Who We Are?

Communication Foundation for Asia is a pioneer in development communication. It was established in 1968 as a non-stock, non-profit organization, but its origins go way back to 1960, when the Social Communications Center was born with the publication of the Philippine Catholic Digest. Both organizations were founded by the Dutch missionary, Fr Cornelio Lagerwey, MSC, in collaboration with his mission partner Genaro V. Ong and other lay Filipino communicators. Together they pursued a mission of media production and training for the spiritual upliftment and empowerment of people.

The Communication Foundation for Asia has evolved into a multi-media center with almost 100 staff, working on video documentaries and TV programs, producing regular educational and religious publications for distribution to around three hundred thousand student subscribers nationwide, conducting training workshops on communication skills and media education, and organizing media events such as film festivals, peace communication camps, environmental forums and traveling photo exhibits.

The CFA Vision

An integrally developed society empowered by transformative communications.


To harness the power of communication in order to promote Christian values and empower people in need towards social transformation.

CFA Executives

Board of Trustees
Chairman and Treasurer Fr. Leonardo M. Cabrera, msc
Vice-Chairman Mrs. Lulu M. Virtusio
President Fr. Filoteo Pelingon, msc
Corporate Secretary Atty. Francisco Gonzalez, V
Members Fr. Benjamin E. Alforque, msc
Mrs. Grace P. Freires
Dr. Clodualdo A. del Mundo, Jr.
Mrs. Boots Anson Roa- Rodrigo
Most Reverend Bishop Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D.
Former Ambassador Henrietta T. de Villa
VP for Finance & Admin
Reynaldo Pangan
VP for Operations Pie Mabanta-Fenomeno
Planning and Project Development Annie Serrano (Consultant)
Alma Aro (Research Officer)
Program Directors Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC
Christina Mercurio
Facilities Management Aurora A. Celada
Sales Management Veronica Vallecera (OIC)
Finance Juliet Erispe
Administration and Human Resources Johoane Babista (Senior Administration Officer)