About Us

Our team is composed of highly skilled Social Workers, Pastors, Care Workers and efficient Administrators. We all come together to ensure that the children, families and communities under our programs are given the best support and care possible.


Teresa Coman Executive Director

Piff Jenkins

Beth Espiritu Program Specialist (Community and Outreach)

Rodney Artich

Carol Fernandez Program Specialist (Educational Sponsorship)

Weir Doe

Michael Tardo Pastoral Care and Partnership Lead

Jackson Pot

Lorie Naranjo Program Specialist (Residential Care)

Phillip Anthropy

Ryan Bajaro Program Support

SPECS was started in 1986 by a group of Christian workers who saw the hunger, and risks the children were exposed to. They undertook the management and delivery of the different services and care for the poor families in the various communities in Pasay City.​ In 1987, it was registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission as a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization. In 2002, SPECS built a home for boys and girls in Pasay City.

It currently has a temporary shelter for boys aged 6-12 years old in Rodriguez, Pasay; a home for teenage boys aged 13-17 years old in Maricaban, Pasay and Drop-In Center in San Dionisio, Paranaque. There is a community development program and strong Educational Sponsorship Program for over 200 students throughout Metro Manila and Cavite.

SPECS is licensed and accredited by the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development