About Us

HBI gives their very best work towards the improvement of indigent children

Haligi ng Bata, Incorporated (HBI) or Pillars for the Children is a non-stock, non-sectarian, non-profit organization based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. We work and give our best work towards the improvement of indigent children, their families, & the social institutions they use such as public schools and public health centers. We are registered, licensed, & Level 2-accredited by the Department of Social Welfare & Development. We are also registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and tax-exempted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Although already operating since the mid-1980s, HBI was formally established in the year 1994 by a group of people who wanted to help the poor children and families in the Manila, Bulacan and Cavite areas. Using their own financial resources at first, HBI’s founding members were able to provide schooling children with their education and health needs. 

Our formal development work started with the implementation of the Child Sponsorship Program in the slums of Manila and in the far-flung mountain barangays of Sudipen, La Union. Eventually, we have expanded our range of development programs with the implementation of the Group Sponsorship Program, Adopt-a-School Program, Vocational School Project, Rural Reconstruction Program, and School and Community Development Program in the marginalized and under-served areas of Metro Manila, Negros Occidental, Bulacan, Rizal, and La Union.

After 24 years of continuous operations, we conservatively estimate that we have reached & helped approximately 60,000 children, families, students, teachers, and community members in over 25 project areas.

Our Core Values:
Commitment merged with Participatory, Inclusive, Effective, and Sustainable Actions