To keep itself responsive to the needs of its growing number of clients and to address better changing realities, Diwa has three divisions focused on the
various aspects of its publishing operations - Diwa Learning System Inc (DLSI), Diwa DistriNet Inc (DDN), and University Press of First Asia (UPFA).
Each company takes advantage of each other's unique strengths to maintain and to continuously improve the quality of its products and services in the industry.
The fourth company, Bato Balani Foundation (BBFI), carries out the group’s social development programs.
Each of these companies exercises and aims for a different discipline - product leadership, operational excellence and customer intimacy.
DLSI, the corporate progenitor, is its heart and soul. UPFA, its brain. DDN, the arms and legs. And BBFI, its conscience.
Diwa Learning Systems Inc.
Founded in 1983, DLSI is the eldest in Diwa Asia's family of companies. It is the distribution and marketing company of
Diwa’s educational resources for students, teachers, and schools.
With its thrust of continuously innovating and introducing new technology in education, Diwa now has magazines, textbooks
and e-learning contents for practically all the subject areas - Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Technology and Home Economics,
PE, Health and Music, Christian Living and Computer Education. It also distributes various library reference materials and glossy magazines
for the school and the home.
The pioneer of the Diwa companies, DLSI also houses the executive body of the entire organization. Under this corporate division are the
different administrative Departments of entire organization: corporate and marketing communication, warehouse and distribution,
Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD), Finance, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Marketing and Product Management,
Office of the President and Office Services (OS).
Diwa Distrinet Inc.
Diwa Learning Systems Inc. is represented in all key cities and regions of the country by its marketing network, Diwa DistriNet Inc. (DDN).
With a strong contingent of around 100 Learning Systems Specialists (LSS), Market Representatives & Operations Staff, DDN has franchise
offices in Manila, Bulacan, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cavite, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Gen. Santos, Iloilo, Laguna, Tacloban, and Zamboanga.
By incorporating DDN in 1993, the Diwa group has been able to reach out to practically any school in the country. Focusing on the discipline
of customer intimacy, it has a constant feel of the pulse of all of Diwa’s clientele. Unlike ordinary sales organizations, DDN does not only
book sales and deliver merchandise. It also attends to various needs of the schools especially in the area of teacher development. Plus,
it keeps a tab on the changing needs of the schools to improve the quality of Diwa’s service and enhance Diwa’s products.
University Press of First Asia
University Press of First Asia (UPFA) is a joint venture of Diwa Asia Publishing Group and First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH),
an institution of higher learning and research located in the City of Tanauan in Batangas. It develops materials for publishing and distribution
under the Diwa and FAITH names.
Manned by a team of educational specialists, writers, editors, and publication developers, UPFA takes care of Diwa's editorial requirements.
UPFA developed many of the publications with the help and support of leading scholastic institutions like the Ateneo de Manila University,
De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, UP Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP-NISMED),
Philippine Normal University, among others.
Because of the growing publishing requirements of Diwa, the press was originally incorporated as DSPI in 1994, and with the additional and
more focused needs of publishing, it was spun-off as UPFA.
The spun-off was a strategic corporate move to put greater importance on Diwa’s and FAITH’s publishing and editorial efforts and to maintain
the quality and leadership of its publications. The pooling of capabilities and competencies of the two entities resulted in a stronger
organization – DSPI’s research capability became stronger as it taps FAITH’s pool of academicians and researchers, while FAITH gains a
world-class and ISO-certified academic press.
Bato Balani Foundation Inc.(BBFI)
Bato Balani Foundation Inc. (BBFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization appointed to act as First Asia Group's social development arm.
Among BBFI’s primary programs are the Anvil-Award-winning How To Be A Highly Effective Teacher, Tulong sa Paaralan, Tulay sa Kaunlaran and
Quality Teacher campaigns. The foundation is also involved in various fund raising activities, library improvement programs, awards and
recognition programs for outstanding educators and students, sports activities and environmental projects. Through BBFI, Diwa is able to
fulfill its goal as a responsible corporate citizen.
First Asia Venture Capital Inc.
Diwa Asia belongs to a bigger family of companies that is the First Asia Venture Capital Inc. (FAVC) which started as a non-bank venture capital
in 1981. Now, FAVC is an investment holding company involved in various Philippine-based business interests like publishing, semiconductors,
freight forwarding and international & domestic trading and hotel. Its involvement in different business activities range from simple equity
investment to active management support.