Author Archives: Emilenn Kate Sacdalan-Pateño

SEDPI partners with ACSent to promote social entrepreneurship nationwide

In 2019, Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) and Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSEnt) mounted series of events to fulfill their partbership agreement to promote social entrepreneurship in the Philippines. SE Clinics with PwC SEDPI and ACSent partnered with Isla Lipana & Co. Price Waterhouse Coopers Philippines (PwC) to conduct social impact clinics in […]

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Amplifying SEDPI’s practice: 2019 media highlights

In 2019, SEDPI, with the leadership of its founder and president Vince Rapisura, further enhanced its brand as the premier capacity builder in the fields of social entrepreneurship, microfinance and financial literacy in the Philippines. Apart from the organization’s social media page and video blog, #UsapangPera, the organization was able to reach hundreds of thousands […]

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SEDPI pioneers impact investing fora in 9 countries

“I found Vince Rapisura on Facebook and he constantly discusses being a social investor. Through him, I learned that investing can create more value than just mere profit. We can select investments that have a conscious goal of making a positive impact on society,” said a social investor in an online forum. Impact investing are […]

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(L)earning Wealth: SEDPI provides financial literacy to thousands of Filipinos here and abroad

“Ang pagyaman, napag-aaralan.” This has been the statement which reverberates in the minds and hearts of every Filipino who underwent SEDPI’s financial literacy training. Vince Rapisura, president of SEDPI, is slowly becoming well-known as a financial guru helping Filipinos, in and out of the country, manage their money better. In 2019, SEDPI was able to […]

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SEDPI joins key financial stakeholders in Finovation 2019

Social Enterprise and Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) is the country’s premier capacity builder in the fields of social entrepreneurship, microfinance and financial literacy. SEDPI, represented by its founder and president Vincent Rapisura, joined eCompareMo’s Finovation 2019 to contribute to a clearer and more solid path towards greater financial inclusion. He served as the moderator of […]

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Strengthening farmer organizations Mindanao to alleviate poverty and accelerate peace process

Mindanao is considered one of the wealthiest islands in the Philippines in terms of natural resources. It boasts plenty of natural resources, producing 40% of the country’s food needs (OECD, 2013). Further, one-third of the island’s land area is considered agricultural (Francisco, 2017). Despite these considerable assets, the island has continuously been a place of […]

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Ateneo OF-LIFE Program: Empowering Overseas Filipino Workers

The Truth about OFWs When one talks about the Overseas Filipino Workers, they are often described as “mga bagong bayani” or the modern-day Filipino heroes. They are called that way because of how they are contributing to the Philippine economy through their remittances. More than their financial contribution, though, they are also called “mga bagong […]

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LENDING A HAND, BUILDING CAPACITIES: SEDPI conducts trainings on product design and delinquency management with ARBOs

  “We must all be solution-oriented,” said Florence Adviento, one of the trainers from SEDPI, at the beginning of the discussions. With the statement above as tone-setter, the Social Enterprises Development Partnerships Inc. (SEDPI) successfully conducted a 3-day series of trainings with 38 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) coming from provinces of Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, […]

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SEDPI conducts training on Cooperative Standards for Small Business Corporation

Small Business Corporation (SBC) commissioned Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) to conduct training on Cooperative Standards for its management staff from Northern Luzon on December 11, 2018 in Baguio City. SEDPI Senior Program Officers, Ms. Florence Adviento and Ms. Francesca Gacer-Magallon, facilitated the one-day training for thirty (30) participants. The training discussed the different […]

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Sir Vince Rapisura facilitates Social Impact Clinic in Cebu

Twenty small business owners participated in Social Impact Clinic held in University of San Carlos, Cebu on January 11, 2019. The Social Impact Clinic sponsored by Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSEnt) and Isla Lipana & Co. Price Waterhouse Coopers Philippines (PwC) provided venue for those running an enterprise or wanting to get involved to […]

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