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Sino ba si Sir Vince?

By June 12, 2019 News

Vince’s work has shown positive impact as a community development worker. He wears many hats in advancing the welfare of the poor.

As a social investor, Vince promotes social investments that are used for the improvement of the quality of life of marginalized sectors; and protects the environment alongside healthy financial returns. He manages social investments that are channeled to cooperatives, social enterprises, community based enterprises, and other grassroots-led organizations.

As a social entrepreneur, he established SEDPI that aim to financially empower Filipinos worldwide. SEDPI is a group of social enterprises (SEDPI GSE) established in 2004. SEDPI GSE works in various fields such as management consultancy; microfinance; social investments; social entrepreneurship; socialized housing; financial education; climate change adaptation; disaster management and gender empowerment.
Vince is capacity builder or provider of training, research and consulting services in the fields of microfinance, social entrepreneurship and financial literacy, He reached millions of poor households worldwide through SEDPI GSE.

SEDPI reached ~5,000 organizations since 2004 in 30 countries worldwide – Austria, Belgium, Benin, Burikna Faso, Denmark, Germany, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam and the Philippines

Since 2003, Vince taught as a university lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University. taught more than 1,000 university students who became changemakers in their own fields. He inspires and motivates students to be the change the world needs today.
As a wealth mentor to Overseas Filipinos, Vince provides hope to them that it is possible to reintegrate back to the Philippines, be reunited with their family and live a secure life. Most of those Vince have mentored reported to have practiced good financial housekeeping – increased their savings and investments; established businesses and reduced their debt.
Vince authored and published a book and adopted the one-for-one model where every book sold, one is donated to the marginalized sectors. Headopted two schools –Sisters of Mary Schools Boystown and Girlstown in Silang, Cavite and Alternative Learning System in Muntinlupa City—where he annually donates books to some 2,000 students and also provides them with training.
As a collaborator and partnership builder, Vince works with civil society, public, and private sectors. He recognizes that to solve the problem of poverty, a multisectoral approach is needed. He transforms competitors into collaborators and partners.
Some of the organizations that Vince partnered and collaborated with are the Ateneo de Manila University, British Council, United States Agency for International Aid, Cordaid, Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, People in Need, Department of Education, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Climate Change Commisison, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Land Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, and Philippine embassies and consulates abroad to name a few.
As an online talk show host and blogger, Vince is able to democratize access to information on financial literacy. He achieved this through the use of Filipino instead of intimidating English jargons. He also localized examples of money management practices using real life Filipino contexts. Because of this his videos have 25 million views and his blog has up to 60,000 page views every day.
Vince is an LGBTQI advocate and member of the community. He believes that one’s identity should be a source of strength. He pursues that everyone should be equal in the eyes of the law of man and law of God.
Lastly, as a son, Vince does not forget his roles and responsibilities to his parents. Amidst his busy schedule, he makes it a point to spend quality time with his parents, siblings, nephews and nieces.
For his work, Vince received awards from Ernst and Young in 2012; Price WaterhouseCoopers in 2015; National Confederation of Cooperatives in 2017; and Ateneo de Manila University in 2019.


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