Helping Kids Since 1985

Build a Better Tomorrow, Today

Mr. Holeman with Mother General
and Mayor of Iloilo, Philippines

Our Family​

Children’s Empowerment of the Philippines (CEOPH) is a 501(c)(3) USA non-profit organization founded in 2021 by Spencer Holeman, an entrepreneur from San Francisco, USA.

Children’s Empowerment of the Philippines is managed from Daly City, CA USA home to 33,000 Filipino American residents, located just outside of San Francisco and the residential program is in the city of Iloilo, Philippines– a city of 460,000 residents. St. Dominic Children’s Home is the only residential children’s home of its kind in Iloilo.

Child homelessness is growing, and the global pandemic has increased the likelihood of a family experiencing adverse poverty-related life events (hunger, homelessness, sickness). CEOPH aims to address the rising number of abandoned children in the Philippines through the orphanage and the partnership with the Dominican Sisters of Iloilo City.


St. Dominic Children’s Home

St. Dominic Children’s Home is a 14,500 square foot, two story building with two wings. It has one central kitchen and dining room. Five dormitory rooms on the girls’ side and five dormitory rooms on the boy’s side and each have separate showers and bathrooms, and one large room for infants. In addition, a library, chapel, and play yard. It is run by a well-trained staff managed by the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines under the direction of Mother MA. Nemia Daral, OP.

Depending on the need it can accommodate:

  • 5-10 Infants
  • 10-15 Toddlers
  • 25 youth of elementary to High School age


Dominican Sisters

The Dominican Sisters once operated an Orphanage for Girls until a fire severely damaged the building. Upon discovering this, Spencer funded the revival of the building to create the inaugural location of CEOPH named the St. Dominic Children’s Home in Iloilo, Philippines.


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