Official Name Catholic Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines
Other Name or Acronym CTGP; UMEC
Statement of Vision

The improvement of education in the Philippines by providing Catholic Educators with opportunities for a continuing updating of their professional competence.

To create in Catholic teachers an ever deeper awareness of drawing inspiration for their activities in the Christian vision of the world of education permeated with the Gospel values.

Statement of Mission

To assist the members in acquiring a true philosophy of Catholic Education, and to promote the spiritual and professional growth of Filipino Catholic Teachers as well as their social well-being to enable them to live-up to the ideals of an authentic Catholic Educator.

Year Established 1955
Year Accredited w/ Laiko 1957

The Catholic Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines (CTGP) is a national association of Catholic Teachers from both public and private schools of the Philippines. It was founded on April 3, 1955 and was mandated as a Catholic Action organization in the Archdiocese of Manila in September, 1957 and recognized as a regular member of the National Council of the Laity in the same year. It became a national member of the World Union of Catholic Teachers (WUCT) as well.

Areas Present Educational Institutions throughout the Philippines and in Parishes
Main activities
  • Periodic seminars/conferences for the personal and professional growth of     members.
  • National Conferences with adopted themes on roles of Catholic Teachers.
  • A Philosophy of Education Study Club.
  • Expansion of Chapters in public schools.
  • Apostolate of social work   in cooperation with the National Social Action(NASAC)
  • Participation in Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas’ Conferences by CTGP representatives.
  • Organization of a World Congress of the World Union of Catholic Teachers (WUCT/UMEC) in July 2003, Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 140 participants / delegates from 12 countries, including the Board officers and members of the WUCT. Primary organizer: Dr. Belen L. Tangco, General Councillor of WUCT Board.
  • Regular active representation of CTGP in WUCT Council meetings by CTGP President Tangco, held in Rome (Vatican), Malta, Brussels, etc.
Affiliations World Union of Catholic Teachers (WUCT) / Union Mondiale des Ensegrants Catholiques (UMEC)

Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas -CBCP

Official Contact Address 46 Times Street

West Triangle, Quezon City

Official Contact Numbers Telefax: + 63.2. 374.2206; tel. 63.2. 374-2191; UST 63.2.731.4003


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Current Officers National Board

President:    Prof. Dr. Belen L. Tangco, O.P.(Elected General       Councillor)

Vice President:   Prof. Dr. Clotilde N. Arcangel

Treasurer:    Prof. Nenita D. Caralipio

Asst. Treasurer:   Prof. Mauri Cabrido

Secretary:    Prof. Dr. Evelyn Songco

Asst. Secretary:    Prof. Arlene Domingo

CTGP NASAC Coordinator:   Prof. Dr. Gloria Santos

Board Members 

Prof. Nancy Tabirara

Dr. Editha Fernandez

Prof. Monette Cruz

Mr. Michael Cunanan

Ecclesiastical Adviser:    Rev. Fr. Romulo Rodriguez, OP

Honorary Board Members   

Prof. Dr. Lourdes J. Custodio

Dr. Minerva G. Laudico

Dr. Gloria M. Santos

Honorary Ecclesiastical Adviser:   Rev. Fr. Franklin Beltran, O.P.

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