About NVC

Our Mission: Nutrition, Education, Livelihood

To fight hunger and poverty by providing proper nutrition and access to quality education for children of the poor, as well as access to sustainable livelihood opportunities for their parents.

Our Vision: Freedom from Hunger and Poverty

We envision a nation free from hunger and poverty, built through personal social responsibility and collaborative partnerships.

Our Story

Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation, Inc. was established in August 2010 in Bacolod City, Philippines by private citizens who believe that by pooling the energies, resources, talents, and skills of individuals, we can bring about a better future for Filipinos.

We harness the power of private citizens to create positive and lasting change in their communities, towns and cities, and our country.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

NVC is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered under the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • DSWD Registration No. DSWD-FO VI R-0000053-2011
  • SEC Registration No. CN201029061

Our Philosophy

We believe…

    • in the power of the ordinary person to effect positive and powerful change
    • that every person is born with a mission, and each singular step is useful and important
    • that a single dedicated person, no matter what his or her situation may be, can make positive and lasting change in the community
    • that strength comes from individuals working together towards a common vision
    • in forging partnerships and alliances as a vehicle to strengthen the power of the individual
    • that the poor and underprivileged must find meaning and hope beyond their daily livelihood and trade

in helping the people and communities we serve to help themselves and in harnessing their power to become partners in the building of our nation

Our People

Board of Trustees

  • Milagros (Millie) Kilayko, President
  • Mariel Tolentino, Vice President
  • Roy Hojilla, Treasurer
  • Omon Maravilla, Secretary
  • Pat Cajili
  • Joy Jarabelo
  • Tima Lacson
  • Therese Ng
  • Rose Olivas

Management Office

  • Ma. Carmela V. Regalado
    Executive Director
  • Karren Mae Bulos
    Finance Director
  • Jose Luis Araneta
    Mingo Production Plant Manager
  • Christine J. Abaquin
    Artisans of Hope Marketing Director

Awards and Recognition

  • nvc_80On November 5, 2014, NVC Foundation was given the Outstanding Negrense Award by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental. Learn more
  • twin-awardsOn April 26, 2014, NVC Foundation received the Signum La Sallianum Award from the University of St La Salle and a Community Service Award from the Locsin Genealogy Foundation. Learn more