What is ALLICE?
ALLICE is the acronym for Alliance for Community Empowerment, a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonpartisan team of volunteers formed in 2003 to engage individuals and groups to share resources toward educating the public about healthy relationships. Its members are called Kumares and Kumpares.
On Dec. 7, 2006, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo presented the “Kaanib ng Bayan” Presidential Citation for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to the CORA Kumares, as ALLICE was known then, for its “admirable humanitarian services in promoting the welfare of Filipino Americans and empowering them to end domestic violence.”
In 2009, the team went independent and named itself after its honorary chair Alice Bulos, a retired sociology professor who dedicated her life to empowering the community.
Meet the 2023 Kumares and Kumpares
- Founding Members: Cherie Querol Moreno, Bettina Santos Yap, Teresa Ferrer, Yumi Querubin, Amancio “Jojo” Liangco, Nerissa Fernandez
- Past Members: Alice Bulos+, Erlinda Galeon+, Helen Marte, Kristine Zafrani-Averilla, Rachel Puno-Juliana, Christine Padilla, Lorraine Canaya, Mark Nagales, Jeannette Trajano, Randy Caturay, Robert Uy, Maria Segarra, Karina Layugan, Mark Reburiano, Sarah Jane Ilumin, Teresa Ferrer, Hanna Giselle Baluyot, Allen Capalla*, Blessy Valera, Corin Lujan
- Honorary Members: Lloyd LaCuesta, Frances Dinglasan
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