Fr. Nilo Tanalega, SJ

Fr. Nilo Tanalega, SJ holds a Doctorate in Ministry with a concentration in Family Counseling from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York; a MSc in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland; MA in Theology from Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, and a Post-Graduate professional diploma in religion and Religious Education with major in Family Ministries from Fordham University. He holds a BA degree in Economics also from Ateneo University. He is currently the President of UGAT Foundation, Inc. based in the Ateneo University, which runs counseling programs for the grassroots families in the Philippines and abroad. Fr. Nilo is a well-known family psychotherapist. He is also the Project Director of ABS-CBN Bayaning Pilipino Awards, a yearly affair giving fitting tribute to fine Filipino values of humanitarianism, industry, determination, and dedication to public service. He currently teaches in the Doctoral program of the Ateneo Graduate School, Psychology Department and other institutions such as the Foreign Service Institute, DFA, OWWA Welfare Officers in Counseling.