Your ONE HOUR can change a life.

We are a fund raising, fund giving, and friends raising non-profit organization that
supports projects on education, health & nutrition, and child welfare and development
for disadvantaged Filipino children nationwide.

Our vision is to give the Filipino child the basic right to enjoy a happy, safe, and fulfilling future.

Our mission is to generate funds and friends nationwide
by asking individuals, employees, companies, and organizations
to donate at least one hour of their annual salary or earnings once a year,
and to share their time and talent.

Children’s Hour began with a noble dream: for every child to have a happy, safe, and fulfilling future.

In 1999, Marks & Spencer Plc and the New Millennium Experience Company under the leadership of Prime Minister Tony Blair created and developed “The Millenium Children's Promise” campaign. It had a very simple proposition – it invited individuals, employees, organizations, and corporations to donate their final hour’s wages of the year to charities for children. This idea and movement soon went global with an international network of partners in twenty-three countries, including the International Youth Foundation (IYF).

IYF member and top Philippine businessman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala brought the campaign to the Philippines in September 1999, and called it the “Children’s Hour.” With its successful influx of support from the local community, the end-of-the-millenium campaign, originally set to run only for 4 months, eventually evolved into an independent foundation. Thus, in September 2003, Children’s Hour Philippines, Inc. was born.

Since its initial introduction as a campaign in 1999, Children’s Hour has been working to raise funds, give grants to implementing agencies, and make friends – all to improve and enrich the lives of Filipino children nationwide.

  • Doug and Chesca Kramer
    Ambassadors for Education
  • Paolo and Suzi Abrera
    Ambassadors for Health Nutrition
  • Anthony and Marical Pangilinan
    Ambassadors for Child Welfare & Development


Emily A. Abrera

Vice Chair
Bienvenido A. Tan, Jr.

Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee
Roberto F. De Ocampo, OBE

Chair of the Resource Deployment Committee
Corazon Alma G. De Leon

Chair of the Audit Committee
Efren L. Abu


Ma. Elena Aquino-Cruz (Honorary Chairperson of the Foundation)
Roberto D. Gothong
Carlos G. Dominguez
Clinton C. Hess
Guillermo M. Luz
Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Jose R. Soberano III
Justo A. Ortiz
Lisa G. Cheng
Lucita Lazo
Lydia B. Echauz
Narcisa L. Escaler
Patricia B. Licuanan
Regina L. Lopez
Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe
Victoria P. Garchitorena
Carmencita N. Reodica
Vicente K. Fabella
Armando D.R. Salvador
Renato S. De Villa
Jocelyn T. Ledesma
Donald Patrick Lim

Emily A. Abrera
Jose P. Leviste, Jr.
Jose Mari L. Chan
Conchita L. Manabat
Roberto F. De Ocampo
Marcia Gokongwei
Cristina Lim-Yuson
Corazon Alma G. De Leon
Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez
Marianne G. Quebral
Anthony T. Huang
Bienvenido A. Tan, Jr.
Efren L. Abu
Bernido H. Liu
Margarito B. Teves
Michael T. Toledo
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu
Evangeline T. Mayuga
Susana A.S. Madrigal
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Corazon S. De La Paz – Bernardo


Corporate Secretary
Atty. Renan R. Osero

External Accountants
P&A Grant Thornton

External Auditors
NavarroAmper & Co. / Deloitte

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