Regional Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (RIACAT)

Regional Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (RIACAT)


Bidlisiw Foundation, Inc was established in March 1989 as a social development non-government agency based in Cebu City. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 15, 1989.


Started by 8 women together with InterAide, a French NGO, they gave the name “Bidlisiw” an old visayan term for rays of the rising sun which symbolizes hope. Only in 1994 up to present when Bidlisiw became a Filipino-managed NGO.


Bidlisiw’s development work focuses on helping the urban poor families, particularly the informal settlers in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay. This is in coordination with Local Government Units, concerned government agencies, other non-government organizations and target groups/communities for wider impact and support. With trained and committed staff and workers it has implemented and successfully completed various programs/projects on health and nutrition, education, vocational training and livelihood. Bidlisiw maintains activity and learning centers in the target communities where area-based activities are held for cost-efficiency and accessibility to target participants/groups.


Security and Exchange Commission

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) License To Operate

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Accreditation

Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Accreditation

Cebu City/Mandaue City LGU Accreditation

Philippine Council for NGO Certification PCNC