HERO Foundation was instituted in 1988 to answer the growing and continuing requirement to help the families of fallen soldiers. A group of distinguished leaders of business and industry of the country responded to the call for help.  Among them were Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Henry Sy, Sr., Washington SyCip, Patricio Lim, and Raul Concepcion.

HERO stands for Help Educate and Rear Orphans. The Foundation was registered on August 24, 1988 with the Security and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, not-for-profit organization.

Today, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), through the AFP-Educational Benefit System Office (AFP-EBSO), rely on HERO Foundation, Inc. for supplemental financial support for the AFP orphans. The support come in the form of stipends that are directly given to the families to help them with the cost of books, uniform, meals, transportation, school supplies and sometimes, even their tuition fees.  A new program, REACH (Rise, Empower, Aspire, Commit, and Honor) provides complete education assistance to selected exceptional college-level military orphans.

Our Leadership

Board of Trustees and Officers

HERO Foundation, Inc. is proudly managed by distinguished, highly respected business leaders and movers of Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in the country. It is noteworthy to know that our Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff is a permanent Board of Trustee of HERO Foundation, Inc.  They attend regular Board and Management meetings of HERO Foundation.

Mr. Fernando Zobel de Ayala Chairman
Gen. Renato S. de Villa, AFP (Ret) Vice Chairman
Mr. Bernard Vincent O. Dy President
Aniceto V. Bisnar, Jr. Board Member
Miguel G. Belmonte Board Member
Raul Anthony A. Concepcion Board Member
Ernest L. Cu Board Member
Carlos G. Dominguez Board Member
Cecilia Victoria Oreña Drilon Board Member
Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. Board Member
Evelyn L. Forbes Board Member
Jose Victor P. Paterno Board Member
Michael G. Tan Board Member
Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez Board Member
Dr. Emilio C. Yap III Board Member
Gen Benjamin Madrigal Jr.
Ex-Officio Member
Augusto D. Bengzon Treasurer
Atty. Nimfa Ambrocia P. Paras Corporate Secretary
MGen Victor V. Bayani, AFP(Ret) Executive Director


Since 1988, the foundation has not wavered in its commitment to provide educational support to the children of our soldiers and ensure that they have a better chance at a brighter future.

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  • 028 912 0361 – Treasury
  • 028 912 0361 – Scholar Management
  • 028 709 4386 – Marketing
  •   info@herofoundation.com.ph


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