Yielding Empowered Leaders for Radical Discipleship and

The New Evangelization


The Harvest Institute (HARVEST) is a ministry of the Ligaya ng Panginoon (LNP) with a mission of Yielding Empowered Leaders for Radical Discipleship and the New Evangelization.


Establishing an institute for evangelization and discipleship has been a long-time dream of LNP that was waiting for the right time.  This vision was first put to the test as LNP ran the Harvest Conference in 2012 which brought together some 300 participants.  This number increased to 500 in 2013 and further to 2,000 in 2014.  In the year 2015, LNP spearheaded the National Catholic Charismatic Conference which was attended by no less than 5,000 Christian workers and leaders from all over the country, and even from overseas.  These conferences received very good feedbacks that included a yearning for more and a deeper level of training for evangelization and discipleship.  The popular clamor to move forward and realize more fruits from the successful conferences as well as the Lord’s call for the LNP to “”Give Greater Sacrifice for a Mission Greater than Us” signaled the right time to realize the LNP dream for an institute in view of God’s call to serve in the wider society and in solidarity with other groups in “Building Nations for God”.

The People Behind The Harvest Institute

HARVEST is governed by an Academic Board (Board) composed of highly respected Christian lay leaders who have volunteered their time, gifts, talents and skills to ensure the success of all programs.  The Board consists of highly respected lay Church leaders, Preachers, Members of the Academe,  devoted Lay Missionaries, and respected authorities in the study and teaching of the Christian doctrine. The Board designs, approves and continuously evaluates and updates all curriculum offerings.  It likewise selects the various facilitators for each subject and evaluates applications to determine those who would be given priority on the limited seats available for each module.


The HARVEST Board is composed of the following:

    • Dr. Joaquin Yap. Jr., Chairman

    Known to many as simply “Jake,” he is a consecrated member of an international, ecumenical and missionary brotherhood called The Servants of the Word.  A member of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community since 1980, Jake is the coordinator in charge of teaching.  For 17 years he was a full-time youth missionary with Christ’s Youth in Action (CYA), Ligaya’s outreach to university students. Then in 2000 he began formal studies at the University of Oxford where he wrote his dissertation entitled “‘Word’ and ‘Wisdom’ in the Ecclesiology of Louis Bouyer” and earned his D. Phil. in Theology in 2003.  Since 2004 Jake has been teaching at Loyola School of Theology (of the Ateneo de Manila University), where he is professor ordinarius.  He continues to give talks, leadership training, retreats and conferences to various groups of lay people in the Philippines and overseas.

    • Raymond Daniel H. Cruz, Jr.

    Jun has given much of his life bringing many people, young and old alike,  into a meaningful personal relationship with the Lord.  Having taught Theology to Secondary Level students in UST, he later served as a full-time Campus Ministry worker with the Christ’s Youth in Action. Subsequently Jun became Director for Youth and Family Life of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community, and later as Executive Director of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Foundation, Inc.    A man who tirelessly gives of himself in the service of the Lord, Jun formerly served as Youth Coordinator of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service of the Philippines, and is currently its Executive Director. He is also a Board member of the Council of Laity of the Philippines (Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas), Director for Leadership Development and Mission of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community, and Catholic Coordinator of the Purpose Driven Ministries Philippines.  He is also a Consultant of WeGen Energy Holdings, Inc, a Pioneer Company in Distributed Energy, promoting clean energy for Churches and Communities.

    • Atty. Robert Jay A. Quitain

    Bobby Quitain is a lawyer, an author, an inspirational speaker and a Catholic lay evangelist. Presently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Lampstand Inspirations, Co. (a service provider of Retreats, Recollections, Teambuilding Events and Motivational Seminars).  Bobby leads one of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon’s evangelization outreaches called Pathways Ministry and is a Regional Director for International Mission of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon. Pathways can be found in various parts of Metro Manila and its neighboring cities while Lingkod can be found in major cities in the Philippines and abroad.


    Bobby has always been at the forefront of many God-centered events such as the Catchfire gatherings in Metro Manila, Davao and Cebu, the Harvest Conferences and the National Catholic Charismatic Congress, all of which collectively inspired the creation of The Harvest Institute.


    He speaks before different companies, schools, organizations, Catholic communities, churches, prayer groups and government institutions. And his message has always been the same — there is a God who loves us so much.

    • Raoul Roncal

    A member of the Servants of the Word and a Senior Leader in Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community,  Raoul holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies.  Raoul blends a love for academic theology with a down-to-earth spirituality that makes for gritty pastoral wisdom that young people appreciate. This serves him well in his diverse roles – as a coordinator in Ang Ligaya Ng Panginoon Community; and a lecturer in theology at the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University. He is frequently invited to speak at countless youth prayer rallies, camps, retreats, prayer meetings, and conferences all over the country where he never fails to inspire and capture people’s hearts for the Lord with his preaching.

    • Zenaida V. Icasas

    A Senior Woman Leader of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community, Nini as she is fondly called by the women whom she shepherds has previously served the Couples for Christ together with her husband Rey as Chapter Head.  A graduate of the Haggai institute Advanced Christian Leadership course, she also served as past President of the Institute of Pastoral Development, where she continues to be one of its accredited trainors.    She is an ardent student of the Word of God and for a good number of years, has been a zealous facilitator of Bible study groups which continue to greatly benefit a number of her sisters in the community.  Nini earned her BSC Accounting degree with high honors (Magna cum Laude) and has worked in the fields of sales, the academe and real estate.

    • Jeffrey Keith G. Lansangan

    Jeff is the Executive Director of the Ligaya ng Panginoon Foundation, Inc. and is responsible for overall stewardship of the Foundation’s resources through the general management of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Formation Center.  He holds a degree in Psychology earned at the University of the Philippines, and is an expert practitioner of Human Resources and Development.  Over the past several years, he has been providing consultancy services and training on Human Resources Management, Leadership, Strategic Management and other areas to companies in the telecommunications, property development and banking sectors, among others.  Jeff has been in the Christian renewal movement since 2003, and presently serves also as a Senior Leader of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community.

    • Raymond A.V  Feria, CIRM, CIS

    Better known as Randy, he is a Senior Servant Leader,  Pastoral Leader, and the South Sector Evangelization Head of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community.


    He possesses some 16 years of experience in the corporate field occupying various executive positions in San Miguel Corp., Coca Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc.,  Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Bristol Myers Squibb.    At the age of 35, Randy retired from the corporate world to pursue God’s call for mission.  Since then, he has served as a Board member of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon Community which addresses the spiritual formation of young professionals, Board member and eventually President of the Institute for Pastoral Development, which caters to the formation needs of various dioceses and parishes all over the Philippines where he is often invited to give inspirational talks, and now Board Member of the Harvest Institute.  He has been at the forefront of many major Evangelization activities of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon, such as the Harvest Conferences and the National Catholic Charismatic Congress.


    Through his company, IN3 Investment Consulting Services, he provides financial stewardship counseling and inspiration towards a purpose-driven life to more than a hundred individuals and institutions.  Randy graduated with a degree in B.S. Industrial Engineering and likewise holds a degree of Masters in International Strategic Management.  He is also Certified in Integrated Resource Management and a Certified Investment Solicitor.

    • Reynaldo P. Feria

    Rey Feria is the Managing Director of The Harvest Institute.  He has been involved in the Catholic Renewal and Charismatic movement for over three (3) decades.  He has served various communities in his capacity as church planter, community builder, evangelizer and inspirational speaker.  A Certified Public Accountant, Rey is a graduate of the Masters in Management Program of the Asian Institute of Management and the Advanced Christian Leadership Course of Haggai Institute, as well as various courses in Steward Leadership and Discipleship.  Presently a member of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community, Rey has served as a Senior Leader of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals and helped establish Couples for Christ chapters overseas.  As a professional, he has been a Consultant of various local and international agencies as a specialist in development banking and rural credit.

    • Atty. Ma. Lourdes "Lou" M. Dabao-Sitaca

    Lou, as she is known to many, is a Covenanted Member of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community where she is a Pastoral Leader and a Senior Woman Leader, ministering to the spiritual formation of the single women members in the community. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon, a community of young professionals desirous of having Christ at the center of their lives. To help men and women get to know the Lord better, Lou conducts the Joy of Discovery in Bible Study as an Instructor of the Institute for Pastoral Development.


    Service and Excellence are deeply ingrained in Lou’s way of life. As a law student, Lou was recognized as among the outstanding students of the country. As a young lawyer, she worked for an alternative law group which extended assistance to the labor, urban poor and women sectors, as well as to women legislators. Throughout her law career, she has been involved in the creation of legal research tools and materials that have benefited members of the legal profession. As a businessperson, she sits as the President and Director of CD Technologies Asia, Inc. and is called upon to give lectures on Electronic Legal Research.


    • Oliver "Abyong" V. Calo

    Abyong is a long-committed brother to the Servants of the Word, a lay Christian missionary brotherhood of men living single for the Lord.  He is Senior Leader and a Coordinator in training of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon community.  His service includes being the Mega Manila Regional Director of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon, a community of young professionals.  Abyong is also the Co-founder of Kairos Media, which primarily focuses on the use of media for evangelization.


    Abyong has a strong foundation as a Christian Leader, Missionary and a Disciple, having studied Comparative Religion in Eastern Michigan University (USA), and completed courses on Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Church History, Ecumenical Studies and Church Fathers from the Servants of the Word Formation Program (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and from the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University.

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