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PRESENT BILL

POVERTY REDUCTION
THROUGH SOCIAL
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

PRESENT COALITION
The Poverty Reduction
through Social
Entrepreneurship
(PRESENT) Coalition is an
alliance of various social
enterprise practitioners,
advocates, NGOs and
members of the academe who
have joined together to
advance social
entrepreneurship as an

PRESENT COALITION
An initiative to unite what
was once a fragmented
sector
Microcosm, voice and action
network of emerging SE
sector
Basis of unity:
Push for the enactment and
implementation of the
PRESENT Bill
Undertake a nationwide education
campaign on SE as vehicles for
poverty reduction

WHATS THE NEED?


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o Current policy environment is unresponsive to
the nature of social enterprises as
entrepreneurial organizations engaged in the
creation of social and economic value that are
contributing to poverty reduction and
sustainable development;
o Laws and government programs that deliver
services to the poor encourage treating the
poor as clients or recipients of services;
o Weak in assisting the poor overcome
capability deprivation, and become partners

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Partnership with
Congress to
institutionalize Poverty
Reduction Through
Social Entrepreneurship
Objective: Provide a
nurturing environment
for the development and
growth of social
enterprises as major
vehicles for poverty

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SE Definition

Social mission-driven organizations that conduct


economic activities providing goods and services
related to their primary mission of improving
the well-being
of the poor
Explicitly
declares and
pursues poverty reduction
as its principal objective
Engages and invests in the
poor to become effective
workers, suppliers, clients
and/or owners and ensures
that a substantive part of
the wealth created is

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Main Features

National PRESENT Program:


Development of strategic economic subsectors with
potentials for growth and where the poor are
concentrated or could be major players
Benefits to the poor:
increased incomes and capability
to improve their means of living
as workers, suppliers, clients
and/or owners of SEs as partners
in economic and social
development

Support program for SEs


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Provision of accessible noncollateralized loans thru
special credit windows with a
Guarantee Fund Pool
Comprehensive insurance
system to reduce
vulnerability to climate
change/calamities
Resources for
comprehensive capacity
development for SEs and

Support program for SEs


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Proactive SE market
development promoting
principles of fair trade
R&D on strategic economic
subsectors; appropriate
technologies; and innovations
to democratize access of poor
to quality basic social
services
Mainstream SE content in
formal educational system

Support program for SEs


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Preferential
treatment/social value
provision in government
procurement including
coverage of performance
bonds
Tax exemptions and tax
breaks for SEs and social
investors
Cash incentives (i.e. at
least 25% of minimum wage

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PRESENT Bill as a
codification of
agenda for change to
assist poor overcome
poverty thru their
effective
participation in SEs
PRESENT Bill as
codification of
incentives and
support for SEs as

Strategic Rationale