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Table of Contents


Table of Contents Message from the Secretary

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Message from the Undersecretary for Regional Operations

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Message from the Regional Director

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About The DOST National Capital Region Office

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Mandate Vision Mission Goals & Objectives

Executive Summary

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Technology Transfer

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Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) ► 2006 SETUP Beneficiaries ► Other Technology Transfer Services Technology Incubation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM)

NCR

Consultancy Services

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Cleaner Production Technology The CP Experience ► Merry Cooks, Incorporated ► Hi-Las Marketing Corporation

Technical Trainings / Seminars / Workshops

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Resources Generated

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DOST-NCR support for the implementation of the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) Law ● Test Analysis and Calibration System Services Information and Multi-Media Promotion

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Linkages / Networks

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Human and Financial Resources Management

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Trainings Attended by DOST-NCR Staff The DOST-NCR Office Organizational Chart Financial and Human Resource Management Summary of Financial Resources


Message from the Secretary

The Department of Science and Technology lauds the staff of DOST-NCR for another year of unrelenting effort to successfully integrate the S&T services of DOST not just to the general public but to the industry sector, the academe and the local government units as well. Despite being undermanned and having limited resources, the Office has managed to exceed its targets and goals set for the year. Undeniably, the numerous accomplishments of the office is an indication of a leadership with a clear vision and direction, and a workforce imbued with a deep commitment to ensure that the work is done. Needless to say, the office has transformed the constraints it has faced into a positive force that fuels it to carry out its mandates and functions. In just three years of existence, DOST-NCR has brought the technology transfer work it is performing into a level that is responsive to the needs of the region. I would like to specifically commend also the linkages the office has forged with various organizations and sectors of the society that further boost the image of DOST as an agency at the forefront of public service in the National Capital Region. Mabuhay kayong lahat!

Dr. Estrella F. Alabastro Secretary Department of Science and Technology


Message Message from from Regional Director the Undersecretary forthe Regional Operations

I would like to extend my warmest greetings and congratulations to the officials and staff of the Department of Science and TechnologyNational Capital Region for successfully promoting science and technology programs despite its very limited resources. It has proven to be a strong ally of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and an asset of the Department of Science and Technology by living its mandate and providing technical services to valued clients and the public. The success of DOST-NCR lies in its highly committed personnel who build strong linkages both within the DOST community and the industries they have committed to support. They continuously give high quality service despite limited resources. I encourage DOST-NCR to continue the excellent work it has started in Science and Technology. Thank you and I wish you all more productive years in giving science and technology services.

Dr. Maripaz L. Perez Undersecretary Department of Science and Technology


Message from the Regional Director It is my honor to present the accomplishments of the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) for CY 2006. This report contains the activities of DOST-NCR so as to continuously live by its vision of becoming the growth centre for technological innovation and adoption through science and technology to enhance industries’ productivity and competitiveness. For 2006, DOST-NCR through SET-UP and in coordination with different DOST units, hasMandate assisted a total of 538 firms through technical needs assessment, technology acquisition, consultancy services and technical The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region Office is the pivotal trainings, Councils clinics and fora. The office has facilitated 4.4 million pesos worth link to the region’s Institutes, and attached agencies in the promotion of the Department’s science and technology related services. The Office implements of direct technical assistance to different companies, improving their programs and projects of the DOST system that support the adoption of technology and productivity and science profitability. In addition to this, DOST-NCR has also related activities. organized technical trainings and seminars and conducted techno forums and consultative meetings Vision with various local government units and the academe. These activities served as venue for DOST-NCR to further DOST-NCR is working to become the growth center for technological innovation and emphasize to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises the advantages of adoption, with Science & Technology contributing significantly to enhance the productivity and competitiveness industries and major stakeholders, as welland as to cement utilizing scienceofand technology to enhance productivity providing solutions to pressing regional concerns. strong linkages among DOST, local government units and the academe. These activities have all been possible through the support of the whole Mission DOST system and my staff, whose steadfast dedication to the DOST-NCR DOST-NCR actively promotes S&T in Metropolitan Manila; provide technology based ideals and dynamic approach to the tasks at hand solutions and services to address the technical concerns of Micro, Smallwere and invaluable Medium factors Enterprises to enhance their productivity and global competitiveness and promotes / e to our success. encourages the development of a science culture through its outreach activities. I am confident that given all of these, DOST–NCR will continue to be one of the frontrunners in promoting science & technology and improving productivity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and the potential Goals and Objectives • • • • •

entrepreneurs in the National Capital Region. Provide technical assistance to micro, small, and medium enterprises Promote S&T based solutions and services to pressing NCR issues / concerns Promote greater S&T awareness and support among leaders and policy makers Dr. Teresita Fortuna Strengthen DOST-NCR linkages C. among government-industry-academe, and Regional Director Enhance capability of DOST-NCR in the delivery of S&T services

Department of Science and Technology-NCR


About the Office Mandate The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region Office is the pivotal link to the region’s Institutes, Councils and attached agencies in the promotion of the Department’s science and technology related services. The Office implements programs and projects of the DOST system that support the adoption of technology and related science activities.

Vision DOST-NCR is working to become the growth center for technological innovation and adoption, with Science & Technology contributing significantly to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of industries and major stakeholders, as well as providing solutions to pressing regional concerns.

Mission DOST-NCR actively promotes S&T in Metropolitan Manila; provide technology based solutions and services to address the technical concerns of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to enhance their productivity and global competitiveness and promotes / e encourages the development of a science culture through its outreach activities.

Goals and Objectives ● Provide technical assistance to micro, small, and medium enterprises ● Promote S&T based solutions and services to pressing NCR issues / concerns ● Promote greater S&T awareness and support among leaders and policy makers ● Strengthen DOST-NCR linkages among government-industry-academe, and ● Enhance capability of DOST-NCR in the delivery of S&T services

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Executive The Small and Medium Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) continued to be a priority project of DOST-NCR for the year 2006. 2006 saw nine companies successfully pass the screening of the DOST-NCR’s Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC). These nine companies five were favorably endorsed for final confirmation to SET-UP’s National Program Management Office. Of the nine, five companies, namely, Danilyn’s Enterprises, Frabelle Corporation, Sterling Gifts, Inc, First Philippine Scales, Inc., Sunlight Foods Corporation were granted direct technical assistance before the year ended. DOST-NCR assisted the clients by helping these firms pinpoint the specific technical assistance needed during the preparation of their respective project proposals so as to suit the requirements of SETUP. Fifty-eight experts conducted technology needs assessment surveys prior to providing SET-UP assistance. Continuous monitoring of previously approved SET-UP projects were also done. This year also saw the conceptualization and creation of the Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research Development Consortium (MMIERDC), through the efforts of DOST-NCR Regional Director Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna and PCIERD Deputy Director Engr. Raul Sabularse. The consortium aims to promote the adoption and utilization of DOST research & development projects and help the industry and energy research activities through sharing of human expertise, machinery, and financing resources, thus fostering interagency science & technology collaboration between local government and the private sector. The Cleaner Production Technology Project, which is a collaboration among DOST-NCR, Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI)-Integrated Program on Cleaner Production Technology (IPCT) and International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) of Japan, was also implemented in 2006. The project aims to promote sustainable development and strengthen the competitiveness of industries in NCR through the adoption of cleaner production technologies. The Cleaner Production Assessment Program involves identifying the causes of waste sources and implementing the appropriate Cleaner Production options. As part of the program, an Assessor’s Training on Cleaner Production was done in August 22-25, 2006. The Training, a project of DOST-NCR, ITDI-IPCT and ICETT of Japan, was conducted by IPCT experts and participated in by 12 specialists from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Local

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Government Units (LGUs), financial institutions and other DOST agencies. With the knowledge gained from the training, participants drew up the Cleaner Production Assessment activities for two food companies in NCR, namely, The Merry Cooks, Incorporated in Manila and Hi-Las Marketing Corporation in Taguig City. As an offshoot of the successful implementation of the Program, the Cleaner Production Assessment of nine companies under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program was also conducted. The project, under the collaboration of DOST-NCR, ITDI-IPCT and SET-UP, aims to assist SET-UP beneficiaries in the NCR to improve their productivity and global competitiveness and comply with environmental standards through the adoption of CP practices and technologies. To date, DOST-NCR has built up its capabilities to conduct CP assessment to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). In support of the national government’s Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) law under Republic Act No 9187, DOST-NCR initiated technical training programs for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the NCR. A proposal was submitted and approved for funding under the BMBE law and is targeted to be implemented in the early part of 2007. DOST-NCR likewise facilitated signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) and the Center for Automotive Technology Corporation (CATC) for the provision of technical assistance to automotive assemblers. Memoranda of Agreement pertaining to livelihood projects were signed with two cooperatives, namely, the Pambansang Tagapag-ugnay ng Mangagawa sa Bahay and the Community Organization of the Philippines Enterprise Foundation. In addition, DOST-NCR took part in various trade fairs, aside from conducting 23 technical trainings, seminars and 3 technology fora / clinics that benefited a total of 1,447 participants and 522 firms for the year 2006. The seminars / demonstrations were conducted in coordination with different DOST agencies such as ITDI, MIRDC, FPRDI, FNRI, PTRI, PHILVOLCS, and other government agencies and private and industry associations. Information dissemination through print, radio and television were successfully pursued. Two articles concerning DOST-NCRcoordinated projects were published on nationally circulated newspapers and magazines. Four issues of the DOST-NCR newsletter, “View from Metro”, were also released in 2006. In terms of broadcast exposure, the Regional Director was featured in 8 radio and 2 television interviews, to acquaint the public and the technical business sector about the technical assistance being offered by DOST.

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Technology

About

SETUP

[Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program] As one of the flagship programs of the DOST, the DOST-NCR Office is promoting the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) as a primary means to reach out to Filipino entrepreneurs in the metropolitan area. This is DOST-NCR’s way, not only to support and sustain the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) but also to directly and immediately address the needs of local businesses to avail of the appropriate technologies. This task is effectively done through the identification and provision of the most suitable technological intervention specific for each firm as determined by the DOST Research and Development Institutes (RDI) experts, Cleaner Production (CP) Assessors and Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC) members. SET-UP offers assistance to companies involved in food processing, manufacture of furniture, gifts, house wares, decors, handicrafts, natural fibers and dyes, metals & engineering, development and utilization of marine & aquatic resources, and horticulture. Assistance is extended by way of infusion of new or advanced technologies, manpower training, technical assistance and consultancy services, development and design of functional packages and labels, and establishment of product standards. SET-UP enables firms to address their technical problems through technology transfer and technological interventions, thus improving and optimizing production process to improve productivity and product quality. Cost minimization and waste management are also given attention.

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DOST-NCR Ongoing Projects under SET-UP DOST-NCR continues to monitor companies that were granted assistance under SET-UP by way of direct assistance for technology acquisition and upgrading in CY 2004-2005. The office conducted an inventory tagging of the equipment acquired by each company and is closely monitoring the activities and status of the SETUP beneficiaries. Regular visits to the plants are also conducted to monitor the developments of the projects and to ensure that the recommendations of DOST experts and the provisions in the Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) between DOST-NCR, SETUP and the beneficiaries are being implemented. Table I. On-going SETUP Projects Beneficiary Registered Name of Enterprise

Kookai's Delicacies

Maximetal Industries, Inc.

Tool Exponent Services (Asia) Corporation

HDM Technologies Inc.

Tea Ventures Co., Inc.

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Title / Description Of Technologies Transferred

Address of Enterprise

Contact Information

199F, Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave., Brgy Caniogan, Pasig City

Mr. Ricardo Collantes 627-8503 0917-957-2085

Improvement of production efficiency & packaging system of Chocolate Moron and Binagol (acquisition of cooking facilities; packaging & labeling design)

9D Arellano St., Kalookan City

Mr. Jimmy Chan 361-0895; 364-5070 Fax: 361-0243

Period of Engagement START

END

Dec 2002

Dec 2008

Upgrading of measurement capability (acquisition of Coordinate Measuring Machine)

Jan 2004

Feb 2007

41 Arayat St., Mandaluyong City

Mr. Eduardo BadiĂąas 531-1066; 717-2904; 533-3339 Fax: 531-1066

Upgrading of machining capability (acquisition of Turret type Milling Machine & Gap Bed Lathe; awareness on CPT and 5S)

May 2004

Nov 2007

Las PiĂąas City

Mr. Hector Malonzo 823-0758; 7764077 Fax: 822-6525

Upgrading of Measurement Capacity (acquisition of Coordinate Measuring Machine, ISO Awareness Seminar)

Oct 2005

Mar 2009

#7 Gen. Capinpin St., Brgy. San Antonio, Pasig City

Ms. Maria Anna Alcantara 633-5182 Fax: 633-5173 0917-523-1649

Shelf Life Expansion and productivity Improvement (acquisition of Sanitary Pump & Piping System; Technical Consultancy, productivity Improvement)

Aug 2005

Feb 2009


Beneficiary Registered Name of Enterprise

Address of Enterprise

Contact Information

Shooter Arm Manufacturing, Inc.

# 918 Reyes Building, Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City

Mr. Romulo T. de Leon III 7210404; 725-6363

Fil-Choice Food Industries, Inc.

Bldg 4, Santos Industrial Compound, # 60 Leono Street, Tanong, Malabon City

Title / Description Of Technologies Transferred

Period of Engagement START

END

Acquisition of Wax Injection machine

Oct 2004

Jul 2007

Ms. Teresa Along 283-3108 Fax: 2813565 0920-921-8241

Upgrading of Production Equipment in manufacturing of Sweet Fruit Preserves (Acquisition of Boiler, Steam jacketed kettle, Steam Retort; Training on GMP, Shelf Life Studies and HACCP)

Nov 2005

May 2009

#5 Rosal St., Merville Tanza, Navotas MM

Ms. Elizabeth Toscano 281-5848 TelFax:283-6167 0919-622-4550

Improvement of the Production Efficiency & Packaging System (acquisition of Vacuum Packing Machine Sealer, Oven, Electric Convection, Dryer/Dehydrator; Training on GMP, HACCP and Packaging & Labeling)

Dec 2005

Jun 2009

MOTZ Food Products

Muntinlupa City

Ms. Charlotte Caliwara 837-0688 Fax: 837-0689 0919-469-3253

Upgrading of current manual operation (acquisition of Automatic Band Sealer, Ribbon Mixer, Shrink Packaging Machine, Kettle with Scrapper Type Mixer; Training on GMP)

Dec 2005

Jun 2009

ERRL Marketing

# 102 Pasco Avenue, Santolan, Pasig City

Mr. Eugene Young Telefax:916-3312 0917-743-6633 0917-858-4484

Increasing of production through Equipment Upgrading & Technology Intervention

Jun 2005

Dec 2008

#23 Fesan Court Talon 2, Las PiĂąas City

Mr. Fenando Esguerra 872-3065 Fax: 872-7659

Upgrading of Production Equipment to Improve the Quality of its Calamansi Juice Concentrate (acquisition of Volumetric Machine, Positive Displacement, Steam Jacketed kettle; Seminar Workshop on GMP with Microbiology, Productivity Improvement Seminar)

Dec 2004

Apr 2008

2533 Madre Perla St., San Andres Bukid, MM

Ms. Gianina Suarez 563-8066; 563-6255 Fax: 561-5644

Expansion & Modernization of the Central Kitchen (acquisition of Cooking Vat, Stainless Steel water/steam bath, Mechanical Slicer, Oven, pH meter; CP Assessment, Training on GMP, Proper Use of Food Additives; Awareness on Productivity Improvement

Dec 2004

Apr 2008

106 P. Burgos St., Sto Nino, Marikina City

Mr. Orlando Tiongson 947-0059 0917-792-4307

Acquisition of Fine Splitting Machine for rattan

Nov 2004

Apr 2008

Toscano Soriano Trading

Mapagmahal Foods

The Merry Cooks, Inc.

Sistina Rattan Craft

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Beneficiary Registered Name of Enterprise

Address of Enterprise

Contact Information

Marventure Corp.

#42 Sanciangco St., Tonsuya, Malabon City

Ms. Janice Buenaventura 288-2994 Fax: 447-6865 0917-326-8934

Acquisition of Production Equipment to improve and standardize the process of ice tea making (Hydraulic Fruit Juice Extractor, Tea Extractor, Steamjacketed Kettle, Boiler, Vibrating Screen, Bottle Washing Machine and Water treatment equipment; Seminars and Trainings on GMP, HACCP, Packaging & labeling and Shelf-Life Studies)

VL Advanced Technology, Inc.

L3, B 24 Santan St., Dona Rosario, Bayview Subd., Sucat, Muntinlupa

Mr. Ver dela Cruz 838-0588

Upgrading of Machining Capability through acquisition of CNC Milling Machine

Impex Industrial Compound, Pamplona, Las Pinas City

Mr. Virgilio Canga, Jr. 872-0261 Fax: 872-1563

4365 L. Bernardino St., Gen T, de Leon, Valenzuela City

Ms. Marisa Demin Telfax: 293-3736 0919-858-1611

Concepts Trading Corporation

Marissa’s Food

DOST-NCR Approved Projects under

SET-UP for CY2006 For CY 2006, 9 companies were screened by DOST-NCR Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC) members and endorsed to SETUP for proper confirmation. Of these, five (5) companies were granted direct technical assistance. Two (2) firms belong to the food manufacturing sector, one (1) from the metals and engineering sector , one (1) from the furniture sector and one (1) from the gifts sector. The types of assistance provided to the companies are shown in the Table II.

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Title / Description Of Technologies Transferred

Upgrading of Manufacturing Capability through the acquisition of selected machines for producing carpets (Layer Rope Making Machine, Twisting Machine; Awareness on 5S and CPT Acquisition of production equipment to standardize the process foods (acquisition of Vegetable Preparation Machine, Hydraulic Shop Press, Training on GMP and Packaging & Labeling)

Period of Engagement START

END

Aug 2005

Feb 2009

Aug 2005

Feb 2009

Jan 2006

Jun 2009

Jan 2006

Jun 2009

The Furniture Sector … Breaking into the export market Danilyn’s was coined from Dante &Lynda, the husband and wife team who registered the company as sole proprietorship and started as a small house business engaged in making curtains and soft furnishings. Over the years, the younger siblings of Lynda, Jovy & Mauro, joined the company until it was incorporated in 1998 to include Dante & Lynda, Jovy & her husband and Mauro as incorporators. Danilyn’s has since grown from a five-employee company to a company employing 30 people, making house and car upholstery, furniture, curtains and blinds, wallpapers and even providing interior decorating services.


The company caters to the domestic market and its clients list steadily grew from 1991 to 2004. Some of Danilyn’s customers include the Coconut Palace, the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, the Oakwood Hotel, the Discovery Suites and other well-known designers and design firms in the country. The company’s product line suffered a brief setback in 2005 with the influx of cheap foreign products,

The Food Sector … making healthy & safe street food The Filipinos’ fondness for street food is a well known fact. Famous Filipino street food include isaw, balut, fishballs, squid balls, kikiam and many others, with fish / squid balls and kikiam topping the list of best-loved street food in the country. Frabelle Market Corporation (FMC), established in 1997, is involved in the procurement, processing, packaging and distribution of various types of marine products for the retail and institutional markets. The company introduced its “Ocean Fresh Premium Frozen Seafood” line in its pilot year.

particularly those from China. This experience made the Danilyn’s management team to realize the need to upgrade their equipment and skills of their workforce if they wanted to arrest the decline in sales, stay competitive and tap the foreign market. With these needs identified, Danilyn’s sought assistance from DOST-NCR under SETUP. A DOST team of experts ascertained that the acquisition of several wood working machines would greatly improve the production efficiency, thereby lowering production cost and also lower the health risks faced by the workers from dust and solvent vapors generated during operation. In addition, the FPRDI experts provided the appropriate specifications for the specific wood working machines. Through SET-UP, Danilyn’s Enterprise Incorporated was able to acquire the following: a double bag dust collector, table saw with sliding table, scoring saw, surface planer/jointer, radial arm saw, compound miter saw, compressor, iwata spray gun, wet type finishing spray booth, electric chain hoist, orbital sander and pin nailer. The company was also subjected to Cleaner Production (CP) Assessment on November 9, 2006 by DOST-NCR trained CP Assessors and ITDI experts to identify waste sources of the company. They recommended CP options to reduce the waste and improve the

Its BFAD-approved hygienic processing plant utilizes high quality mechanical and electrical cutting, freezing and packaging equipment. Because of this seal of approval from the Bureau of Food and Drugs, FMC’s frozen seafood line gained instant acceptance from discriminating clients including five-star hotels and fine dining restaurants. In December 2001, with the need for continuous product improvement and diversification, FMC ventured to production of squid and kikiam balls under the brand Seaglow. Fish ball, chicken ball and orlian became the newest additions to their product line FMC products are sold in leading supermarkets in the country such as SM, Robinsons and Shopwise, and are distributed by Purefoods, CDO and Mekeni. The company, to date, hs already captured 30% of the share on wet markets in NCR.

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Inspired by its initial success, FMC sought to increase the target market by 100% and its wet market share to 80%. This meant doubling production. Thus FMC came to DOST, through DOST-NCR, for technical assistance under the SET-UP program. DOST experts determined that the installation of an automated cooking/ cooling conveyor would be the best option to increase production and efficiency of the company. DOST further assisted FMC in formulating the plant lay-out to conform to Good Manufacturing Practice standards aside from conducting seminars on Packaging and Labeling, Safe Usage of Food Additives and HACCP for the company’s employees.

gold accessories and fine jewelry for famous branded fashion houses. SGI’s handcrafted and semi-automated fashion accessories make up parts of chains, brooches, cufflinks, as well as rings, earrings, display items and personal gift items. True to SGI’s dedication to quality, the company employs a system of skills grading and upgrading for its employees. Given the keen competition and the company’s desire to further increase its market base, the company also invests on automation without sacrificing quality. SGI targets the higher-end consumer markets in the US and is now slowly making a niche in the western European markets through aggressive marketing efforts such as exposures in international trade fairs. With the increasing customers’ confidence for SGI’s products, the company is now looking to double its sales volume in a few years time.

The Metal Sector … Accessories… Accessorize… The word accessorizing is often exclusively associated with lifestyle and fashion. Accessorizing is usually done with bags, belts, shoes, dresses, shirts. As fashion and lifestyle continuously evolve and reinvent itself into new trends, accessories continuously enjoy the limelight. Sterling Gifts Incorporated (SGI) originally manufactured, marketed and sold gift items made of various materials like natural and synthetic fiber, wood, paper, metal, leather and precious stones. Under the leadership of Mrs. Maria Luisa D. Unson, the company has expanded to manufacturing of high quality sterling silver and

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The increased sales projection, along with the demand from newly acquired clients, prompted SGI to reevaluate its current process and equipment, and decided that acquiring the following: Inducto-vacuum casting Machine, and the Disc Finishing Machine would massively improve the company’s manufacturing capability and productivity. Through DOST’s SET-UP program, The Inducto-Vac Casting Machine was acquired by SGI. The Inducto vac casting machine speeds up the casting process since it has an automatic power control system which eliminates manual start-up sequences. The machine also provides enhanced casting accuracy of even the most sensitive alloys as the vacuum exerts uniform


force in all directions ensuring effective evacuation of gases and perfect filling. In addition, the machine has a bottom pour crucible which ensures that impurities remain on the surface of molten metal, thus resulting in high quality products. Through SET-UP, SGI also expects to acquire the Disc Finishing Machine which gives jewelry a high quality surface finish during the deburring and polishing process. With these equipment on board, SGI projects a 30-40% increase in productivity, a zero percentage rejection rate from a historical figure of 5-10%, a 15% decrease in processing time and a 50% decrease in overhead cost.

… Weighing the scales The name Fuji refers, not only to the majestic mountain of Japan, but also to the brand of weighing scale produced by First Philippine Scales, Incorporated. First Philippine Scales, Incorporated started in 1968 as a trading firm engaged in the importation of weighing scales from Taiwan, Japan and the US. Recognizing the need for continuous growth and innovation, Mr. Charlie Policarpio, founder and proprietor, decided to shift the business from trading to production in 1975. The Fuji brand has since been synonymous with quality. The company now has a 60% market share for weighing scales in Metro Manila and in other cities and municipalities in the country. First Philippine Scales is considered the pioneer

in the manufacturing of dial-type weighing scales in the country. However, frequent in-process production delays caused by discrepancy in production capability of cutting process of primary spare parts against the requirement for these parts based on the demand for finished product, led to a drop in sales performance. To address this particular concern, the company sought the assistance of DOST through SETUP. Under the program, DOST experts validated the initial assessment of the owners that the root problem lies in the capacity of the cutting process for primary spare parts. The problem is further exacerbated when one of the two cutting equipment becomes defective, thus forcing the company to subcontract, particularly the bigger steel sheets and other parts with large dimensions. Through DOST-NCR’s CP assessment for the company and SET-UP aid in acquisition of vital machineries, the company’s problem with the cutting process for primary spare parts was successfully addressed.

Table II. 2006 Approved SETUP Projects Beneficiary Registered Name of Enterprise

Danilyn’s Enterprises

Address of Enterprise

B7 L19, Gladiola St., TS Crus Subdivision, Almansa Dos, Las Pinas City

Contact Information

Mar F. Cortez 850-4638 to 39

Title / Description Of Technologies Transferred

Improvement of current operation (acquisition of double bag dust collector, table saw with sliding table, scoring saw, surface planer/jointer, radial arm saw, compound miter saw, compressor, iwata spray gun, wet type finishing spray booth, electric chain hoist, orbital sander & pin nailer)

Period of Engagement START

END

Nov 2006

May 2010

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Beneficiary Name of Enterprise

Address of Enterprise

Frabelle Corporation

1051 Northbay Boulevard, Navotas, Metro Manila

Sterling Gifts, Incorporated

3640 P. Sanches St., Santa Mesa, Metro Manila

Sunlight Foods Corporation

Blk 4, Lot 8 Tanguile St., La Colina Parang, Marikina City

First Philippine Scales, Incorporated

33 Araneta Ave. Potrero, Malabon City

Other

Title / Description Of Technologies Transferred

Contact Information

Period of Engagement START

END

Increasing productivity & efficiency in manufacturing of fish balls & squid balls (acquisition of automated cooking/cooling conveyor; seminars on Packaging and Labeling, Safe Usage of Food Additives, HACCP; and Plant Lay-out assistance to conform to GMP)

Dec 2006

Jul 2010

Ma. Luisa D. Unson 713-9572 to 73

Upgrading of manufacturing capability to Improve productivity (acquisition of Disc-finishing machine and Inducto-Vac casting machine)

Dec 2006

Jul 2010

Crispin R. Muyrong Jr. 943-2584; 941-3505

Upgrading of capability & equipment for expansion (acquisition of Vertical retort, SS Colloid mill, Double Chamber Vacuum Sealer and water Chiller)

Dec 2006

Jul 2010

Mr. Charlie Policarpio 361-1846; 3619602

Improving production efficiency of weighing scale manufacturing (acquisition of metal working machine; inclusion to MPEX and ISO certification assistance)

Dec 2006

Jul 2010

Cecille Silvestre 283-6879 to 80

Technology Transfer Services

For 2006, DOST-NCR continued to coordinate other technology transfer activities. The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) gave one unit of Handloom Weaving Machine to the Makati Livelihood & Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative (MALIMPCO). The members of the Cooperative underwent training on household accessories making, using the handloom weaving technology. The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), Local Government Unit of Makati and TESDA also participated in this project. Table III. Other Technology Transfer Projects

Beneficiary

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Title / Description Of Technologies Transferred

Registered Name of Enterprise

Address of Enterprise

Contact Information

Makati Livelihood Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative (MALIMPCO)

185 K, 27th Ave., East Rembo, Makati City

Gregoria V. Isidro

Training on Making House-Hold Accessories Using Handloom Weaving Technology (provision of Handloom Weaving Machine)

Local Government of Muntinlupa

Muntinlupa City

Hon Jaime R. Fresnedi City Mayor

Bioreactor Project (transfer & adoption of technical know-how on handling of highly organic palengke wastes using ITDI developed Bioreactor)


Bioreactor Project With the passing of various environmental laws, the increased volume of waste generated, and the continuing waste disposal problems, the DOST-NCR answered the call to develop a strong linkage between local government units of NCR and various DOST agencies to help address environmental problems. This led to a collaboration among DOST-NCR, DOST-ITDI and the local government of Muntinlupa for the transfer and adoption of technical know-how on the handling of highly organic “palengke wastes.” DOST-ITDI has developed the technology for accelerated composting of solid wastes inclusive of the bioreactor design and use of microbial inoculants. This innovation boasts zero leachate discharge, zero emission of toxic compounds, and acceptable odor emission at low energy consumption in turning the organic wastes to

organic composts useful for soil conditioning. Encouraged by these advantages, the local government of Muntinlupa, in coordination with DOST units, decided to invest on a pilot operation of the Bioreactor technology at the Alabang Public market. The pilot operation also complies to RA 9003 or the Solid Wastes Act of 2003. With the pilot plant’s success, the local government of Muntinlupa City decided to adopt the Bioreactor technology and have a higher capacity bioreactor installed. DOST’s ITDI will assist in the fabrication of the 1-tonner bioreactor unit, while the local government of Muntinlupa will shoulder the cost of infrastructure needed, with DOST-NCR coordinating the project. The higher capacity bioreactor in Muntinlupa is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2007.

Technology Incubation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM): AERONOX: A Step Towards Cleaner Air In 2006, DOST-NCR received a project proposal from ECOTECH Environmental Technologies, Inc. entitled “Commercial Production of an Engine Combustion Optimizer, Fuel Saver and Pollution Control Device” for possible assistance under the TECHNICOM program of DOST. The project aims to manufacture in commercial volume a device invented by Mr. Eraño Evangelista of Las Piñas City which claims to improve engine combustion and performance, enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emission of harmful gases from cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, heavy equipment, ships and stationary power generators using gasoline, diesel, LPG or ethanol as fuel. ECOTECH’s device, called Aero-Nox, consists of a reactor and a ring assembly. The reactor is the main device that is placed either in the vehicles engine or cabin while the ring assembly is placed in between the air intake and the intake manifold

of the engine. According to Mr. Evangelista, the device works by producing “mini electrical storm” that transforms nitrogen and oxygen present in the air into nitrous oxide (N2O) that serves as a fuel additive in an internal combustion engine. After an initial evaluation of the project proposal, DOST-NCR endorsed the proposal to the Office of Undersecretary Graciano P. Yumul, TECHNICOM program manager, in turn forwarded the proposal to the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD). The proposal was referred back to DOST-NCR since the DOST’s vehicle testing facility in Diliman is yet to be completed. Despite the setback, DOST-NCR is not giving up on ECOTECH. The office is finding ways on how to assist the said company in valiudating its claim. Who knows, Aeronox could be the real thing.

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Consultancy

DOST-NCR clients learned about DOST programs and services through seminars / workshops conducted by the office and through massive information campaigns. Inquiries regarding the various programs available are received through telephone calls or visits to the DOSTNCR office. During the consultation, the companies are given the basic and necessary information about specific programs, including SET-UP, its requirements and the proposal format. When the proponent exhibits interest in availing of the programs, the DOST-NCR cluster managers, together with the experts from the Research Development Institutes (RDIs) and Regional Technology Evaluation Committee (RTEC) members visit the company’s production plant. In 2006, 58 technical experts from the Integrated Technology Development Institute (ITDI), Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) and Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC) were deployed to 26 SMEs to provide consultancy services and conduct technology needs assessment surveys prior to availing of SET-UP or other DOST assistance. During the visits, the experts and the DOST-NCR technical staff assessed and validated the technology requirements of each company.

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Cleaner Production Technology What is Cleaner Production [CP] Assessment Cleaner Production Assessment is a consultancy program involving the identification of waste sources & its causes, and putting forward the appropriate CP options for a manufacturing enterprise. These CP options are opportunities that will help the facility reduce wastes, thus increasing productivity.

Development of CP Projects in NCR In partnership with the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) of Japan and the Integrated Program on Cleaner Production Technologies (IPCT) of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), DOSTNCR implemented the project entitled “Capacity Building of Regional Capabilities on Cleaner Production and Energy Efficiency” which promote sustainable development and aims to strengthen the competitiveness of industries in NCR, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), through the adoption of cleaner production technologies (CPT). Part of the project’s activities for NCR is the conduct of a CP Assessor’s training and CP Assessment of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

CP Assessment Training for DOSTNCR assessors

CP assessment is an integral component of a CP program that may eventually serve as the foundation for the establishment of an environmental management system within a facility. It is a procedure used to examine industries, production processes, raw materials as well as products, in order to evaluate environmental improvements that could be made, and estimate their costs.

DOST-NCR, in collaboration with ITDI-IPCT and ICETT, spearheaded the Cleaner Production (CP) Assessment Training which was held last August 22-25, 2006. Said training was conducted by IPCT experts and was participated in by 12 on-call specialists from SMEs, LGUs, financial institutions and DOST agencies. The CP assessment training included lectures on the concepts and techniques in conducting cleaner production facility assessments. To reinforce these concepts, mock CP assessments were performed in actual SME settings to equip SME owners and operators and CP assessors with the knowledge, skills, techniques and attitude required in the

The program hopes to attain the following objectives at the level of the client companies:

● Reduction of raw materials consumption and costs, ● Improvement of process efficiency and product quality, ● Reduction of waste quantities, ● Reduction of waste treatment costs, ● Improvement of working conditions, ● Decrease in pollution generation.

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implementation of a cleaner production program. Initially, certified CP assessors and the training participants initiated the conduct of Cleaner Production Assessment of two food companies in NCR, namely Hi-Las Marketing Corporation in FTI Complex, Taguig City and The Merry Cooks, Inc, located in San Andres Bukid, Manila. The assessments were held last August 24-25 and September 7-8, 2006, respectively.

TMCI’s CP Experience Recent years saw the rise in popularity of gourmet food and beverages. For most of us who cannot always afford to eat in posh restaurants and bars, we can prepare gourmet food & beverages ourselves in the convenience of our own homes using Merry Cooks, Inc.’s (TMCI) Italian sauces and condiments.

assessment conducted by the DOST CP team and Japanese experts from ICETT focused on the company’s tomato garlic dip (TGD) as it comprised 60% of the company’s total production. The team’s major findings were that there was a high fuel consumption rate and that there was a need to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices, and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points. Good manufacturing practices and minor options that were suggested and implemented included the following: changing the burner to one with a more efficient design, regular cleaning of stoves, and replacing of the broken window glass panel with glass and screen for improved vermin control and reduction of rejection. In addition, TMCI also requested for an in-house Good Manufacturing Practice training to efficiently emphasize GMP’s importance to production efficiency to the company’s workforce. To show her appreciation for the services extended by the various DOST units, Ms. Gianina Suarez, TMCI’s proprietor, appeared on TV with DOST-NCR’s Director, Dr. Tess Fortuna, to promote various DOST programs and technologies that are available for small and medium scale industries.

Learning about the programs and services available in DOST for small and medium scale industries, TMCI availed of DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading program in 2004. A seed fund of PhP 530,000 was provided by SET-UP to improve the company’s product quality and productivity through the acquisition of mechanical slicer / robot coupe, gas fired oven, cooking vat, stainless steel steam bath for bottled products and a pH meter. With the new equipment on board, the company increased its productivity by 300% and has expanded its market outlets. Given this success, TMCI readily availed of ITDIIPCT’s CP Assessment program, which was extended to them by DOST-NCR, to further enhance production efficiency. The CP

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Hi-Las’ CP Experience The Philippine mango is known all over the world for its deliciously sweet taste. As such mangoes remain one of the top fruit exports of the country. Hi-las Marketing Corporation is engaged in exporting fresh and processed mangoes. The company’s product line include dried mangoes,


frozen mango halves, frozen mango dice, frozen mango puree and bottled sweetened mango puree. The Company exports to the United States, Japan, England, Canada, Hongkong and the Middle East. Hi-las started operating its facility at the FTI Complex, Taguig City, in 1982 and currently has 400 contractual and regular employees. The company has always recognized the dedication and capability of the Department of Science and Technology in assisting small and medium scale industries. this step, there was further reduction, this time in diesel consumption, by 16% or a savings of PhP 347,700 per year. Mr. Benjamin Quitasol, the VP for Operations of the company testifies that:

Hi-las Marketing Corporation has previously sought the help of DOST for technical assistance. Recognizing the need for continuous improvement, the company again availed of the Cleaner Production Assessment program being offered by DOST to help them itemize materials that need to be addressed to improve the company’s profitability through the use of cleaner technologies. The CP team identified the dried mango processing as the area which most needed and which would most benefit, from production efficiency improvement. The team focused on increasing the production yield and reducing the diesel consumption for steam generation. Unoptimized production yield was traced to differing thickness of mango slices due to unstandardized slicing procedures. Upon standardization of slicing procedures, a .5% increase in product yield was realized. This productivity improvement translated to an estimated savings of PhP 213,900 per year. In addition, re-drying of thicker slices was also reduced, thereby reducing fuel consumption as well. To address high diesel consumption, the CP team suggested replacing the leaking steam valves and insulating the steam pipelines. With

Technical

“Cleaner Production Assessment has helped improve the efficiency of our operations through reduction in fuel consumption and optimization of raw material utilization. With the success we saw in the implementation of the recommendations of the CP team, we are planning to replicate the practices implemented in our expansion of the food processing plant. CP principles ought to also be implemented in other industries so that they can also realize increased productivity just like we have.”

Cleaner Production for SET-UP Beneficiaries As a result of the successful implementation of the Cleaner Production Technology Project of DOST-NCR, ITDI-IPCT and ICETT, another project transpired among DOST-NCR, SET-UP and ITDI-IPCT entitled “Cleaner Production (CP) Assessment of Companies under Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program”. The project aims to assist micro small and medium enterprises in NCR, particularly SETUP beneficiaries, to improve productivity & global competitiveness, and comply with environmental standards through the adoption of CP practices and technologies. In a related activity, a cleaner production awareness seminar was conducted last Oct 17, 2006. The said seminar was participated in by 12 SMEs, with Engr. Rey Esguerra of ITDI-IPCT as the resource speaker. Among the participants, 9 companies listed in Table IV were subjected to CP assessment under the SETUP program.

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Table VI. Beneficiaries of Cleaner Production Technology Beneficiary

Title of Consultancy / Services Rendered

Inclusive Dates of Engagement

CPT Assessment

Aug. 24-25 & Sep. 12 2006

Name of Enterprise / Organization

Address

Name / Tel. No. / E-mail of contact person

Hi-Las Marketing Corporation

KKK Processing Plant FTI Complex, Taguig City

Tel. 8384941; 8384942 hilasmc@info.com.ph

The Merry Cooks, Inc.

2533 Madre Perla St., San Andres Bukid, Manila

Ms. Gianina Suarez 563-8066; 563-6255 Fax: 561-5644

CPT Assessment

Sep. 7-8 & Sep. 13 2006

First Phil. Scales

33 Araneta Avenue, Potrero, Malabon City

Mr. Charlie Policarpio 361-1846; 3619602; 3611331; 361

CPT Assessment

Oct. 30 2006

Toscano-Soriano

No. 5 Rosal St., Merville, Tanza, Navotas, MM

Ms. Elizabeth Toscano 281-5848 TelFax: 283-6167

CPT Assessment

Oct. 302006

Concept Trading

Impex Industrial Cmpd., Pamplona, Las Piñas City

Mr. Virgilio Canga, Jr. 872-0261 Fax: 872-1563

CPT Assessment

Nov. 7 2006

Cybertech

B27, L20 Chessa St., Golden Acres Subd., Talon 5, Las Piñas City

Tel. No. 805-6540

CPT Assessment

Nov. 8 2006

Fruits of Life

No. 8 Sto. Niño St., SDFM, Quezon City

Tel. No. 372-5908

CPT Assessment

Nov. 9 2006

Danilyn’s Enterprises

Block 7, Lot 19, Gadiola St., T.S. Cruz Subd., Almanza, Las Piñas City

Mar F. Cortez 850-4638 to 39

CPT Assessment

Nov. 9 2006

Frabelle

1051 Northbay Blvd., Navotas, Metro Manila

Cecille Silvestre 283-6879 to 80

CPT Assessment

Nov. 10 2006

Algar Industries

Pasig City

Al G. Arriesgado 637-7344

CPT Assessment

Nov. 10 2006

HDM Technologies

26 Argentina St., Better Living Subd., Parañaque City

CPT Assessment

Nov 14, 2006

Mr. Hector Malonzo 823-0758; 776-4077 Fax: 822-6525

Table V. International Linkage Beneficiary Name of Institution / Country

Name / E-mail / position of contact person

International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT), Japan

Hide Mashita Hide2006@icett.or.jp

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Nature / Description of Scientific Linkage

Cleaner Production & Clean Technologies Project

Date of Engagement Start

End

May 2006

Mar 2007


Trainings,Seminars & Workshops Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of our economy and are catalysts for economic development. However, majority of these enterprises lack technical know-how and resources to keep track, analyze and introduce innovative changes into business processes, update technologies, systematically increase skills of management and personnel, identify new trends and customer requirements in time, adapt the infrastructure, run continuous improvement in quality and efficiency of production and addressing competitiveness and globalization issues in a timely way. Thus, DOST-NCR views training programs, not only as parts but as fundamental aspects of its technology transfer program. Put another way, DOST-NCR aims to promote and provide technical services and technical know-how to micro, small and medium enterprises through its trainings. The training programs are designed to enhance the micro enterprise sector’s operational efficiency, to boost productivity and competitiveness, as well as to serve as starting point to link industry groups to technology generators so they can avail of technical services available in the research institutes. Such services include technology business incubator (TBI), testing analysis, consultancy services, packaging designs and nutritional labeling.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Seminar at Polytechnic College, Marikina City

In collaboration with ITDI, MIRDC, FPRDI, FNRI, PTRI, PHIVOLCS and other government agencies and private associations, DOST-NCR provided 23 technical trainings / seminars and 3 technology fora / clinics, which benefited a total of 1,447 participants and 522 firms in 2006 alone.

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Table VI. Trainings / Seminars Conducted

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Title of Training

Training Venue / Location

No. of Participants

Inclusive Dates Conducted

Cooperating Agency

Introduction to Shelf Life Studies of Food Products

DOST Executive Lounge

26

Mar 21-22 2006

ITDI-NPRDC

Safe and Proper Use of Food Additives

STII Mini Theater

27

May 16-17 2006

ITDI-NPRDC

Seminar on the Proper Use and Handling of Chemicals

St. Andrew's School Parish Hall, Paranaque City

67

Jun 5 2006

ITDIEnvironmental Division

Seminar on Good Manufacturing Practices for LGU-QC Sikap Buhay members

Q.C. Bulwagan Hall

165

May 9 2006

ITDI, FNRI

Alabang JRF Cooperative GMP Awareness Seminar

Pansol, Laguna

65

Mar 23 2006

ITDI-RTUD

Dimensional Metrology I- Basic Measurements

MIRDC Lecture Hall

12

Jun 19 & Jul 16 2006

MIRDC

Seminar on Disaster Mitigation: Understanding Earthquake and Tsunamis

OLOPS, Marikina

14

Jul 27 2006

PHIVOLCS

Seminar on GMP-HACCP

DOST Conference Room

12

Jul 27 2006

PAFT, Inc.

Seminar on Dyeing of Indigenous Fibers for JRF Cooperative

Muntinlupa City

25

Jul 27 2006

Seminar on Packaging and Labeling

Market! Market!

50

Jul 20 2006

Seminar on Dehydration and Drying Technologies for Fish, Fruits, and Vegetables

Market! Market!

50

Jul 20 2006

Seminar on Technopreneurship

Market! Market!

50

Jul 20 2006

Dimensional Metrology II

MIRDC Lecture Hall

13

Aug 3, 10 & 17 2006

MIRDC

Dimensional Metrology III

MIRDC Lecture Hall

13

Sep 21 & Oct 5 2006

MIRDC

CP Awareness Seminar

DOST Conference Room

12

Oct 17 2006

ITDI-IPCT

PTRI ITDI-PRDC

ITDI OASEC for Tech Transfer


Title of Training

Training Venue / Location

No. of Participants

Inclusive Dates Conducted

Cooperating Agency

ISO Awareness Seminar

DOST Conference Room

19

Oct 19 2006

MIRDC, OBS

Awareness Seminar on GMP for Sikap Buhay of LGU-QC

Q.C. Hall

65

Oct 19 2006

DOST-IV

Seminar-Workshop on Packaging and Labeling of Food and Non-Food Products

Mega Mall

30

Oct 2 2006

ITDI-PRDC

Seminar-Workshop on Packaging and Labeling of Food and Non-Food Products

DOST Executive Lounge

22

Nov 8-9 2006

ITDI-PRDC

Seminar on How to Manage Laboratory Chemicals and Hazardous Wastes

RELC, Marikina City

61

Skills Training on Shielded Metal Arc Welding

MPC, Marikina City

13

Q.C. Hall

30

TESA

24

Seminar on Packaging and Labeling Productivity Improvement Through 5S Practice Total Number of Participants

Nov 10 2006

ITDI

Nov 21-24 2006

MIRDC, JBP

Nov 30 2006

DOST-NCR

Nov 30 2006

MIRDC, JBP

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Table VII. Technology Forum / Clinics Conducted Technology Clinic / Forum

Date

Place

No. of Participants

No. of Firms

Cooperating Agency

Technology Forum / Consultative Dialogue on Furniture Processing

Jan 31 2006

3M Philippines, Makati City

7

1

FPRDI

Handmade Paper Making for Kabuhayan Para sa Mga Kawal na May Kapansanan (KKK)

Jun 22 2006

Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

60

Cooperative Month of Parañaque City

Oct 16 200

Parañaque City

150

1

217

3

Total

1

FPRDI

DOST-NCR

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Seminar / Workshop on

Packaging & Labeling for Micro, Small and Medium businesses

Engr. Rosalie B. Battung delivers a lecture on packaging and labeling for Task Force Sikap Buhay members.

Entrepreneurs (CSE) during their trade fair exhibit at the Megatrade Hall B, last October 26, 2006, and Task Force Sikap Buhay members of LGU, Quezon City last 30 November 2006. The lecture series centered on the developments & trends in packaging & labeling, including a discussion on basic labeling requirements of different importing countries. With the aim of educating the participants on Product Package Interaction, Types & Characteristics of Packaging Materials, Mandatory Labeling Requirements, Bar-coding, Graphic Design Considerations & Branding, among others, the DOST-NCR hosted a more thorough workshop last November 2006. The seminar included a workshop on Packaging Design and a Product Clinic / Consultation with the PRDC experts on Packaging and Labeling.

DOST-NCR, with the assistance of the Philippine Packaging Research and Development Center (PRDC) of ITDI, conducted four (4) seminars on Packaging and Labeling of Food and Non-Food Products. The said seminars were attended by 132 participants from all over Metro Manila. Last July 20, 2006, Market! Market! played host to a lecture on basic packaging and labeling during the Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMED) Week Celebration. Two other seminars catered to the members of the Center for Small

Good Manufacturing Practices

Educating micro-small entrepreneurs

Ms. Marieta Bumanglang of FNRI-DOST delivering a lecture on the importance of Food Safety during the GMP Seminar at the Quezon City Hall

DOST-NCR, together with experts from the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) and the Industrial

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Technology Development Institute (ITDI), sponsored a seminar on Current Good Manufacturing Practices for the memberbeneficiaries of the Task Force Sikap Buhay, in Quezon City. The seminar was headed by Dr. La Rainne Abad Sarmiento and was held at the Bulwagan Hall of Quezon City Hall last May 9, 2006. The seminar aimed to increase awareness on proper food handling and manufacturing practices for small food businesses such as carinderias, home-based meat processing, catering and the like. The speakers imparted the importance of food sanitation in ensuring food safety & preservation, as well as good manufacturing practices, to 165 participants, mostly women from the 1st and 3rd Districts of Quezon City.


The efforts of Task Force Sikap-Buhay paid off in October 19, 2006, with another Awareness Seminar on GMP for a different set of active members from the 2nd District of Quezon City. This was made possible through the continued support of DOST-NCR, and the technical assistance provided by experts from DOST-IV, through its Regional Director, Dr. Alex Madrigal. Another seminar on GMP was conducted by DOST-NCR and ITDI for 65 members of the Alabang JRF Cooperative in Muntinlupa City last March 23, 2006. The seminar focused on the importance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure that products are of good quality and, most importantly, safe for consumption.

Good Manufacturing Practices-

DOST-IV

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Good

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point

July 25-27, 2006 saw a seminar-workshop on GMP-HACCP conducted by DOST-NCR, Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) and the Philippine Council for Industry and

Prof. Teresita Acevedo of PAFT discusses the principle of HACCP to SMEs

Shelf Studies:

Ms. Jane Olivares of Manufacturing Practices

Energy Research and Development (PCIERD). The event was held at the DOST Conference Room, and participated in by 13 firms from the food processing sector, all of which expressed interest to apply for HACCP certification in the near future. The workshop is part of an intensive Food Safety Training Program of DOST for Micro, Small and Medium Scale entrepreneurs engaged in food processing throughout the country. The speaker, Prof. Teresita Acevedo of the Philippine Association of Food Technologists (PAFT), Inc. provided up-to-date information and guidelines for effective implementation of food safety program based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Sanitation and Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP). The course required participants to develop their own documented prerequisite programs and HACCP plan for a specific product.

Optimizing Consumer Safety and Satisfaction

Many of the SMEs today, in order to become more competitive in both the local and export markets, are interested in determining the quality of their food products. The shelf-life of a product is believed to be critical in determining both the quality and profitability of the product. In response to this concern, DOST-NCR, in collaboration with PHILFOODEX and DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), spearheaded a seminar on “Introduction to Shelf Life Studies of Food Products”.

The seminar took place last 21-22 March 2006 at the DOST Executive Lounge, with 28 participants from the food sector. The lecture delved on the following: basic principles of food preservation, the significance & techniques in shelf life testing, as well as the importance of packaging and properties of permeable & impermeable packaging materials. An overview of BFAD’s standard requirements on food shelf life and tips on optimizing products’ shelf life were also presented.

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Accurately determining the shelf life of a food product is an essential part of optimizing consumer safety and satisfaction. Shelf life testing is conducted to determine the length of time that a food product will retain its safety and quality. Shelf life varies according to packaging type and method, and storage conditions. Temperature, humidity and exposure to light are also crucial factors.

Why Test the Shelf Life of a Product?

DOST-ITDI provides services on shelf life testing, which include assessing the physical, chemical, microbiological and sensory attributes of the product.

● To achieve cost savings by preventing product recalls and excessive wastes, Safe & Proper Use of

To select optimum packaging and/or storage conditions for a product,

To identify relatively unstable raw materials which may limit final product shelf life,

To identify potential spoilage, safety or degradation problems during the preliminary stages of product development, and

● To establish optimum storage conditions for costly or perishable raw materials

Food Additives

Although salt, baking soda, vanilla and yeast are commonly used in foods today, many people tend to think of any additive added to food as complex chemical compounds. Additives are used in food for five main reasons:

To maintain product consistency (e.g. emulsifiers, stabilizers and thickeners and anti-caking agents);

To improve or maintain nutritional value (e.g. vitamins and minerals),

● To maintain palatability and wholesomeness (e.g. preservatives like antioxidants), ● To provide leavening or control acidity / alkalinity (e.g. leavening agents), and ●

To enhance flavor or impart desired color (e.g. spices and natural and synthetic flavors)

The DOST-NCR, in collaboration with ITDI, conducted a seminar which aims to provide

helpful background information about food additives, why they are used in foods, and how regulations govern their safe use in the food supply. Thirty-nine selected members of the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Association (PHILFOODEX) in the● To select optimum packaging and/or storage conditions for a product,

To identify relatively unstable raw materials which may limit final product shelf life,

To identify potential spoilage, safety or degradation

Deleterious Chemicals Proper Use & Handling In response to the recent incident of mercury poisoning at St. Andrew's School in Parañaque City, DOST-NCR, together with DOST-ITDI, organized an awareness seminar on the “Proper Use and Handling of Deleterious Laboratory Chemicals” for the faculty, staff and officers of St. Andrew’s School last June 5, 2006 at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall. Dr. Christopher M. Silverio and Ms. Glory Rose M. Echavia, both of DOST-ITDI Environment Division, highlighted the proper use and handling of

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laboratory / school chemicals to prevent incidents of chemical exposures, such as mercury contamination. High exposure to dangerous chemicals like mercury vapor may cause acute poisoning, skin rashes, dermatitis, mood swings, memory loss, mental disturbance and muscle weakness. Symptoms usually begin with cough, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, and upset stomach. The speakers recommended that proper guidelines be set up and implemented in the use of hazardous chemicals and laboratory safety procedures to avoid a recurrence of the incident.


Chemical Management & Laboratory Safety For Secondary Schools in NCR Following the seminar on Proper Use and Handling of Deleterious Chemicals at St Andrew's School in Parañaque City, DOST-NCR Regional Director, Dr. Fortuna, initiated a collaborative activity with the Department of Education-NCR to provide knowledge and awareness to laboratory teachers in secondary schools all over Metro Manila on how to handle toxic and hazardous substances in laboratory premises through the seminar on Chemical Management and Laboratory Safety.

The seminar was held last November 10, 2006, at the Regional Education Learning Center (RELC) in Marikina City as a mitigating measure to counter the numerous cases of chemical spill in school laboratories and prevent further incidents on chemical spillages in schools.

Dr. Christopher Silverio of DOST-ITDI delivering a lecture on the safe / proper handling of deleterious laboratory chemicals for the public school teachers of Marikina City

DOST-NCR:

Awareness Seminar on ISO 9001:2000 Standard

DOST-NCR, in collaboration with the Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), conducted a seminar entitled ‘ISO 9001:2000 Standard Awareness SeminarWorkshop’ last October 19. 2006 at the DOST Conference Room, DOST Compound, Taguig City.

The seminar aimed to educate the business sector on the ISO 9001:2000 certification and the importance of quality management system - what it is and why businesses will benefit from implementing one. The international ISO 9001:2000 is the latest version of quality management standard applicable to any manufacturing or service industry. Quality management is what organizations practice to ensure that their procedures conform to the customer's requirements. Moving away from ad hoc processes gives you an overview that makes your internal processes easier to manage, measure, and improve. It is the first step on a journey toward continual business improvement. Implementing a Quality Management System will help you enhance customer satisfaction, achieve consistency, and improve internal processes. The new standard places more emphasis on continual improvement and customer satisfaction. It applies to the processes of an organization that influence quality. The seminar envisioned local SMEs to acquire ISO Certification in the future to become globally competitive and gain international recognition.

Dr. Danilo N. Pilar of MIRDC conducting a lecture for SMEs and SETUP beneficiaries

Major clauses in the new standard:

● Quality-management System ● Management Responsibility ● Resource Management ● Product Realization ● Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

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TESA undergoes seminar on

Productivity Through 5S Practice In its desire to upgrade the quality of its products and services, employees of the Tools Exponents Services (Asia) underwent a 5S Seminar as a first step to obtaining an ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Dr. Danilo N. Pilar of MIRDC conducts the 5S trainingseminar for Tools Exponent Services (Asia) at TESA, Mandaluyong City

DOST-NCR in coordination with MIRDC conducted the training-seminar on “Productivity through 5S Practice” last November 30, 2006 at TESA in Mandaluyong City. The seminar provided detailed training in the techniques of sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain, which provided specific strategies for making sustainable improvements in the work place. It is a system which creates a workspace that allows for minimized waste. Not only do the five steps ensure that time is spent productively, it also reduces the chance of error, rework and injury, all of which are high cost activities.

Benefits of 5S in the workplace:

● Reduces lead times ● Improves quality / reduced defects ● Increases productivity

● Improves on-time delivery ● Improves safety ● Reduces waste in materials, space and time

JRF Members attend

● Reduces changeover time ● Reduces equipment downtime ● Reduces inventory & storage costs

Dyeing Course

Last July 25-27, 2006, DOST-NCR, the Philippine Textile and Research Institute (PTRI) and the Urban Assets Reform held an “Advanced Course on Dyeing of Indigenous Fiber” at the Muntinlupa City Technical Institute for 25 members of the Joint Resources for Family Program (JRF), a cooperative founded by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi. PTRI experts Ms. Charito Cauton, Ms. Thelma Sipin and Mr. Dakila Naval, gave lectures on dyeing principles and demonstrated dyeing of water lily fiber. The training aimed to improve the quality of handmade slippers made of water lily, a raw material abundant in Laguna de Bay. The cooperative planned to market the said slippers in bigger volume.

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Generated DOST-NCR supports the implementation of the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Law In response to the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) Law under Republic Act No. 9178 clamor of integrating the micro enterprises into the mainstream of the economy by granting incentives and other benefits, DOST-NCR submitted proposals entitled Cleaner Production Assessment Training and Cleaner Production Assessment of Micro Enterprises in the National Capital Region and Technical Training Programs for Micro Enterprises in NCR. The Cleaner Production Assessment Training (CPT) and Cleaner Production Assessment of Micro Enterprises in the NCR project aims to assist SMEs in the NCR to improve their productivity & global competitiveness and comply with environmental standards through the adoption of Cleaner Production (CP) practices and technologies. This project is a collaborative effort on the part of DOST-NCR and the Integrated Program on Cleaner Production Technologies (IPCT) of the ITDI. The Technical Training Programs for Micro Enterprises in the National Capital Region, on the

other hand, aims to improve the viability of micro enterprises and enhance their competitiveness locally or globally through the provision of technological innovations and training assistance. Both projects are designed to enhance the enterprise sector’s operational efficiency, boost productivity and help the companies to become globally competitive. These are linked to the technology generators so they can avail of technical services such as technology incubators, testing analysis, consultancy services, packaging design, nutritional labeling and other assistance. In order to address environmental issues, the entrepreneurs are also encouraged to comply with environmental standards. The projects, which are being proposed for implementation in 2007 received positive recommendation from the Technical Working Group of SMED Council, the body overseeing / managing funds under BMBE. Presently, DOST-NCR assists BMBE members through the conduct of technical trainings and is addressing their technical concerns.

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DOST

Test analysis & Calibration system

The Department of Science and Technology, in collaboration with DOST’s Research and Development Institutes and Regional Offices, conceptualized an integrated information system that can greatly improve its frontline services to its clients. TACIS is an integrated system which is accessible via internet. It aims to serve people through its interactive services (e.g. DOST’s testing, analyses and calibration services) in a 24/7 basis. Furthermore, the said web portal unifies all DOST subordinate agencies and regional offices which addresses not only the customer support concerns, but laboratory management concerns as well. The DOST Technical Working Group (TWG), through the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), formed the TACIS Team to specifically handle the project. The team is further subdivided into four main groups: Project Management, Infrastructure, Development and Quality Assurance. To enhance the operational capability of DOST's test and calibration services, the team came up

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with item that consists of three major components: the TACIS Portal, TACIS Lab and TACIS Monitoring. The Portal shall provide the interactive services to the clients. The Lab is a secured system accessible only by the authorized agency/RO personnel’s that handles all service monitoring and administration. The Monitoring is a secured application for TACIS officials that automates all transaction and financial reports and is 24/7 ready for viewing. With its approved budget of PhP 49,061 million from the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the DOSTNCR office was given an operational budget (MOOE) of One Hundred Seventy Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Two Pesos (PhP 178,862) aside from two desktop computers, one printer, and one digital camera to be used for the operation of the project. DOST-NCR, despite having no laboratory facilities of their own, is envisioned to be another source of information regarding DOST-RDIs laboratories.


Information & Multi-Media In 2006, DOST-NCR Regional Director, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna guested in different radio and television programs to speak on the following topics: Science and Technology, available technologies for adoption and / or commercialization, technical assistance that entrepreneurs can avail of , ideas on what business to undertake, improvement of current business operation, trainings conducted by the office to assist Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and other programs and services that the regional office is offering in conjunction with the different institutes and agencies under the DOST umbrella. DOST-NCR promotional activities cover TV, radio & print. As such, DOST activities have been covered through these various channels of information, and the available technologies, products and services offered by DOST are mainstreamed with success.

Filipino Overseas Radio To further bring DOST-NCR and Science and Technology practices closer to the Filipino people including OFW’s, Dr. Teresita Fortuna, DOST-NCR Regional Director talked about DOST’s assistance to entrepreneurs last 09 August 2006 over the international radio program “Mag Negosyo Tayo” of the Philippine Broadcasting Service. The program catered to OFW’s in the Middle East, Europe and America. Director Fortuna’s talk centered around the available DOST technologies for the balikbayan business ventures to encourage aspiring OFW entrepreneurs

At IBC 13s ‘Serbis On the Go’ On October 24, 2006, Dr. Teresita Fortuna guested on “Serbis on the Go”, an IBC 13 television show hosted by Ms. Gina dela Vega and Mr. Javiay Yambao. Dr. Fortuna was joined by Ms. Gianina Suarez, a staunch DOST technology adaptor and owner of Merry Cooks Inc. The discussion revolved around the technical assistance and services that DOST offers to SMEs through Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). Ms. Suarez shared the benefits Merry Cooks Incorporated gained from acquiring technology & interventions from DOST, and how the technology transfers & the interventions had impacted on the growth of the company.

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TVTV Station Station IBC 13

TV Program ‘Serbis on the Go’

NBN IV

‘The Morning Show-Serbisyo Muna’

Radio Radio Station Station

Radio Program

Date Oct. 24, 2006 Oct. 27, 2006

Date & Time

DWRB 104.4

‘Business Café’

Feb. 7, 8:00 A.M.

DZEM 954

‘Journey to Discovery’

May 27, 2:00 P.M

DZEM 954

‘Balita, Impormasyon at Publiko’’

Jun. 16, 2:30 P.M.

DWDD 1134

‘Gloria ng Bayan’

Jun. 21, 11:00 A.M.

DZAS 702

‘Oras ng Bayan’

Jun. 26, 8:00 A.M.

DWDD 1134

‘Kawal Patrol’

Jul. 6, 2:00 P.M.

DZRB

‘Mag Negosyo Tayo’

Aug. 9, 10:00 A.M.

DZEC

‘Imbensyon atbp.’

Oct. 21, 1:30 P.M.

Press Releases

● Manila Bulletin, Jan. 8, 2006, “DOST bares plan to pursue waste management plan for Metro Manila” ● Inquirer Libre, Jan. 10, 2006, “Balut Gourmet for the World” ● View from Metro! 1st quarter Issue ● View from Metro! 2nd quarter Issue ● View from Metro! 3rd quarter Issue ● View from Metro! 4th quarter Issue

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S&T Promotions / Speaking Engagements Director Fortuna at the 5th Philippine Food Exposition at SM Megatrade Halls DOST-NCR Regional Director Dr. Tess Fortuna disseminated information on DOST programs & services during the 5th Philippine Food Expo held last March 2629, 2006, at the SM Megatrade Hall. Director Fortuna discussed one of the flagship programs of DOST, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), and how to avail of DOST’s services.

Dr. Fortuna orients SMEs on SET-UP

DOST-NCR welcomes SME Business Counselors DOST-NCR Director, Dr. Tess Fortuna, welcomed participants to the “Training of Small Business Counselors” last 13 June 2006 at the DOST Conference Room. Dr. Fortuna presented the various DOST programs / services. Training participants were composed of 18 DTI provincial officers from regional offices and facilitators from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries (UPISSI). Discussion on industry issues followed after the presentation.

DOST-NCR at the 1st Micro Business Enterprise Congress The 1st Micro Business Enterprise Congress was held last 30 May 2006 in Quezon City, with the theme “Barangay Negosyo”. The Congress was organized by the Quezon City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QC-CCI) with support from the Quezon City LGU. Participants were informed about access to and maximum benefits and incentives of the BMBE law. Incentives of the BMBE program include tax exemption, assistance on labor concerns and financing facility, and technology transfer.

Dr. Fortuna addressing the Barangay Negosyo participants at the Quezon City Chamber of Commerce

Regional Director Fortuna spoke to more than 150 participants from different industry sectors about “BMBE’s Access to Technology Transfer”. She also gave an overview of DOST’s programs / services for MSMEs. Flyers and brochures on DOST programs were distributed during the assembly.

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Trade Fairs / Exhibits Sponsoring Agency

Date

Place

Department of Labor and Employment - Jobs and Livelihood Fair

May 1, 2006

Department of Labor and Employment –Jobs and Livelihood Fair

June 12, 2006

Department of National Defense – Jobs and Livelihood Fair

June 22, 2006

Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

DOST –NSTW

July 17-21, 2006

PTTC, Pasay City

SMEDC-SMED Week

July 19-23, 2006

Market! Market!

PUP-Economic Assistance for Entrepreneurs

August 1-3, 2006

DTI-OTOP Island

August 16-20,2006

Center for Small Entrepreneurs (CSE) – Negosyong Pinoy

Oct. 27-29,2006

Quezon City Hall

Lagoon Area, Luneta Park, Manila

PUP, Sta. Mesa SM Megatrade Hall SM Megatrade Hall

In the continuing campaign to increase public awareness about the offered science & technology programs and services of DOST agencies and institutions, DOST– NCR participated in various job, livelihood and trade fairs and exhibits. The DOST-NCR booth during the National Science and Technology Week fair last July 17-21, 2006, in PTTC in Pasay City showcased the different technologies adopted by SET-UP clients. Different products from various companies were displayed and sold to the public. Other exhibits showcased the various DOST technologies, services and programs. Posters and exhibit materials from Technology Application and Promotion Institute were also put on display to highlight DOST technologies and the Small Enterprise Upgrading Program (SETUP).

…the 2006 Regional Science & Technology Week Celebration DOST-NCR celebrated this year’s National Science and Technology Week through radio interviews of Director Fortuna in different radio stations, holding of seminar/ workshop attended by different companies from automotive and food sectors, sponsoring a forum on disaster mitigation for students in Marikina City, Quezon City and Mandaluyong City, and participating in Department of Trade and Industry’s celebration of small and medium enterprise week.

…job & livelihood fair DOST-NCR participated in a job and livelihood fair last May 1, 2006 during the Labor Day celebration. The fair was held at Quezon City Hall Covered Walk with the theme “Mabuhay Ka! Mangagawa Pilipino.” DOST-NCR presented selected exhibit materials on DOST technologies and the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). The fair also featured technologies, programs and services of the following DOST agencies: MIRDC, PTRI, PCHRD, PCIERD, PCASTRD, FNRI, FPRDI and TAPI. Brochures and flyers about technologies available in DOST were also distributed.

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… Technology Demonstration for Soldiers with disabilities at Camp Aguinaldo Together with the Forest Products Research Development Institute (FPRDI), DOST-NCR participated in a job & livelihood fair sponsored by the Department of National Defense last June 22, 2006 at the Canopy Area of the General Headquarters (GHQ), Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. A technology demonstration on handmade papermaking was presented before more than 200 families/dependents of soldiers with disabilities (SWD). Information kits, brochures, leaflets and pamphlets were distributed as well. Present during the event were President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Lt. General Datu and Lt. General Romero.

Mr. Justino Buendia of FPRDI demonstrates the procedure for handmade paper at Camp Aguinaldo GHQ

…at the PUP Entrepreneurship Month celebration DOST-NCR joined the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)-Sta. Mesa, Manila, last August 1-3, 2006, in the celebration of its Entrepreneurship Month with the theme “Go Negosyo”. The highlights of the activity were a trade fair and an exhibit of products developed by the university’s food technology and engineering students. A symposium on “Youth Empowerment and Enterprise Development” for the students was conducted in support of Engr. Allan L.R. Plete of DOST-NCR at the ‘Mabuhay Ka! the celebration as well, while DOST-NCR Manggangawang Pilipino’ fair at the Quezon City Hall Covered displayed materials and products of selected Walk mature technologies that may stir the minds and skills of many students. Engr. Allan R. Plete of DOST-NCR presented the different programs and services offered by DOST during the symposium. His lecture was aimed at encouraging students to be innovative and appreciative of completed / developed researches from the various DOST agencies.

… at the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Week Celebration DOST-NCR had the honor of representing the Department of Science and Technology in DTI’s celebration of SMED Week, with the theme “Sulong Barangay SMEs”. DTI celebrated the SMED week with a selling trade fair last July 19-23, 2006 at the Trade Hall I, of Market! Market! In Fort Bonifacio, Global City, in Taguig City. The DOST-NCR booth featured some DOST technologies and programs for SME’s particularly SET-UP and TECHNICOM. In addition to the booth, DOST also participated in training activities through lectures on Packaging and Labeling by Ms. Brenda Sinco of ITDI-PRDC, Dehydration and Drying Technologies for Fish, Fruits and Vegetables by Ms. Ma. Lourdes Montevirgen of DOST-ITDI. In addition to the technical lectures, Assistant Secretary Ma. Lourdes Orijola, OASEC for Technology Transfer, also talked about Technopreneurship.

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Linkages & …DOST-Car Assemblers Agreement on Ink In line with DOST’s initiative to promote technological innovations to SMEs, DOST-NCR in cooperation with DOST-MIRDC and the Center for Automotive Technology Corporation (CATC), inked a MOA to develop and improve productivity, product quality and competitiveness of small car assemblers – a major support service sector of big car manufacturers in the National Capital Region.

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(1 row L-R) Dr. Fortuna of DOST-NCR; Mr. Vicente Mills, Jr., CATC; Engr. Rolando Viloria, MIRDC; and Mr. Serafin Pantaleon, CATC; MR. Antonio Gimenez sign a MOA to develop and improve productivity, quality and competitiveness of small car assemblers as Sec. Alabastro(middle, in pink) looks on.

The MOA signing was held at the DOST Conference Room on 26 May 2006 and was witnessed by Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro. The agreement was signed among MIRDC Executive Director Rolando T. Viloria, CATC President Mr. Vicente T. Mills, Jr. and DOST-NCR Regional Director Teresita C. Fortuna. The project aims to provide technical assistance and develop the manpower skills of vehicle manufacturer/assemblers and parts makers through training, testing, and skills certification. It will be administered by MIRDC’s experts for members of automotive industry associations like CAMPI, TMA, MDPPA, PAA, MCPPEA and PAFI. With this project, DOST-NCR and MIRDC hopes to support the expansion of capabilities of the metals and engineering sector.

Makati City: MALIMPCO graduation rites DOST NCR participated in the graduation rites held last February 14, 2006 for members of Makati Livelihood and Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative (MALIMPCO) who underwent training on making household accessories with emphasis on utilizing Handloom Weaving Technology. MALIMPCO is a cooperative in East Rembo in Makati City, a training made possible through the support of other government agencies such as TESDA, LGU and DOLE. Engr. Allan L.R. Plete delivers an inspirational message during MALIMPCO graduation

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Engr. Allan LR. Plete of DOST NCR delivered an inspirational message during the graduation rites, while Nanay Goring, Chairperson of MALIMPCO, reiterated their gratitude for the support and assistance from DOST and other partner agencies.


NCR: the creation of an R&D Consortium… The National Capital Region is the heart of industrial activities in the country and thus playing a role in the country’s economics in a major scale. NCR is currently, and likely to remain, the top choice as an investment area, not just for its ideal geographical location, but also because the region boasts of the best infrastructure and resource capabilities. These factors are assets and need constant innovation. Innovation, in turn, relies heavily on the research and development agencies to continuously realign their direction and thrusts. The successful formulation and implementation of research and development programs requires strong organizational and network mechanism. One of the strategic management approaches is to have an institutional mechanism that will ensure cooperation and commitment among key players, thus giving direction effectively and efficiently. It is this realization that brought about the birth of the Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium (MMIERDC). The MMIERDC was conceptualized and brought to life through the efforts of Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, DOST NCR Regional Director, and Engr. Raul C. Sabularse, Deputy Director, PCIERD. DOST-NCR initiated a meeting with government agencies, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private sector associations last August 29, 2006 for the possible creation of an industry and energy R&D consortium in Metro Manila. Finally on November 22, 2006, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was forged together with partner institutions and member agencies composed of 5 government agencies, 5 private institutions, and 4 academic organizations. Member government agencies are the Department of Science and Technology-NCR (DOST-NCR), Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD), Industrial Technology and Development Institute (ITDI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources-NCR (DENR-NCR) and the Commission on Higher Education-NCR (CHED-NCR). Member private institutions are Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP), Energy Management Association of the Philippines (ENMAP), Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Philippine Association of Battery Manufacturers, Inc. (PABMA) and Philippine Food Processors and Exporter’s Organization. Meanwhile, member academic organizations are the De La Salle University (DLSU), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and University of Santo Thomas (UST). The Consortium aims to promote the adoption and utilization of R&D results; help the industry and energy research activities by sharing human expertise, machinery and financing resources; and foster interagency S&T collaboration among local government and private sectors. The consortium will have a Governing Council (headed by the Chairperson, with the heads of the agencies as members) and 2 Regional Technical Working Groups (RTWG) for the Energy and Food Sectors. The Office of the DOST-NCR Regional Director takes the lead in coordinating with the other members, with the staff of DOST-NCR acting as Secretariat for the Consortium.

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The MMIERDC shall contribute to regional development in Metro Manila by promoting and strengthening the R & D initiatives of the food and energy sectors. The Consortium has the following objectives:

● To promote efficiency in research activities through possible sharing of resources of participating schools/institutions e.g. manpower skills, equipment, facilities, or even funding support, ● To avoid duplication of efforts of common R&D activities and create opportunities for interaction among researchers in schools and the sectors concerned, ● To create a mechanism for proper coordination, programming, development, and utilization of resources for related R&D works, ● To foster interagency collaboration and the participation of local government and the private sector in industry and energy R&D activities, ● To promote the adoption and utilization of R&D output, ● To develop an industry or sector in the NCR which can be globally competitive, ● To formulate an R&D Agenda for sectors that will be identified by the consortium, and ● To generate funding source to conduct R&D activities. Governing Council Dr. Nuna E. Almanzor (Director-ITDI)

Regional Technical Working Group Director for the Food Sector Mr. Roberto Amores (President-PHILFOODEX) Regional Technical Working Group Director for the Energy Sector Mr. Roberto Sison (Senior Vice PresidentPABMA)

Consortium Director Dr. Teresita F. Fortuna (Director-DOST-NCR)

Secretariat Engr. Allan L.R. Plete Engr. Rosalie B. Battung Ms. Marian R. Bagtas (DOST-NCR Staff)

Member Agencies Clients / Industry

The first meeting of the Regional Technical Working Groups (RTWG)was held last Dec 12, 2006 to discuss the proposal for the establishment and operation of the Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium (MMIERDC). The proposal was submitted to PCIERD and was approved by the PCIERD Governing Council. A seed fund amounting to two hundred thousand pesos (PhP 200,000) was approved to help finance the operation of the consortium.

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Human & Financial Trainings attended by

DOST-NCR Staff

To enhance the capability and technical expertise of DOST NCR staff , seminars / workshops and trainings conducted by different R & D units of DOST, such as PCIERD and ITDI, other government entities such as DTI, and non-government organizations such as PHILFOODEX and JCCPI. The following personnel attended these: Seminar / Workshop / Training

Conducted By

Date

Attended By

Training on Internal Control Structure

COA, DOST

January 20, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug III

Basic Course of the APEC-IT Training

JCCIPI

January 31, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr. Rosalie B. Battung

Introduction to Shelf life Studies of Food Products

DOST-NCR, PHILFOODEX, ITDI

March 21-22, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr. Rosalie B. Battung

Capability Enhancement Program for SETUP Action Planning Workshop

DTI

April 20-21, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr. Jose B. Patalinjug III

Special Training Course for Regional Offices on DOST Rules of Disciplinary Procedure and Legal Management

DOST

April 28, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug III

Application of Water Treatment Technologies: The Japanese Experience

ITDI-APEC VC Japan

May 3, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr.

Cleaner Production Technology

ITDI-IPCT

May 8-12, 2006

Allan L.R. Plete

Seminar on Good Manufacturing Practices for LGU-QC Sikap Buhay members

ITDI-FNRI

May 9, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr. Allan L.R. Plete

Basic Training Course on Packaging Technology for Regional DOST Packaging Coordinators

SET-UP, ITDI-PRDC

June 19-23, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr. Rose B. Battung

Seminar on Disaster Mitigation: Understanding Earthquake and Tsunami

PHIVOLCS

July 27, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug III

Seminar on GMP-HACCP

PAFT Inc.

July 27, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr.

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Seminar / Workshop / Training

Conducted By

Date

Attended By

Seminar on Dyeing of Indigenous Fibers for JRI Cooperative

PTRI

July 27, 2006

Rodrigo E. Cortez

Financial Management Seminar / Workshop

DOST

August 3-5, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug

Assessors’ Training on Cleaner Production

ITDI-IPCT

August 22-25, 2006

Rodrigo E. Cortez Allan L.R. Plete Rosalie B. Battung

ISO Awareness

MIRDC

October 19, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug III

Design and Content Development of Effective Multimedia Presentation to Support the Implementation of SET-UP

SET-UP

October 25-27, 2006

Rose B. Battung

Seminar / Workshop on Packaging and Labeling of Food Products

ITDI, PRDC

November 8-9, 2006

Rose B. Battung

Writeshop for the FNRI Writer’s Pool and DOST Media Core

PCIERD, Nestlé

November 10-11, 2006

Rose B. Battung

Mandaluyong City’s One Town One Product

SMEDC

November 13, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug

ICT Investor’s Forum

SMEDC, Mandaluyong LGU

November 14, 2006

Jose B. Patalinjug

Trainers’ Training on Food Safety & RMS

PCIERD

November 15-21, 2006

Oscar B. Sevilla Jr. Rosalie B. Battung

Skills Training on Shielded Metal Arc Welding

MIRDC

November 24, 2006

Jose Patalinjug III

MIRDC

November 30, 2006

Jose Patalinjug III

Productivity Through 5S Practice

Engr. Rosalie Battung and Oscar Sevilla usually attend the technical seminar / workshops since they deal directly with clients, especially those involved with SET-UP assisted projects.

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DOST-NCR Organizational Structure DR. TERESITA C. FORTUNA Regional Director

Technology Services Engr. Allan L.R. Plete (Chief TSD)

Engr. Rosalie B. Battung Ms. Marian R. Bagtas Ms. Elvin B. Almazar Mr. Noriel D. Balingit

Cluster I (12 Districts) Engr. Rosalie B. Battung

Cluster II (5 Districts) Mr. Oscar B. Sevilla Cluster Manager

Administrative and Finance Services (currently handled by DOST Central Office)

Cluster III (7 Districts) Mr. Rodrigo E. Cortez Cluster Manager

Cluster Manager

Cluster IV (4 Districts) Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III

Cluster Manager

(L-R) Jojo Patalinjug III, Maimai Bagtas, Noriel Balingit, Allan Plete, Elvin Almazar, Dr. Tess Fortuna, Oscar Sevilla, Jr., Rose Battung

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Financial & Human

Resource Management

Year 2006 marked the third year of operation of DOST-NCR. For the year 2006, the DOST NCR had total expenditures of PhP 2,021,508.04, a 19% increase over 2005’s expenditures of PhP 1,698,748.84. Of the total expenditures, 59% went to Personnel Services while 41% was accounted for by MOOE expenditures.

Particulars

Obligations

Personnel Services

PhP 1,184, 873.06

MOEE

PhP 970, 302.73

Capital Outlay

-

Grand Total

PhP 2,155,175.79

Funding for expenses was sourced from SET-UP, TACIS and GAA. SET-UP funds accounted for 29.73% of expenditures while TACIS and GAA funds accounted for 2.24% and 68.04% of the expenses respectively.

Fund Source

SETUP - RPMO

TACIS

Particulars PS MOOE CO

463,592.43 137,374.25 Sub-Total

MOOE

PS MOOE

178,862.00

721,280.63 654,066.48 Sub-Total

TOTAL

600,966.68

178,862.00 Sub-Total

GAA

Obligations

1,375,347.11

2,155,175.79

In terms of manpower complement, DOST NCR started with a staff of four, including the Director, and has now grown to a staff of 9, comprised of two regular positions, 4 contractual SRS positions and 3 job order positions. The educational attainment profile of the staff is as follows: 1 Licensed Civil Engineer, 2 Licensed Chemical Engineers, 1 Chemical Engineering graduate, 1 Computer Science graduates, 1 Management graduate, 1 Agriculture graduate, 1 telecommunications technology graduate and 1 electronic systems technician.

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Summary of Financial Resources Expenditure Trend from 2004-2006

Expenditures in Thousand Pesos

Actual Expenditures Trend

2004

2005

2006

PS Expenditures

960.40

1125.08

1184.87

MOEE Expenditures

234.77

573.67

970.30

CO Expenditures

6.214

0

0

Distribution of Expenditures for 2006

CO Expenditures 0%

PS Expenditures 55%

MOEE Expenditures 45%

Distribution of Fund Sources for 2006 SET-UP 28%

GAA 64%

TACIS 8%

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NCR

Department of Science and Technology National Capital Region

NCR The DOST logo found in this Annual Report was generated by DOST-STII

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