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Dr. Antonio Mateo Abstract + Slides + Profile

Innovative Rainwater Harvesting System (IRHS) : A Practical Option to Climate Change, Water Crisis and Disaster “Filipino Technology of Converting Rainwater into Clean, Potable, Alkaline Drinking Water”

An Innovative Rainwater Harvesting System (IRHS) was developed by herein Filipino Inventor, to put rainwater to good use for sustainability, rather than waste this life saving resource through devastating floods or natural runoff and allows the provision of fresh water at or near the point of its use. This “Filipino Technology “ of rainwater harvesting and converting rainwater and contaminated water to potable water will pass all the 16 PNSDW parameters under the Physical and Chemical Tests with pH improved from 5.8 – 6.3 pH to 7.8 -8.5 pH, and passing the Microbiological Test Results inclusive of the Heterotrophic plate count.

The presentation will cover the results of the R&D works and the important breakthroughs and discoveries. Foremost, will be the development of the bucket and candle filters with anti pathogen as major components of the 1,000 liters IRHS Module. Another will be the utilization of an invented double flare flexible piping system, virtually making the whole water lines leak-proof and maintenance free. Another will be the development of “IRHS Life Saving Kits for evacuation centers and rescue operations. Equally important is the development and utilization of an environmentally friendly “Rainwash Water Diverter”, using discarded aluminum can, which will provide a cleaner rainwater to the IRHS Storage Tanks when house roofs will be used as catchment areas.

The presentation will also cover the practical application of the IRHS harvested rainwater in rooftop farming, drip irrigation, pulse irrigation and pressure irrigation using discarded plastic bottles.

Finally, the introduction of an “Environ House” a duplex low cost housing design , “Green Toilet” and the Training of Women Plumbers for the innovative Rainwater Harvesting System installation and maintenance will also be presented.

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DEAN ANTONIO F. MATEO, Ph. D.

• DEAN, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, ADAMSON UNIVERSITY, (1983 -1986 ) & ( 2001 – 2005 );

• GRADUATE OF B.S. ELECTRICAL ENG’G, 1968, MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY;

• SUMMA CUM LAUDE, M.S. MANAGEMENT ENG’G, 1975, ADAMSON UNIVERSITY;

• * BENEMERITUS, Ph.D. IN MANAGEMENT, 1982, UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
• GRADUATE SCHOOL;

• * MULTI-AWARDED INVENTOR, WITH 81 PATENT CERTIFICATES ;

• * WIPO ( GENEVA, SWITZERLAND ), GOLD MEDAL AWARDEE AS BEST INVENTOR, 1994;

• * FIRST DIAMOND AWARDEE, UST GRADUATE SCHOOL HALL OF FAME, 1998;

• * OUTSTANDING THOMASIAN ALUMNI AWARD FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY,1999

• * OUTSTANDING MANILA INVENTOR IN THE FIELD OF WATER SYSTEM, 2002

• * OUTSTANDING MAPUAN (TOM) IN THE FIELD OF INVENTIONS AND PIONEERING
• ENDEAVOR, MIT HALL OF FAME 2002

• 2004 OUTSTANDING CITIZEN OF CALOOCAN CITY, FIELD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2004;

• A FELLOW MEMBER OF SINGAPORE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS, 2006

• RECIPIENT, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE COMMENDATION, H.R. NO. 188, FOURTEENTH CONGRESS, NOVEMBER 12, 2008.

• AUTHOR OF THE E-BOOK “ INNOVATIVE RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM : PRACTICAL OPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER CRISIS & DISASTERS , MAY, 2011

• 2011 PCCI AMBASSADOR ALFRED M. YAO NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDEE, OCTOBER 13, 2011.

Dr. Max Maquito Abstract (1) + Slides + DP + Profile

The Migration Link Between Urban and Rural Poor Communities: Looking at Giant Leaps and Small Steps

Poverty reduction is indispensable to achieving shared growth in the Philippines, where policies appear to have been wanting in terms of achieving this goal. One way by which the rural poor could improve their situation is by migrating to the urban sector. There appears to be evidence, however, that such a strategy is being thwarted, leading to immiserizing migration. I present three reasons by which such migration could be made possible. Explanation #1 uses income difference between origin and destination. Explanation #2 uses expected income differences, wherein the probability of getting the higher income in the destination becomes important. Explanation #3 uses what I call the Giant Leap And Small Step (GLASS) effect, wherein social networks appear to be important in explaining how migrants could be entrapped in an urban poor community. These explanations suggest that labor markets may not be functioning perfectly, so that pro-active government intervention becomes necessary.

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Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (nickname: Max)

Senior Lecturer in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines
Researcher, Sekiguchi Global Research Association

Through the above institutions, he pursues his research and advocacy for sustainable shared growth in the Philippines through manufacturing and the empowerment of poor rural communities

Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo (1996)
M.S. in Industrial Economics, Center for Research and Communication (1986)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines (1982)

Some recent publications/presentations

· “Mega Toushi Manira ni Okeru Kankyouteki ni Jisoku Kanou na Koutsu he no Chouzen: EDSA wo Chuushin ni” (Challenging Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Mega City Manila: Focus on EDSA” , Proceedings of the 38th SGRA Forum in Tateshina, Japan (held July 3, 2010) SGRA Report No. 55, December 15, 2010
· “KyouyuuGata Seichou Toshiteno Higashi Ajia Tougou” (An East Asian Integration as Shared Growth), Chapter 21 (co-authored with Hitoshi Hirakawa) in “Higashi Ajia no Shin Sangyou Shuseki: Chiiki Hatten to Kyouryoku/Kyousei” (New Industrial Agglomeration of East Asia: Regional Development in Copperation and Symbiosis), Hitoshi Hirakawa, Makoto Tawada, Ryuhei Okumura, Nobuyoshi Yamori, Jong-He Seo (eds.), Tokyo: Gakujutsu Shuppankai, November 2010
· “East Asian Integration and Shared Growth: Some Preliminary Results of a Center for Buoyancy Approach” (co-authored with Hitoshi Hirakawa) in Proceedings of “International Conference: Industrial Agglomeration, Regional Integration and Durable Growth in East Asia” sponsored by the Faculty of Banking and Finance, and the Faculty of International Economics of the Foreign Trade University (Hanoi, Vietnam) and the Graduate School of Economics and the Economic Research Center of Nagoya University, October 28 – 29, 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 250-267
· “Rediscovering Japan’s Leadership in “Shared Growth” Management”, Rikkyo Business Review Number 3, July 2010, pp. 20-38 (co-authored with Henrietta Carbonel)
· “A Roadmap for Shared Growth through the Philippine Auto Industry”, August 1, 2008, mimeo, 132 pages (submitted to a major Japanese automotive firm and the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry)
· “A Comparative Economic Analysis of Japanese-Style Labor Contracts from a Shared Growth Perspective” submitted to National Industrial Relations Conference of the Philippine Industrial Relations Society under the theme “The Philippine Employment Relations Initiatives: Carving a Niche in the Philippine and Asian Setting”, held on August 24-25, 2011 at the SOLAIR Auditorium, Bonifacio Hall, UP Diliman, Philippines
· “Some Preliminary Thoughts on Sustainable Shared Growth in Industry”, presented in the Workshop on Industry and Economy in East Asia (“Towards Sustainable Shared Growth in Industrial Asia”) March 12, 2011, School of Economics, Nagoya University

Dr. Max Maquito Abstract (2) + Slides + Profile

Sustainable Agriculture as an E-Cube Approach to Alleviating the Urban and Rural Poverty Problem

This paper defines E3 or E-cube (Efficient x Equitable x Environmental-Friendly) as an equivalent way of viewing sustainable shared growth. It provides a preliminary survey of studies which show that sustainable agriculture could be considered as a feasible alternative to conventional agriculture. In particular, these studies support the following theses: that sustainable agriculture could be as efficient if not more efficient than conventional agriculture, that sustainable agriculture could be more equitable than conventional agriculture when the former is targeted towards the rural poor; that sustainable agriculture could be more environmentally-friendly than conventional agriculture given the former’s tendency to significantly reduce the use of agro-chemical inputs, irrigation, and fossilized fuels, and to promote biodiversity. Based on the premise that urban poverty could be traced in no small measure to migration from the rural sector, particularly the rural poor, the promotion of sustainable could be considered as one way to alleviate the urban poverty problem, when sustainable agriculture presents to the rural poor a viable alternative to the migration strategy.

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Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (nickname: Max)

Senior Lecturer in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines
Researcher, Sekiguchi Global Research Association

Through the above institutions, he pursues his research and advocacy for sustainable shared growth in the Philippines through manufacturing and the empowerment of poor rural communities

Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo (1996)
M.S. in Industrial Economics, Center for Research and Communication (1986)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines (1982)

Some recent publications/presentations

· “Mega Toushi Manira ni Okeru Kankyouteki ni Jisoku Kanou na Koutsu he no Chouzen: EDSA wo Chuushin ni” (Challenging Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Mega City Manila: Focus on EDSA” , Proceedings of the 38th SGRA Forum in Tateshina, Japan (held July 3, 2010) SGRA Report No. 55, December 15, 2010
· “KyouyuuGata Seichou Toshiteno Higashi Ajia Tougou” (An East Asian Integration as Shared Growth), Chapter 21 (co-authored with Hitoshi Hirakawa) in “Higashi Ajia no Shin Sangyou Shuseki: Chiiki Hatten to Kyouryoku/Kyousei” (New Industrial Agglomeration of East Asia: Regional Development in Copperation and Symbiosis), Hitoshi Hirakawa, Makoto Tawada, Ryuhei Okumura, Nobuyoshi Yamori, Jong-He Seo (eds.), Tokyo: Gakujutsu Shuppankai, November 2010
· “East Asian Integration and Shared Growth: Some Preliminary Results of a Center for Buoyancy Approach” (co-authored with Hitoshi Hirakawa) in Proceedings of “International Conference: Industrial Agglomeration, Regional Integration and Durable Growth in East Asia” sponsored by the Faculty of Banking and Finance, and the Faculty of International Economics of the Foreign Trade University (Hanoi, Vietnam) and the Graduate School of Economics and the Economic Research Center of Nagoya University, October 28 – 29, 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 250-267
· “Rediscovering Japan’s Leadership in “Shared Growth” Management”, Rikkyo Business Review Number 3, July 2010, pp. 20-38 (co-authored with Henrietta Carbonel)
· “A Roadmap for Shared Growth through the Philippine Auto Industry”, August 1, 2008, mimeo, 132 pages (submitted to a major Japanese automotive firm and the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry)
· “A Comparative Economic Analysis of Japanese-Style Labor Contracts from a Shared Growth Perspective” submitted to National Industrial Relations Conference of the Philippine Industrial Relations Society under the theme “The Philippine Employment Relations Initiatives: Carving a Niche in the Philippine and Asian Setting”, held on August 24-25, 2011 at the SOLAIR Auditorium, Bonifacio Hall, UP Diliman, Philippines
· “Some Preliminary Thoughts on Sustainable Shared Growth in Industry”, presented in the Workshop on Industry and Economy in East Asia (“Towards Sustainable Shared Growth in Industrial Asia”) March 12, 2011, School of Economics, Nagoya University

Dr. Aliza Racelis Abstract + Slides + Profile

Ethics and Governance Issues in Sustainability in Asia: Literature Review and Research Proposals

In the last few years, the corporate world has come under increasing pressure to behave in an ethically responsible manner. In particular, recent accountability failures have led to bankruptcies and restatements of financial statements that have harmed countless shareholders, employees, pensioners, and other stakeholders. These failures have created a crisis of investor confidence and caused stock markets around the world to decline by billions of dollars (Racelis, 2010; Walker, 2005).

Without a doubt, one of the causes of such accountability failures is the failure to practice genuine corporate social responsibility, that is to say, organizational ethics, corporate citizenship, and corporate sustainability. If sustainable development is to mean “development that meets the needs of the present without sacrificing the right of future generations to fulfill their needs” (WCED, 1987: 43), then there is a critical need to continue debating the ethics and morality of sustainability (Garriga and Melé, 2004).

This paper, then, seeks an appreciation of such ethics and governance issues in sustainability, defined as encompassing ecosystem health, human needs, economic development, and social justice. It scours the literature in relation to the ethical aspects of sustainability in Asia, focusing on the Philippines wherever literature allows. It then outlines specific research proposals in the following areas: (1) Corporate and state governance, and the rule of law; (2) Ethics and morality, (3) Genuine poverty alleviation, (4) Collaborative efforts, and (5) Training and education.

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Dr. Aliza Racelis obtained an Accountancy degree from the University of the Philippines, earned an MBA from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has a PhD in Business from the University of the Philippines. Since coming back from her MBA at NUS, she's been teaching at the Department of Accounting & Finance of the University of the Philippines Business School. Apart from Management Accounting, she specializes in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics.

Prof. Cecilia Villanueva

Mas Matuninong: Naga City-Pamaplona Camarines Sur Shared Urban-Rural Growth

Mas Matuninong in Bicolano translates to “more peaceful”; this paper presents a shared urban-rural development alternative that may be a key for the social sector growth of the two local government units, Naga City and Pamplona, Camarines Sur. As Naga becomes more and more progressive with numerous international and local recognition, Mas Matinunong seeks to strike a balance with the urban agglomeration and the environmental implications of the city within a potentially volcanic hazard zone.

Dr. Jose Medina/Dr. Rowena Dela Torre-Baconguis Abstract + Slides + DP

Community-Life School Model for Sustainable Agriculture Based Rural Development

Rural poverty continues to persist in spite of numerous rural -based programs and projects implemented over the years.   Despite development initiatives from the government, non government and private organizations to alleviate rural poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition remain high in rural areas.  During the 1980’s, the search for new development models have led rural development workers and theorists to advocate for participatory development models (Chambers, 1998) as an alternative to the top down model of development.  Although the participatory paradigm proved successful in terms of accomplishing project objectives, the problem of sustaining the gains of the intervention after the pull out of the project remains a major challenge.

This paper presents insights on three rural-based projects namely the rice-based project implemented in 95 ARC municipalities which focused on enhancing farm productivity through rice, vegetables and livestock production, the education intervention with the Tagbanuas in Caluait, Palawan and the on-going rice based project in Padre Burgos, Quezon.

The first project reveals increases in the number of farmers with those having yields of 4 MT/hectare and above from only 41.5% to 65% of 200 farmer participants. However, for the project to have impact on rural community conditions, local organizations should be strengthened to ensure widening of gains to other members of the community at the same time that it has to develop skills in marketing farmer produce. Networking with other organizations through project implementation was part of the strategy to build on social capital. The current rice productivity enhancement project in Padre Burgos integrates the important strategies and insights in the first two projects and expands the network and concerns beyond the farm to include education concerns for elementary and out-of- school youth.

Given the variations of rural community needs, the implementation framework starts with a rapid needs and opportunity analysis after which an entry point project is determined. With the thrust for ensuring a sustainable livelihood, the framework emphasizes a participatory, experiential approach in co-developing technologies in livelihood activities appropriate to the needs and conditions of the rural community. However, livelihood may not necessarily be the entry point. In Calauit, Palawan for example, the entry point was education since that the community did not have an elementary school at that time. It eventually expanded to cover farming and fishing intervention and now, the proposed agro-eco cultural tourism project.

The Community-Life School (CLS) Model highlights volunteerism, life-long learning, enhancement of social capital and endogenous led development as pillars of sustained development. The CLS model believes that empowered individuals and households are key to sustained rural development. Moreover, it advocates tackling development in a holistic manner by involving all members of the households and key stakeholders in addressing aspects on livelihood, education, environment, nutrition and governance.The community life school hopes to contribute to the struggle of the rural communities for a vibrant and productive rural life.

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CPA Columbus Maquito/Dr. Max Maquito Abstract + Slides

Understanding Water Districts in the Philippines

Our presentation seeks to add to the urgent need to improve access to safe drinking water, particularly in the regions outside the National Capital Region. Based on the latest official census report (August 1, 2007) by the National Statistics Coordination Board, of the total population of 88,542,991, 11.6 million (13%) reside in the NCR; the balance of 77 million (87%) live in the regions outside the NCR. At present, the most important public water service provider in the regions is the water districts. These are government-owned or controlled corporations legally established by Presidential Decree 198 in 1973. Based on the Philippine Association of Water Districts Directory of Water Districts 2008-2009, of the regional population, 42 million (54%) are under the jurisdiction of WDs of which 16 million (37%) are being served by the WDs; the unserved population plus other areas not under the jurisdiction of WDs get their water needs from alternative formal and non-formal WSPs, including the Local Government Units, rural and barangay water associations and cooperatives, private suppliers inside private subdivisions, and some individual suppliers. Given that the WDs were legally authorized 39 years ago, their present service coverage is highly detrimental to the well-being of the communities under their jurisdiction.

The government prepared and published the Philippine Water Supply Sector Roadmap 2009 which identified the issues and challenges in the water supply sector, recommended activities for addressing these issues, provided the implementation schedule and monitoring of progress. Work on developing the PWSSR started in 2007 and involved a series of workshops and consultations among sector stakeholders, including government officials, WSPs, non-government organizations, and donor agency program officer.

However, the present administration has put on hold the implementation of the PWSSR and is instead focusing attention on meeting the Millennium Development Goal on water (i.e., halve by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation). At the same time, by Executive Order, the President has ordered the creation and convening of the Inter-Agency on the Water Sector which is “tasked to design and recommend to the President a water sector master plan which will effectively all the issues and concerns of the water sector.” Though not specifically mentioned in the order, it is assumed that the master plan will be using the materials produced by the PWSSR.

Regardless of what shape or form the actions to address the issues, concerns and challenges of the water sector may take, the inconvenient truth is the urgent need to act. We have done some research particularly in the WDs; we will present our findings in this workshop.

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Architect Stephanie Gilles Abstract + Slides + DP

“Humanizing Socialized Resettlement Housing Programs: A Challenge Towards Sustainability Practices in Urban and Rural Communities"

There is an urgency to address the needs brought about by urbanization: rapid growth of the city driven by high population growth and an influx of rural migrants attracted by the economic opportunities available in metropolitan cities, Metro Manila being a case in point, whose urban poor have increased considerably in the last few decades starting from the 1960s due to the deficiency of job opportunities in the rural areas. Out of the Philippines’ 1.4 million informal settler families, Metro Manila has a large 51% share of them: they settle by the riverbanks, along the walls of Manila Bay, under bridges, in parks and along railroad tracks. At least 85,000 families live here informally due to the pull of the city and poverty in their hometown. Many have organized themselves into slums that have withstood pressures from local government units and rightful landowners, in many cases constituting a strong political will.

In the absence of secure shelter, a large proportion of these migrants have embanked along the Pasig River which acted as a magnet due to its physical assets, e.g. livelihood, affordable settlement and transport, as it traverses the major cities of Metro Manila. Various attempts have been made at relocating these slum dwellers, at times becoming an abrupt extraction from the riverbanks, without proper transition, adaptation or integration of the urban renewal programs to serve the human needs of these informal settlers.

Through case studies from housing community program models, an assessment is made on the quality of life that specific relocation sites provide, measured in terms of space allocation and provision of amenities vis-à-vis the minimum standards set by the National Building Code and assessing its appropriateness. Results of studies done by urban planning experts from the Asian Development Bank on the integration of these resettlers into their host communities and LGU participatory management with public-private partnerships are reflected. Further, an analysis is drawn on the effectiveness of these resettlement housing programs in the hope of having better living conditions, identifying the problem areas and bringing out the best practices in this regard. Background data through desk research are taken from pertinent websites. Excerpts from the UN Habitat Agenda and Millennium Goals serve as the backdrop for the intent to “humanize” these housing programs, with focus on sustainability measures and “harmonious urbanization” principles. Interviews with key persons directly involved in the resettlement housing issue (from the National Housing Authority and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission), focused group discussions with the heads or representatives of the informal settler groups were conducted as well as ocular inspection and in-depth study of a rural relocation site as well as in-city urban resettlement communities in Manila.

It is a challenge to architects and urban planners to provide their services to humanize socialized housing with a view towards encouraging participatory management in the relocation sites, respecting the rights of each family as the basic structure of society by considering the socio-cultural and economic factors which go into their lifestyle, thereby implementing effective measures of sustainability and fostering growth towards harmonious urbanization.

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Stephanie Gilles is currently a graduate student taking Masters in Urban Design and is a teaching associate at the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus. She is the Principal Architect of SNG Design Enterprise and is an active member of the United Architects of the Philippines, the Philippine Green Building Council and the Green Architecture Advocacy of the Philippines. She has presented papers in seminars and conferences in the Philippines and in other countries, e.g., Italy (Rome), Japan (Tokyo and Kitakyushu) and China (Beijing). Her email address is: stephanie.gilles529@gmail.com. She has a Linked-In and Facebook account as well.

Prof. Romeo Santos Abstract + Slides + Profile

How do we know if it’s time for Plan B? (Determining failure or success of community-based climate change adaptation programs in building disaster resiliency)

There is always a big gap separating policy design and implementation performance, as there is between learning and practice. Policy makers and program managers acknowledge that the strengths of intervention lie primarily on how best the gap between the two is made close. This applies regardless of what field the intervention program is targeted, such as Environmental Protection, Good Governance, Sustainable Shared Growth, or Quality Education.

This presentation will make a provocative discourse on how interventions, such environmental policies, climate adaptation programs and socio-economic initiatives, among many others, can integrate the Logic of Change concept in the early stage of design -leading towards implementation and down to the measure of its performance. Sample design of a disaster risk reduction intervention that aims to build resiliency among communities will be demonstrated, highlighting features that foster means of determining effectiveness, managing for development results (MfDR) and learning from failure or success of program. The presentation will challenge the conventional wisdom of traditional strategic planning that mainly focuses on design and implementation of interventions and roughly, the achievement of outputs. A cross-walk of some climate change related programs that aim to build resilient societies will be done to illustrate major points of discussion.

The research basis of the presentation primarily applied desk research that included reviews of strategic planning methods and intervention designs. Supplementary data were gleaned from official publications and documents, evaluation reports, websites and online publications. The study also involved interviews of climate change adaptation practitioners. The findings show patterns and inclinations toward sophistication that is not entirely contributing to the establishment of strong linkage between the design of interventions and the measure of performance during implementation.

The theoretical and methodological merits of the study may initiate reflection on the design and implementation of many countries’ climate change adaptation programs and suggest areas where improvement can be done. The lessons learned can have far reaching significance to educators, program managers, and policy-makers alike.

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Romeo Santos
rombsantos3@gmail.com
www.worklandresearch.com

Romeo Santos is a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Architecture. He has a PhD in Architectural Engineering with major in Project Management and Economics. Currently, he serves as president of Pilipinas Monitoring and Evaluation Society, a government registered organization of development evaluators in the Philippines. He is also the Executive Director of WorkLand M&E Institute Inc., a non-profit M&E think tank that builds research and evaluation capacity in both public and private sectors, including NGOs in the country. In 2008, he was a World Bank scholar in the International Program for Development Evaluation Course in Carlton University, Canada. He was a Fulbright Scholar/Visiting Professor in USA in 2009. This year, he was chosen as one of the 2012 Aspen Environment Forum scholars to join the prestigious annual event in Aspen, Colorado [June 22-25, 2012] sponsored by the National Geographic.

Prof. Jovi Dacanay Abstract + Slides + DP + Profile

Sustainability of the Sardine Fishery in Zamboanga: A Bioeconomic Approach

Overfishing is claimed to be a phenomena in the Philippine fishery. Coastal fishing countries have resorted to coastal management programs, among which includes the establishment of individual transfer quota schemes. Contrary to expectations, fishing countries have cooperatively established relatively effective international management plans for a few stocks of fish known as highly migratory species (HMS), such as tuna, mackerel and sardines. These successes have been sporadic and belated, but fishing countries have been able to curb effort targeting certain stocks, reducing the rate of extraction. This in turn has allowed the population, or biomass, of these stocks to rebuild to more productive levels. For instance, scientifically based catch limits have been adopted in some cases, along with quota distribution systems. Moreover, the development of trade-based monitoring and enforcement mechanisms has improved compliance, although the equitable implementation of such measures remains problematic to this day.

The maximum sustainable yield for Philippine capture fisheries was estimated at 1.9 million metric tons based on a scientific consensus since the 1980s. The central question of the study revolves around the following: will a 1.9 million metric ton maximum sustainable yield for the Fishery in the Philippines sustain a commercially profitable sardine industry in Zamboanga? A consequence of this estimated maximum sustainable yield is that roughly a 128,250 (45%) metric ton annual yield for all deep sea coastal sardine fishing firms in Zamboanga city will have to be sustained or achieved.

The key area for study consists, therefore, in how a quota scheme would be successfully implemented given heterogeneity in the yield capacity of municipal and deep sea coastal fishing vessels, and, effort or labor hours devoted by fishermen. The technology involved in fishing has not changed significantly, thus, production processes have not altered. But man-hours devoted to fishing has increased, with the high possibility of exhausting fish stock.

The study uses the standard bioeconomic model formulated by Gordon (1954) and Shaeffer but adapted to incorporate a monetized yield function due to the inaccessibility of sardines biomass data. With the use of a representative firm’s data on monthly yield per catcher vessel and price from 1996 to 2007, a monetized yield function was constructed and estimated using seasonality of catch and effort as explanatory variables. Anderson (1976) used the same variables in order to denote productivity of effort and technological capacity of the vessels. These variables would be akin to the use of capital and labor to explain yield, thereby using the production function to explain harvest. The regression estimation procedure yielded effort levels which would allow the participating firms to achieve a 4.3% net profit level while limiting catch to allow the fishery to maintain its planned maximum sustainable yield of 128,250 metric tons, an estimate from the 1.9 million metric tons for the Philippine fishery. The results show the feasibility of implementing an individual transferable quota scheme for the Zamboanga fishery, a more sustainable policy than the currently implemented 3-month closure of the Zamboanga fishery.

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Jovi C. Dacanay graduated BS Statistics and MA Economics in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, MS Industrial Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific (formerly Center for Research and Communication), and, is currently pursuing her PhD Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University. She lectures in Mathematical Statistics, Social Economics and Research Seminar in the University of Asia and the Pacific. Her research includes industrial economics, industrial organization of health care markets and the economics of film.

Lecturer and Economist
School of Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific
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Pearl Drive corner St. Josemaría Escrivá Drive
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Architect Maria Mynn Alfonso Abstract + Slides + DP

Towards Sustainable Landscapes, Guidelines for Regulating Aesthetics and Environmental Quality of the Landscapes (Case Study: Lakeshore Town of Tanay, Rizal)

As we are beginning our lives in a new millennium, it is an opportunity to work globally and be responsive to environmental problems we are experiencing. International conferences in the 80’s and 90’s focusing on issues of sustainability, fired up the hearts of some international landscape architects, to based their works not only on aesthetic but an ecological based designs. They begun to embrace the theory of sustainable development by analyzing their designs and projects not only to their current and potential environmental impacts but also their supposed impact on future generations. Locally, urban planners provided us with books in sustainable land use planning but in relation to landscaping, it was left in the hands of the local government units especially their clean and green programs. The declining quality of life and environment in our country must be saved and I am focusing my work to be part of the endeavor.

The paper is intended to be guidelines for local government officials, environmental advocates and design professionals to deal with the current environmental problems but particularly in the enhancement the Philippines landscapes. It details concepts to alleviate problems in air, water and noise pollution using the most economical natural materials PLANTS. It deals with energy conservation through the use recyclable materials, solar orientation and wind directions. It will reintroduced the use of bikes and enjoyment of walking in the streets. It will provide some simple guidelines pertaining visual and environmental analysis. And lastly some pointers in changing the levels of moral values and ways of life of Filipinos.

Thus, an appropriately, environmentally fit places utilizing natural materials in natural ways, may help alleviate our living conditions and comfort for a sustainable Filipino Landscapes.

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Arch. Maria Mynn Alfonso Abstract + Profile

Towards Sustainable Landscapes, Guidelines for Regulating Aesthetics and Environmental Quality of the Landscapes (Case Study: Lakeshore Town of Tanay, Rizal)

As we are beginning our lives in a new millennium, it is an opportunity to work globally and be responsive to environmental problems we are experiencing. International conferences in the 80’s and 90’s focusing on issues of sustainability, fired up the hearts of some international landscape architects, to based their works not only on aesthetic but an ecological based designs. They begun to embrace the theory of sustainable development by analyzing their designs and projects not only to their current and potential environmental impacts but also their supposed impact on future generations. Locally, urban planners provided us with books in sustainable land use planning but in relation to landscaping, it was left in the hands of the local government units especially their clean and green programs. The declining quality of life and environment in our country must be saved and I am focusing my work to be part of the endeavor.

The paper is intended to be guidelines for local government officials, environmental advocates and design professionals to deal with the current environmental problems but particularly in the enhancement the Philippines landscapes. It details concepts to alleviate problems in air, water and noise pollution using the most economical natural materials PLANTS. It deals with energy conservation through the use recyclable materials, solar orientation and wind directions. It will reintroduced the use of bikes and enjoyment of walking in the streets. It will provide some simple guidelines pertaining visual and environmental analysis. And lastly some pointers in changing the levels of moral values and ways of life of Filipinos.

Thus, an appropriately, environmentally fit places utilizing natural materials in natural ways, may help alleviate our living conditions and comfort for a sustainable Filipino Landscapes.

Name : MARIA MYNN PORCIUNCULA-ALFONSO, Architect

Presently, a faculty member – Assistant Professor 1- Lecturer at University of Santo Tomas, College of Architecture. I graduated in 1979 BS Architecture at UST College of Architecture, in 2003 Masters in Tropical Landscape Architecture at UP Diliman College of Architecture, presently finishing PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at UP Diliman School of Urban and Regional Planning.

Architects Ma. Esperanza Valencia and Paolo Abelita Abstract + Video

Design Against the Elements (DATE)

On March 5, 2010, Design Against the Elements, a global architectural design competition meant to find a solution to the problems presented by climate change was launched. Spurred by the devastation wreaked in the Philippines by tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana) in 2009 and driven by a powerhouse multidisciplinary group of organizations from the private, institutional, and government sectors, the project aimed to draw together the most innovative minds in the fields of architecture, design, and urban planning to develop sustainable and disaster-resistant housing for communities in tropical urban settings.

The winning design was intended to be built as a prototype disaster-resistant and livable eco-village in Quezon City. The village will be the first green and disaster-resistant community in the country. It will provide a model that can be studied and replicated in similar areas. The finished project will house a marginalized community living in an environmental danger zone, giving them a sense of security, ownership, and awareness of sustainability that can be practiced at all levels in their everyday lives. As of date, a location and funding scheme has yet to be finalized to be able to realize the building of the winning design.

The project also aimed to present a definitive green building solution in a truly local context. It has the ability to reduce the frequency and impact of environmental disasters and lessen the cycle of poverty.

The competition was open to all local and international architects, registered according to the relevant laws in their respective countries under Category 1 and to all local and international students of architecture in their senior years and to graduates of an architecture degree under Category 2.

Project Objectives
The objectives of the project are:
• To foster local and global awareness on climate adaptability and its relevance to poverty alleviation. Disasters are setbacks to sustainable economic growth as well as human tragedies. Having safer structures “ahead of time” will not only lead to less casualties, displacement, and damage, but will empower communities to uplift their quality of life.
• To build the first green, livable, affordable, and disaster-resistant village in the Philippines that will serve as the blueprint for other communities threatened by climate change.
• To compile an encyclopedia of climate-resilient and affordable design solutions for urban poor communities.
Design Criteria
The design is expected to take into account the various economic, social, and environmental conditions of the community in which it will be built. The following are the criteria against which the entries were judged.
• Disaster Resiliency
• Innovative Construction Technology
• Socio-Economic Sustainability.
• Cost Effectiveness
• Adaptability to Other Sites

On January 13, 2011, eight (8) winners were chosen from a total of 282 submitted entries from 52 countries for both categories. The first place for the professional category went to the entry from Denmark. For the student category, first place went to the entry from Vietnam. A panel of 7 international architect judges took on the challenging task of evaluating and deciding the deserving winners.

The major proponents of this competition were My Shelter Foundation headed by Mr. Illac Diaz, the United Architects of the Philippines, the Quezon City Local Government, Climate Change Commission and the major sponsor, San Miguel Properties, Inc., who made this competition a very huge success.

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Prof. Michael Tomeldan Abstract + Slides + Profile

Urban Renewal Taking Into Consideration Disaster Risk Reduction

The Philippines is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to natural disasters (e.g., flash floods, typhoons (averaging 20/year), volcanoes, earthquakes). Experience in recent years has shown that both rural areas and urban centers (e.g., Tropical Storm Ketsana or Ondoy in Metro Manila, Tropical Storm Washi or Sendong in Cagayan de Oro City) are equally vulnerable regardless of level of development.

Established urban centers, however, have a more difficult challenge of re-planning and redeveloping high-density built-up areas to address disaster risks because of the cost and dislocation that can be expected. Metro Manila is an example of a city that developed so rapidly that development controls were never instituted or enforced to address disaster risk reduction. And since disaster risk reduction is a new concept, only a few cities have started to re-examine their districts with regards to vulnerability to earthquakes and other disasters.

The poor and informal settlers are considered the most vulnerable to earthquakes and disasters as they have the least resources and are often given the least attention by local governments (Wamsler 2007). Urban low-cost housing are often located in areas with narrow roads and congested conditions, while informal settlements are situated in the most hazardous locations close to where livelihood opportunities are (e.g., along railroad tracks, along creeks and rivers, underneath bridges).

The City of Makati has a land area of 26 square kilometers or 4.09% of Metro Manila’s total land area of 636 square kilometers. As one of the richest cities in Metro Manila, it has one of the highest building densities in the Philippines. Although the Central Business District and many of the affluent residential enclaves are located in Makati City, it still has several communities where disaster risk is high. The city is updating the Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 2012 and has taken on the challenge of taking on urban renewal projects that address disaster risks.

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MICHAEL V. TOMELDAN, FUAP, PIEP

The presenter is a licensed Architect and Environmental Planner. He has been a faculty member at the University of the Philippines College of Architecture since 1986. His professional experience includes Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use Planning, Tourism Planning, Urban Design, Heritage Planning, and Environmental Planning.

Tomeldan is a partner in Tomeldan, Alli, and Molina (TAM) Planners but has also undertaken projects as an individual consultant for other firms. The firm TAM Planners Company, has been involved in the formulation of several development plans throughout the Philippines (e.g., Taguig City CLUP, Pasay City CLUP, Makati CLUP, the SCAD Corridor Conceptual Land Use Plan, Metro Subic Conceptual Land Use Plan).

Tomeldan has worked on several planning projects throughout the Philippines as well as overseas. He was part of the planning teams that prepared tourism plans for four cities in Shandong Province, China (2004) and tourism plans for three heritage towns in Punjab State, India (2008).

The speaker is an active member of both the Philippines Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) and the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). He has served as national officer for the PIEP including a term as National President in 1999. He was also Vice President for Area-A for the UAP from 2008-2009.

Tomeldan has presented several papers on planning in conferences and symposia both in the Philippines and abroad. He presented a paper on the “Heritage of Intramuros” in a UNESCO-sponsored International Workshop and Symposium on Social Sustainability of Historical Districts in Hanoi in January 2010 and “Sustainable Tourism in Central Philippines” at the 2010 International Symposium on City and Ocean in Tokyo in March 2010. He has also written several articles on planning and architecture in several magazine publications and was the Country Editor and regular contributor to the international magazine Architecture Asia from 2003 - 2006.

Directors Susana Evangelista-Leones and Ma. Soledad Peralta Abstract + Slides + Profile

Improving Water Supply and Sanitation in 29 Agrarian Reform Communities

This paper is about improving the potable water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in 29 agrarian reform communities (ARCs) through partnerships on low-cost, culturally acceptable and appropriate WASH technologies that can be managed and sustained as an enterprise by the community. Partnership responsibilities between and amongst the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation (PCWS), the Department of Agrarian Reform’s Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Development (DAR BARBD), local governments and ARCs are highlighted. Collaborative activities are described, including participatory water and sanitation resources inventory and assessment; identification of low-cost water supply and sanitation technology options as demonstration projects for the community; development and consultation on the engineering designs for the water supply and sanitation technology options selected by the community; training cum construction of the selected low-cost water supply and a sanitation technologies; other capacity building activities such as integrated water resources management (IWRM); hygiene promotion; operation, repair and maintenance of WASH facilities for sustainability; development of WASH-related enterprises. Results show that most (about 96%) of the WASH systems are operational; water quality in the communities has improved; people are using and sustaining the WASH systems; continuing construction of additional WASH systems are being reported in almost all communities even after the PCWS-supervised pilot constructions. Recommendations include extensively promoting environmental sanitation for lasting effects on the health and well-being of ARCs; increasing advocacy efforts for stronger support to ARCs from national government agencies, LGUs, civil society organizations, academe, media and donors; creating markets for ARCs already capacitated with low-cost WASH technologies; and, up-scaling some facilities such as biogas digesters feeding power-plants to generate local electricity. Preparations are underway to replicate the efforts in 75 other ARCs in various parts of the Philippines.

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Sol Peralta served as Acting Director of DAR BARBD when Susan went on leave. Sol's e-mail address is soltripole_65@yahoo.com.ph. The DAR BARBD website is www.dar.gov.ph.

Dir. Lyn Capistrano Abstract + Profile

Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product (GDP for GDP) Advocacy Campaign

"The WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Coalition Pilipinas is doing an advocacy campaign aimed at making local governments act and invest in sanitation and inspire small-scale entrepreneurs to create WASH-related local businesses. Dubbed GDP for GDP (good dignity practices for gross domestic product), this advocacy campaign adds value to efforts already underway. It does not ask local governments for money but offers them a way to make money and to create jobs. Good dignity practices for economic benefits are highlighted: promoting environmental sanitation; re-using household wastewater -- treated with low-cost wastewater treatment technology options -- to create lush gardens for income and tourism; decentralized cooperation actions for positive profiling of human waste; re-using human waste as a resource through low-cost technologies like biogas digester septic tanks for generating clean renewable fuel; funding and implementing sanitation plans leading to a wealthier community; innovating, working together, creating new mechanisms and sharing experiences of initiatives already being done. The advocacy campaign specifically influences and engages the following: politicians and decision-makers who allocate budget to sanitation and hygiene and make policies and plans; small-scale entrepreneurs, who have the potential to create businesses around WASH; sanitation and hygiene practitioners; advocacy organizations and campaigners in other sectors who want to become involved in WASH efforts. The WASH Coalition, which is led by the NGO Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation (PCWS), is a loose coalition of organizations, individuals and communities working for the achievement of access to WASH for all, upholding the UN General Assembly 2010 resolution that “Access to water and sanitation is a human right essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” For the GDP for GDP advocacy campaign, members of the WASH Coalition build upon their social capital to supplement their diverse expertise, knowledge and experiences.Keywords: WASH advocacy; decentralized cooperation; environmental sanitation; social capital to supplement their diverse expertise, knowledge and experiences.

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Lyn N. Capistrano
Executive Director
Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation -
ITN Foundation (PCWS-ITNF)
Penthouse 3, Minnesota Mansion
267 Ermin Garcia Street
Cubao, Quezon City, 1102 Philippines
Phone/Fax: (632) 912-0531
www.itnphil.org.ph
pcwsitnf@gmail.com
capistranolyn@gmail.com


National Coordinator, WASH Coalition Pilipinas
Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
15, chemin Louis-Dunant1202
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 560 81 68
Fax: +41 22 560 81 84
www.wsscc.org
washcoalitionpilipinas@gmail.com


Member of the Board of Trustees
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW).
Unit 208, Grand Emerald Tower
F. Ortigas Jr. cor Garnet Sts.
1605 Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel/Fax: (632) 637-2409
http://www.psdn.org.ph/wetlands

Prof. Toru Nakanishi Abstract + Slides + Profile

Poverty, Development, and Regeneration of Community-Based Resources

In this paper, we would like to clarify the fact that our society needs poverty referring two cases, that is, the Fukushima nuclear power plants accidents in 2011 in Japan and Genetically Modified Organism.

First, Fukushima nuclear power plants accidents revealed that Japanese society needs unskilled laborers who have routinely worked inside the nuclear reactors in the 54 nuclear power plants in Japan. These laborers definitely belong to the low-income bracket. It is a surprising fact that most Japanese did not recognize that their high standard of living has been heavily depended on the lives of such a small number of laborers.

While the situations seem apparently completely different, the issues on GMOs have almost the same logical structure as that of the Fukushima Case. Since no rich people in the developed countries intend to ingest GM food, GMOs-related companies find markets in the poor which is largely in the developing countries. Throughout the process of penetration of GMOs in the developing countries, the interpersonal relationships among the farmers are cut off. It means that the rich need the poor who can ingest GM food.

Then, we would like to discuss that the key to realize the society which does not need poverty can be found in the regeneration of the community-based resources. While it seems still difficult to find the key in the Fukushima Case, we can find it in sharing the really promising experiences of the development of organic agriculture in the Philippines.

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Toru Nakanishi, Ph.D. (Docor of Economics)
Professor
Development Studies
International Relations
the University of Tokyo

1989 Research Associate, International University of Japan
1991 Associate Professer, Faculty of Economics, Hokkaido University
1993 Associate Professer, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
2001 Professor, International Relations,
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

Selected Publications
"The Labour Market in the Urban Informal Sector: The Case of the Philippines",The Developing Economies, Vol.28, No.3,Institute of Developing Economies, 1990.
Economics of Slum, University of Tokyo Press, 1991.(in Japanese)
"Urban Informal Sector in the Philippines," Journal of Economics, vol. 61 no.6, Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo, 1995.(in Japanese)
"Comparative Study on Informal Labor Markets in Urbanization Process," Developing Economies, vol.34, no.4., 1996.
The Urban Metropolis in Asia: Manila, Nakanishi,Toru, et. al. eds.,
Nihon-Hyoron-Sha, 2001.(in Japanese)
Metro Manila: In Search of a Sustainable Future, with Tatsuo Omachi and Emerlinda R. Ramon, University of the Philippine Press, 2002.
"Hidden Community Development among the Urban Poor: Informal Settlers in Metro Manila," Policy and Society, vol. 25 no.4., 2006.
Human Security, with Yamakage, Susumu et. al., University of Tokyo Press, 2008.(in Japanese)
"Organic Agriculture and Community-Based Resources," Advanced Social and International Studies, International Relations, University of Tokyo, vol.61.
, 2012 forthcoming (in Japanese)

Ms. Minerva Rosel Abstract + Slides

Sustainable SItes

Sustainable Sites is one of the five main points in green building. The paper presents general principles of planning and green architecture in the Philippine setting, for the purpose of bringing the concept of sustainable development and green building design closer to the general public. It also highlights the almost forgotten values of homegrown passive cooling techniques and tropical design practices. While the professions of Architecture and Environmental Planning can be considered relatively young in this third world country, much of green building principles can be learned from our vernacular architecture, which existed long before our educational system was established and western standards became Filipino standards.

The presentation begins with an overview of planning as a discipline and as a concerted effort, its importance and consequences if taken for granted. There cannot be a green building without a sustainable site, which can only result from adherence to the planning process. In the advent of climate change and global warming awareness, we need to be reminded that calamites are only natural occurrences that turn into disasters when human settlements are involved. The design of settlements, and their site selection to begin with, are crucial for coping and survival.

The reduction of carbon footprint can be substantially addressed through an improved public transportation system that is complemented by pedestrian infrastructure and buildings as well. Thus, we need to be mindful of architecture and spatial planning that are biased against pedestrians, taking our tropical climate as an utmost consideration. More importantly, we also need to revisit the principles and innovate the techniques learned from our vernacular architecture to achieve energy efficiency in buildings. Surprisingly, these design solutions are quite simple, direct and practical.

Man is resilient. We may not have a chance to alter the course of nature, but there is always opportunity to turn a hindrance into a resource. Earth, as they say, is our only planet. Perhaps it is about time to stop treating land as “property” and start shifting our mindset from ownership to stewardship.

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Prof. Virginia Teodosio and Ms. Desiree Segovia Abstract + Profile

The Organic and Natural Food Movement in North America, Asia, the Philippines and Community Participation

For industrial relations to move forward as an academic discipline in the 21st century, it must uniquely contribute to the multidisciplinary theory of work. This paper aims to draw attention to the importance of rethinking work that shapes societal changes in a profound way in the context of the unprecedented growth and significant gains of the organic and natural food movement in the global economy, in general, and the Philippines , in particular. The movement can be conceptualized as a social relation in which the context of work is emphasized towards seeing the world as shaped by social networks, norms, institutions and socially constructed power relations. Organic agriculture mitigates climate change, it brings together a broad range of issues relating to health, natural disasters, food and water security, natural resource management, technology innovations and has become center stage in international development circles. The country’s indigenous people have lived in and with nature for generations. Their culture allows them to utilize resources properly. This paper explores the social relations at work in the process of strengthening Philippine organic industry, the conservation of natural resources diversity and in transforming social structures that underpin various forms of vulnerability and inequality with various service providers, developmental partners and stakeholders.

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Virginia A. Teodosio, Ph.D.
Phd in Economics, M.I.R. (Master of Industrial Relations) AB Economics
Professor
email: vatedosio@up.edu.ph

Dr. Maria Virginia Alon Teodosio is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Sydney major in Political Economy in 1990. She was awarded three scholarships while studying: The University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Award, 1983-1988; the Frank Coaldrake Traveling Scholarship, 1985 and the Rotary Club of Blacktown City, NSW Bursary Recipient, 1984. Dr. Teodosio received an Alumni Award for Achievement from the International House (IH), The University of Sydney in 1992. She was IH president in 1984. She finished her first degree in Economics at the UP School of Economics. Two recent fellowships include the World Bank E-Learning Courses on Gender, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, April 2007, and Trade and Gender, February 2008.

Currently, Dr. Teodosio is Professor at the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations. She taught previously at Maryknoll College, 1982, as Senior Lecturer; Professorial Lecturer, at the Ateneo de Manila , 1991, and at the UP Department of Political Science., 1988 to 1991.

Dr. Teodosio served as board member of the Social Weather Stations (SWS), 2005-2008. She was founding Director of the Philippine Cooperative Center, 1990, and Director, Women in Shelter and its Environment, 1997-2000. Presently, she is Chairperson of the UP Employees Housing Cooperative (UPEHCO), which she founded in 1990, the country’s first housing cooperative registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA). UPEHCO is the only primary cooperative that is a member of the National Housing Cooperative Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee. UPEHCO chairs the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) National Steering Committee, Ways and Means. UPEHCO will also chair the country’s First National Housing Cooperative: Forum: Building for a Sustainable Environment in June 2012.

Dr. Teodosio was a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on Cooperatives in April 2009 held in New York who drafted the UN resolution for the 2012 IYC.

In 2000, Dr. Teodosio was appointed Member of the Board of the Cooperative Development Authority as a Presidential Appointee. During her term, she was convenor of the First National Summit of Women in Cooperatives in 2003 and in the various regions in succeeding years.

The publications of Dr. Teodosio are in at least 500 libraries worldwide. Her most recent publications are in renewable energy, social capital, agricultural cooperatives, women and the world of work and the organic food movement. In 2008, she got a grant from UNESCO Paris to research and write about Cooperatives, Social Capital and the Shaping of State Transformation. Her public seminars are on microfinance, motivation, older workers, women in HR, work-life balance, transformational leadership, team building, wellness, cultural intelligence, advocacy techniques and on cooperative enterprise building.

Dr. Teodosio represented the country in 22 nation states and was Vice-Chair of the Network for the Development of Agricutural Cooperatives in Asia-Pacific in 2005-2008. The network is chaired by India.

In the next 12 months, Dr. Teodosio’s team will be at the forefront in building agro-industrial estates that are majority owned by farmers’ cooperatives in post conflict areas. The business is to export pickled gherkins and coconut water. Some 3.5 million farmers are dependent on the coconut industry whose upsurge in the market is worth US$ 20 billion. Hundreds of thousands of farmers will benefit in the scheme. Finally, the Office of the President has endorsed UPEHCO’s environmental youth camps in 25 provinces. The structures that will be built are made of rammed earth and will be a major agenda for the celebration of the International Youth Day in August 2012

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