Family Matters Most

family congress 2012
When difficult family issues such as bullying or sexuality come up that overwhelms you or paralyzes you to inaction, perhaps it’s time to find the proper guidance.  A group of experts and those devoted to family matters have joined forces to address these thorny issues before it gets out of control or cause irreparable damage.   The last thing you want to do is ignore the problem and hope it goes away.
When we talk about the family, no issue is small,
nor silly, nor irrelevant. Our vision is to equip every individual with the
knowledge and skills they need for their particular relationship stage,”
Family Congress organizers.
Maintaining connections with loved ones need work. And despite the
advances in technology in this digital and fast-paced era, the proliferation of electronic gadgets and other high-tech distractions, among other factors, has actually made relationships more challenging to preserve. Parenting and relationship expert Maribel S. Dionisio together with Fides Reyes, PR and events organizer, and  Rowie Matti, CEO of the Galileo Enrichment, all having a sincere vision to help educate other families about relationship and love have organized a family congress to be held on  August 25, 2012 at Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig City.
The Family Congress team invites the following groups as they present a variety of topics that parents, teens, and singles would find very useful.:
  1. PARENTS who want to: improve on their methods or
    styles of bringing up their children; know the value of modern technology and how they can manage it, learn more about bullies – managing and preventing this
  2. COUPLES who wish to nurture, maintain, or improve
    their relationship.
  3. TEENS and  YOUNG ADULTS who are confused with their emotions and want to learn more about
    relationships – Crushes, Sex , Dating and Love
Congress attendees can choose one session in the morning and another session in the afternoon from among 10 varied and very interesting topics:
Morning sessions:
  • 1A – Migrating and Managing the Digital World by Queena Lee-Chua, Ph.D.
  • 2A – Handling the Bully and the Bullied by Honey Carandang, Ph.D.
  • 3A – Built for Forever: Preparing Singles for a Lifetime Relationship by Rissa Singson-Kawpeng
  • 4A – Teen Talk about Love, Sex, and Dating by Dan and Nabelle Caballes
  • 5A-  From Wellness to Wholeness
    (for adults 21 & up) by Harriet Hormillosa, M.A.
Afternoon sessions:
  • 6P – Being Friends Forever in Marriage: Learning the Art of Fighting by Allan Dionisio, M.D. & Maribel Dionisio, M.A.
  • 7P – Teaching Parents to Talk to Kids & Teens about Crushes, Sex & Relationship by Michele Alignay, M.A. & Aiza Tabayoyong
  • 8P – Managing Teen Emotions by Obet Cabrillas
  • 9P – Career, Relationship, and Life Plan for Singles by Pia
    10P – Beyond the Tears: Griefwork by Cathy Babao-Guballa
family congress 2012
Aside from attending two sessions, guests will also get to hear inspirational
messages from Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle and motivational speaker Francis
The Family Congress’ mission is to provide a venue for learning by
gathering the best experts in the field of psychology, parenting, and relationship to share their knowledge to family members, educators, and organizations in the most effective and simplest way.
The Family Congress 2012 will be held on August 25, 2012 from 8AM to 5PM at the Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City. It is presented by The Love Institute in partnership with Galileo Enrichment Learning Program and F.I.D. Event Services.
Early bird rates are: P1300 if you register before April 30; P1400 if
you register before June 30. Regular rate is P1500 per attendee. Promo rate: 6+1 (pay for 6, get 1 free based on regular rate). Registration fee is inclusive of seminar fee, meals, and lots of freebies.
For more information, please call 579-0100, 0917-8972903, 0922-2521896, email, follow them on and like
Family Congress would like to thank the following sponsors: Fully
Booked, Bo’s Coffee, Taters, Mommy Mundo, and Binalot.
Ms. Maribel Dionisio giving advice during  “Meet the Family” event


Maribel S. Dionisio – Parenting and Relationship Expert of 21 years,
co-founder of The Love Institute, co-author of 3 relationship books and 3 parenting books. A popular face on TV, she has guested in TV/radio programs like Umagang Kay Ganda and DZMM’s Teleradyo and Aksyon5/Radyo Singko’s Relasyon to name a few. She was one of the main organizers of the 1st Ateneo Family Congress for Grade School and High School Parents in March 2005 with almost 1300 parents in attendance.
Ma. Rowena J. Matti has been in the education industry since she was a child, when her mother founded the Sacred Heart School in Malabon. Rowie started helping out with the operations in the school until she saw the need to supplement the learning of students, especially in Math and English. With a pool of educators and consultants, Galileo was born. Rowie shares the same passion in educating the parents of the children as well. She had several times witnessed that children get affected with their studies when the family is in trouble.
F.I.D Event Services is the exclusive organizer of the 2012 Family Congress. It is headed by Fides M. Reyes, whose expertise in PR and events organizing has been strengthened and refined by over a decade of experience as Circulation and Events Manager for MediMarketing, Inc. She is likewise very passionate in the ministry of strengthening relationships within the family and is actively serving at the Light of Jesus Catholic Community of Bo Sanchez as Pastoral Head and part of the Creative Media Team of The Feast Ortigas.
family congress 2012
Maribel Dionisio (seated 4th from left), Rowie Matti (seated 5th from left), Fides Reyes (seated right)    

2 thoughts on “Family Matters Most

  1. This is very nice, JR. Thank you very much for this. Through you and the rest of the kind-hearted bloggers we will be able reach more people and bring them The Family Congress. It is our hope that more people will be aware of our advocacy and gain support of it.

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