|The words " Students'
Enrichment for Truth"
surround the sun, which
symbolizes the light of Truth.
The three human figures on
the horizon running towards
it represent Luzon, Visayas,
and Mindanao, signifying the
national scope of STET-VIP's vision, mission, and goal:
To develop social entrepreneurs serving communities as value-driven
innovators for progress.
To protect and enhance the Filipino youth's physical, mental, spiritual,
and socio-emotional well-being, inculcate patriotism, nationalism, and
encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.
To promote and integrate values education, transformational leadership,
and sustainable social mobilization for youth and family development,
community building, national renewal, and global solidarity.
STET-VIP Inc., is a Commission on Higher Education(CHED) and
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
accredited non-profit, non-stock NGO to formulate and administer NSTP
training modules. It has tax exempt status with the Bureau of Internal
Revenue (BIR). The Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) has
duly certified STET-VIP, Inc., with a Certificate of Registration from BIR
as a Donee Institution.
In 1995 Values Integration and Promotion (VIP)
began as a sub-program of the Student’s
Transformation and Enrichment for Truth (STET)
paradigm. Dr. Vivian A. Gonzales conceived and
pioneered STET-VIP when she was Dean of
Students at UP Los Baños. Two stars flanking
the year represent the intellect and will which
make up the soul. It is through these two that
one attains competence and excellence.
VIP is undertaken for the welfare and service of society’s
less fortunate members. It integrates military discipline
and tradition with social entrepreneurship in order to foster nationalism and patriotism for
national development and global solidarity.
The circle represents the totality of a human being. It is divided into four representing
VIP’s four interrelated human dimensions: the spiritual, socio-emotional, mental, and
dimensions. It is the fire that leads the individual towards the truth, purifies the darkened
soul, and guides one in pursuit of what is good. The fire’s three tongues represent the three
theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity. The red flame depicts the cardinal virtue of
Prudence, without which the three other cardinal virtues of Justice, Fortitude, and
Temperance will be extinguished.
An open palm, evoking the humility in genuine service and leadership, symbolizes the
socio-emotional dimension. The palm’s five fingers correspond to the five major components
of the STET paradigm. These are: the Situational Analysis for Integrative Leavening (SAIL),
Leadership Education and Administrative Development (LEAD), Holistic Emancipation from
Life’s Pressures (HELP), Worthy Organizational Reaffirmation of Knowledge for Society
(WORKS), and Continuing Action for Re-engineering and Empowerment (CARE). SAIL
involves the consultative and participatory processes in the identification of needs, issues,
and concerns students can help address. LEAD carries out capability building leadership
through training, education, and development using a principle-centered leadership
approach. HELP provides the guidance, assistance and support necessary in responding to
the felt needs and prevailing concerns identified by communities. WORKS provides a
support mechanism for student-initiated social mobilization projects which improve the
quality of community life. CARE serves as the means by which project benefits are
An open book represents the eternal quest for knowledge and learning. The seven
lines written on the book’s right page symbolizes the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. The
lines on the left page depict the virtues considered to be the foundation of leadership:
Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Industry, Fortitude, Loyalty, Responsibility, Cheerfulness,
The basketball was chosen to represent the human being’s physical dimension. It’s
round shape signifies the need for balancing the needs of one’s physical well-being to carry
out the purpose of one’s existence. It is placed below the burning torch to emphasize that
human physical acts must be guided spiritually.
As a spiritual being, one must cultivate a response to God’s call. Gifted with a mind,
the desire to seek for truth and knowledge is constant. The sense of social responsibility
and an awareness of one’s unique participation in the pursuit of the common good is
All these are actualized in every human act, and can only be properly achieved if one
is physically healthy. It is imperative that all four dimensions be given equal importance to
achieve the balance necessary for one to fulfill one’s purpose, which lies at the heart of