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Message from the Regional Director


About National Capital Region


About DOST-NCR 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


National Vision DOST-NCR Vision DOST-NCR Mission Goals and Objectives Appointment of DOST-NCR Regional Director

Technology Transfer Programs

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1. Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP)


a. Machine for wax pattern and ceramic mould making b. Computerized coordinate measuring machine c. Milling and Lathe Machines d. Fine Rattan Splitting Machine e. Mapagmahal Foods f. Merry Cooks, Inc. g. ERRL Marketing h. Blessed Hands Delicatessen 2. Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM)

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a. Preliminary Study on Bottling of “Balut� in Different Forms


Science and Technology Services 1. Training Programs 2. Information and Promotion Services a. Publication Materials b. S&T Fairs and Exhibits c. Website Development d. Consultative Workshops e. Information Services 3. Consulting Services




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Linkages and Collaboration Programs 1. Membership/Attendance to NCR-based Committees 2. Project Development 3. Collaborative Projects


Financial and Human Resources Development


1. Human Resource Profile as of December 31, 2004 2. Financial Resources 3. 2004 DOST-NCR Officials and Personnel

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Proposed DOST-NCR Organizational Structure


Message from the Regional Director The year 2004 marked the beginnings of DOSTNCR. It opened with the office declared formally as a separate regional office, transferring to its new headquarter at the second floor, Imelda building, DOST compound, Taguig, Metro Manila. Amidst the initial difficulties of starting up - furnishing and providing communication facilities and with only three technical staff under the Office of the Regional Director, DOST-NCR served its clients well with the DOST family’s strong support.

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The year was filled with challenges that were met with optimism. DOST-NCR also exceeded its targets. It successfully packaged and facilitated the release of funds for seven SETUP projects amounting to PhP4.8 million. Hence, technology adoptors increased their revenues with an appropriate surge in employment. In coordination with DOST agencies-Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) and Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), seven training courses in food, metals, textile and furniture were conducted with a total of 150 participants. The office also networked with the academe and the industries. It organized consultative workshops/dialogues with representatives of congressional districts in the National Capital Region for possible cooperative projects. Likewise, S&T services were vigorously promoted through the DOST-NCR website and published information materials to clients and the publics in the Metropolis. DOST-NCR looks forward to the coming years with vigor and confidence. And to all who helped made DOST-NCR to its first year, our thanks for your invaluable support that we will always remember and appreciate.

DR. TERESITA C. FORTUNA Regional Director

About National Capital Region The National Capital Region (NCR) is often referred to as Metropolitan Manila. It is the country’s capital and is considered as the nation’s gateway to the world. It is a region that is entirely urban. NCR is the center for nonprimary production, providing almost half the national output in manufacturing, commerce and services. NCR is the 19th largest metropolitan area in the world. It is also the smallest of the country’s regions in terms of total land area, only 636 square kilometers. It is also the most populous with 13 million people based on 2003 national statistics office’s census, and the most dense populated with 15,617/km2 inhabitants. NCR comprises of 14 cities and three municipalities, namely: Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Makati City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, City of Manila, Marikina City, Muntinlupa City, Parañaque City, Pasay City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Valenzuela City, Taguig City, Navotas, Pateros, and San Juan. It has 27 legislative districts.

About DOST-NCR With the mounting demands for S&T intervention in the National Capital Region, Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro issued DOST Special Order No. 175, series of 2002 dated June 13, 2002, designating “DOST Agency Point Persons for National Capital Region Concerns.” Twenty-one agency point persons from different offices of DOST were designated and assigned to work closely with DOST-NCR’s coordinator, which is currently attached to the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations. In the early part of 2003, Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Dr. Florentino O. Tesoro pushed for the creation of plantilla positions for DOST operation in the National Capital Region. But due to the scrap-and-build-policy of the government, the position of the Regional Director was the only item approved in the later part of the same year (2003). In January 2004, Secretary Alabastro designated an officer-in-charge on a full time basis at DOST-NCR. On October 22, 2004, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appointed a regional director for NCR. To date, DOST-NCR is the newest member of the DOST family working under the Office of the DOSTUndersecretary for Regional Operations. It is the 15th regional office that started to operate as a separate office in January 2004. It carries out the mandate, functions, and institutional responsibilities of the Department of Science and Technology at the regional level. As DOST’s extension arm in Metro Manila, it provides science and technology services to micro, small and medium enterprises. It also pursues vigorous efforts to link science to industries, and vice versa.

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DOST-NCR offers the following technical services: • • • • •

Technology transfer and commercialization; Project development, review and evaluation; Information packaging and dissemination; Technical and consultancy services, and Manpower education and In-service training.

National Vision By 2004, S&T shall have contributed significantly to the enhancement of national productivity and competitiveness and to the solutions of pressing national problems; By 2010, the Philippines shall have carved niches and become world-class knowledge provider and user in selected S&T areas; and shall have developed a vibrant Filipino S&T culture, and By 2020, the Philippines shall have developed a wide range of globally competitive products and services that have high technology content.

DOST-NCR Vision DOST-NCR will continue as a growth center for technological innovation and adoption, with S&T contributing significantly to enhance productivity and competitiveness of industries and major stakeholders and providing solutions to pressing regional problems.

DOST-NCR Mission DOST-NCR will actively promote S&T in the region; provide technology-based solutions and services to technical problems to enhance productivity and global competitiveness, and be instrumental in producing a group of citizens capable of embracing the S&T culture as a way of life.

Goals and Objectives • • • • •


Provide assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises; Promote S&T-based solutions and services to pressing NCR problems; Promote greater S&T awareness and support among leaders and policy makers; Strengthen DOST-NCR government- industry-academe linkages, and Enhance capability of DOST-NCR in the delivery of S&T services.

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Pres. GMA appoints Dr. Fortuna as DOST-NCR Regional Director

Dr. Fortuna takes her oath of office to Sec. Estrella F. Alabastro on Nov. 11, 2004. With her are her husband Cesar and daughter Gigi and friends from DOST.

President Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo appointed Dr. Teresita Cortez-Fortuna as Regional Director IV for the DOST– National Capital Region last October 22, 2004. “TF” or “Tita Tess”, as she is fondly called, is undaunted by big tasks and challenges ahead of her. She was the Officer-in-Charge of DOST-NCR in January 2004 and was with the DOST for 20 years. Prior to joining DOST, Dr. Fortuna worked at UPLB for eight years starting from her student days as researcher, extension specialist, training coordinator, laboratory instructor and lecturer in Postharvest Physiology. She worked in the private sector for two years as research supervisor. She then joined DOST first as a planning officer moving on to become a project development officer for the Regional Operations Office before finally being appointed as regional director of DOST in the National Capital Region.

Director Fortuna is a Postharvest Physiologist with a doctoral degree in business management. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and the Philippines Women’s University. Dr. Fortuna, who hails from Carmona, Cavite was one of the Ten Outstanding Citizens of Carmona in 2001. She serves as the municipality’s consultant in education, environment and livelihood projects. She is also a recipient of outstanding rating in teaching performance from the University of Perpetual Help System and the Philippine Women’s University. She pledges to elevate to a higher level the public’s impression on government service by accelerating S&T adoption to urban-based micro, small and medium enterprises through active techno-transfer and utilization programs. She also promises to render honest and dedicated service to the people.

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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAMS Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP)

TESA produces spare parts for semiconductor moulds and precision tooling.

Sistina Rattan Craft produces raw materials for manufacturers of rattan products nationwide.

Blessed Hands Delicatessen products are available in selected supermarkets nationwide. These are “suman sa latic” “ube halea” and “leche flan.”.

SETUP is DOST’s response to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s call to focus on assistance on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The program aims to strengthen and improve the competitiveness of the MSMEs through adoption of appropriate technological innovations to boost productivity and efficiency. DOST-NCR is banking on SETUP as its carrier vehicle to infuse relevant technologies to local micro- and small-scale industries in Metro Manila. It vigorously supports SETUP. Seven business firms received direct assistance for technological innovations amounting to PhP4.8 million in 2004. Another project was approved for fund release amounting to PhP613,260 in early 2005. Five other proposals are under review and evaluation. These firms are in the food processing (3), furniture (1), and metals and engineering (1) industries. Other technical services and assistances that were provided to the industries included plant audit and consulting. Training courses on food processing, packaging, good manufacturing practices, and hazard analysis and critical control point awareness, textile testing and quality evaluation, wood and non-wood processing were also offered.


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SETUP-assisted Projects in NCR Metals and Engineering Sector

Shooters Arms Manufacturing Inc. is using MIRDC’s state-ofthe-art wax injection facility for the production of handgun parts and ceramic moulds.

Machine for wax pattern and ceramic moulds making

Shooters Arms Manufacturing, Inc. (SAMI) was one of the firms that availed of technical assistance from DOST-NCR with the acquisition of a wax pattern and mould-making machine. This state-of-the art wax injection facility upgrades SAMI’s present capability in making precision cast handgun parts and ceramic moulds to improve the company’s products competitive in international markets. SAMI is a technology business incubator (TBI) tenant of DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) compound. It leases a space of about 100 m2 where it houses its machines. SAMI used to time-share the facility of MIRDC for seven hours daily, and employed seven workers who underwent training from MIRDC’s foundry personnel. Today, the company employs more than 15 workers, a tangible sign of improvement as a result of DOST’s technical assistance and technology infusion.

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• Computerized Coordinate Measuring Machine

Maximetal Industries Inc. acquires a coordinate measuring machine through DOST’s SETUP.

DOST-SETUP assisted Maximetal Industries, Inc. (MII) in acquiring a computerized coordinate measuring machine to comply and meet product quality assurance requirements. The intervention also resulted to higher level of productivity due to faster and automatic preparation of computerized documentation. The family-owned company is being managed by Mr. Jimmy T. Chan. MII products comprise of metal and plastic parts for electronic appliance, construction and automotive use.

• Milling and Lathe Machines

Lathe and Milling machines are acquired by TESA through DOST’’s SETUP.

Tool Exponent Services (Asia) Corporation (TESA) produces spare parts for semi-conductor moulds and precision tooling. It also involves tool and die-casting. With an objective to diversify into fabrication of plastic moulds and tool and die for automotive and electronic companies, TESA through its manager, Mr. Ed Badinas, sought the assistance of DOST-SETUP to acquire milling and lathe machines, along with technical training of personnel. DOST-SETUP granted PhP600,000 to TESA in order to acquire equipment and improve production capability. DOST’s MIRDC provided technical training assistance.


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Furniture Sector • Fine Rattan Splitting Machine

Mr. Orlando Tiongson of Sistina Rattan Craft uses his DOST-SETUP acquired rattan splitting machine.

Sistina Rattan Craft (SRC) supplies raw materials to manufacturers of rattan products in Metro Manila. It is owned by Orlando Tiongson and is based in Marikina City. In 2004, Mr. Tiongson requested DOST-NCR for assistance to fabricate units of splitting machine to increase his production. Experts from Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) and Cottage Industries and Training Center (CITC) evaluated the machine’s design and product quality. Before the year ended, the company acquired funding from DOST-SETUP amounting to PhP600,000 for the fabrication of three units of fine rattan splitting machines. These additional units enabled SRC to meet increasing demands of manufacturers, importers, exporters and wholesalers of handicraft, furniture and construction materials. The machines can produce even thickness, width and length of split rattan that handicraft makers need to produce high quality rattan products, specially those producing furniture. Each machine can produce about 4,000 pieces per day of fine split rattan, enabling the company to achieve three-fold increase in rattan, production.

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Food Sector The following four NCR-based companies are in small-scale food processing sector. The owners are very promising entrepreneurs who sought technological assistance aggressively from DOST to improve the quality and quantity of their products.

• Mapagmahal Foods

Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Esguerra of Mapagmahal Foods, Inc. acquires equipment through DOST’s SETUP such as filling and semi-automatic volumetric machines.

Mapagmahal Foods, Inc. produces ”kalamansi” juice concentrates in “lemonada” and “dalandan” flavors.

Mapagmahal Foods, Inc. produces concentrated “kalamansi” juice drinks for low-end markets such as school and company canteens, sari-sari stores and groceries. Because the company can now meet demands from bigger markets, it expanded to the country’s major malls, resulting to strong sales increase. Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Esguerra, owners of Mapagmahal Foods, appreciate the technical support extended by DOST in acquiring production equipment such as filling machine, jacketed steam kettle, semi-automatic volumetric machine, positive displacement pump and shrink tunnel. Technical services were also provided to improve the products’ shelf life and quality. The total value of intervention is PhP773,000. To date, the company operates a semi-mechanized system. It is currently developing new products that are also kalamansi- based with technical assistance from DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI).


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• Merry Cooks, Inc.

Merry Cooks, Inc. receives funding assistance for their gas-fired oven and other equipment through DOST’s SETUP.

Merry Cooks, Inc. operates a classic Italian restaurant called “Bravo!” It is supplying its commissary with products like pastas, sauces, breads, and similar Italian food delicacies. The owner, Ms. Gianina V. Suarez, realizes that her products must be available in big supermarkets using technology as springboard. She requested for DOST’s assistance to acquire production machines. After a thorough evaluation by DOSTNCR’s Review and Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC), the company received financial assistance in the amount of PhP530,000 to acquire a complete set of equipment such as gas-fired oven, jacketed kettle, mechanical slicer, steam bath for bottles and pH meter. With these equipment, the company increased its production to commercial scale.

• ERRL Marketing

ERRL Marketing’s production facility located in Pasig City prior to DOST’s SETUP intervention

ERRL Marketing produces quality and affordable products from banana for making catsup and other sauces like vinegar, fish sauce (patis) and soy sauce. With the acquisition of double-jacketed vats, consistometer and related cooking gadgets, the company increased its production volume, improved product quality and became more consistent and comparable with leading commercial brands. DOST-NCR offered technological support through SETUP’s financial assistance amounting to PhP613,000. ERRL Marketing is a single proprietor company owned and managed by Mr. Eugene Young III.

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• Blessed Hands Delicatessen

Blessed Hands Delicatessen, through DOST-SETUP acquires equipment, which include a packing machine (left photo) and a commercial steamer (right photo).

Blessed Hands Delicatessen (BHD) is being managed by Mrs. Josefina Ignacio. Originally, it only produces “leche flan” and “haleya” until DOST provided assistance in upgrading its production capability. Before DOST’s intervention, BHD cooked “leche flan” in ordinary steamer using set of gas stoves. To date, Its production volume is now doubled from 150 to 400 “llanera” daily, producing uniform and quality products. Its market outlets also expanded from 25 to 50 stores and supermarkets including Rustan’s, ShoeMart, Shopwise and others. BHD is developing new products, using the same equipment provided by DOST’s SETUP. It acquired a 2-door chiller, a freezer, a steam jacketed kettle, a commercial steamer (cabinet type), a rack trolley, and a packing machine. The company received a total amount of PhP529,000 for the equipment.


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Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM)

Moondish products are available in supermarkets and groceries nationwide. Its market also include Middle East, USA and Europe.

The DOST’s program on Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) aims to expedite commercial application of technologies that are either supply- or market-driven. Similar to the procedures under SETUP, qualified applicants for TECHNICOM are companies with considerable market niche for their products or services. An example that qualified under this program was the packaging of a Filipino dish called “laing”. It is now processed in cans and exported by Moondish mainly for Filipino communities in Middle East, USA and Europe. In 2004, there was no client/taker of TECHNICOM. However, before the year ended, two companies tried to comply with the program’s requirements. These were Concio’s “Balut” Gourmet, whose owner wished to commercialize “balut” into gourmet through product development and shelf life technology; and Clean Leaf, whose owner wanted to utilize gasification technology to complement its operation.

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Preliminary Study on Bottling of “Balut” in Different Forms

Filipinos, like its Asian neighbors, are lovers of exotic food. In Metro Manila alone, the quaint municipality of Pateros is home to “balut” making. For its 100 micro and small “balut” processors, it has become a tradition more than a thriving industry. Mr. Andy Concio is a believer of the delicacy’s export potential. His dream is not only to make it big in the local market, but eventually export his products. Enticed by the growing demand from overseas Filipino workers, Concio’s “Balut” Gourmet was established in December 2004. DOST’s food experts from the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) advised and assisted Mr. Concio on the processing, developing and establishing of standard recipes for bottled “balut” in “brine”, “afritada”, and “kaldereta” flavors.

Different “balut” variants are available in a bottles namely: brine, “kaldereta” and “afritada.”


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Participants attend the Good Manufacturing Practices seminar held at DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City

The focus of the DOST-NCR’s training programs in 2004 was on food, furniture and textile sectors. Seven training courses were conducted with 150 participants, or an average of 21 participants per training course conducted in one or two-day duration. The courses included good manufacturing practices, packaging of food and non-food products, meat processing, wood and non-wood products processing, and fabric testing and quality evaluation. Most of the participants were entrepreneurs, school youths, housewives, young professionals, and employees of companies who requested for specific training courses. Eighteen employees of Motz Food Products (House of Polvoron) based in Muntinlupa City were given seminar-lecture on good manufacturing practices. After the seminar, the employees, together with Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) and DOST-NCR’s technical staff made an audit of the company’s production plant and gave recommendation to improve its operations.

Attendees participate in a workshop on Good Manufacturing Practices

Fifteen employees of AMC, an exporter of furniture, with office in Makati City, underwent training from Forest Products Research and Development Institute’s (FPRDI) technical expert on wood and noon-wood products processing. All of the training courses cited were collaborative efforts of the DOST-NCR and DOST research and development institutes, notably: ITDI, FPRDI and the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI).

Trainees present their outputs during the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point workshop.

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Information and Promotion Services • Publication Materials DOST-NCR worked to inform the public of its existence through dissemination of institutional brochure and publication of its bi-monthly newsletter, “View from the Metro”. Its maiden issue was in July 2004. Four issues came out in 2004, featuring DOST-NCR’s current and future activities, and accomplishments.

View from METRO The Official Newsletter of the DOST National Capital Region Vol. I, No. I

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DOST NCR joins NSTW Celebration and Southern Luzon S&T Road Show Legaspi City hosts this year’s celebration of the National Science and Technology Week at the Casablanca Hotel on July 21-26, 2004 - the third time that a national major S&T activity will be held outside Metro Manila. “Agham at Technolohiya, Daan sa Pagunlad” the theme of this weeklong celebration aims to highlight the latest initiatives and advances in various fields of science and technology. Activities will include Southern Luzon S&T road show, fair, exhibits, seminars, technology matching, and forum. Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, currently OIC of the DOST-NCR will report on the technical assistance that the NCR office has provided to its clients, especially to microand small entrepreneurs on food, furniture, and metals, through the DOST Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP). Tool Exponent Services Asia (TESA) Corporation, one of the DOST NCR clients and recipients of technical assistance will share its experiences on the fabrication of plastic moulds, tool and die casts for automotive and electronic companies. TESA acquired CNC machine through the DOST-SET-UP. They are continuously receiving technical assistance from Metal Industry Research and Development

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of DOST during the seminar on “GMP for NCR microentrepreneurs” held on July 13, 2004 at the ITDI Training Center, DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig, M.M. Without guidelines for cleanliness, safety and food quality, the food processors in Metro Manila could easily perish in this highly competitive market.

“View from Metro” is DOST-NCR’s official newsletter.

The DOST NCR, in collaboration with the ITDI spearheaded the activity to make food micro-entrepreneurs in Metro Manila aware of the importance of GMP, and to provide them with information on current good manufacturing practices. Fifteen (15) representatives from eight (8) food processors from six cities and one town in Metro Manila attended the seminar.The seminar is part of the ongoing effort of the

• S&T Fairs and Exhibits DOST-NCR actively participated in the celebration of the 2004 National Science and Technology Week held in Legaspi City on July 21-26, 2004. Through the efforts of DOSTNCR, six MSMEs from Metro Manila, which are also recipients of DOST’s technical assistance, participated in the 2004 DOST Technology Fair. These were Tool Exponent Services Asia, Mandaluyong; Community Crafts Association of the Philippines, and TRI-TEA Food Products, both from Quezon City; Moondish, Taguig; AHG Manufacturing, Makati City, and Motz Food Products, Muntinlupa City. DOST-NCR also participated during the 2004 Southern Luzon S&T Road Show.


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2004 National Science and Technology Week Fair held in Legazpi City. Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro are joined by Director Rolando T. Viloria, Director Paciente A. Cordero and Director Teresita C. Fortuna during the 2004 NSTW exhibit.

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• Website Development As early as 2004, DOST-NCR developed and launched its website ( to keep everyone abreast with its activities and programs, provident feedback mechanism for comments, opinions or requests for information. DOST-NCR encourages converging views especially from the science community and the Metro Manila industries.

DOST-NCR develops its website installed since 2004.

• Consultative Workshops

DOST-NCR conducts a consultative workshop attended by representatives from congressional districts in Metro Manila.

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DOST-NCR organized a consultative workshop with representatives from Metro Manila congressional districts to identify technology needs among their constituents, match these needs with available DOST technologies and work on possible projects. It was held on November 23, 2004 at DOST conference room, DOST compound, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila. The meeting provided DOST and congressional districts with better understanding of the mutual needs and resources to improve the delivery of services to their constituents. DOST presented its various S&T services, assistances and programs that were applicable and specific for the districts. The congressional district representatives, on the other hand, aired their S&T needs, mostly on better waste management, food, health and nutrition, and provision of livelihood for micro and small entrepreneurs. Several DOST technologies were matched with the identified needs of the districts. Plans for future collaborative projects with each district were discussed as well.

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DOST-NCR sponsored this consultative meeting participated in by representatives from the offices of Cong. Butz Aquino (2nd District Makati), Cong. Roilo Golez (2nd District Parañaque), Cong. Matias Defensor (3rd District Quezon City), Cong. Nanette Daza (4th District Quezon City), Cong. Cynthia Villar (Las Piñas), Cong. Robert Vincent Jude Jaworski (Pasig City) and Cong. Ernesto A. Nieva (1st District Manila). Also, DOST agency heads and executives senior staff participated in the workshop. They were from Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), Science Education Institute (SEI), Industrial Development Institute (ITDI), Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), and Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI).

• Information Services

DOST publishes various publications such as S&T Post, National Science and Technology Plan and DOST brochure.

DOST-NCR’s information materials are an assortment of free publications solicited from DOST agencies. The office provides repository of information about DOST agencies, the Department’s programs, services, thrusts, accomplishments, and technology transfer activities. It hopes to provide industries with updates, references and information on business opportunities, management strategies and S&T advancement.


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Consulting Services

Director Tess Fortuna of DOST-NCR together with Ms. Tess Palomarez and other ITDI staff, conducts a consultative visit to Golden Hands Mfg., Corp owned by Ms. Eliza Paylago.

There were more than 100 clients and visitors that sought technical assistance and consultancy services from DOST-NCR. As early as 2004, DOST-NCR entertained five visitors per month, on the average. Mostly, inquiries were on technology updates and technical advice on production improvement. Other inquiries were on how to diversify or start new businesses in food, packaging, furniture, metals, freshwater fish production in Laguna Lake, handicrafts, and fashion designs. S&T services were provided to clients in collaboration with experts from DOST’s research and development institutes, notably: Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippine Textile Research Institute, Metals Industry Research and Development Center, Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development, Advanced Science and Technology Institute and other DOST agencies.

Director Tess Fortuna and Engr. Allan Plete of DOSTNCR conduct a plant visit to Sistina Rattan Craft (SRC). With them is Mr Orlando Tiongson, SRC’s owner.

Linkages and Collaboration Programs DOST-NCR represented by Engr. Allan LR. Plete and Mapagmahal Food Corporation represented by Mr. Rey and Ms. Irma Esguerra sign a memorandum of agreement under DOST-SETUP

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With limited manpower, DOST-NCR initiated most of its projects and activities in collaboration with agencies within and outside the DOST system, local government units, private institutions and individuals.

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Membership/Attendance to NCR-based Committees DOST-NCR’s Regional Director Teresita C. Fortuna is an active member of the following committees: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NCR-Regional Development Council (member) Board of Trustees, Marikina Polytechnic College (member) KALAHI Program (DOST representative, National Level) National Anti-Poverty Commission (DOST representative) Market Encounter Goes to Manila (MEGMA) Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors, member) NCR-13th Philippine Statistics Quiz Contest (vice-chair) NCR-Review and Technical Evaluation Committee (chair) 2004 NSTW Steering Committee (member) National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (DOST representative) DOH-NCR Inter-agency Committee (member)

Project Development DOST-NCR is developing two programs for possible external funding. The DOST-Technology Demonstration Program aims to showcase at the DOST compound the various technologies that DOST agencies developed. Initially, DOST-NCR lists of three technologies such as the Aqua-techno Park of freshwater aquarium fishes, bio-reactor on solid wastes management, and medicinal plants garden. The proposed projects will be in collaboration with Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development, ITDI, and Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, respectively. Another project for possible implementation in 2005 is the DOST-NCR’s training programs for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs. The project proposal was submitted for SETUP’s funding which will be implemented in collaboration with experts from ITDI, FNRI, MIRDC, PTRI and FPRDI.

Collaborative Projects A Collaborative undertaking between DOST-NCR and the House of Representatives - Office of Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora of Campostela Valley, in cooperation with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD)and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) established a technology demonstration facility on vermi-composting a fruit tree nursery and an urban agriculture project. The facility is housed inside the Congressional Compound, Quezon City. Known as the “House Gardener,” Cong. Zamora implements the project on top of his congressional duties. DOST, under its Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program, provided for the maintenance and operating expenses of the project. PCARRD, through its Executive Director Rafael D. Guerrero, coordinates the vermi-composting technology. The composts are produced from kitchen wastes that are collected from the Congress’ canteens. Dry leaves and other organic wastes are used to grow the nursery plants facility for citrus, “durian”, and “ube” and “camote” rootcrops. There were more than 3,000 seedlings grown and distributed to several congressmen and the public. DOST-NCR monitors and coordinates the projects implementation.


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FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Human Resource Profile as of December 31, 2004

DOST-NCR pioneering workforce includes Engr. Allan LR. Plete, Ms. Marian R. Bagtas, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna and Dr. Blesshee VL. Querijero.

DOST-NCR’s present organizational structure is unique such that its administrative and financial transactions are being handled by DOST-Central Office. Technical services are provided by a handful core staff composed of a regional director and five technical personnel (three contractual and two on detail). DOST-NCR’s operation is supported by representatives from DOST agencies, i.e. research and development institutes, service institutes, sectoral councils, and S&T advisory. They are referred as point persons providing technical assistance as the need arises. A special office order issued by Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro formalized the duties and functions of point persons designated for DOST-NCR. Likewise, Review and Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC) assists the office in project evaluation and review, especially on SETUP projects.

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Table I. DOST-NCR human resource profile. (as of December, 2004


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Authorized Plantilla Position Contractual On Detail Total *MS units



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Education MS









Gender Female 1 1 1 2

Financial Resources Since DOST-NCR started its operations, it had no regular funds except for its yearly appropriation of PhP279,000; broken down to PhP242,000 for personal services (PS) and PhP37,000 for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE). The office has maintained the services of one contractual employee since 2002 through the regular appropriation for PS. The DOST-Central Office supported DOST-NCR’s operations by subsidizing its MOOE, salary, and other benefits of the officer-in-charge and other DOST personnel detailed in the office. Hereunder is the summary of expenditure of DOST-NCR in 2004. Table II. DOST-NCR summary of expenditure

Allotment Particular

DOST-NCR (per GIA) (PhP)

Personal Services (PS) Maintenance and other Operating Expenses (MOOE)

Expenditure DOST-CO













Capital Outlay (CO) Office Equipment Sub-total


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2004 DOST-NCR Officials and Personnel Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna Regional Director, DOST-NCR Engr. Allan LR. Plete Project Development Officer III and Chief, Technology Utilization Division Dr. Bleshee VL. Querijero Asst. Scientist ( on detail) Ms. Marian R. Bagtas Science Research Specialist I DOST-NCR Review and Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC) Members Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna Chairman Members: Dr. Danilo N. Pilar, MIRDC Dr. Jose G. Bautista, ITDI Mr. Tomas B. Briñas, TAPI For. Medardo T. Centeno, FPRDI Engr. Allan LR. Plete, DOST-NCR

Proposed DOST-NCR Organizational Structure Like any regular DOST regional office, DOST-NCR was planned to consist of Office of the Regional Director, Technical Services Division, and Administrative Services Division. The plantilla positions for such structure can be created by collapsing the existing funded positions from DOST agencies. Its provincial S&T officers are replaced with cluster managers because Metropolitan Manila is comprised of legislative districts, not provinces. DOST-NCR should therefore have four cluster managers to cover all legislative districts. These proposed areas are as follows: Cluster I (6 districts) – First to sixth districts of Manila; Cluster II (8 districts) – Lone districts of Mandaluyong, Marikina, Pasig, San Juan, and first to fourth districts of Quezon City; Cluster III (5 districts) – First and second districts of Caloocan, Lone district of Navotas/ Malabon, and first and second districts of Valenzuela; and Cluster IV (7 districts) – Lone districts of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Taguig/ Pateros, first and second districts of Makati

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Proposed DOST-NCR Organizational Structure Office of the Regional Director

Planning/MIS Officer (Project Development Officer IV)

Administrative Technical Assistant

Technical Services Division (Chief SRS ) ARD for Technical Operations

Finance and Administrative Services Division ARD for Finance and Administration Administrative Officer V

(MS Eng. Graduate from the Pool)

Budget Budget Officer V

S&T Promotion Section Sr. SRS, SRS II (with communication background)

S&T Training Section Sr. SRS, SRS II (with science/engineering background)

(to be sourced from the pool)

Supply and Property Supply Officer III (to be sourced from the pool)

4 Cluster Managers Project Development Officer IV Positions

Cashiering Cashier III (to be sourced from the pool)

Personnel HRMO III (to be sourced from the pool)

Tech Transfer Section Sr. SRS, SRS II (with science/engineering background)

Accounting Accountant IV (to be sourced from the pool)

General Services Driver (to be sourced from the pool)

SRS- Science Research Officer ARD-Assistant Regional Director Total Number of Positions: 21


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Credits: • Editorial Services Ms. Arlene G. Torres Mr. Rodel G. Offemaria • Writer/Photography Engr. Allan LR. Plete • Contributor Dr. Blesshe VL. Querijero • Design and Layout Ms. Marian R. Bagtas

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