CAMELEON Philippines

Our status

CAMELEON Philippines was registered on September 7, 1997 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under number E19970078. The association is accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under number DSWD – FO VI RL – 0000026 – 2010 for the Rehabilitation, the Post-Residential and the Community Development programs.

CAMELEON Philippines was recognized as a non-profit association by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification in March 2013. As a result, the association issues a tax receipt to each contributor supporting its actions.

The association complies with national laws and regulations in force related to children. It includes the PD 603, or Child and Youth Welfare Code, such as amended; the Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act; as well as the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC), 1989, by the UN Assembly and ratified by the Filipino Government on September 2, 1990.

Our actions

CAMELEON develops a comprehensive approach in order to address the causes of sexual abuse towards children and teenagers and its effects.

  • TO SUPPORT AND PROTECT the victims of sexual abuse in the Philippines by assisting them with their families to the path towards resilience.
  • TO ENCOURAGE the autonomy of the beneficiaries and the socio-economic development of the families in their communities.
  • TO TRAIN and SUPPORT the beneficiaries to get them involved as spokesperson and active supports of the association.
  • TO RAISE the public’s awareness, in particular the youth in the Philippines and in Europe, on the rights of the Child and to contribute to the freedom of speech on sexual abuse.
  • ADVOCACY with the institutions and media for the rights of the Child and against sexual abuse at local, national and international level.


    Our resources

    In order to ensure its institutional and financial sustainability, CAMELEON Association Inc. hired someone to be in charge of the new Fund Raising and Development department. CAI was given the status of “public interest association” in March 2013 by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification: it allows the association to publish its tax receipts. This certification strengthens the credibility of the association and increases interest among partners and Filipino donors.

    Our team

    Permanent team

    The management is ensured through an Executive Board and a local permanent team which is looking after over 400 children, by providing them safety, care and education.

    The mission of the 40 employees based on Panay Island (Iloilo – Passi) is to facilitate the personal reconstruction and the reintegration into the society of the young girls and to ensure that the activities and the programs run smoothly for all the beneficiaries. The Management particularly ensures the professionalization of the Filipino team for the implementation, the follow-up and the evaluation of the projects.
    To ensure the quality of the supervision and the support to the beneficiaries, the Management targets the accountability and the loyalty of the team and relies on the continuous professional training.

    Under the Executive Director’s supervision – Heide Foulc, French-Filipino – each Project Manager implements the actions defined with the support of the social workers, the liaison officers with the village communities, the housemothers and the psychologists.

    In order to meet the specific needs of the beneficiaries, the association regularly uses the services of other professionals: lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors, etc.

    The Board of Directors

    President: Jose Cochingyan (Lawyer, Manila)
    Vice President: Bernard Poplimont (Entrepreneur, Belgium, Manila)
    Vice President of external affairs: Christopher Montaño (President of the Human Rights Commission and Secretary at the Iloilo Red Cross)
    Treasurer: Ricardo Andrada (Retiree in Iloilo, ex manager of the sugar factory of Passi)
    Secretary: Ida Siason (retired dean from the University of the Philippines Visayas)


    • Laurence Ligier: Founder of the CAMELEON association, French, Paris
    • Daniel Johannot: Swiss entrepreneur, Manila
    • Sandra Cacho: Head of the Development Council of Iloilo
    • Feli Sustento: Teacher and Social Worker
    • Pauline Alfuente: Lawyer in Iloilo

    The voluntary team

    Each year, more than 30 foreign volunteers and about ten Filipino volunteers join and support our team. They have multiple profiles : students in engineering, psychologists, nurses, artists and circus teachers, etc…
    The Volunteers House was built for the only purpose of receiving and housing them in the CAMELEON complex, near the Center.



    Aboitiz foundation


    Additional list

    Ama computer college

    Apartment 1 b

    Apron & torque gourment comfort
    food, inc.

    Atty. Sedfrey cabaluna

    Australian embassy-manila

    Azuthai and milky way

    Banco De Oro (BDO) foundation

    Barefoot senorita/senorito inc


    Bombo radyo

    British Council

    CAMELEON France

    CAMELEON Luxembourg

    CAMELEON Switzerland

    Carmona family

    Chef jessie restaurants

    CNN philippines- profiles

    Cochingyan & Partners (law office)

    Commission on population-iloilo,
    region vi

    Conrad Manila

    Consuelo Foundation

    Department of agriculture-iloilo

    Department of education-iloilo province

    Department of health- iloilo province

    Department of interior and local government-capiz province

    Department of labor and employment, region vi

    Department of science and technology – iloilo province

    Department of social welfare and development

    Department of trade and industry, region vi

    Diamond hotel

    Family planning organization Philippines

    French embassy-Manila

    Fronthub medilab clinic

    Hercor college

    Iloilo provincial health office

    Iloilo science of technology university

    Julianne cuppcakes

    KC concepcion

    KPMG foundation

    L’Oreal Philippines

    La Bamba

    Lion’s club of Iloilo

    Lion’s club of Passi

    Lion’s club oudenaarde

    Manila bulletin

    Maridel villavicencio



    MG travel & tours

    Mitch monfort-bautista

    Mr. & Mrs. Celso Legarda

    Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy golez

    Mr. & Mrs. Steven chan

    Municipality of bingawan

    Municipality of san enrique national economic & development authority – region vi

    Palomo optical

    Park inn clark

    Park inn davao

    Passi city

    Passi trade school

    Paulina realty & development corp.

    People Asia

    Philippine Airline (pal)

    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    Philippine obstretrics & gynecological society – region vi

    Philippine star

    Philippines charity sweepstakes office

    Pico de loro beach and country club

    Pico sands hotel

    Producto lokal

    Province of Capiz

    Province of Iloilo

    Province of Negros occidental


    Radisson Blu Cebu

    Raja Foundation

    Reed elsevier

    RMN radyo

    Rotary club of Jaro

    Rotary club of Passi

    San Miguel Foundation, inc.


    Silay city/ local government
    of Silay

    SM care

    SM hotels and conventions

    SM moa

    SM publicity

    Sonya’s garden


    State of head mission philippines

    Taal vistal hotel

    Technical education skills & development

    Tender bob’s group

    The boss-anc (abs-cbn)

    US peace corp Philippines

    Virtuoso master

    West visayas states unversity medical center

    Wildflour bakery

    Zonta club of makati-ayala

    Zonta club of makati-environs


    Donate to CAMELEON Philippines

     Donate to CAMELEON Association Inc.
    CAI is accredited by the PCNC (Philippine Council for NGO Certification) and the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development).
    Donations and sponsoring are tax-deductible.

    By bank transfer:

    Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI)
    PHP Account
    E Lopez Branch Jaro (Iloilo City)
    N0 001333-3095-44

    Banco De Oro (BDO)
    PHP Account
    Passi City Branch (Iloilo City)
    N0 008240043459

    USD Account 
    General Luna Branch (Iloilo City)
    N0 002894-0009-13

    > Via Paypal in the Philippine Peso


    CAMELEON Association Inc., Philippines (Iloilo)
    Brgy. Sablogon 5037 Passi City (Iloilo), Philippines
    Passi Office: (00 63 33) 311 5575
    Iloilo Office: (00 63 33) 329 2309
    Executive Director: Heide Foulc

    MANILA Office
    Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices
    Tel. No. +63(2) 8817 3081 to 83 and +63 (2) 8893 6844
    Fax No. +63 (2) 8812 0674
    Twelfth Floor, 139 Corporate Center
    139 Valero Street, Salcedo Village
    Makati City, Philippines 1227