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Villar SIPAG honors 14 cooperatives for poverty reduction

Former Senate President Manny Villar and Senator Cynthia A. Villar, posed with the winners in the 10th Villar SIPAG Awards for Poverty Reduction– Most Outstanding Community Enterprises. House Deputy Speaker Camille Villar and Vista Land CEO Paolo Villar also graced the event held at Villar SIPAG Complex in Las Pinas City The award, a nationwide search, was launched to recognize the exemplary achievements of community enterprises that resulted to local economic development and improvement of lives.
In photo: Standing L-R: Crisalle Allysa Bautista -Bagnos MPC; Mamerto Santos-St.Paschal MPC; Randy Albores – Bansalan MPC; Deputy Speaker Camille Villar, Vistaland CEO Paolo Villar; Sen.Cynthia Villar; Former Senate President Manny Villar; Celso Castro- Pasamasi; Kap Gaudioso “Guding” Diato-DACCO MPC. Seated L-R : Domingo Bolalin-Baao Parish MPC; Evelyn Gascon-La Castellana-1 Personnel MPC; Bernadette Relon– Fatima Vigan MPC; Jeremy Castañeda-ST.Vincent Parish MPC; Jefferson Macapinlac-St.James the Apostle MPC; Arminda Carandang – Ibabao MPC; Emma Ulep Golocan- Thanksgiving MPC; Janette Romero-Bohol Community MPC; Desiree Paras-Gen.Trias Dairy Raisers

The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) recognized 14 cooperatives for their contribution in improving the quality of life of Filipinos, especially from the countryside.

Former Senate President Manny Villar and Sen. Cynthia Villar led the awarding ceremonies and hand over plaque of recognition the cooperatives that showed exemplary assistance to their communities coming from different parts of the country.

Each awardees likewise received Php250,000 in cash from Villar SIPAG.

Thirty four cooperatives were shortlisted from among the 153 entries and 14 emerged as the final awardees.

“Cooperatives play a significant role toward realizing the aspirations of our countrymen, especially those from the rural areas. They are the true epitome of Sipag at Tiyaga, values that have helped me succeed in my career as a businessman and a public servant,” former Senate President Villar said.

“Through this recognition, we hope to inspire and encourage cooperatives to continue with their work to uplift the lives of their communities,” added Sen. Cynthia Villar, director of Villar SIPAG.

The 10th Villar SIPAG Awards for Poverty Reduction are:


Thanksgiving Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Upper Green Valley, Camp 6 Kenon Road, Tuba, Benguet
St. Paschal Baylon Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Zone 3 San Quintin, Pangasinan
Bagnos Multi- Purpose Cooperative, Brgy. #9 Binacag, Banna, Ilocos Norte
Fatima Vigan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Pantay Fatima Vigan, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
St. Vincent Parish Multi- Purpose Cooperative, St. James Coop Building, Brgy. Bagumbayan Dupax Del Sur, Dupax Nueva Viscaya
St. James The Apostle Multi-Purpose Cooperative, St. James Coop Building, Purok 3, San Miguel Betis, Guagua Pampanga
General Trias Dairy Raisers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Purok 1 Brgy. Santiago, General Trias, Cavite
Pangkalahatang Samahan Ng Mga Magsasaka Ng Siniloan, L. De Leon Street, Brgy. Wawa, Siniloan , Laguna
Damayan Sa Cavite Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative, 2nd Floor Dacco Mpc, 40 Anabu Road, Anabu Ii, Imus’s Cavite
Ibabao Multi- Purpose Cooperative, National Road, Ibabao, Cuenca,Batangas
Baao Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative, National Highway San Nicholas, Baao, Camarines Sur


La Castellana 1 Personnel Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Cor.Ferla Roxas Street, Brgy. Robles Las Castellana, Negros Occidental
Bohol Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Poblacion Ubos, Loay, Bohol


Bansalan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Ramon Delos Cientos Street, Bansalan, Bansalan, Davao Del Sur

House Deputy Speaker Camille Villar, Vista Land CEO Paolo Villar and Cooperative Development Authority Usec. Joseph Encabo also graced the event held at Villar SIPAG Complex in Las Piñas City. enterprises that resulted to local economic development and improvement of lives.

The event capped the birthday celebration of former Senate President Villar, the founding Chairman of Villar SIPAG.

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