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AFMateo Docs

Dr. Antonio F. Mateo

Abstract
Developing Competitive Filipino Inventors: Bridging the Gap between Innoventions and Market

The continuing changes and the rapid development of technology over the world give rise to challenges of globalization and technological dynamism. These revolutionary global changes and development necessitate the need to prepare our creative and innovative human resource to be competitive, efficient and productive national resource.

The presentation will cover actual problems encountered by Filipino Inventors in R&D works, Manufacturing, Government and Market attitude, Entrepreneurial activities as a small enterprise and options available to counter these problems. Foremost, will be the rights and benefits available for Filipino Inventors under the law for commercial exploitation of their inventions and innovations (innoventions) for competitive advantage.
The presentation will also cover the general rules in inventing and innovating and stimulating creativity for national growth.

Profile

Presentation
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Maquito Andal Docs

Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito and Sergio P. Andal, Jr.

Abstract
The Middle Income Trap: The Other Side of the Philippine Centavo
This presentation will clarify the debate on the Middle Income Trap as it relates to Philippine manufacturing. There are those who say that the Philippines is doing well and that it is certainly in no middle income trap. On the other hand, there are those who argue that the Philippines has been mired in a middle income trap, and the prospect of extricating herself from the trap anytime soon is dim. How prevalent each thinking is among Philippine policymakers would naturally be crucial in defining development strategy and policy for the country. A sanguine view would lead to the thinking that all is well and there is no need to change course. On the other hand, a melancholic view is a call to arms for major changes in strategies and policies.

This presentation takes the view that the Middle Income Trap and Shared Growth are two sides of one coin. The Middle Income Trap focuses on the factors that contribute to the absence of shared growth. On the other hand, Shared Growth naturally focuses on the factors that contribute to the presence of shared growth. As will be shown, the main problem, however, is that the coin referred to here is a Philippine centavo.

This presentation builds on ideas to be presented in Volume 1 of an anthology “Shared Growth Lessons from Japan to the Philippines”

Profile
Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (nickname: Max)
Philippine Chief Representative, Sekiguchi Global Research Association (SGRA)
Through SGRA, he pursues his research and advocacy for sustainable shared growth in the Philippines through manufacturing and the empowerment of poor rural communities
Education
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)
On-going Research Projects
1. Urban and Rural Poor Communities with Prof. Toru Nakanishi, University of Tokyo
2. IT Industry and Development with Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kokushikan University (Prof. Emeritus, Nagoya University)
3. International Labor Migration with Prof. Tran Van Tho, Waseda University
Some recent publications/presentations
1. “Towards a Strategy for Manufactured Exports to Japan” Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration Vol. 2 Philippine Institute of Development Studies 2013 (forthcoming)
2. “The Dynamics of Social Networks in Philippine Poor Communities—From Giant Leaps to Small Steps” Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations 2012 (forthcoming) – paper submitted to the SGRA First Asia Future Conference in March 2013, where it was selected as one of the Best Papers
3. “A Comparative Economic Analysis of Japanese-Style Labor Contracts from a Shared Growth Perspective” Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations Vol. 31, Nos. 1&2, 2011(2nd author: Hitoshi Hirakawa), reprinted in The Second Book on Sustainable Employment Relations” J.V. Sibal, R. A. Asuncion, et.al. (eds.), Manila: Philippine Industrial Relations Society, Inc. 2012
4. “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
5. “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
6. “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
7. “Rediscovering Japan’s Leadership in “Shared Growth” Management”, Rikkyo Business Review Number 3, July 2010, pp. 20-38 (co-authored with Henrietta Carbonel)
8. “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)

Sergio M. Andal, Jr.
M&E Specialist/Investment Strategist, INVEST Project; Part-time Faculty, Ateneo Political Science Department, FEU-Makati Business Department

Mr. Andal is former Executive Director,
Federation Institute for Business and Economic Research (FIBER)
Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIBER is the policy and issues research arm of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

He is former Secretary General of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and also served as Assistant. Secretary and Deputy Head for Technical Affairs of the Presidential Management Staff. He also worked as Head of Corporate Planning at Maybank Philippines and held the post of economist at Center for Research and Communication, now the University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP).

He has also been Contributing Editor at Marketing Horizons and was an Instructor at Ateneo de Manila University and part-time Lecturer at the Institute of Political Economy of UAP

Presentation
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ADDumayas Docs

Arianne Dela Rosa Dumayas (Chuo University)

Abstract
Spatial Distribution of Knowledge in the Philippines

Knowledge is widely-accepted as a significant driver of growth and competitiveness. Knowledge, as what many studies have exemplified, is embedded a particular geographical space. However, majority of researches about the spatial nature of knowledge economy are based the regions of developed countries. This study intends to contribute to the understanding of the spatial dimension of knowledge in developing countries by exploring the case of the Philippines. Using relevant statistics, this study attempts to map and analyze the geographical distribution of knowledge in the 17 regions of the Philippines. These statistics were grouped into input indicators (e.g. R&D personnel, higher education institutions and firms, and R&D expenditure) and output indicators (e.g. number of graduates and completed researches) to develop a meaningful taxonomy of the regions. The study has found out that that there is huge gap among regions. Although, relatively low in comparison with the international standards, the adjacent and affluent regions of National Capital Region(NCR), Region IV-A(CALABARZON), and Region III(Central Luzon) were classified as leading regions. On the contrary, regions in Mindanao, particularly, CARAGA and Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were categorized as lagging regions.

Profile
Arianne R. Dumayas is a MEXT scholar currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Economics at Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to coming to Japan for her graduate studies, she finished BA Public Administration from UP-Diliman. Her main research interests are: spatial economics, regional development, agglomeration economies, knowledge economy, and international production networks. She is the former president of the Association of Filipino Students in Japan(AFSJ) and is presently serving as the Deputy Head for Internal Affairs at the ASEAN Youth Network in Japan(AYNJ). She is also a member of Japan Society for International Development(JASID) and Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International(JRSAI).

Presentation
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GPSapuay

Grace P. Sapuay

Abstract
Manufacturing and Waste Management

Solid waste is a global phenomenon. It affects everyone and everything. At the root of this issue is the role that manufacturing industries play in producing solid waste and recovering it. In the manufacturing process, solid waste is already produced either from virgin materials used for manufacturing or from the recyclable materials used during manufacturing.
In the production of goods such as packaging materials, all product packaging materials eventually end up as waste when the consumers have decided that they have no more use for such things and finally dispose them. Some manufacturers especially those of the soft drinks industry used to recover the packaging materials (when they still distribute soft drinks in glass bottles). Other manufacturers try to recover the packaging materials such as soap by means of contests, using the boxes as entry coupons. Most manufacturers, however, do not try to recover their packaging materials. As far as they are concerned, their role ends in the shelves of the stores. Due to the amount of products being manufactured, which is almost tantamount to the materials being discarded, it is no wonder that our world has become so full of trash, but without anyone owning up to responsibility. This paper tries to tackle the role of manufacturers in solid waste production and how they can help in recycling through the proper recovery of their own packaging materials.

Profile
Grace Penaflor Sapuay, EnP
Mrs. Grace P. Sapuay holds a Bachelor of Science degree (major in Marine Science) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 1983. She finished her Master of Science degree in Fisheries major in Fishery Biology at the University of the Philippine in the Visayas in 1987. In 1988 she was granted a Monbusho Scholarship by the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education (Monbusho) and pursued a Master’s Degree in Fisheries specializing in fishery resources from Kagoshima University, Kagoshima City, Japan. Last April, 2013, she graduated with a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning degree and has recently passed the licensure exam in Environmental Planning.

Ms. Sapuay has been working as a freelance consultant in various fields such as environmental management, solid waste management, coastal resources management, coastal planning and other projects requiring her expertise as a fishery and marine biologist, solid waste management specialist, environment specialist and environmental planner.

She is the founder of the Kalipunan ng mga Kabataan para sa Kalikasan (Kalikasan), an organization which helps to raise the awareness of children and youth in various environmental issues affecting the country and the world.

At present, she is the president of the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES), the President of the Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP); a member of the UP Planning and Development Foundation (UP PLANADES) and the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP). She continues to do her work on environmental advocacy.

Presentation
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HHirakawa Docs

Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa

Abstract
Structural Shift of the World Economy and Asia’s Emerging Economies

Entering this century, structural shift of the world economy has drastically progressed. In the 2008 after about 10 years since the 1997 of Asia currency crisis, global financial crisis of the origin from the United States took place again and spread to the world. It also attacked East Asia. Just after the crisis, the effect of the crisis on East Asia as the manufacturing base for the world was expected to be very severe. Nevertheless, East Asia’s role of growth of the world economy after the crisis has surely increased.
The greatest change was that structure of the world economy, which has been dominated by the small number of advanced economies, has over the last half century been in the process of changing toward a new one. Of course, it is not a linear process. Evaluation of emerging economies has fluctuated and has gone up and down. However, following a zigzag course marking several new stages, a new structure seems to be appearing. From the viewpoint of development of East Asian economies since the 1980s, the change of the world economy has been revealed
This presentation will confirm the structural change of the relation between advanced and emerging economies. Also, impacts of policy measures of quantity easing by advanced economies under today’s world recession on emerging economies will be referenced.
In this connection, the author has coined the termed PoBMEs to refer to the emerging economies. The term stands for potentially bigger market economies, which the author thinks is a major force causing change of today’s world economy. As such, he shows the development mechanism of emerging economies under the world economy in the early 21st century, and extracts implications for current capitalism. Its implication for the Philippines will be also considered.

Profile
Name: Hitoshi HIRAKAWA(Ph.D in Economics)
Sex: Male
Birth of Date: September 14, 1948
Marital Status: Married

[Position]
Professor, Kokushikan University

[Educational Background]
4/1968-3/1972 Faculty of Business Management, Meiji University
4/1972-3/1974 Master Course of Graduate School of Business Management, Meiji University
4/1974-3/1980 Doctoral Course of Graduate School of Business Management, Meiji University

[Academic degrees]
BA from Meiji University (Tokyo) in 1972
MA in Business Administration from Meiji University in 1974 
Ph.D. in Economics from Kyoto University in 1996

[Work Experiences]
4/1980-3/1984: Lecturer(International Economy, Asian Economic Affairs)at Nagasaki
Prefectural University of International Economics, Japan.
4/1984-3/1989: Associate Professor (International Economy, Asian Economic Affairs)
at Nagasaki Prefectural University of International Economics.
4/1989-3/1994: Associate Professor (International Trade, Development Economics) at 
Bunkyo University,Japan
4/1994-3/1996: Professor (Asian Economies) at Ibaraki University, Japan
4/1996-9/2000: Professor (Asian Economies) at Tokyo Keizai University, Japan
1-/2000-3/2013: Professor (Asian Economies, Regional Collaboration), Economic Research
Center, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya University, Japan.
2003-05 Director of Economic Research Center, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya
University, Japan
4/2013- Present: Professor (Asian Economies) at Kokushikan University, Tokyo, Japan

Presentation
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NTokumaru Docs

Prof. Norio Tokumaru

Abstract
Managing knowledge and human resources in knowledge intensive industries in emerging economies: The case of Indian ICT industry and its implications for Asian countries

This paper examines how Indian ICT firms manage knowledge and human resources in the phase of industrial upgrading. Emerging economies are increasingly becoming centers of knowledge-intensive industries nowadays, of which ICT industry in India is a typical example. As they face rapid salary increase, it is argued that industrial upgrading is inevitable from merely low cost knowledge work suppliers to differentiated suppliers based on the firm-specific organizational capability. It has not been so clear, however, what systems of managing knowledge and human resources they have that enable them to continuous upgrading. In this paper, based on an original questionnaire survey for Indian ICT firms, it is argued that upgraded firms have broad external information sources as well as long-term, internal labor market-oriented employment systems which enables them to accumulate and utilize useful knowledge to innovate. In the last part, some of the implications of the development of ICT industries for manufacturing sectors will be presented.

Profile

Presentation
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MoralesYeeBalunsoCabradilla Docs

Janice S. Zamora-Morales, Dakila Yee, Eddie Balunso, & Glenn Cabradilla

Abstract
Untapped Remittances for Local Economic Development

Migration plays a big part in the Philippine economy. In fact, the Philippines belongs to the top labor sending countries and recipient of remittances. The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in 2012 reached 2,083,223. With the increasing number of OFWs, no wonder that experts argued that remittances able to surpass foreign direct investments (FDI) and official development aids (ODA), as a viable source of financial capital. With the capacity of remittance as a stable source of financial capital, this study examined contributory factors why remittances remain untapped for local economic development. The main objective of this research is to examine why remittances remain untapped in local (town) economic development. Through a multi-stakeholder analysis, the study looked into the various factors that contributed for untapped remittances for local economic development. Key informant interviews of various stakeholders such as academicians, representatives of civil society organizations and government agencies were conducted and secondary data on remittances were reviewed. With Quezon City as a sample case, the study identified three factors that contributed to the inability to tap remittances and these are: 1) Lack of education of OFWs on various financial investment tools, 2) Lack of mechanisms to channel remittances, & 3) existing political environment. Part of the recommendation is to create a multi-stakeholder council that will integrate migration in crafting local economic development initiatives.

Profile
Janice S. Zamora-Morales

DolojanAtlunaValdez Docs

Prof. Fredisminda M. Dolojan, Prof. Rogelio Atluna, Prof Cynthia Grace T. Valdez

Abstract
ENHANCING SMALL HOLD BANANA GROWERS IN QUIRINO

The study on Enhancing Smallhold Banana Growers in Quirino aims to improve the productivity of small-hold banana growers in selected pilot areas in the province through rehabilitation and community–based approach on the application of the package on technology for banana production with integrated crop management strategies and good agricultural practices for the control of major banana diseases.

The project was implemented under a community-based farming scheme. Participatory rural appraisal and problem identification were the preliminary undertakings before the actual implementation phase of the project.

The study resulted to higher yield as compared to the traditional farmers practice. Results of the study gave an average yield increase of 55.25% from the usual income of the” magsasaba “.Eventually, the adoption of science-based technology interventions had tremendously improved banana income as shown in partial budget analysis. In fact, an average added cost (across crop cycles) of 172,716/ha due to adoption of S & T interventions gave an average added returns of 207,284/ha. Due to these convincing results presented by the Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) during the field day, the 30-farmer students of the MS in barangay Cajel are now adopting the technology interventions and about 5 barangays which abandoned banana are now again planting bananas .

Keywords: saba, lakatan, integrated crop management, good agricultural practices, science and technology base-farm

CapistranoJimenez Docs

Dir. Lyn Capistrano and Eng'r. Apolonio Jimenez

Abstract
TREATING WASTEWATER PRODUCED FROM
HOUSEHOLD-SCALE MANUFACTURING ACTIVITIES


The paper discusses sanitation solutions for households engaged in small-scale manufacturing activities. It tackles wastewater as a resource to be collected, treated, stored and used for food production and horticulture.

A wastewater treatment plant composed of biogas digester, baffled reactor, anaerobic filter, planted gravel filter and treated water well is designed for low-income communities characterized by small spaces that are often water-logged and flood-prone. This study on a simplified wastewater treatment technology for households looks into the economic benefits of biogas generation, soil improvement, and new livelihoods from wastewater management. It also looks into how the process of treating wastewater can beautify shared living spaces and at the same time enables residents to grow vegetables and ornamental plants.

It is hoped that this initiative could encourage other innovative community-based researches, ideas and analysis that would benefit especially those with limited resources.

Profile
APOLONIO T. JIMENEZ is the Deputy Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation – ITN Foundation (PCWS-ITNF). He is a licensed civil engineer. Apol has been with PCWS-ITNF since 2002. Prior to joining PCWS-ITNF, he has worked as Municipal Engineer in South Ubian, Tawi-Tawi and as an Engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. He has also worked as Appraiser, and later as Development Management Officer III at the Bases Conversion Development Authority.

Apol is a skilled trainer and resource person on designing, building, operating and maintaining low-cost water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies such as rainwater harvesting, spring water development, ram pump water supply system, wastewater treatment, biogas digester septic tanks, filtration and disinfection systems such as roughing filters, sand filters, iron removal filters. He has done water supply technical feasibility studies for various communities and non-government organizations in the Philippines.

Apol currently manages a project in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi among water stressed communities. Previously, Apol served as project manager in the Community-Managed Potable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (CP-WASH) with the Department of Agrarian Reform in 29 communities from 2008 to 2012. He also served as project manager in the Rainwater Harvesting for Drinking Water Supply of 10 Municipalities and 10 Water Scarce Small Island Communities in Tawi-Tawi Province from 2006 to 2008.

Apol is active in the following professional organizations: Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Coalition Pilipinas.

Some of the trainings, conferences and workshops that Apol attended include the following:

1. 2nd International Conferences on Ecological Sanitation held on April 7 – 11, 2003 in Lubeck, Germany

2. Specialized Training Course on Water Safety Plan held at ITN Centre, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 12 – 14, 2007

3. Regional Workshop on Cost Analysis of Drinking Water Supply Options for Low Income Communities, held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 3 – 6 March 2008

4. Second Inter-regional Workshop on Costing Methods of Improved Drinking Water Systems for Low-income Communities, held in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 29 – 31 October 2008

5. 2nd International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Conference, held at the Seagull Hotel, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, 11 – 18 November 2008.

Lyn Capistrano (Click Here)

Presentation
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Maquito Docs

Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito

Abstract
Lessons for Sustainable Manufacturing from Fukushima

Session 1 Title: The industrial Structure of Fukushima Before and After 3.11
Dr. Max Maquito
This will focus on the economic losses that come with a nuclear power plant accident like that in Fukushima. This presentation will present the Philippine debate on the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Profile
Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (nickname: Max)
Philippine Chief Representative, Sekiguchi Global Research Association (SGRA)
Through SGRA, he pursues his research and advocacy for sustainable shared growth in the Philippines through manufacturing and the empowerment of poor rural communities
Adjunct Professor of Economics, Temple University Japan
Education
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)
On-going Research Projects
1. Urban and Rural Poor Communities with Prof. Toru Nakanishi, University of Tokyo
2. IT Industry and Development with Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kokushikan University (Prof. Emeritus, Nagoya University)
3. International Labor Migration with Prof. Tran Van Tho, Waseda University
Some recent publications/presentations
1. “Towards a Strategy for Manufactured Exports to Japan” Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration Vol. 2 Philippine Institute of Development Studies 2013 (forthcoming)
2. “The Dynamics of Social Networks in Philippine Poor Communities—From Giant Leaps to Small Steps” Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations 2012 (forthcoming) – paper submitted to the SGRA First Asia Future Conference in March 2013, where it was selected as one of the Best Papers
3. “A Comparative Economic Analysis of Japanese-Style Labor Contracts from a Shared Growth Perspective” Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations Vol. 31, Nos. 1&2, 2011(2nd author: Hitoshi Hirakawa), reprinted in The Second Book on Sustainable Employment Relations” J.V. Sibal, R. A. Asuncion, et.al. (eds.), Manila: Philippine Industrial Relations Society, Inc. 2012
4. “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
5. “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
6. “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
7. “Rediscovering Japan’s Leadership in “Shared Growth” Management”, Rikkyo Business Review Number 3, July 2010, pp. 20-38 (co-authored with Henrietta Carbonel)
8. “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)

Presentation
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Seminar 17 Materials

List of Abstracts (in order of submission)
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1. "Developing Competitive Filipino Inventors: Bridging the Gap between Innoventions and Market" by Dr. Antonio F. Mateo
2. "The Middle Income Trap: the Other Side of the Philippine Centavo" by Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA) and Prof. Serge P. Andal, Jr. (Far Eastern University, Ateneo De Manila University)
3. "Spatial Distribution of Knowledge in the Philippines" by Arianne Dela Rosa Dumayas (Chuo University)
4. "Manufacturing and Waste Management" by Grace P. Sapuay (PHILAJAMES)
5. "Structural Shift of the World Economy and Asia’s Emerging Economies" by Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Kokushikan University)
6. "Managing knowledge and human resources in knowledge intensive industries in emerging economies: The case of Indian ICT industry and its implications for Asian countries" by Prof. Norio Tokumaru (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
7. "Untapped Remittances for Local Economic Development" by Janice S. Zamora-Morales, Dakila Yee, Eddie Balunso, & Glenn Cabradilla
8. "Enhancing Small Holder Banana Growers in Quirino" by Prof. Fredisminda M. Dolojan, Prof. Rogelio Atluna, Prof Cynthia Grace T. Valdez
9. "Treating Waste Water Produced from Household-Scale Manufacturing Activities" by Dir. Lyn Capistrano and Eng'r. Apolonio Jimenez (Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation -- ITN Foundation)
10. "Lessons for Sustainable Manufacturing from Fukushima" by Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA)
11. "Factors that Drive Residential Real Estate Bubbles: Prospect for Bubbles within the National Capital Region (NCR) " Assistant Program Director Gregorio A. Mabbagu (UA&P)
12. "Re-examination of the Contribution of Net Exports to GDP Growth (1960-2000)" by Kristine Joy Cruz Martin (UA&P)
13. "Creating Jobs Through Manufacturing Miniaturized Water Treatment Devices" by Engr. Ernie A. Labuntog
14. "BSF Philippines' experiences in manufacturing biosand filters in Mindanao and in other parts of the Philippines" by Chief Operations Officer Darrell R. Nelson
15. "Empathy and Collaboration: Our Challenge Toward the Resurrection of Life and Industry in Fukushima" by Exec. Dir. Yoichi Tao

GAMabbagu Docs

Assistant Program Director Gregorio A. Mabbagu

Abstract
Factors that Drive Residential Real Estate Bubbles: Prospect for Bubbles within the National Capital Region (NCR)
(Part 1 of 2)

With the alarming concern on housing bubbles worldwide after the most recent bubble crash in United States, the importance of what macroeconomic factors drive bubbles has been a prominent issue aside from the struggle to detect its formation. The study examines significant factors related to the formation of residential housing bubble within the NCR and also shows a result of one of the most recent bubble detector models formulated by Taipalus (2012). With the framework of the Austrian Business Cycle (ABC) theory of asset bubbles, multi-approach framework recommended by Kubicova and Komarek (2011), and overlapping generation model with bubbles, the study utilized two main methodologies which are econometric regression (Multivariate OLS) and Taipalus ADF Test for bubbles. The scope of the study focuses within the NCR’s Center for Business District (CBD) specifically Makati, Ortigas, Rockwell, and Bonifacio Global City. This is primarily due to the strong and proven assumption that housing bubbles are mainly rooted from price speculation to which CBD’s condominiums and establishments are predisposed to. The econometric regression results show that Foreign Exchange rate, 91-Day Treasury Bill rate, NCR Unemployment rate, GDP per Capita, M2 growth rate, Residential Real Estate Loam growth rate, and Residential Real Estate Stock Price Index are significantly related to housing price bubble movement. Specifically, Foreign Exchange rate as proxy for capital inflow, 91-Day Treasury Bill rate as proxy for interest rate, and NCR unemployment rate posted negative relationship with the bubble growth. On the other hand, the other four variables posted positive relationship. The R2 of the econometric regression resulted in a relatively low figure of 46.23% which indicates that the unexplained parameter, that reflects the sentimental factor (speculation), is still dominant. Based on the Taipalus model, it reveals that from 2001 to 2012 there were periods of bubbles particularly from Q3 2005 to Q2 2006, Q2 2008, Q4 2009 to Q4 of 2011, and Q2 of 2012, but these were seen insignificant based on magnitude except for Q2 2012.

Key words: housing price bubbles, business cycle, real estate, asset pricing

Profile
Gregorio A. Mabbagu is a graduate of Master of Science in Industrial Economics (MSIE) in UA&P, batch of 2013. He currently works in UA&P under the Entrepreneurial Management Program (EMP) in School of Management, teaching Basic Economics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics subjects. As an undergraduate, he had a 1-year On-The-Job training (OJT) in First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) as a research assistant and writer on Macroeconomics indicators of the Philippines published in the monthly "Market Call" magazine. He experienced some consultancy work, research assistant works, currency and stock market trading, and co-managing small businesses among others as sidelines.

Presentation
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ELabuntog Docs

Engr. Ernie A. Labuntog
Eal_airwater@yahoo.com

Abstract
CREATING JOBS THROUGH MANUFACTURING
MINIATURIZED WATER TREATMENT DEVICES

The paper discusses about creating jobs through the manufacturing of a miniaturized water treatment device designed by the author. This water treatment device is a miniaturized version of MWSS in Balara and similar treatment plants worldwide. Weighing an average of five (5) kilograms, it can be transported to any part of the Philippines, including those hard to reach areas in small islands and isolated places. All the functions of the large water treatment plants are miniaturized and simplified so it could be operated by anyone without special skills. No electricity is needed.

Unskilled personnel did the manufacturing of the miniaturized water treatment devices. It is a cottage industry kind of business. The water treatment devices are made of local materials abundant in the Philippines. Manufacturing the miniaturized water treatment devices can potentially employ thousands of informal settlers. This can also be tied up with the building of mini lagoons that can store runoff water needed during the dry months. The miniaturized water treatment device could be used to treat stored run-off water to make it potable. Thousands can be employed by these manually built mini lagoons. A multiplier-effect can result in such undertaking with the processing and manufacturing of raw materials needed to assemble miniaturized water treatment devices. The clay pot or “banga” industry can be revived as well by modifying it with a miniaturized water treatment device sitting on top of it. Potable water stored in a clay pot is good tasting as well as cold, as if refrigerated. The taste is much better compared to potable water stored in a plastic container.

There is a market for miniaturized water treatment devices. In 2009, Manila Water Corp. ordered 8 large capacity units of the device for use in Barangay Sibol in Bulacan as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. The organic vegetable farming barangay is so isolated that one has to cross two rivers to reach it. Miniaturized water treatment devices are needed in such communities for drinking water supply as well as for washing vegetables. In 2012, DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson ordered 100 units of these portable water treatment devices for the drinking water supply of the victims of typhoon “Pablo” in Compostela Valley. The miniaturized water treatment devices were also used in Catanduanes during the 2013 cholera outbreak, and in the relocation sites in Rodriguez, Rizal managed by NHA during the 2012 “Habagat”. Recently, miniaturized water treatment devices were used in six barangays in four municipalities in Bohol in the aftermath of the 7.2 earthquake.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his group of advisers including Prince Willem-Alexander now King of Holland recommended in 2002 to use simple, indigenous, innovative and inexpensive method of water treatment to address the third world problem of drinking water. This is specifically included in the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on water by 2015. According to DENR early this year, an estimated 19 million Filipinos do not have access to clean water. These are found in inhabited islands less than 1,000 hectares without groundwater as well as in far-flung places not reached by the services of the water districts and the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).

A nationalistic fervor in the manufacturing of a local technology such as miniaturized water treatment devices could enable the Philippines to meet its MDG commitment on water by 2015 and beyond. It can also help solve our unemployment problem.

Profile
Ernesto A. Labuntog is a Filipino inventor and engineer. He has over 40 years of work experience on water technologies in the Philippines and abroad. This includes the design, fabrication, operation and maintenance of reverse osmosis plants. Mr. Labuntog finished High School in Cebu City and studied mechanical engineering in Manila. He worked at the Wake Island Air Force Base Mid-Pacific in Hawaii, then at the Sultanate of Oman, then at Saudi Arabia and at the United Arab Emirates.

Since his retirement in 1996, Mr. Labuntog has been doing research on water treatment. He invented the portable water treatment assembly/device, which was granted an invention patent by the Intellectual Property Office-Philippines in 2006. He has other invention patents, including a rapid multi-media filtration system or RMMFS, which was granted a patent in 2005. Two of his inventions are still to be applied for patents. These are the backwash and rinse outfit of the portable water treatment device, and a pressurized design of the portable water treatment device that does not need the use of electricity. He is working on sea water desalination without the use of electricity, with three of his designs ready to be prototyped but are on hold due to financial constraints.

With these technologies and inventions, Mr. Labuntog believes and advocates that potable water should be available at low cost in all parts of the Philippines.

Presentation
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2013年11月10日

DRNelson Docs

Chief Operations Officer Darrell R. Nelson

Abstract
BSF Philippines' experiences in manufacturing biosand filters in Mindanao and in other parts of the Philippines

This paper will talk about BSF Philippines’ ongoing efforts in manufacturing and distribution of BIOSAND water filters which bring safe drinking water to those who so desperately need it in rural communities throughout the Philippines.
BSF Philippines is a not-for-profit organization committed to form strategic partnerships with associations, foundations, corporations, social groups, private sector, NGO’s, Gov’t and individuals who believe in a worthy cause to provide “Clean Water. For Life. We believe in achievable, simple, cost effective sustainable solutions. BSF Philippines is an extension of Cross-Culture Ministries Philippines, Inc. which is a SEC registered non-stock, not-for-profit corporation.
Through the distribution of BIOSAND water filters – clean, potable water has been provided to thousands of Filipinos in countless communities. Clean potable water is essential to human life and provides health and economic benefits. However, millions more need “Clean Water. For Life” that BSF Philippines and its strategic partners are committed to make a reality.

Profile
DARRELL R. NELSON is the Chief Operations Officer of CCMPI/BSF Philippines.
He is a Canadian living in Davao City and has been an entrepreneur for 34 years. Darrell’s expertise is in internet technologies, online branding/marketing of which he began outsourcing from the Philippines in 2006. Darrell is an innovator and holds patents in the USA and Canada. As a ‘brainstormer’ he looks forward to ‘think tank’ opportunities and is very proactive. Darrell’s passion is now focused towards not-for-profit/social enterprise with the goal of empowering communities and providing “Clean Water. For Life”.

2013年11月13日

KJCMartin Docs

Kristine Joy Cruz Martin

Abstract
Re-examination of the Contribution of Net Exports to GDP Growth (1960-2000)

The rapid spread in the international production networks in the 1960s paved the way to the development of a new manufacturing paradigm - global production fragmentation. In this model, a previously integrated production value chain is broken to different stages allocated to different countries depending on their comparative advantages (Hummels, Rapport and Yi, 1998). Consequently, an evolving good towards its finished form, has to travel across borders of at least two countries before reaching its final consumer.
As the Philippines participated in the internationalization of supply chain, the country’s export basket gradually transformed from being majorly agro-based in the 1960s to being led by import-dependent manufactures in the 1990s. This undoubtedly affected the value-added contribution of exports to the country’s economic growth.
Traditionally, contributions to economic growth are calculated using the Net-Export Method (NEM), which attributes Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to the different final demand components. However, recent researchers including Kranendonk and Verbruggen (2008) assert that NEM can be a misleading indicator since it allocates imports to exports alone; thereby overlooking the fact that imports are also used for private consumption and investment. In order to correct this measurement, the Import-Adjusted Method (IAM) is used since it re-attributes imports to all final demand components before it calculates each contribution to economic growth. As it accurately distinguishes imports used for exports, IAM can be used to show how the emergence of global production chain affected the contribution of net-exports to GDP growth.
In this light, this study aims to re-examine the changes in the contribution of Philippine net-exports to GDP growth in 1961-2000 brought about by the internationalization of supply chain. This will be done through a comparative analysis of the results generated by NEM and IAM. To execute both methodologies, the Philippine Input-Output (IO) tables in 1961, 1965, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1994 and 2000 will be used.
The following are the expected findings of the study: (a) as suggested by IAM, a decrease in the contribution of net-exports to GDP growth can be observed in the initial years of the Philippine’s participation in the new production paradigm; the Foreign Direct Investments directed toward the domestic manufacturing industry nevertheless in the last two decades helped increase the net-export’s contribution; and (b) the conclusions derived using IAM are different from that of the NEM. The former methodology reports positive net-export contribution for all years, whereas the latter has mixed signs. IAM also provides higher values than the latter and is more reflective of the global production reality and the Philippine policy stance.
The aforementioned inferences from the study can aid better policy formulation and targeting. Firstly, it is recommended that policy formulation give more weight to investment and logistics complementary to export strategies. Secondly, if the government desires to determine how to increase GDP growth, one direct route is to use the import-adjusted methodology since it is more targeted in accounting the contribution of each final demand component to growth.

Profile
KRISTINE JOY CRUZ MARTIN
32 Malasaga St. Pinagbuhatan Pasig City
09151880289/ kristine.martin@uap.asia


WORKING EXPERIENCE
Full-Time Faculty and Researcher, University of Asia and the Pacific (present)
Graduate Staff, University of Asia and the Pacific (internship) (2012-2013)

EDUCATION, HONORS AND AWARDS
UNIVERSITY OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
MS in Industrial Economics (2011 – 2013)
Cum Laude; 100% Merit Scholarship; Rank 10th in the Top 10 Economic Students awarded by Junior Philippine Economic Society, UP Diliman
B.A. in Humanities with Professional Certificate in Industrial Economics (2008- 2011)
GWA of 1.39; 100% Merit Scholarship; Dean’s Lister for 5 semesters

RIZAL HIGH SCHOOL
2nd honorable mention; Children’s Museum and Library, Inc.’s Model Student; Children’s Museum and Library, Inc.’s A1 Filipino Child; Vice President Noli De Castro Academic Excellence Awardee

RESEARCH WORKS
Updating the Philippine Input-Output Table (present project)
AEC and Services Liberalization (2013)
Utilizing FTAs for MSE internationalization (2013)
Re-examining the Growth and Dynamics of Philippine Exports 1961-2000 (Masteral Thesis, 2013)
Changes in the EU GSP and Its Impact on the Philippines (2013; published on the Recent Economic Indicators 2013)
Examining the Euro-Crisis (published on the Recent Economic Indicators July 2012)
Measuring the Impact of FTAs (published on the Recent Economic Indicators February 2012)
An Analysis of the Philippine Offensive and Defensive Interests in the Non-Agricultural Sector: Inputs to the Philippine-European Union Free Trade Agreement (published on the Recent Economic Indicators November 2012)
Examining the Eurozone Crisis (published on the Recent Economic Indicators July 2012)
Fiscal Sector Analysis: An Assessment of the PPP Effectiveness in the Philippines (2012)
Trade Analysis: Market Intelligence for AGC Flat Glass Incorporated Export Product, Float Glass (2012)


SEMINARS ATTENDED
APEC-GOS Symposium-Workshop on International Franchising for SMEs (June 21, 2013)
FORUM:Korea-Philippines Free Trade Agreement (FTA), (October 30, 2012)
One Country, One Voice, Philippines-EU FTA Consultations (September 20, 2012)
Year-End Economic Briefing, 2011, 2012, 2013,
Mid-Year Economic Briefing, 2011, 2012, 2013
Shell’s Sustainable Development in Youth Progress 2011 (Facilitator)

Presentation
Thank you for helping us by citing the seminar when using these documents (17th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar of the Sekiguchi Global Research Association, February 11, 2014, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines)

2013年11月18日

Seminar 17

Now Calling for Participants and Sponsors
Please find the related documents in the links below

1. Seminar Program (updated as of January 23rd)
2. Seminar Application Form (due Jan 31, 2014 or Feb 7, 2014, based on certificate need)
3. Presentation Proposal Abstracts, Profile, and Presentation Documents
4. Call for Sponsors (for self-reliance and participation subsidy)
5. Venue Map



17th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar

February 11, 2014 (Tuesday)

Engineering Theater, College of Engineering (Melchor Hall), University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus


Theme: "Manufacturing and Sustainable Shared Growth"


Co-Organized By: AMECOS Innovation and Invention, Inc., Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation, Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of the Philippines


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