The Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation (then known as the Catalino D. Yap Foundation or CDYF) was established to honor Mr.  Catalino D. Yap. Sr., who organized the Saint Anthony institute in 1945, one of many he organized around that time.  Today, the SACT College System includes various schools and colleges offering education and training at all academic levels.  The College System considers the Foundation as the “soul of the school”.

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Our Leaders

Founded in 1993


Tony Yap - Chairman & Founder

Atty. Serafin Salvador Jr. -  Vice Chairman

Miguel Puyat - President

Anton Yap - Executive Vice President

Dr. Ma. Veroniza Yap - Board Secretary


Raul Sunico

Ronaldo delos Santos

Architect Jun Palafox

Teofisto Guingona III



BCYF SPA Program - CSR Councils


BCYF Visayas CSR Council

Eastern, Western and Central 


BCYF Mindanao CSR Council

Northern, Southern and Central


BCYF North Luzon CSR Council

Region 1, Region 2 and CAR


BCYF South Luzon CSR Council



BCYF Bicol CSR Council

Region 5

CSR Research Institute

Innovation and Social Enterprise Institute

BCYF Institute for Policy

Office of Special Projects and Marquee Events

BCYF Education Institute

CSR is Our Lifestyle


Anchored on 5 activities, we implement Personal Social Responsibility through:

  • Innovations

  • Youth CSR

  • Chief CSR Officer Project

  • VWAP - Volunteer with a purpose

  • Education training, research and publicaiton (ETRP)


Driven by its motto, “Changing society one step at a time through Social Entrepreneurship”, the Institute for Social Enterprise and Development (ISED) is involved in social entrepreneurship and related projects.


Social enterprise offers covers: (1) good governance, (2) corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR), and (3) social work, community outreach and volunteerism.  The ISED believes that by mastering these three concepts, one can be a better person, professional, or even a businessperson, entrepreneur, or a business or government entity.


The Institute offers programs related to education.  Under ISED is the Holy Rosary School, which is a testament that schools can indeed become social enterprises.  Conferences on schools as social enterprises are being planned, together with planning to offer diploma or certificate courses on Social Entrepreneurship.  As part of ISED’s collaboration with private colleges and local government unit schools, it has the Center for Responsible Social Change and Center for Transformative Social Change respectively.


Indigenous People

Currently, the Institute is spearheading programs focused on indigenous people (IPs).  One of its programs is the Cordillera Study Center.  The latter features different projects such as the “Kephedan” Wellness Program, the IP Research Network, and the Agripreneurs for IPs.  Another program of ISED for the IPs is the Education, Livelihood, and Economic Center which will focus on focus on facilitating dialogue, consultations, and trainings for the Indigenous People with concerns and issues pertaining to education, livelihood, and economic development.  Through these programs, ISED endeavors to put up social enterprises for the indigenous people.


CSR Research Institute

CRI is continually focused in organizing the Annual CSR Research Conference.  This is made possible through the Research and the Casewriting Matching Exchange (CMX).

Conference on Research in CSR.  The Annual Conference started last 2011, with preparations a couple of years before that, and including consultations and roundtables.   Replication of this conference in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, will shortly be announced.  This September 3, 2012, the 2nd Conference was held wherein it addressed the State of CSR and CSR Research in the Philippines and in Asia.  The featured speaker is Mr. Thomas Thomas, Executive Director of the ASEAN CSR Network.

Research.  The Research Network is composed of schools who have identified Research in CSR as important to them.  With the advent of accreditation, this topic has come to the fore and is now quite a topic of interest.  CHED Memorandum 39, which came out in 2006, only makes it more so.  This memo calls for the offering of a 3-unit course in CSR in all schools in the country for college students taking business courses.

For starters, the CRI CSR Research Network will involve the training and education of a cadre of researchers who are interested in Applied or Basic Research, or in writing cases on CSR.  Also, the state of CSR Research in other higher institutions  and organizations was covered in the 2nd conference.  In the 1st one, the Asian Institute of Management, De La Salle University, and the League of Corporate Foundation shared theirs.

Casewriting Matching Exchange (CMX).  CRI has partnered with the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Casewriting and Matching Exchange.  In this program, MAP interested members may be able to document in part, or all, of their CSR experiences, thereby helping in the preparation of CSR materials for the Academe.  As an academic partner, AIM will take charge of training, research materials, and providing a CSR Resource Handbook.  Thus, the CMX aims to bring together MAP members and Graduate Students to discuss their CSR situations and produce quality CSR case studies.