Ayala Bridge, Quiapo

1001 Metro Manila

Tel.: 734-2367



Brief History

             Hospicio de San Jose is Home to more than three hundred people of varied age and needs from cradle to twilight years.  Two-thirds of its population, abandoned by their families, seek for temporary / permanent shelter. Since its foundation in October 1778, Hospicio de San Jose has been attending to the urgent needs of the indifent & mental/physically handicapped.  Responding to the needs of the poor for education, a formal education instruction is being offered. Challenged by the realities aound Hospicio a formalized outreach program was organized favoring the slum areas of Quiapo, San Miguel and other diversified areas sharing with them its facilities, material resources and most especially its Catholic Education.

            From its foundation to the present, Hospicio has been recognized as a Catholic Welfare Institution since 1865 it has been managed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and presently governed by a Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of the Archbishop of Manila.



             Hospicio de San Jose, as a Catholic Welfare Institution, envisions a transformed and empowered church of the poor where the young and elderly coming from diversified and marginal families and communities find a home.

            Sensitive to the signs of the times and responsive to the call of the church, Hospicio de San Jose is committed to serve the abandoned young and old, helping them experience quality life and become agents of Social Transformation.





President                      : Mr. Peter Cuntapay

Vice President              : Mr. Jun Nacional

Secretary                      : Ms. Venee Malate

Assistant Secretary       : Ms. Barbara Jamoralin Gadia

Assistant Treasurer       : Ms. Marilyn San Jose Esmero

PRO                            : Ms. Chit Dela Cruz

                                      Ms. Vergie Tamse

Auditor                        : Mr. Tines dela Serna

Advisers                       : Ms. Beth Cadigoy Merceda

                                      Mr. Macario Josue

Sister Animators           : Sr. Marcelina Hitosis, DC

                                      Sr. Zoe Alba, DC

HSJ Animators             : Sr. Felicitas Escoto, DC