Category Archives: Newsletter

Chairperson’s Message

A Time for Critical Hope Mr. Elvin Ivan Uy Dear Partners and Colleagues,   Idealism and resilience never cease to provide hope and inspiration to the nation. The recent survey showing a record-high 96% of Filipinos feeling optimistic this year is a testament to this unyielding resolve to drive transformation and progress.  While hope is […]

FSSI holds Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop for Social Enterprises

Quezon City, Metro Manila – Representatives from 20 social enterprises participated in a two-day monitoring and evaluation (M&E) workshop held by the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) on November 28 to 29, 2023 at the Hop Inn Hotel Quezon City. The workshop is designed to assist social enterprises in enhancing their M&E capabilities […]

House Committee on MSME Dev’t Approves Substitute Bill on Social Enterprise Dev’t

Quezon City, Metro Manila – The Poverty Reduction Through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT) Substitute Bill was approved by the Committee on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (C-MSMED) of the House of Representatives on December 13, 2023. The substitute bill replaces House Bills 2112, 4566, 4911, 5554, 6091, 6952 and 8192, which aimed at offering programs, […]

FSSI supports social entrepreneurs to grow local communities

Social investment non-profit organization Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) continues to scale up social entrepreneurship by offering financial products and capacity building support to Filipino enterprises, promoting inclusive socio-economic growth and environmental sustainability. Social investment non-profit organization Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) continues to scale up social entrepreneurship by offering financial […]

Wishing you a meaningful Christmas and holiday season! From all of us at FSSI

Dear Partners and Colleagues, As the year draws to a close, we would like to thank you for your partnership and unwavering commitment to our shared goal to uplift lives through social entrepreneurship. Before the year ends, we would like to share some exciting news. Just this month, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Micro, Small, […]

AF opens new batch of Lead to Serve

The Association of Foundations (AF) held an online session on “Cultivating NGO Talents” on October 11, 2023, focusing on addressing leadership transition challenges in the Philippine NGO sector, the session highlighted the importance of competencies and re-introduced the LEAD to Serve program. The LEAD to Serve Course, a key initiative by AF, aims to enhance leadership capabilities […]

Biyayang Lokal’s Biyaya ng Pasko Gift Packs

As the holiday season approaches, the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA) is bringing a unique and sustainable twist to gift-giving. Introducing the “Biyaya ng Pasko Packs,” a special initiative dedicated to showcasing the products of community partners in the form of curated gift boxes. This initiative is part of Biyayang Lokal, a sub-program of the […]

ICA-AP Regional Assembly supported by NATCCO, FPSDC, PCF, MASS-SPECC, VICTO

Quezon City, Metro Manila – The International Co-operative Alliance-Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) held its Regional Assembly and 11th Cooperative Forum on November 8, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. After two decades, the Philippines again hosted the event, bringing together 600 cooperators from 27 countries across Asia and the Pacific, all convening under the theme “Cooperatives: […]

ZEP2023 Coalition Holds General Assembly

The Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 (ZEP2030) Coalition held its annual assembly at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City on November 24, 2023. ZEP2030, a collective movement, has set a goal of uplifting one million Filipino families from extreme poverty by 2030. The assembly’s theme, “Local Convergences: Unblocking the Constraints towards ZEP2030 Goals,” emphasized the coalition’s commitment to […]

Investments for Social Good

We actively participated in the Social Enterprise (SE) Symposium; a monthly event hosted by the Association of NGOs for Social Enterprise Development. This virtual gathering provided a valuable platform for NGOs, community-based organizations, foundations, and social enterprises to exchange experiences, best practices, and collaborative initiatives, ultimately contributing to the advancement of social enterprises and their […]