About Us


  • 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.

Our Strategies

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
    private corporations;
  • self-reliant community development supportive of national goals;
  • community building;
  • participatory decision-making; and,
  • engaging social entrepreneurs and philanthropreneurs.

Our Values

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
  • Philanthropreneurship

We develop

  • 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.