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December 02, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 24


A bi-monthly digest of global and domestic industry trends and developments. Published by the Trade and Industry Information Center, Department of Trade and Industry  Manila, Philippines Tel. (632) 895.3611  Fax (632) 895.6487  To subscribe, email: Online:

In this issue Consumer News 1. Filipinos among world’s most confident consumers 2. Fake motor vehicles, parts awareness campaign launched Inside DTI 3. Be vigilant in buying Christmas lights 1. DTI implements rationalization plan 4. Special market monitoring conducted 2. DTI holds National Quality Infrastructure Stakeholders' Meeting 5. FDA cautions against toys Focus Foreign firms expanding PHL operations

Good News, Philippines! 1. PHL to become a knowledge-driven economy 2. DTI targets higher PHL doing business ranking MSME News 1. Compostela Valley launches own brand 2. Cordillera farmers all set to develop coffee industry Business Update 1. Scrap permanent incentives, not IPP 2. DTI focuses on streamlining business registration 3. RuMEPP aids 5,817 MSMEs in Eastern Visayas 4. Next Wave Cities seen to develop BPO industry 5. Love of job, not salary, makes workers stay 6. PHL firms urged to innovate to keep up

Features DTI extends supports to Bohol ASEAN Watch 1. S. Korea’s investments in PHL hit USD 3.8B 2. Southeast Asia needs USD 1.7-T energy investment Statwatch What’s New?


Focus Foreign firms expanding PHL operations

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ultinational companies (MNCs) in the Philippines are planning to expand their operations here following the recent successful trade and investment missions of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) abroad.

The series of trade missions in London and Singapore was part of the country’s investment road shows promoting the Philippines as an attractive investment venue, with Hong Kong as the last leg of the missions in 2013.

“The investor interest level in the Philippines is high—the highest in my career in DTI,” DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said.

Relatedly, long-term foreign investments in the country more than doubled in August as the Philippine economy shined amid dim conditions in both advanced and emerging markets.

During his recent trips to Europe and Asia, Domingo said a major publicly-listed, London-based firm that has an existing office in the country is positioning itself to increase investments and manpower here. Another British business process outsourcing (BPO) firm has also recently transferred the logistics management for the deliveries of their products here in the Philippines from the United Kingdom, he added. A Singaporean firm is also looking to expand its operations by increasing its manpower in the country by 5,000 personnel, while an international real estate firm has gotten about 30 inquiries, well beyond the company’s expectations of about five to eight inquiries. “Over the past weeks, we were in at least seven investment fora and roundtable discussions with high-level business executives. The strong attendance to these discussions is a very strong statement on the Philippines,” Domingo said.

Inside DTI 1. DTI implements rationalization plan


he Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is implementing a rationalization plan (Rat Plan) that will trim down the 2,800-strong bureaucracy and remove irrelevant positions as it seeks to become a more dynamic line government agency. DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said the reorganization is part of the

Foreign direct investments (FDIs) rose by 123% year-on-year to USD 143M in August, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported. “Domestic economic prospects have been supported by sound macroeconomic fundamentals and a smoothly functioning financial system,” the BSP added. “Parent companies abroad continued to lend to their local subsidiaries and affiliates to fund existing operations and expand their businesses in the country,” it added. Instead of taking their profits back to their main offices, more multinationals also chose to reinvest the earnings of their Philippine subsidiaries for the expansion of their local operations. A net inflow of USD 54M in reinvested earnings was booked from January to August this year. (PDI 11/10, 11)

Rat Plan submitted to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on October 4, 2004, but was only approved on October 17 this year. The DTI was given 60 days to reorganize its bureaucracy, including the approved organizational structure, staffing pattern, and compensation action.


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Personnel in positions that could no longer be accommodated in the staffing pattern have three options: retire with incentives; be placed to other agencies needing additional personnel, to be handled by the Civil Service Commission; or their positions will be converted from regular to co-terminus with the incumbent (CTI) status, to be abolished once vacated. Likewise, services of casual or contractual employees are abolished under the Rat Plan. Given the limited slots for voluntary retirement with incentives, the DTI–Change Management Team (CMT) has decided to prioritize employees with serious illness and those employees with length of service of a minimum of 20 years. Domingo explained that while there will be an initial displacement of people, they will also be given the chance to be rehired if they are qualified. “The reorganization will realign functions that didn’t make sense and allow us to hire people on a permanent basis,” he said.

2. DTI holds National Quality Infrastructure Stakeholders' Meeting Participating stakeholders Government agencies Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Department of Agriculture (DA) Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Private sector entities Philippine Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality, Inc. (PhilMSTQ) Philippine Rubber Industry Association (PRIA) Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP)


For instance, where the number of incumbents in positions of equivalent are more than the number of approved plantilla positions of the same rank, the bureau/office director assesses who among the incumbents shall be placed in the approved plantilla, based on the criteria of performance and merit, with length of service to be considered as an additional criterion. Those who qualify would be rehired on a permanent basis. According to Domingo, the Rat Plan would enable DTI to hire people on a permanent basis because they can now offer plantilla positions. Under the present structure, the DTI can only hire contractuals and consultants. This has been blamed for the agency not being able to attract more competitive people as workers shy away from working in government with no security of tenure because they cannot be hired on a permanent basis. In terms of budget, Domingo said, there will be no reduction of budget because those who will be displaced will eventually be replaced. (MAB 11/04)

he Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) and the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO), convened the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) Stakeholders’ Meeting on October 24-25, 2013 at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City as the first of its activities for the European Union-Philippines Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) Project 3.

requisite for efficient consumer protection and the enhanced global competitiveness of the country’s industries.

Gathering all relevant government agencies and industry associations, the meeting helped formulate the basic rationale and define each stakeholder's role in the eventual development of the NQI as a prime

Office of Special Concerns (OSC) Director Lydia Guevarra, who is also TRTA 3 Imprest Administrator, emphasized that it is in the best interest of the country to step up the converged efforts of the public

In the said event, the stakeholders also deliberated on the draft NQI Advisory Platform that was formulated to facilitate the development of the Philippine NQI. A revised version of the document will next be prepared to incorporate the results of the meeting discussions.


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and private sectors to finally constitute an NQI. “The Philippines has to gear up for economic integration with other

Good News, Philippines! 1. PHL to become a knowledge-driven economy

2. DTI targets higher PHL doing business ranking


nations to stay competitive and to optimize the recent breakthroughs that have been achieved,” she said.

n a forum hosted by the Information Technology Journalists Association of the Philippines (ITJAP), the speakers revealed that the country is currently “on the cusp of becoming one of the world’s leading innovators in the tech industry.”

is on track to becoming a knowledge-driven economy.

During the forum, which was co-sponsored by IdeaSpace Foundation affiliate Smart Communications, IdeaSpace Co-Founder and President Earl Valencia said the Philippines

"In Silicon Valley, people create solutions designed for emerging markets based on abstract ideas. They only think they know our problems," Valencia said. (MST 10/27)

Other speakers at the forum were representatives from four of the 10 start-ups that IdeaSpace admitted into its incubator program earlier this year, where each of the They particularly focused on solutions Filipino-companies is working in areas of disaster preparedness, on solutions that address problems faced by millions. healthcare, and social services.


he Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to make the Philippines leapfrog in its world ranking in ease of doing business to “63 or better” by 2016.

DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said the recent performance of the Philippines in the Doing Business Report for 2014 of the World Bank-International Finance Corp. (WB-IFC)—jumping 30 notches to 108 from 138 in the 2013 report—is indicative of how much the country can do to improve itself. But Domingo said there are a lot more things to be done to lift the country’s rankings from starting a business to securing permits and licenses. “The Philippines is most improved among 189 countries. Part of that is because of the reforms government has put in place. But those are not enough. There are still a lot of things that need to be done,” Domingo said.

WB-IFC regulations’ applying to small- and medium-size domestic enterprises 11 areas of their life cycle • Starting a business • Dealing with construction permits • Getting electricity • Registering property • Getting credit • Protecting investors • Paying taxes • Trading across borders • Enforcing contracts • Resolving insolvency • Employing workers

“In fact the target, after the Philippines jumped from 138 to 108 among 189 countries, is to be in the top 63 by 2016… 63 or better,” he added. “With the big leaps made in the past three years, I am confident that the Philippines will sustain its momentum in competitiveness, and eventually reach its target to be in the top third of the rankings by the end of this administration,” Domingo said.


MSME News 1. Compostela Valley launches own brand

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roducts and services from Compostela Valley now have a distinct identity as the provincial brand dubbed “ComValOriginal” has been officially launched. Provincial Administrator Virgilia S. Allones and Executive Assistant Isabelo Melendres unveiled the logo before a crowd of provincial government officials and employees at the provincial capitol in Nabunturan.

2. Cordillera farmers all set to develop coffee industry


ome 1,000 agroforest farmers in the Cordilleras in Northern Luzon are all set to develop their age-old coffee-beans production as a multimillion-peso industry. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which has linkages to possible buyers, has joined in the region’s grand coffee industry which has all the potential as a ranking dollar-earner in the locality.

Business Update 1. Scrap permanent incentives, not IPP


he government should repeal laws that grant permanent incentives and retain the Investment Priorities Plan (IPP), to ensure that perks are given only to those which need support, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said. The problem is not with the IPP, but with the country’s many laws which grant permanent incentives to different industries, Domingo said. As of this writing, the 2012 IPP is currently being used while, the 2013 IPP has yet to be released.

(TPS 11/06)

"The brand is also an effective marketing tool to reach out to costumers as it identifies the origin of the product and/or service as well as depicts and promotes the image of the province as producer of quality products and services," Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ComVal Program Manager Lucky Siegfred M. Balleque said. The provincial brand logo was designed by Designers’ Pool of ComVal Member Ronald Generalao. Also, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has already ventured with the propagation of coffee varieties planting materials and they account for the planting of Arabica and Robusta coffee in some existing 6,720 ha of local coffee farms. Next year, the DA will spend P24M for the propagated planting materials which will be sufficient to plant in at least 300 ha of suitable lands in various parts of the region.(BMI10/29)

2012 IPP preferred activities

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Agribusiness and fishery Agriculture Creative industries or knowledge-based services Disaster prevention, mitigation, and recovery projects Energy Green projects Hospital or medical services Infrastructure Iron and steel Mass housing Motor vehicles Research and development Shipbuilding Strategic projects


2. DTI focuses on streamlining business registration

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he Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will focus on streamlining the business registration system to enhance the process of starting a business in the country. “Our streamlining is per milestone. We complete the streamlining and create a new streamlining for new milestone. It’s a process improvement,” DTI Undersecretary for Management Services Group (MSG) Nora K. Terrado said.

3. RuMEPP aids 5,817 MSMEs in Eastern Visayas


he seven-year Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP) has reached out to 5,817 micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported. DTI-8 Regional Director Cynthia R. Nierras said the project has elevated the status of many MSMEs in the region through microfinance credit and support, enterprise promotion and development, and management and policy coordination. The region is one of the beneficiaries of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). RuMEPP started in 2007 and will end this year. “With the RuMEPP, we were able to enhance our services to MSMEs considering that our existing program has limitations in terms of assisting them,” Nierras said during the IFAD supervision and implementation support mission. The foreign-funded initiative has targeted new and expanding businesses with assets of less than P3M and one to nine workers. IFAD Country Program Officer Yolando Arban lauded Region 8

It is essential for agencies involved in the process of starting a business to reform the system to encourage micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to register and compete within the formal sector, Terrado said. She said the DTI has been researching best practices in business registration process of other countries.

for surpassing the target in MSME development. “There is an increasing number of new and existing rural microenterprises expanding and operating profitably and sustainably,” Arban said. RuMEPP, with an approved budget of USD 27.5M, targets to directly benefit 200,000 households in Regions 5, 8, 12, 13, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The program was designed to raise the incomes and improve the livelihoods of poor rural people by providing them with loans and other financial services, and with business development services such as capacity-building, market linkages and product development.

RuMEPP-assisted MSMEs in Eastern Visayas by province Province Biliran Eastern Samar Northern Samar Samar

Number of MSMEs assisted 1,051 1,310 1,802 1,654


4. Next Wave Cities seen to develop BPO industry

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he Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) and the IT & Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) have selected the Next Wave Cities that are expected to further develop the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. Smarter Philippines Program Director Alejandro P. Melchor III said the Next Wave Cities are seen to host IT and BPO companies outside Metro Manila, which would accelerate economic development and bring more job opportunities for people in the countryside.

5. Love of job, not salary, makes workers stay


Top 10 Next Wave Cities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Davao Sta. Rosa, Laguna Bacolod Iloilo Metro Cavite Lipa, Batangas Cagayan de Oro Malolos, Bulacan Baguio Dumaguete

ove of job is the top reason why employees stay with their current employers, according to the results of a survey conducted by

Based on the answers of 65% of the respondents, three years is the average employee’s threshold or the length of time they can stay with a company until feeling the need to move on to a better career.

Over 75% of job-seeking respondents said that while salary is a very important factor when it comes to job satisfaction, it is not the main reason why they stay at their jobs.

(MAB 10/28)

Most of them said they leave when they don’t like what they do, regardless of other factors such as compensation, tenure, or having friends in the office.

6. PHL firms urged to innovate to keep up

The BPO industry is expected to reach USD 25B in revenues and 1.3M employees by 2016.


ilipino companies must learn to innovate if they want to survive amid globalization, technological advancements, and increasingly competitive market conditions, according to the speakers at the First Pacific Academy Executive Series last month. Renowned futurist Dr. Michio Kaku said that local companies should learn to keep up as the global economy makes a historic transition to intellectual capitalism from commodity capitalism.

Top 5 reasons why people stay at their jobs 1. They like what they are doing 2. Work gives them a sense of purpose 3. They get along with colleagues 4. Office location is convenient 5. Good salary and benefits

Meanwhile, AirAsia X Chief Executive Azran Osman-Rani stated that companies should be flexible enough to accept ideas if they want to see changes to happen. “Companies should have a culture of thinking differently, and defy conventions. That makes all the difference,” Osman-Rani added. (BWD 11/07)


Consumer News 1. Filipinos among world’s most confident consumers

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ilipinos continue to be among the world’s most confident consumers in the third quarter of 2013, according to the findings of the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. In the latest round of survey conducted between August 14 and September 6, 2013, the Philippines registered the second highest consumer confidence index

2. Fake motor vehicles, parts awareness campaign launched


oncerned government agencies and members of the motor vehicle industry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote awareness on knockoff motor vehicles and parts and intellectual property (IP) rights. The MOU was signed during the 3rd Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Summit held recently in response to challenges of IP theft. This will form a framework for collaboration between members for its nationwide information campaign for IP laws and road safety in the automotive industry. The first project to be rolled-out is the installation of posters with the tagline “Ingatan ang Buhay, Bumili ngTunay” in various key areas around the country. Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Director General Ricardo Blancaflor said the use of counterfeit parts that may cause accidents are often overlooked in investigations of vehicular mishaps that concentrate on human error, general mechanical defects, and environmental factors. Meanwhile, Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA)

points of 118 despite a three-point dip from the previous quarter. While the outlook for job prospects declined in half of the Asia-Pacific markets measured, Filipino respondents continue to indicate positive attitude on local job prospects registering the highest optimism in the world at 79%, a two-point increase from last quarter. (MAB 11/03)

President Alfred Leiano said instead of getting a bargain, purchasers of fake products shell-out more due to the substandard quality of the product and exposure to health and safety risks. Legitimate companies incur losses due to counterfeit products not only in terms of profit but also in brand value as fake parts are passed off as genuine. (MAT 10/27, BMI 11/02) MOU signatories

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Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association Inc. (MDPPA)

Awareness campaign poster areas

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Offices -National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) -LTFRB -Land Transportation Office (LTO) Bus and metro rail stations Major sea and air ports Motorcycle parking areas Public-utility vehicles Schools Shopping malls Shops and stores -Motorcycle repair -Spare parts dealers


3. Be vigilant in buying Christmas lights

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he Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminds the public to be mindful of the importance of checking for Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker and Philippine Standard (PS) mark on Christmas lights to ensure product quality and safety as the holiday approaches. DTI also prompts the public to be attentive of the importer or distributor’s name, address, and trademark for easier tracking and more fluid processing of complaints. As of October 31, 2013, only 23 importers distributing 40 brands

have been issued with ICC certificates by the Department’s Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) while no PS certificate has been issued to local or foreign Christmas lights manufacturers. The Department is also informing consumers and retailers of the life span of Christmas lights, which is limited to three years, as Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) used for its insulation deteriorates over time. The proper use of Christmas lights to avoid accidents is also being stressed.

DTI-certified Christmas light brands as of October 25, 2013 Importer


Carlson Trading DSL Gam Enterprises Eastrend Enterprises Fuh Maw Gen. Enterprises Inc. Golden Seasons Corporation Great Circles Trading Highest Regard Enterprises Hyrax Enterprises Ikhea Lighting, Inc. Jwer International Trading Kang-Fa Marketing Landlite Philippines Corporation Macgabe International Trading Madison International Sales Nortek Dale International Merchandising Corp. P&J Multitrade Venture, Inc. Pinecrest Enterprises Repsolutions Philippines Inc. Rockford Marketing Corp. Sheratone Industries Inc. Shining East Marketing Corporation


Wan Da Xin Trading International Inc. Wexford International Sales Inc.


4. Special market monitoring conducted

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ffice of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship Chairman Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV joined the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) during its first monitoring of Christmas items for this year in Divisoria, Manila. Together with the senator were DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo, DTI Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group (CWBRG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba, DTI-National Capital Region (NCR) Assistant Regional Director Ferdinand L. Manfoste and members of the local government unit (LGU) of the City of Manila.

5. FDA cautions against toys


he Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminded the public, especially parents, to be critical and buy only from registered shops to guarantee that toys they purchase are legitimate and non-toxic. Genuine merchandise are available from around 135 toy manufacturers, importers, and distributors issued with a License to Operate (LTO) by the FDA and were able to secure a Certificate of Conformity. The FDA Field Food and Drug Regulation Officers are making

Features DTI extends supports to Bohol


he Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the province of Bohol as they slowly recover from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake effects. DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo recently visited Bohol to check the DTI-led livelihood projects and graced the Diskwento Caravan.

Simultaneously held in other areas of NCR and in the regions, the monitoring ensured that Christmas lights being retailed were certified and that Noche Buena items were sold within the prescribed Suggested Retail Price (SRP). Consumer Welfare Desks (CWDs) were also installed in business establishments to better assist consumers with regards their rights and responsibilities, as well as promote responsible market practice to raise business standards. To further inform businesses and consumers, a joint monitoring team will post the list of certified Christmas lights and SRPs of Noche Buena products.

rounds in the National Capital Region (NCR) to check toys for presence and levels of heavy metals using x-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRFs), and plans to procure more XRFs to cover the whole country. Government is now implementing Republic Act (RA) 10620 or Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013, which requires toys to have precautionary labels and warnings. Metals checked by FDA

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Arsenic Cadmium Lead

Domingo stated his full commitment to provide support to the Tubigon Loom weavers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TLMPC) members. The Tubigon Loom weaving facility is one of DTI’s priority projects under the shared service facility (SSF) program. He said TLMPC is now a supplier of high-end quality raffia fabrics


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to big companies in Europe. The partnership became possible because of the partnership with European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP),

ASEAN Watch 1. S. Korea’s investments in PHL hit USD 3.8B


outh Korean investments in the Philippines have already reached USD 3.8B as of October this year, an official from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea reported. South Korean Minister and Consul General Min Kyong-Ho said the amount includes the investments of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. based at the Subic Bay Freeport and a thermal power plant based in Batangas. Also, Min said trade volume between the Philippines and South Korea has reached USD 11.5M in the first 10 months of the year, exceeding the expected USD 10-M trade volume between the two countries. “The Philippines has become an attractive investment destination to Korean businesses due to the country’s investor-friendly environment,” he said.

2. Southeast Asia needs USD 1.7-T energy investment


outheast Asia needs around USD 1.7T of investments for energy infrastructure over the next two decades to cope with the growing reliance on oil imports, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. The region’s energy demand is likely to increase by over 80% through 2035. "Increasing reliance on oil imports will impose high costs on Southeast Asian economies and leave them more vulnerable to potential disruptions," the agency said. Southeast Asia's 10 countries are expected to reduce natural gas

INTERLACE – a Cebu-based European exporter of high-end quality fabrics, and Tubigon’s local government unit (LGU).

STATWATCH USD 25B Revenue target of PHL’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry by 2016, with job generation placed at


USD 3.8B South Korean investments in PHL as of October 2013

USD 143M Foreign direct investments (FDIs) that entered the Philippines in August 2013 5,817 Micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in Eastern Visayas that benefited from the Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP)

2,800 Number of DTI personnel 30 PHL’s ranking improvement in notches in the Doing Business Report for 2013 of the World Bank-International Finance Corp. (WB-IFC), from 138th place in 2012 to 108th in 2013 and coal exports as production is diverted to meet domestic demand in a region where some 134M people still lack access to electricity. IEA also encouraged the region to adopt more energy efficiency measures to help cut the region’s energy demand by almost 15% by 2035.


(A synopsis of selected book acquisitions at the DTI-TIIC library)

Title : Knowledge Management Basics

Author : Atwood, Christee Gabour Publisher : ASTD Press Call Number : 13.03/ATW/2009

Author : Mandhyan, Raju Publisher : Inner Suns Publishers Call Number : 06.08/MAN/2011

This book contains sound, practical, and implementable suggestions for creating a knowledge management (KM) system that focuses on the human element. It offers a clear and concise methodology for creating and maintaining a KM system with the roles of people as focus. It is a good starting tool with a system already in place, can be used as an assessment tool to fill in the gaps. 130p.

The material provides sophisticated principles and suggestions that are meant not only for the beginning entrepreneur, but also for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a multi-national corporation. It features tools needed to thrive and adapt in today’s rapidly changing global business climate. 105p.



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