Katilingban is a non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1995 to help poor and marginalized communities cope with growing socio-economic problems in Zamboanga City.


is a non-government, non-stock and non-profit organization to help the poor and marginalized communities to cope with growing socio-economic problems in Zamboanga City. KatilingbansaKalambuan is a Cebuano word meaning “Community for development or progress”. 


Empowered communities, regardless of race or religion, where there is fullness of life:

  • ✔ Basic needs are met
  • ✔ Wealth and resources are equitably distributed

People help make decisions towards the full realization of justice and peace.


  • ✔ Consolidate and strengthen urban poor community people’s organizations;
  • ✔ Develop competent and responsible leaders and members in communities;
  • ✔ Assist communities in handling legal problems;
  • ✔ Enhance livelihood opportunities;
  • ✔ Raise public consciousness on social developmen


Community Organizing and Para-Legal

Organizing depressed communities, enabling them to plan and implement programs, access resources and services to meet priority needs and transforming them into self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-governing organizations.


Addressing the problems of homelessness by providing opportunities for housing and housing-related services such as the building of affordable houses for low income groups on labor equity basis, lobbying with government for a more responsive action, stimulating public interaction on housing questions, identifying more relocation sites, para-legal assistance services for those threatened with evictio, and other supports.


Creating an alternative health care system that is developed by the people based on their needs and potentials which ensures availability, affordability, efficiency, equity and sustainability of health care services.


Animating poor communities toward self-reliance and sustainability through vocational skills training and entrepreneurial development to enchance income-generating opportunities.


Developing communities where there is complement of functions and equal sharing of gifts, control and power over resources among men and women, where women’s rights and roles in all aspects of life are recogized and upheld.