James Yen Center
A 52-hectare lush forest
Surround yourself with big old trees
Co exist with 57 species of birds
Discover the power of great teamwork
Let learning happen naturally
The preferred training venue of development practitioners in the South of Manila
US Peace Corps
De La Salle University
Intimate outdoor event venue
Best place to camp
Bird watching destination
The Yen Center occupies an area of 52 hectares along the boundaries of Silang and Dasmarinas in Cavite, Philippines and is about 39 kilometers south of Manila, approximately a one and a half hour drive from the international and domestic airports.
It has 64 Guestrooms and 6 Rental Cottages. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, hot & cold shower facility, and internet connectivity. Each guest is provided with towel and soap. Access to satellite television, drinking water and tea/coffee-making facility are available at the GAA Lobby. All guests and group bookings must register at the GAA Lobby to access room keys.
The Yen Center Conference and Function Halls
For several decades, the Yen Center has served as IIRR headquarters. It is a central location for rural reconstruction workers from all over the world who come to share valuable insights and lessons in development from their work.
Other Function Halls
Livelihood Learning Sites
Livelihood Learning and demonstration sites of IIRR and its development partner’s work are located inside the Yen Center.
Trips and exposure visits can be arranged through the Yen Center office.