Saturday, July 27, 2019

3rd Villar SIPAG Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge Awards 2019

3rd edition of Villar SIPAG Awards 2019
We have been fully aware of the many programs and activities of the 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. Purple Plum Fairy attended the recent Las Pinas 14th Water Lily Festival 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 C5 Extension, Las Pinas City.

Sen.Cynthia Villar with Bishop Jesse Mercado and Congresswoman Camille Villar with their supporters

Sen. Cynthia Villar, Director of Villar SIPAG said that the program is her family’s way of recognizing the efforts of the youth in creating a positive change in our society. “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. 

Sen. Cynthia Villar recently topped the senatorial notch in the recent election

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.

Villar SIPAG Awards Trophies

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

This year's winners roll together with the Villar Family

The Villar family was in full force to award the winners

This year’s recipient for the 3rd Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviate & 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

Congratulations to all the winners! May you continue to bring forth such youthful energy and zest into something productive and useful. Good job to everyone!

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