Priscilla Dionio- Valmonte

Gender:: Female

Country/Countries I have worked in:: Philippines


I. Personal Data

Name : Priscilla Dionio – Valmonte
Date of Birth : April 30, 1941
Place of Birth : Zamboanga City
Marital Status : Widowed in 16 April 1988
Name of Spouse : Henry Lagasca- Valmonte (Deceased)
Profession : Lawyer – Government Employee

Number of Children : FOUR (4)
Names & Ages

: Ma. Teresa Angelina Valmonte- De Leon/41 yrs. old
: Ma. Socorro Edwina D. Valmonte/40 yrs. old
: Alessandro Lazarus D. Valmonte/38 yrs. Old
: Jose Ma. Enrico D. Valmonte/37 yrs. Old

II. Educational Background
:Completed Academic Requirements for Master of
Arts in Psychology – University of Sto. Tomas, Manila –
1964; Candidate for Masteral Degree, UST
: Refresher – Upgrading – 12 Units in M.S. Guidance &
Counseling – Ateneo de Zamboanga University – 1992

: B. S. Psychology – University of Sto. Tomas – 1962
Member: Lambda Alpha Sigma (Honor Sorority)
: Associate in Arts (Pre-medicine) – U.S.T. -1958-‘60

: Secondary Education: Zamboanga A. E. Colleges,
Zamboanga City- Top Ten Student of the Graduating
Class; Character Gold Medalist (1954-’58).

: Elementary Education – Lamitan Central School, Basilan
City, 1954 – Valedictorian

III. Civil Service Eligibility : FIRST GRADE ENTRANCE

IV. Work History/Experiences

Executive Secretary: Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc.(1998-2005)Resigned due to other more pressing concerns.

Consultant: Ateneo College Guidance Office, Ateneo de Zamboanga (1996-’97).

Retreat Facilitator on call : Euntes Asian Mission Formation Center administered by the PIME fathers

Counseling Psychologist(on call) :Zamboanga Life Care Services, Inc. (Effective 1996–present).
A non-government,non-profit organization
serving as an intervention facility for people/family in
crisis or difficult situation, especially women and
children.Has now(since 2006)evolved to capacity building on personal empowerment.

Director : Ateneo de Zamboanga College Guidance Office (1991-1995). Resigned – to found an NGO that would provide services for the marginalized; i. e. Formation; Capacity building;Crisis Management; Psycho-spiritual Wellness; etc.

Guidance Counselor : Ateneo College Guidance Office (1989 – 1991) Designated Director.

Executive Director : Islamo-Christian Dialogue Movement (now Silsilah Dialogue Movement). An inter-religious advocacy tool.(1984-1989). Since this was a new thing in Zamboanga City, there was a need to campaign for this kind of advocacy. It was not an easy task. We were then a small group.

Executive Director : Community Chest (Philippines) of Zamboanga del Sur and Pagadian City Chapter. This later became the United Way of Zamboanga del Sur and Pagadian City. A united Fund-raising arm task to campaign for welfare and community projects(1976-1981)

Guidance Psychologist : Area Rehabilitation Training Center. – Region IX. A component of the Department of Social Services. A government agency.This is was part-time work that entailed psychological assessment and counseling for the orthopedically disabled person. (1966-“67 – as Volunteer 1974-June 1976 – on contract service.

College Instructor : Sacred Heart College, Catbalogan, Western Samar, 1965teneo de Zamboanga, 1992-’93 (part time)

Consultant : Camp Hope (Summer Camp for mental retardates and orthopedically handicapped children, initiated by Peace corps Volunteers – 1962-’64). Volunteer work on summertime while pursuing a masteral course at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila.

Seminar-Workshops/Consultation Meetings Attended

Ateneo de Zamboanga University & Philippine Psychological Corporation – on School Testing and Evaluation (STE) Seminar-Workshop held on May 14-15,2009, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW) – “Kamindawan 2008: Political Power and Women- Vision and Values” held on June 25-27, 2008, Davao Insular Hotel, Davao City.

Kusog Mindanaw Roundtable Conference : Part I –Launching of Scroll Exhibit on World Religions, Universal Peace and Global Ethic; Part II – The Shape of the Forthcoming Peace Agreement Between the GRP and MILF; held on Nov. 30-Dec.1, 2007, Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanang, Davao, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, facilitated by TACDRUP; Reactor, to Part I.

Mindanao Community-Based Institute on Peace Education – Theme: “Interfaith Dialogue, The Mindanao Peace Process & Peace Education: A Response to the Mindanao Conflict.” Held on Nov. 26-29, 2007, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City. Sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

“Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue” (A Special Public Lecture) with Dr. Mohammad
Bashar Arafat initiated by the Ateneo de ZamboangaPeace Institute & Institute of Cultural Studies for Western Mindanao – Sept. 2, 2005

Trainers’ Training on Harnessing Women’s Healing Energies for Peacebuilding –
(A Certificate of Completion) – May 25-28, 2005 – a partnership initiative for women supported by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) and the World Bank held in Davao City.

Zambasulta Peace Conference – initiated by the Mindanao Peace Weavers and the Inter-
religious Solidarity Movement for Peace – June 24-26, 2005, Zamboanga City .

Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference Consultation on Inter-religious Dialogue & Ecumenism – initiated by the Episcopal Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue and the Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs of the Catholic Bishops ‘ Conference of the Philippines – April 14-16, 2004, Davao City.

Southcentral Mindanao Interfaith Fellowship – an initiative of World Vision – January 19-23, 2004, in Mergrande Ocean Resort, Talomo District, Davao City.

Women Working A Mindanao Agenda – a two-day conference initiated by the Mindanao Women Commission, on January 21-22, 2003.

“Capability Building for Absnet Members” (Area-based Network) – conducted by the Dept. of Social Welfare & Development, Field Office IX, June 17-18, 2003, Jardin de la Viña Hotel.

“Orientation on Area-Based Standards Network (ABSNET) – conducted by Dept. of Social Welfare & Development on July 2, 2002, Zamboanga City.

“Crisis Management & Creative Approaches to Trauma Counseling” – a seminar-workshop conducted by Ateneo Peace Institute, June 17-20, 2002, Zamboanga City.

“Local Capacities for Peace Workshop” – conducted by World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. with Ms. Abikok C. Riak & WV Regional Coordinators– on Feb. 4-6, 2002, Skypark, Zamboanga City.

“ Promoting Dialogue Towards Peacebuilding -Mindanao Inter-faith Dialogue “ – conducted by World Vision Development Foundation , Inc. , on Sept. 18-21, 2001, in Cugman, Cagayan de Oro.

Consultation Workshop on Harnessing Civil Society Participation in Kapit Bisig Laban Sa Kahirapan (KALAHI) – convenor: National Anti-Poverty Commission, on July 24-25, 2001, Malate, Manila.

Peace Advocates’ Training on Crisis Management – Conducted by Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute in partnership with Olof Palme International Center, on March 6-8, 2001, Los Baños Forest Club, Laguna, Philippines.

“Creative Approaches to Trauma Counseling Child and Family Therapy” with Lourdes A Carandang, Ph.D, initiated by the Ateneo College Guidance office & Ateneo Peace Institute- on April 3-4, 2001, Zamboanga City.

Culture of Peace Festival: Celebration of Synergy Among Peace Educators – Joint initiative of SPCPD-NEDA-UN Multi-Donor Assistance Programme & Brahma Kumaris , on February 8-9, 2001, Malagos Garden Resort, Davao.

Civil Society Workshop on Conflict Monitoring & Early Response – organized by Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute and the Forum on Early Warning held on January 14-18, 2001 at the Lagos del Sol Resort, Cavinti, Laguna.

Promoting the Culture of Peace in Mindanao, A Seminar-Workshop & Consultation with Tribal Women Leaders- joint initiative of NCIP & OPAPP held in ZSCMST, Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City on August 17-19, 2000.

Peace Orientation & Consultation Workshop for Zamboanga City, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi & Basilan on May 19, 1999 – joint initiative of Notre Dame University Peace Education Center, Independent Fact Finding Committee and Peace Advocates Zamboanga

“Capability Building Seminar for Selected Peace Advocates in Southern Mindanao”- held in Zamboanga City on February 8-10, 1999.

Orientation Seminar on Prison Ministry: “Your Love Brings Hope” – conducted by the Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. August 8, 1999.

Seminar on “The Unconscious Mind: Our Creative Consultant” with Imelda V.G. Villar, Ph.D. held in St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City, on Feb. 9-10, 1998.

“Understanding Tri-peoples Community in Mindanao Towards Peace & Sustainable Development” – conducted by MINCODE on April 16-18, 1997.

“Training Workshop on Forging Peace Through Knowledge and Understanding of the Tri-peoples Community in Mindanao” – joint initiative of MINCODE, Task Force on Politics & Governance, Peace & Human Rights & the Bread for the World (BFW) of Germany held in Zamboanga City on the 4th of January 1997.

The Management of People In Organization/Operations Management Program conducted by Center for Professional Excellence Management Division with AIM Resource Persons on 7th October, 1994.

As Presentor, Resource Speaker/Facilitator
Resource Person/Lecturer on “Pre-Marital Counseling” to the Accredited LGUs in Region IX, sponsored by DSWD, Field Office, Region IX and Zamboanga City held on July 2-4, 2008, in New Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Trainer-Facilitator on Conflict Management and Peacebuilding to Junior Officers of the 7th IB of the PA in the 6DTU in Carmen, North Cotabato. June, 2008 (On- Schedule basis)

Main Facilitator during Workshop to the First Provl Coastal Resource Management Summit, Zamboanga del Sur, held on May 29-30, 2008. sponsored by Eco-Gov and USAID. Attended by US Ambassador Kristie Kenny and Province-wide Chief Executives and LGUs.

Trainer-Facilitator on Personal Empowerment & Crisis Management to Candidate Soldiers of the 6th Infantry Division, PA, in Carmen Cotabato. Graduated 200 ex-MNLF Combatants for integration to the AFP. May, 2008.

Lecturer/Facilitator on “Values and Ethics in the Delivery of Services in the Barangays” during the 10th Annual Barangay Assembly with the theme: “WE ARE ONE” held on January 22-24, 2008 at El Garaje, Sunrise, Manaol, Municipality of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

Lecturer/Facilitator on “Conflict Management and Peacebuilding”, a joint initiative of the 6thInfantry Kampilan Division and the Zamboanga Life Care Services, Inc , in partnership with The Asia Foundation-Philippines (TAF), Balay Mindanaw and Institute of Autonomy and Governance (IAG). from 2006-2007.

Lecturer/Trainer on Values Orientation Workshop (VOW) for DTI beneficiaries in the barangays of Zamboanga City from 2005-2007.

Resource Speaker on “THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY IN PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: Understanding Our Current conflict & Leading Positive Change” –joint initiative of the AFP, Isabela Foundation, Inc. & Zamboanga Life Care Services, Inc. – conducted in Isabela on December 5-6, 2005 to the Junior Officers of the 103 Bde of the First Infantry Division; on December 7-8, 2005 – same module was given to the senior Officers, Batallion Commanders of Western Mindanao.

Facilitator on Consultation/Dialogue of Community/barangay stakeholders for peace from four municipalities in Basilan (Maluso, Lantawan, Tipo-Tipo, Sumisip); November, 2005.

Resource speaker on Conflict Resolution Strategies to Public Safety Students held in Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City. An initiative of the College of Liberal Arts, Dept. of Psychology.

Facilitator in a Symposium on Peacebuilding And Resolving Conflict with Dr. Mohammed Abu Nimer, and International Peace Educator, conducted in Notre Dame of Jolo College, on May 19-20, 2005.

Guest speaker: PEERS’ CIRCLE 1ST ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE. Conducted by the Ateneo Peers’ Circle in coordination with the College Guidance and Counseling Office.

Presentor: The Faculty Development Program Curriculum and Instruction Enhancement for Hansel and Gretel Early Childhood Education Centre Faculty and Staff on the 16th of March, 2003. Topic: Basic Orientation on the Culture of Peace.

Presentor: “PSYCHOLOGY AS A PROFESSION: Its Impact, Implications and Challenges” held at the audio-visual room of the Ateneo de Zamboanga, on September 27, 2001.

Facilitator: – The Formulation of the Culture of Peace Manual with the East Timorese Youth and Adult ( using the Panagtakbo as frame of reference); Venue: Comorro, Don Bosco, Dili, East Timor on June 4-10, 2001 (Extended).

Resource Person: “Training on the Management of Children with Behavioral Problems”- sponsored by the DSWD at Jardin de la Viña on November 21-23, 2000.

Resource Person & Facilitator: “Strengthening Guidance and Counseling Foundations Towards the New Millenium” during the Seminar-Workshop for Guidance Counselors held on Oct. 1-2, 1999.

Resource Person: “Training of Health Workers on the Identification and Management of Autism” conducted in Inland Resort Hotel on September 17-18, 1999. Sponsored by the Dept of Health, Regl Field Office #9.

Resource Person & Facilitator: Seminar-Workshop for Guidance Counselors for ZAMBASULTAPS Association of Private Schools conducted at the Ateneo de Zamboanga, on August 17-18, 1998.

Resource Speaker: “The Unconscious Mind: Our Creative Consultant” – for the Guidance Counselors of the Ateneo de Zamboanga.

Resource Person: A Synposium on Violence Against Women. Theme: Women’s Empowerment: Key to Peace and Development” held in WMSU on March 13, 1998.

Guest Speaker: “Globalization: Its Implications to Employment Opportunities Toward the 21st Century” held in Ateneo de Zamboanga, on February 13, 1998.

Facilitator: Seminar-Workshop for Guidance Counselors on Effective Counseling As a Tool In Case Management. Held in Ateneo de Zamboanga on October 1-3, 1997.

Resource Speaker on VALUES FORMATION: Re-direction & Re-Orientation to Hospital Personnel and Staff. Held at Brent Hospital on August 8, 1996.

Regularly conducts seminar-workshop on Values Formation and the Culture of Peace to the civilian volunteers in the military, the CAFGUs and the regular members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Basilan and DTI beneficiaries. Presently there are still the pending series of consultations with community stake holders in Basilan subject to availability of funds.

Membership in Organizations

Member, Peace and Collaborative Networking

Member, Mindanao Women’s Commission, based in Davao City since its inception in 2000. (MWC)

Member, Mindanao Peace Advocates Conference (MPAC), Davao City

Consultor, Silsilah Interreligious Dialogue Movement, Zamboanga City

Board of Trustee, Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc.

Board Secretary, Katilingban Para Sa Kalambuan,Inc., Zamboanga City

President – Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Teresa of Jesus Community, Zamboanga City (2005-2007);

Provl Councilor & Regl Cluster Coordinator for Mindanao. Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. (2004-2007)

Chairperson – ABSNET, Zamboanga-Basilan Cluster. Elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2006. This is composed of Welfare organizations, non-government organizations, people’s organizations. There are 30 more or less registered members in the cluster.

President – Zamboanga Life Care Services, Inc. , duly registered with SEC, non-profit, non-government organization, that is registered with the DSWD as a service provider, that envisions an empowered individual for empowered communities. (1996-present)

Vice-President on Membership, SERRANTL , National Council, (2007-’09); re-elected for SY 2009-2011)

Vice-President on Vocation , Serra Club International , Zamboanga Chapter for SY 2007-2009

Out-going President of Serra Club of Zamboanga Chapter. – An internationsl religious organization for the promotion of vocation to the ministerial priesthood and the religious life and works for the strengthening of preservation of vocations. Has served for three (3) consecutive terms as President.

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05/18/2009 (Updated)
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