|The Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) was “conceived” in 1986 during the presidency of Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino and “delivered” in June 7, 1995 under the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos with the enactment of Republic Act No. 8043. RA 8043 is a landmark legislation in the field of child welfare. It provided the legal base for the implementation of the Philippine inter-country adoption program. ICAB was created to act as the Central Authority in matters relating to inter-country adoption of Filipino children and as the policy making body for purposes of carrying-out the provisions of the Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995.
As a policy-making authority, the Board sets guidelines for the manner of selection and matching of prospective adoptive parents and verifies that a child is qualified for adoption. The Board makes the final decisions on adoption applications and matching proposals.
The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development (Kagawaran ng Kagalingang Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad, abbreviated as DSWD) is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare rights of Filipinos and to promote social development.
Flipside Publishing Services, Inc. (FPSI) is a fully Filipino-owned company that aggregates, distributes, publishes, and retails ebooks and other digital reading products. As a local company with global expertise, it aims to help local and regional publishers gain international standards in ebook production and retailing. As publishing professionals and book lovers, FPSI’s team also aims to bring more Filipino and Asian titles to the attention of the international market.
FPSI launched Flipreads.com, the Philippines' first operational ebookstore. To date, Flipreads.com already has around 350 ebooks live on the store.