St. Vincent de Paul National Award

A search for people and/or organizations whose project(s) reflect the concept and framework of systemic change, recognizing and honoring them for their service to the poor

Rationale of the SVP National Award

  1. Pope John Paul II, in 1986 said:

    "Search out more than ever, with boldness, humility and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and long-term solutions – adaptable and effective concrete solutions. By doing so, you will work for the credibility of the gospel and of the Church." (Address to the General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission, 1986)

  2. The genius of St. Vincent de Paul, the universal patron of all charitable works and charitable organizations, is in creating a system of helping the poor or in organized charity rather than just individual charitable work.

  3. In rightful recognition of people and/or organizations which worked together to build up the poor and give them their dignity, the International Vincentian Family has called on fellow Vincentians around the world to emphasize the concept and framework of systemic change in all its pro-poor projects and implement its strategies.

  4. Through its Commission for the Promotion of Systemic Change, the Vincentian Family has also called for the implementation of four strategies of systemic change, to wit:

    • Mission-oriented strategies [focusing on direction and motivation]
    • People-oriented strategies [focusing on the poor as the persons who are most capable of changing their own situations]
    • Task-oriented strategies [focusing on organization]
    • Strategies directed toward co-responsibility, networking and political action [focusing on participation and solidarity]
Adamson University, one of the country’s leading Catholic educational institutions today, is once more looking for those who have made it their mission to serve the poor and the marginalized and honor them with the second St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) National Awards.   The SVP Awards is Adamson University’s response to the international call for the implementation of systemic change. The Systemic Change Initiative of the Vincentian Family is a creative approach not only in helping...
Adamson University, one of the country's leading Catholic educational institutions today, is taking a lead role in promoting the "Systemic Change Initiative" in the Philippines designed to bring about holistic social transformation of poor communities towards genuine and meaningful empowerment. Fr. Gregg Banaga, CM, Adamson president, made the remarks as he announced the launching of the first-ever St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) national award aimed at conferring due honor and recognition to ...
Adamson University President Fr. Gregg Banaga has urged Vincentian missionaries and their collaborators in various parishes all over the country to hold a forum seminar aimed at promoting the "Systemic Change Initiative" in their services to the poor. Fr. Banaga, a Vincentian priest, made the exhortation in a brief remark during the recently-concluded three-day re-echo seminar held at Adamson University and participated in by representatives of various Vincentian lay and religious organiz...
  Adamson University’s School of Good Governance for Social Development: A Leadership School for the Poor by Raul Agner A tricycle driver cannot sit as representative in Congress, or so Commission on Elections Chair Jose Melo thinks. The driver, he reasons out, does not possess the necessary knowledge and skills to function effectively as such. Adamson University’s School of Good Governance for Social Development believes otherwise. With their experiential learnings and gi...
Adamson University, one of the country’s leading Catholic educational institutions today, will confer on Sunday (Sept. 26) the first-ever St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) National Awards to outstanding organization whose project made a dent in serving the poor and the marginalized.   The awarding ceremony will be held at Adamson Theater on the eve of the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of all charitable works and organization, which also coincides with this year&rsquo...
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL   NATIONAL AWARDS  2 0 1 0   St. Hannibal Housing Project St. Hannibal Empowerment Center Inc. and Rogationist Fathers Pasay City               The St. Hannibal Housing Project aims to alleviate poverty among urban poor communities in Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila. Through the guidance of the Rogationist Fathers and its social arm, the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center Incorporated (SHEC...
Adamson University held the 1st St. Vincent de Paul National Awards at the Adamson University Theater last Sept. 26, 2010. Proclaimed winner of the SVP Award was the project “Transforming Agri-Based Poor Household to become Micro-Entrepreneur” in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental run by the Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. The KPMFI received a glass trophy and a check worth P100,000. Seven nominees, including the KPMFI, coming from the three major island groups in t...
Transforming Agri-based Poor Household to become Micro-Entrepreneur Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation Inc. Gingoog, Misamis Oriental     Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (KPMFI) is a social enterprise and a non-profit organization that creates positive social change within the context of the Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) framework and business models.  It develops new and powerful innovations and solutions to society’s ...