- started from the STET (Students' Transformation and Enrichment for Truth), a
program on youth development and community building pioneered by Dr. Vivian A.
Gonzales in 1995 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
- as a sub-program of STET, the VIP provides a venue for self-development and
community service adopting the early Greeks' traditions of paideia, synergia, and
It evolved. . .
- to be a Civic Welfare Service (CWS) component of the Expanded ROTC bringing about
the curriculum option called VIP-CWS in School Year 1996-1997.
- to be recognized and endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for
adoption in State Universities and Colleges, CHED Supervised Institutions and Private
Higher Education Institutions effective School Year 1999-2000, as provided in the
CHED Memorandum dated May 31, 1999.
- to be acknowledged by the Department of National Defense (DND), Operation Center,
National Peace and Development Plan, Cabinet Oversight Committee on Peacekeeping
and Development Operations through a Memorandum to Government Line Agencies
on July 31, 2000.
It is sustained. . .
- as a Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) Component of the National Service
Training Program (NSTP) of RA 9163 effective School Year 2002-2003 through the
ground breaking "STET-VIP/NSTP Qualifying Course for Coordinators, Instructor-
Facilitators, Volunteers and Stakeholder " endorsed by CHED in its memorandum
dated February 28, 2002 and by TESDA in its Memorandum dated April 16,2002.
- by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through
Memorandum Circular No. 2003-195 on September 16, 2003 enjoining all Provincial
Governors, City and Municipal Mayors, DILG Regional Directors and all concerned to
participate in the STET-VIP Program.
- to continue implementing projects and "activities contributory to the general welfare
and the betterment of life for the members of the community or the enhancement of
its facilities, especially those devoted to improving health, education, environment,
entrepreneurship, safety, recreation, morals of the citizenry, and other social welfare
- by Higher Education Institutions and Technical-Vocational Schools advocating the
STET-VIP NSTP Program of Instruction nationwide.
- as a Citizenship Advancement Training (CAT) for 4th year High School students.
- through Local Government Units (LGUs), Government Organizations (GOs), Non-
Government Organizations (NGOs), and private corporations.
It is institutionalized. . .
- as a nationwide program of STET-VIP Inc. an NGO registered with the Securities and
Exchange Commissioned (SEC) on August 9, 2005.
- as a non-stock, non-profit NGO accredited by CHED and TESDA to formulate and
administer training modules for the NSTP.
- through a Memorandum of Agreement with Local Government Units on joint projects
for youth development and poverty alleviation.
- as a tax-exempt NGO duly certified by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification
(PCNC), and with BIR Certificate of Registration as a Donee Institution.
We pursue our goals through:
- integrative approach to human development that begins with one's self;
- partnership with local officials, civic leaders and non-government organizations, and
- self-reliant community development supportive of national goals;
- community building;
- participatory decision-making; and,
- engaging social entrepreneurs and philanthropreneurs.
We are guided by our commitment to:
- Love of God
- Human dignity
- Truth, goodness, and social responsibility
- Innovation and creativity
- Synergy and professionalism
- Protection of the environment
- Indigenous learning and conservation
- Quality service delivery
- Virtuous social entrepreneurs who are result-oriented individuals with strong values
to contribute to national peace, development, and security; and,
- Individuals, organizations, institutions, and corporations committed to serving people
for God's glory to enhance growth and development in society.
We serve communities by. . .
- developing an informed and aware community;
- encouraging inter-government agency cooperation;
- assisting the community in defining and identifying ideas of development;
- providing complementary assistance and support to facilitate socio-economic
development, environmental and natural resources management, and delivery of basic
- uplifting the well-being of the people;and
- generating resources for identified projects.