About the program

CENTEX considers child development to be the collaborative work of teachers, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. It focuses on the essentials for lifelong learning—classroom pedagogy, development of critical thinking skills, values clarification, and use of technology in the classroom.

CENTEX started with two public schools in Manila and Batangas, and has now evolved into a program that delivers the “CENTEX way” of education through mentoring and teacher training across the Philippines.


Year started



Program partners

Department of Education

City Government of Manila

Provincial Government of Batangas

Private donors including Ayala Land, Macquarie, Globe, and others


2019 program sites



Bago City and Talisay City (both Negros Occidental)

Cagayan de Oro City

General Santos City


2019 quick stats

144 Public school teachers trained and mentored

100% Promotion rate

0% dropout rate (v. 1.6% national average)

98% cohort survival rate (v. 97.4% national average)

90% teacher proficiency rating

1156 total enrollment for CENTEX Manila and Batangas, SY 2019-2020

February 2020

January 2020

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

January 2018

April 2017