[APD 2018: Key Challenges for social finance scheme fit to the growth among social economy enterprises] PhilSEN

Southeast Asia
Social enterprise
Social finance

Presented at: Asia Policy Dialogue, Regional Dialogue Group 2. Northeast Asia, Seoul 2018

Organisation: Philippine Social Enterprise Network (Philippine PhilSEN)  

Date: July 6th, 2018 

Presenter: Mr. Gomer Padong (Advocacy Director) 

Contact: gomerpadong@gmail.com


  • Regarding the social enterprises in the Philippines, there has been a lot of engagement from the youth, there is a growing number of incentivizing social economy actors, and there is an estimate of 164,473 social enterprises in the Philippines.
  • The top three constrains of social enterprise in the country are finance, human resources, and policy.
  • Many corporations and even government banks often prefer to pay sanctions rather than supporting the social economy.