65th Founding Anniversary and National Convention of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines at the Historic Landmark Manila Hotel

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FOUNDED in 1941 as the national association of Catholic educational institutions in the Philippines, the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) today has over 1,200 educational institutions from the pre-elementary to the graduate level as members. CEAP operates through regional educational associations in the 15 regions of the country. Its objective is to represent effectively the interest of Catholic educational institutions in national and international forums, foster unity of action with other organizations in educational matters, and assist members, particularly those in mission areas, to achieve common and specific aims.

As an organizational partner of the Catholic Church in the country, the CEAP is commissioned to advance and promote the teaching function of the Catholic Church. In this regard, it contributes towards the attainment of the objective of the total development of the human person through a Catholic orientation in accordance with the norms of the Church, consistent with national development goals as expressed in the Philippine Constitution.

As a non-stock, non-profit organization, CEAP represents the Catholic schools in organizations that include the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE), the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC), and the Private Education Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA). …