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Contents Messages

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Regional Director’s Message

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DOST-NCR Vision

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Building better business with S&T (SETUP and DOST Technologies)

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Sharing Knowledge

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Techno Transfer

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Safeguarding knowledge

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Empowering people & communities

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Building & strengthening networks

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Expanding Services

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Reaching to Metro Manila and Beyond

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Road Show

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DOST-NCR’s Strength

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A Fitting Year-ender: Winners All

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Looking forward to

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Secretary’s

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I would like to commend the management and staff of DOST-NCR for best representing to the public what a government office should be. It will be recalled that , President Benigno S. Aquino III in his 2012 State of the Nation address challenged Filipinos to tread the righteous path - Ang Daang Matuwid. As public servants, this challenge calls on each one of us to perform our assigned tasks in the best possible way without expectations of rewards. DOST-NCR has consistently risen to this challenge. Since its creation, DOST-NCR has delivered beyond its set targets in terms of assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises, livelihood and skills trainings for communities and industries, and in effectively transferring technologies developed by DOST’s Research and Development Institutes. The agency has also managed to broaden its network of clients and partners, through innovative strategies like the SETUP summit, which garnered all the major players in microbusiness, the academe, industry, and private sector-led initiatives. That DOST-NCR has earned the confidence of its clients and partners is a testament to the work ethics and the quality of service provided by the men and women of the agency. I have every confidence that DOST-NCR will continue to show the same kind of excellence in all its undertakings in the years to come. Mabuhay!

HON. MARIO G. MONTEJO Secretary, DOST

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I would like to congratulate DOST-NCR for another exemplary year. DOST-NCR has grown from strength to strength, emerging as one of the better performing agencies in the DOST System. In recent years, it has taken on assignments beyond its mandate as a Regional Office, most notably being the lead regional coordinating office for the implementation of the OL Trap project nationwide. It is also the lead agency in DOST’s initiatives in support of the National Greening Program. DOST-NCR wears a lot of hats, and the agency wears them well. Credit for this goes to its indefatigable Regional Director and its committed staff. With DOST coming up with more programs for various sectors in the coming year, DOST-NCR will again be expected to step up take and on a leadership role. I have no doubt that, as in previous years, DOST-NCR will again rise up to the challenge.

DR. CAROL M. YOROBE Undersecretary for Regional Operations

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Regional Director’s

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The year 2012, as you will read in this Accomplishment Report, was a year of milestones and accomplishments for the DOST- National Capital Region. In July this year, our corporate tagline, “Spearheading technological innovations in the Metropolis,” was officially registered with the Bureau of Trademarks of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. Riding high on the marked increases in our budget and manpower, DOST-NCR set, and met, higher targets. With a bigger budget, we were able to provide 32 SETUP adoptor companies with 217 technical interventions that included innovation system support through equipment upgrading, consultancy services and trainings. Thirty (30) companies availed of label design assistance, with 21 from the food manufacturing sector, four (4) from home care products, and five (5) manufacturers of gifts, housewares and decors. In addition, 137 trainings and seminars were conducted for about 4,482 participants from various areas in Metro Manila. Championing Filipino innovations, DOST-NCR adopted technologies developed by DOST’s Research and Development Institutes, including FPRDI’s spray booth, water lily dryer and charcoal briquetting machine; ITDI’s bioreactor and styroplastic densifier; and FNRI’s recipe for squash bread. To further upgrade the skills of DOST RDI and professional association personnel, the bulk of DOST-NCR’s GIA funds (PhP 4,176,263.86) were allocated to capability building projects of FNRI, ITDI, PTRI, MIRDC, FPRDI, the Philippine Welding Society, and the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFSI). Grants-in Aid funds amounting to PhP10,070,000 were also used for technical assistance to the academe, cooperatives and other groups for their S&T projects. The Marikina Polytechnic College (MPC), Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) and Technological University of the Philippines-Manila (TUP), received equipment upgrading assistance worth PhP 2,869,000 to enable them to strengthen their S&T based instructions, training, research and extension works. De La Salle University and the UP College of Home Economics, on the other hand, were given a total of PhP 400,007.50 to strengthen their respective research programs. While we continued to pursue initiatives to strengthen the triple helix of government-academe-and industry, DOST-NCR affirmed its commitment of “Siyensiya Para sa Masa” by supporting community- based projects such as those of the Samahang Ikauunlad ng May Kapansanan Ating Palawakin (SIKAP) Multipurpose Cooperative, Sto. Rosario Multipurpose Cooperative, Brgy. Tanza Community Credit Cooperative and, Brgy. Tanza, Navotas City’s fish noodle’s production. Going a step further in community empowerment, DOSTNCR launched Technoville, or Technology-based Enterprises Development, in the fourth quarter of the year. We made our presence felt in both traditional and the new forms of media in our continuing drive to let the public know about the programs and services of DOST-NCR. We also made new networks and strengthened existing ones through exhibits and events such as the National SETUP Forum, the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), the DOST-NCR Industry Forum, and our pride and joy, the S & T Roadshow which is now on its fifth successful year. The year 2012 was a big and busy year for us, but the year 2013 will be bigger. Already, we are thinking of new ways to assist more MSMEs through the Small Enterprise Technology and Upgrading Program. We are lining up various livelihood skills trainings to suit the specific needs of the different communities in Metro Manila. We are coordinating with more schools and research institutions to nurture the next generation of scientists, researchers and engineers. We hope that you, our S & T partner, will again join us in our future endeavors, since it was your support in 2012 that helped make this year an eventful and successful one for us. Salamat po.

DR. TERESITA C. FORTUNA Regional Director

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Vision, mission & core values Who We Are The Department of Science and Technology – National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) is the lead agency for promoting science and technology, as well as DOST’s programs and projects, in Metro Manila. It was established through DOST Special Order Nos. 282 and 175 to provide technical assistance, trainings and consultancy services to micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), local government units, the academe and nongovernmental organizations.

Vision To be the “growth center” for technological innovations and the adoption of S & T, contributing significantly to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of industries, and providing solutions to technical problems in the National Capital region.

Mission To be instrumental in producing S & T-based entrepreneurs and a crop of citizenry who embraces the S & T culture as a way of life.

Corporate Objective 1. 2.

To attain a very satisfactory rating for the current year through the continual improvement of our QMS. To deliver required S & T services according to mutually agreed terms and conditions and existing applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Core Values

D ynamic O bjective S upportive T rustworthy N oble C ustomer-driven R esponsive

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better business with s&t (setup, dost technologies) Spearheading Technological Assistance for More Globally Competitive Businesses

In 2012, the Philippines ranked 65th in the 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. The global competitiveness ranking was based on 12 categories, namely: government institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education, higher education and training; goods market efficiency, labor market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, market size, business sophistication, and innovation. The Philippines’ respectable performance affirms that the government’s programs, such as those of DOST’s, have been gradually but surely enabling local companies to be more globally competitive. The Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) has been DOST’s primary response to the call for more focused programs of assistance, particularly for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Under SETUP, MSMEs are encouraged to adopt technological innovations and to avail of technical consultancies and trainings to improve their operations, and in so doing, boost their company’s productivity and competitiveness. DOST-NCR has been implementing SETUP for eight years. The number of SETUP beneficiaries for the year 2012 doubled in number as compared to the 2011 figures. These new beneficiaries are distributed per sector as follows: 16 from the food sector, 5 from metals and engineering, 5 under gifts, housewares and decors (GHD), 3 from pharmaceutical and health services, 2 under ICT sector and one from the furniture sector. The package of technical assistance provided to these companies, totaling 217 interventions in all, included innovations system support, with equipment upgrading, consultancy and services; technical trainings; and technology needs assessment and support through product standards, such as testing and calibration.

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Food Sector Marisa’s Foods, Valenzuela City Arko Food Phils, Inc., Valenzuela City Greenchoice Selections, Inc. Las Pinas City Rudy and Linda Food Products, Marikina City Golden Temple Food Products, Pasig City Majestic Monarch Unlimited Corp., Marikina City Rockbuilder’s Urban Development and Multi-purpose Cooperative, Pasig City Jamla Food Corporation

B8 Bread Stop and Grocery, Manila City Ole Breadhouse’s, Las Pinas City MFP Home of Quality Food Corporation, Muntinlupa City Mapagmahal Foods, Las Pinas City IQ Packaging System, Las Pinas City Tom General (Taho) Merchandise, Quezon City Tita Gie’s Delicious Empanada, Quezon City Marka Sasa Enterprises, Quezon City

Metals and Engineeering Agno Metal Trade, Caloocan City Champion Fine Tooling, Caloocan City Janrey Philippines Corporation, Pasig City Science Marketing Development Inc., Quezon City Answer Advertising, Paranaque City Gifts, Housewares and Decors (GHD) Starwood Manufacturing Company Inc., Valenzuela City A.M. Gabute Musical Striped Instruments and Repair Shop, Caloocan City JMK Jwelry Manufacturing, Quezon City Green Leaf Eco Bag, Makati City Lampara Trends, Paranaque City Pharmaceuticals, Health Products and Services VPLACE Veterinary Products, San Juan City Chicano’s Nata De Coco, Marikina City Milea Bath and Body Wellness Essentials, Manila City Furniture Samahang Ikauunlad ng May Kapansanan Ating Palawakin (SIKAP) Cooperative, Pasig City

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The FPRDI designed dryer acquired under SETUP facilatated the control of moisture and molding in STARWOOD products that could affect their quality and marketability.

SETUP PROJECT

Starwood Manufacturing Company Inc.’s Starwood Manufacturing Company, Incorporated exports high quality but reasonably-priced handicrafts and home decors. The company takes pride in its creative use of indigenous materials such as capiz, seashells, abaca, different kinds of driftwood, and recycled wood or palo china. Being forward thinkers, and cognizant of the need for innovation, Starwood’s owners sought technical trainings from DOST’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) to streamline its production. Satisfied with the assistance that it was given, the company eventually acquired the FPRDI-designed low cost multipurpose dryer through SETUP to address the company’s drying, and mold problems. The company was also given consultancy interventions such as cleaner production preliminary assessment, MPEX and energy audit. The company that started as a subcontractor for handicraft exporters eventually grew and became the major direct exporter that it is today with markets in the USA, Germany, Israel, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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Marka Sasa Enterprises Marka Sasa grew out of an earlier family business in Bulacan engaged in making sukang paombong (nipa sap vinegar). Today, the company has diversified its product lines to include other condiments under a new management led by Ms. Ma. Rosaleine Sacdalan-Ramos. The decision to produce other products came after Ms. Ramos’ brother noticed the high demand for catsup from the lower income groups. To address this need, Marka Sasa started producing catsup and hot sauce under the brand name Mama Rossa. When Marka Sasa applied for SETUP assistance, the company received a package of technical assistance which included the acquisition of production equipment such as steam boiler, hot water supply tank, and steam jacketed kettle. The technical interventions enabled Marka Sasa to have its products manufactured and packed in the company’s own new and upgraded processing plant. Currently, the bulk of the company’s orders come from wet markets in Metro Manila with 80% coming from Quezon City, as well as from nearby provinces.

Production equipment consisting of a boiler, hot water supply tank and steam jacketed kettle improved the preparation, cooking and packing of Marka Sasa products - making them more convenient and sanitary.

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The SETUP equipment assistance enabled JPC to increase its production output, reduce back logs in its operations and improve the quality and finish of its products.

SETUP PROJECT

Janrey Philippines Corporation Janrey Philippines Corporation (JPC) is a three-decade old business that has been passed on through generations of the Castro family. The company is engaged in the fabrication of stainless steel office furniture and equipment such as cabinets, racks and vaults as well as customized items made according to clients’ specifications. In addition, JPC provides, among its technical services, repair and repainting of old and unusable equipment, minor adjustments, and changing the combination of vaults. Through SETUP, the company was provided with process equipment that included a powder spray booth with powder recovery system, diesel-fired powder baking oven, and powder hand gun hopper and control. DOST also provided technical assistance and consultancies such as technology needs assessment and seminars and trainings on preventive maintenance and occupational safety. To date, JPC’s long-time clients include banks (Landbank and Maybank); government entities (DBM, DPWH, CSC and DENR), schools, universities, corporate offices such as Robinson-mini stop, and big furniture stores in Dagupan, Pangasinan and Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.

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Answer Advertising Corporation Huge billboards and signages are found everywhere atop buildings and establishments in Metropolitan Manila. One company behind these is Answer Advertising Corporation, which has been in the business for almost five decades. The company’s regular clients include food establishments such as McDonalds, Yummy Roast, Brothers Burger, Via Mare, Johnny Rockets and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Answer Advertising Corporation’s products are also used by liquor companies and leisure and retail corporations like Robinson’s Mall and Manila Ocean Park. Though the company has been in the business for more than 50 years, they still had problems with quality, consistency and timely delivering of products which affected their service to clients. This prompted them to seek the assistance of DOST-NCR. Through SETUP, the company acquired a CNC plasma cutter and MPEX consultancies which involved DOST experts visiting the company to assess the company’s needs and recommending measures like improved plant layout and 5S training for staff to improve productivity.

The CNC plasma cutter increased AAC’s productivity and leadtime in accomplishing client orders. It also enchanced he quality of their projects for the satisfaction of their customers.

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IQ Packaging System When it comes to packaging of products, IQ Packaging System Incorporated is the go-to company for manufacturers and retailer companies. IQ Packaging System Inc. does toll packaging for powdered products, toll filling for liquid products, shrink labeling for products in bottles and jars, and shrinkwrapping, bundling or repacking for any food, beverage and health and beauty products. The company’s client list includes Unilever Foods, Hershey’s Philippines, Nestle Philippines, San Miguel Corporation, Philippine Beverage Partners, Inc. Coca Cola, Marigold Commodities, Kraft, Churner Group and Sugarland Hotel. With such A-list clientele, the company sought SETUP assistance to acquire a metal detector and product label coder, thereby completing its package assistance to the firms.

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IQ Packaging Systems kept up with the increasingly rigid food safety and traceability requirements of both the local and export market of their clients with the acquisition of a metal detector and product label coder.

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Lampara Trends Philippine-made products have earned a name for themselves in the export market for their good designs and creative execution. One of the prominent names in the gifts, decors and houseware field is Lampara Trends Incorporated. Lampara Trends Inc. produces Asian housewares and decorative/ functional gift items made from capiz shells, metal, paper, glass, plastic and wood. Among its most saleable products are mirrors, picture frames, candle holders, vases, bathroom accessories, boxes, and sculptures. Each month, the company ships about $USD 45,000 to $USD 50,000 worth of products. To keep up with this demand, Lampara Trends Inc. sought the assistance of DOST to acquire the FRPRDI-developed spray booth, drying tunnel and sanding booth. Aside from these equipment, the company was given MPEX consultancy and plant layout and technical assistance by experts from DOST-FPRDI. Lampara Trends Inc.’s International buyers come from the USA, Italy, France, Spain, Middle East, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Hongkong, and Germany. To gain more markets, the company regularly joins local and international trade fairs and exhibitions such as Manila Fame and Kultura.

Lampara Trends Inc.’s acquisition of spray booth, drying tunnel and sanding booth not only improved their productivity and product quality but also enabled better occupational health and safety for its workers

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VPlace Veterinary Products It was a business born out of love for pets. The Nabong siblings started their business in 2010 manufacturing multivitamins and other antibiotics for pets and livestock in their ancestral home at Pancho Villa, Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City. The company employs a veteran pharmacist and an experienced veterinarian in its team of quality assurance managers who supervise production. VPlace Veterinary Products came to DOST asking for help to boost their production so that they could best serve their client Vetmate Pharma Corporation. Through SETUP’s innovation system support, the company was able to acquire a tablet blistering machine which upgraded their existing production. The tablet blisting machine enabled the VPlace Veterinary Products to pack its products at its facility and significantly save on costs associated with outsourcing the services.

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The equipment acquired by Green Leaf Eco bag will not only improve their production capability, product quality but also enabled them to diversify into more product lines.

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Green Leaf Eco Bag With most cities and municipalities banning the use of plastic bags, the eco bag has become a must have for shopping trips to the mall or even to wet markets. One of the companies reaping the benefits of this environmental campaign to do away with plastic and styropore packaging is Green Leaf Eco Bag. Green Leaf Eco Bag started making bags for their own and their friends’ consumption before diversifying into making souvenir items. Among the company’s products are shopping bags, laundry and wine bags, tote and back pack, food carry on packs, promotional bags and corporate giveaways. With the rising demand for environmentally-friendly packaging, Green Leaf Eco Bag approached DOST-NCR for SETUP assistance. Through SETUP, the company acquired the following equipment: laser cutter and engraver, binding machines, end cutters, thread rewinder, DY machine, zigzag machine, and a rotary printing machine. They also sought assistance for plant layout and MPEX including training on tie dyeing technology. To date, Green Leaf Eco Bag supplies the needs of leading supermalls and supermarkets in the country such as SM Corporation, Robinsons, and PureGold.

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Orchestronix Corporation In this day and age where ICT has emerged as a billion dollar global industry, the challenge for the Philippines is to establish its own software industry rather than sourcing its needs abroad. To address this gap, a group of young entrepreneurs put up their own software design and development company in 2010 called Orchestronix Corporation. Located at the DOST-PEZA Open Technology Business Incubator in CP Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, the company caters to Filipino-owned companies such as Click Music Philippines, Kapisanan ng Mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas, Filipino Composures Development Cooperative, Tandem Music Licensing Consultants Corporation, Progressing Broadcasting Corporation, Zimzam Holdings, Inc. Audioclef Inc., and MP Realty Borkerage. Orchestronix Corporation sought SETUP assistance to acquire needed equipment including a capture server machine, PCI Audio Interface, and radio receivers to produce its software products. These equipment were meant to fast- track and improve work performance to better serve the company’s customers. Aside from equipment upgrading, the company also sought assistance on intellectual property matters to enable them to protect their own products and designs.

The SETUP equipment facility helped Orchestronix Corp. to improve its services for its clients and enabled it to refine its software development.

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The vacuum sealer and autoclave machine enabled Chicano to produce and package a sterile product that is safe for application as an alternative wound dressing.

SETUP PROJECT

Chicano’s Nata de Coco Philippine medicine is about to welcome a revolutionary new product, thanks to a company which is developing wound dressings out of nata de coco cellulose. Chicano Nata de Coco has been producing their products for food until the owner’s son, a nurse by profession, came up with the idea of using the product’s coco cellulose as a dressing for burn and trauma wounds. Armed with this new idea, the company subjected their product to several trials at the Philippine General Hospital. Eventually, an offer came in to produce for a foreign company. Chicano Nata de Coco then went to DOST-NCR for help to upgrade its production and for IP assistance so that it could meet the demands of its customer. Under SETUP’s innovation system support, the company was able to acquire a vacuum sealer and an autoclave machine. The nata de coco cellulose for wound dressing has also now been patented under Patent Registration No. 22007000429, which gives Chicano the sole authority to produce this innovative product. The product, which is trademarked under the name VERMAC, has already won awards as a most promising invention from the Intellectual Property of the Philippines office and from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a breakthrough in wound care management.

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A.M. Gabute Musical Stringed Instruments and Repair Shop Who would have known that one of the makers of fine violins, violas, guitars, cellos, bandurias, octavinas and lauds in the country can be found in Metro Manila? The A.M. Gabute Musical Stringed Instruments and Repair Shop, owned and managed by Mr. Angelito M. Gabute, has more than three decades of experience in handling string instruments. Despite its wealth of experience and expert craftmanship, the company still sought SETUP assistance to be able to keep up with the discriminating requirements of the musical instruments market. Through SETUP, the company was able to purchase the following process equipment for their production: lathe machine, band saw, scroll saw, portable dehumidifier, dust collector, drill press, jointer/plainer, portable jigsaw, compressor, spray gun, spiral peg hole rearner, cello peg hole rearner, violin/viola standard taper, thickness caliper for violin, violin peg shaper, cello peg shaper, and caliper. To date, AM Gabute’s clients include the Philharmonic Orchestra, universities and colleges (University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas, De La Salle University and Saint Scholastica’s College) and international schools and music organizations.

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The equipment acquired bt AMSIRS, under SETUP, upgraded its capabilityin the precision repairs and manufacture of quality stringed musical instruments.

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The SETUP equipment assistance greatly improved the product quality, productivity and production capability of MILEA.

SETUP PROJECT

Milea Bath and Body Wellness Essentials It was her quest to find a treatment for her son’s skin asthma that led Mrs. Edilee Omoyon to come up with a soap product made out of natural and organic ingredients. This pursuit eventually gave birth to a company called Milea Bath and Body Wellness Essentials. Initially producing soaps, the company soon produced other products such as shampoo, massage oils, face and body wash, balms and creams- all made from natural organic ingredients. With growing product lines, the company applied for SETUP assistance to acquire the following equipment: steam jacketed kettle, vacuum emulsifying mixer, pressurized filling tank, and a liquid extractor. The equipment enabled the semi-automation of the production process, thus improving product quality and speeding up production. Today, the company sells its products in Metro Manila, nearby provinces, and in Visayas and Mindanao. The company also exports to Hawaii, New York, Marshall Island, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

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knowledge Spearheading MSME Growth through Knowledge Sharing and Technical Consultancies

DOST- NCR continued to strengthen and, empower MSMEs and communities through SETUP’s consultancy services. Through technical teams, which are made up of DOSTNCR personnel and experts from DOST’s Research and Development Institutes, MSMEs and communities are able to improve the quality of their products and strengthen their business operations. DOST-NCR’s consultancy services include technical assistance and assessment in production, operation of necessary equipment, product standardization, food safety consultation, cleaner production assessment, energy audit and intellectual property assistance.

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Energy Audit Energy Audit, one of the consultancy services provided for free to clients, provides tips on how to minimize energy consumption, reduce energy imports, and improve energy security and energy management.

Companies that availed of the Energy Audit Program: Pastel Deli Products, Marikina City Majestic Monarch Unlimited Corp., Marikina City Numan Food Supplement, Pasig City Champion Fine Tooling, Valenzuela City Starwood Manufacturing Company, Inc., Valenzuela City Centro Manufacturing Corporation, Caloocan City Tom General Merchandise, Quezon City Hilas Marketing, Taguig City DOST –PCIEERD, Taguig City

Checking of voltage on a power switch box during an Energy Audit.

DOST-CO, Taguig City

Food Safety Consultancy The food safety consultancy service was established to help and guide clients involved in food and foodrelated businesses to process and produce their products using internationally-accepted standards of hygiene, sanitation, quality and safety. Beneficiaries of Food Safety Consultancy: Rockbuilder’s Urban Development and Multipurpose Cooperative, Pasig City Golden Temple Food Products, Pasig City Pastel Deli Products, Marikina City Majestic Monarch Unlimited Corp., Marikina City Pangyaw Blitz Dimsum, Pasig City Jamla Foods Corporation, Marikina City Microcusinero, Mandaluyong City Seamaxx Enteprises, Marikina City B8 Bread Stop and Grocery, Manila City Marka Sasa Enterprises, Quezon City Tom General Merchandise, Quezon City Ferino’s Bibingka, Quezon City Kai-anya Foods, Inc., Navotas City Arko Food Products, Valenzuela City Brgy. Sipac Almacen, Navotas City Brgy. Bangkulasi, Navotas City Marisa’s Foods, Valenzuela City Tita Gie’s Delicious Homemade Empanada, Las Piñas City

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Observation of operations during hotdog processing as part of the Cleaner Production Assesment

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Cleaner Production Assessment Cleaner Production Assessment for institutions aims to increase production while at the same time reducing operating costs. This is done by reducing unnecessary losses in raw materials, water and energy and by enhancing the company’s compliance to public health, green environment and safety requirements. Companies given Cleaner Production Assessment: Chicano’s Nata de Coco, Marikina City Rudy and Linda Food Products, Marikina City Pastel Deli Products, Marikina City PADISCOR, Pasig City Majestic Monarch Unlimited Corporation, Marikina City Markasasa, Enterprises, Quezon City R.L. Complex Industries, Quezon City Quezon City LGU Sanitation Office Taho Producers, Quezon City The Green Baker, Quezon City Precious Herbal Pillow, Quezon City AM Global Works Marketing Corporation, Quezon City Tom General Merchanidise, Quezon City Tita’s Choice, Quezon City ER Foods, Quezon City Mots Food Products, Muntinlupa City Greenchoice Selections, Inc., Las Pinas City Triple D Engineering, Paranaque City CJA/Pinky’s Goodies, Paranaque City Samahan ng Mga Mangingisda sa Lungsod ng Taguig (SMLT), Taguig City Tita Gie’s Delicious Homemade Empanada, Las Pinas City

Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program (MPEX) The Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program (MPEX) enables clients in the manufacturing sector to achieve higher productivity through improvements in the overall operation of the company. DOST-NCR, together with productivity consultants from DOST-TAPI, do on-site visits to companies to address issues and problems of firms in terms of plant layout and production planning including time, project and people management. 2012 MPEX- Assisted Companies: Mesco Inc., Pasig City Precision Foundry of the Philippines, Inc., Marikina City AM Global Works Marketing Corporation, Quezon City Craftime Unlimited, Quezon City Greenleaf Eco Bags, Makati City Herodeli Food Inc., Quezon City Starwood Manufacturing, Co., Inc., Valenzuela City Arko Foods Phil., Inc. Valenzuela City Answer Advertising Corporation, Paranaque City Lampara Trends, Paranaque City

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Checking of combustion gases from a boiler during an Energy Audit.

Inspection of a waste treatment facility during a Cleaner Production Assessment

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Safe food handling seminar for MSMEs

Food Safety Seminar to MSMEs

Technical Assistance/Technology Needs Assessment For start-up companies and cooperatives such as those listed below, DOST-NCR offers technical or technology assistance on process/production, product enhancement, equipment design/management, and plant layout.

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Abcor Industrial Corporation, Marikina City

Joe Kuan Soima, Quezon City

Bobmars Shoes, Marikina City

Tork Technology, Quezon City

SIKAP Multipurpose Cooperative, Pasig City

Greenleaf Eco Bags, Makati City

VPlace Veterinary Products, San Juan City

So-made Food Enterprise, Quezon City

Grofon HM, Pasig City

Tom General Merchandise, Quezon City

Janrey Philippines Corporation, Pasig City

Samarita, Paranaque City

Balikatan Sa Kaunlaran, San Juan City

Produktong Katutubo, Quezon City

Broncata, Pasay City

CJA/Pinky’s Goodies, Paranaque City

RPC Metal Casting Services, Pasay City

Tita’s Choice, Quezon City

Lola Grande Foundation for Women’s &

AR Nicolas Machine Shop, Pasay City

Children, Inc.,Manila City

DCM Oven, Las Pinas City

Office of Congressman J. Lacson, Quezon City

Morales Mobel Design, Quezon City

LCV Design Fabrication, Manila City

Noble House, Quezon City

Science Marketing Development, Inc. Quezon City

Agno Metal Trade, Caloocan City

Manila LGU Sanitation Office, Manila City

Champion Fine Tooling Corp, Valenzuela City

Redroot Artist and Artisan MPC, Quezon City

Metro Fab Electric Works, Co., Valenzuela City

Global Fragrance, Makati City

Vedasto Leather Craft, Quezon City

Bongar, Inc., Las Pinas City

Starwood Mfg. Company, Inc., Valenzuela City

Arko Food Products, Valenzuela City

OEM Manufacturing Corporation, Caloocan City

Sto Rosario Multipurpose Coop, Valenzuela City

RS Dee Manufacturing, Valenzuela City

A.M. Gabute Musical Stringed Instruments, Caloocan City

Centro Manufacturing Corporation, Caloocan City

Goldhill Harvester Association, Caloocan City

Marisa’s Foods, Valenzuela City

Brgy. Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City

ALFEE, Malabon City

Soy Master Foods, Valenzuela City

Daph and Dale Foods, Caloocan City

Greenchoice Selections, Inc., Las Pinas City

MOTZ Food Products, Muntinlupa City

Triple D Engineering, Paranaque City

Mapagmahal Foods, Las Pinas City

Answer Advertising, Paranaque City

Danilyn’s Enterprises, Las Pinas City

IQ Packaging Systems, Las Pinas City

Yvone’s Chili Sauce, Las Pinas City

Brgy Cupang, Muntinlupa City

Lampara Trends, Paranaque City

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Manual packing of Instant Champorado at Jamla Food Corporation.

Manual packing and labeling at VPlace Veterinary Products.

Wood working at the SIKAP Multipurpose Cooperative.

Portion packing of meat products for franchise outlets at Cater King

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Packaging and Labeling DOST-NCR offers a comprehensive assistance package to its MSME clients. Aside from upgrading the capability and production capacity of MSMEs, DOST-NCR also offers packaging and labeling assistance to help clients make their products more attractive to their target market. In 2012, 30 companies benefited from label design assistance, distributed as follows: 22 from food manufacturing; 4 from home care products; and 4 from the gifts, houseware and decors sector. Name of MSMEs

Products

Foods RPM Federation Marikina, Marikina City

peanut butter

Rockbuilders Multipurpose Cooperative, Pasig City

processed meat

Jirem’s Peanut Butter, Pasig City

Peanut butter

Markasasa Enterprises, Quezon City

Catsup

Verzosa Healthy Food Enterprises, Quezon City

Carrot juice drink

Ka fiesta fresh buko corner

Buko shake

Wonder Country, Quezon City

Veggie juice drink

Twenty seven General Merchandise, Quezon City

Chocolate chip cookies

Bakhita Trading, Manila City

Calamansi juice drink

Jennyrous shakes and pastries, Quezon City

Fruit shake

Erna’s Food Products, Quezon City

Bagoong

Soy Master Food Manufacturing, Valenzuela City

Soya milk and chilled taho

Mine, Inc., Malabon City

Smoked fish

Emparap, Malabon City

Empanada

Cookie boutique, Malabon City

Cookies

Jenric’s Polvoron, Malabon City

polvoron

Tatay Marcial, Caloocan City

Veggie chili sauce

Chicharific, Valenzuela City

chicaron

Daph and Dale, Caloocan City

Peanut butter

Silyvon, Las Pinas City

Hot sauce

Gifts, housewares and decors Netnizer, Quezon City

Ventilated shoe rack

Tribu ni Jerry, Quezon City

Shirts, coin purse and voodoo doll

All tech enterprises, Quezon City

Flower vase/pots

Sto. Rosario multipurpose cooperative, Valenzuela City

Fashion accessories

Craftcha, Quezon City

Pouches, bags, apron, table cloth

Homecare products

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Sto Cristo Livelihood, San Juan City

Fabric conditioner

Jesus is my Source of Life Livelihood, Manila City

Liquid dishwashing

HOSMARCO (Estrella), Quezon City

Liquid dishwashing

Nomad’s Ladies, Pasay City

Liquid dishwashing

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Samples of Labels designed and successfully adopted by MSMES

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HOMOMICH Workshop

Basic IPV6 Training at the City of Malabon University

Technical Trainings The knowledge imparted during the technical seminars and trainings could enrich awareness and practical applications of those in the industry sectors like food, metals, engineering and other priority sectors in further improvement of their production, product quality, and management and even on marketing aspects.

Food

Productivity and Quality Improvement

Food Safety

Establishment of Preventive Maintenance

Proper Nutrition and Feeding for Children

Productivity Improvement through 5S

Good Nutrition

Packaging and labeling design seminar

Meal Management and Food Handling for conforming to ISO 9001:2008 Standard

Documenting a Quality Management System

School Canteen operators

Intellectual Property for the Academe

Current Good Manufacturing Companies ISO 2200 Food Safety Management System

Intellectual Property for the SMEs:

Food Shelf Life Determination

Protection, on Company’s Brand, Design,

Food Additives

Product and Process Innovations

Food Safety Management on Catering Services

How to start a business

Food Safety and Basic Nutrition

Practical accounting for Non-accountants

Food Safety for Sanitary Inspectors Complementary Foods

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Metals and Engineering

ICT, Energy and Environment

Safety in Machine Shop Operation

Ovicidal/Larvicidal (OL) Trap Seminar

Metals Identification and Selection

Energy Efficiency

Basic Measurement (Metal Industry)

Waste Management

Dimensional Metrology 2: Basic Length Calibration

Energy Audit Refresher Course

Oxy-Acetylene Welding

Awareness seminar on Automated Rain Gauge

Weights and Measures: Testing of Commercial Balances

Basic IPv6 Trainer’s training

Industrial Calibration

DOST’s Initiative on Disaster Risk and Management

CNC Milling Programming and Operations

Invent School Program

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Lecture-Seminar on Preventive Maintenance for Equipment held at MIRDC Conference Room.

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transfer Spearheading Community Transformation through Technology Transfer DOST-NCR pursued its goal of transforming communities and making people’s lives better through the transfer of technologies generated from DOST’s Research and Development Institutes (RDIs). The following are some of the technologies transferred from DOST’s RDIs

OL-Trap Set-Up

Seminar-Orientation of Ovi/Larvicidal Trap Program to different schools in Metro Manila

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From the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI): Ovi Larvicidal Trap DOST-NCR is the lead agency in implementing the project “DOST O/L Trap in Schools Nationwide-Project 2 Development, Training and Monitoring of O/L traps in School –based O/L Trap Roll-out”. DOST-NCR partnered with DOH and DepED in the roll-out of the O/L Trap to elementary and secondary public schools nationwide. Being the lead agency, DOST-NCR monitors all data generated from public school from all DOST regions nationwide The O/L Trap was developed by DOST-ITDI to help eradicate the dengue-carrying mosquito in the hope of reducing dengue cases in the country.

Bioreactor Technology Barangay Tunasan in Muntinlupa acquired a 500kilo capacity bioreactor technology with the aim of properly managing the waste generated in the community. The technology developed by ITDI hastens the composting process for the rapid degradation of organic solid wastes. It uses solid inoculants which include high-temperature resistant microorganisms that increase rapidly, to decompose organic wastes faster.

Bioreactor Technology

The bioreactor uses a 50% by weight ratio of wet wastes such as kitchen wastes, food scraps, offals, trimmings, peelings and other market wastes and 50% of dry wastes like dry leaves, twigs, sawdust and ricehulls. The technology’s advantage includes its low electrical power consumption, faster rate of composting, the absence of leachates (undesirable liquid draining), low solid inoculant requirements, competitive production cost, reduced odor emission and minimal space requirement to operate. The compost materials obtained from the said technology can be used for the greening project of the barangay, while some were distributed to community members for their personal use.

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From the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI): Finishing Spray Booth The SIKAP Cooperative, which is made up of persons with disabilities (PWD) and their families, ventured into furniture making, specifically of school chairs, tables, cabinets and customized furniture items. SIKAP, however, encountered problems with the fumes produced during finishing of the furniture products and which generated nuisance complaints from the neighborhood. The group approached DOST-NCR, which through its GIA program, provided the cooperative an FPRDI developed dry-type finishing spray booth. This spray booth solved two problems: containment of the fume-laden air and proper disposal of waste water from the spray booth.

Briquette Technology The Villar Foundation supports the National Greening Program by advocating for zero waste in Las Piñas. This encourages people and industries to recycle wastes and turn them into income opportunities or as alternative fuel to used by industries with the help of appropriate technologies. The Villar Foundation availed of the charcoal briquetting technology developed by FPRDI. The charcoal briquettor not only provided Las Piñas residents with the means to earn some money but also addressed the need for alternative sources of energy that can be used in household and industries for tasks like cooking/grilling, baking bread, as well as poultry breeding. The FPRDI-developed technology produce briquettes, which are made up of powdered charcoal residues mixed with a binder such as cassava flour and compacted into rods or briquettes. The briquettes produced from this technology are more dense than ordinary charcoal and can be produced in various sizes, which burn longer and more steadily. This makes it more cost effective than the usual charcoal found in the market.

Water hyacinth Dryer The Pasig Livelihood Foundation Inc., (PLFI) provides skills and livelihood trainings and projects to Pasigueños. The foundation also supports the adoption and application of appropriate technologies to enhance the products produced by its members. With this in mind, the Foundation acquired the FPRDIdeveloped waterlily drying facility, which dries the water hyacinth faster compared to sun drying, which takes about 5-7 days. With this facility, drying time is reduced to about 3-4 hours per loading batch. The technology can process 8 sacks of waterlily stalks per batch. Another advantage of having a dryer is that it eliminates fungal/mold problems that arise from drying process inefficient. Cost-wise, the technology is efficient since it uses biomass which is cheaper than gasoline or electricity. The drying facility has been installed inside the Pasig Pasig to facilitate the waterlily production as one of prisoners. However, waterlily processors from nearby is a common drying facility.

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City Jail in Maybunga the livelihood projects for the barangays also benefit since the dryer Waterhyacinth Dryer

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From ASTI and PAGASA Automated Weather Station (AWS) and Automated Rain Gauges (ARG) To cope with the abrupt changes in climatic conditions and to strengthen its up-to-date weather forecasting, DOST-NCR, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI-DOST) and PAGASA joined forces to install AWS and ARG units in several areas in Metro Manila to monitor real-time weather changes. These monitoring stations were developed to gather and record the amount of rainfall over a period of time and then automatically send the data to a central base station on regular intervals, which is currently every 15 minutes. The raw data is available to the public via the website http://fmon.asti.dost.gov.ph/weather/predict/. The data gathered from these stations are also used for Project NOAH or the National Operational Assessment of Hazards. The four ARGs were installed at the Action Center Compound in Mcarthur Highway, Dalandanan, Valenzuela City; the Quezon City Polytechnic University at Barangay San Bartolome, Quirino Highway, Quezon City; the Model House along C5 in Barangay Ususan, Taguig City; and in the New Bilibid Prison Compound in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City. One AWS, on the other hand, was installed at the DOST Compound in Upper Bicutan, Taguig City.

Automated Rain Gauge Technology

From the Food and Nutrition Development Institute (FNRI) Nutritional Food Products: Squash bread The technology developed by DOST-FNRI to produce nutritious foods is now ready for transfer to adoptors who could commercially produce and distribute the products. One such adoptor is Aretei Foods Corporation which produces breads and cakes. Deciding to expand and go into the production of healthy and nutritious products, the company adopted FNRI’s technology of producing bread made with squash. Today, Aretei Foods Corporation is selling its products to hospitals, fitness gyms and restaurants in Marikina, Pasig and other parts of Metro Manila.

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safeguarding

knowledge

Spearheading Innovation Growth through Intellectual Property Protection DOST-NCR recognizes that innovation, the engine of economic growth in an information economy, thrives in an environment where intellectual property is respected and protected. The agency thus continues to set up the needed institutions and structures to drive home the importance of IP protection. In the 2nd quarter of 2012, DOST-NCR officially registered its corporate tagline “Spearheading Technological Innovation in the Metropolis” at the Bureau of Trademarks of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. This registration ensured that DOST-NCR will be the only party that can use this tagline for whatever purpose. DOST-NCR also added another program to its technical consultancies, and this is the introduction of the intellectual property system to MSMEs. The IP Consultancy Program encourages greater use of the intellectual property system in areas like product and process development, product design, marketing and other aspects of business development. Two personnel of DOST-NCR were even sent to undergo a rigorous training so that the agency will have its own certified Patent Agents. Engr. Romelen Tresvalles and Engr. Lota Paras subsequently passed the highly competitive certification examination for Patent Agents and are now handling DOST-NCR’s Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO). Despite being a new program in 2012, DOST-NCR’s ITSO has already assisted several companies and institutions including the following: Milea Bath and Body Wellness Essentials, Manila City Aptech LC Corporation, Quezon City Orchestronix Corporation, Quezon City Allied Machinery, Pasay City

DOST-NCR’s IP assistance to these companies included patent searching, patent drafting, patent filing, trainings and seminars. The agency’s IP Consultancy Program, however, is not limited to MSMEs. The Program also serviced in 2012 academic institutions and individuals who were willing to subject their research, innovations and product designs to the IP system.

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As such, the following proposals from these institutions were also aided through patent searching:

Magnetotactic Bacteria Removing Device

EARIST Research Proposal

Jumping Measurement Device

EARIST Research Proposal

Dual Pneumatic Polvoron Molder

EARIST Research Proposal

Development of a Low Cost Multifunctional Probe

EARIST Research Proposal

Development of a Low Cost CNC Router for PCB

EARIST Research Proposal

Mobile Solar Powered Generator

EARIST Research Proposal

Automated Musical Tapper with Monitoring System

EARIST Research Proposal

Hydraulic Coil Spring Compressor for Light Vehicle

EARIST Research Proposal

Water Hyacinth Fiber

EARIST Research Proposal

Chitosan Coating - Prolonging the Post Harvest Life of Bananamango, Papaya, and Ampalaya

EARIST Research Proposal

Conversion of Corn Cob Zeolites

EARIST Research Proposal

Chilicious Cigarette Butts

EARIST Research Proposal

DOST-NCR launched as one of the ITSO Network for Implementation of IP Consultancy Program

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empowering people &

communities

Empowering People and Communities through Enterprise Development Community enterprise development is one of the strategies being used to address poverty in urban areas which affects about 11.86 million people (NSO, 2012). In NCR, small community enterprises developed from the barangay level are usually initiated by groups of parents, parishioners and neighborhood associations who seek to provide residents with additional income to support their families. DOST-NCR, through its regional Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program, supports such undertakings by providing technologies and upgrading the processing and quality of products produced by these community enterprises. Among the communities given assistance were:

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Sto. Rosario Multi-purpose Cooperative, Brgy, Maysan, Valenzuela City The Sto. Rosario Multi-purpose Cooperative was organized by 52 parishioners from Valenzuela City. What started as a parish-based cooperative engaged mainly in credit and livelihood programs grew into a 1,586-strong membership, with 25 members engaged in paper bead making. The products produced by the group include paper beads rosaries and fashion accessories such as necklace, bracelet, earrings, and scarf beads. The cooperative markets its products through trade fairs, tiangges and exhibitions. The group also has regular customers including Rustan’s and religious stores in Sto. Domingo, Christ the King and San Agustin Churches in Manila. To improve and upgrade their production, the community sought DOST-NCR’s assistance to acquire an FPRDI developed dryer. The technology further improved the cooperative products’ quality and consistency. Sto. Rosario Multipurpose Cooperative’s bead making

Fish Noodles Livelihood Project of Brgy. Tanza, Navotas City Barangay Tanza ventured into noodle processing using fish as an added ingredients to boost the protein content of the noodles. The group is made up of 40 members, with six directly involved in production and the rest in marketing the product. The group’s variety of fish noodles include plain fish canton noodles, fish canton noodles with malunggay, fish miki with malunggay, and shing-aling chips with fish and malungay. The fish noodle products are sold in school canteens, wet markets and small restaurants in Malabon, Navotas and Bulacan and in trade fairs and exhibitions. Through DOST-NCR’s assistance, the group was given package development assistance that included shelf life testing, label design, package execution and microbial and chemical improve its quality and marketability.

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Livelihood Technology Trainings Technologies from DOST’s Research and Development Institutes (RDI) and other research bodies are disseminated to the public for household, community or industry use. Accordingly, DOSTNCR conducts various technology livelihood and technical trainings to enable recipients to use such trainings to generate income and livelihood opportunities.

Training on Tie Dyeing

Food Processing Meat processing Taho processing Ham Making Kalabasang Kutsinta Recipe Nutri Soimai Making Herbal Bath Soap Herbal Tea Processing Squash Ice Candy Malunggay Pasta

Home and Body Care Products Making Liquid Laundry Detergent Making

Chocolate Molding

Powdered Detergent Making

Food Safety and Basic Nutrition

Liquid Dishwashing

Food Safety for Sanitary Inspectors

Documenting a Quality Management System

Complementary Foods

Fabric Conditioner Lotion Making

Industrial, non-wood and wood products, metal works processing

Perfume Making Transparent Soap Making

Decorative Candle Making

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Urban Agriculture

Spin Casting

SNAP Hydroponics

Shielded Metal Arch Welding (SMAW)

Enhance Potting Preparation (EPP)

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Training on Water hyacinth Dyeing

Training on Food (Fish Siomai) Making

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building& strengthening networks

Homomich: Lab In a Box

DOST-NCR recognizes the importance of strengthening the research and development capabilities of the academic sector. Colleges and universities, after all, form a third of the sectors in the triage model for development, with the other two sectors being government and industry. At present, the mandate of universities and colleges includes not only instruction but also excellence in research and outreach services. To assist the academe, DOST-NCR through its GIA program for 2012, provided assistance for relevant applied researches, R&D shop floor undertakings and upgrading of S&T facilities to enable SUCs to deliver relevant results and services to its main clientele-the students, industry sector and the community. Towards this end, the following assistance were given:

Upgrading of Machining and Fabrication Facilities of: Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), Manila City EARIST sees itself as a center of excellence in trade, business, arts and science and technology education. With the fast pace of breakthroughs in instruction and innovation, especially in engineering and machine work studies, EARIST upgraded its machine shop facility at the College of Engineering with the acquisition of one CNC Lathe Machine. The upgrading is meant to enhance the students’ technical skills and to develop greater interest in using the latest technologies in engineering and machining works.

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Marikina Polytechnic College (MPC), Marikina City MPC wanted to upgrade the college’s competency in fabrication and machining while at the same time developing sound instructional materials, models, prototype and mock ups that would enhance the teachinglearning process. To do this, the college sought the assistance of DOST-NCR to acquire machining and welding equipment and accessories like the portable spot welder, pipe cutting and beveling machine, portable tig welding, plasma arc cutting, fabrication table and clams, tube and pipe bending machine, drill press and high speed cutting machines. Aside from enhancing the education and skills of its students, these equipment will also be a source of income for the university by way of developing prototypes and training programs relevant to the needs of students industries and communities.

Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), Manila City TUP has always been one of the leaders in providing technological education. TUP’s project aims to establish a center for equipment design and manufacturing in its Integrated Research and Training Center (IRTC), which would also serve as a common service facility for the academe and industry. DOST-NCR helped TUP acquire a design software and Tig welding machine. With this, TUP expects to generate income from services to the industry while generating interest in engineering and metalwork fabrication among the youth.

Strengthening Linkages through Consortia DOST-NCR currently serves as the secretariat for the Metropolitan Manila Industry, Energy Research and Development Consortium (MMIERDC) and is likewise a member of the Steering Committee of the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC). Through these linkages, the following projects were supported:

Shelf-life extension of Pandesal using Hydrocolloids & Emulsifier (DOST-NCR GIA-funded) The project was proposed by the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines–Diliman. The project aims to extending the shelf-life of pan de sal by controlling its retrogradation or staling process through the use of hydrocolloids and emulsifiers.The result of the project will benefit the micro and small bakery owners in the region as well as the consumers of pan de sal and other wheat-based bakery products. “Spearheading Technological Innovations in the Metropolos ”

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Synthesis of Polylysine Dendimer-Modified Glycomicelles for Anticancer Drug (DOST-NCR GIA Funded) The project was proposed by a student from De La Salle University who chose nanotechnology research for his thesis for a Masters degree in Biology. The research involves developing a non-toxic carrier for anticancer drugs that will reduce the required dosage for cancer treatment as well as its adverse effects, without affecting the efficacy of the treatment. The research uses dedrimers-regularly branched polymers because of their ability to bind and encapsulate several chemicals including anti-cancer drugs. The dendrimers, composed of repeating lysine units, will be attached to polyethylene glycol molecules, both of which are nontoxic. This will then form nanoparticles that can surround, encapsulate, and hide the anti-cancer “payload” and sneak it into the cancer cell. The study explores the synthesis method that employs mild conditions and less hazardous alternatives for catalysis.

Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging (DOST-PCIEERD Funded) The College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines-Diliman came up with a study for a “refueling“ station for electric vehicles in the region. The study aims to characterize Li-Ion batteries for rapid charging which includes the determination of proper charging rate and charging algorithm. The study also aims to develop and characterize a charging infrastructure and the development of a smart Battery Control Unit that implements a communication protocol with an off-board charger. The result of the study will benefit government projects that implement electric vehicles as well as individuals who would like to try an alternatively powered means of transportation.

Hands-on Minds-on: Microscale Chemistry, HOMOMICH Workshop (DOST-NCR GIA Funded) One project that will benefit schools that lack sufficient S&T laboratories is the “Lab in a Box” or “Laboratory in a small box”. The concept behind this technology is a microscale techniques in chemistry that contains small replicas of a 50 barrel long stemmed pipettes, chemical compounds stored in pipettes, plastic reaction vessels and containers that only can be found in a large setup setting of a chemistry laboratory. The project aims at equipping teachers and students with an affordable and easy to use science teaching aide for chemistry lessons.The package provides practical and simple illustration of chemistry principles that can be easily taught by teachers and appreciated by students. The project is spear headed by Ms. May M. Pagsinohin, the executive direction of the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology.

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expanding

services

Linking with Academe, Councils and Consortia DOST-NCR is active in numerous networking activities through the membership of its Regional Director, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, in the Board and Committees of the academe, consortia and councils. Dr. Fortuna is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Marikina Polytechnic College (MPC), the Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) and Taguig City University (TCU). Dr. Fortuna is also the Chairperson of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. One of the initiatives undertaken by DOST-NCR in support of this group was the conduct of a seminar-forum on disaster risk management. A number of relevant topics were discussed in the seminar-forum by representatives from DOST agencies such as PAGASA, STII, PHILVOCS and PNRI.

Biodiversity Project within the DOST Compound For a number of years now, DOST-NCR has been taking the lead in maintaining and beautifying the DOST Compound. One of the initiatives toward this end, and in support of the National Greening Program (NGP), DOST signed a MOA with DENR which involved allotting 15,000 sq. m. of DOST land for the establishment of a nursery that would serve the seedling needs of the National Capital Region and nearby provinces. DOST-NCR serves as the main coordinator for the project, including monitoring with DENR-NCR. Aside from establishing a nursery of tree species within the compound, DOST also established a nursery of medicinal plants, which has been called a healing garden, with DOST-PCHRD as the funding agency.

Seminar -Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction

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reaching out to

metro manila & beyond

In 2012, DOST-NCR’s S&T promotion surpassed its targets in various forms of media with 20 radio interviews, 35 featured news items for print and web releases, and 13 TV exposures. DOST-NCR also joined 10 Science and Trade fairs, expositions and exhibits organized by DOST and other public and private agencies and groups and organized 5 press conferences to inform the public about the agency’s projects and programs.

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Press Conference with other directors from South Luzon Cluater with Usec. Carol M. Yorobe

Regional Provincial Fairs and Exhibits DOST-Sponsored: Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery, April 12, 2012, DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City 2012 National Science and Technology Week: Science, Technology and Innovation: Working for Growth and Development, July 10-14, 2012, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

By Invitation from Other Agencies:

“Teknolohiyang, Kagalingan, Pakinabangan”, S&T Expo 2012, February 16-7, 2012, FETI University Activity Center, Sta. Ana, Manila City

KABISIG Government expo and Trade Fair, February 22-25, 2012, SM. Megamall, Mandaluyong City 2nd Malabon Women’s Fair, March 16, 2012, Malabon City Amphitheater, Malabon City Right-holder’s Congress and Akbay-Kapwa Convergence Caravan, May 15, 2012, Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City Handog Kay P-Noy Jobs and Livelihood Expo/11th Pamilyang OFWs-MSMEs Expo, June 7, 2012, Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC), Pasay City 23rd Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair, August 16-19, 2012, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City Student Entrepreneurial Fair, September 12, 2012, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City Metro Trade Fair (A Festival of NCR Products and Services), December 5-9, 2012, Fesitval Mall, Muntinlupa City

Press Conferences Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery, April 12, 2012, DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City

2012 National Science and Technology and Innovation: Working for Growth and Development, July 10, 2012, SMX Convention, Pasay City Forum on Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), July 13, 2012, SMX Convention, Pasay City “Lamok lamok, paano kita matetepok”, Press Conference, July 27, 2012, La Breza Hotel, Quezon City DOST-NCR Roadshow 2012 and Forum on Exploring Multisectoral Strategies to Strengthen Philippine MSMEs, December 12-13, 2012, Heritage Hotel, Pasay City

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Radio Interviews Title of Show / Topic/Broadcaster

Date

Station

Clonal Nursery Groundbreaking (Dexter Canibe)

April 12, 2012

DZMM

Clonal Nursery Groundbreaking (Mely Tenorio)

April 12, 2012

ZRB PBS/D

Clonal Nursery Groundbreaking (Cathy Cruz)

April 12, 2012

DWAD

Clonal Nursery Groundbreaking (Ina Teves)

April 12, 2012

PNA

OL Trap " Heathy Chat at Shonshine (Ms. Grace Balico)

May 31, 2012

DZAR Sonshine Radio

Ms Tess Ramirez

June 1, 2013

DZRB

DZMM Teleradyo: Bago Yan Ah

June 3, 2012

DZMM Teleradyo ABSCBN Channel 2

DZMM Teleradyo: OL Trap (Korina Sanchez)

June 15, 2012

DZMM Teleradyo ABSCBN Channel 2

OL Trap (Mely Tenorio)

June 17, 2012

DZRB

NSTW (Tess Ramirez)

July 9, 2012

DZRB

NSTW (Cathy Cruz)

July 10, 2012

DWAD

SETUP (Mely Tenorio)

July 12, 2012

DZRB

NSTW (Precy lazaro)

July 12, 2012

DWBL

DZMM eleradyo OL Trap

August 1, 2012

DZMM Teleradyo

SETUP and Other DOST NCR program and services/DWBR "Mornings with M"/Ms. Mila Alora

September 8, 2012

DWBR

SETUP and Other DOST NCR program and services/Radyo ng BAyan "Mornings with M"/Ms. Mila Alora

September 9, 2012

Radyo ng Byan

Mr. Dexter Ganibe and Ms. Ruby Cristobal “Bago Yan Ah" / DOST SETUP assistance

December 9, 2012

DZMM

Ms. Cathy Cruz / DOST NCR Road Show

December 12, 2012

DWAD

Ms. Mely Tenorio / DOST NCR’s Forum on “Exploring Multisectoral Strategies to Strengthen Philippine MSMEs”

December 13, 2012

DZRB

DZEC 1062 Radyo Agila Mr. Rey Mercaral “Pambansang Almusal Weekend” DOST SETUP assistance and DOST NCR Roadshow

December 16, 2012

DZEC 1062 Radyo Agila

DOST- NCR’s Engr. Rons Trevalles and DOST-ITDI’s Ms. Annabelle Briones discussing OL-Trap at the DZMM Teleradyo Bago Yan Ah interview.

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Onsite interview of Ms. Aleine Sacdalan-Ramos of Marka Sasa, on SETUP assistance.

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DZRB and DZAR Radio Inteviews

Print and Web Articles Released Title

Issued

Entrepreneurs told: Adopt new technology

January 20, 2012

Sen. Angara, Chancellor Saloma, Rep. Haresco lead guests in tech, quality, productivity conference

February 2, 2012

Water lily harvester ng DOST at MMDA inilunsad sa Taguig

February 16, 2012

Pinoy Microentrepreneurs Share New Skills, Insights at the ME Naman Convention

February 22-24, 2012

Top Pinoy Micro-entrepreneurs gathered in Manila

February 23, 2012

Tablea manufacturer gets help for expansion from DOST SETUP

March 7, 2012

Lettuce Be! Marikina folk go hydroponic

March 25, 2012

Clonal Nursery Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at DOST

April 17, 2012

Clonal Nursery site ng mga Paramihing Punong-Kahoy Ilalagay sa Bicutan

April 17, 2012

FNRI encourages LGUs and NGOs to produce complementary foods for undernourished children

May 7. 2012

Strategic and Critical Thinking Workshop last May 10-11, 2012

May 1, 2012

DOST supports tablea manufacturer

May 14, 2012

Quezon City still a dengue hotspot

May 15, 2012

Muntinlupa, kaisa sa Earth Day Celebration

May 15, 2012

Bitag sa mga kiti-kiti ipinamahagi dahil sa dumaraming kaso ng dengue

May 15, 2012

DOST gives 435,000 OL traps public schools

June 2, 2012

Government drive against dengue set in schools

June 5, 2012

Tagalog News: 435,000 mosquito OL traps ipinamahagi ng DOST sa mga eskwelahan

June 9, 2012

Convergence of DENR and DOST equals “State of the ART Clonal Nursery”

July 25, 2012

DOST intensifies campaign vs dengue

July 28, 2012

DOST set ups fight vs. dengue mosquito

July 31, 2012

DOST Digest: DOST steps up fight against dengue via OL Trap Info Campaign

August 2012

Full page ad souvenir magazine of the “5th Pacific Asia Conference on Mechanical Engineering”

August 28-30, 2012

Tagalog News: DOST, mayroon nang patent information desk sa mga silid-aklatan

September 18, 2012

Manila Bulletin Mr. Edd K. Usman / “SMSEs Assured of DOST Support”

December 13, 2012

SMSEs Assured of DOST Support

December 21, 2012

DOST’s SETUP improves SME’s Productivity

December 30, 2012

Trainings to Ease Transition from IPv4 to IPv6

December 30, 2012

DOST-NCR Highlights in October

December 30, 2012

DOST-NCR Installs Automatic Rain Gauges

December 30, 2012

Mga Programa ng SETUP hatid ng DOST-NCR

December 24-30, 2012

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TV Interviews

Title of Show /Topic

Date

Station

Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery

04/12/2012

GMA 7

Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery

04/12/2012

IBC 13

Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery

04/12/2012

TV5

Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery

04/12/2012

GNN News TV

Groundbreaking Ceremonies for DOST-DENR Clonal Nursery

04/12/2012

Solar TV

TV Patrol: Bitag sa mga kiti-kiti ipinamamahagi dahil sa dumaraming kaso ng dengue

05/15/2012

ABSCBN Channel 2

DZMM Teleradyo: Bago Yan Ah

3-Jun-12

DZMM Teleradyo

Unang Hirit

7-Jun-12

GMA 7

DZMM Teleradyo

15-Jun-12

DZMM Teleradyo

Solar news

20-Jul-12

Solar News

Teleradyo

1-Aug-12

DZMM Teleradyo

DOST’s Initiative on Disaster Risk and Management

26-Sep-12

On-line / live feed

DOST SETUP assistance

July 12, 2012

DZRB

Mr. Dexter Ganibe and Ms. Ruby Cristobal

July 12, 2012

DWBL

“Bago Yan Ah”

9-Dec-12

DZMM Teleradyo

Dr. Fortuna being interviewed by ABS-CBN News Reporter, Sol Aragones.

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Dir. Fortuna and JMK Jewelry CEO, Mr. Jonathan de Dios being interviewed at the DZMM teleradyo, Bago yan ah program.

Dir. Fortuna and Jamla Food Corp., CEO Mrs. Lulu Panopio being interviewed at the Bago Yan Ah, Teleradyo Program at DZMM.

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DOST- NCR wrapped up a busy year with its well-attended S & T Roadshow.

Started in 2007, the S & T Roadshow has been a distinctive biennial activity of DOST-NCR to promote the Agency’s S&T programs and activities. The activity also serves as an effective strategy to gather stakeholders in the industry, government and S&T community in Metro Manila. The cities of Quezon, Valenzuela, Caloocan and Malabon were highlighted in the 2012 roadshow. On the first day of the Roadshow on December 12, 2012, the group made up of DOST officials, government agency’ representatives, members of the media and DOST staff visited ten SETUP and GIA-funded beneficiaries, namely: Starwood Manufacturing Co., Inc.- an exporter of handicrafts and home decors made from indigenous materials; O.E.M Parts Manufacturing Corporation – which manufacturers metals and stainless steel accessories for automotive, furniture and construction industries; Quantitative Enterprises Philippines - maker of sports and promotional toy ball products; JMK Jewelry Manufacturing- which fabricates high-fashion jewelries that include indigenous materials; Golden Hands Manufacturing Corporation- maker of export-quality bagoong, juices, sardines, sauces and preserves; Marka Sasa Enterprises- which makes highly saleable sukang paombong, soy sauce, banana catsup and hot sauces; and, CaterKing- a commissary of Goto King which manufactures bottled seafood, pickles, and meat products. The group also visited a DOST-NCR Grant-in Aid (GIA)-funded project, the Mother Ignacia National Social Apostolate Center (MINSAC). MINSAC is the social service arm of a congregation which promotes entrepreneurship and self-reliance through its livelihood support program that produces home-care products like powder detergent, dishwashing liquid, laundry bleach and fabric conditioner. Aside from featuring SETUP and DOST NCR GIA-funded projects, the group also had the chance to see DOST-NCR’s other supported programs, such as the Automated Rain Gauges installed in Valenzuela City and the IPv6 trainers training for the faculty and staff of the City of Malabon University. DOST-NCR’s media friends who joined the first day of the Roadshow included the following: STII media group, Ms. Maria Catherine Cruz and Mr. Jimmy Camba of DWAD, Mr. Rommel San Pascual and Mr. Joy Navarro of DWBL, Mr. Wally Villlamejor of DZXL/Opinyon, Ms. Melly Tenorio and Tes Ramirez of DZRB, Ms. Precy Lazaro of DWBL/People’s Monitor, Mr. and Mrs. Mary Jane and Michael Balaquer of Diaryong Tagalog, Ms. Melpha Abello of Agriculture Magazine, Ms. Susan Layos of PSci Journ National, Mr. Paul Icamina of Malaya, Mr. Edd Usman of Manila Bulletin, Ms. Ester Gallardo of Midday Newswee, Mr. Raffy Rico and Jimmy Camba of Manila Star, and Ms. Veronica Hernandez of Greenfields.

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Dir. Fortuna awards certificate of appreciation to Starwood Manufacturing Corporation Inc.’s owners Mr. Larry and Evelyn Tan.

2013 Roadshow participants looking in the facilities of one of the SETUP adoptor visited, the Quantitative Enterprises Philippines (QEP), local makers of sports ball.

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Mrs. Teresa Laurel, Cater King CEO, raising a question at the forum.

Mr. Mon Lopez discussing the plans and program of Go Negosyo at the forum.

Dr. Fortuna presenting the plans and programs of DOST-NCR for MSMEs for the future during the forum on Exploring Multisectoral Strategies to Strengthen Philippine MSMEs at The Heritage Hotel, Pasay City.

For the second day, on December 13, 2012, DOST-NCR organized a seminar-forum entitled “Exploring Multisectoral Strategies to Strengthen Philippine MSMEs ” which was attended by the Agency’s private sector, industry, academe and government partners. The activity was aimed at acquainting entrepreneurs, industry players and other stakeholders on the initiatives being undertaken by various sectors to strengthen Philippine MSMEs. The Speakers for the forum represented the best and the brightest in their respective fields, namely: Mr. Mon Lopez, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship or more popularly known as Go Negosyo, who also represented RFM Corporation as its Vice President for Strategic Planning.

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Mr. Lopez presented some of the programs of big companies like SM, Shopwise and RFM that employ about 80 percent of out-of-school youth. The programs encourage these young people to continue their studies while at the same time educating them on how to become entrepreneurs. During his talk, Mr. Lopez emphasized the relevance of Go Negosyo’s advocacy in developing an enterprising Filipino culture with entrepreneurial knowhow. Mr. Lopez concluded his speech with a challenge to MSMEs to be more innovative and creative and to use the market-driven approach in producing their products. The government sector was represented in the forum by Dr. Rhodora Leano, Executive Director of the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED), and by Dr. Virgilio Fulgencio, Executive Director of the Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC). Dr. Leano discussed the 2013 DTI SME Development Project which features the following strategies: the Shared Service Facility (SSF)- which aims at improving the quality and productivity of MSMEs through provision of processing/and or manufacturing tools, machinery and equipment for common use by industry clustered beneficiaries; the Philippine Traceability for Revitalized Agriculture Competitiveness Enhancement (PTRACE)- which enhances the competitiveness and establishment of international product quality and safety standards on some of the country’s agricultural and fishery products like banana, pineapple, coconut, tuna and mango; and the Access to Small Enterprise of Sound Lending Opportunities (ASENSO)- which addresses the unique financing needs of micro entrepreneurs for credit assistance with either short-term or long term funds. Dr. Fulgencio, for his part, gave an overview of the Philippine Quality Award Program and the Philippine Quality Challenge which centers on promoting standards on organizational performance, including quality and productivity performance in the public and private sectors, as well as in large and micro businesses systems. Prof. Nestor O. Raneses, Director of the University of the Philippines-Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI), spoke in behalf of the academe. According to Prof. Raneses, colleges and universities are strengthening their respective entrepreneurial courses. In the case of UP-ISSI, they have their own model which is the “experiential-based training– learning by doing” model. He also presented the curriculum Capability Enhancement Seminars (CES) for SMEs and financial institutions (FIs) and UP-ISSI’s trainings, consultancies and research that MSMEs can avail of. DOST’s Regional Offices was represented by Engr. Rowen Gelonga, Regional Director of DOST-6, who presented a report on the benchmarking study-trip that the Regional Directors did on the Food Processing Industries of Thailand and Taiwan. Engr. Gelonga showed the current practices in production and marketing and the linkages with other sectors by the food industry in the two countries. The list of best practices in the food industries in Taiwan and Thailand was a veritable wish list for the participants in the forum. Dr. Teresita Fortuna, Regional Director of DOST-NCR, was the last to speak when she outlined DOSTNCR’s plans and programs for 2013. Among the activities lined up for the coming year is the continuing provision of appropriate technologies through SETUP; localizing the fabrication of processing equipment by strengthening local fabricators and the academe; providing funds for “shop floor” R&D; developing product process/technology development, including contract research, packaging and labeling, testing and product standardization; and technical skills enhancement activities such as training, strengthening linkages, technical and consultancy services and establishing a sustainable supply of raw materials through industry clustering and supply chain linking.

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DOST-NCR Staff at the 2012 SETUP Roadshow Forum at Heritage Hotel, Pasay City

DOST-NCR Manpower Profile One of the youngest Regional Offices created in 2004, DOST-NCR is made up of 34 highly-motivated and committed personnel. Of the 34 employees, 13 are permanent employees, 14 are contractual employees, while seven are employed under a job order status.

DOST-NCR Staff Complement

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DOST-NCR’s distribution of personnel by S&T Activity is divided into two categories, with 21 personnel under technical services and 12 personnel from general administration and support services.

Distribution of 2012 Personel By S&T Activity

Classified according to gender, DOST-NCR’s manpower has an almost equally shared work pool with 53 percent male employees and 47 percent female employees

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Distribution of Personnel by Status of Appointment and by Gender

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In terms of skills upgrading, in 2012 two DOST-NCR personnel acquired Masters degrees in various fields of specialization, two staff members earned a Government Radio Operator’s Certification, and two others passed the Patent Qualifying Examination (PAQE) for Patent Agents administered by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

DOST-NCR’s Assistant Regional Director for Finance and Administration Services, Mr. Jose Patalinjug III graduated with a degree in Masters in Public Management from Ateneo de Manila University.

Ms. Elvin Almazar, Cluster Manager of PAMAMAZON and the lead for the training program services of DOST-NCR, finished her Master’s in Public Administration from Taguig City University

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List of DOST-NCR Personnel Name

Designation

Educational Background

Office of the Regional Director (OD) Teresita C. Fortuna

Regional Director

Doctor in Business Management MS in Horticulture BS Agriculture major in Postharvest Physiology

Joanna S. Ravara

Science Research Analyst

BS Information Technology

Jon Jon M. Almazan

Science Research Analyst

BS Computer Engineering

Technical Operations Division (TOD) Allan R. Leodigario Plete

Engineer V

BS Civil Engineering

Rosalie B. Formento

Project Development Officer IV

BS Chemical Engineering

Angelina M. Go

Project Evaluation Officer IV

Romelen T. Tresvalles

Senior Science Research Specialist

BS Commerce Major in Accounting Master In Business Management BS Chemical Engineering

Rogelio B. Prospero

Senior Science Research Specialist

Oscar B. Sevilla

Science Research Specialist II

Elvin B. Almazar

Science Research Specialist II

Aldin Layaguin

Engineer II

BS Agriculture major in Agronomy Master in Public Administration BS Mechanical Engineering

Alvin G. Germino

Science Research Specialist II

BS Electronics and Communication Engineer

Jennifer A. Palaganas

Science Research Specialist I

BS Forestry Major in Agroforestry

Lota M. Paras

Science Research Specialist I

BS Chemical Engineering

Warren D. Gomez

Science Research Specialist I

BS Civil Engineering

Jomer DM. Tiamson

Science Research Specialist I

BS Forestry maj. in Forest Envi. & Res. Mgmt.

Bonifacio B. Tamparong Jr.

Science Research Analyst

BS. Food Technology

Vanessa Neillizzle G. Bacolcol

Science Research Analyst

BS Chemical Engineering

Ferdinand C. Opalalic

Science Research Assistant

BS Computer Science

BS Chemical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Food Engineering BS Chemical Engineering

Information and Communication Section (ICS) Marcelo, Aurora F.

Senior Science Research Specialist

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Atienza, Kim L.

Science Research Specialist

BS Computer Science

Finance and Administrative Services (FAS)

Mae Antonette A. Sta. Clara

Administrative Officer V and Assistant Regional Director, FAS Accountant III

BS Business Administration maj. in Management Master in Public Management BS Accountancy

Roquita Y. Bernaldez

AO V- Cashier

BS Commerce major in Accounting

Marian R. Bagtas

Science Research Specialist II

BS Computer Science

Glen T. Dabela

Science Research Analyst

Computer Engineering Technology

Grace I. Sablan

Computer Operator I

BS Accountancy

Lara Joyce B. Leones

Computer Operator I

BS Commerce ma.j. in Banking and Finance

Noriel D. Balingit

Labor Foreman

Electronics System Technician (Vocational)

Gerardo M. Macamoy

Driver II

BS Nursing (undergraduate)

Nomer Villarino

Administrative Aide VI

Auto Mechanic (Vocational)

Adelardo M. Mabolo, Sr.

Laborer I

Elementary graduate

Joel B. Magtangob

Laborer I

Elementary graduate

Jose B. Patalinjug III

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DOST-NCR’s Director and staff with Sec. Montejo and USec. Yorobe at the 2012 PSTD National Conference on DOST Program, Cebu City

DOST-NCR’s Director Fortuna and ARD for FAS Mr. Patalinjug with DOSTNCR staff during the tree planting at DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City.

DOST-NCR Director and staff doing brainstorming activities during the mid-year planning workshop at Astoria Plaza, Ortigas, Pasig City.

DOST-NCR’s Regional Director Dr. Fortuna, ARD for FAS Mr. Patalinjug and staff at the South Luzon Cluster Fair at San Fernando, Pamapanga

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List of CY 2012 DOST-NCR Training Attended by DOST-NCR Staff No. Title of Training 1. Technical Guidance Seminar-Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction 2. Basic Communication Research Workshop for Information Officers and Promotion Managers 3. Annual Assembly of DOST Financial and Administrative and Planning Officers for CY2012 4. Government Procurement 5. National Consultative Forum (Strengthening of Interregional S&T ClusterBased IDEA Teams) 6. ISO Awareness and Internal Quality Audit (IQA) 7. Government Manpower Information System (GMIS) 8. Seminar-Workshop on IPv6 Unleased 2012: Conference and Training 9. MIAP National Convention: Optimizing our Resources to Sustain and Strengthen the Metalworking Industry 10. Invent School Program Trainer's Training 11. Estalishment of Preventive Maintenance System3 12. 38th FNRI Seminar Series on Food and Nutrition Research and S&T Activities 13. Software Training on Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (REDAS) 14. Global Pack 2012 International Packaging Conference and Exhibit 15. Open TBI-Techno Center Business Matching Activity 16. 6th Annual Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Tecgnologies for Green Growth 17. IDEA Team Training - Problem Solving and Analysis (Equipment and Troubleshooting) 18. IDEA Team Benchmarking 19. DOST Branding and DOST Mediacore National Conference 20. Financial Planning and Management 21. Formulating and Writing a Recordkeeping Policies and Procedure Handbook 22. Seminar on Basic Photography and Feature Writing

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DOST Usec. Dela Peña and DOST Regional Director, Dr. Fortuna receives the plaque for official awarding of DOST-NCR as an Innovation and Packaging Support Office (ITSO) during the launching of ITSO’s by IPO Phil.

Participants to the Basic Communication Research Workshop for Information Officers and Promotion Managers in Davao City

In-house training on Advanced Excel Application

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Participants to the National Consultative Forum on Strengthening of Interregional S&T Cluster Based IDEA Team in San Fernando, Pampanga.

In-house training on Basic Photography and Feature Writing

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Financial Resources DOST-NCR’s budget in 2012 increased by about 50 percent compared to previous years. In 2012, DOST-NCR’s budget amounted to PhP 21,088, 000 of which the bulk, 75 percent amounting to PhP 15,851,000, was allocated for the monitoring and operational expenses of the office and about 25 percent or PhP5,237,000 allocated for personal services.

DOST-NCR’s Per GAA CY 2004 – 2012

Distribution of CY 2012 General Appropriation Act

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Other Source of Funds DOST-NCR’s budget is supplemented by other funding means, mostly from projects sourced out from funding agencies within DOST. These include projects such as: DOST-NCR Region-Office Managed SETUP-NCR; DOST O/L Trap in Schools Natinwide Proj. 2; Development Training and Monitoring of O/L traps in Schoolbased O/L trap Roll-out; Technical Assistance and Institutional Support for the implementation of the SETUP; Promotion Via Forum of SETUP and the Best SETUP Adoptors from DOST’s 16 Regions; Promotion of DOST’s Technical Assistance and Services, and the Consortia in the Regions in the 2012 NSTW (DOST Regional Offices 2012 NSTW Exhibit); Survey of 2011 R&D Expenditures and Human Resoruces in Government, Higher Education and Private Non-Profit Sectors; Packaging and Label Design Development Assistance for MSMEs in NCR; and DOST-NCR’s Human resource Development Training Program for CY 2012.

A-SETUP B-OL Trap C-TAIS D-Reg. GIA E-Promotional F-NSTW G-Survey R&D H. Packaging I. HRDP

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a fitting year-ender:

winners all

Thirteen DOST-NCR SETUP Adoptors Graduate After three years of continued assistance, specifically on innovation system vis a vis equipment upgrading, the following thirteen (13) companies received Certificates of Completion from SETUP:

Francisco Food Specialties Sunlight Foods Corporation Ade Food Products Jamla Food Corporation MM Guanzon, Inc. Midwest Food Industries, Inc. Metro Arms Corporation Kaakbay Entre Worker Cooperative Zippy Source Ventures Mandaluyong Industrial and General Services Co. Pingloy Enterprises Holsum Foods Inc. Numan Food Supplement.

These companies received assistance through equipment upgrading, free consultancy services, and other relevant trainings and seminars which enabled them to: increase production capacity by up to 300%; augment their income by about 100%; improve production and quality of their products through proper plant layout; decrease or eliminate outright product rejects; and eased the operation of the companies. Midwest Food Industries, Inc. Wins Best Regional SETUP Adoptor Award Midwest Food Industries, Inc., makers of Lot’s A Pizza , one of the most famous pizzas in the country, was awarded as 2012’s Best Regional SETUP Adoptor for NCR during the SETUP Forum on July 13, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The Best Regional SETUP Adoptor Award was given to SETUP beneficiaries whose company showed the most substantial improvement because of the technical assistance provided by DOST. DOST-NCR’s Regional Inventions Winner Takes Top Prize in National Invention Contest DOST-NCR’s Regional Winner of the TUKLAS Invention Award, Challenge 21, took the top prize in the 2012 National Inventions Contest and Exhibit (NICE) which was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Inventor Leonardo Mejia Yu received the cash prize of P150,000.00 for his invention Challenge 21, which employs the playing principles of tic-tac-toe, scrabble, bingo and basketball and which stimulates mental alertness, critical thinking and good observation skills from its players.

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Manila Science High School represented NCR in the Philippine Nuclear Science Quiz Manila Science High School students Jasper S. Jamir and Joseph Christopher Doroja bested their counterparts to earn the right to represent the National Capital Region in the 2012 Philippine Nuclear Science Quiz. Other winners included Owen Tito O. Mallapre and Joshua Martin Kalaw of the Philippine Science High School Main and the tandem of Coleen J. Ginete and Jayson R. Gacutno of Pasay City East High School who bagged the second and third prizes respectively.

Manila Science HIgh School. NCR’s Winner for Philippine Nuclear Science Quiz

DOST-NCR, together with the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), organized the Regional Elimination Round for the Philippine Nuclear Science Quiz for secondary schools to enhance young people’s awareness of, understanding and interests in nuclear science and technology and its beneficial applications. The quiz was one of the activities held to celebrate the 2012 Atomic Energy Week.

Regional Director, Dr. Fortuna awards certificate of completion to Mrs. Tess Ngan Tian of Midwest Food Industries, Inc., during the 2nd day of S&T Roadshow at Heritage Hotel, Pasay City.

DOST Sec. Montejo, Usec. Yorobe and Dir. Fortuna awards a plaque of recognition to Mrs. Ngan Tian , Midwest Food Industries maker of “Lot A Pizza” as the Regional Winner for the BEST SETUP adoptor for NCR.

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looking

forward to

Helping the Industry DOST-NCR has already lined up a number of high-impact projects for the coming year. Anticipating a larger fund allocation for the implementation of its various projects, DOST-NCR is again gearing up to spearhead technological innovation in the metropolis. DOST-NCR will continue to implement SETUP projects, looking to add more clients to its list of beneficiaries. The Agency will also be working to update guidelines to fast-track project implementation and expand sector coverage to help more MSMEs in the region. Technical and consultancy services will be further strengthened, with experts coming from the academe, industry and DOST’s RDIs. Technical teams like the Food Safety Team, the Energy Audit and Cleaner Production teams and the Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program (MPEX) consultancy group will also be fully mobilized. To more comprehensively assist the industry in terms of process improvement and productivity, DOST-NCR’s assistance will not only focus on the technical aspects of production but on the marketability of the product as well This may be in the form of contract research with DOST RDIs and the academe. Moreover, assistance to companies to enable them to comply to local and international product standards will be done through linkages with ITDI, testing facilities, FDA, BAFPS and BPS. To help the industry in strengthening links within the supply chain, DOST-NCR will spearhead the industry clustering and supply chain project that would encourage companies to cluster together especially in areas where raw materials are sourced. Aside from SETUP, DOST-NCR will also promote special funding for projects that include venture financing, purchase order financing, business incubation within DOST facilities, and even IP management and assistance to further help the industry.

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Helping the Community DOST-NCR is looking forward to the full implementation of the Technology-based Enterprises Development or Technoville project in Metro Manila. The Technoville project is DOST’s strategy to address poverty in the country through the application of science and technology- based interventions to generate livelihood, ensure food security and develop a healthy, physically safe and sustainable environment. Different project concepts will be given to the four selected technoville sites, namely: Barangay Tanza, Valenzuela City; Barangay 201, Pasay City; Barangay Tumana, Marikina City and Southville, Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City. The activities and programs planned for the project are focused on promoting health and safety; livelihood; education; and health and nutrition. Projects such as livelihood trainings and skills upgrading, as well as the establishment of common service processing facilities for food and non-food products will be done. To address the health and nutrition concerns in the area, DOST-NCR will implement the transfer of technology for complementary foods and organize trainings/seminars on O/L trap, meal management and urban agriculture. To address concerns on literacy, DOST-NCR has outlined a number of initiatives, including organizing review classes for DOST scholarships in the secondary and tertiary levels, and installing an e-library or STARBOOKS in key locations.

Helping the Public DOST-NCR will continue to address the concerns of its varied stakeholders in the region through, among other activities, the conduct of an investors’ fora and techno clinics to promote DOST/industry and academe-developed technologies, DOST’s common service and testing facilities for food, and the services of the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratories (ADMATEL). To promote Filipino inventions and innovations, DOST-NCR will continue to support the localization/fabrication of processing equipment, provide funds for shop floor R&D, and conduct S&T related promotion such as the Regional Inventions Contest and Exhibit (RICE) and the National Science and Technology Week. The Agency will further maintain, and even strengthen, linkages with other government line agencies, academe, LGUs, industry associations and the public.

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