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│ISSUE NO. 29 │




Moving towards becoming the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

3rd National Symposium workshop E-POWER 2 Starts Today

Zenaida C. Maglaya

Benigno “Bam” Aquino

Alfredo M. Yao

Cirila S. Botor

Virgilio P. Fulgencio

Hon. Ruben D. Torres

Ceilito F. Habito

Nestor O. Rañeses

Miflora M. Gatchalian

Peter J. Robustelli

Jerry T. Clavesillas

Emilio L. Virtudes

Michael W. Turvill

Rene J. Mayol

Jocelyn A. Ventocilla

Noreen Y. Young-Ong


3rd NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM-WORKSHOP on E-POWER (Empower People, Organization & Workforce for Excellent Results) Theme: “MOVE-ON TOGETHER” to ASEAN 2015: Through QUALITY, PRODUCTIVITY and COMPETITIVENESS Venue: UP-INSTITUTE FOR SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES (UP-ISSI) UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

DAY 1 – THURSDAY APRIL 10, 2014 8:00

Registration (with Welcome Gifts for Early Birds)

1 Day Master of Ceremonies: – Mr. Gerel Roa, QCPL Associate Food Bytes Info Services (CEO & Owner) st


Opening Ceremonies


COMPANY TESTIMONIALS (by PQC AWARDEES - 2013) * Hotel and Spa Essentials, Inc. - President: Dr. MICHAEL W. TURVILL * LEAN Processes, Inc. (Toll) - President/GM: EMILIO L. VIRTUDES * Global Food Solutions, Inc. – President: NOREEN Y. YOUNG-ONG * Tri-Phil International, Inc. - President: Ms. JOCELYN _. VENTOCILLA 16:30 Open Forum - Presided by: Mr. RENE J. MAYOL, Asst. Vice President, Lopez Group Business Excellence RAFFLE OF GRAND PRIZES 18:30 End of Day 1 Sessions


2nd Day Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Crispina B. Almonte Philippine National Anthem – Ms. Fina Lumpas Chair, Special Projects Concerns, UP-ISSI Invocation – Mr. Fernando G. Atanacio, QPCL

Executive Director 8:45 Welcome Remarks: Prof. NESTOR O. RANESES

DAY 2 – FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 Director, U.P. Institute for Small-Scale Industries

Dr. PATERNO V. VILORIA President, Small Enterprises Research & Development Foundation 8:55 Program Overview: Dr. JOSE C. GATCHALIAN Chairman, Quality Partners Company, Ltd. 9:00 Inspirational Address: Senator BENIGNO “BAM” AQUINO Social Entrepreneur 9:30 Keynote Speeches on: Integration”

8:00 8:30

Registration (with Surprise Gifts for early birds) Interactive Discussion-Forum: Topics and Discussants

“Competitive Entrepreneurship – Through Quality and Innovation” Discussant: Prof. NESTOR O. RANESES – Director, Institute of Small-scale Industries University of the Philippines (UP-ISSI) 9:15 “Gearing Philippine SMEs’ HR and Labor Relations Practices for ASEAN 2015 ” Discussant: Dr. MARAGTAS S.V. AMANTE, Vice President, University of the Philippines 10:00 Coffee Break

“Philippine Competitiveness and ASEAN Market

Hon. ZENAIDA C. MAGLAYA Undersecretary For Trade and Industry, DTI Hon. RAFAELITA M. ALDABA Asst. Secretary, Industry Development & Trade Policy Group, DTI 10:15

FORUM Moderator – Mr. Gerel Roa, QPCL Associate Foodbytes Info Services, Owner & CEO 15:00 Coffee Break

10:15 “SUGOD (Move-on Together!): A Filipinised Approach To Total Quality” Discussant: Dr. MIFLORA M. GATCHALIAN, CEO, Quality Partners Co., Ltd. Academician Emeritus, International Academy for Quality (IAQ) 11:00

“Philippine Quality Challenge Criteria: A Total Quality Assessment Tool” Discussant: Dir. VIRGILIO P. FULGENCIO, Bureau of Competitiveness, DTI

11:45 12:45

End of Session and Early Lunch PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED TO THEIR ASSIGNED WORKSHOP ROOMS 13:00 Team Workshops (Workshop output templates will be provided) Expected output: “SUGOD” implementation plan to carry back to their workplaces



Introduction of International Guest Speaker – Ms. Antonette L Dungca Deputy Director, UP-ISSI 10:35 Speech Mr. PETER ROBUSTELLI Exec. Vice President, Juran Institute, Inc., New York, USA 15:00 Coffee Break “Lessons from the NAFTA – for the AFTA” 11: 15 Introduction of Guest Speaker – Ms. Crispina B. Almonte 15:15 CLOSING PLENARY (ISSI PLAZA) 11: 15 Speech Dr. CIELITO F. HABITO Brief Presentations by Selected Workshop Leaders /participants Fmr. Sec. for Socio-economic Planning and DirectorGeneral, NEDA 16:15 Integration by Overall Workshop Coordinator: “Challenges and opportunities for SMEs in the ASEAN economic community AFTA 2015” “Key Learnings to Carry back and Carry-out” Mr. RAYMOND C. TAN, QPCL Associate 12:00 Luncheon Managing Director, Medport Distribution 13:30

DISCUSSION-FORUM: Forum Speakers and Topics: * Dir. JERRY T. CLAVESILLAS, BSMED/DTI – “Status of the Mid-Term Evaluation of the MSMD” * Pres. ALFREDO M. YAO, PCCI – “Meeting the Challenge of ASEAN 2015: Private Sector Initiatives” * Fmr Pres. CIRILA S. BOTOR, MSTQ – “National Accreditation Bodies in ASEAN: The Philippine Comparative Position”


16:30 CLOSING REMARKS – Hon. RUBEN D. TORRES Fmr. Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) President, BPO Workers Association of the Philippines (BWAP)


17:00 End of Session and of the 3rd NSW: E-POWER


UP ISSI goes int’l w/ pilot run of ASEAN internship project w/ DTI BMSMED

Indonesia, last 16 March with the intern from Myanmar, Aung Kyaw His counterpart in the Philippines, Mohamad Nurbet, a production Moe, managing director of furniture maker Uni Teak Co. Ltd. based worker from Suwastama, also underwent a similar practicum with another furniture exporter, Betis Crafts, Inc. based in Betis, Guagua, in Yangon. Pampanga. He and de Vera arrived in Solo City for the pilot run to be started on the following day in PT. Suwastama, an export furniture Meanwhile, an intern from Malaysia, Zaklean Zambri, manager of manufacturing firm that produces chairs made of rattan and storage D’or Rue Sdn. Bhd.,had her internship at the Philippine Jewelry Center in Meycauyan, Bulacan. boxes made of palm ribs.

manager at digital art and game developer Studio HIVE (which is based in Bangkok, Thailand), had her internship in Animasia Studio Sdn. Bhd., a firm specializing in interactive digital media based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. UP ISSI targets to include more ASEAN countries in the next days to come.

More ASEAN countries were included in the second week of the pilot phase of the project being implemented by UP ISSI in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development. UP ISSI’s Ferdz Manegdeg and Joanna Laddaran flew to Thailand and Malaysia respectively last 23 March to conduct the pilot internships in the respective host enterprises.

Naphak Jitsantikul of Studio HIVE based in Bangkok, Thailand (front center in black) undertook her internship at Animasia Studio Sdn. Bhd., a firm specializing in interactive digital media based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


P ISSI held pilot runs of the ASEAN internship project in selected firms in the region. Information Technology and Enterprise Innovation head Ian de Vera flew to Solo City, Central Java,

Aung Kyaw Moe (right), managing director of furniture maker Uni Teak Co. Ltd. based in Yangon, Myanmar learns how to bend rattan from a production worker at PT. Suwastama, an export furniture manufacturing firm based in Solo City, Central Java, Indonesia.

Dennis Orlina, president of the Philippine Chamber of Handicraft Industries, Inc. interned at Lady K Miniatures, a maker of handcrafted miniature decorations in Thailand, while Naphak Jitsantikul, project

From left to right: Dennis Orlina, president of the Philippine Chamber of Handicraft Industries, Inc.; Kanokchan Narktong, owner of Lady K Miniatures; and Ferdz Manegdeg, UP ISSI internship coordinator.

UP ISSI, Indonesia’s Budi Luhur Institute ink partnership


ith the advent of the ASEAN Integration 2015, UP ISSI is very much in sync with partnerships that will be happening among ASEAN Member States (AMS). Thus, last 21 February 2014, ISSI and the Budi Luhur Institute of Health Sciences of Cimahi, Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to pursue common interest in entrepreneurship and management training programs, faculty and student exchanges, research, and internship program.

Seated from left to right: Sandra S. Montano, president of Community Health Education Emergency Rescue Services, Inc. and also consultant of the Budi Luhur Institute on International Curriculum Development; Sri Wahyuni and Ijun Rijwan Susanto, vice-president for international affairs and director respectively of Budi Luhur Institute of Health Sciences; UP ISSI director Prof. Nestor O. Rañeses; Engr. Ma. Luisa S. Lee, UP ISSI head of Training and Entrepreneurship Education Division; and Jocelle P. Mamaril, account manager for PRO-FIT courses.

Custom-designed training to ‘EMPOWER’ top officers, employees of finance firm held

UP ISSI in cooperation with its major private-sector partner the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation recently conducted a capability enhancement course entitled Enhancing Managerial Performance Through Ownership of Responsibilities for the Radiowealth Finance Company at the New Horizon Hotel in Mandaluyong City. The course, aptly dubbed as the EMPOWER RFC Course, aimed to align the targets and key performance indicators from the branch to the district, to the region, and up to the national level. The course also served as a review of RFC’s five-year plan which started in 2011.

PH journal on innovation, entrepreneurship now available in hard, soft copies

professional health care not only in Indonesia but in the international arena as well. Today, its faculty are enrolled in both master’s and doctorate degree programs at the Philippine Women’s University and Centro Escolar University.

This collaboration with Budi Luhur Institute is an offshoot of the Promoting Food Industry Competitiveness Training (PRO-FIT) Program, where Montano is a graduate. For her internship, a requirement for Present during the signing were UP ISSI director Prof. Nestor O. the PROFIT Diploma in Food Safety, she visited the food factory of Raneses; Ijun Rijwan Susanto and Sri Wahyuni, director and vice- Ijun, who happened to be the director of Budi Luhur Institute. president for international affairs respectively of Budi Luhur Institute of Health Sciences; and Sandra S. Montano, president of Community An official signing of the MOU will be held in Indonesia in May 2014. Health Education Emergency Rescue Services, Inc. and also Come July 2014, students from Budi Luhur Institute will attend the consultant of the Budi Luhur Institute on International Curriculum PROFIT Diploma on Food Safety, which will actually be a customized Development. entrepreneurship training program for the Institute’s graduates in midwifery and nursing. The Budi Luhur Institute of Health Sciences (STIKes Budi Luhur Cimahi) is one of the institutions under the Pambudhi Luhur Foundation. It was established in 1981 as a private school of health (Sekolah Perawat Kesehatan). In 2000, it became an academy for nursing and midwifery. Its vision is to be a pioneer institution in providing

UP ISSI makes cleanup of E. Jacinto Street ISSI forewent the usual exercise routine during its biweekly flag ceremony last 3 March to give way for a cleanup of the E. UandPJacinto Street in front of the UP ISSI building. The staff led by their director Prof. Nestor O. Rañeses picked up pieces of trash removed dried leaves to clear the openings of the sewers that stretched across the street. The collected garbage could cause serious flooding along the way and near the area during a heavy downpour.

From 13 to 15 March, 25 RFC employees, including assistant vicepresidents and regional managers, participated in the course. They attended lectures, underwent workshops and made the validation of the SWOTT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats and trends) analyses as well as the SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers) diagram made at the regional branches and at the head office. These led towards the accomplishment of an organizationwide operations map at the end of the three-day course.


This is already the sixth course that UP ISSI has conducted for RFC. The first two were the Leadership and Marketing Workshops in 2011. UP ISSI then followed through with a ladderized program in 2013 through the conduct of two Basic Supervisory and Managerial Enhancement Courses for both Luzon, and Visayas and Mindanao branch Managers, and the Advanced Leadership and Management Course for district managers.

P ISSI in cooperation with its major privatesector partner the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation just released the maiden issue of the Philippine Journal on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in both hard and soft copies.

UP ISSI starts impact study of IGLFfunded PlanET training

Three peer-reviewed papers and three proceedings of very recent conferences organized by the Institute all covering topics like enterprise development, entrepreneurship education, human resource management and small and medium enterprise policy development are presented in the first issue. The contributors are Michael Capiña, Ma. Tessa A. Llaguno, Verna Liza L. Capiña and Faustino Q. Arrienda II, Lily P. Custodio, as well as ISSI’s Ian Jester M. de Vera and Juli F. Cardillo.


he impact evaluation study of the Planning for Expanding Business Training (PlanET) is now underway. With the goal of collecting inputs to determine the effectiveness of the said program, UP ISSI started face-to-face interviews in January with participants who completed training. Since the beginning of the study, a total of 80 respondents had already been interviewed from fieldwork done in Metro Manila, Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Negros Occidental. The UP ISSI research team is also set to undertake fieldwork in General Santos, Surigao Del Sur, Surigao Del Norte, Agusan Del Norte and Agusan Del Sur in the coming months. Data tabulation of survey responses has already been started.

Staff News PUP SJ IT students end A

group of senior Bachelor of Science in Information Technology students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines San Juan Campus ended their internship in UP ISSI last 24 March.

their internship in ISSI

Hard copies of the journal are available at the Research Division of the Institute while the digital copy in portable document format is available for download at the UP ISSI website.

More articles in the subsequent issues of the journal expect to cover other possible topics such as marketing and customer management, product design and development, technology management, quality management, ergonomics and safety, environment and energy management and green enterprises, innovation management, financial management and information UP ISSI interns from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines San Juan Campus pose with their mentor, Ian The UP ISSI research team with Timoteo de Guzman (third from left), owner of Uncle Tom Food management. Product based in Sto Domingo Sur, Luna, La Union. de Vera, who is also the head of UP ISSI’s IT and Enterprise Innovation Division. Conducted between June 2012 and June 2013, PlanET was a joint Submission of contributions can be processed through the undertaking of UP ISSI, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), UP ISSI Research Division.

The students interned at the IT and Enterprise Innovation Division (ITEID) of the Institute since November last year. They were supervised by their mentor, ITEID division head Ian de Vera. Among the notable projects which the interns accomplished during their stint in the Institute included: • improvement of UP ISS online registration system for its training programs from version 1.2 to 1.3 • design and development of a subdomain website for the Training and Entrepreneurship Education Division (TEED) • design and development of the website of the UP Office of the Vice-President for Administration Supply and Property Management Office • improvement of of the UP ISSI electronic library from version 1.0 to 2.0 • development of the UP ISSI Online Weekly Accomplishment Report • development of the UP ISSI online reservation system for its facilities and rooms, and • development of websites in the UP ISSI electronic marketplace. Besides the ITEID staff, also present during the simple internship closing and turnover ceremony with the students were UP ISSI officers headed by its director Prof. Nestor O. Rañeses, deputy director for operations Antonette L. Dungca, TEED head Engr. Ma. Luisa S. Lee, and Special Projects and Networking Officer Crispina B. Almonte.

Industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund (IGLF) and the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation. The main objective of the program was to train participants in crafting and presenting business plans as part of the requirement in applying for loans funded by the IGLF in accredited banks like the DBP.



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