Philippines National Competition Highlights
Quick Facts Results
- National Champion:
Holy Trinity College of General Santos City
- Second Place:
University of the Philippines Visayas
- Third Place:
Bohol Island State University
- Fourth Place:
University of Antique – Main Campus
The weather may not have been the best but that didn’t stop more than 600 supporters coming together on 10-11 July at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the Enactus Philippines National Competition. The event kicked off with an opening reception that brought together active teams and their supporters from around the country to network, make new connections, and share ideas, followed by the Opening Ceremonies.
The following day, 16 competing teams were divided into four leagues, each one giving the presentation of a lifetime in hopes that the 49 executives serving as judges would select them for the final round. In the afternoon, the four final teams took to the main stage to present again in front of all in attendance. After the inspiring presentations, the 41 final round judges selected Holy Trinity College of General Santos City as this year’s Enactus Philippines National Champions, the first time in almost a decade that the championship has been awarded to a team from the Mindanao region. You can watch the exciting moment the winning team was announced here! The team will now start preparing to take on the world at the Enactus World Cup in South Africa in October.
The team’s Go Organic, Live Dynamic 2.0 Project (GOLD 2.0) was one of the initiatives that set them apart from the field. Seeing the opportunity to address a host of local issues including unemployment, low earnings, natural resource depletion, and increasing rate of disease such as diabetes and cancer, the team developed a plan to provide training on innovating natural raw materials into marketable products, to not only provide a source of income but also elevate self-esteem and help people live a healthy life. In partnership with a number of community organizations, the team worked directly with more than 200 individuals to train them on producing four eco-friendly products – stevia extract, neem soap, graviola tea, and castor oil – as well as how to market the products and sell them through direct and online channels. By promoting a healthy and organic lifestyle and empowering these new entrepreneurs, the team directly impacted four communities and dedicated ne