Sultan Kudarat State University-Access Campus recently emerged as the 2018 Enactus National Finals champion team besting three other finalist teams at the SMX Convention Center.
SKSU will go on to represent the Philippines at the 2018 Enactus World Cup in San Jose, California, USA on Oct. 9-11, 2018 against 35 other champion teams.
Enactus Chairman Jose P. Leviste Jr. said that the Enactus National Finals showcases the talent, determination, and success stories of young student-leaders as they put into practice entrepreneurial action as a tool for social change.
Enactus country leader lawyer Leo G. Dominguez welcomed the participants and reminded them on the Enactus’ core message of “A Head for Business, A Heart for the World.”
Dominguez said, “This statement serves as an inspiration for our students, faculty, and business advisors to continue transforming the lives of people in the communities they work with.”
In the opening speech of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, which was delivered by lawyer Reynold Munsayac, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance, Mayor Duterte praised and congratulated the Enactus participants for having a lot of courage, planning and action to be able to address the significant issues that surround humanity.
She said: “I believe that you, the nation’s youth, have not only the skills and the intellect to make a difference, but you also have the compassion, the heart to serve, and the steadfast determination to help improve the lives of the Filipino people.”
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Alegria “Bing” Sibal-Limjoco in her inspirational message remarked, “What is commendable in the Enactus National Finals is the value given to entrepreneurship as a vehicle to improve the lives of our fellow Filipinos.”
US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim, who was represented by Acting Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in the Philippines, Matt Keener, praised the teams and mentioned that the activities done by teams clearly make a big difference, and have the potential to continue to make a difference.
Other guest speakers during the Cultural Affairs and Networking Reception included Commissioner Crispian Lao of the National Solid Waste Management Commission and engineer Jesus Reyes, chairman of the Committee on Environment and Climate Change of the PCCI.
Eleven teams competed in the 2018 Enactus National Finals including Bohol Island State University, Bulacan State University-Main Campus, Columban College, Lorma Colleges, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite, Nueva Vizcaya State University, SKSU Access Campus, SKSU Tacurong Campus, University of Antique, University of the Philippines Los Baños, and University of Luzon.
The Enactus National Finals is made possible by EEI Corporation as a Red Diamond Sponsor, OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc. and AG&P as Diamond Sponsors, Philippine Airlines and Unilever Philippines as Platinum Sponsors, and AES Philippines as a Silver Sponsor. KPMG R.G. Manabat& Co., Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker McKenzie International), and PCCI are institutional sponsors.
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