The Pacific Dialogue Foundation, Inc. (PDF) is a non-stock, non-profit, educational, and cultural foundation established by a group of Filipino and Turkish volunteers in 2011 seeking to build and foster relationships between and among people of diverse backgrounds. The foundation upholds the primacy of universal values such as tolerance, understanding, compassion, mutual respect, and fairness.

Additionally, we regularly organize cultural and educational trips from Philippines to Turkiye and vice versa. In our trips we visit not just the historical and touristic places but also NGO’s, universities and Turkish families host us in their houses to demonstrate Turkish hospitality.

We invite university presidents, academicians and notable officials to strengthen educational and cultural relations between two countries. We help universities of Turkey and Philippines to tie up for exchange student or mutual research programs. The Exchange Student and Mutual Research agreement between Fatih University and University of Philippines as well as University of Santo Tomas are just some examples.

Furthermore, we also conduct seminars and panel discussions which are relevant to society and relationship with our fellowmen. In year of 2014-2015 we were able to organize following seminars:

– Awareness for Ebola Virus
2014 November – Together with Cardinal Santos Medical Center

– Religious Extremism Panel Discussion
2014 November – De La Salle University
2014 November – Army Force of Philippines
2015 March – San Carlos Seminary
2015 June – PMA Baguio – 700 cadets attended
2015 September – PNPA Cavite – 260 senior cadets attended
2015 December – San Carlos University Cebu
2016 March – University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City
2016 August – PNP Headquarter Camp Crame
2016 September – AFP Headquarters
2016 September – Ateneo De Davao University, Davao City
2016 October – Ateneo De Manila University
2016 November – Ateneo De Davao University, Davao City
2016 November – Polytechnic State College – Cotobato City
2016 November – Philippine National Police Academy
2017 February – Siliman University – Dumagete City
2017 February – Notre Dame University- Cotobato City
2017 February – Ateneo De Manila University
2017 February – San Carlos Seminary
2017 March – Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
2017 March – De La Salle, Greenhills
2017 March – Enderun College
2017 March – Ateneo de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City
2017 March – ICAS De Calarian Highschool and Filipino Turkish Tolerance School, Zamboanga City

– Religious Pluralism
2015 February – University of Santo Tomas – 6 speakers came from abroad from different religions to talk 400 attendees.

– Eminent Poet Mevlana Jalaleddin Rumi
2015 August – University of Philippines, Diliman
2016 March – De La Salle University together with Literature Department, Taft

– Mother Mary From Bible and Mariam From Quran
2015 November – Panel discussion at Girl Scout of Philippines to 200 attendees.
2016 January – Panel discussion at Ateneo De Zamboanga University together with Fr. Wilfredo Samson
2016 February – Panel discussion at University of Santo Tomas together with Fr. Carlos V. Reyes
2016 August – Adamson University
2016 August – De La Salle Greenhills
2016 September – Ateneo De Manila University
2016 September – Ateneo De Davao University, Davao City
2017 March – Ateneo De Manila University

– Century Old Noah’s Pudding Day
2015 November –Presidential Communication and Operations Office
2016 October – Philippine Commission on Woman
2016 October – House of Representatives
2016 October – Enderun College
2016 October – Ateneo De Manila University
2016 October – University of Asia and Pacific
2016 October – University of Philippines, College of Arts and Letters
2016 October – Philippine National Police Academy
2016 October – SM Megamall Chapel
2016 October – De La Salle University, Taft
2016 October – St. Paul College, Manila
2016 October – ASA Foundation Philippines
2016 November – University of Philippines, Asian Center
2016 November – Far Eastern University

– Ottoman Medicine
2015 November – University of Philippines, Manila

– Turkey and Good Governance
2016 August – De La Salle Greenhills
2016 August – Far Eastern University
2016 November – University of San Jose–Recoletos, Cebu City

The Pacific Dialogue Foundation also promotes Charity – Economic Assistance Events. Our sister organization from Turkey was one of the first international NGO arrived in Tacloban during Haiyan Typhoon and a woman shelter is repaired, one health center is repaired with an ambulance donated in it, a vocational course is opened and for 3 months hot food was distributed in disaster area.

Co organized with Department of Education, Department of Tourism, Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Commission of Culture and Arts, Philippine National Police, La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Ateneo De Manila University and the University of the Philippines, ICAD Foundation INC. is the main organizers of the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (IFLC) in the Philippines 2016 which was held at Resorts World Hotel for 2000 audience and was participated by 15 different countries such as; USA, France, South Africa, Kazakhstan, India, Australia and Russia to represent their language and culture. We also try to contribute to this beautiful event through promoting it to our valuable friends.

Lastly we would like to emphasize, while we are trying to contribute something to Filipino society or to the World Peace we don’t have any secret agenda or bad intention and also while we are having these interfaith dialogue activities, our only intention is to get to know different societies better to accept and respect them as they are, as well as we are hoping to be understood better and accepted and respected as we are.