Villar announces start of search for outstanding youth social enterprises

Published May 29, 2022, 1:27 PM

by Hannah Torregoza 

Senator Cynthia Villar has announced the start of the 5th Villar SIPAG Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge search for the “10 Most Outstanding Social Enterprises” which searches for oustanding youth social enterprises.

Villar said the competition aims to motivate the youth to embark on social enterprises especially during these difficult times when the country is recovering from an economic slump due to Covid-19 pandemic.

“This is our way of supporting youth empowerment in the hope to further encourage more young people to significantly contribute to our goals as a nation,” said Villar, who is also Villar SIPAG director.

“We want our young people to engage in worthy programs that would make a significant impact in alleviating poverty in their respective communities,” she added.

She also said a competition among the country’s young entrepreneurs is her family’s way of acknowledging their efforts, passion and selfless dedication in creating a positive change in Philippine society.

“If your organization is composed of youth members 16-29 years old and operating for at least 3 years to improve the living conditions of people, you are exactly what we are looking for,” stressed the senator.

Villar said to be chosen in the “10 Most Outstanding Youth Organizations,” a youth group must prove that it has become a sustainable and successful social enterprise in helping overcome poverty.

“In coming out with these programs- social enterprises, we should always bear in mind how we can help minimize poverty if not totally eradicate them,” she said.

Each of the winning youth organizations will receive P150,000 cash prize to support their advocacies and enterprise.

Download Briefer and Application Form are available at the website of Villar SIPAG at