IBON Board of Trustees

Edberto Villegas, 80

September 9, 2020

IBON Foundation salutes Dr. Edberto Villegas, member of our Board of Trustees since it first convened in 1979 during martial law, served many years as its chairperson, and remained a stalwart until his passing in the evening of September 7, 2020.

The Dangers of Development Work

October 20, 2019


Whether as technical experts or as administrative personnel, development workers especially in the Philippines working with grassroots organizations need to have a deep sense of solidarity with the poor and a strong commitment to supporting the efforts of grassroots communities and organizations to change their situation.

Bishop Elmer Bolocon, 68

May 18, 2017

IBON Foundation mourns, along with his family, friends and colleagues, the passing of Bishop Elmer M. Bolocon early this week. He will be remembered as a peace advocate, staunch human rights defender, and for his unwavering commitment and service to the poor and vulnerable sectors of Philippine society. From 1996 to 2006, he was the […]

Fr. Pete Arguillas, MSC, 80

June 29, 2016

IBON Foundation mourns the passing of Fr. Pedro Arguillas, of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC),  in the early hours of June 27, 2016. Fr. Pete, as he was more familiarly known, has been a member of IBON’s Board of Trustees since 1998. He was a quiet presence and gentle guide of the institution’s […]

IBON congratulates prospective DSWD head Dr. Judy Taguiwalo

May 31, 2016

Research group IBON congratulates Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo, Chairperson of IBON’s Board of Trustees, on being chosen by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to head the incoming administration’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The group expressed optimism that she will be confirmed by the Commission on Appointments and, along with other progressives in the new […]

IBON 2016-2017 Board looks beyond polls

April 19, 2016

Research group IBON’s newly-elected Board expressed readiness to usher IBON Foundation’s research, education, information and advocacy work to a new level as the country anticipates a transition from one administration to another and beyond. In a General Assembly, IBON Foundation members elected Thursday the members  its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees (BOT). After the assembly, the […]