A new study published by the British Council and PhilSEN, with support from the EU and UNESCAP, found that there may be as many as 164,473 social enterprises operating in the Philippines.
The Society Magazine is maintained by Angel Flores, Head of Society; Garie Briones, Community Policing Project - Project and Finance Officer; Jahryll Gonato, CSO-SEED Project and Communications Officer; Apa Feliciano, Communications Officer; and Tina Abella, GOJUST Finance and Programme Officer.
Through Active Citizens, I was able to have enough time to reflect on the purpose and core values of our social enterprise which was very helpful to figure out how we would scale-up.
One of our Active Citizens participants in Mindanao shares her story as she takes part in this year's Social Enterprise World Forum in Hong Kong.
'The traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in the Philippines are usually one-off events and dole-outs.'
“If there was an Olympic gold medal for the human spirit, the Filipinos would win every single time.”
'The biggest impact I felt with Active Citizens is how it has connected me with different individuals that are of one mind and heart in making a lasting impact and change in society.'
'It is amazing how CAN has been able to create a business model to assist the third sector and social enterprises in maximising their impact through rental spaces.'
We Filipinos consider ourselves a curious lot—quite a number of us have been Christianised and baptised with Spanish-sounding names...
The Community Policing Team, together with British Council's Country Director Nick Thomas, meets Ambassador Asif Ahmad to conclude the first phase of the Community Policing Project.
Habi is a social enterprise that offers fashionable yet functional footwear (espadrilles, sandals, boat shoes, flats and wedges) made with the urban weavers of Quezon City.
When twins Glorypearl and Gloryrose Dy joined the British Council’s I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Ideation Camp in 2013, what they had was just an “idea.”