Marist Fathers take over Balay Pasilungan
Balay Pasilungan was founded in May 4, 1989. Fr. Pat Devlin,sm became the first Executive Director. In 1991 Fr. Rob Devlin,sm took over as Executive Director. The original intention of BAPAS was to provide daily shelter-not a permanent home. Street boys could come to BAPAS for dinner, a bath and nightly sleep. The boys could come and go.
In 1999 the Marist Fathers turnover the center to the Marist Sisters. Sr. Torika Wong,sm served as Executive Director. Under her guidance BAPAS changed from a drop-in center to a residential center. The Marist sisters took in charge of BAPAS from 1999-2005.
In 2005 administration of BAPAS was given to the Marianist Brothers. The late Bro. Richard Joyal, SM was the first Marianist to be the Executive Director. Under their guidance, BAPAS strengthened its educational approach.
On May 13, 2013 the Marist Fathers took in-charge again of the administration of BAPAS. Long is assigned to be the Executive Director and Chris will take charge as Deputy Director. BAPAS is a corporate ministry of the Formation Community in Bangkal.
Balay Pasilungan is located in Datu Bago, Bankerohan, Davao City.