MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT & TEAM SERVICES FDN. , INC. (METS)

Official Name Marriage Enhancement & Team Services Foundation, Inc.
Other Name or Acronym METS Foundation
Statement of Vision We envision ourselves as the center of wholeness, a people-empowering organization, towards the formation & enhancement of family and marital relationships, founded on love of God and fellowmen.
Statement of Mission As a people-empowering organization, we commit ourselves to develop families into maturing communities imbued with Christian values, through quality training, assistance & services
Year Established Established in 1993 as an association and registered as a foundation in Oct 2001
Year Accredited w/ Laiko 2003
History It started as a training program for Marriage Encounter (ME) couples needing assistance in the development of their talks as ME Weekend Team Couples. The training was conducted by Peewee and Mia Zafra as early as 1984, in coordination with ME communities like Holy Family, St. John Lawin and others, as well as on request from couples from the Christian Family Movement, including the training of couples and a from Thailand sent by the Bishop of Bangkok. From merely conduct of ME Team Training, it branched out to providing other training programs like Parenting; Youth Seminars; Counseling for NGOs, schools, and government agencies particularly DILG, NAPOLCOM, etc in their values formation and strategic planning workshops. In 1989, graduates of the various programs particularly the ME Team Training Seminars and the ME Enrichment Training for Shepherds formed themselves into a loose association called METS Alumni Association. In 2000, in a general assembly, it was unanimously decided that the METS Foundation be formally organized and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission which granted legal recognizance in 2001. While its programs and projects are not confined to the apostolic work in the Church, but also in network activities with NGOs and GO, it applied for membership with the Council of the Laity and was accredited in 2005.
Organizational Structure The affairs of the Foundation is handled by the Board of Trustees and its different standing committees. A Training Staff headed by a Training Director couple is responsible for the development and conduct of the various training modules and programs. A Board of Advisers composed of past presidents of the METTS Alumni Association and the METS Foundation and Spiritual Advisory Committee of Clergy provide guidance when requested.
Composition of Membership METTS Alumni Association members compose the main bulk of membership. They are empowered couples and families who have signified their intention to join the Foundation after attending the various seminars conducted by the METS Foundation.
Main Activities
  • Conduct formation programs for individuals, couples & families to become role models in the community.
  • Support organizations that promote good moral values & care for life, environment, & other areas of concern.
  • Conduct, promote and underwrite training services for marriage and family life seminars & other renewal programs, projects & activities for the improvement of Christian Filipino marital & family life and community consciousness; conduct, promote and underwrite other similar programs & projects that aim to inculcate moral, religious & human values in family life & community building.
  • Encourage, initiate & underwrite or undertake scholarship studies, researches in the area of family life education & guidance, social services, ecology & other similar programs.
  • Promote, support & finance the publication of books, magazines, & reports prepared under the auspices of the foundation.
  • Serve as team, trainers & facilitators in various movements such as marriage encounter movements, renewal movements, & charismatic movements, socio-civic, religious, government & non-government organizations.
Areas Present Our members and graduates are immersed in social action and civic work in the provinces such as Cagayan, Nueva Ecija, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Baguio, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Albay, Sorsogon, Aklan, Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu, Iligan including abroad particularly in Canada and the United States of America.
Affiliations
  • National Steering Committee on the Filipino Family (per E.O. 238 dtd Sept 22, 2003)
  • Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas- CBCP
  • Episcopal Commission on Family and Life
  • Pro-Life Philippines Foundation
  • Community Pillar – Criminal Justice System
  • National Council of Women of the Philippines
  • Charitable, Religious, Educational, Social Welfare Association of the Philippines
  • National Movement Against Pornography
  • Coalition for Decency and Morality
  • Citizen’s Action Against Graft and Corruption
  • Konsiyensyang Pilipino
  • Coalition Against Death Penalty
  • Family Sector – Moral Recovery Program
  • United Nations Association of the Philippines
  • Family Life Institute – Family Network
  • Heartbeat International
Official Contact Address Suite 1018 City & Land Mega Plaza

ADB Ave cor Garnet Street

Ortigas Centre, Pasig City, 1605 Philippines

Official Contact Numbers Telephone: + 63.2.74.5388, + 63.2. 655.0277

Fax: + 63.2.633.3221, + 63.2. 706.2590

Website www.metsfoundation.com
Email Address info@metsfoundation.com
Logo

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The symbol of the parabolic figure and the ball of fire.

The parabola, surging forward depicting dynamism, decisive action, carving a distinctive niche, in a bid to create wholeness; moving forward from individuals/couples to families/communities, from separateness to integration. The ball of fire is the empowering Holy Spirit, an inner fire, fervently burning, energizing, transforming, life-giving, renewing and eternal. The two figures symbolize re-entry of person into the environment, the real world, to which are called to be united and to create. METS Foundation builds on the inherent creative and pro-creative gifts of individuals

Current Officers Founding Chair Couple:    Mario “Peewee” & Ma. Amelia “Mia” Zafra

President Couple:    Nestor & Augusta Segubre

Executive Vice- President Couple:    Antonio & Jessica Loveria

VP for External Affairs:    Alex & Adora Pili

VP for Internal Affairs:    George & Luz Lozano

Corporate Secretary:    Farley & Nelia Cable

Treasurer:    Laura Dollisen
Asst.

Secretary:    Ricardo & Mila Villanueva

Asst. Treasurer:    Napoleon & Arsenia Viray

Auditor:

Council of Consultors:

ChairCouple:    Fortunato & Elsa Perlas

Members:    Past President Couples

Spiritual Directors:    Fr. Joseph Schnegmann and Fr. Leo Schmidth, SVD

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