INTRODUCTION


OBJECTIVES OF VILLAR SIPAG AWARDS

  1. To recognize outstanding initiatives of community enterprises as models of good practices in income poverty reduction;
  2. To document and share these outstanding initiatives through the Villar SIPAG Poverty Knowledge Management Resource Center;
  3. To inspire exchange, transfer or adaption of these outstanding initiatives to other places in the country through action, research, capacity building, conferences and symposia;
  4. Enhance capabilities in reducing poverty of women, youth, cooperatives, farmers’ organizations and local governments.


THE AWARDS SCREENING AND SELECTION PROCESS

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.

AWARDS MANAGEMENT

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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AS BASIS FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

The Community Enterprise:

SELECTION CRITERIA AS BASIS FOR DETERMINING THE FINALISTS AND AWARDEES

  1. EFFECTIVENESS - the degree to which the initiative has achieved tangible results like increase in household income or creation of jobs
  2. SIGNIFICANCE - the degree to which the program addresses the problem of income poverty in a community
  3. FINANCIAL VIABILITY - the degree to which the enterprise is able to generate its own income sufficient enough to meet its core operating expenses and financial obligations as well as being able to invest in its future growth and development
  4. SUSTAINABILITY - the degree to which the enterprise will continue to operate in the long term; being able to balance the need to generate income at the same being concerned about conservation, protection and restoration of the environment; having the organizational capacity to continue to achieve its enterprise goals;
  5. ADAPTABILITY - the degree to which the initiative or parts of it has been successfully adapted by others or shows promise of being adapted by others.

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