The Management Committee recently announced the establishment of the Institute for Family Development (IFD), which aspires to promote the fullness of the family through research, education programs, policy advocacy, and other services that would favor the strengthening of the family as the basic social unit of society.
Envisioned to become a center of excellence for family well-being, the Institute will be led by a management team composed of Dr. Ma. Socorro L. Bautista, Dr. Maria Riza L. Bondal, Dr. Celerino C. Tiongco, Dr. Antonio N. Torralba, and Dr. Severina M. Villegas. The team will be headed by Dr. Bondal as the Institute’s Executive Director.
Conscious of its mission to help the family in the exercise of its educational role, and in consideration of the many challenges and issues currently facing the family and family life worldwide, and particularly in the Philippines, the University is putting up the IFD as its timely response to serve the real needs of our society, and thereby contribute to the authentic human progress of our country.