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TABLE OF CONTENTS Regional Director’s Message Messages

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DOST-NCR Vision Executive Summary Enterprise Development

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Innovation System Support Fund

Technology Transfer

Other Supported Areas

Packaging and Labeling

Trainings for the MSMEs Strengthening Linkages 40 Supporting Key Sectors through DOST Technologies 46 Disaster Food Environment Livelihood Technical Consultancy

Bringing S&T Closer to Filipinos Human Resource Development Financial Program of DOST-NCR Gearing Towards 2016 Partner with Us

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Regional Director’s Message

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he past year marks further milestones for DOST-NCR as it continued to work steadfastly in promoting quality public service to Filipinos. It is through the unrelenting steering of government-funded research that it is able to provide support to its clientele and industry partners. Stepping up to take on the challenges of globalization and the ASEAN integration, the agency has never been more committed in delivering projects and services to create a conducive climate for innovation among local entrepreneurs. In 2015, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) remained as a priority with funding amounting to PhP 42,540,000.00. In sum, it was able to fund 219 interventions for 32 firms throughout the year. Emphasizing the effectiveness of the agency’s implemented monitoring and evaluation scheme for SETUP is the noted 95 percent refund rate for the year. Another highlight for DOST-NCR’s implementation of the program was the recognition for five of its SETUP beneficiaries in the region to the ASEAN Business Awards in November 2015, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bringing additional global recognition to the Department’s services is DOST-NCR’s heading of the Task Group Cyber/Information Technology during the APEC Economic Leader’s Meeting. Effectively safeguarding the cyber space from cyber threats and attacks showcased how the Philippines is also at par with international standards in the IT sector. Aside from the assistance provided to MSMEs and the industry sector, DOST-NCR provided continued assistance to the community sector, academe, and Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Metropolis. It remained staunch in supporting projects focused on food safety, environmental protection, health promotion, disaster risk reduction management, and livelihood project generation. It is important to also underscore that at the heart of our every decision should be the welfare of the public. While we continue to execute and fund S&T-based projects, we from the DOSTNCR also ensure that all outputs generated from these will be effectively utilized by the Filipinos. This is because the fruits of our hard work will be futile if the results of our projects and publications will only remain in the shelves and not adopted by our intended users. Thus, in 2015, we continued to initiate activities that make S&T more accessible to the public through the celebration of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) and the Science Nation tour. New publications are also set to be released early 2016 to cultivate a richer knowledge bank.


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Moreover, we greatly value the synergy and collaboration we have with our industry partners. Thus, it is only but fitting that we recognize our active partners in implementing our programs and services through the launching of the DOST-NCR Stakeholders’ Summit in 2011. Included here are our partners in the academe, MSMEs, other government agencies, and SETUP adopters who have been actively utilizing technology interventions and learnings from DOST-NCR’s provided trainings. This has been another part of the year’s highlights as we recognized our partners during the celebration of the Stakeholders’ Summit 2015 last December. DOST-NCR has indeed gone a very long way since its inception in 2004. What initially started as a small office with three personnel has now grown to be one of DOST’s top performing agencies with its additional manpower and renovated facilities. With my last year of heading DOST-NCR, I am proud to be presenting its accomplishments through this Annual Report. Again, I would like to thank all our partners and stakeholders for joining us in our unceasing efforts to improve the lives of our fellowmen. It is my hope that you will continue to provide your utmost support to DOST-NCR’s future projects and endeavors in creating a more competitive Metropolis. In the coming years, I am confident that DOST-NCR will continue to produce outstanding efforts in promoting and adapting science, technology and innovation in the region. Through its committed manpower with a heart for public service, I am certain that a more competitive Metropolis where Filipinos will thrive is within sight.

DR. TERESITA C. FORTUNA Regional Director DOST-NCR


Secretary’s Message

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s the country’s primary vanguard for the promotion and advancement of science and technology (S&T), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is steadfast in its pledge to create a stronger and more competitive nation through science, technology and innovation. The year 2015 has been another fruitful and exemplary year for the DOST and the success of implementing its programs and projects will not be possible without the collective efforts of its agencies and institutions. As with the previous years, DOST-NCR continued to be a resolute and effective channel in changing Filipinos’ lives for the better through the use of S&T. Since its creation in 2004, it remained as one of the top performing agencies bringing S&T closer to Filipinos, particularly in the Metropolis. With the full swing of the ASEAN integration in 2015, DOST’s role in ensuring that our local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will be internationally competitive is of greatest importance. DOST-NCR’s assistance in effectively implementing DOST’s flagship program, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), is remarkable as underscored by having five of its beneficiaries being nominated in the ASEAN Business Awards. As echoed by the 2015 DOST-NCR Science Nation tour’s theme, “Agham na Ramdam: Science Nation for Every Juan”, more Filipinos even beyond the Metropolis definitely felt how S&T is instrumental in creating better lives through the agency’s performance in delivering the Department’s programs and services. I am confident that DOST-NCR will continue to exceed its targets and continue the kind of culture it exemplified during the past 12 years of exemplary public service by treading the “Daang Matuwid” path. Mabuhay!

MARIO G. MONTEJO Secretary Department of Science and Technology


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Message

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t is with great pleasure that I congratulate the DOST-NCR for delivering another outstanding performance for the year 2015.

The Philippines continues to adapt to the growing challenges posed by globalization and the nearing ASEAN integration. Projects anchored in the multifaceted branches of science covering the fields of healthcare, energy, agriculture and even the business sector remain as crucial in ensuring the country’s competitiveness. As such, the role of S&T to galvanize developments in making the country’s industry sectors more competitive and productive is undeniably crucial. This year, DOST-NCR has again exceeded its target accomplishments and ensured that its industry partners and clientele were prepared for the implementation of the ASEAN integration. With the effective assistance provided through SETUP, more local entrepreneurs in the region continue to thrive and even make a name in the international market. This is highlighted by having five of its beneficiaries as nominees to the recently concluded ASEAN Business Awards. At the DOST, we strongly believe integrating science with the government’s efforts to achieve progress and inclusive growth will help the nation become more globally competitive. Guiding us to realize this goal is the Department’s vision of believing that Filipinos should be empowered through a reservoir of scientific and technological know-how to attain higher productivity and better quality of life. Thus, DOST-NCR’s efforts in delivering publications to strengthen the country’s knowledge bank, and successfully conducting the Science Nation tour in the region, are equally commendable. Again, congratulations to Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna and staff. I am confident that DOST-NCR will continue to meet the challenges of the new year through its committed human resource with a heart for public service.

DR. CAROL M. YOROBE Undersecretary for Regional Operations Department of Science and Technology


Message

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would like to congratulate DOST-NCR for another outstanding year.

DOST, the Philippines’ lead agency in facilitating endeavors towards a progressive nation through S&T, continues to develop and implement programs that strengthens the country’s scientific and technological capabilities. Guided by the eight outcomes, the Department’s agencies and offices continue to weave a DOST story which communicates the benefits of its programs and projects to the public. In the Metropolis, it is DOST-NCR which continues to produce outstanding efforts in ensuring that DOST’s outcomes are realized. For instance, the role played by the agency in ensuring that our entrepreneurs were prepared for the ASEAN integration in 2015 is notable through the effective implementation of SETUP. Its contributions to preventing the occurrence of Dengue is also commendable as it takes the lead in the nationwide deployment of the Ovilarvicidal Trap. We at the DOST is also committed in our goal of advancing the country’s academic intellectual resources by encouraging the public, especially the youth, to take part in contributing to innovation endeavors anchored in the field of science. Thus, DOST-NCR’s successful celebration of the Science Nation tour last December perfectly anchors the Department’s mandate of ensuring that the outputs generated from our projects are being utilized and promoted for the benefits of Filipinos. Again, congratulations and may DOST-NCR remain steadfast in providing high quality service to Filipinos in the Metropolis and even beyond. Let us all move to promote innovation for sustainable development!

DR. URDUJAH A. TEJADA Assistant Secretary and Program Manager for Countryside Development Department of Science and Technology


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DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Who We Are The Department of Science and Technology- National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) answers the scientific and technological needs of various sectors in Metro Manila, and is the lead agency for promoting science and technology in the region. 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, local government units, the academe, and non-governmental organizations. Our Vision DOST-NCR envisions to be the leading “growth center” in the National Capital Region for technological innovation and adoption of S&T contributing significantly to enhance productivity and competitiveness of the industry and spearheads the application of S&T as a way of life. Our 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 • •

To attain a very satisfactory rating for the current year through the contiual 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 Dynamic Objective Supportive Trustworthy Noble Customer-driven Responsive

NCR NCR


Executive Summary

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he Philippines continues to adapt to the growing challenges posed by globalization and the implementation of the ASEAN integration in 2015. The country’s gates, along with those from its neighbor ASEAN communities, finally opened as a single common marketplace and production base through the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). With new opportunities for trade and export, it is of utmost importance to ensure that the country’s local products and services will thrive in a highly competitive global market. In the National Capital Region (NCR), it is DOST-NCR who continues to take on these challenges by shepherding innovations, programs and services anchored on science and technology (S&T) to foster global competitiveness for the region’s citizens, industries, and key sectors. In 2015, a total of PhP 42,540,000.00 was allotted to assist 32 MSMEs among the four cluster areas handled by DOST-NCR through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). This facilitated 219 types of technological interventions such as equipment upgrading, technology/ technical needs assessment, and consultancy services to SETUP’s beneficiaries. In sum, it provided free consultation to 20 firms on cleaner production; 11 firms on energy audit; 20 firms on food safety; and 98 firms on short-term technical assistance. A total of 139 trainings were also conducted for the MSMEs, Local Government Units, Academe and Communities under the region’s four clusters. The

trainings involved topics on food safety, cologne making, food processing and other body care products making. The year 2015 also earmarked a milestone for DOSTNCR as five of its SETUP beneficiaries were nominated in the ASEAN Business Awards. Further international recognition was highlighted as the agency led the Task Group Cyber/IT during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting last November 2015 in safeguarding the cyber space from cyber threats and attacks. DOST-NCR also recognizes that having strong collaboration from other government agencies and public and private institutions can warrant its goal of promoting S&T to facilitate better lives for Filipinos in the region. Thus, it continued to strengthen its linkages and networks to provide utmost support to its intended beneficiaries. In February 2015, it signed a Memorandum of Agreement with one of the country’s telecommunications giants, SMART, to facilitate a wider implementation and deployment of the Automated Rain Gauges (ARGs). This seeks to strengthen the country’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) measures to prevent and minimize casualties during typhoons. DOST-NCR also facilitated the conduct of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo (PCE-Go Negosyo) to launch the “Mentor Me


11 Program”. The MOU, which seeks to provide additional support to the country’s local entrepreneurs, was signed by DOST Assistant Secretary Urdujah A. Tejada. Aside from providing support to its clienteles in the industry, it delivered notable assistance to the academe, local government units (LGUs) and communities through an PhP 11,000,000.00 fund support from DOST-NCR’s Grants-in-Aid. The agency’s assistance focused on improving the following sectors: food; environment and health; livelihood; and disaster. Recognizing that academic institutions play a crucial role in harnessing S&T to produce effective research and development (R&D) outputs, it continued to provide funding assistance to the establishment of food laboratories in the Technological University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology. Similarly, it continued to promote awareness on the health benefits of Brown Rice, and initiated continued complementary feeding programs to selected beneficiaries among Technoville sites to combat malnutrition. Moreover, DOST-NCR remained as the lead agency in the nationwide implementation of the DOST Ovilarvicidal Trapping (OL Trap) system to curb the noted cases of Dengue. By the end of 2015, 481 schools were already implementing the OL Trap. Meanwhile, a bioreactor facility at the University of the Philippines Diliman was inaugurated last December 7, 2015 to address solid waste management in the areas, and promote a healthier environment for the area’s inhabitants. Three more bioreactors are set to be installed in 2016. Cognizant of the paramount role played by continuous job creation to foster a stronger nation, DOST-NCR conducted several livelihood trainings to the residents from its Technoville sites. Among these was the conduct of welding trainings where new sets of skilled welders and metal work experts are cultivated. Also committed to heed to the President’s call of ensuring the provision of maximum assistance to prevent casualties during the occurrence of

typhoons and calamities, DOST-NCR remained to support and implement projects on Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM). In 2015, two additional Automated Rain Gauges were installed while 19 hydromet devices were monitored and troubleshooted. The devices continuously provide rainfall measure data for trending and early warning, especially during calamities. In 2015, the agency also had the opportunity to promote its programs and services through 29 radio interviews; 31 print articles in commercial newspapers and DOST publications; six (6) conferences; 32 online write-ups; and 21 television interviews. DOST-NCR also brought its programs and services closer to Filipinos through exhibits, trade fairs, and contests such as the conduct of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit and the National Science and Technology Week. It is through the synergy of DOST-NCR with its valued partners in the media, industry, other government and non-government agencies and the academe that the effective implementation of these programs and services were met. As the strong network of support from its stakeholders and partner institutions warranted the effective implementation of its programs, the agency ensures that such collaborations will be recognized. Thus, since 2011, the agency has been recognizing its key partners and clientele through the celebration of a Stakeholders’ Summit. This was similarly celebrated in December 2015 as DOSTNCR capped the run of its productive year with the conduct of the Science Nation Festival. As DOST-NCR embarks on the new opportunities and challenges that go along 2016 and the coming years, its commitment to delivering programs and services that will provide better lives for Filipinos in the region remains steadfast. In the coming years, a more progressive and competitive Metropolis is within sight as DOST-NCR will remain staunch in cultivating a progressive region fueled by S&T. With more programs for its various supported sectors and a heart to serve Filipinos through treading the “Daang Matuwid” path, it is indubitable that DOSTNCR will again rise up to the challenge of the new year.


Strengthening the Country’s

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Micro, small and medium-sized

Enterprises

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he Philippines continues to flourish as one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia underscoring a notable mark in the global market.

In fact, the Philippines was ranked 45th among 140 economies worldwide based on the Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum in 2015. The ranking was based on an analysis anchored on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The GCI measures the levels of a country’s competitiveness in reference to the microeconomic and macroeconomic foundations of national competitiveness such as technological readiness, labor market efficiency and innovation, among others. Recognizing that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are one of the driving forces towards the nation’s continuously booming economy, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) remains to be a priority program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Launched in 2004 to deliver maximum support to the country’s MSMEs, SETUP transfers technologies and offers trainings and consultation services from science and technology (S&T) experts. Since its inception, SETUP has been providing assistance anchored on Technology Transfer Trainings, Technology Needs Assessment and Technical Consultancies, Packaging and Labeling, and the provision of Innovation System Support Fund. As the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) finally opened with the full implementation of the ASEAN Integration in 2015, ensuring that the country’s MSMEs will be internationally competitive is necessary. The role played by SETUP in making local MSMEs’ products in the region at par, or even better, with its neighbor countries is therefore important. In 2015, DOST-NCR remained resolute in implementing SETUP to support MSMEs in the Metropolis, especially now that there are more opportunities for trade through the AEC. The support provided through SETUP are detailed in the following pages.


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he agency consistently received a high percentage of refund rate from its SETUP beneficiaries since it has implemented the program for the region’s MSMEs. The high refund rate can be attributed to the effective implementation of DOSTNCR’s evaluation and monitoring process for the SETUP adoptors, and supplemented by the economic gains the beneficiaries received through the program.

For the year 2015, DOSTNCR noted a 95 percent refund rate from its SETUP beneficiaries.

Innovation System Support Fund Providing funding assistance to the country’s MSMEs continues to be a priority under SETUP. This fuels the continuous production capability enhancement of the beneficiaries under the program and similarly plays a vital role in sustaining the firms’ growth and development. In 2015, 219 interventions to MSMEs were funded by DOST-NCR through SETUP.

The interventions amounted to PhP 42,540,000.00 funding 219 interventions for 34 projects within the year. Overall SETUP Accomplishments Cluster Area

Number of Projects

Number of Interventions

Project cost Actual Fund (Includes unReleases funded projects) (Includes 2014 unfunded)

CAMANAVA

8

42

12,836,000.00

12,816,000.00

PAMAMARISAN

8

51

9,888,079.25

8,534,952.25

PAMAMAZON

8

67

9,877,420.00

9,055,820.00

MUNTAPARLAS

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59

8,616,569.60

8,616,569.60

Regionwide

2

3,516,658.15

3,516,658.15

TOTAL

42,540,000.00


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SETUP Core-Funded ISS Assisted Firms (CY 2015) CAMANAVA Beneficiary Quantitative Enterprises Philippines Life Source Multi Purpose Cooperative Greenmetal Electric Manufacturing Corporation Philippine Seawealth SAILE Industries Inc.

Cellokey Incorporated O.E.M. Parts Manufacturing Corporation SBMC

Project Title

Sector

Location

Improving Production Capability and Efficiency of Quantitative Enterprises Philippines

Others

Valenzuela City

Upgrading Production Capability and Improving Food Safety of Life Source Multi-Purpose Cooperative Improving Product Quality and Production Efficiency of Greenmetal Electric Manufacturing Corporation

Food

Malabon City

Food

Caloocan City

Improving Productivity and Food Safety of Phil Sea wealth Food Inc. Upgrading Production Capability and Improving the Quality of Zeolite Products of SAILE Industries, Inc. Upgrading Production Capability and Operational Efficiency of Cellokey Incorporated Improving Product Quality and Efficiency of Operations of O.E.M. Parts Manufactur-ing Corporation Upgrading Production Capability of SBMC Plastic Industry thru Automation of Produc-tion Process

Food

Navotas City

Metals and Engineering

Valenzuela City

Metals and Engineering Metals and Engineering

Valenzuela City Caloocan City

Metals and Engineering

Valenzuela City


SETUP Core-Funded ISS Assisted Firms (CY 2015) continuation PAMAMARISAN Beneficiary

Project Title

Sector

Location

Astetik Corporation

Upgrading the Production Equipment to Increase the Productivity and Improve Product Quality

Furniture

Pasig City

All Bialetti Corp.

Increasing the Production Capacity and Capability of All Bialetti Corp. Improving Productivity and Product Quality of Year Luck Food and Industrial Corporation Upgrading the Production Equipment to Increase the Production Capacity and Productivity of Natureearth Corporation Upgrading Production Capability and Increasing Capacity of Vegie Mix Corpration Upgrading the Production Capability and Improving Product Quality of Greatfitch Enterprise Upgrading Production Capability and Product Quality of Primark Tooling Industries Corporation Upgrading Production Capability and Increasing Competitiveness and Productivity of Uni-Pacific Powder Coat Corporation

Food

Pasig City

Food

Pasig City

Food

Mandaluyong City

Food

Pasig City

Others

Marikina City

Metals and Engineering Metals and Engineering

Pasig City

Year Luck Food and Industrial Corp. Natureearth Corporation Vegie Mix Corporation Greatfitch Enterprise

Primark Tooling Industries Corporation Uni-Pacific Powder Coat Corporation

Pasig City


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PAMAMAZON Beneficiary Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe

Project Title

Upgrading the Packaging and Production Process of Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe Valmarce Food Improving the Chocolate Foil and Marketing Corporation Twist Wrapping Line of Valmarce Food Marketing Corp. Season's Supreme Upgrading the Filling System of Season's Food and Juices Inc. Supreme Food & Juices Inc. Kamuning Bakery Upgrading the Production Operations of Corporation Kamuning Bakery Corporation Global Organic and Improving the Packaging and Quality Wellness Corp Control Operations of Global Organic and Wellness Corp. Biotraders Corporation Upgrading the Production Operations of Biotraders Corporation Panadynamics Upgrading the Bending and Cutting Industrial Co. Operations of Panadynamics Industrial Co. Rockwell Machine Shop Upgrading the Fabrication Process of Rockwell Machine Shop Co. Ltd.

Sector

Location

Food

Manila

Food

Quezon City

Food

Quezon City

Food

Quezon City

Food

Quezon City

Food

Quezon City

Metals and Engineering Metals and Engineering

Quezon City Sta. Ana, Manila


MUNTAPARLAS Beneficiary Lirashen Fashion Accessories

Project Title

Sector

Upgrading the Production Capability of Lirashen Fashion Accessories

Journey Woodblock Enterprises Moonbake Inc.

Upgrading the Production Capability of Journey Woodblock Ent. Enhancing the Production Capability and Food Safety Compliance of Moonbake Incorporated Noypi Enterprise Improving Productivity and Product Quality of Noypi Enterprise Tropical C-Fresh Improving the Productivity of Tropical C-Fresh Calamansi Juice Calamansi Juice Specialty Chefs on the Improving Productivity and Product Quality of Go, Inc. Specialty Chefs on the Go, Inc. Faith Machinery Center Enhancing the Production Capability and Efficiency of Faith Machinery Center DRJ Machine Shop Enhancing the Production Capability of DRJ Machine Shop

Location

Gifts, Handicrafts and Decors Furniture

Paranaque CIty

Food

Las Pinas City Paranaque CIty Paranaque CIty Las Pinas City Paranaque CIty Muntinlupa City

Food Food Food Metals and Engineering Metals and Engineering

Taguig City

Other Projects Under SETUP Cluster Area Regionwide Regionwide

Project Title Management and Monitoring Fund for the Implementation of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program 2015 DOST REGIONAL OFFICES NSTW EXHIBITS CUM FORA IN PROMOTING DOST PROGRAMS AND SERVICES


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Packaging and Labelling Another important aspect of making a product marketable is its packaging and labeling. As consumers initially notice products based on how they are presented, the packaging of products are vital in enticing and encouraging potential buyers to purchase the item among its competitors. It is in this regard that DOST designed programs that will provide assistance to the country’s MSMEs in improving the packaging and design of their products. Through SETUP, firms are assisted on improving their products’ current label design and packaging materials selection so they will conform to the mandatory requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2015, DOST-NCR provided Labeling Design Development Assistance to 30 firms. The companies were also provided with trainings and seminars to help them further improve their products’ packaging.

In 2015, DOST-NCR provided Packaging and Labeling Design Development Assistance to 30 firms.


Name of Client

Product

Location

AKKMA

Lagundi Syrup

CAMANAVA

Healthy Bites Food Products

Brown Rice

CAMANAVA

Marventure Corporation

Green Tea with Vinegar

CAMANAVA

Marisa’s Foods

Mango Juice

CAMANAVA

Malabon Patis

Fish Sauce

CAMANAVA

Joon B’s Native Home Kitchen

Polvoron de Pili

PAMAMARISAN

Persons’ with Disability Organization (PDOCCI) Tofu

PAMAMARISAN

Life Source Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Herbal Syrup

PAMAMARISAN

All Bialetti Corp.

Bolognese Sauce

PAMAMARISAN

Straight from the Kitchen

Tender Beef Caldereta

PAMAMARISAN

Earth’s Naturals

Organic Vinegar

PAMAMARISAN

Bio Traders Corporation

Cucumber Cocktail

PAMAMAZON

Heavenmade

Kimchi

PAMAMAZON

Life Pure Wellness Center

Malunggay Tea with Pandan

PAMAMAZON

Belove Inc.

Fruit Smoothe

PAMAMAZON

3 NR Foods

Popsicle

PAMAMAZON

Cayaba’s Food Products

Coffee

PAMAMAZON

Lola Nena’s Pichi Pichi

Adobong Tuyo

PAMAMAZON

Just Wish Perfumery

Perfume

PAMAMAZON

Tagumpay at Asenso Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TAMPC) Lucky Beans

Bagoong

PAMAMAZON

Fresh Tofu

PAMAMAZON

Nini’s Homemade Food Products

Special Polvoron

PAMAMAZON

Kapatiran Kaunlaran Foundation Inc.

Massage Oil

PAMAMAZON

Kylakylekevin Enterprise

Soya Coffee

PAMAMAZON

Marc Daniel’s Food Products

Soya Milk

PAMAMAZON

Calamansi Plus

Calamansi Juice

MUNTAPARLAS

Noypi

Soya Milk

MUNTAPARLAS

CJA Premium Finds

Brownie Crisps

MUNTAPARLAS

Tropical C

Calamansi Juice

MUNTAPARLAS

Vinoca Manufacturing

Calamnsi Juice

MUNTAPARLAS


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Technical Consultancy Services Provided Under SETUP

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o provide maximum support to the region’s manufacturing industry and community-based entrepreneurs, DOST-NCR continues to offer consultancy services anchored on product and labeling design; food safety; energy audit; cleaner production; and technology needs assessment services. This also seeks to upgrade the MSME’s production capabilities through product enhancement, improved work process and adoption of sustainable energy practices.

Food Safety Assessment

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he food safety consultancy program of DOST is designed to assist food processors and food service providers. This also includes the provision of assistance to those that are funded or established as a Non-Government Organization (NGO) or Local Government Unit’s (LGU) livelihood project. The provided consultancy is meant to help food processors improve their production processes; ensure product safety; and produce high quality goods. It seeks to create safer and more conducive working conditions for the firms’ workers and strengthen customer confidence for the products as well.

A total of 20 firms were assisted on food safety assessment in 2015 and this exceeded the target number for the year by eight.


Companies that received food safety assistance in 2015: Company Name

Location

Philippine Seawealth Corporation

Navotas City

S-Luck Corporation

Malabon City

Filipino Food Favorites

Pasig City

Ikos Bakery

Pasig City

Dimsum vs Sushi Commissary

Makati City

Season’s Supreme Food and Juices Inc.

Quezon City

Marc Daniel’s Food Products

Quezon City

Kimchilicious (Home-based Kimchi)

Quezon City

Lola Nena’s Pichi-pichi

Quezon City

Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe

Sampaloc, Manila

Cocogreen Corp.

Binondo, Manila

Nini’s Homemade Food Products

Manila

KylaKyleKevin Enterprise

Paco, Manila

Gileyn’s Bakery

Paco, Manila

Noypi Enterprises

Paranaque City

Tropical C-Fresh Calamansi

Paranaque City

Bast G. Holdings Inc.

Manila

MMGI

Paranaque City

TIPAS

Bicutan, Taguig City

CJ Calamansi

Paranaque City


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Energy Assessment

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n the advent of global warming where reduction of energy consumption is crucial, the conduct of energy assessment to assist firms in determining how they can manage and assess their energy use is vital. As a response, DOST-NCR continues to assist MSMEs in determining ways on how MSMEs can reduce their energy consumption for improved energy conservation and efficiency, as well as lower operating costs. In 2015, DOST-NCR’s energy assessment team assisted and visited 11 firms where recommendations for improved energy efficiency were provided.

In 2015, DOST-NCR’s energy audit team

assisted 11 firms where recommendations for improved energy efficiency were provided.

Company Name

Location

Filipino Inventors Research System Technologies (FIRST) Incorporated

Valenzuela City

SBMC Plastic Industry

Valenzuela City

Numan Food Supplement

Pasig City

Year Luck Food and Industrial Corp.

Pasig City

Cooperative Development Authority

Quezon City

Cooperative Development Authority

Quezon City

Edgesmetal and Technical Service Inc.

Paranaque City

Lola Nena’s Pichi-pichi

Quezon City


Cleaner Production Assessment

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he cleaner production consultancy service is provided to help MSMEs and local firms improve their production capability and ensure the provision of products which are safe for human consumption and the environment. In particular, the cleaner production consultancy service seeks to provide local MSMEs with a preventive environmental strategy to process products and services.

For the year 2015, DOST-NCR provided cleaner production consultancy services to

20 companies in the Metropolis.

Company Name

Location

Quantitative Enterprises Philippines

Valenzuela City

Global Organic and Wellness Corp.

Quezon City

Filipino Food Favorites, Inc

Pasig City

Al Bialetti Corporation

Mandaluyong City

Greatfitch

Marikina City

Nature Earth Corporation

Mandaluyong City

Yearluck Corporation Lola Nena’s Pichi-pichi

Pasig City Quezon City

Season's Supreme Food & Juices, Inc. Kimchilicious CocoGreen and Company CocoGreen and Company Albeth Bakeshop

Quezon City Quezon City Makati City Makati City Makati City

Merci’s Vigan KylaKyleKevin Enterprise

Makati City Manila

Gileyn’s Bakery

Quezon City

Tropical C Fresh Calamansi Specialty Chefs on the Go

Paranaque City Las Pinas City

CJ Calamansi Juice

Paranaque City


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Technology Needs Assessment and Technology Assistance

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art of SETUP’s provision of support to local MSMEs is the conduct of technology needs assessment (TNA) and short-term technical assistance (TA) on product and process improvement. DOST-NCR’s technical staff and DOST’s S&T experts visit firms requesting assistance on how they can improve their products and processes. The provision of TNA allows the identification of the appropriate S&T applications and equipment which can suit the production needs of the MSMEs requesting assistance through SETUP.

Ninety eight (98)

were provided with TNA and short-term technical assistance in 2015 which resulted to the provision of appropriate technological support to the requesting firms’ needs.


Company Name

Company Name

Quantitative Enterprises Philippines

Cooperative Development Authority

Philippine Seawealth Food Inc.

Jeronimo's Sizzlers

Mga Maykapansanang Kaagapay sa Pagunlad (KAUNLAD) Inc.

Kalayaan National High School

City Gates Metal Fabrication

Chemworld Enterprises

Mar-Grace Machine Shop

Phil. Vacuum Pumps & Printing Corp.

Life Source Multi Purpose Cooperative

Rockwell Machine Shop

GreenMetal Electric Manufacturing Corporation

Life Pure Wellness Center

OEM Parts Manufacturing Corporation

RCEM Food Machinery & Supplies Inc.

Gem Foods

Vida Nutriscience Inc.

Cellokey Incorporated

Global Organic and Wellness Corp.

Aktibong Kababaihan sa Komunidad ng Mapulang Lupa (AKKMA), Inc.

Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology

Saile Industries

Lola Nena's Pichi-Pichi

S-Luck Corporation

Kapatiran sa Kaunlaran Foundation, Inc.

AS Rivera Metal Work

Carl Balita Review Center

CBN Enterprise

Aseniero International Trading

Dampalit Elementary School Malabon

Albeth Bakeshop

Portero Elementary School , Malabon

CocoGreen and Company

SBMC Plastic Industry

Lucky Beans

San Jose Smart Cellsite

Merci's Vigan

Astetik Corporation

KylaKyleKevin Enterprise

All Bialetti Corp.

Gileyn's Bakery

Greatfitch Enterprise

DRJ Machine Shop

SFTK Catering Services and Diner

Catherine’s Cakes and Pies

Primark Tooling Industries Corporation

Lirashen Fashion Accessories

Uni Pacific Powder Coat Corp

Moonbake Incorporated

Year Luck Food and Industrial Food Corp.

Noypi Enterprises

Ikos Bakery

Journey Woodblock Enterprises

NatureEarth

Edson Bakeshoppe

Vegie Mix Food Corp

Gerbag Industrial Tech., Phils.

Cakes by Pellegrinos

Pag-asa sa Paglaya Multipurpose Cooperative

Our Lady of Perpetual Succor

Tropical C-Fresh Calamansi Juice

Nagpayong High School

Squeeze 4 U

Kal Woodcraft

Bast G. L. Holdings, Inc.

Manila Ethnic Food Corporation

Specialty Chefs on the Go, Inc.

Marc Daniels Food Products

Faith Machinery Center

Dimsum vs Sushi Commissary

AM Engineering

BioTraders Corporation

DRRM - Muntinlupa

Season's Supreme Foods and Juices Inc

RSF Tipas Hopia

Kimchilicious (Home-based Kimchi)

Traditionally Bakeshop

Kirby's Breadhouse

Ed Ella Bakery

D' Original Tipas Bakery

Ribbonette's Bakeshoppe


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Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Assistance

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side from encouraging entrepreneurs and Filipino inventors in the region to avail technological and funding assistance from SETUP, DOST-NCR also recognizes the importance of providing IP protection support to foster innovation. This assures that the intellectual properties of the region’s local innovators will be safeguarded. At present, DOST-NCR has two patent agents and is working closely with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSO) to provide maximum IP assistance. In 2015, DOST-NCR provided IP services to MSMEs and local inventors in the region through consultation services. Information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns to educate Filipino inventors and entrepreneurs on how they can protect the IP of their products were also conducted. In sum, six (6) firms in the region were provided with consultancies on IP search and registration while 107 firms and organizations were assisted through the conduct of IECs, seminars and workshops on IP.


The following sought IP assistance through inquiries and consultations from the pool of DOSTNCR’s experts: Cluster Area CAMANAVA

Beneficiary Arko Foods Phils., Inc.

Service Provided by DOST-NCR Trademark registration assistance Trademark search

PAMAMARISAN

PAMAMAZON

Year Luck Food and Industrial Corp.

IP registration and protection

PICAR

IP assistance for light sensor

Mr. Allan Delon Granali (Inventor)

Technical assistance on substantive examination

Provision of information on ID and Trademark assistance for ice cream cones with special shapes

Assistance on patent application flowchart and streetlight application for patent registration MUNTAPARLAS

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pamantasang Lungsod ng Muntinlupa

Technical Advisory about the IP of innovations made on existing licensed technology


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Trainings for the MSMEs

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ecognizing that technical consultancies and assistance on equipment acquisition are just initial steps to improve a firm’s production capabilities, trainings and seminars for the MSMEs’ employees are similarly provided by DOST-NCR. Cultivating a work force that is equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate new equipment and implement latest S&T trends in their fields are essential to make local MSMEs more competent especially with the full implementation of the ASEAN integration. In 2015, 36 trainings were conducted for the MSME beneficiaries of SETUP in the NCR. A total of 352 firms were assisted through these trainings. The table below shows the breakdown of these trainings: Seminars/ Trainings Conducted

Number

Food Safety and GMP Seminar

19

SSOP

2

Understanding the Requirements of Sensory Evaluation

2

Improving Process Methods in Herbal Soap Making

1

Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness

1

Overview of Intellectual Property Rights for Businesses

1

Functional Packages and Labels

1

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

1

Productivity Improvement through 5S

1

Awareness training on Packaging and Labeling

1

Innovations in Packaging and Labeling

1

Heat Treatment of Metals

1

Classification of Metals

1

Proper Selection of Metals

1

Metal Fitting

1

Productivity Tools

1 TOTAL

36


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A Closer Look at the Success of SETUP

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n 2015, the success of DOST-NCR’s SETUP assistance was highlighted with the nomination of five of its beneficiaries to the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 22, 2015. The ABA was organized to recognize outstanding enterprises that have made significant progress within the ASEAN Business Community and highlights MSMEs with the potential of becoming global economic players. The 2015 ABA is divided into four categories: Growth, Employment, Innovation, and Corporate Social Responsibility Award; Young Entrepreneur Award; Woman Leaders Award; and ASEAN Priority Integration Sectors (PIS) Excellence Awards. The first category focuses on recognizing MSMEs that demonstrate the ability to create, nurture and develop new products or services and showed strong financial performance results and growth over the past two years.

The Young Entrepreneur Award is given to those who served as a good role model for other young entrepreneurs and MSMEs, while the Woman Leader Award is given to those in top management positions in MSMEs that show woman empowerment in the business community. Lastly, the ASEAN Priority Integration Sectors Excellence Award is given to Large and Mid-tier Companies that have outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth. A glimpse at the story of how these MSMEs started and how the assistance provided by DOST-NCR, through SETUP, became instrumental in leveraging their production will certainly inspire current and aspiring local entrepreneurs in the region.


Sunlight Foods Corporation

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ominated in the categories of Employment, Growth and Innovation were Engr. Crispin Muyrong Jr. and Mrs. Ma. Luz Muyrong of Sunlight Foods Corporation. In 2000, Engr. Crispin Muyrong Jr. and his wife, Luz, decided to quit their jobs in large food conglomerates and venture into the food processing business themselves. Today, their company is regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of sweet preserves in the country. Sunlight Foods Corporation’s products include sweet preserves such as ube, macapuno, langkabanana, buko and strawberry. Tasting the sweet success of their hard work became evident with the high demand for their products from various corporations. In fact, their company initially started as a backyard operation with assets of PhP 1.3 million and then grew to a PhP 21 million worth enterprise within just ten years. This averaged an annual growth rate of 35 percent. In 2006, Sunlight Foods Corporation sought assistance from DOST-NCR due to the increasing demand for their products. Through SETUP, the corporation was provided with technological acquisition assistance, trainings, and

consultancy assistance. After seven years, the company once again availed assistance from SETUP to further expand its capabilities, particularly into the production of powdered ube. In 2013, they acquired a metal detector, a cabinet dryer, a pulverizer, and a moisture analyzer. These interventions played a vital role in furthering the success of Sunlight Foods Corporation as this paved the way for them to venture into a lucrative market through Unilever-Philippines. Since then, they were able to supply both ube puree and powder as an ingredient for its Selecta products worldwide. Today, Sunlight Foods Corporation continues to flourish in the food industry sector prompting it to be recognized as the 2015 DOST-NCR Outstanding SETUP Adoptor. Aside from Unilever-Philippines, they are also the accredited and preferred supplier of Gardenia and Jollibee Foods Corp for Chowking and Red Ribbon. They are also making a name overseas by supplying to the international market through consolidators. Through SETUP, the company noted increased gross sales by 369 percent and increased production capacity by 300 percent.


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Aretei Food Corporation

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eanwhile, nominated for the category on Innovation and Employment were Mr. Marc. Castrodes and Mrs. Tricia Castrodes from Aretei Food Corporation. Similar to the story of the Muyrongs, Mrs. Castrodes and her husband, Atty. Mark Castrodes, thought of what they loved doing together as a prospect for a business concept. With their passion for baking, “Mommy Trecs Little Cakes Factory” was born in 2007. Initially, the company ventured into specialty cakes and a small commercial pastry bakery. Eventually, the business grew and expanded into breads, burgers, and buns. They then catered to big clients such as the “Good Burger”, “The Chef” and “The Brewer Restaurant”. In 2010, the couple sought assistance from DOST-NCR through SETUP. They were provided assistance with the acquisition of equipment upgrades such as a mixer, proofing cabinet, oven, and band sealer.

Other technical assistances like label design and training on good manufacturing practices for their employees were also provided by the regional office. Within three years under the program, the company again sought the expertise of DOST in improving its new product- the cookie sticks. They also applied for a second cycle under DOST-SETUP for assistance in improving the shelf-life of their other products. From a single proprietorship, the company changed its name into “Aretei Food Corporation” in 2013. Today, the company produces various kinds of breads, cakes, cookies, and brownies. With assistance from SETUP, the corporation noted increased product sales by 100 percent and was able to improve their product quality and production efficiency. They have also opened kiosks in three SM malls located at SM Megamall, SM Fairview and SM Southmall.


Nisco Phils. Enterprises

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roving that Filipino women entrepreneurs also thrive in the international market is Mrs. Yolanda dela Cruz of Nisco Phils. Enterprises. With her hard work and passion for her chosen field, the success of her company continues to make a mark overseas prompting her to be nominated for the category “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year� in the ABA. Established in 1993, Nisco Phils. Enterprises is a Philippine-based company that fabricates machineries for food processing and cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging applications. Its products include bottle fillers, pouch machines and also fabricates fry-noodle-making-lines, candy molders, and other customized machineries. With assistance from SETUP and DOST-NCR, the company was able to reduce their production time and eliminate the outsourcing of corner and short sheet metal plate cutting. This noted significant results as it led to reduced production costs. Nisco Phils. Enterprise also identified a 65 percent increase in their gross sales. The consultancy services provided through SETUP also systematized the company’s processes and working procedures, making it more productive and efficient. Today, Nisco Phils. Enterprise continues to bag notable distinctions abroad through their high quality products. In fact, in 2015, they delivered a state-of-the-art filling machine for liquid and viscous products that even their Japanese competitors cannot manufacture. With more doors opening through the ASEAN Economic Community, Nisco Phils. Enterprises is certain to make a bigger name for the country in the field of machine fabrication.


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J. Chemie Laboratories Inc.

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nother woman entrepreneur who proves the capability of Filipinos to make a name in the global market is Mrs. Julie Marquez Quiroga of J. Chemie Laboratories Inc. Mrs. Quiroga was nominated for the categories of Growth, Woman Entrepreneur Award, and Priority Integration Sector Excellence Awards for Healthcare. J. Chemie Laboratories Inc. is engaged in manufacturing pharmaceutical products including syrups, ointments, creams, disinfectants, povidone iodine solutions, antiseptics and other household and cleansing agents and chemicals. Aside from manufacturing its own product, the company also provides toll manufacturing services to other pharmaceutical companies.

In 2013, it sought assistance from DOST-NCR to improve the quality of their produce. Through technical consultancy assistance and trainings, the company was able to add new clients; achieve savings due to lower cost of analysis, and obtain a Current Good Manufacturing Practice certificate. J. Chemie is now one of the thriving SETUP beneficiaries who remains to provide quality healthcare products nationwide and even in the global market.


Midwest Food Industries, Inc.

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lso nominated in the Growth and Woman Entrepreneur Awards categories is Ms. Teresita L. Ngan Tian, President of Midwest Food Industries, Inc. Because of the desire to be the first food outlet to operate in Mendiola, Midwest Food Industries, Inc. started manufacturing siopao, burger and hotdog buns, bread rolls, pastries, burger patties, and pizza pies in 1986. People’s acceptability and positive response towards their products intensified the company’s desire to expand its operations to more locations. At that time, the trend in the food industry highlighted the emerging popularity of pizzas over burgers. Since pizza is one of the best-selling products offered by the company, Midwest Food Industries Inc. decided to make it their signature product. Today, it is recognized as the popular Lots’ A Pizza franchise chain.

Equipped with creditable pizza technology training from the American Institute of Baking in Kansas, USA where the unique parbaked crust with sauce of Lots’ A Pizza was crafted, Ms. Teresita L. Ngan Tian, President of Midwest Food Industries, Inc., recognized the need to semi-automate their production to standardize and sustain the quality of their pizza crust. In 2008, the company sought technical assistance from DOST’s SETUP. They acquired a Univex Dough Rounder / Divider and received trainings and consultancy services on MPEX, Energy Audit, Food Safety, and Productivity Improvement through 5S, HACCP, Plant Layout. Through SETUP, the company increased their gross sales by 300 percent and even increased their franchises and company-owned outlets from 100 to 180.


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side from the nominees in the ABA, other SETUP beneficiaries in the region also continue to flourish. Similar to the stories of the ABA nominees, the success achieved by these beneficiaries through the assistance of DOST-NCR is notable and showcases how they are up for the new opportunities provided by the full implementation of the ASEAN integration.

PriMark Tooling Industries

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riMark Tooling Industries, a local manufacturer of computerized numerical control (CNC) machines, was established by Engr. Christopher Arzadon in January 2008. He initially accepted the challenge of the new industry of engraving using a CNC router from China. However, as time passed by, the CNC router he imported started to have problems. This posed a challenge due to the cost and implied dependence on outsourcing, as well as the needed time for re-engineering. With assistance from DOST’s SETUP, Engr. Arzadon addressed his company’s identified problems and was able to make PriMark Tooling Industries a proud local manufacturer of the CNC Plasma cutter machine. Through SETUP, the company noted a 336 percent increase in their sales and identified an increased machining precision. This breakthrough was made possible by the equipment acquisition and technical trainings provided by SETUP. Now, Filipinos no longer need to worry about the high cost of importing CNC routers and plasma cutting machines since the service is already provided at a lower cost through PriMark Tooling Industries.


VERMAC

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ilipinos are known worldwide for being innovative and resourceful. Who would have thought that the traditional nata de coco, which is only commonly used as sweet ingredient for fruit salads, can be used to treat wounds? This makes the product of Mr. Denver Chicano and his wife, Dr. Acel Pauline Ampong-Chicano, one of today’s breakthrough products in wound care management. Mr. Chicano, a registered nurse by profession, pursued the idea of using Nata de Coco’s cellulose as a dressing for burn and trauma wounds. He then subjected the product for clinical trials at the Philippine General Hospital where results proved that the novel wound dressing had better healing promotion properties compared to conventional dressings. Chicano’s Nata de Coco then sought the assistance of DOST-NCR to upgrade their production of the wound dressing and for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) assistance to protect their invention.

Under SETUP’s innovation system support, the company was able to acquire a vacuum sealer and an autoclave machine. Through SETUP intervention, the product quality was improved; 50 percent increase in nata de coco production was achieved; and production sales were increased by 50 percent. In addition, the assistance from the program enabled CNC to produce sterile nata de coco for wound dressing and other cosmetic and medical applications. Today, the product is already trademarked under the name VERMAC while their product process and product formulation were filed for invention patent protection. It has also won awards as IPOPHL’s most promising invention and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s awardee as the breakthrough product in wound care management.


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MFP Home of Quality Food Corporation

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nother successful DOST-NCR SETUP beneficiary is MFP Home of Quality Food Corporation, more widely known as the maker of the well-loved “House of Polvoron” (HOP).

Through the support provided by SETUP, MFP noted a 365 percent increase in their gross sales and 335 percent increase in their production output by the end of 2014.

Similar to the stories of other SETUP beneficiaries, MFP also started as a small family enterprise. In 1988, the company was established by Mrs. Rose Caliwara and her husband, Mr. Ding Caliwara as a single proprietorship. By 2011, it eventually grew into a corporation. Today, MFP flourishes in manufacturing polvoron in various flavors aside from the original such as crisped rice, cashew, cookies and cream, pili, purple yam and chocolate covered. These are all produced under the brand name House of Polvoron.

With the quality of their products, MFP’s polvoron is now widely available in all major supermarkets nationwide and is even making further recognitions in the global market as they are already exporting their products to the United States of America, Canada, Middle East, Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.

It was in 2005 when MFP initially availed support from DOST’s SETUP and in sum, it availed the Innovation System Support amounting to PhP 1,579,480.00 received in two phases from 20052012. This involved the acquisition of new pieces of equipment which semi-mechanized almost all processes of the company. They were also provided trainings in GMP and consultancy service on productivity improvement through MPEX.


STARWOOD Manufacturing Company Inc.

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ome to various indigenous agricultural materials, the Philippines is recognized worldwide for its export handicraft products. Among these exporters is STARWOOD Manufacturing Company, Inc. who takes pride in its creative use of indigenous materials such as capiz, seashells, recycled wood, abaca and different kinds of driftwood in producing high quality home decors and handicrafts. As the company was making a mark in the global market, it experienced a big challenge in their current drying process of wood which resulted to the presence of molds and fungi in their products. This also led to the cracking and warping of their decors and handicrafts when delivered to their clients. To address these problems, the company sought the assistance of DOST-NCR in ensuring that they can produce high quality products which will suit the meticulous standards in the export market. Through SETUP, STARWOOD was able to acquire low-cost multipurpose dryers developed by the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI-DOST). With the FPRDI-developed technology, the company was able to decrease its turnaround time in drying the materials for their handicrafts by at least 86 percent. Thus, congestion of products was eliminated as drying was made faster. Before the interventions, STARWOOD only produced 8-10 container vans per month. Through SETUP, the company increased their production to 13 container vans per month which accounted for about 30 percent increase in STARWOOD’s production volume. The company also noted an increased gross sales by 99 percent in 2014. The success of STARWOOD was further underscored by its recognition as the 2014 DOST-NCR Outstanding SETUP adoptor during the 4th DOSTNCR Stakeholders’ Summit in December 2014.


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Strengthening

Linkages

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t is through the continuous collaboration of DOST-NCR with other government agencies and stakeholders that it is able to successfully implement its projects and services. DOST-NCR recognizes that the synergy and complementation of efforts with its stakeholders and partners can effectively cater to the needs of Filipinos in the Metropolis.


Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing between DOST and Go Negosyo On December 11, 2015, an MOU signing between DOST and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship- Go Negosyo (PCE- Go Negosyo) was facilitated to launch the “Mentor me Program”. The partnership will provide additional support to the country’s MSMEs by providing mentors for the S&T needs of enterprises enrolled in the program. The launch of the “Mentor me Program” also seeks to upscale the capabilities of the country’s MSMEs through coaching and mentoring and similarly encourage business linkage among partners and stakeholders.

Awarding of DOST Science Ambassadors, Dr. Carl Balita and Mr. Ramon Lopez DOST-NCR also selected Science Ambassadors in the region to strengthen the awareness for DOST-NCR’s programs and services. The Science Ambassadors are meant to help address the need for a greater understanding of advocating science, technology and innovation (STI) in the field of enterprise development. Moreover, they are expected to exhibit an active commitment to promote the application of STI to galvanize the country’s inclusive growth and development. On December 11, 2015, Dr. Carl E. Balita, a technopreneur advocate and one of the Philippines’ most prominent personalities in the field of business; and Mr. Ramon M. Lopez, Executive Director at the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo, were awarded as DOST-NCR’s Science Ambassadors. Through their support to DOST’s programs, building a nation where Filipino entrepreneurs can achieve success and prosperity is within sight.

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2015 Roadshow

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he media plays a vital role in effectively disseminating information about DOST’s projects, programs, and services. With this, the DOST-NCR remains to establish strong partnership with the media to reach out to more Filipinos in the Metropolis and effectively communicate the Department’s current R&D programs, services, and activities. As part of this initiative, a road show was conducted last December 8, 2015 where the impacts of SETUP to some of its beneficiaries in NCR were showcased to the media. Also part of the roadshow was a press conference which served as a platform for the SETUP beneficiaries to encourage more local MSMEs to avail the support provided by the DOST in strengthening the country’s booming MSME sector. The SETUP beneficiaries took this opportunity to emphasize how indeed, DOST fully embodies President Benigno Aquino’s vision of a righteous path through the “Daang Matuwid” by providing utmost support to MSMEs and cultivating a more internationally competent local business sector. Both the Roadshow and Press Conference were part of the celebration of DOST-NCR’s 2015 Science Nation tour from December 7-11.


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COMPANY NAME Primark Tooling Industries Corp.

Goldwin Manufacturing Laboratories Corporation

Sunlight Foods Corporation

Aretei Food Corporation

Gosons Food Corporation

PROJECT TITLE

PRODUCTS/ SERVICES

Upgrading Capability and Product Quality of Primark Tooling Services Acquisition of Automatic Soap Cartoning Machine of Goldwin Manufacturing Laboratories Corp. Improving the Production Capability of Sunlight Food Corp. and Compliance to Quality Standards Requirements Improving Productivity and Product Quality of Aretei Food Corporation Increasing the Production Capability of Gosons Food Corporation

Manufactures CNC routers, CNC plasma and laser cutters, and vacuum forming machines Produces herbal, specialty and medicated soaps

Nisco Phils. Enterprise

Upgrading Production Efficiency and Capability of Nisco Phils. Enterprises

Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation

Improving Productivity and Packaging of Products of Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation

Kamuning Bakery

Upgrading the Production Operations of Kamuning Bakery Corporation

Manufactures sweet preserves such as ube, macapuno, langka-banana, buko and strawberry Produces cakes, cookies, breads and brownies Manufactures siopao, ube pao, dimsum, siomai, sweet bread and buns, lumpiang shanghai and cheese sticks Fabricates machineries for food processing, cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging applications Manufactures health and wellness products such as stevia powder, stevia-sweetened coffee mixes, chocolate powder and cookies Produces pugon-style pandesal, pan del suelo and other kinds of breads


Building Better Communities

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DOST Technologies W

ith DOST’s mandate to “provide central direction, leadership and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefits for the people”, DOST-NCR is steadfast in spearheading the development and implementation of S&T based projects in the region to can promote better lives for Filipinos.These projects are focused on the following priority areas: Disaster, Environment, Livelihood and Food.


How Safe is My House: Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness Seminar

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ocated in Southeast Asia’s Pacific Ring of Fire and situated in the humid tropics, the Philippines is a hotbed of typhoons and other types of calamities yearly. With President Aquino’s mandate to provide maximum efforts in preventing casualties during calamities, DOST-NCR supports and implements technologies anchored on strengthening the region’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) capabilities.

The need for a disaster plan among LGUs was highlighted in a seminar conducted on May 12, 2015 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex. Conducted in partnership with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and the city’s LGU, the seminar focused on elevating the awareness and preparedness levels of the residents of Muntinlupa City during calamities. Some of the topics presented were Earthquake Hazards such as ground rupture; difference between intensity and magnitude; and tsunamis. The continuous conduct of seminars pertaining to DRRM seeks to ensure that LGUs will be educated and equipped with capabilities to prevent casualties during calamities.

Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing between DOST and SMART DOST-NCR and SMART Communications signed an MOA on February 16, 2015 to strengthen the government and private sector’s increasing partnership towards addressing national problems, including DRRM. Under this partnership, Smart Communications will host the installation and operation of six units of the DOSTdeveloped ARG equipment within the company’s facilities. SMART will also provide the cellular network support system to operate the ARGs and transmit real time weather data among cities and municipalities. This partnership will augment DOST-NCR’s currently provided support in providing accurate rainfall level information to Filipinos especially during calamities.


Establishment of Emergency Food Reserve (EFR) Facility in Navotas

Installation of ARGs/ Hydromet Devices/ Water level Monitoring Stations

DOST-NCR identified Barangay Tanza in Navotas City to manufacture the Emergency Food Reserve (EFR) which can be used to make food products such as chocolate bars, and shanghai rolls. This DOST-developed technology is designed for use especially in times of disasters and emergencies. It is particularly useful to LGUs concerned with disaster mitigation as it can ensure food security among communities often stricken by calamities. Furthermore, the EFR is expected to provide new livelihood/ income-generating means among communities.

The deployment and implementation of the hydrometeorological devices under the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH) and Deployment of Early Warning Systems in Disaster-prone areas (DEWS) are still among the priority projects of the Department. These include the installation of the Automated Rain Gauges (ARGs), Automated Weather Stations (AWS) and Water Level Monitoring Stations (WLMS) which seek to enhance the forecasting accuracy of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and help LGUs strengthen their response measures during calamities.

The project started in 2014 and is expected to run until 2016. Preparations for the full operationalization of the facility are on-going.

The installation of these monitoring stations paves way to the provision of real-time data which can be accessed by the public through the Project NOAH website. The installed equipment gathers and records the amount of rainfall over a period of time and then transmits the data to a central base station every 15 minutes. In 2015, Automated Rain Gauges (ARGs) were installed at Nagpayong Elementary School in Pasig City, and at Our Lady of Perpetual Succor in Marikina. Meanwhile, 19 Hydromet devices in Manila were monitored and troubleshooted throughout the year. DOST-NCR also conducted regular online and on-site maintenance and troubleshooting for down stations in 2015.

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Food A

lso playing a crucial role in achieving inclusive growth for the nation is the ability of our local industry stakeholders and academic institutions to develop means to sustain the demand for food, and similarly promote food safety. Thus, the need to ensure that the capabilities of the academe and other higher R&D institutions to produce products and technologies which can be used by the country’s food manufacturers and MSMEs is necessary. It is in this regard that DOST-NCR greatly values the important role played by academic institutions in strengthening the country’s R&D sector. With this, DOST-NCR remains to co-fund the upgrading of the technical facilities of academic institutions in the region. Over the years, it also continues to support initiatives in addressing malnutrition and promoting food safety. In 2015, DOST-NCR initiated the following:

Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Food Safety Team In 2015, DOST-NCR reconstituted its food safety team and embarked on an extensive capability upgrading program for its members. The food safety team will expand the reach of its food safety consultancy and training services and help food processors and food service providers ensure the production of safe food in the region. The team is an inter-agency collaboration composed of faculty representatives from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) nationwide that offer food science courses. The team also included regulatory agencies, consumer groups and experts from the DOST-NCR. The team seeks to address the aforementioned food safety concerns by providing trainings and consultancy services about food safety management and implementation. It is hoped that with the revival of the DOST-NCR food safety team, more Filipinos and business operators will be better informed and encouraged to develop a food safety culture throughout the supply and demand chains.

Funding of Food Laboratories in Academic Institutions Providing assistance in upgrading facilities of academic institutions remained as part of DOST-NCR’s holistic approach in boosting one of the country’s primary sources of R&D outputs.

As most of the region’s MSMEs are engaged in food manufacturing, DOST-NCR continued to establish food laboratories through its Regional Grants-in-Aid Innovation System Support over the years. In 2015, funding support was granted for the establishment of food laboratories at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) and Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST). Through DOST-NCR’s Grants-inAid (GIA), the aforementioned academic institutions were able to acquire new pieces of equipment for their food laboratories. It is by continuously co-funding the upgrading of NCR-based universities and colleges that DOST’s goal of strengthening the capabilities of the country’s academic institutions in producing R&D fueled technologies can be realized.

Promotion of Brown Rice DOST-NCR is also steadfast in promoting healthier lifestyles and food choices among Filipinos. Part of this is the conduct of awareness seminars on the rich quality and health benefits of Brown Rice. The commodity is promoted as a healthier alternative to white rice since it has a retained dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals due to minimal milling process. On May 7, 2015, DOST-NCR conducted an awareness seminar on the health benefits of Brown Rice Organized in partnership with


FNRI-DOST, the seminar gathered nutritionists, food handlers, and food servers in Metro Manila. The seminar highlighted the health benefits of Brown Rice by presenting its rich nutritional components and how it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels due to its glycemic index. The seminar also served as a venue to present recipes which sought to encourage more parents to incorporate brown rice in their daily meals. In the coming years, DOST-NCR will continue its advocacy of encouraging more Filipinos to consume Brown Rice as part of the Department’s larger mission of eradicating cases of malnutrition in the country.

Launching of Food Safety Program for Street Food Vendors In collaboration with the UP Diliman College of Home Economics, the project titled, “Food Safety Training for Street Food Vendors of Quezon City Hall” was funded to ensure the food safety of “ready to eat foods” sold at the streets. The project was designed to evaluate the food safety training needs among street food vendors at the Quezon City Hall. It will involve a survey and microbiological analyses of food samples and food handlers’ hand to identify the necessary food safety training to be conducted. The data collected from the project will be used to implement a researchbased food safety training for the identified street-food vendors and aid in promoting food safety among consumers.

Stepping-Up Campaign Against Malnutrition DOST-NCR also works closely with FNRI-DOST in implementing the complementary feeding program to address prevalent cases of malnutrition in the country. DOSTNCR continued to support the Sulong Pinoy Program which sought to improve the nutritional status of malnourished children by conducting feeding programs with the complementary food blend among the following barangays: Southville 3, Muntinlupa City, Brgy. 201, Pasay City, Brgy. Tumana, Marikina City and Brgy. Tanza, Navotas City. With this program, 86 percent (195 out of 228) attained a normal nutritional status. On March 5, 2015, DOST-NCR and FNRI, in cooperation with Aktibong Kababaihan ng Komunidad ng Mapulang Lupa, launched DOST’s Sulong Pinoy program in Valenzuela City. To kick off the second cycle of the Sulong PINOY Program in NCR, 45 malnourished children aged 0-36 months from Barangay Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City were selected to be the beneficiaries and sample the FNRI-developed Rice-Mongo and Sesame blend of complementary food. A total of five complementary food feeding programs were conducted from January to December 2015. These were feeding programs conducted in Valenzuela City, Quezon CIty, San Juan City and Districts 1 and 2 in Paranaque City.

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OL Trap Implementation

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ith the advent of climate change and the problems imposed by global warming, providing support to projects that will promote environmental conservation and good health also remain as key supported areas of DOSTNCR. In 2015, it continued to support the funding and establishment of bioreactor facilities in the region, along with the wider implementation of the OL Trap.

DOST-NCR serves as the project leader in implementing the project “Sustained Nationwide Dengue Vector Surveillance (NDVS) through Ovilarvicidal (OL) Trapping” in 17 regions in the country. As of December 2015, the nationwide implementation of the project involved a total of 2,078 schools and 57,261 classrooms. In the year 2015 alone, the project was implemented at 481 schools (469 public and 12 private) and 16,075 classrooms in the NCR. This was made possible through close collaborations between the local government units, city health offices, and schools in the region. Through the Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue (ABKD) MOA signed in 2011 by the DOST, Department of Health, Department of Interior and Local Government, and Department of Education, the nationwide implementation of the OL trap technology to help in dengue vector control and surveillance remains as one of DOST’s means against dengue. The OL indices or the data gathered from the OL trap installation are displayed on the Nationwide Dengue Vector Surveillance Website (www.dengue. ph) to aid the local government

units and health offices locate high mosquito density in schools. The implementation of the OL trap not only led to the active participation of local health offices and schools nationwide, but also to the dynamic involvement of parents and students in fighting dengue. Parents and teachers’ associations conducted different promotional and awareness campaigns through clean-up drives; dengue summits; jingles, poster, and slogan making contests; forums, and caravans. DOST-NCR monitors and encourages the Regional Offices to promote OL trap to the extent that this becomes a part of the preventive program against the disease, The initiative of DOST to curb the occurrence of the disease in the country was also one of those dengue control techniques featured in Rockhopper TV’s documentary which will be aired worldwide. Under the project, the OL trap implementation will continue until 2016 as DOST-NCR and the Regional Offices continue to encourage LGUs and other government offices to institutionalize the technology to their respective cities and municipalities.


Funding of Bioreactor Facilities in UP Diliman, Paranaque, Valenzuela and Pateros In compliance with the implementation of the Republic Act 9003, also known as the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, continuous technologies which can address the country’s solid waste management issues are being developed and funded by the DOST. This includes the development of the bioreactor technology which is used to convert biodegradable wastes into organic fertilizers and soil conditioners. In 2015, four bioreactor facilities were funded by DOST-NCR and these are located in UP Diliman, Paranaque, Valenzuela and Pateros. Through the full operationalization of these bioreactors, solid waste management problems of the identified municipalities are hoped to be achieved. Similarly, the operationalization of such technology aims to generate additional income to the identified communities. The bioreactor facility in UP Diliman was inaugurated last December 7, 2015 in line with DOST-NCR’s celebration of the Science Nation tour. Meanwhile, the bioreactor facilities in Valenzuela, Paranaque and Pateros will be inaugurated in 2016.

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Partners for Resilience: Support to the Establishment of Material Recovery Facility (MRF) In 2015, DOST-NCR also supported the climate change adaptation program of the Philippine Red Cross entitled, “Partners for Resilience” providing technology in minimizing waste in identified sites in Metro Manila. In particular, DOST-NCR provided the bioreactor technology and SNAP Hydrophonics in Barangay Balangkas, Valenzuela City. The bioreactor is scheduled for installation by January 2016.


Welding trainings

Livelihood One of the government’s primary tasks to achieve inclusive growth in the nation is to secure and facilitate job creation for more Filipinos. As part of DOST’s mandate in ensuring that the outputs from its coordinated scientific and technological efforts are being utilized to achieve maximum economic and social benefits of Juans and Juanas, DOST-NCR also supports the promotion of DOST-funded technologies among communities in the region for livelihood opportunities. These livelihood trainings and opportunities are often centered among the identified sites in the region where socially and economicallydisadvantaged communities are assisted through DOST-developed technologies and interventions. The following are some of the livelihood programs conducted in 2015 in collaboration with the other agencies under DOST and LGUs:

Since 2013, DOST-NCR has been conducting welding trainings to beneficiaries among Technoville sites. With the success of the program, continuous welding trainings were similarly conducted in 2015. In collaboration with the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC-DOST), DOST-NCR conducted welding skills development training; metal fitting seminar, and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) trainings among its cluster areas, which include Brgy. 201 in Pasay City and the Muntinlupa City Technical Institute. After the trainings, most participants then take exams in SMAW NC I and SMAW NC II for certification. SMAW NC I involves core competencies in welding carbon steel plates, preparing weld materials and fitting up weld materials while SMAW NC II focuses on welding carbon steel plate and pipe components from blueprints, layout and work orders. Through the learnings and skills acquired from the program, the beneficiaries can be more competent in the metal works sector and have more opportunities for employment. To date, there are already 121 NC-I passers and 106 NC-II passers from the welding trainings facilitated by DOSTNCR in its handled clusters.

Charcoal Briquetting Charcoal briquetting involves the production of green charcoal which can serve as a source of clean and renewable energy. The charcoal briquetting project funded by DOST-NCR, entitled “Establishment of (Green) Charcoal Briquetting Project in Pasay City”, seeks to augment the income of the 20-30 family members of the Bayanihan Household in Barangay 91 and decrease the waste disposal in the Pasay Public market. The project involves the use of wastes generated from the vegetable section of the market which are turned into charcoal briquettes through the technology developed by FPRDIDOST.


55 In 2015, trainings on charcoal briquetting were conducted in collaboration with FPRDI-DOST. Under the project, a mixer and manual briquettor were also provided to the LGUs in Barangay 91, Pasay City. The conduct of the trainings paves way for additional livelihood means to the beneficairies from the identified Technoville sites.

Training on Product Development and Processing of Water Hyacinth Among the livelihood trainings conducted for the year included the program on product development and processing of water hyacinth. The trainings were made in collaboration with FPRDI-DOST where their developed technology to control the proliferation of water lily was utilized. The trainings aim to assist indigent residents around the coastal communities in Laguna de Bay to have more livelihood means and have an alternative use of water hyacinths which are often only seen as unwanted plant species. With assistance from “Gising Muntinlupa”, the training on product development or processing of water hyacinth into handicraft products was conducted at Muntinlupa City in 2015. Similarly, trainings on water hyacinth handicraft production like leatherizing, folder making, weaving, rope making and dyeing were conducted. These made use of the water hyacinth dryer which DOSTNCR provided to the municipality in 2014. At present, the beneficiaries of such trainings are already weaving banig for their municipality’s LGU which can be used during relief operations when calamities strike. Ttraining on preserving water hyacinth was also conducted in 2015 in cooperation with the Junior Chamber International Philippines and Gawad Kalinga in Smokey Mountain, Tondo. Through the conduct of more livelihood trainings on water hyacinth weaving, DOST-NCR hopes to continuously provide means to promote sustainable livelihood to Filipinos in the Metropolis and similarly curb problems anchored on the proliferation of water lily.


Other Supported Areas Conduct of Task Group: Cyber IT for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

The Philippines’ capability to safeguard cyber threats was highlighted with DOST’s participation in implementing security measures during the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader’s Meeting (AELM) 2015. Headed by the group’s designated commander, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, DOST-NCR was designated as the lead agency to handle the Task Group (TG) Cyber/IT to ensure the provision of secure information and communications technology, information systems and resources throughout the event. The TG was formed to provide additional support in securing efficient and accessible IT services to the event’s local and foreign delegates. Also part of the TG are

the Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) and the Philippine National Police (PNP). The TG Cyber/IT involved an interagency collaboration in ensuring the event’s smooth operations of communications technology and information systems. With DOST-NCR in-charge of the TG’s supervision, DOST-ICTO and PNPAGC focused on handling security audit and evaluation on the venue. Simultaneous monitoring of government and APEC-related websites, including social media sites, were also held at DOST-ICTO in Quezon City and Kabayan Hotel to prevent cyber-attacks and cyberrelated crimes. The AELM 2015 is the culminating activity of the 34th APEC

Conference hosted by the Philippines. Under the APEC Philippines 2015’s theme, the leaders’ meeting focused on “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World: A Vision for an Asia-Pacific Community”. DOST’s participation in providing technical support to the event’s security measures proves its commitment as the lead agency for advancing the country’s scientific and technological research and development initiatives. It also justified the technological competence and preparedness of the country’s government agencies in providing world class security measures in the cyber space.


57 Introducing the Invent School Program (ISP) in Selected Schools in NCR

Establishment of a Center for Rapid Prototyping at the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP)- College of Engineering The Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) is one of the State Universities in the Region recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Development in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. It is also a venue for training-related activities in collaboration with LGUs, NGOs and other government organizations.

As DOST-NCR greatly encourages innovation among students and inventors, it also values the importance of developing students’ knowledge and skills on creativity and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Thus, it co-funded the project entitled “Introducing the Invent School Program in Selected Schools in NCR” with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI-DOST). The project sought to promote and support the establishment of young inventors’ association and clubs among schools, develop creativity, and encourage students to pursue science-related courses which would lead to new generations of inventors, engineers, and scientists with inclination to entrepreneurship.

From May 2014 to November 2015, a total of 80 schools from NCR attended the seminars facilitated under the program. In sum, 77 high schools and three colleges, participated by 534 students and teachers from public schools in Metro Manila, have participated in the ISP. Some of the schools also participated in the 2015 DOST-NCR Regional Invention Contests and Exhibit (RICE) last September 28-30, 2015 at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Quezon City.

In 2015, DOST-NCR granted TUP a PhP 1,000,000.00 grant for the establishment of a center for rapid prototyping. The project seeks to establish a center where design iteration, production, and tooling costs can be reduced through rapid prototyping. With the development of the facility for rapid prototyping, innovation and ingenuity of the University’s faculty and students can be further honed. Eventually, the new center will make TUP a stronger R&D venue where researchers and S&T experts can easily turn ideas into tangible products.


DOST-NCR Receives Award as Top LGU Partner

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OST-NCR has been awarded as one of the top ten agency partners of Muntinlupa City. Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, DOST-NCR Regional Director, received the plaque of recognition from Mayor Jaime Fresnedi during the ceremony held last March 1, 2015 at the Muntinlupa City Hall. The agency has had a long tradition of collaborative projects with the LGU in Muntinlupa since its establishment in 2004. These projects include the implementation of technology transfer programs and technical and livelihood trainings such as welding trainings, distribution of ceramic water filters and livelihood trainings on water hyacinth handicraft products making. The projects aim to improve the productivity and efficiency of the city’s constituents and similarly open more opportunities for employment.


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OST-NCR Regional Director, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna delivered the keynote speech during the graduation ceremony of the Taguig City University (TCU) last May 13, 2015 at the SMX Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Dr. Fortuna, a member of the Board of TCU, emphasized how the new graduates must look forward to a different work environment especially now that the Philippines, along with the other nine countries that make up ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) are transitioning toward a single economy due to the ASEAN Integration. With the ASEAN Integration, Dr. Fortuna underscored that the students must look forward to making their own roadmaps- meaning, that they have to set goals, design strategies and set timelines on how to reach these goals. She also encouraged the graduates to do their best and maximize the use of modern technology accessible to them, such as computers, phones and other technologies, to elevate their knowledge and learn new skills that will make them globally competent.


SEMINARS AND TRAININGS CONDUCTED PER SECTOR

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n 2015, a total of 98 trainings were conducted by DOST-NCR for partners and clients in the academe, LGUs, and other community-based organizations. The trainings assisted a total of 747 firms and were anchored on the sectors detailed below:

Technical Seminars and Trainings


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Livelihood Training on Perfume and Cologne Making

Livelihood Training on Water Hyacinth Processing

Livelihood Training on Charcoal Briquetting

Training on Food Safety


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Bringing S&T Closer

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side from funding and implementing S&T-based outputs, DOST-NCR also remained steadfast in ensuring that the products generated from DOST’s technologies will reach its intended beneficiaries-- the Filipino people. Thus, in 2015, it utilized various communication channels to reach more Juans and Juanas in the Metropolis to realize the mantra, “Agham na Ramdam: Science Nation for every Juan”. These platforms included trade fairs, exhibits and forums; television and radio interviews; publications on print and online sites; and conduct of the annual DOST-NCR Stakeholders’ Summit.


National Science and Technology Week

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OST-NCR served as the lead Regional Office in spearheading the conduct of exhibits at the Outcome 2 area during the 2015 NSTW. The exhibit area and centerpiece of Outcome 2 involved a presentation of the DOST Regional Offices’ projects and services to foster better appreciation of these R&D outputs among the Filipino public. A mini DOST Wellness Garden exhibit was included in the outcome’s exhibit area to create awareness about the garden’s existence and importance. It highlighted 13 plant species which can also be found in the DOST Wellness Garden at the DOST compound. These plants are as follows: Tsaang Gubat, Lagundi Bawang, Sambong, Niyogniyogan, Akapulko, Pansit Pansitan, Bayabas, Ampalaya, Yerba Buena, Mayana, Ashitaba, and Mexican Tarragon. The event was attended by more than 10,000 visitors with guests from the academe, LGUs and private organizations. DOST-NCR’s participation in the 2015 NSTW sought to inspire more Filipinos to adopt S&T innovations which can improve the lives of more people, businesses, and communities in the Metropolis.


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2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits

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nother highlight activity of the year for DOST-NCR was the conduct of the “Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits� (RICE) in the Region on September 28-30, 2015. The event is a biennial activity of the agency which intends to encourage the bright and innovative minds of Filipinos to showcase their inventions and researches through a competition. Submission of entries was open for both public and private inventors and researchers in the region. The invention contest served as the elimination/ qualifying round for the yearly National Invention Contest (NICE), pursuant to section 4 of the Republic Act No. 7459 or the Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines. The qualifiers of RICE-NCR are set to compete in the 2016 Exhibit for the Presidential Awards for Inventions. The contest noted a huge success as it received 300 entries from 81 academic and private institutions throughout NCR. It had six categories and the winners are presented in the following page.


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Outstanding Industrial Design Model 3 Solar Powered Road Marker Percival G. Barba

Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award) Pre-Cast Composite Block-Panel with Assembly of Recycled Cylindrical Cardboard Rolls Mr. Eduardo P. Urcia

Outstanding Utility Mode The Green Eco-Toilet System Daniel A. Camacho

Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) HS Level Three-wheeled multipurpose bag trolley efficient in going up and down stairs Renaissance E. Tanguingcen (Manila Science High School)

Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award) Lamp Primers for white spot syndrome virus Dr. Mary Beth B. Maningas

Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) College Level Prototype development of a flow perfusion taylor-couette-poiseuille double chamber bioreactor for tissue engineering of trachea (Technological Institute of the Philippines- Manila)


DOST 4th Stakeholders’ Summit

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n 2015, the celebration of DOST-NCR’s annual Stakeholders’ Summit was conducted as a back to back event with the region’s turn in celebrating the 2015 Science Nation Celebration. With the theme, “Agham na Ramdam: Science Nation for Every Juan”, the 4th Stakeholders’ Summit involved a weeklong celebration that sought to educate and inform more Filipinos of the Department’s programs and services. The top technology adopters, agency partners, nominees to the Asean Business Awards, and clientele of DOSTNCR were also recognized during the Stakeholders’ Summit. Plenary sessions were similarly held during the event which included discussions on the revised DOST SETUP guidelines and the conduct of the ASEAN Business Awards.


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Science Nation Tour

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ttended by students, teachers, entrepreneurs and science enthusiasts, the weeklong celebration of the DOST Science Nation tour involved an open house visit to DOST’s attached agencies. This included the Department’s Research and Development Institutions (RDIs) to further introduce its programs to more Juans and Juanas in the Metropolis. For three days, the doors of several DOST agencies were opened to the public to showcase their projects, exhibits, services and facilities which support the country’s (S&T) sector. This open house tour aimed to make the Filipino public feel the impacts of science and see how it plays an important role in developing a progressive nation. With the concept of a “Science Festival”, the guests had a chance to participate in activities that featured how learning about science can be fun. Activities included a science race, quiz contests, poster making contests, fora, and technology demos. Adding enjoyment to the visit at the DOST compound was the Science Centrum where students feasted on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) planetarium display as it gave a different experience of the night sky through an entertaining journey and discussion about astronomy. The event also featured a bazaar showcasing products from some of DOST-NCR’s SETUP beneficiaries. The Science Nation tour celebration from December 9-11, 2015 was attended by 5,538 visitors and participants.


71 From left: visitors exploring the bazaar at the DOST Compound; DOST-NCR Regional Director, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, awarding winners for BERT

From left: poster making contest for elementary students; experiencing interactive exhibits at the Science Centrum; and participants from the Amazing Science Race

An Afternoon with Scientists and Sec. Mario J. Montejo


Fora Conducted in 2015

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eanwhile, a total of 114 fora were conducted in 2015 among the four cluster areas handled by DOST-NCR. These assisted 1,497 organizations with a total number of 11,739 participants. Among the fora conducted for the year included those from the 2015 Science Nation Tour such as discussions on Project NOAH and career pathing. A forum to promote earthquake awareness and preparedness was also conducted in May 2015 in collaboration with DOSTPHIVOLCS. Other fora conducted involved topics on DOST’s programs and services, DOST’s Sulong Pinoy program, OL trap, and SETUP.


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Dr. Lilian De Las Llagas, Secretary of the University of the Board of Reagents UP System

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Director of PHIVOLCS during the Afternoon with the Scientists and Secretary Mario G. Montejo

Dr. Josette T. Biyo, Director, Science Education Institute (SEI), sharing her story as a scientist


S&T Promotions in the Media

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he successful implementation of DOST-NCR’s projects is also anchored on the assistance provided by the media to reach more Filipinos in the region, and even nationwide. In 2015, DOST-NCR again utilized new media platforms and traditional media channels in disseminating information about its programs, projects and services. In particular, DOST-NCR’s Regional Director, technical personnel and selected clients appeared in 29 radio interviews; 31 print articles in commercial newspapers and DOST publications; six (6) conferences; 32 online write-ups; 21 television interviews; and 21 online appearances (Youtube streamline and other online website interviews).


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Finance and Human Resource

Development

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nitially starting with only three employees in 2004, DOST-NCR now has a bigger family composed of 40 personnel. The additional manpower is instrumental in the implementation of more S&T anchored projects and services throughout the Metropolis. The agency also provided training venues for its personnel so they will be abreast with developments in the field of S&T. In 2015, local and international training opportunities were provided to DOST-NCR’s staff which ensured a more competent work force that can deliver high quality services to Filipinos in the region.


Technical Operations Division

Finance and Administrative Services

Information and Communication Section


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DOST-NCR Staff Profile Office of the Regional Director Name

Current Position

Educational Background

DR. TERESITA C. FORTUNA

Regional Director

MS. PRINCESS MONSALE

Clerk II

PhD in Business Management MS Horticulture Computer Secretarial

Technical Operations Division ENGR. ARMAN P. BIONAT

ENGR. ROMELEN T. TRESVALLES

ENGR. OSCAR B. SEVILLA MS. ELVIN B. ALMAZAR

Chief Science Research Scientist and Assistant Regional Director for TOD Supervising Science Research Specialist Senior Science Research Specialist Senior Science Research Specialist

ENGR. LOTA M. PARAS

Senior Science Research Specialist

MR. CARLOS ANTONIO PENA

Senior Science Research Specialist

ENGR. ROGELIO B. PROSPERO

Research Associate

MS. CAMILLE S. ESTIMADO

Science Research Specialist II Science Research Specialist II Science Research Specialist II Science Research Specialist II Science Research Specialist II Science Research Specialist I Science Specialist I

MR. JANSEN PAOLO S. HERNANDEZ MS. BLAISE D. MANSUETO MS. BIANCA CLAUDETTE R. CANLAS MS. AILEEN FAY M. VILLEGAS MR. JON JON M. ALMAZAN MS. KATHERINE C. MOJICA

Masters of Public Management BS Mechanical Engineering

Diploma in Development Management BS Chemical Engineering BS Chemical Engineering Master in Public Administration BS Agriculture (major in Agronomy) BS Chemical Engineering Master of Science in Food Science BS Food Technology Masters of Applied Science in Food Engineering BS Chemical Engineering BS Nutrition BS Biology BS Food Technology BS Biology BS Nutrition BS Computer Engineering BS Human Ecology


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BS Chemistry

MR. ROMAR G. BAGUNU

Science Research Assistant Project Assistant II

MR. JAIME SEBASTIAN JR.

Project Assistant II

BS Computer Engineering

ENGR. DIVINE RHEA J. CERUMA

Project Assistant II

BS Mechanical Engineering

BS Information Technology

Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) Name

Current Position

Educational Background

MR. JOSE B. PATALINJUG III

Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Regional Director for FAS Accountant III

Masters in Technology Management BS Business Administration major in management BS Commerce maj. in Acct.

Administrative Officer V - Cashier Administrative Officer V - Budget Information System Analyst II

BS Commerce maj. in Acct.

MS. MARICOR J. MARQUESES

Project Assistant I

BS Office Administration

MS. LARA JOYCE L. RODRIGUEZ

Computer Operator I

BS Banking and Finance

MS. KRISTINE S. REODIQUE

Computer Operator I

BS Office Administration

MR. ROMER C. VILLARINO

Administrative Aide VI Auto Mechanic (Vocational)

MR. ROWELL B. CONDE

Driver II

HS Graduate

MR. BILLY R. TULIAO

Driver I

HS Graduate

MR. JOEL B. MAGTANGOB

Laborer I

Elementary graduate

MR. ARIEL A. DURAN

Laborer I

Elementary graduate

MR. MARK ANTHONY U. ESTORES MS. ROQUITA Y. BERNALDEZ MS. VANESSA NEILLIZLE G. BACOLCOL MS. MARIAN R. BAGTAS

BS Chemical Engineering BS Computer Science

Information and Communication Section MS. AURORA F. MARCELO

MS. JENNIFER A. PALAGANAS MS. EDGILYN R. ALCASID MS. CAMILLE GRACE M. DUMALA-OG MS. MARY SEAN S. FELONGCO

Senior Science Research Specialist and Head of ICS Science Research Specialist II Science Research Specialist II Project Assistant II Science Research Assistant

AB Communication

BS Forestry BS Development Communication BS Biology BS Fine Arts


GIA Monitoring

Kate Mojica Project Asssistant I GIA Monitoring, OL

JR Sebastian Project Assistant II (Contractual)

Lota M. Paras PAMAMAZON (Pasay, Manila, Makati, Quezon City) Cluster Manager, Engr II PM: CP Support: ITSO

PM: GIA

Jansen Hernandez Project Assistant III (Contractual)

Bianca Canlas SRS 1 (Contractual) NDVS project

Support: SETUP Monitoring (PAMAMAZON & PAMAMARISAN

Vivian Pole Project Assistant I (Contractual)

Director IV

SEI Fund

Carlos Pena SR. SRS(Contractual)

Rogelio Prospero Research Associate (Contractual) PM: Food Safety

Romar Bagunu Project Assistant II (Contractual) Support: Training, EA, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance, MIS

Blaize Mansueto Project Assistant III (Contractual) Support: Training

OSEC-DOSTB-SRAS2-12-2008

Elvin B. Almazar SRS II/Head Training & Community Based Programs

Jose B. Patalinjug III PDO V OSEC-DOSTB-PDO4-7-2008

S&T Services

OSEC-DOSTB-DIR4-1-2003

Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna Office of the Regional Director

(Contractual) Support: SETUP Monitoring (MUNTAPARLAS & CAMANAVA

Aileen Villegas Project Assistant II

Vanessa Bacolcol SRS 1 (Contractual) PM: Monitoring

OSEC-DOSTB-ENG5-6-2010

Engineer V (ARD, TOD; PM: EA)

Warren Gomez CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) Cluster Manager, PDO II, Contractual PM: Disaster,

OSEC-DOSTB-SRSRS-1-2008

Camile Estimado Project Assistant III (Contractual) SETUP Coordinator

Oscar B. Sevilla PAMAMARISAN (Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan) Cluster Manager, SRS II PM: Packaging and Labelling,

Cluster Manager, PDO II, Contractual PM: Exhibits

(Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Paranaque, Las Pinas)

Kim L. Atienza MUNTAPARLAS

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Technical Operations Division Arman P. Bionat

Romelen Tresvalles Sr. SRS, PM: Planning, QMS, ITSO

S&T Cluster Areas

Boxes and Text in Black – Existing Plantilla Positions Boxes and Text in Blue– Contractual and JO positions Box in Purple– Designation Only/No item

Total No. of Existing plantilla positions: 13

Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna Regional Director

Certified by:

Jonjon Almazan SRS 1 (Contractual) MIS, Website, DEWS

Sean Felongco Project Assistant I (Contractual) I

Camille Dumala-og Project Assistant II (Contractual)

Jennifer A Palaganas Support SRS I OSEC-DOSTB-SRAS19-2008

OSEC-DOSTB-SRSRS-3-2008

Information & Communication Sec. Aurora F. Marcelo Sr. SRS

Driver I ( JOB Order)

Rowell Conde

Princess Monsale

Clerk II ( JOB Order)

OSEC-DOSTB-ADA6202-2004

Nomer Villarino Admin. Aide VI

Tin Reodique Clerk II (JO)

Marian Bagtas Info System Analyst II (Contractual)

Roquita Bernaldez Cashier AO V OSEC-DOSTBADOF5-6-2008

Maricor Marqueses Clerk III (JO)

Budget AO V OSEC-DOSTBADOF5-5-008

Finance and Administrative Services Jose B. Patalinjug III Designated ARD for FAS

Driver I ( JOB Order)

Lara Rodriguez Computer Operator I (JO) Order)

Accounting Accountant III OSEC-DOSTBA3-5-2008

DOST-NCR CURRENT ORGANOZATIONAL CHART (Permanent and Contractual)

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Trainings Attended by DOST-Personnel

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he capability of an organization to provide quality service to its clientele and stakeholders is secured with the competence of its work force. It is in this regard that DOST-NCR is steadfast in providing learning opportunities to its employees so they will remain competitive and informed of today’s latest trends in S&T. In 2015, DOST-NCR’s personnel attended local and international trainings to remain abreast in S&T developments. Trainings on SME development, packaging, communication, personality development and S&T promotion were also attended by the regional office’s employees.

Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III, Area Regional Director for Finance and Administrative Services was one of the country’s representatives to the 15th Science and Technology Parks (STP) Training Program conducted in South Korea on November 2-13, 2015. The training involved lectures on STP management skills and national support policies to nurture small and medium-sized ventures and start-ups. Lectures of the training also included the development process and achievement of government funded research institute system and the development of STPs; STP formation; and development strategy. On-site visits to South Korea’s universities, corporations and S&T hubs were similarly conducted during the training.


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International

Engr. Lota M. Paras, Cluster Manager of PAMAMAZON, attended the training on “Financial and Technical Support for Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion” funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) last May 18- June 20, 2015 at Tokyo and Kobe, Japan. The training program facilitated an information exchange among officials from ten countries working for SME development and provided the participants an opportunity to obtain a benchmark of the other countries’ best practices in SME development. The training was attended by representatives from the following countries: Argentina, Colombia, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Mexico, Bhutan, and Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Engr. Romelen T. Tresvalles, Supervising Science Research Specialist under the Technical Operations Division, attended the “Innovation and Enterprise Development Program” in Singapore on March 8-April 2, 2015. The program focused on Singapore’s knowledge intensive economy made possible through continuous improvement, productivity and moving up the value chain, and innovation. Among the points presented were industry-academe partnership practices observed by NYP; holistic services provided in academe based innovation centers --- Product, system, process innovation; test and measurement services; Network and Business Support; Capabilities Development; idea to innovation to enterprise framework; and incubation facilities for start-ups. It also provided an opportunity to benchmark the best practices of Singapore in supporting their MSMEs which can be used to upscale the support provided by DOST to local entrepreneurs through SETUP.


Local Title of Training

Date

Name of Attendee

Pre-Disaster Needs Assessment Orientation Course

February 26

Mr. Warren D. Gomez

1st Quarter HRMP Cluster Meeting with Basic Orientation on Competency Based Human Resource Development

February 26-27

Ms. Marian R. Bagtas

DLSU Research Congress 2015

March 2

Mr. Jansen Paolo S. Hernandez

Productivity Innovation and Enterprise Development

March 8

Engr. Romelen T. Tresvalles

Training on the Calibration of Automated Rain Gauge

March 11-12

Mr. Romar G. Bagunu Mr. Warren D. Gomez

Monitoring and Coaching for Organizational Excellence Certificate

March 18

Engr. Arman P. Bionat

CSI Leadership Series: Mentoring & Coaching for Organizational Excellence

March 18

Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III

37th Annual National Convention "GACPA Leaps, Excel and Adheres to Professional Standards"

April 15-18

Mr. Roquita Y. Bernaldez

Forum and Dialogue in FPRDI Technologies

April 22

Ms. Bianca Claudette R. Canlas Ms. Vivian N. Pole

Operation and Maintenance of DOST-Developed Food Processing Equipment

May 4-15

Mr. Oscar B. Sevilla, Jr. Mr. Romar G. Bagunu

Training on the Operation and Maintennacne of the 5 HITS Food Processing Equiment developed by ITDI-DOST

May 4-15

Mr. Carlos Antonio M. Peña

Roundtable Discussion on Livestock Nutritional Biotechnology: Pre and Pro Biotics in Food Animals

May 11

Engr. Rogelio B. Prospero

How Safe is My House: Earthquake Awareness & Preparedness Seminar

May 12

Ms. Vivian N. Pole Ms. Aileen Fay M. Villegas Ms. Katherine C. Mojica

Financial and Technical Support for SME Promotion

May 18-June 20

Engr. Lota M. Paras

Training on Core Functions on Records Management

May 19-21

Ms. Marian R. Bagtas

Emergency Food Reserve

May 28

Ms. Elvin B. Almazar

Philippine Halal Assembly Interntional Conference and Expo

June 9-11

Engr. Rogelio B. Prospero Mr. Carlos Antonio M. Peña

Internal Control System (ICS) COSO Framework

July 13-17

Ms. Vanessa Neillizzle G. Bacolcol

eNGAS and eBudget System

June 17-19

Mr. Mark Anthony U. Estores

Basic Incident Command System Training Course

June 18-19

Mr. Oscar B. Sevilla, Jr.

EMB-DENR Seminar on Environmental Awareness

June 19

Ms. Camille Grace M. Dumala-og

CSI Leadership Series: Innovation Leadership

June 23

Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III

DOST National Conference of Regional Food Safety Coordinators: Briefing and Discussion Seminar with Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

June 23

Engr. Rogelio B. Prospero

Food Safety Conference

July 8-13

Mr. Carlos Antonio M. Peña Engr. Rogelio B. Prospero

Guiding Principles on the Management of Government Funds and Properties

July 13-16

Ms. Vanessa Neillizzle G. Bacolcol

Enhanced eNGAS and eBudget ver. 2.0.0 compliant with PPSAS, RCA and UACS

July 23

Ms. Vanessa Neillizzle G. Bacolcol Ms. Maricor J. Marqueses Mr. Jon Jon M. Almazan


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July 21

Ms. Aileen Fay M. Villegas

Basic GMP, SSOP and Productivity Tools

July 2

Ms. Vivian N. Pole

Basic GMP, SSOP and Productivity Tools

July 23

Ms. Blaise D. Mansueto

Training on Accupoint and Glogerm

July 23

Engr. Rogelio B. Prospero

eNGAS and eBudget System

July 13-17

Mr. Jon Jon M. Almazan

Basic Incident Command System Training Course

June 17-19

Mr. Warren D. Gomez

eNGAS and eBudget System

July 13-17

Ms. Lara Joyce L. Rodriguez

Development of Competence of the DOST Food Innovation Centers and Recognition of Most Innovative Products

July 29-31

Mr. Carlos Antonio M. Peña

Training on Accuppoint and Glogerm

July 23

Mr. Carlos Antonio M. Peña

Awareness on Risk Management (based on ISO31000:2008)

August 25

Ms. Blaise D. Mansueto

Global Forum on Research and Innovations for Health

August 24-27

Ms. Bianca Claudette R. Canlas

Awareness Seminar on Food Safety Act of 2013

August 25

Ms. Aileen Fay M. Villegas

Awareness on Risk Management (based on ISO31000:2009)

August 25

Engr. Romelen T. Tresvalles

Incident Command System Position Courses

August 31-September 4

Mr. Oscar B. Sevilla, Jr.

Awareness Seminar on Food packaging and Label Design

August 27-28

Mr. Oscar B. Sevilla, Jr.

Integrated Planning Courses on Incident Command System

August 3-7

Mr. Oscar B. Sevilla, Jr.

3D Printing: Shaping the Future Now

August 27

Mr. Romar G. Bagunu

Global Forum on Research and Innovations for Health

August 24-27

Ms. Jaime Sebastian Jr.

3D Printing: Shaping the Future Now

August 27

Mr. Kim L. Atienza

Risk Analysis in Project Management Focusing on Financial Management

August

Mr. Kim L. Atienza

Incident Command System Position Courses

August 31-September 4

Mr. Warren D. Gomez

Awareness Seminar on Food Packaging and Labeling

August 27-28

Mr. Carlos Antonio M. Peña

Integrated Planning Courses on Incident Command System

August 3-7

Mr. Warren D. Gomez

Franklin Covey’s “The 7 Habits for Managers”

September 8-9

Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III

Certificate Course on Benchmarking

September 14-16

Engr. Arman P. Bionat

Productivity Tool for MSMEs

September 16-18

Ms. Camile S. Estimado

Trainors’-Training on Various Productivity Tools for MSMEs

September 17-18

Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III

Training on OneStore

September 20-24

Mr. Jon Jon M. Almazan

Basic Indexing and Abstracting and SILM Retraining

October 29

Ms. Mary Sean S. Felongco

Training Course on Graphic Design

October 12-23

Ms. Mary Sean S. Felongco

The Philippine Budgeting System

November 4-6

Ms. Vanessa Neillizzle G. Bacolcol

Sustaining Gender Mainstreaming in DOST:2015 GAD Focal Point Assembly

December 14-15

Ms. Vanessa Neillizzle G. Bacolcol

How to Put your Message Accross Effectively (Personality Development and Public Speaking)

December 21-23

Engr. Arman P. Bionat Engr. Romelen T. Tresvalles


Upgrading of the DOST-NCR Facility

T

he DOST-NCR’s office holds a colorful story that attests how it came to be one of today’s top performing regional offices under DOST. In 2004, DOSTNCR only had three personnel and few pieces of office equipment. By the end of 2015, the agency already prides its renovated office where new modular panels, computer tables, office chairs and new sets of computer equipment were installed. Under the supervision of its Regional Director, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, the office now boasts a newly-furnished and ergonomically conducive office facility. Aside from acquiring new pieces of office equipment, the Information Technology and Communications team of the office also upgraded DOST-NCR’s IT services. The following are the upgrades made in 2015:

• Setting up of network switch from the DOST Central Office to the DOST-NCR Office to strengthen its network infrastructure • Setting up of the DOST-NCR Interactive Media Touch ScreenKiosk/Pod at the office lobby • Setting up of LAN Messenger for easy file transfer and communication • Migration of the DOST-NCR website • Adoption of barcode registration system and S&T quiz system during the 2015 NSTW and 2015 DOST-NCR Science Nation tour


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DOST-NCR Interactive Media Touch Screen- Kiosk/Pod at the office lobby

New modular panels, computer tables, office chairs and new sets of computer equipment were installed.


DOST-NCR’s Financial Profile DOST-NCR’s Budget per GAA for 2004 – 2015 (in ‘000 pesos) 80,000.00 ₱70,498

70,000.00

₱66,668

60,000.00

50,000.00

40,000.00

30,000.00 ₱21,326 ₱21,088

₱23,894

20,000.00 ₱8,036

10,000.00

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T

₱279

₱279

₱279

₱1,961

2004

2005

2006

2007

₱9,365

₱4,582

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

he DOST-NCR GAA budget in 2015 amounted to PhP 70,498,000.00, higher than 5.7 percent from the PhP 66,668,000.00 budget in 2014.


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OST-NCR’s budget is also supplemented by other funding means. In 2015, DOST-NCR received funding support from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, DOST Central Office and DOST-TAPI to implement its projects and programs. These include the deployment of early warning systems in disaster prone areas, conduct of the regional office NSTW, implementation of the OL Trap, and production of book publication as presented in the figure below.


Gearing towards

2016

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OST-NCR is set to welcome the year 2016 with the launch of new outputs that will foster the country’s knowledge bank and strengthen the region’s S&T-based capabilities.

This includes the launching of several publications; a mobile application which is seen to be instrumental in furthering the wider success and implementation of SETUP; and the inauguration of a Food Innovation Center (FIC) in 2016. The following are some of the projects which Juans and Juanas in the region can look forward to:


93 DOST-NCR SETUP Coffee Table Book A compilation of the impacts of DOST-NCR’s SETUP beneficiaries is set to be released in 2016. This seeks to showcase the outputs generated from the provision of technological and funding assistance, trainings and consultancy services through SETUP.

DOST Wellness Garden Book A handbook on the available medicinal and therapeutic plants located at the DOST Wellness garden is set to be launched at the first quarter of 2016. The handbook contains photographs, descriptions and uses of the various plants located at the garden.

Available Trees at the DOST Compound The various tree species around the DOST compound in Bicutan was documented in a book to enrich the country’s knowledge bank on forestry. The book contains photographs and descriptions of the identified tree species around the compound and is also set to be released at the first quarter of 2016.

Launching of New Food Innovation Center (FIC) Another FIC is set to be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2016. The FIC in UP Diliman, built in collaboration with the UP College of Home Economics and the DOST-ITDI, includes a spray dryer, vacuum fryer and a water retort. Continuous performance testing is ongoing to ensure the readiness of the FIC for its target operationalization on May 2016.

EZBIZ DOST-NCR is constantly on the lookout for technological innovations that can enhance the productivity and competitiveness of SETUP adaptors. Thus, a mobile application contest about e-Marketing was conducted by DOST-NCR in 2013. The team from Pamantasang Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun) won first prize in the competition for their winning mobile application entry called DOST-SETUP Link. The app directly links the communication details of SETUP adoptors with potential buyers local and abroad. The winning Android mobile app has since gone through some changes and on May 26, 2015, it was introduced to DOST’s partner MSMEs as “EZBIZ”. The mobile app features the SETUP beneficiaries’ company profile and product features and can directly link the SETUP adopters to buyers through SMS, phone call, e-mail and social media websites. Through EZBIZ, information about the products of DOST’s SETUP beneficiaries will be more accessible to a wider scope of potential buyers. EZBIZ is set to be fully operational and ready for use in 2016.


Partner with us

SETUP Who May Apply?

How to Apply?

1. Any company or individual firm that is based in the National Capital Region and wholly owned by Filipino citizens

1. Send a letter of interest to avail of the SETUP assistance together with the requirements to:

2. Any small and medium scale business firm that can be classified under the identified priority sectors 3. Individual firm that is willing to apply technological improvements in their existing operations

Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna Regional Director Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region DOST Compound, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City 2. Identify current problems, improvements, and potential technological interventions needed 3. If the project is found viable, DOST NCR will endorse it to the National Program Management Office for evaluation and final approval.


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Trainings Who May Apply? DOST-NCR organizes S&T based and productivity trainings, seminars, fora, workshops, and technology demonstrations for micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), local government units (LGUs) and the academe on various topics. Some of the most popular trainings include: Food Processing and Shelf-life testing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Packaging and Labelling, Techno-demo on making soap, shampoo, detergent, fabric conditioner, meat processing, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Productivity and Improvement Tools (5S). Trainings are by request. You can write us a request letter addressed to the Director. To see our current list of tranings, please visit ncr.dost.gov.ph.


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