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CONFERENCES? offers seminars and workshops for professionals and teachers on character formation.

CATALYST for Professional Development Services is a Philippine-based Company that has been championing character formation for the last ten years. More than 60,000 teachers, parents and community leaders, as well as students leaders, have participated in its various activities: Training Seminars, International Conferences, Workshops and School Accreditation. It is an international affiliate of the Center for the 4th & 5th Rs of Dr. Thomas Lickona based in the State University of New York (SUNY) in Cortland, NY, USA. It is also an international affiliate of Character Education Partnership (CEP) — now known as — based in Washington D.C., USA.

About Us: Welcome


Emmanuel “Mann” Rentoy 

He is a lecturer from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in the Philippines. In his 30 years experience as a teacher, he has taught students from Grade 4 to college, as well as post-graduate school in various subjects like English, Latin, Creative Writing, Values Education and Literature, among others.

He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) where he earned a double-degree in AB Journalism and AB Literature, and an MA in Creative Writing. At present, he is doing his dissertation for his PhD studies in the same university. 

He was the Founding Executive Director of PAREF Westbridge School in Iloilo City, south of the Philippines. He was in the first batch of graduates of PAREF Southridge School, where he also taught for 15 years, occupying various posts including Principal of Intermediate School, Vice-Principal of High School and Department Head of Religion. 

At present, he serves as the Executive Director of Center for the 4th & 5th Rs (Respect & Responsibility), advocating strong character development in schools, families and communities. It is an international affiliate of the Center based in the State University of New York in Cortland, NY, USA. He has been invited to speak all over the country, as well as in Washington D.C., San Diego, California, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

About Us: Welcome
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