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ABOUT US

1950

1950

As early as the 1950’s the idea of unifying the archdiocesan and parochial schools of Manila under one umbrella organization was conceived to improve the direction and administration of the then existing 29 schools.

1956

The Committee of Archdiocesan Priests was formed to act as board.

1960

1960

On November 15, 1960, a decree was promulgated by the Archbishop of Manila, Rufino Santos, DD formally creating the Manila Archdiocesan and Parochial Schools Association (MAPSA). This was followed by the ratification of its Constitution. A Superintendent and a Supervisor were appointed to conduct school visits and, thus, upgrade the System. Annual dues were solicited.

1968

Under Msgr. Justino C. Ortiz, membership increased to 38 schools; the MAPSA Administrative Handbook was drafted. There were extensive programs for the professional upgrading of teachers and administrators. To energize the Association, an Executive Board headed by a Chairman replaced the Archdiocesan School Board.

1975

1975

In March 1975, the MAPSA Secretariat was established with office in Room 205 of the Pius XII Catholic Center. A full-time secretary was engaged in the person of Ms. Scarlette S. Nicdao. There was an attempt to evaluate the financial status of the Association. In June 1975, the MAPSA Retirement Plan for academic/non-academic personnel was set and implemented.

1980

1980

Bishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi, DD took over the Chairmanship of MAPSA. There was a significant organizational revamp towards the streamlining of operations. Different manuals were drafted, among which were the Organizational Planning and Design Manual and a comprehensive Administrators Handbook; a scheme for the continuing formation of teaching and non-teaching personnel was drawn and legal counsels, Atty. Amado Dizon and Atty. Sabino Padilla, were engaged. The number of member schools rose to 54.

1984

Under Bishop Manuel Sobreviñas, DD there were activities focusing on instruction. Foremost conducted were syllabi development and values integration in each subject in the curriculum.

1985

The member schools increased to 57. This included 12 schools in the Diocese of Antipolo and 3 of the Diocese of Malolos. The Office of the Secretariat was moved to Intramuros (Arzobispado de Manila Building).

1990

1993

On April 1, 1993, Msgr. Gerardo O. Santos was appointed by His Eminence Jaime B. Cardinal Sin, DD to be the MAPSA head. In this year, MAPSA went through massive re-organization by the formulation of a renewed MAPSA Vision-Mission statement and the revision of the MAPSA Educational System Norms and Policies.

1994

  • School visitation of all MAPSA member institutions was conducted by the Chair and Members of the Board. Areas reviewed were: school administration, philosophy, Religious Education and faculty and instruction.

  • The Vision-Mission statement was revised to affirm the core values upheld in MaPSA schools. The Vision-Mission statement was revised to affirm the core values upheld in MaPSA schools.

1996

  • It was moved that MAPSA be a CEAP member

  • 30 school directors started formal studies for an M.A.

  • 10 school directors undertook studies towards a doctorate.

  • Superintendents were appointed by the MAPSA Chair.

  • School membership increased to 85 schools.

1997-1998

  • Internal organizational assessment and diffusion of governance responsibilities were conducted.

  • Technical commissions and committees were organized.

  • Area organization and decentralization of the various training activities were made.

  • A MAPSA organizational development plan/legal audit of all schools was finalized.

  • The Vision-Mission Statement was again reviewed to ensure clarity and conformance to the mission of the Church.

  • New office premises were sought.

  • Most priest-directors completed their graduate studies.

1999

  • The search for alternative resources was undertaken given that growth called for more and expanded services.

  • Focus was made on responsible stewardship.

  • Meaningful relationships were given attention as this was a felt concern.

  • That Religion is core of the curriculum was emphasized and set of prime importance.

2000

2000

  • The MAPSA Office was relocated to the 6th floor of St. John Bldg., Paco Catholic School.

  • There was a significant gain in personnel development:

    • Trained priest-directors: with doctorate (2); candidates for doctorate (4); completed Masters (37)
    • Trained lay administrators: with doctorate (1); candidates for doctorate (5); with Master’s Degree (18)
    • Undergoing training: Masters in ECE (66); M.A. in Science (26); M.A. in Religious Education (10)
  • Organizational highlights were:

    • Empowerment of the clergy as school directors
    • Area heads made dents in leadership, bringing about stronger bonding among the school heads and schools.
    • Emergence of a “systematic management culture” in the MAPSA system as shown by: clarity of V-M-G; stewardship of resources; legal audit of schools; financial audits; strengthening of the BOT; institutionalized norms and policies regarding school administration; and the strengthening of the technical commissions and committees with the system operating in the context of a corporate culture.
    • Strengthening of academics; systematization of scope and sequence; development of supervisory plans; push for accreditation; inter-school visitation; and faculty development programs.
  • MAPSA linkages with local and international communities were effected. MAPSA became visible in the CEAP. It participated actively in the National Catholic Education Congress. Through its different committees and commissions, most MAPSA schools became members of professional organizations.

  • A technology-based management system with the introduction of technology in the workplace and in instruction came into effect. Majority of MAPSA schools introduced computer instruction and computer as management tools.

  • Commitment to the prominence of the Archbishop of Manila in the management of MAPSA — including appointments and scrutiny of resources was affirmed.

  • There was extensive availment of outside expertise (consultants) for technical assistance.

  • The Sedes Sapientiae Award was launched to honor outstanding teachers of MAPSA.

2001

  • MAPSA was Incorporated
  • The Board approved the Shekinah Project which was MAPSA-CIE Religion Textbook Writing; there re-emerged the steady commitment to strengthen Religion as Core of the Curriculum.
  • The Book Center and the Student Assistance Program (Kapatiran) were set to provide assistance to schools of MAPSA which needed help.

2002

  • The Book Evaluation Committee was created to insure quality of books used in MAPSA member schools

2003

  • The Dioceses of Malolos and Novaliches decided to enlist their schools in MAPSA.

2004

  • This period marked the inclusion of schools of newly-installed dioceses in the MAPSA educational system.
  • The membership fee was made Php 20/enrollee from its previous Php 25 irrespective of enrollment size.
  • The 3 subsidiaries: Retirement, Kapatiran & Book Center, and the Audit Committee were subsumed by the Finance Commission.
  • The Shekinah series was completed.
  • The MAPSA Gazette which was the official newsletter of MAPSA was reactivated and re-named MAPSA Spectrum.
  • Mrs. Presentation B. Gabriel was appointed MaPSA Executive Secretary.

2005

  • The Membership Committee was formed.
  • The Manuals were revised resulting in 4 different manuals: Administration, Faculty, Non-teaching and Student.
  • All MAPSA member schools adopted and participated in Pondo ng Pinoy.

2006

  • The MAPSA Web Portal was launched.
  • The MAPSA Inc. Articles of Incorporation and By-laws were amended.
  • Salary loans and building loans were made available to MAPSA members.
  • TV Maria and MAPSA Radyo were availed for advocating MAPSA programs and activities with MAPSA Radyo (later named as Snacktym Berks) aired through Radio Veritas every Sunday, 4-5 p.m.
  • The Accounting Manual was revised.
  • The Alumni and Parents Committees were created.
  • St. Augustine Academy of Coron, Palawan was accepted as a MAPSA member school.
  • MAPSA key persons benchmarked with the Archdiocese of Sydney Educational System.

2007

  • Information and processes for MAPSA retirement and application for MAPSA Loans were made available via computer.
  • The scheme for compensation/honoraria of priest-directors were set.
  • The 7 KRA’s were addressed through the accomplishments of Commissions and Committees.
  • A paper was drawn defining MAPSA as an association of schools, each of which is within an educational system under the stewardship of a superintendent who is the extension of the bishop in matters of Catholic education in the diocese.

2008

  • The MAPSA Web Portal with URL www.mapsa.edu.ph was re-launched.
  • The Whole Brain Learning System as strategy for enabling teachers make Religion core of the curriculum was adopted.
  • Focus was made on engaged citizenship.
  • Movements were organized by MaPSA to counter the RH Bill.
  • A code of ethics in school management was drafted.
  • Youth empowerment, too, was emphasized.

2009

  • Members of the MAPSA Executive Council participated at the National Catholic Education Association 2009 Convention held in Anaheim, California
  • To improve the delivery of instruction, the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework was implemented.

2010

  • The High School Christian Formation Series, the RCC-WBLS Activity Books and the CIE Manual were adopted as MAPSA’s 50th Anniversary offering to the Church.
  • 11 priest directors completed the M.A. in Educational Management (RCAM ES- 5, PaDSS – 4, DOCES – 2)
  • MAPSA celebrated its 50th year recognizing 50 Gems who had made significant contributions towards the growth of MAPSA.
  • Mrs. Presentacion B. Gabriel and Ms. Ofelia Meneses were recognized as papal awardees by Pope John Paul II.

2011

  • A Christian Living MAPSA Worktext was developed for Grade School students. Writers were homegrown talents from MAPSA schools.
  • MAPSA schools started their K to 12 curriculum by implementing the Universal Kindergarten Law and accepting students for Kindergarten
  • MAPSA sponsored research regarding viability of MAPSA schools on K to 12, started through the help of Mr. Don Brodeth.

2012

  • Leadership on some MAPSA key posts were re-set:
    • Rev. Fr. Gerard Joaquin V. Masangya, Superintendent of the Diocese of Antipolo was appointed MAPSA’s Human Resource Continuing Education System (HRCES) Chairperson.
    • Rev. Msgr. Mario Enriquez succeeded Rev. Fr. Alfredo Guerrero to be the Chair of MAPSA Kapatiran
    • Sr. Lucia S. Gumiran, SFIC was appointed MaPSA Executive Secretary
  • New members schools were:
    • Escuela Catolica de San Miguel – Archdiocese of Manila
    • Santo Rosario Sapang Palay College – Diocese of Malolos

2013

  • A report on K to 12 was presented to the MaPSA ExeCom members.
  • The First MaPSA School Heads Training was held to further professionalize MAPSA Directors/Directresses
  • High School CL books for MAPSA produced jointly by MAPSA and VIBAL were adopted for use in MAPSA member schools

2014

  • His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle succeeded Msgr. Gerarado Santos as President and Chairman of the MaPSA Board.
  • Mr. Christopher M. Panaglima was appointed MaPSA Executive Secretary

2015

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the change of the Manila Archdiocesan and Parochial Schools Association (MAPSA), Inc. to the Manila Ecclesiastical Province School Systems Association (MaPSA), Inc.
  • The number of trustees in the Board was increased to 22 members from the original 11.
  • After having undergone strategic planning, a new Vision-Mission and Goals Statement was formulated.
  • A Memorandum of Agreement was arrived at for all MaPSA schools high school senior students with signatories from SM Foundation, Asia Pacific College, Assumption College-Makati, and Informatics-Manila

2016

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was drafted jointly and signed by representatives of: the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB); Radyo Veritas; and the Manila Ecclesiastical Province School Systems Association (MaPSA)
  • Schools of the Diocese of the Laoag Catholic Educational System (DCLES) were included as MaPSA member schools. Fr. Tito Romeo Bonoan and Most Rev. Renato Mayugba, DD were elected members to the MaPSA Board of Trustees.

2017

  • 17 schools of the Malolos Diocesan and Congregational School System Association (MaDiCSSA) were added as MaPSA member schools.

2018

  • The MaPSA office was renovated.

CORE STRATEGY

“Trellising educational systems”

VISION

We envision MaPSA as a Christ-centered community of Arch/Diocesan educational systems committed to enabling the stakeholders into becoming vibrant witnesses to the Catholic faith.

MISSION

  • Nurture on a daily basis the Diocesan spirituality.
  • Develop programs and services aligned with the MaPSA vision and respectful of the distinct cultures of the Dioceses.
  • Practice exemplary stewardship that is responsive to the noble aspirations of all stakeholders.
  • Expand local and global networks, linkages and partnerships.
  • Ensure the viability of the organization.

KEY RESULT AREAS (KRAs)

Spirituality, Faith, Life &
Institutional Renewal

Service Excellence

Leadership & Governance

Partnership, Linkages &
Networking

Resource Mobilization

FUNCTIONAL STRATEGY

Loving Jesus 24/7

Crafting Well-Designed Programs

Modelling E3 (Efficiency, Effectiveness and Ethical) Governance

Uplifting Meaningful Collaboration

Supporting Fund Generation Initiatives

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

LUIS ANTONIO G. CARDINAL TAGLE, D.D.

CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT


MOST REV. FRANCISCO M. DE LEON, D.D.

BISHOP OF ANTIPOLO

MOST REV. ANTONIO R. TOBIAS, J.C.L., D.D.

BISHOP OF NOVALICHES

MOST REV. JESSE E. MERCADO, D.D.

BISHOP OF PARAÑAQUE

MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.

BISHOP KALOOKAN

MOST REV. HONESTO F. ONGTIOCO, D.D.

APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR,
DIOCESE OF MALOLOS,
BISHOP OF CUBAO

MOST REV. MYLO HUBERT C. VERGARA, D.D.

BISHOP OF PASIG

MOST REV. RENATO P. MAYUGBA, D.D.

BISHOP OF LAOAG

REV. FR. ALBERT N. DELVO

VICE PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDENT,
RCBN ES

REV. FR. ORLINDO F. ORDOÑA

Corporate Treasurer Superintendent,
PaDSS

REV. FR. FLORMONICO A. CADIZ

SUPERINTENDENT,
MADICSA MAPSA

REV. FR. GERARD JOAQUIN V. MASANGYA

Superintendent,
MaPSA-Antipolo

REV. FR. FIDEL G. FABILE

Superintendent,
DOPPSA

REV. FR. KENNEDY A. NERAL

Superintendent,
KADSA

REV. FR. RAYMOND JOSEPH L. ARRE

Superintendent,
DOCES

REV. FR. TITO ROMEO N. BONOAN

SUPERINTENDENT,
DLCES

ATTY. ULPIANO P. SARMIENTO, III

Corporate Secretary

DR. JUDITH D. ALDABA

Member

DR. ASUNCION S. CANSANA

Member

COMMISSIONS

REV. FR. RAYMOND JOSEPH L. ARRE

REV. FR. NOLAN A. QUE

REV. FR. ORLINDO F. ORDOÑA

REV. FR. ELPIDIO D. BILIRAN, JR.

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DR. ANTHONY P. VENUS

DR. ERICKSON S. JAVIER

Commission on Integral Evangelization (CIE)

DR. ERICKSON S. JAVIER

MEMBERS


Dr. Loida Gascon

VICE CHAIR, Binangonan Catholic College

Ms. Irene Pua

Secretary, Our Lady of Peace School

Ms. Ma. Eliner Nichole Elviña

MaPSA Secretariat, PDO Coordinator

REV. FR. EMILIO ASCAÑO, LRMS

RCAMES, ST. PETER THE APOSTLE SCHOOL

Ms. Marissa Belo

RCAMES, ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

MR. RENATO MONSALE

RCAMES, PACO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

SR. LURIAN COMALING, OCARM.

DOCES, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

MR. SEVERINO PATRICIO, JR.

DOPPSA, ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY

SR. JULIET MAGSINO

PADSS, HOLY FAMILY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

MR. JOJIE JUANERIO

KADSA, SAN JOSE ACADEMY

MS. AUREA PAYNOR

MAPSA-MALOLOS/MADICSA, ST. MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC SCHOOL - PAOMBONG

Commission on Curriculum and Instruction (CCI)

REV. FR. NOLAN A. QUE, PH.D.

MEMBERS


DR. ASUNCION CANSANA

SECRETARY, ESCUELA CATOLICA DE SAN SEBASTIAN, PADSS

Dr. Cynthia Arcadio

Consultant, MaPSA Curriculum Consultant

Mr. Christopher M. Panaglima

MaPSA Secretariat, MaPSA Executive Secretary

Dr. Evelyn Tallod

RCAMES, Holy Trinity Academy

Dr. Jesusa Bulotano

RCAMES, Manila Cathedral School

Dr. Henry Davalos

RCAMES, San Felipe Neri Parochial School

Ms. Dina Abariso

RCAMES, Paco Catholic School

Mr. Ferdinand Garcia

DOCES, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

Mr. McRey Sario

DoPPSA, St. Joseph Academy

Dr. Carina Dacanay

RCBN ES, Good Shepherd Cathedral School

Ms. Tessie Pertudo

MaPSA – Antipolo, Santa Cecilia Parish School

Ms. Purificacion Singueo

MaPSA – Antipolo, Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu Parochial School

Mr. Rafael Limbauan

KaDSA, Immaculate Conception Parochial School

Ms. Josefina Villavicencio

MaPSA-Malolos, Immaculate Conception School – Malolos

Sr. Helen Castillo, OP

MaPSA-Malolos, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School - Norzagaray

Commission on Human Resource – Continuing Education (CHR-CE)

DR. ANTHONY P. VENUS

MEMBERS


Rev. Fr. Elpidio D. Biliran, Jr.

Vice Chair, Cluster Head

Mr. Anthony Valeriano

Secretary, Paco Catholic School

Mr. Marte Imbuido

MAPSA Secretariat, MaPSA Technical and Jr. Admin Assistant

Ms. Rosanna Agtarap

RCAMES, Holy Trinity Academy

Ms. Evelyn Bunuan

RCAMES, Manila Cathedral School

Mr. Anthony Valeriano

RCAMES, Paco Catholic School

Ms. Trinidad Dizon

RCAMES, The Nazarene Catholic School

Ms. Jocelyn Ga-ang

DOCES, St. Joseph School, Gagalangin

Mr. Momer Suringa

DOCES, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

Mr. Giancarlo Gloria

DoPPSA, St. Andrew’s School

Ms. Precious Diaz

RCBN ES

Ms. Alice Cuison

PaDSS, Pasig Catholic College

Mr. Jojie Juanerio

KaDSA

Ms. Maricel Galang

MaPSA-Malolos/MaDiCSA, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, Norzagaray

Commission on Financial and Logistical Stewardship (CFLS)

REV. FR. ORLINDO F. ORDOÑA

MEMBERS


Mr. Jaime B. Pineda

MaPSA Secretariat, MaPSA Finance Supervisor

Ms. Merly Salingay

RCAMES, Holy Trinity Academy

Mr. Allan Manzanares

RCAMES, Holy Child Catholic School

Ms. Jennifer Espina

DOCES

Ms. Josie Navea

DoPPSA

Ms. Imelda dela Cruz

RCBN ES, Colegio de San Bartolome de Novaliches

Mr. Dino Aquino

MaPSA – Antipolo, Cainta Catholic College

Ms. Ruth Enriquez

PaDSS

Mr. Jojie Juanerio

KaDSA

Sr. Cristina dela Cruz, O.P.

MaPSA-Malolos/MaDiCSA, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School Paombong

Commission on Promotion and Public Affairs (CCPA)

REV. FR. ELPIDIO D. BILIRAN, JR.

MEMBERS


MR. MORRIS D. AGUILAR

MAPSA SECRETARIAT, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FOR COMMUNICATIONS

MR. NOEL ELBANBUENA

RCAMES, MALATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

MRS. ANALYN MALIWAT

RCAMES, PACO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

MRS. KIT MONTEVERDE

DOCES, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

MR. MATT RYAN DE LEON

DOPPSA, ST.ANDREW’S SCHOOL

MR. REY ALEJO

RCBN ES, OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

MR. CHRISTOPHER SANCHEZ

MAPSA –ANTIPOLO, MARIKINA CATHOLIC SCHOOL

MR. ROY ROQUE NAVARRO

PADSS, PASIG CATHOLIC COLLEGE

MR. FREDDIE GONZALES

KADSA, ST. GABRIEL ACADEMY

MS. CRISTA MARIONETTE CLEMENTE

MAPSA-MALOLOS/MADICSA, SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

MRS. LEONIDA PASTRANA

RCAMES, SAN RAFAEL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

Commission on Tertiary and Research and Information Resource Technology (CTRIRT)

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MEMBERS


Dr. Leo Galve

Vice Chair, Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parochial School

Mr. Christopher M. Panaglima

MaPSA Secretariat, Executive Secretary

Dr. Zosivelle Bancolita

RCAM ES, Paco Catholic School

Ms. Melanie Magpantay

RCAM ES, Espiritu Santo Parochial School

Ms. Katherine Atienza

DOCES, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

Ms. Melissa Espiritu

DoPPSA, Veritas Parochial School

Dr. Evangeline Macaso

MaPSA – Antipolo, San Ildefonso College

Mr. Carlo Tabon-tabon

MaPSA – Antipolo, San Ildefonso College

Ms. Marilou Valencia

MaPSA – Antipolo, Cainta Catholic College

Ms. Karen Rico

PaDSS, Pasig Catholic College

Dr. Leo Galve

PaDSS, Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parochial School

Ms. Karen Rico

PaDSS, Pasig Catholic College

Ms. Marivic Basilio

KaDSA, Immaculate Conception Parochial School

Rev. Fr. Virgilio Ramos

MaPSA-Malolos/MaDiCSA, Colegio de San Pascual Baylon

EXECOM

SUPERINTENDENTS

REV. FR. RAYMOND JOSEPH L. ARRE

SUPERINTENDENT, DOCES

REV. FR. ALBERT N. DELVO

SUPERINTENDENT, RCBN ES

REV. FR. FIDEL G. FABILE

SUPERINTENDENT, DOPPSA

REV. FR. GERARD JOAQUIN V. MASANGYA

SUPERINTENDENT, MAPSA-MALOLOS

REV. FR. ORLINDO F. ORDOÑA

SUPERINTENDENT, PADSS

REV. FR. KENNEDY A. NERAL

SUPERINTENDENT, KADSA

REV. FR. FLORMONICO A. CADIZ

SUPERINTENDENT, MADICSA MAPSA

REV. FR. TITO ROMEO N. BONOAN

SUPERINTENDENT, DLCES

DR. JUDITH D. ALDABA

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, RCAMES

MR. CHRISTOPHER M. PANAGLIMA

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, MAPSA

CONSULTANTS

DR. WYNNA MARIE A. MEDINA

DR. CYNTHIA C. ARCADIO

ATTY. ULPIANO P. SARMIENTO, III

SECRETARIAT

MR. CHRISTOPHER M. PANAGLIMA

MR. JAIME B. PINEDA

MR. MORRIS D. AGUILAR

MS. GLAIZA CABAHUG-IMBUIDO

MR. MARTE Y. IMBUIDO

MS. MA. CATHYRINE G. PAJANOSTAN

MR. CHRISTIAN R. HALILI

MS. ELINER NICHOLE ELVIÑA

MS. LUZ D. PILI

MR. ROMEO L. DOMINGUEZ