It is therefore a moral and civic obligation of other sectors to provide what is necessary and adequate to reach out to this marginalized sector of society in consonance with the basic principle of social justice and equality.
With this in mind, Mater et Puer Foundation, Inc. came into being in 2003.
Mater et Puer stands for Mother and Child.
The Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization based in Davao City, Philippines, and has for its members a group of mothers/professionals who are passionate about extending charitable activities, initially through medical and dental outreach programs to mostly depressed areas where health services is one among the many concerns.
It went on to provide several workshops for the training of volunteer stress de-briefers for children under trauma due to disasters and calamities and the construction of an integrated health facility for the survivors of tropical storm "Sendong" in Cagayan de Oro City. Another health facility for Iligan City typhoon "Sendong" survivors will be completed soon.
Recently, the Foundation has launched its scholarship grant program to deserving students of Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU).
Board of Directors
Ms. Cecile Banas-Solis
Ms. Cristy Pacoy-Chua (Canada)
Atty. Arlene Lorejo-Cosape - President
Atty. Joy Rubillar-Arao - Finance Officer
Atty. Ravena Joy Rama (On Leave)
Atty. Dina Joy C. Tenala
Atty. Ma. Louisa M. Viloria-Yap
Atty. Esther Domingo-Nicholls (Australia, Honorary Member)