ensure valuable and sustained programs and services.
Our programs and services stem from our deep concern for the communities we serve. CLAFI strives to be kind and empathic in all our dealings as we work toward our collective goals.
Following the dedication and commitment exemplified by the Alcantara Group founder, Conrado Alcantara, we are strongly driven by our passion to serve the communities, contribute to their growth, and help improve their quality of life.
Accreditation and Membership
CLAFI is a proud member of the following organizations:
CLAFI has partnered with the following organizations:
Board of Trustees
Rosvida A. Dominguez
Cecile A. Dominguez-Yujuico
Rosamyrna T. Gallego
Alejandro I. Alcantara
Sylvia M. Duque
Tirso G. Santillan, Jr.
Roberto P. Alabado III
Ruben G. Tungpalan
Ryan S. Vidanes
Ryan S. Vidanes
Eden Grace B. Mesias
Senior Program Manager
Larry M. Ramintas
HR, Finance and Admin Manager
April Mae D. Domingo
Angelie Christine S. Budo
Vivien Christi S. Trocio
Knowledge Management Officer
Renato B. Panes
Program Coordinator - Education
Warren P. Tayo
Program Coordinator - Environment
Karen Jane B. Doctolero
Aaron G. Legaspi
Marie Fe C. Timon
Lonfilo C. Japitan, Jr.
Bernaldo D. Dalisay