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Calling All ASI Alumni

The ASI Library

A Public Petition Against Corruption

2020 International Diploma Course in Community Development (IDCCD)
‘Lika na sa ASI
ASI Golden Anniversary Books Now Available

Help Us Reconstruct the Fire-Damaged Academe Building

We are saddened to inform you that the Francis Senden Hall and the whole third floor of the Academe Building were gutted by fire early in the morning on 11th January 2019.

We know that the Francis Senden Memorial Hall was a silent witness to many memorable milestones and celebrations during your student life in ASI.

The Francis Senden Hall is important to the ASI family because:

  • - It is where we hold classes for the Philosophy of Commitment to Total Human Development (PCTHD);
  • - It is where we hold the annual International Diploma Course in Community Development (IDCCD);
  • - It is where we celebrate the Asian Festival and other cultural fests to showcase our cultural diversity and rich heritage of Asia.
  • - It is where aspiring Social Workers review for their Licensure Examination
  • - It is where we hold interfaith celebrations, Christmas Party, Steamboat, and Agape.
  • - It where we hold special graduation ceremonies, the most recent of which was held on 23rd November 2018 with fifteen 15 graduates, most of whom were Misereor scholars.
  • - It is where we hold the annual Francis Senden Memorial Lecture and other national fora and workshops.
  • - In other words, it is where we practice our learning philosophy of ‘action, reflection, and celebration.

The Senden Hall is much, much more than just a venue though. For Senden Hall symbolizes the vision and mission of ASI and its founder. Thus, we want to appeal to you to ensure that we continue to pursue these and enable our current and future students to partake of the ASI spirit engendered in this venerable institution. With the Academe Building decommissioned, classes will be held in the Administration Building utilizing the few vacant rooms.

Hence, in the spirit of solidarity with the ASI family, we appeal to you in helping us fundraise for the reconstruction of the Academe Building. For your donations, you can click the ‘Share in the Mission of ASI’ button found at the lower right corner of the ASI website https://www.asinet-online.org/.

You can also deposit to the following ASI bank accounts:

Asian Social Institute
Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) (Ermita Branch)
Peso Savings Account No. 3281-0274-24

Asia Social Institute
Banco de Oro (BDO) (Paco Branch)
USD Savings Account No. 101650118358

Thank you! We are profoundly grateful for whatever amount you can share in pursuit of ASI’s vision and mission.


Dr. Mina M. Ramirez, President

The 2020 ASI IDCCD is now open for Applications

Asian Social Institute (ASI) opens its doors anew to prospective participants in the 2020 International Diploma Course in Community Development (IDCCD). The two-month short-term course carries a rich and varied tradition of experientially-based socio-cultural exchanges among different communities in Asia and the rest of the world as well as offers probing and insightful theories on best practices in community work. Since it was first offered as a short-term course in 1975, the IDCCD has already formed and trained more than a thousand community workers all oriented on ASI’s mission of, through transformative praxis, the holistic development of individuals towards justice, peace and integrity of creation.

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Contribute to CICM, FSMF, ASI Solidarity Mission Fund Campaign

Francis Senden Memorial Foundation (FSMF) contributed more than PhP250 M to Asian Social Institute (ASI) operational deficits since 1991 when FSMF was founded by the late Rev. Paul van Daelen, cicm (1930-2015).  The capital of FSMF were contributions of CICM Provincial houses in ASIA and the Province of CICM Belgium-Netherlands, not to speak of the Generalate at the time that Rev. Fr. Paul van Daelen, cicm was Superior General for thirteen years from 1974-1987.  He was then greatly aided by the General Treasurer, Rev. Fr. Paul Staes, cicm, who later became the Treasurer of CICM-Asia Region.

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