In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

History & Founder

Tanglaw ng Buhay was born out of political and economic chaos in the Philippines in year 2000. It was when the uprising poor started to look for leaders who would bring them to righteous and uncorrupt governance. The Board Members saw the need to extend hands and helps to our poor Filipino brethren. The Foundation was created out of the passion to reach out the people for God and to see their lives being alleviated from poverty.

Tanglaw ng Buhay was on the go to serving people. The First TNB office was in Pasig. It was also the time when TNB administers LALAF and GLOBAL Foundation. TNB started to serve people thorough micro lending in Pasig, Cainta. Taytay, Marikina Area. In 2003, Tanglaw ng Buhay, saw the opportunity to expand its service by availing the ALS program partnering with the Department of Education.


We exist to glorify God by helping the poor become productive, able to support themselves and their families, grow and become positive contributors in the lives of others for the good of our society.


To SEE communities transformed and millions of poor families experiencing abundant lives through educational advancement, economic empowerment and spiritual development.

Corporate Profile

Tanglaw ng Buhay Foundation is a christian development foundation engaging in holistic development to transform lives and communities for a better society. The following are the services the foundation is offering in the community:


Six-month termed loan with affordable weekly payment for the entrepreneurial poor

Financial Stewardship Training

Training for the micro-entrepreneurs on their proper management of money


Tuition fee scholarship for post-secondary education

Non-Formal Education

Ten-month free "high school equivalent" education

Pastor Support Program

Financial support to Pastor in church planting

Bible Study

Weekly bible study and discipleship for partner borrowers

Board Members

Ramon B. Manzana


Lucilla O. Manzana


Desmond C. Chan


Christine C. Ongtenco


Robert J. Tan


Helen Ongtenco


Albert Rodriguez


Management Team

Joel Cenit

Administrative Officer

Wilfredo Romantico

Operations Manager

Santos Colis Jr.

Human Resource/Audit Officer

Shirlyn Ko

ALS Directress