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 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)
Auditor: Aivee Genson (accountant and woman entrepreneur in Iloilo)


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


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.

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.






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 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.

Donate by bank transfer:

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

Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI)
General Luna Branch (Iloilo City)
USD Account 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 / Telephone: 0917 827 9412
Executive Director:Heide Foulc

c/o Cochingyan and Peralta Law Offices
12/F Corporate Center, 139 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, 1227 Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 0977 832 0815