The process starts with direct application of the community enterprise, with or without the nomination form. Once submitted, the National Screening Committee (NSC) of the 2016 Villar SIPAG Awards on Poverty Reduction will assess all submitted applications and come up with the Top 40 Community Enterprises. The Top 40 Community Enterprises will be scheduled for site validation by the National Screening Committee. Based from the site validation, the National Screening Committee will choose the Top 20 Community Enterprises and schedule them for the Final Interview. There will be a-10 minute presentation from each community enterprise followed by the question and answer portion. After the final interview, the NSC members will deliberate on their preference for the twenty Most Outstanding Community Enterprises who will each receive a bamboo trophy and cash incentive of TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P 250,000.00).The cash incentives should be used to start a new enterprise or expand the existing enterprise.
The AWARDS Program is managed by the Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance), a hub of advocacies, activities and actions to help poor Filipinos. The AWARDS Program is managed by the Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance), a hub of advocacies, activities and actions to help poor Filipinos.
Empowering the poor and the underprivileged has been a key advocacy of the Villar Foundation since it was established in 1995 by its Founding Chairman and Former Senate President Manny Villar and Senator Cynthia Villar. The Villar SIPAG plays a key role in the foundation’s efforts to combat poverty among Filipinos.
The Villar SIPAG serves as home of all their efforts and endeavors in fulfilling their advocacies. It is more than a showcase of the Villars’ past, present and future efforts to reduce poverty in the country. It is a working hub and a proactive center. Its name alone highlights and promotes the value of hard work as a tool in overcoming poverty. The Villar SIPAG will guide, train, teach and empower womenfolk, the youth, jobless and even relatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to uplift their lives as well as enhance their skills and know-how.
The Community Enterprise: