11 Outstanding Youth Social Entrepreneurs Honored at Villar Sipag Institute

Villar Social Institute for Poverty and Governance [VILLAR SIPAG] spearheaded by the country’s number one senator in the recent national senatorial election, Senator Cynthia Villar.

“This is our way of supporting youth empowerment in the hope to further encourage more people as well as inspire others to significantly contribute to our goals as a nation,” Villar said.

Senator Cynthia A. Villar together with Las Piñas city councilors

Guests

Las Piñas National Science High School choir

The awarding started around past 10:00 am with solemn prayer and choir group from the Las Piñas National Science High School choir. Special guests which included the members of Las Piñas Garden Club, Zonta club, Rotary club of Las Piñas, senior citizen group, barangays, mayor of the city , councilors and immediate family members which included DPWH secretary Mark Villar, Mr. Manny Villar( former senate president and house speaker), Ms. Emmeline Aglipay Villar ( Department of Justice undersecretary) ,Congresswoman Ms. Camile Villar of the lone district of Las Piñas, Mr. Manuel Paolo Villar. President and CEO of Vista Land and Lifescapes and media.

3rd Villar Sipag trophies

This event is one of the highlights of the 14th waterlily festival held within the city.

Villar Sipag Awards

Villar SIPAG awards is currently on its third year, whose main goal is to alleviate poverty in their respective communities by means of social enterprises. Candidates for the awards are composed of groups of college or masteral students; young professionals, social enterprise groups, young businessmen, youth organizations as well as those from community organizations.

Quiniput 2h club from Zamboanga with hand made dolls

There were more than 80 youth sectors and organization from different parts of the country were initially screened during the early stages of the competition.

These were then further narrowed down to just top 20 by the evaluation committee, then there were two youth organizations which tied -in for the 10th place, hence an additional place were given.

As series of stringent evaluation and thorough screenings, the Villar SIPAG panel of judges were able to come up with the 11 finalists based on their originality, uniqueness of service/product, adaptability, sustainability and community participation.

Each awardee received trophy, certificate, cash prize of Php150,000 to further provide financial assistance to their projects and initiatives on poverty alleviation as well as a trophy.

Tanay Mountaineers Search and Rescue Incorporated members and supporters

I happen to saw an online friend Mrs. Agustiniana C. Avelino who supported and a member of the Tanay Mountaineers Search and Rescue Inc.

Senator Cynthia A. Villar together with her family

The event also serves as a pre-event birthday bash for Senator Cynthia Villar , who celebrates her birthday on July 29.

Youth Sector Awardees

This year’s recipient for the 3rd Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviate and  Governance) Award are as follows:

Cultivators 4Hers Club of Ilocos Sur Prison Jail, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Region 1

Quirinian Youth In-Action Isabela, Region 2

Tanay Mountaineers Search and Rescue Inc., Tanay, Rizal Region 4A

Goa Young Farmers Association, Goa, Camarines Sur, Region 5

Saving Innocent Lives Amidst War (SILAW) Inc., Leon, Iloilo, Region 6

Youth For Livable Communities, Beverly Hills, Cebu City, Region 7

Family Help Project Merida, Leyte, Region 8

Quiniput 4H Club, Zamboanga City, Region 9

Food Secure Philippines, Midsayap, North Cotabato, Region 12

Power Se7en, Butuan City, Region 13

Ulama League For Call and Guidance Inc. Manila, National Capital Region

The recent which coincides with the Villar SIPAG Awards where 11 youngsters across the nation emerged as the Most Outstanding Youth Social Enterprises at a ceremony held at the Villar SIPAG Hall in C-5 Extension, Las Pinas City.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 3rd Villar Sipag awardees from renz15.com