Presentation Sisters

Presentation Sisters


  • Sr Terry and children planting at the Garden of Oneness in Zambia
  • Sr Shalini marching for the poor and marginalised in New Delhi, India
  • Sr Teresa helping a patient in a local hospital in Nuneaton, England


Sr Nalee facilitating group counselling with the Nano Nagle circle (Youth) in Cebu City


The first Irish Sisters arrived in 1960 from Kilkenny to Negros Island, one of the more than seven thousand islands that make up the Philippines in Southeast Asia.

The Sisters brought the light of the Nano’s lantern to the people made poor in a town called Himamaylan where they established “Our Lady of the Snows High School” (OLSHS). Later the sisters spread to the nearby town of Binalbagan, where they helped to develop a third level college that had been started by the Columban Fathers.

From Negros the Sisters established a community on the island of Cebu in 1981. 

Today there are 14 Sisters living and ministering in Negros and Cebu. Our Sisters continue to teach in OLSH, they are involved  in administration in the school and Binalbagan Catholic college ( BCC).

Sr Victoria Embate and Felicito Asamsa, Tribal Chieftain
helping to distribute food supplies to the Badjao Tribe.


Sisters are also involved in non-formal and health education of families, scholarships and other forms of services for  families through the Presentation Community Centres. Some Sisters are  affiliates with the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) in the ministry of the cause of “land to the tillers” which includes non-formal and health education and small income generating projects in some mountain villages of Negros.

Our Sisters are involved in youth and pastoral work and offer a temporary shelter for Women in Crisis Situations and a “home away from home” dormitory for young girls.

In Cebu the Sisters are ministering with the tribal people called the Badjao. They have helped to develop housing, the Nano Nagle Child Care and Learning Center (NNCCLC) and St Bridgid’s Health Clinic providing education and health facilities that bringing new life, hope and empowerment to the people.



Cebu City, Negros Occidental

The Administrative Centre for the Unit is based in Cebu City: contact email: presphilippine@yahoo.com