The People Developers

Paglaum Training International

About PTI


Since 2008, a team of experts has been working on establishing an economic self-sufficiency program within Metro Cebu. This program was largely influenced by the work of a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of violent forms of oppression. In early 2010 Bay Area Churches in California, USA committed to establishing Paglaum Training International to continue to support the vulnerable poor in economic self-sufficiency initiatives.

Today, PTI is a stand-alone non-profit, non-governmental organization registered in both the USA and the Philippines. PTI works with local Metro Cebu business and church partners to provide services to its students, coordinate CSR initiatives with partners, and provide Metro Cebu businesses with quality entry level employees.


To facilitate a process of economic, social and spiritual reconciliation for the vulnerable populations in Metro Cebu.



This means our goal is to approach every obstacle with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Holistic in Reconciliation

This means we care about making people better in many different ways. Namely: Economic, Social and Spiritual


This means we are never satisfied. It means we are always monitoring and evaluating what we do and identifying and implementing ways to do it better.


This means we value knowledge. We seek it ourselves and we encourage our students to seek it.


This means we never do bad things for good reasons. It means that we are transparent about everything that we do.

Talent Support Services
CSR Initiative
Job Readiness Training
Scholarship Program