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2004年03月26日

Shared Growth Seminar #1

(Enhancing Efficiency and Equity through Japanese Businesses in the Special Economic Zones)

Date: March 26, 2004
Venue: PLDT Meeting Room, UA&P, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Program
1:00 to 1:30 PM: Registration
1:30 to 1:40 PM: Opening Remarks by Junko Imanishi (Chief Representative, SGRA; Managing Director, Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation), "Filipino Students in Japan"
1:40 to 2:10 PM: Industrial Analysis Presentation by Dr. Peter Lee U (Director, UA&P Industrial Economics Program) "A Tale of Two Industries: The Electronics and Automotive Sectors in the Philippines"
2:10 to 2:40 PM: Special Economic Zone Analysis Presentation by Dr. Ferdinand Maquito (Assistant Research Professor, UA&P; Researcher, SGRA) "An Evaluation of the Special Economic Zones: Another Look at the Dynamic Duo"
2:40 to 3:10 PM: Macroeconomic Analysis Presentation by Dr. Bernardo Villegas (Senior Vice President, UA&P) "The Next Five Years"
3:10 to 3:30 PM: Break
3:30 to 4:00 PM: International Risk Analysis Presentation by Prof. Victor Abola (Director, UA&P Strategic Business Economics Program), "Threats and Opportunities of China"
4:00 to 5:00 PM: Open Forum
Seminar Fee: 3,000 PHP
Power point slides and handouts in Japanese will be prepared

2004年08月27日

Shared Growth Seminar #2

(Enhancing Efficiency and Equity through Japanese Businesses in the Special Economic Zones)

Seminar Brochure (as of June 28, 2004)
Acrobat PDFDate: August 27, 2004
Venue: PLDT Meeting Room, UA&P, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
MAPProgram
1:00 to 1:30 PM: Registration
1:30 to 1:40 PM: Opening Remarks (A Japanese Perspective of the Philippines) by Junko Imanishi (Chief Representative, SGRA; Managing Director, Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation),
1:40 to 2:10 PM: Special Economic Zone Analysis Presentation by Dr. Ferdinand Maquito (Assistant Research Professor, UA&P; Researcher, SGRA)
2:10 to 2:40 PM: Macroeconomic Analysis Presentation by Dr. Bernardo Villegas (Senior Vice President, UA&P)
2:40 to 3:00 PM: Break
3:00 to 3:30 PM: Industrial Analysis Presentation by Dr. Peter Lee U (Director, UA&P Industrial Economics Program)
3:30 to 4:00 PM:International Risk Analysis Presentation by Prof. Victor Abola (Director, UA&P Strategic Business Economics Program)
4:00 to 5:00 PM: Open Forum
Seminar Fee: 3,000 PHP
Power point slides and handouts in English and Japanese will be prepared
For inquiries
Peter Lee U: peteru@uap.edu.ph (English)
Max Maquito: maquito@aisf.or.jp (English or Japanese)
For reservation
Call Ms. Arlene Idquival: 637-0912 to 26 ext. 362
E-mail Ms. Arlene Idquival: aidquival@uap.edu.ph
Online Reservation: www.aisf.or.jp/sgra/uapsgra/register.htm

2005年04月20日

Shared Growth Seminar #3

CAVITE ECONOMIC ZONE:
A CATALYST FOR SHARED GROWTH?

OUTLINE OF PROGRAM (as of Jan. 26, 2005)
Date: APRIL 20, 2005 (WED.) 1:30 to 5:30 PM
Venue: CEZIA CLUBHOUSE, ROSARIO, CAVITE
Target Audience: OFFICERS OR STAFF MANAGEMENT OF JAPANESE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN THE ECONOMIC ZONES AND/OR THEIR LOCAL OR JAPANESE STAKEHOLDERS
Program
OPENING REMARKS Mr. Nobuo Fujii, President, San Technology
Dr. Thomas Aquino, Undersecretary, DTI
ECONOMIC ZONE ANALYSIS: "USING CEZ BENCHMARKS FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT"
by Ferdinand C. Maquito (Research Assistant Professor, UA&P; Researcher, SGRA; Ph.D. in Economics from University of Tokyo)
INDUSTRIAL/REGIONAL ANALYSIS: "A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT ANALYSIS OF FIRMS IN THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY"
by Peter Lee U (Director, UA&P Industrial Economics Program; Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University)
DEMO OF ONLINE SERVICES OF THE NETWORK
FEEDBACK AND SURVEY FORMS
Q&A
Seminar Fee: 3,000 PHP
Language: ENGLISH (JAPANESE HANDOUTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)
For inquiries
Peter Lee U: peteru@uap.edu.ph (English)
Max Maquito: maquito@aisf.or.jp (English or Japanese)
For reservation
Call Ms. Arlene Idquival: 637-0912 to 26 ext. 362
E-mail Ms. Arlene Idquival: aidquival@uap.edu.ph
Online Reservation: www.aisf.or.jp/sgra/uapsgra/register.htm

2006年04月18日

Shared Growth Seminar #4

The Sources of Export Production Efficiency in Economic Zones

OPENING REMARKS
by Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas (Senor Vice-President, University of Asia and the Pacifi c [UA&P])
EXPORT PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY: ECONOMIC
ZONE LEVEL ANALYSIS by Dr. Peter Lee U (Dean, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacifi c [UA&P])
EXPORT PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY: LOCATOR LEVEL ANALYSIS by Dr. Max Maquito (Visiting Reseracher, Sekiguchi Global Research Association [SGRA])
IMPLICATIONS TO PUBLIC and BUSINESS POLICY
CLUSTERING FOR TOYOTA ECOZONE SUPPLIER
by Mr. Joseph Matthew Sobrevega (Manager, Industrial Relations Section, Toyota Motor Philippines)
FEEDBACK FROM AUDIENCE

SEMINAR 4 pdf FILE

2007年12月07日

Shared Growth Seminar #6

Present Situation of the Philippine Auto Industry and Its Position in East Asia

OUTLINE OF PROGRAM (as of November 5, 2007)
Date: December 7, 2007 (Friday) 1:30 to 5 PM
Venue: Telengtan Room, 5th Floor, APEC Communications Building University of Asia and the Pacific, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila
Program
1:30 - 2:00 PM REGISTRATION
2:00 - 2:30 PM ASEAN COMPARISON by Dr. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Professor, School of Economics, Nagoya University)
2:30 - 3:00 PM INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS COMPARISON by Dr. Max Maquito (Visiting Researcher, Sekiguchi Global Research Association)
3:00 - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 - 3:45 PM AUTO - SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY COMPARISON by Dr. Peter Lee U (Dean, School of Economics, UA&P)
3:45 - 4:15 AUTO INDUSTRY REPORT by CAMPI Representative
4:15 - 5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION/INTEGRATION

SEMINAR 6 pdf FILE

2008年04月30日

Shared Growth Seminar #7

Towards a Roadmap for Shared Growth through the Philippine Automotive Industry

1:30 - 1:50 PM REGISTRATION
1:50 - 2:00 PM GREETINGS from Junko Imanishi, Chief Representative, Sekiguchi Global Research Association
2:00 - 2:30 PM COMPARING PERFORMANCE WITH EAST ASIA by Dr. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Professor, School of Economics, Nagoya University)
2:30 - 3:00 PM COMPARATIVE AUTO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS by Dr. Peter Lee U
(Dean, School of Economics, UA&P)
3:00 - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 - 3:45 PM POLICY IMPLICATIONS by Dr. Max Maquito (Visiting Researcher, Sekiguchi Global Research Association)
3:45 - 5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION /Q&A with special participation of industry representative(s)

SEMINAR 7 pdf FILE

2008年08月07日

Shared Growth Seminar #8

Roadmap for Shared Growth through The Philippine Auto Industry

OUTLINE OF PROGRAM (as of July. 30, 2008)
Date: August 7, 2008 (Thursday) 2:30 to 6 PM
Venue: PLDT Hall, 4th Floor, APEC Communications Building University of Asia and the Pacifi c, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila
Program
2:30 - 3:00 PM REGISTRATION
3:00:- 3:15 PM EXPLANATION OF WORKSHOP MECHANICS
3:15 - 4:15 PM WORKSHOP PART 1: A SOCIAL CONTRACT PERSPECTIVE TO THE ROADMAP
4:15 - 4:30 PM BREAK
4:30 - 5:45 PM WORKSHOP PART 2: SUPPORT SCHEMES VERSIONS 1 AND 2
*Workshops will be jointly moderated by Dr. Peter Lee U (University of Asia and the Pacific)
and Dr. Max Maquito (Sekiguchi Global Research Association, Tokyo)
5:45 - 6:00 PM NEXT STEPS

2008年12月15日

Shared Growth Seminar #9

Towards a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program at the University of the Philippines Mechanical Engineering

2009年05月07日

Shared Growth Seminar #10

Labor Migration and Poverty

1:00 – 1:30 PM Registration
1:30 – 1:40 Welcome Remarks
1:40 – 1:50 Conference Overview Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (Moderator) Visiting Researcher, Sekiguchi Global Research Association of Japan
1:50 – 2:20 Overview on Present Global Migration of Filipinos Mr. Bienvenido P. Nito Head, Social Economics Group, University of Asia and the Pacific
2:20 – 3:00 Trends and Emerging Outcomes of Philippine Migration Today Dr. Nanette G. Dungo Adjunct Professor, University of Asia and the Pacific
3:00 – 3:20 Coffee Break
3:20 – 4:00 Migration and Poverty Dr. Toru Nakanishi Professor of Development Studies Department of International Relations The University of Tokyo
4:00 – 4:20 Open Forum
4:20 – 4:40 Conference Integration and Policy Agenda Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito
4:40 – 5:00 Closing Remarks Dr. Peter Lee U Dean, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific

SEMINAR 10 pdf FILE

2009年08月25日

Shared Growth Seminar #11

SGRA Shared Growth Seminar (Workshop)

1:00 – 1:30 Registration
1:30 – 1:40 Opening Remarks, Mr. Feliciano Torres, Chairman (PACCI)
1:40 – 2:10 May 2009 Note of the Shared Growth Roadmap, Dr. Max Maquito, Research Consultant (Sekiguchi Global Research Association)
2:10 – 2:40 Government Reaction (BOI and PIDS)
2:40 -- 3:00 Coffee Break
3:00 -- 3:30 Industry Reactions
3:30 -- 4:00 Open Forum, moderated by Dr. Peter Lee U (Dean, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific)
4:00 -- 4:30 Some Additional Thoughts to the Roadmap
4:30 -- 5:00 Next Steps: A Roadmap to the Roadmap

2010年04月28日

Shared Growth Seminar #12

Shared Growth and the Environment:
The Case of Urban Land Transportation

OUTLINE OF PROGRAM ( as of Mar. 31, 2010 )
Date: April 28, 2010 (Wednesday) 1:30 to 5:30 PM
Venue: Room 301, 3rd Floor, APEC Communications Building University of Asia and the Pacifi c, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila
Program
1:00 - 1:30 PM REGISTRATION
1:30 - 1:45 PM OPENING REMARKS by Dr. Bernie M. Villegas , Member of the Board, UA&P
1:45 - 2:30 PM KEYNOTE: “Environmentally Sustainable Transportation (EST)”, Dr. Jose Regin Regidor, Director, National Center for Transportation Studies, UP
2:30 - 2:50 PM “Environment-Friendly Energy: The Case for Natural Gas”, Dr. Edwin Quiros, Professorin-Charge, Vehicle Research Testing Laboratory, UP
2:50 - 3:10 PM COFFEE BREAK
3:10 - 3:25 PM “Philippine Automotive Manufacturers: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Urban Land Transportation”, Mr. Ben Sevilla, Executive Director, PACCI
3:25 - 3:45 "Linking to Shared Growth”, Dr. Max Maquito, Research Consultant, SGRA
3:45 - 4:15 PM COMMENTS Mr. Bimbo T. Mills, Jr., President, Pilipinas Hino, Inc.Government Representative (TBA)
4:15 - 5:30 PM OPEN FORUM and CONCLUDING REMARKS Moderator: Dr. Peter Lee U, Dean, School of Economics , UA&P
Seminar 12 PowerPoint Presentations:

1. National EST Strategy for the Philippines
2. Towards an Environment-Friendly Bus Transport Along EDSA
3. Philippine Automotive Manufacturers: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Urban Land Transportation
4. Linking to Shared Growth

Seminar 12 Speakers

2010年12月17日

Shared Growth Seminar #13

Rural and Urban Poor Communities - December 17, 2010

Brief Description of Seminar Content

This seminar focuses on poor communities in both the rural and urban sectors of the Philippines, as part of this series‛ ongoing research and advocacy on shared growth. Being collective institutions, communities are natural mechanisms of sharing. What is less clear, however, is how communities contribute or not contribute to growth. This seminar hopes to provide some insights into this issue, which could then be the basis of future policy-oriented research work.


Seminar 13 PowerPoint Presentations:

1. Community Dynamics Among the Urban Poor

2. Linking to Shared Growth: From Giant Leaps to Small Steps

2012年02月05日

Seminar #14 Invitation

Theme: "The Urban-Rural Gap and Sustainable Development"
Date/Venue: April 26, 2012 at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines (UP)
Co-organizers: UP College of Architecture, UP Department of Mechanical Engineering, Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation

For more details, please see the following links:

Call For Participants
Seminar Program
Registration Form

2012年03月28日

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.

Seminar 14 Slides
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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.

Seminar 14 Slides
Seminar 14 Discussion Paper
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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.

Seminar 14 Slides
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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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Seminar 14 Discussion Paper
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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
Business Address
Pearl Drive corner St. Josemaría Escrivá Drive
Ortigas Business Center, Pasig City (1605), Philippines
(063) 637-0912 to 0926

E-mail Address
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jovicdacanay@gmail.com
jovicdacanay@yahoo.com

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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2012年03月30日

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

2012年04月01日

Guidelines for Presentation PPT and Full Paper

1. For PPT and Full Paper
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2012年04月02日

Atty. Roberto Canuto and Dr. Jane Toribio Abstract + Slides + Profile

Barangay Integrated Development Action in Kapangan Towards Water, Sanitation and Hygiene(BIDA KA WASH)

BIDA KA WASH is about the ingenuity of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Kapangan, Barangay Officials, Government line agencies, NGOs, People’s Organizations and the community people working harmoniously towards development and prosperity by empowering the community through improved basic social services in an ecologically balanced environment mainstreaming skills development on low-cost WASH technologies with emphasis on ferro-cement construction technique. This paper is also about the investment sharing scheme among the stakeholders, in order to augment the limited resources of the LGU that made the project possible. The establishment of the basic facilities, such as, spring box, 4 cubic meter capacity water tanks, filters and biogas digesters meant sufficient and safe water supply and improved sanitation to community people. Trained local craftsmen on ferro-cement technology will have the opportunity to earn as builders of WASH facilities in nearby communities.

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Jane D. Toribio, PhD
Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO)
+63908-144-8538
jdt_atok09@yahoo.com
kapanganlgu@yahoo.com

2012年04月04日

Architect Josefina de Asis Abstract + DP + Slides + Profile

Potential of Container Housing in the Philippines

While it is uncertain where the concept of Container Housing originated or who first thought of recycling shipping containers into structural shells of livable units, the fact remains that at present, it is a concept widely canvassed worldwide. Numerous examples may be found of utilizing this material as a stand-alone livable unit or used in combination as a Medium-Rise Building.

Advocates of utilizing this material as building block for construction have enumerated its positive qualities. However, it is important to note that shipping containers, as a livable space, is not a perfect material, particularly with its responsiveness to the hot-humid climate of the Philippines. Still, it is possible that the advantages of utilizing this unit outweigh any disadvantages.

The study investigates whether Container Housing is a feasible solution to the housing needs of the urban poor in the Philippine setting by comparing it with conventional Medium-Rise Housing. Comparison is focused on Engineering Issues, Thermal Comfort, Alteration Issues, and Tentative Construction Cost to be able to provide an overview on the performance of Container Housing when viewed against the conventional Medium-Rise Housing.

Keywords: Medium-Rise Housing, shipping containers, recycling, urban poor housing

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Seminar 14 Discussion Paper
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Arch. Josefina Santos de Asis finished BS Architecture from the University of the Philippines. Since late 2010, she took up the post of a faculty from the Department of Architecture and Drafting Technology of the Technological Institute of the Philippines. She is currently pursuing her graduate thesis for the Master of Architecture, Major in Housing program of the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines.

2012年04月14日

Dr. Rene Ofreneo Abstract + Slides + DP + Profile

Green Challenges in a Brown Philippine Economy

The Philippines, a low GHG emitter, is in the world's short list of the most vulnerable
to climate change risks. However, the country also has a very degraded environment due to poor socio-economic policies and past development failures, which have resulted in chronic and massive poverty, inequality and unemployment/underemployment.

The paper argues that the Philippines has no choice but to go green and greener -- for survival and sustainability as well as job creation and poverty eradication. This means going beyond the program of growing the green sector of renewables, reforestation and rehabilitation. Existing industrial, agricultural and service sectors should go greener. And one must add the habitat nationwide.

But for all this to happen, one must overhaul the existing development paradigms, which are at the roots of environmental degradation and the persistence of poverty and inequality in the country. Such an overhaul has serious social, political and IR/HRM implications.

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Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo is Professor XII and Former Dean of the School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR), University of the Philippines. Dr. Ofreneo has a Certificate in Development Economics, an MA in Industrial Relations and a PhD in Philippines Studies (Labor and Economy).

He served as an Undersecretary for Labor Relations in the Philippine Department of Labor Employment in 1997-98, at the height of the Asian financial crisis. In this capacity, he handled big labor disputes involving the automotive, electronics, aviation, banking, education and power industries.

He has written extensively on the labor and industrial relations issues in Asia. He sits in the board of several journals dealing with labor and management issues in the Asia-Pacific such as The Journal of Industrial Relations (Sydney) and the Asia-Pacific Review (London). The Bangkok Office of the International Labor Organization (ILO) is publishing his Integrative Report on East Asia: IR Challenges in Globalizing Labour Markets (forthcoming), a survey of changing industrial relations landscape in East Asia, with special focus on “labour flexibility” and labor law reforms. He participated in the ILO’s Fair Globalization project as a consultant for the Manila Dialogue as a participant in the Bangkok Regional Dialogue and as a contributor to the Geneva study group (on inclusion/exclusion). The UNDP and UNCTAD have also engaged his research services. He is three-time recipient of the “International Publication Award” of the University of the Philippines.

His services as IR lecturer or researcher have also been tapped from time to time by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), various Philippine government agencies and the ILO Manila, Jakarta and Bangkok offices. He assisted the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs in the organization of the 1st ASEAN Social Forum (November 2008) and in the conduct in Manila of ASEAN consultations with the national ang regional CSOs on the ASEAN Charter (2006-2007).

An active voluntary arbitrator, he has been promoting voluntary modes of dispute settlement as better modes of resolving industrial disputes.

Dr. Ofreneo can be reached at his mobile (+63) 917-835-0682; home (+63) 435-9098; Office (+63) 920-7717; and email: reneofreneo@yahoo.com, reneofreneo@gmail.com.

Arch. Raymond Andrew Sih Abstract

Controlling Particulate Matter and Volatile Organic Compounds in Design and Construction

More and more Filipinos are exposed to airborne pollutants from synthetic substances, power equipment, furnishings, and finishes in the built environment.
Particulate Matter has been linked to asthma and decreased lung function, however only particulate matter from the fuel combustion is directly regulated. Volatile organic compounds found in some synthetic materials react with sunlight and atmospheric nitrogen oxide to form ground level ozone that irritates, weakens, and damages the lungs, however Volatile Organic Compounds found in furnishings and finishes are rarely addressed. Air pollution-related illnesses such as acute lower respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis and heart disease are already the primary causes of morbidity and mortality in the country.
Greater attention must be given to pollutant source control in the built environment to avoid poor environmental quality extending over time, as well as the resulting discomfort, health problems, absenteeism, and decrease in productivity. While more specific regulation with appropriate technical requirements and standards is needed, some organizations have already chosen to voluntarily adopt international and more recently established local standards to control air pollution within their project boundaries. There are opportunities in the design and construction of the built environment to control sources of air pollutants.

Keywords: Particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, pollutant source control, indoor air quality, environmental quality, air pollutants, design, construction, built environment

Prof. Hans Peder Pedersen Abstract

Environment, Aesthetics, and Scale

The fundamental attitude of an architect, and in my opinion as well, is AESTHETIC. However, my use of the term is not limited to the common understanding as related to beauty. The word is originally Greek and means SENSE. That is sense of time and space in the actual scale. Thus it's different if the subject is housing design or a large scale urban environmental planning. I will illustrate these through examples of my own work as building designer and urban environmental planner.

DESIGN
The buildings are small scale and easy to relate to directly. Topography, hydrology, vegetation etc. can be experienced on site spatially as inspiration to the design.
The houses in this show are in a rural setting in Palawan and local materials, skills and habits etc. are the foundations for the development and choice of architecture and technology.

PLANNING
Zamboanga is a coastal town with a hinterland of mountains traditionally covered with virgin forests. However the rainforest is dilapidated and the coastal zone exploited. Mangroves are cut for fuel and vast areas are converted into fishponds. Both areas could, if properly planned and developed contribute to a coherent sustainable space.

RAINFOREST REHABILITATION. The project shows a sustainable way of expanding the rainforest and by suitability zoning allows eco tourism and other functions near the sensible forest areas.
This proposal is developed in cooperation with Jocelyn Francisco uap.

COASTAL MANAGEMENT. The proposal shows a rehabilitation and integrated urban environmental development. The setting is in these projects are large in scale. Although the environmental aspects are basically the same, they need a different more abstract methodology related to the larger scale. The presentation will discuss the possibility to maintain a spatial sense even when dealing with large-scale projects.

Abstract Proposals for Seminar #14

(In order of submission; as of April 14, 2012)
SEMINAR PROGRAM
VENUE MAP

1. 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” by Dr. Antonio Mateo (National Research Council of the Philippines, National Social Action Council Filipino Inventors)
2. The Migration Link Between Urban and Rural Poor Communities: Looking at Giant Leaps and Small Steps by Dr. Max Maquito (UP SOLAIR, SGRA)
3. Sustainable Agriculture as an E-Cube Approach to Alleviating the Urban and Rural Poverty Problem by Dr. Max Maquito (UP SOLAIR, SGRA)
4. Ethics and Governance Issues in Sustainability in Asia: Literature Review and Research Proposals by Dr. Aliza Racelis (UP College of Business Administration)
5. Mas Matuninong: Naga City-Pamaplona Camarines Sur Shared Urban-Rural Growth by Prof. Cecilia Villanueva (UP School of Urban and Regional Planning)
6. Community-Life School Model for Sustainable Agriculture Based Rural Development by Dr. Jose Medina and Dr. Rowena Dela Torre-Baconguis (UP Los Banos Ugnayan ng Pahinungod and College of Public Affairs)
7. Understanding Water Districts in the Philippines by CPA Columbus Maquito (SGRA) and Dr. Max Maquito (UP SOLAIR, SGRA)
8. Humanizing Socialized Resettlement Housing Programs: A Challenge Towards Sustainability Practices in Urban and Rural Communities by Architect Stephanie Gilles (UP College of Architecture)
9. Towards Sustainable Landscapes, Guidelines for Regulating Aesthetics and Environmental Quality of the Landscapes (Case Study: Lakeshore Town of Tanay, Rizal) by Architect Maria Mynn Alfonso (United Architects of the Philippines)
10.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) by Prof. Romeo Santos (UP College of Architecture)
11. Sustainability of the Sardine Fishery in Zamboanga: A Bioeconomic Approach by Prof. Jovi Dacanay (UA&P School of Economics)
12. Design Against the Elements (DATE) by Architects Ma. Esperanza Valencia and Paolo Abelita (United Architects of the Philippines)
13. Sustainable Sites by Ms. Minerva Rosel (United Architects of the Philippines)
14. Urban Renewal Taking Into Consideration Disaster Risk Reduction by Prof. Michael Tomeldan (UP College of Architecture)
15. Improving Water Supply and Sanitation in 29 Agrarian Reform Communities by Dir. Susana Evangelista-Leones and Ma. Soledad Peralta (DAR Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Development)
16. Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product (GDP for GDP) Advocacy Campaign by Dir. Lyn Capistrano (Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation)
17. Poverty, Development, and Regeneration of Community-Based Resources by Prof. Toru Nakanishi (University of Tokyo)
18. The Organic and Natural Food Movement in North America, Asia, the Philippines and Community Participation by Prof. Virginia Teodosio (UP SOLAIR) and Ms. Desiree Segovia (Food Bowl Market Convenor's Group)
19. Barangay Integrated Development Action in Kapangan Towards Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (BIDA KA WASH) by Atty. Roberto Canuto (Mayor of Kapangan, Benguet Province) and Dr. Jane Toribio (Municipal Agrarian Reform)
20. Potential of Container Housing in the Philippines by Architect Josefina De Asis (UP College of Architecture)
21. Green Challenges in a Brown Philippine Economy by Dr. Rene Ofreneo (UP SOLAIR)
22. Controlling Particulate Matter and Volatile Organic Compounds in Design and Construction by Arch. Raymond Andrew Sih (UP College of Architecture)
23. Environment, Aesthetics, and Scale by Prof. Hans Peder Pedersen (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning + Western Mindanao State University)

2012年08月10日

HRD and Sustainable Shared Growth

SGRA is now conducting a joint project with Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University) on the topic of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Sustainable Shared Growth. This involves a survey of manufacturing companies in the Philippines. The research team believes that a vibrant manufacturing sector could contribute much to helping the Philippines achieve sustainable shared growth. Below are documents related to this joint research

1. General Overview of Project (Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa) English Version
2. General Overview of Project (Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa) Japanese Version
3. Brief Introduction of HRD and Sustainable Shared Growth Survey (Dr. Max Maquito)
4. SGRA 15th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar Call for Participants
5. SGRA 15th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar Application Form
6. SGRA 15th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar Call for Sponsors

Photos of the last visit to Manila can be found HERE

2012年10月01日

HRD and Shared Growth Thru Manufacturing

1. Title: Philippine Human Resources and Shared Growth through the Manufacturing Sector
2. Total Expected Duration: 1 hour
3. Participants/Proposing Parties and Roles
1. Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University): inter-actor
2. Mr. Joseph Sobrevega (Toyota Motor Philippines, Philippine Industrial Relations Society): inter-actor
3. Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (SGRA, UP SOLAIR): main presenter
4. Overview of Session Mechanics
1. Inter-actors will be making brief but important questions/comments during the presentation of the main presenter
2. There will be at most 10 minutes for each of the two parts of the session to be allocated for open forum, particularly with those who are involved in the theme of this presentation (the proponents of this session are now in the process of inviting such parties)
5. Overview of Session Content
1. Part I (about 30 minutes): The results of an analysis of the database on Philippine international labor flows of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) will be presented. The analysis will firstly share the observation on the existence on the so-called Giant Leaps and Small Steps (GLASS) effect in international labor flows from the Philippines. The GLASS effect indicates a situation in which Philippine human resources, as a whole, are taking disproportionately giant leaps to foreign countries where they appear to be more limited to small steps. The analysis will then attempt to derive implications of this observation to Philippine manufacturing and shared growth. (Note: Some evidence of the GLASS effect was first observed by Dr. Max Maquito in rural-urban labor flows in the Philippines. This was first reported in the 13th SGRA Shared Growth Seminar. Please see link below for more details about the SGRA Shared Growth Seminars: www.aisf.or.jp/sgra-in-english/manila_seminars/)
2. Part II (about 30 minutes): The main results of a survey on “Human Resource Development and Sustainable Shared Growth” will be presented. The survey focuses on manufacturing firms in the Philippines, and is being conducted as part of Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa’s Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) project entitled “Symbiotic Regional Institutional Building Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy in Asia”, with the cooperation of Mr. Jojo Sobrevega. The survey is based on an input-output relation framework that Dr. Maquito has used for analyzing the manufacturing sector and for identifying the so-called "shared growth" indicators. For more details about the survey, please refer to the link below: www.aisf.or.jp/sgra-in-english/2012/08/hrd_and_sustainable_shared_gro.html
6. Required Equipment
1. Microphones (3): one for main presenter, one for inter-actors, one for the audience
2. Projector and Laptop (1): for PowerPoint slide presentation
3. Tables (2)
4. Chairs (3)

Seminar 15 Proposals

Below is the list of proposals for the 15th SGRA Shared Growth Seminar (in the order of submission). Please click on the links for more details on the proposals

1. "Philippine Human Resources and Shared Growth through the Manufacturing Sector" by Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University; SGRA), Mr. Joseph Sobrevega (Toyota Motor Philippines, Philippine Society of Industrial Relations), and Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito (SGRA, UP SOLAIR)
2. The Growing Vietnamese Economy and Issues for Further Development: A Survey of Vietnamese Firms by Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University, SGRA)
3. In Search of Sustainable Building Materials (I) by Architect Michael V. Tomeldan (College of Architecture, University of the Philippines)

2012年12月04日

Vietnamese Firms Survey

1. Title: The Growing Vietnamese Economy and Issues for Further Development: A Survey of Vietnamese Firms (based on a paper of the same title, authored by Hitoshi Hirakawa, Nguyen Thi Bich Ha, Shin Kawai)
2. Total Expected Duration: 30 minutes
3. Presenter: Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University)
4. Overview of Session Mechanics
1. Presentation: 25 minutes
2. Q&A: 5 minutes
5. Abstract of Presentation Content
The Doi Moi policy is well known even in Japan as the opening up policy of Vietnam, which has been showing remarkable growth. Since the second half of the 1990s, together with the growing interest in China as an investment destination, Vietnam has become the focus as the next investment destination under the “China +1” scheme. Entering this century, Vietnam has attracted further interest, so much so that with the investment boom towards Vietnam, rising labor costs have been reported.
However, it is not only Vietnam that has been continuously growing. East Asia has been achieving growth as a region, through several waves of growth: the NIEs from the second half of the 1960s, followed by the early member nations of ASEAN in the 80s, China in the 90s, and then the late member nations of ASEAN. During this period, the 1997-98 Asian Currency Crisis, and the 2008-9 World Financial Crisis erupted. Nevertheless, the East Asian countries have grown, admirably betraying all pessimistic predictions following the crises. Vietnam has continued to grow amidst this latest big wave.
Would this growth continue? International financial institutions like the World Bank and the Asia Development Bank reports simulations showing that in the not too distant future, East Asia will be creating a dominant part of the world’s wealth and bring about a historical restoration of Asia, should the growth of the past decade continue. However, on the other hand, there is discussion that some major East Asian countries may be losing speed. This is the so-called “Middle Income Trap”. This warning has been raised for China, India, Indonesia, and other countries including Vietnam.
Bearing this in mind, we are currently undertaking survey/research related to the management and reform of human resources of Vietnamese corporation towards overcoming issues in development. In this report, we consider the development possibility of local Vietnamese firms based on our survey, as well as organize our problem awareness leading to this survey. Based on our survey, we also have confirmed the situation that Vietnam’s local firms are supporting economic development. At the same time, we can count on a potential. The issue would be how such potential would manifest itself.
The report has the following outline: I. Features of Vietnam’s Economic Growth; II. Introduction to the “Middle Income Trap” Discussion; III. Consideration of the Present Condition, Issues and Development Potential of Vietnamese Small- and Medium-Scale Enterprises; IV. Conclusions
6. Required Equipment
1. Microphones (2): one for main presenter, and one for the audience
2. Projector and Laptop (1): for PowerPoint slide presentation
3. Table (1)
4. Chair (1)

2012年12月28日

In Search of Sustainable Building Materials (I)

1. Overview and Significance of Session
Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Architecture or Green Architecture is an architectural design approach or philosophy that aims to minimize negative impacts on the environment. Green Architecture promotes efficiency or moderation in the use of energy, building materials, and other resources in the design of the built environment. It deals mainly with the following:
o Sustainable Energy Use,
o Resource and Waste Management; and
o Sustainable Building Materials.

Sustainable Building Materials
Conventional building materials are often sourced and utilized based on demand, supply, and international market forces. Wood was a favored building material in the Philippines until the mid-20th century because of its availability and relative affordability. Increased demand of hardwoods as a building material and poor forest management (uncontrolled logging and inadequate reforestation programs) led to shortage and eventual logging ban by the end of the 20th century. Other indigenous materials (e.g. nipa, bamboo, rattan) have also been traditionally used for vernacular architecture but have somehow never evolved or been widely accepted outside of their generally rural use.

Building materials that are considered sustainable include sustainably harvested woods, bamboo (a strong and fast-growing grass with wood-like properties), waste materials such as rice husk/straw that are pressed into panels, rammed earth, and clay. The recycling of materials is also encouraged wherein materials (e.g. old tires, plastics, bottles) are reused for new applications in the construction of a building. Building materials recovered or “reclaimed” from dismantled old buildings is also a widely accepted practice extending the use of woods, stones, etc.


Manufacturing “Home-grown” Building Materials
Manufacturers who subscribe to sustainable technologies also strive to process and manufacture products using as little energy or resources as possible. Building materials today are examined not only in the manner of its fabrication but also in the packaging and delivery of the final product. Hence, it is always preferred that materials are sourced close to the location of the construction. It is advantageous to the country and more beneficial for the environment if building materials are manufactured locally.

The Philippines has a projected 3.6 million housing backlog by 2016. For many Filipino households, owning a house has remained an elusive dream because of the high cost and the inability to pay for it. The housing backlog should be viewed as a challenge to Architects to design more affordable housing and for manufacturers to develop sustainable materials that are less costly. The construction industry and the production of high quality sustainable building materials both have the added value of providing employment and livelihood opportunities for thousands of Filipinos.

2. Outline of Sessions (Part I)
a. Introduction by Arch. Michael V. Tomeldan (UP College of Architecture): Introduction to the Panel Discussion (dialogue), issues, proposed topics, and presenters (20 minutes)
b. Bamboo in Architecture by Arch. Ning Encarnacion: Applications of bamboo in architecture (20 minutes)
c. The Future of Bamboo as a Building Material by Department of Forestry, Department of Science and Technology (TBA): Beyond the Bahay Kubo… Gusaling Kawayan? Propagation of Bamboo and other indigenous building materials (20 minutes)
d. Rice Husks Panel Boards by Arch. Nestor David: Experiences in the manufacturing and utilization of the building material; Challenges in convincing its use (20 minutes)
e. Panel Discussion Discussion of 3 Panelists, (30 minutes)
1st Panel Discussion requires moderator 1, Audience can participate


2013年02月14日

Seminar 15

SGRA Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar #15 (February 8, 2013)

We had 87 participants!

Please find the related documents in the links below

1. SGRA 15th Shared Growth Seminar Call for Participants Letter
2. SGRA 15th Shared Growth Seminar Program
3. SGRA 15th Shared Growth Seminar Application Form
4. SGRA 15th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar Call for Sponsors
List of Sponsors/Solicitors
5. SGRA 15th Sustainable Shared Growth Poster(Front)
6. SGRA 15th Sustainable Shared Growth Poster(Back)
7. Seminar 15 Materials (in order of presentation)

2013年02月15日

Seminar 15 Materials

Materials in order of Presentation

"Primer on Sustainable Shared Growth (KKK) Seminars and the Middle Income Trap" by Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA)

"How to Break Through the Middle-Income Trap in the Growing Vietnamese Economy: On the Basis of the Vietnamese Firm Survey" by Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University), Prof. Nguyen Bich Ha (Hanoi Foreign Trade University), Dr. Shin Kawai (Nagoya University)

"A Survey of a Sample of Highly Performing Manufacturing Firms: Tracking the Shared Growth DNA" by Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA) and Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University)

"Import-Substitution in Manufacturing for Sustainable Agriculture" by Mr. Ramon Uy, Sr. and Mr. Nonoy Moraca (RU Foundry and Machine Corporation, Ecological and Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc.) PART 1 PART 2
Short comment by Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA) and Dr. Joe Medina (former Director of UPLB Pahinungod): The Downstream Integrated Radicular Import-Substitution (DIRI) Model

"Turning Growth into Jobs: Between the Modern and Archaic Companies" by Prof. Benji Teodosio (UP SOLAIR)

"Backyard Bamboo Processing" by Mr. Francis Osorio (representing Fr. Cesar Vergara)

"Green Over Gray: Making Cement and Concrete More Sustainable" by Arch. Raymond Sih

"Ethical Issues in Manufacturing Labor: Research Proposals for the Philippines" by Dr. Aliza Racelis (UP Business Administration)

"Patterns in OFW Flows: In Search of the GLASS Effect" by Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA)
Comments by invited guests OIC Cheng Veniles and Ms. Reina Marie Calvo, Policy Planning and Research Division, Commission for Filipino Overseas, Office of the President

Radio Program Guesting (558 FM Dial, Manila) courtesy of Dr. Aliza Racelis, Architect Mike Tomeldan, and Mr. Francis Osorio (February 10, 2013)

2013年02月16日

Seminar 15 Sponsors

Seminar 15 was supported by the following sponsors, with much appreciation from the organizing committee:

Litekon Buildtek, solicited by Arch. Steph Gilles (UP College of Architecture)

La Farge, solicited by Arch. Mike Tomeldan (UP College of Architecture)

Boysen Paints, solicited by Arch. Mike Tomeldan (UP College of Architecture)

UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations, courtesy of Dean Jonathan Sale

Sekiguchi Global Research Association, courtesy of SGRA Chief Representative Junko Imanishi, Prof. Hitoshi Hirakawa (Nagoya University), and Dr. Max Maquito (SGRA)

2013年04月12日

Seminar 16

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

1. Seminar Program (updated as of August 20th)
2. Seminar Application Form (due July 31st or August 20th, based on certificate need)
3. Presentation Proposal Abstracts (abstract proposal + application form due June 30th)
4. Call for Sponsors (for self-reliance and participation subsidy)
5. Venue Map
6. Co-Sponsored by: Agricultural Training Institute, Kajima Philippines, Inc., Ma. Esperanza B. Valencia & Associates, Daniel M. Briones Construction Ent., Inc., United Architects of the Philippines (Diliman Chapter)
7. In Cooperation with the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines and the Commission on Higher Education



16th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar

August 23, 2013 (Friday)

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


Theme: "The Urban-Rural Gap and Sustainable Shared Growth"


Co-Organized By: UP College of Architecture, PHILAJAMES, Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation


Seminar 16 Materials

The abstracts of presentation proposals can be found in the following links (in order of submission of abstracts)

1. "Ecological Ethics: Inclusive Wealth Index and Beyond" by Prof. Aliza Racelis (College of Business Administration, University of the Philippines, Diliman)
2. "Shared Growth Lessons from Japan (No.1)" by Dr. Max Maquito (Sekiguchi Global Research Association)
3. "Organic Farming as an Art of Not Being Governed: Some Lessons from the Philippines and Japan" by Prof. Toru Nakanishi (University of Tokyo)
4."Import-Substitution in Manufacturing for Sustainable Agriculture (DIRI Approach)" by Executive Director. Aladino C. Moraca (Ecological and Agricultural Development Foundation) and President Ramon C. Uy (RU Foundry)
5. "Downstream Integrated Radicular Import-Substitution (DIRI): A Model for Sustainable Agriculture from Negros " by Dr. Max Maquito (Sekiguchi Global Research Association), Executive Director Aladino C. Moraca (Ecological Agricultural Development Foundation), President Ramon C. Uy (RU Foundry), and Dr. Jose R. Medina (University of the Philippines, Los Banos, rtd.)
6. "Sustaining Community Initiatives for Improving Water Supply and Sanitation" by Project Officer Paul L. Bayungan, assisted by Chairperson Ramonsito S. Adriano, Treasurer Recarti Q. Galsim, Vice Chairperson Bonifacio R. Tuiza, Advisor Reynaldo E. Prado (Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation, assisted by Sitio Silangan Water and Sanitation Association)
7. "The Sustainable Consumption Lifestyle: The Filipino Mall Experience" by Prof. Amparo Pamela H. Fabe (Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines, Diliman)
8. "The Metropolitan Subic Area: Shaping the Future Metropolis" by Arch. Michael V. Tomeldan (College of Architecture, University of the Philippines Diliman) Presentation #1 for Sustainable Cities Block
9. "Copenhagen: A Model of Sustainable Urban Development" by Prof. Hans Peder Pedersen (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning + Western Mindanao State University) Presentation #2 for Sustainable Cities Block
10. "The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Growth Corridor" by Arch. Armando N. Alli (TAM Planners Company) Presentation #3 for Sustainable Cities Block
11. "Shared Growth and Shaping the Public Realm" by Arch. Raymond Andrew Sih (College of Architecture, University of the Philippines, Diliman) Presentation #4 for Sustainable Cities Block
12. "General Santos City: A Different Aerotropolis Model" by Danilo A. Silvestre and Lester Valdes (General Santos Airport Project) Presentation #5 for Sustainable Cities Block
13. "Evaluating Sustainability of Green Open Spaces in Shopping Malls: The Greenbelt Park Experience" by Arch. Marie Stephanie N. Gilles, Dr. Grace C. Ramos (College of Architecture, University of the Philippines, Diliman) Presentation #6 for Sustainable Cities Block
14. "Agriculture, in Architecture, in Cities: In pursuit of Sustainable Urban Cities and Landscapes" by Arch. Maria Mynn Porciuncula-Alfonso (College of Architecture, University of Sto. Tomas)
15. "Agrarian Reform and Rural Development: The Cordillera Experience" by Joelynda Pastor Foyagan, Jane Delfin-Toribio, Ph.D., Adela Damaso Comila (DAR-Cordillera/MARO-Kapangan, Benguet/MARO-Buguias-Mankayan, Benguet, respectively)
16. "Kapangan Indigenous and Sustainable Systems in Harmony with Mother Nature (KISS-HMN)" by Dr. Jane Delfin Toribio and Mayor Roberto Kalaw Canuto (Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer, Kapangan, Benguet, and Municipal Mayor, Kapangan, Benguet, respectively)
17. "Sagada's Community-Based Eco-Tourism Leading to Sustainable Growth" by Roberto L. Pangod and Mayor Eduardo T. Latawan, Jr. (Executive Assistant, Sagada, Mountain Province, and Municipal Mayor, Sagada, Mountain Province, respectively)
18. "Cordillera Coffee in Response to Climate Change (CC1-RCC)" by Adela Damaso Comila (Municipality of Buguias and Mankayan)
19. "Spending Patterns of Filipinos of OFWs: A Review of Related Literature" by Cid L. Terosa, Ph.D., Aurora G. Hidalgo, and Jovi C. Dacanay (School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific)
20. "Organizational Innovations in the Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture: the Case of Negros Occidental" by Andrew D. Gasmen, Rowena DT. Baconguis, and Jose R. Medina (University of the Philippines, Los Banos)
21. "Engaging Smallholder Upland Farmers through Integrated Crop-Livestock Farming Enterprises (InCLiFE") by Reynic Alo, Jose R. Medina and Rowena Baconguis (University of the Philippines, Los Banos)
22. "Beyond Needs Gratification: Happiness Economics as Human Flourishing" by Jovi C. Dacanay (School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific)
23. "Policy Simulation of the Aquino Health Agenda in Expanding Access to Health Services in Selected Regions in the Philippines" by Rachel Lynn Y. Belandres (School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific)
24. "Initial compilation of verses from the Holy Qu’ran pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)" by Zadiqueyah J. Hajihil (Muslim Students Association, Mindanao State University – Sulu Chapter)
25. "Participatory Water and Sanitation Resources Inventory and Assessment in a Rural Community" by Apolonio T. Jimenez, Pedrito Guevarra and Lyn N. Capistrano (Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation – ITN Foundation)
26. "From Rural to Urban: The Plight of Waste-Pickers" by Grace P. Sapuay (PHILAJAMES, Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines)

Dr. Aliza Racelis Docs

Title of Presentation: Ecological Ethics: Inclusive Wealth Index and Beyond

Abstract: In my 14th Sustainable Shared Growth Seminar paper, I made reference to “development that meets the needs of the present without sacrificing the right of future generations to fulfill their needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development [WCED], 1987) as an important notion for ecological sustainability. One of my research proposals was to demand from businesses and markets that they ensure that metrics include their ability to minimize environmental degradation and decline. Traditional indicators such as per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI) are the primary metrics in assessing the progress of nations today. This created fundamental problems: increases in total economic production do not necessarily translate into improvements in human well-being. Development is human and integral only to the degree that people flourish across the entire range of their personal gifts—body, mind, and spirit. In concrete terms, this means that people live in the heights of the human values of truth, freedom, justice, love, and friendship. While the Inclusive Wealth Report of the UN has proposed and developed the ‘Inclusive Wealth Index’ –which includes NATURAL CAPITAL and, in particular, ecosystem services–, such other goods as: the personal and social virtues, the quality of social relations, and personal initiative are equally essential, apart from wealth in the comprehensive measure of ‘prosperity for all’. In other words, if the core problems of the environment are in great measure ecological, their causes are largely anthropogenic. This presentation explores: (1) the role of improved social institutions in resolving ecological problems, (2) the introduction of more social enterprises whose principal function is to address an intractable social need and serve the common good, and (3) the critical role of the virtues –especially the cardinal virtues of temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice–, for these make the person more able to deliberate about and successfully pursue both his own good and the good of the communities to which he belongs.

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2013年04月14日

Dr. Max Maquito Docs

Shared Growth Lessons from Japan (No.1 of a Series)

This gives an overview of a series of presentations to be made in the SGRA KKK (Kahusayan [Efficiency], Katarungan [Equity], Kalikasan [Environment]) seminars. The series hopes to express, in terms comprehensible to non-economists, the results of study on what this economist considers as one of the invaluable lessons that could be learned from Japan. This is the so-called “shared growth” development experience, wherein Japan was able to achieve rapid economic growth and significant improvement in income distribution. This presentation traces the sources of Japan’s ability to achieve shared growth to three aspects: 1. development financing; 2. development policy/strategy; and 3. corporate architecture. In addition to shedding light on an often-misunderstood East Asian neighbor, this study hopes to contribute to Philippine development, which is in dire need of achieving shared growth. The absence of shared growth implies a situation wherein there is a significantly large gap between the core and periphery sectors of an economy or a region. Later presentations of this series in future seminars will go deeper into the points raised in this presentation.

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)

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2013年06月03日

Dr. Toru Nakanishi Docs

Organic Farming as an Art of Not Being Governed
Some Lessons from the Philippines and Japan

Toru Nakanishi, D. Econ.
nakanisi@waka.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
International Relations
Department of Social and International Studies
The University of Tokyo

The purpose of this presentation is to clarify the proposition that “the weak” can enjoy freedom, autonomous self-governance and environmental conservation by ingeniously utilizing a small-scale but independent and imperfect closed economy, especially in the islands societies. In the case studies, we explore strategic behaviors in organic farming in the Philippines and Japan. Here, we will pay attentions to the fact that organic farming methods follow the principle of small quantity but large variety, referring the framework of “escape society” in "Zo-mia" discussed by James C. Scott (2009).

Poverty alleviation becomes the highest target for the donors today, since Millennium Goals were declared. Indeed, the standard of the livings for the poor in the Philippines has improved according to the official data. The fact that absolute poverty has dramatically reduced shows that the poverty issue is reaching a new stage where poverty has only relative meanings especially in the Southeast Asia setting. It is often said, however, that globalization may not offer favorable opportunities for “the weak” in the developing countries. It may invite an irreversible crisis to them in the future.

During the Cold War (1945-89), the interests for both Blocs were to gain the hegemony by the increase of the number of the developing countries which belong to their own Bloc. It means that the assistances to “the state” (the apothanasia of dictatorship and the vested interest groups) has priority over those to “the weak” (poverty reduction). Such situations could have invited the deterioration of the standard of the living for “the weak” through the naïve exploitation by multi-national corporations. We can find here the reason why the so-called dependency theory was in full flourish during the same period.

After the end of the Cold War, however, the political conflicts between two Blocs transformed to the market competition among the global corporations. Their interest on the developing countries has shifted from “the state” as a political tool to “the weak” as a market. It is important to note that the assistance to “the weak” (CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility) to some extent is an important strategy for the global corporation, which can contribute to the increase of profits utilizing market discrimination in the technical terms in Economics. The increase of the income of “the weak” can contribute to market cultivation as advertising their products on “the weak” can do. Such effects may be cumulative because the increase of the income of “the weak” is a kind of public goods among the global corporation. Since “the weak” are “markets” for the global corporation, they cannot be “the poor.” Therefore, it can be said that poverty reduction is a cunningly sophisticated strategy which ingeniously tames “the weak” to make profit from them by guaranteeing the improvement of the standard of living for “the weak” to some extent.

Nowadays, there are no development economists who deny the assistance to the developing countries. The hot issue in development economics is, however, to design the efficient implementation of the assistance using the analytical tools in the experimental economics rather than the content of the assistance itself. These situations imply the possibilities that the developing countries confront the new crisis or the governance by the global corporation which they have never experienced. This is a crisis because the invisible third parties intervene the governance of the societies in the developing countries.

This crisis may be especially profound in the rural areas. The simplification by conventional agriculture based on F1 (first filial generation) seeds or GM (genetically modified) seeds can erode the bio-diversification the organic agriculture based on indigenous seeds or heirloom varieties have conserved. My concern is the fact that there have been so many people who have local knowledge on the arts of not being governed by “the state” or the global corporations. They have not raise the standard of revolt to “the state” or the global corporations but have kept the subtle relationships with them. They do not have created the autarky in their locality, but have fostered and developed the local knowledge to “escape” from the direct or indirect exploitation by “the state” or the global corporations while often utilizing rich resources in the counter-parts.

The same logic in such ingenious strategies can be found in the way of life for “the hill people” in "Zomia." In the presentation, in the global system, the way of life for “the weak” based on the imperfect closed society can be one of the important counter strategies for them based on some illustrations in organic farming in the Philippines and Japan.

Profiel

Toru Nakanishi

Birth Date: August 1, 1958

Education
1982 Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Sophia University
1989 Graduated from Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo

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

Some Works
“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)
“Comparative Study on Informal Labor Markets in Urbanization Process,” Developing Economies, vol.34, no.4., 1996.
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.
"Organic Agriculture: Alternative Strategy for Sustainable Development," International and Social Studies, University of Tokyo, vol.61., pp.99-121, 2012. (in Japanese)


2013年06月14日

Mr. Aladino C. Moraca and Mr. Ramon C. Uy Docs

Import-Substitution in Manufacturing for Sustainable Agriculture (DIRI Approach)
by Aladino C. Moraca (Executive Director, Ecological and Agricultural Development Foundation), Ramon C. Uy (President, RU Foundry)

Abstract

The concept of import substitution through fabrication and manufacturing of replacement parts for sugar mills was introduced by Mr. Ramon C. Uy, Sr. in 1970s to 1980s. He is the owner of RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation. The initiatives was strengthened when the company started to manufacture machineries and equipment in 1997 to date to support sustainable agriculture and waste management programs and projects.

Import substitution came into the consciousness of Mr. Uy as a means to promote local action to create wealth and push for decentralize development.

Filipinos has a preference of buying externally produced products rather than patronizing the use of locally manufactured inputs. Machineries and equipment needs of individuals or businesses can be produced and manufactured by local suppliers. Inconvenience or lack of information perhaps the reasons why machineries and agricultural inputs in our country are often purchased from the outside.

Approaches of import substitution engaged by RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation in partnership with Ecological and Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc. (EcoAgri) is to produce goods and services such as: safe and healthy food, organic fertilizer and water by adopting appropriate and renewable energy technologies. Products and machineries developed and manufactured are: shredder machine for biodegradable and non-biodegradable (waste management and composting facilities), hydraulic ram pump for water supply (drinking and irrigation), essential oil extractor, windmill for pumping water, post harvest support facilities and other appropriate and renewable energy technologies.

Production and manufacturing of heavy duty, easy to maintain and good quality machineries enhanced the flow of capital and resources in our assisted communities. The efforts played a critical role in achieving concrete results in spreading best farming practices anchored on the principles of sustainable agriculture.

Efforts of RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation and Ecological and Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc. (EcoAgri) adopting the DIRI Model displayed tangible outputs in addressing poverty issues and concerns. Concrete results are: creation of wealth and job opportunities, sustainable livelihood activities in the upland communities, and availability of locally manufactured machineries and equipment which is durable, easy to maintain and environment friendly.

Substituting demand for externally produced inputs with locally produced inputs is still our challenge and part of our advocacy to showcase promising approaches.

Profile:

ALADINO (NONOY) C. MORACA
Block 9, Lot 10, NGO Village, Brgy. Handumanan
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Res. Tel. No. 34 707 4316
Office Tel. Nos. 444-1337/444-3286
Mobile: 09193442115

PERSONAL

Born: June 10, 1969, Barangay Tagukon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines;
Age 44; Height 5’7 ; Weight 172 lbs.; Filipino; Male;
Married; Roman Catholic


International Exposure

• One of the Presenters on best practices on Renewable Energy Technologies/ Appropriate Technology during the World Water Forum 4 (WWF4) held in Mexico City on March 17-21, 2006. The activity was attended by at least 18,000 delegates all over the world.

• One of the Resource Speakers during the NGO’s, Private Sector and Farmers Conference held in Bali, Indonesia on May 09-11, 2006. Topic discussed: Appropriate Technologies Bolster Rural Economy

• Attended the International Expo (Exhibit of Essential Oil Products) held in Hongkong Convention Center last November 17-21, 2006. Introduction and presentation of Lemon Grass Oil Product to the international market was the main objective in participating the activity.

• One of the Presenters during the Innovations Based of Pyramid (IBOP) Conference held in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 10 to 12, 2010. Topic discussed: Turning Natural Wastes into Organic Fertilizer, Cheap and Affordable Fuel for Cooking.


Research Activities

• Inventory of Flora and Fauna in Ilog-Hilabangan Watershed Forest Reserve (2004). Assigned as Team Leader in the conduct of the study. One of the highlights of the study was the identification of sustainable livelihood options for implementation by the LGUs and other stakeholders in the area. The approach was to encourage communities participation and involvement in the protection and conservation of the watershed forest reserve.

• Development and improvement of the Eco-Pump/s as one of the renewable energy technologies popularize by Eco-Agri Development Foundation. Working model has been completed and ready for implementation.

• Improvement of biogas system. EcoAgri Development Foundation, Inc. successfully improved the design of the biogas model which is practical and appropriate for implementation in the rural areas.

• Development and improvement of an Essential Oil Distiller. Successfully improved the design of the Essential Oil Distiller. Installation of the system in one of the upland communities in Negros Occidental is an on-going research project of the EcoAgri Development Foundation, Inc. It is expected that the research project will create sustainable livelihood option of the upland farmers through the extraction of Lemon Grass Oil.

• Research and development activities on best practices on vermiculture/vermicomposting and organic foliar fertilizer production.

WORK EXPERIENCE/S


Executive Director
Ecological and Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc. (EcoAgri)
August 11, 2008 – to date

• Instrumental in the process of transforming at least 6,000 small farmers in the Province of Negros Occidental and in other provinces in the Philippines into a farmer entrepreneur through the promotion and implementation of renewable energy technologies and provision of additional revolving capital and support facilities wherein practices adopted is anchored on the principle and practices of Sustainable Agriculture/Organic Farming.
• Research and development activities lead to the development of an efficient and durable model of Hydraulic Ram Pump, Elephant Pump, Rope Pump, Biogas, Essential Oil Extractor, Rotary Weeder, Windmill for Water Pumping and Mechanical Presser for Eco-Charcoal production.


Technical Consultant
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
April 01, 2013 – to date


Technical Consultant
RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation
August 11, 2008 – to date


Executive Director
Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI)
April 04, 2004 - August 10, 2008

• Instrumental in the process of accessing funds and establishing partnership with the local, national and international institutions which lead to the implementation of various renewable energy development programs and projects of the Foundation.
• Ensures the implementation of programs and projects of the Foundation.
• Developed strategies and approaches to enhance implementation of the projects at the community level and to enhance efforts in mobilizing resources, networking and linkaging activities.
• Facilitates preparation of yearly operational plan, financial plan and human resource management plan for approval by the BOD.
• Involved in the research and development activities on renewable energy technologies.


Professor (Part-Time)
Graduate School of La Carlota City College, Negros Occidental
October, 2001 to March, 2003

Team Member
Multi-Sectoral Alliance for Development – Negros (MUAD-Negros)
March 16, 2001 to May 31, 2001

• Prepare project proposals and project feasibility studies related to potential community livelihood projects implemented in the Protected Area of Mount Kanla-on National Park.


Program Officer
Negros Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
August 01, 1998 - to date

• Facilitate Strategic Planning Sessions.
• Coordinate closely with the Finance Division on financial matters relative to the operations of various Income Generating Projects of the Foundation.
• Report directly to the Executive Director related to income generating projects and resource mobilization activities of the Foundation.
• Manages income generating projects.
• Ensure that monthly target are accomplished with proper use of manpower and resources.
• Regularly conduct monitoring and evaluation.
• Conduct seminars and training/s
• Facilitate preparation of Project Concepts and Project Proposals related to bio-diversity and climate change, enterprise development, health, renewable energy technologies, capability building, sustainable agriculture and agroforestry and genetic resources conservation of indigenous varieties of rice and vegetables for funding to various agencies/institutions. Nine (9) project concepts and proposals prepared were approved by various funding partners or funding agencies.

Local Training Officer
Negros Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
January 01, 1996 to July 31, 1998

• Conduct project assessment and evaluation of the Integrated Capability Building and Linkage Project of the Foundation.
• Evaluates community livelihood projects proposed by the community organizations.
• Facilitate and assist the officers of the community organizations in the conduct of assessment, planning and replanning.
• Facilitate in the conduct of seminars and training.
• Facilitate in the preparation of Training Proposals, Project Proposals, Training Design, Training Modules, Budget Plan, Accomplishment and Terminal Report.

Project Officer
Negros Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
April 06, 1992 to December 31, 1995

• Responsible in implementing the Special Development Project and Sectoral Integrated Resource Access and Distribution Program of Negros Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
• Perform community organizing and development works.
• Conduct assessment, monitoring and evaluation.
• Audit community-based projects.
• Provide technical and community organizing assistance and do net- working with the Local Government Units, Line Agencies and other Non-Government Organizations and Peoples Organization’s.
• Ensures that planned activities properly implemented.


Researcher/Agriculturist
Tuburan Technology and Research Center (TTRC)
June 01, 1990 to March 31, 1992

• Responsible in implementing the Research Program of Tuburan Technology and Research Center on sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology.
• Coordinate with the Finance, Extension and Training Program in conducting and undertaking the research studies.
• Formulate operational budget of the Research Program.
• Provide technical assistance with the personnel in-charge in the demonstration farm.
• Facilitates in the preparation of project feasibility studies, project proposals and training modules.
• Ensures that planned activities properly implemented.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


Eligibility
Licensed Agriculturist with PRC Registration No. 0012606

Graduate of Master in Business Administration (MBA)
University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos (UNO-R)
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
School Year 1998-1999

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) major in Agri-Business
Negros Occidental Agricultural College (NOAC)
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
(1986 –1990)

Secondary Education
Negros Occidental Agricultural College (NOAC)
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
(1982-1986)


Primary and Elementary Education
Brgy. Tagukon, Kabankalan, City Negros Occidental
(1976-1982)

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Dr. Max Maquito, Mr. Aladino, Mr. Uy, and Dr. Medina Docs

Downstream Integrated Radicular Import-Substitution (DIRI): A Model for Sustainable Agriculture from Negros

By Ferdinand C. Maquito, Aladino C. Moraca, Ramon C. Uy, Jose R. Medina*

We shall present the initial results of a survey research of over a hundred small-scale Negrese farmers involved in a social network that we have referred to as the Downstream Integrated Radicular Import-Substitution (DIRI) model. In addition to articulating the DIRI model, the survey aims to analyze the diffusion and effectiveness of technological innovations introduced through the DIRI network and aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture. The radicle of this particular DIRI model is formed from the combination of a corporate entity, RU Foundry and, a civil society organization, EcoAgri Foundation. The technological innovations studied include ram pump, shredder, distiller, vermi-composting, biogas, non-GMO seeds, and marketing of organic produce.

Sustainable agriculture provides a good mechanism for achieving efficiency, equity, and environmental-friendliness. Sustainable agricultural farms are able to achieve yields that could compete with conventional practices, to reduce their use of costly external inputs, and to maintain the health of the ecological environment of the farm. Despite these benefits, however, conventional farming continues to be the prevalent form of farming in the Philippines and the world. This study hopes to shed light on this paradox.

*Assisted by Dante Escarmoso

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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)

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Recarti Q. Galsim, Ramonsito S. Adriano , Bonifacio R.Tuiza, Reynaldo E. Prado and Paul Bayungan Docs

Sustaining Community Initiatives for Improving Water Supply and Sanitation by
Recarti Q. Galsim*, Ramonsito S. Adriano*, Bonifacio R.Tuiza*, Reynaldo E. Prado* and Paul Bayungan**
(*Sitio Silangan Water and Sanitation Association, **Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation-ITN Foundation)

Abstract

The paper reports on sustainability trends resulting from a community-based project in Sitio Silangan, Barangay Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna where PCWS--with support from Baxter Healthcare Philippines--trained four people in early 2013 to build, operate, repair and maintain pilot demonstration units of biogas digester septic tank, rainwater harvesting tank, iron removal filter and biosand filter. The four trainees replicated the low-cost technologies in their community, such that after three months, there were already 3 biogas digester septic tanks, 2 rainwater harvesting tanks, 2 iron removal filters and 40 biosand filters. These low-cost technologies are now being used by community members who have the least financial resources; are most impacted by water scarcity and lack of access to potable water; and lack safe and adequate sanitation facilities. Using these technologies, more and more community residents are now meeting their daily needs for potable and non-potable water, a substantial improvement from just three months ago.

The paper also reports on the Sitio Silangan water and sanitation association (WSA), which was formed by the community to sustain initiatives that have been started. WSA members include all the beneficiaries of the low-cost water and sanitation technologies. The WSA‘s Action Plan includes raising awareness to the rest of the community residents about low-cost water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies for human health, community empowerment and environmental protection. Beneficiaries of the low-cost technologies are raising awareness and sharing knowledge about WASH technologies to the poorest of the poor in their community. Biogas digesters, which serve as sanitation advocacy tools, are being promoted as a means for managing waste and having a steady supply of biofuel for cooking. Rainwater harvesting is being promoted as an alternative water source and a solution to the groundwater depletion, which is already happening in Canlubang and adjacent areas. Beneficiary households monitor the efficiency and performance of the low-cost technologies. In coordination with PCWS, the WSA does the water quality testing on each biosand filter on a regular basis. Learning sessions through innovations and up-scaling of the low-cost technologies are on-going. The WSA has started to receive visitors from other communities and engage in focus group discussions with them regarding improved access to water supply and sanitation. The Sitio Silangan WSA is bound to broaden its knowledge about sanitation systems, and learn more about designing, building and operating a low-cost wastewater treatment for households and communities.

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PAUL L. BAYUNGAN is a Project Officer at the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation - ITN Foundation (PCWS-ITNF). He used to work with the US Peace Corps as Technical Trainer and Language and Culture Facilitator. Paul also worked as Community Extension Officer at the World Vision Philippines; Community Organizer at the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement; and Community Organizer at the National Anti-Poverty Commission. He was previously employed as Rural Sanitary Inspector at the Banaue Municipal Local Government and later as Chief of Staff of the Governor’ s Office at the Ifugao Provincial Local Government. Paul also worked as Chief Administrative Support Staff at the Office of the Regional Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Paul has training on environmental planning; participatory project development and management; language, technical and cultural integration and communication; primary health care, first aid and minor surgery; environmental awareness and education. He also has skills in inter-personal communication; counseling techniques; assessment process; cross-cultural sessions on American-Filipino diversity; and different teaching methodologies and approaches.

Prof. Amparo H. Fabe Docs

The Sustainable Consumption Lifestyle: The Filipino Mall Experience

This paper tackles discuss the malling phenomenon in the Philippines and how it has transformed the consumption culture of a nation. It is important to define the culture of consumption by understanding consumer spaces. As the elements of consumption are internalized by societies, they become cultural signifiers. Consumption in the twenty-first century forms part of identity politics and fills a multitude of niches. Prior to the establishment of the SM Malls nationwide, Filipinos had to travel to a multitude of locations to buy goods and services. Trips to three different shopping districts to buy groceries, clothes and shoes were not uncommon. A simple series of shopping transaction could take several days as one had to visit a number of small, distant shops. In the Philippines, malls now allow consumers to engage in all types of transactions in one location, and have transformed shopping into a one-time affair with less physical effort. Malls have also provided Filipinos with a new recreational geography, encouraged the consumption of “new” technological products such as PDAs and computers, and have made previously-inaccessible leisure facilities, such as gyms and bowling allies, part of mainstream, middle-class life. The paper concludes with the salient typologies of Filipino youth consumption amidst the rise of a consumer society and its impact on social class and gender.

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Amparo Pamela H. Fabe is a UP Diliman trained economist and sociologist. She is a Consultant in Project Finance and Social Marketing. Her specific research interest is in the sociology of conflict and cultural studies. She pursued a Master’s Degree in Industrial Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific, and finished a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics at the UP School of Economics. She has completed graduate studies in the Dynamics of Youth and Terrorism at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Counter-Terrorism in Malaysia. She has written over 40 academic monographs, book chapters and journal articles.

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List of Co-Sponsors

1. Patron Sponsor: Agricultural Training Institute, Department of Agriculture c/o Director Asterio P. Saliot, CESO III (Solicitor: Prof. Rowena Baconguis, University of the Philippines, Los Banos)
2. Patron Sponsor: Kajima Philippines, Inc. c/o COO Fusaaki Kato and CFO Yukio Saito (Solicitor: SGRA Chief Representative Junko Imanishi and Dr. Max Maquito)
3. Major Sponsor: Ma. Esperenza B. Valencia & Associates (Solicitor: Arch. Ching Valencia)
4. Major Sponsor: Daniel M. Briones Construction Ent., Inc. (Solicitor: Arch. Ching Valencia)
5. United Architects of the Philippines, Diliman Chapter (Solicitor: Arch. Steph Gilles)

2013年06月16日

Arch. Stephanie N. Gilles Docs

Evaluating Sustainability of Green Open Spaces in Shopping Malls:
The Greenbelt Park Experience
by Arch. Marie Stephanie N. Gilles, Dr. Grace C. Ramos (College of Architecture, University of the Philippines, Diliman)

ABSTRACT
Green open spaces provide a variety of functions that satisfy human needs: recreation, enhancing the quality of life, improving air quality, ground water storage, climate moderation and flood control. Any attempt to monetize these spaces is challenging since these forms will always possess intangible values that are beyond calculation. A considerable amount of studies have been done on open landscape amenities and their price effects on residential properties, but there is hardly any study available on determining amenity values of green open spaces inside shopping malls, mainly due to varying thrusts of private developers and priorities in space planning.
This paper aims to approximate the amenity values of parks inside malls and evaluate their sustainability, approaching it from the contingent property valuation angle, using hedonic price modeling. Through a case study of restaurants inside malls (interviews and mapping inventory), it will establish the correlation between restaurant distances to park amenities falling under the categories of zoning, rental rates, volume of foot traffic, food quality and park features. It is hypothesized that the retail shops or restaurants located near the parks have a higher probability of ROI (return on investment) despite higher rental fees, based on volume of foot traffic generated by this amenity. To validate this assumption, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is used as a tool in measuring these observations, using Geographically Weighted Regressions (GWR) analysis. Through statistical data software, factor analysis among the variables is performed to determine those that are significant, after which these are entered into a regression analysis to corroborate initial assumptions and hypotheses regarding the inverse proportionality between ROI and zoning/ distance and view to park, i.e. the nearer the shops are to the park, the faster the ROI.
It is the researcher’s hope that, having the parks’ economic viability and sustainability established, it will encourage urban planners and mall developers to allocate more generous portions of green open space, thereby contributing to the general welfare of its users and ultimately enhancing the sense of place and communion with nature.

Keywords: determining amenity values, green open spaces in malls

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2013年06月30日

Arch. Michael V. Tomeldan Docs

SUSTAINABLE CITIES BLOCK
MICHAEL V. TOMELDAN


INTRODUCTION: URBANIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES

Although Manila and Quezon City were cities that were master planned (Burnham Plan for Manila in 1904 and Frost Plan for Quezon City in 1939) in the 20th century, limited resources, lack of political will, and rapid urbanization prevented strict adherence to the plans. As more people populated the city of Manila and the adjacent cities and towns in the 1960s and 1970s, towns in nearby provinces became suburbs that provided the lands to meet the demand for housing and production.

In 1975, Manila, along with three cities and 13 municipalities (mostly from Rizal province) were consolidated to form Metropolitan Manila by virtue of Presidential Decree 940. The National Capital Region (NCR) or Metropolitan Manila has been the premier metropolis in the Philippines ever since. Today, it accounts for about 13% of the national population and 33% of the National Gross Domestic Product. Metropolitan Manila’s lack of urban planning and management, however, have resulted in congestion, lack of open spaces, a polluted environment, poor services, and blighted areas.

The spatial development of Metro Manila evolved into a radio-centric pattern where rapid growth moved outward from its historical nucleus. As the urban population increased, built-up areas from the urban core merged into the urban centers of the smaller peripheral cities and municipalities, leaving very little for metropolitan parks and open spaces. Decentralization is a recognized strategy for stemming the further influx of migrants into Metro Manila as well as equitably distributing economic development to other urban areas in the Philippines. To avoid the ills of Metro Manila, other models of metropolitan development have to be explored for new growth centers.

1. THE METROPOLITAN SUBIC AREA: SHAPING THE FUTURE METROPOLIS
Michael V. Tomeldan

Since the turnover of Subic Bay in 1993, the Philippine government has subsequently converted the former military facility into a free port zone but has struggled for several years to transform it into a thriving logistics hub. In 2011, the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) initiated studies regarding the consolidation of the Subic Bay Freeport and the four municipalities and one city that surround it into one metropolitan area. The Subic Bay Freeport, three Local Government Units (LGUs) from Bataan Province, and three from Zambales province have a total land area of 1,030 square kilometres.

The intent of the metropolitan study is to draft a blueprint for the future physical development of the Study Area by clearly designating areas for development as well as areas for preservation. The planning approach adopted a careful assessment of development threats and potentials through consultations and thematic mapping and analysis. Areas were carefully analyzed so that land uses could be designated as production, settlement, protection, and infrastructure

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Prof. Hans Peder Pedersen

(Sustainable Cities Block)

2. COPENHAGEN: A MODEL OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Hans Peder Pedersen
Copenhagen, which was a harbour city since the 12th century, has so many similarities with the origins of Manila but took an entirely different direction that transformed it into one of the most sustainable cities in the world. In 1947, Danish architects and planners Peter Bredsdorff and Sten Eiler Rasmussen unveiled a visionary structure plan for the Greater Copenhagen Area that became the basis for its future urban development. The Plan was appropriately dubbed the Finger Plan (Fingerplanen), a metaphor which helped illustrate the radio-centric expansion of the city (the palm) along five radiating corridors (fingers). Unlike Metro Manila, however, the areas (wedges between the fingers) were preserved as forests, agricultural lands and recreational areas. The city expanded outward along five main commuter rail lines (“S-Train) while preserving sizable green spaces around the urbanized nodes. Radial motorways were also later laid out in the green wedges. The Integrated Transport System (vehicular roads, rail systems, bikeways) gave the people a lot of transport options that increased mobility. New housing projects were built (with at least 1,000 meters distance from stations) along the suburban railways to accommodate a growing urban population while retaining the green wedges between the fingers.

The Finger Plan has endured for more than 60 years mainly because of a sustained consultative process of reassessment and refinement to address specific areas or new urban development issues. Copenhagen has benefitted a lot from the foresightedness of the Finger Plan and has been recognized consistently as one of the most liveable cities in the world, the most bicycle-friendly, and one of the most environment-friendly cities.

Arch. Armando N. Alli

(Sustainable Cities Block)

3. THE SUBIC-CLARK-TARLAC GROWTH CORRIDOR
Armando N. Alli
The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is a 94-kilometer four-lane divided expressway situated around 90 kilometers north of Metro Manila that connects the Subic Bay Freeport Zone with its 600,000 TEU Container Terminal at Subic Bay in the southwest, the Clark Special Economic Zone with its Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Pampanga, and the Techno Park in Tarlac City in the northeast. The national government recognized as early as 2000 that the Subic-Clark corridor could be the main engine to both regional and national economic growth, having established the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council or SCAD Council to plan for and implement an integrated and coordinated development of the area.
The completed 94-kilometer Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) provides a vital lifeline between three hubs of production and logistics that both government and private sectors are actively pursuing, and which could consequently evolve and merge into a competitive logistics mega-hub in Asia. Aside from boosting the development potentials of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, the Clark Economic Zone, and the techno-park in Tarlac City, the SCTEx has also created opportunities for complementary industries along the expressway. It is in this context that the Subic-Clark-Alliance for Development Council (SCADC), initiated the formulation of a SCAD Corridor Conceptual Land Use Plan (SCoLUP) for the rational and sustainable development or preservation of lands along the new tollway. The Conceptual Plan of the “SCADC Corridor” considers 5 kilometers on both sides of the expressway covering 100,000 hectares in thirteen Local Government Units (LGUs) in four provinces.

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Arch Raymond Andrew Sih

(Sustainable Cities Block)

4. SHARED GROWTH AND SHAPING THE PUBLIC REALM
Raymond Andrew Sih, UAP, LEED AP
Conventional zoning is essentially a legal framework that initiates development and directs the type, density, and location of land use. However, it lacks the specificity to shape the public realm to be more inclusive and sustainable. Innovative and site specific urban design and regulatory tools if implemented properly can achieve more tangible results in the built environment, such as preserving natural environmental features, protecting the unique character of a community, or controlling the kind of development in more detail. The paper discusses examples of urban design and regulatory tools used both here and abroad, the possibilities in their implementation, and how they can directly influence the physical form and performance of development.

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Arch Maria Mynn Porciuncula-Alfonso

Agriculture, in Architecture, in Cities
In pursuit of Sustainable Urban Cities and Landscapes

By 2040, Metro Manila will have a population of 13,788,000 (13.8 M) from 2010 - 11,552,100 (11.6 M) reported by National Statistics Office (NSO). Future urban life will be facing harsh conditions not only from global climate change but from high cost of electricity, transportation and food due to our dependency to diminishing fossil fuel. There is no sufficient land in the rural land for increased food needed , as well as the increased demand for fuel will make the production and transport of these produce to urban land highly expensive.

Presently, for our food supplies, we need to conserve our rural farms and start the renaissance of subsistence agriculture in our land and houses, and commercial agriculture in our public and private land and buildings in the cities. Thus, transporting of food from the rural to urban will be less, less vehicles, less gas, less carbon emissions. Then, abundance of vegetation in the buildings and cities, means less use of energy, cleaner air, fresh food and healthy people.

This paper will demonstrate how edible plants and fruit trees can visually enhance the city landscapes and functionally make food more available. Horizontally, we need to grow plants and trees in plazas, parks, streetscapes, squatter free rivers and esteros, school yards, under overpasses, residential front and back yards and other easements. And vertically, to grow plants in buildings like barangay halls, public markets, low cost medium rise housing, residential condominiums, high rise office buildings in their façade, breezeways, walls and roofs.

The vision of appropriate environmentally balanced cities utilizing vegetation that integrate fresh and healthy edible plants and fruit trees in architecturally and culturally acceptable ways, may provide urban livelihood, cool and comfortable living conditions and energy efficient structures of the future low carbon Filipino urban cities and landscapes.


Keywords : Sustainable Urban Landscapes, Sustainable Cities, Urban Agriculture

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My name is Maria Mynn Porciuncula-Alfonso. I am currently a faculty member at the College of Architecture, University of Santo Tomas (UST), City of Manila, Philippines. Also, I am completing my doctoral studies in Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City, MM Philippines. I took my Master in Tropical Landscape Architecture at UP while my BS in Architecture at UST. My research focus is on developing green, sustainable environments and energy effifient building designs. Formerly, I worked with my Architect husband and son in projects in Metro Manila and other locations in the Philippines.

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J.P. Foyagan, J.D. Toribio, and A.D. Comila Docs

AGRARIAN REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:
THE CORDILLERA EXPERIENCE

JOELYNDA PASTOR FOYAGAN/JANE DELFIN-TORIBIO, PHD./ADELA DAMASO COMILA
DAR-Cordillera/MARO-Kapangan, Benguet/MARO-Buguias-Mankayan, Benguet, respectively

In the third world countries, particularly in the Philippines, the socio-economic, structural and other development interventions are mostly concentrated in the urban areas. Growth in the rural areas are neglected, or in some cases, ignored. Most of the third world countries channel their resources in developing the global cities in order to compete or have equal footing with mega cities in the developed countries.

The Philippines is still an agricultural country with the rural areas as their backbones. Still, 80% Filipinos in the rural areas are living in poverty. It is crucial, therefore, to focus on bridging the gap and sustain the growth in the rural communities to catch up with the fast developing urban areas.

Particularly, the poorest of the poor in the country are the landless indigenous peoples living in highly fragile and vulnerable ecosystems like the Cordillera. This region is home to about 2% of the Philippine population, where 90% are indigenous people collectively known as the Igorots. Though Cordillera is one of the richest in terms of natural resources, the Igorots have limited access to their ancestral lands. Even considered as “squatters of their own land”, the government classified their lands to be under the forest reserves and national parks. However, the evolution of agrarian reform programs had somehow perfected the ownership of at least 220,000 indigenous peoples covering more than 89,000 hectares under its land tenure improvement programs. In recognition, these programs have spurred rural growth in terms of developing the farm-to-market roads, irrigation facilities and other infrastructures, not excluding agricultural and institutional development of the indigenous peoples.

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JOELYNDA P. FOYAGAN is presently the Provincial Coordinator for Abra and Mt. Province of the Department of Agrarian Reform of the Cordillera Administrative Region. As such, she coordinates the speedy and smooth implementation of the Land Tenure Program in the provinces covered. Being the program analyst at the Operations Division, she identifies, validates and prioritizes the landholdings for CARP coverage according to program type and phase of implementation. Among others, she does program planning on land acquisition and distribution of lands in the region as well as assists in the conduct of field investigation and provision of pertinent data for valuation of compensable lands. Aside from that, monitoring of the project is also her task while she conducts information drives and campaign on CARP to walk-in clients of the office.
Born in November 16, 1965 in Baguio City, she spent her elementary up to college education in this premier center of education in the North. She took up Associate in Geodetic Engineering at Baguio Colleges Foundation and graduated Bachelor of Science in Education at the Baguio Central University. Her experiences worth mentioning include her being a Head Executive Assistant to the PARO from 1995 to 2001. Presently, her assignment at the Operations Division of DAR-CAR in Baguio City give her opportunities to be one of the contributors of the Cordillera Agrarian Voice and other DAR News letters and issuances.
For more information, she can be contacted through her email address: joey_foyagan@yahoo.com and her mobile number at 09258080868.

Dr. Jane Delfin Toribio and Mayor Roberto Kalaw Canuto Docs

KAPANGAN INDIGENOUS AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS
IN HARMONY WITH MOTHER NATURE
(KISS-HMN)

JANE DELFIN TORIBIO, PHD., MAYOR ROBERTO KALAW CANUTO
(Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer, Kapangan, Benguet, and Municipal Mayor, Kapangan, Benguet, respectively)

In the beginning, our mother nature was in harmony with its co-creation - the animals, the birds, all the creatures particularly the man. After so many centuries, the earth ultimately changed because of mankind. Today, nurturing of our mother nature became the most popular concerns of men in the world. The present situation is saddening, if not shocking, especially considering the effects of climate change complicated with perplexed problems of all the countries.

Kapangan, Benguet, just a dot in the map of Asia, is still classified as fourth class municipality inhabited by more than 20,000 indigenous peoples. Through the ages, Kapangan takes pride in broadcasting that most people are still practicing indigenous sustainable systems harmoniously with our mother nature. Worthy to mention, their cultures, customs and traditions make people closely knit, happy and peaceful. Their diverse agricultural and environmentally-friendly technologies like natural farming and community-based forest management systems attribute to their simple but firmly-fixed living. Along with these are the other economic activities coupled with their socio-political bearing in their communities led by the exceptionally peaceful and calm political leaders.

In little ways, Kapangan IPs can be said to have helped in the preservation of the creations while building resiliency against climate change and other global concerns. For sure, Kapangan IPs believes that “no Filipino should go hungry in his own native land”. Surely, they do this for our Maker, and in some ways, should also be rewarded.

However, Kapangan’s geophysical and highland characteristics, besides its richness in natural resources turned the municipality as vulnerable and fragile. When neglected or ignored, the indigenous peoples will lost their diversity and harmony.

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JANE PUL-OC DELFIN-TORIBIO is the offspring of Mr. Gavino Apalias Campana and Mrs. Corona Pul-oc Campana of Pasdong, Atok, Benguet, Philippines, born in the happy hearts month of February.
She started her formal elementary education in 1969 and high school in 1976. In 1979, she entered college at Mountain State Agricultural College, now Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet. After four years of struggle, she obtained her degree on Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, major in Agricultural Economics. In addition, her taking up units in Education qualified her to take the Professional Board Examination of Teachers, the Civil Service Sub-Professional and the Professional Examinations given by the Civil Service Commission, all of which she passed.
Six days after graduation in March 1983, she was hired as agricultural researcher of MSAC. In 1984, she joined the teaching force of Atok National High School but short lived for barely more than a year. She searched for a greener pasture and transferred at the Ministry of Human Settlements in 1985. In 1987, the Department of Agriculture hired her as Sociologist and she was one of those who operationalize the Highland Agriculture Development Project (HADP).
Coupled to these experiences, the author had attended and participated in several in-service trainings and seminars while pursuing higher education for professional advancement. These enabled her to pass and garnering 4rth from the top (Top 4) nationwide the qualifying examination for the Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (MAROs) of the Department of Agrarian Reform. With her leadership qualities and other qualifications, she was adjudged as the youngest MARO in the Philippines in 1989 and she is now assigned in the Municipality of Kapangan, Benguet. After hard works and sacrifices especially with the help of his family, she was conferred the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development by the Benguet State University in March 27, 1998. From then and there, these started her invitations and opportunities to act as local consultant and resource speaker on human resource management, community organizing and strengthening, cooperatives and rural development. She once had an opportunity to present her researches on Land Classification and Upland Sustainable Farming Systems in Tokyo, Japan in 2002 through the Asian Productivity Organization, and Barangay Integrated Development Action in Kapangan towards Water Sanitation and Hygiene (BIDA KA WASH) in Thailand through the Sekiguchi Global Research Association (SGRA) in March 2013.

Robert L. Pangod and Mayor Eduardo T. Latawan, Jr. Docs

SAGADA’S COMMUNITY-BASED ECO-TOURISM LEADING TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH


ROBERT L. PANGOD, MAYOR EDUARDO T. LATAWAN, JR.
(Executive Assistant, Sagada, Mountain Province, and Municipal Mayor, Sagada, Mountain Province, respectively)

Nestled in the heart of the Cordillera mountain range in Northern Philippines, Sagada is naturally endowed with natural wonders and unique indigenous culture, which present huge potential for tourism development. For the past two decades, tourist arrivals have consistently increased thereby contributing to job generation and local economic development. Acting on this growth, the national government started investing hundreds of millions of pesos in tourism infrastructures in an elaborate attempt to turn Sagada into a major tourism hub.

This study seeks to examine how the local stakeholders and their leadership are responding to the hasty infusion of capital and fast-moving transformation of the local tourism industry into an extensive economic enterprise. Incidentally, they are innovating on a community-based ecotourism approach that highlights the collective management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining biodiversity, traditional life support systems and cultural integrity. Findings of the study underscore the specific conditions and attributes that elevate Sagada’s tourism industry to what it is today and the systematic techniques that are being put into motion to ensure that benefits from tourism redound to all sectors under an equitable political and democratic structure.

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ROBERT L. PANGOD, 45 years old, resides in Dagdag, Sagada, 2619 Mountain Province. He graduated his Bachelors of Arts, major in Political Science in Baguio Central University in 1990 and took up at least 18 units Master in Public Administration in Trinity College in the early 2001. His special skills include computer operations (MS Office, SPSS, Adobe Premier Pro), film making, indigenous music and environmental theatre arts. A multilingual guy, he can speak several indigenous dialects in the Cordillera, of course not to exclude Filipino and English.
His experiences ranged from being a researcher, research coordinator, community/project development officer, networking and advocacy coordinator of the several special studies and foreign funded projects in the Cordillera before landing as Head Executive Assistant of the Municipal Mayor of Sagada, Mountain Province. To mention some, Mr. Pangod had joined and was part of the Cordillera Resource Center for Indigenous Peoples Rights (CRC-ICR), University of the Philippines-Cordillera Studies Center (UP-CSC), Central Cordillera Agricultural Program II (CECAP II), Caraballo and Southern Cordillera Agricultural Development Programme (CASCADE), Earthquake Rehabilitation Programme (ERP) and Montanosa Research and Development Center (MRDC). These experiences sprung up to the publications of some of his researches and books. Accordingly, he authored the following, to wit: 1) Holok, An Indigenous Pest Management System in Ifugao, 2) Indigenous Irrigation Management: The Lampisa System of Water Distribution among Sagada’s Ipidlisan, 3) Food Security, Agricultural Biodiversity of the Indigenous Peoples: Food Production Issues in Dandanac, and 4) Sugar Consumption Pattern in the Province of Kalinga and the Potentials of Muscovado Sugar.
For more inquiries, Mr. Pangod can be reached through his mobile phone 09999911801 with robertpangod@yahoo.com as his email address.


C.L.Terosa, A.G.Hidalgo, and J.C.Dacanay Docs

Spending Patterns of Filipinos of OFWs:
A Review of Related Literature


Cid L. Terosa, PhD
Senior Economist and Associate Professor
School of Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific


Aurora G. Hidalgo
Senior Researcher
Social Economics Unit
School of Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific


Jovi C. Dacanay
Senior Economist and Faculty Member
School of Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific


Remittances are direct contributions of Overseas Filipinos to the economy. They stem directly from labor migration. As one of the largest labor exporters since the 1970s, the Philippines sends hundreds of thousands of workers to various destinations yearly. Historically, remittances have been rising at remarkable rates. From 2001 to 2011, remittances have grown by 234% or an annual average growth rate of about 12%. Based on the National Accounts of the Philippines from 2008 to 2010, the share of remittances in nominal gross domestic product (GDP) is 13.9% in 2008, 17.6% 2009, and 17.1% in 2010. As share of constant GDP, remittances account for 14.8% of real or constant GDP in 2008, 18.6% in 2009, and 18.1% in 2010.

The objective of this study is to review related literature on the spending patterns of families of OFWs. It aims to gather and review studies on the spending behavior of remittance-recipient households of OFWs. Ultimately, this study aims to establish an empirical foundation for an updated and detailed study of the spending patterns of families of different types of OFWs.

Empirical studies show that OFW households earn, save, and invest more than households without OFW relatives. Based on empirical studies reviewed in this paper, it appears that remittances increase household budget allocation for education, medical care, housing and repair, consumer goods, leisure, gifts, fuel, transportation, communication, household operations, and durable goods. Remittances, however, don’t seem to raise household budget allocation for food eaten outside of the home, tobacco, and alcohol.

Based on surveys, it appears that at least 95% of OFW families allocate more remittances to food, rent, and education. Although surveys show different figures, it appears that at least 60% of OFW families save and at least 85% of these families save in banks. Survey results seem to indicate that more than half of OFW families use remittances to pay medical bills while less than half of OFW families use remittances to pay back loans. OFW households spend more on house and lot, consumer durables, and motor vehicles when economic conditions are good. Conversely, OFW households spend less on the same goods when economic conditions are bad.

Empirical studies imply the need to identify the characteristics or attributes of migrant workers and their families because they have implications on the treatment and use of remittances. Hence, future studies and surveys should identify and analyze the demographic, socioeconomic, psychographic characteristics of OFWs by occupation and geographic origin. Also, empirical studies should determine the demographic, socioeconomic, and psychographic characteristics of OFW families according to the occupation of their OFW relatives and geographic origin.

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Jovi C. Dacanay graduated BS Statistics, MS Industrial Economics and MA Economics and is currently pursuing her PhD Economics. She lectures in Statistics, Social Economics and Research and Thesis Seminar in the School of Economics of the University of Asia and the Pacific. Her research includes industrial organization of health care markets, microfinance, social economics and the economics of film

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2013年07月01日

A.D.Gasmen. R.DT.Baconguis, J.R.Medina Docs

ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATIONS IN THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE – THE CASE OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Andrew D. Gasmen , Rowena DT. Baconguis and Jose R. Medina
(PhD Student, Associate Professor, College of Public Affairs and Development, and Adjunct Professor University of the Philippines Los Baños, respectively)

In recent years, the agriculture sector is faced with rapidly changing context brought about by globalization, exponential growth of information and communications technology, and climate change, among others. Development organizations serving the sector thus need to be innovative in order meet the challenges of the changing times successfully (Rajalahti, 2009).

This paper presents the organizational innovations of government agencies in Negros Occidental in their effort to promote sustainable agriculture, specifically the institutionalization of organic agriculture in the entire province. It describes the context by which the organic agriculture movement has emerged in the province and the innovative responses of government institutions/agencies as organizations to ensure that this movement is well-supported. It also examines the strengths and weaknesses of such initiatives and what further effort maybe done.
The private sector started the organic agriculture movement for several reasons – foremost is people’s knowledge on serious setbacks of conventional agriculture on the environment and on human health. In response, the Government of Negros Occidental collaborated with Negros Oriental to make Negros Island an “Organic Bowl in Asia” through a memorandum of agreement. Innovative responses of the provincial government include development of ordinances to promote organic agriculture and created an institutional mechanism primarily to develop and provide oversight of the Provincial Organic Agriculture Plan. Specifically, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist set up an organic agriculture development program, sponsored organic villages in cities/municipalities, designated an office and a focal person as provincial coordinator, and tapped a field agriculturist in each city/municipality to reach the grassroots.

The city and municipal governments and the national government agencies serving the area have likewise designated their counterpart focal persons whose main function is to coordinate all organic agriculture concerns of their agencies.
Innovative organizational responses are far from perfect. More is needed to meet the provincial goal of 10% conversion to organic agriculture in commitment to the promotion of sustainable agriculture.

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Jovi C. Dacanay Docs

Beyond Needs Gratification: Happiness Economics as Human Flourishing

Jovi C. Dacanay
Senior Economist and Faculty Member
School of Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific


Mainstream economics, as it is known today, aims to maximize happiness through an efficient and effective choice and use of its human and natural resources in order to produce and distribute goods and services through mutually beneficial exchange. There is no certainty, though, that even if an efficient and effective choice and use of natural and human resources has been done that the economic outcomes of a market exchange have made the actors of a market economy, the human person, happy. Happiness is achieved when the human person achieved his/her human flourishing (Sen, 2000), described as self-determination, self-realization, a life of virtue, the pursuit and lived experience of values, happiness, a fullness of life, a certain development as a person and a meaningful existence (Finnis, 1980). Basic human goods and values can be achieved and cultivated only through interaction with other people, through the mutual exchange of benefits, an engagement in society. The result is over-all happiness which can be assessed, evaluated and measured using objective and subjective indicators of well-being.

This paper attempts to provide empirical evidence over such claims. Can economics provide an explanation towards the achievement of human flourishing? The conceptualization of happiness as human flourishing denotes that happiness is seen as the achievement of a life of virtue, a good life, viewed as a goal by the human person or agent. The study aims to achieve the following. First is to describe the relationship between life satisfaction and the gratification of basic needs, using income and the human development index. Second is to empirically verify the effect of the cognitive dimensions of human needs, along with the gratification of basic needs. Third is to explain happiness as human flourishing using objective and subjective indicators of well-being. All objectives would combine the affective and cognitive dimensions of a person’s life evaluation. Supporting literature has been gathered from economics and psychology, and both strands of literature provide, a quantitative assessment of the good life.

Using ordinary least squares and measurements of happiness from the World Values Survey (life satisfaction as contentment) and the Gallup World Poll (over-all happiness), economic variables and constructs of affect and cognition were used to explain happiness as human flourishing. The results show that although happiness is explained by objective measurements of needs gratification, and, subjective variables describing social comparisons, appraisals and affective experience, persons evaluate their life based on information which have an enduring effect. This means that although persons make social comparisons and evaluate life based on their relative perceptions of others, one’s evaluation of happiness is anchored on information which describes or captures life as a whole. Life satisfaction may be evaluated from the angle of contentment for one’s current income situation, one’s level of needs gratification, and later on, one’s capacity to act freely. But a more consistent, stable and enduring evaluation of happiness would persist from an integral notion of one’s income and basic needs, freedom, income inequality and income aspirations all of which can only be achieved and stabilized with time.

Key words: happiness, human flourishing, basic needs, income aspiration, economic freedom

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Jovi C. Dacanay graduated BS Statistics, MS Industrial Economics and MA Economics and is currently pursuing her PhD Economics. She lectures in Statistics, Social Economics and Research and Thesis Seminar in the School of Economics of the University of Asia and the Pacific. Her research includes industrial organization of health care markets, microfinance, social economics and the economics of film

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Rachel Lynn Y. Belandres Docs

Policy Simulation of the Aquino Health Agenda in Expanding Access to Health Services in Selected Regions in the Philippines

Rachel Lynn Y. Belandres
Economist and Faculty Member
School of Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific

The Aquino Health Agenda was developed to address the problems of Filipinos in relation to access to health care services. Because of this, the policies under it should be simulated to determine if they are really pro-poor and cost effective. Thus, this study aims to simulate the effects of two policies under the Aquino Health Agenda, which are upgrading health facilities under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) and expanding health insurance coverage under the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP), in expanding access to health care services, specifically in increasing the number of live births attended by skilled health personnel in Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region in terms of distribution of benefits across income deciles and in terms of cost effectiveness using Benefit Incidence Analysis and Cost Effectiveness Analysis.

When it comes to pro-poorness, expanding health insurance coverage is more pro-poor than upgrading of health facilities in ARMM, Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region. This implies that if the government aims to achieve equity in expanding access to health care services, specifically in increasing the number of live births attended by skilled health personnel in all selected regions in the Philippines, then they should concentrate on expanding health insurance coverage under NHIP.

On the other hand, when it comes to efficiency or cost-effectiveness, expanding health insurance coverage is more cost effective than upgrading of health facilities in Eastern Visayas, while upgrading of health facilities is more cost effective than expanding health insurance coverage in ARMM and Bicol Region. This implies that if the government aims to achieve efficiency in increasing the number of live births attended by skilled health personnel in the Eastern Visayas, then they should focus on expanding health insurance coverage under NHIP. On the other hand, if the government aims to attain efficiency in achieving the policy goal in ARMM and Bicol Region, then they should focus on upgrading of health facilities.

However, it is still highly recommended that both policy options should be implemented by the Aquino administration in the said regions, since they are both complementary with each other. Upgrading health facilities is beneficial in addressing the problem of low accessibility to health facilities of the poor and the physical problems of health facilities. On the other hand, expanding health insurance coverage is essential in addressing the financial problems of the poor in accessing health care services.

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2013年07月02日

Reynic Alo, Jose R. Medina, and Rowena Baconguis Docs

Engaging Smallholder Upland Farmers through
Integrated Crop-Livestock Farming Enterprises (InCLiFE)
(Reynic Alo, Jose R. Medina and Rowena Baconguis)


The decline of sugar industry in the 80’s significantly affected the standard of living of the families in Negros Occidental. This is one of the major factors that increased poverty and malnutrition rate among farm families particularly in upland communities. MUAD, an NGO, has developed a sustainable integrated farming system, dubbed as Integrated Crop-Livestock Farming Enterprises (InCLiFE), to improve the quality of life of upland communities through the practice of organic farming system and social enterprise. InCLiFE is a combination of organic farming technologies guided by the concepts and principles of sustainable agriculture.

The paper presents the experiences of the selected members from two upland farmer organizations in implementing this InCLiFE model in their areas: BISFFA and KGB-AKO. Farmer members from both organizations learned new techniques in doing integrated crop-livestock farming and developed innovations in incorporating organic technologies. BISFFA has developed a profitable farming venture by producing home-based organic fertilizer and utilizing organic inputs in the production process. The introduction of organic technologies among members of KGB-AKO has improved productivity of coffee, banana and other fruits. An innovative strategy of InCliFe was the organization of self-help training groups to manage and showcase integrated organic farming among members. A major activity has been the processing of the organic farm production certification of 90% of the farms of BISFFA with the Negros Island Certification (NICERT). With the certification, farmers will be able to enjoy premium prices for their produce.

The cases of farmer members highlight the positive impact of InCliFe not only to their farm lands, farm management, and farm productivity but also improvement in family relations. Improving organic marketing and upscaling of the project are major challenges that need to be addressed.

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1. NAME : REYNIC S. ALO
2. ADDRESS : #55 Justice Road, NGO Village, Handumanan, Bacolod City 6100,
Philippines Tel. 034-446-7003, cell no. 0918-936-8273
Email add: reynic_alo@yahoo.com

3. DATE OF BIRTH : October 11, 1963
4. NATIONALITY : Filipino
5. EDUCATION : Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Agronomy
Negros Occidental Agricultural College, Kabankalan City,
Negros Occidental - 1984

6. POST GRADUATE : Studied MS Rural Development
Negros State College of Agriculture
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental 2003-2005

: Program for Development Managers
Asian Institute of Management -1997

7. SPECIAL TRAININGS : Value Chain Training for Facilitators and Moderators
German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) January 12-16, 2009, Cebu City

: Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED)- Training of Trainers
German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Department of Trade
and Industry August 25 – 30, 2008, Baybay City and Hilongos, Leyte

: Fund Raising Course
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman-Center for Extension Education,
Malaysia August 2007

11. EMPLOYMENT RECORD AND JOB SUMMARY:
FROM TO POSITION ORGANIZATION
October 1996 Present Executive Director MUAD-Negros
Task: Oversees day-to-day over all operations of the organization, facilitate strategic planning, program and project designing (particularly agricultural enterprise development program), regular assessment of programs and services, prepare and submit network reports. Do resource mobilization, networking and linkage building.

Adela Damaso Comila Docs

CORDILLERA COFFEE INDUSTRY IN
RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANE (CC1-RCC)

ADELA DAMASO COMILA
Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer
Municipality of Buguias and Mankayan

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is the Watershed Cradle of Northern Luzon hosting 12 major river basins. Cordillera is inhabited by 90% indigenous peoples of the total regional population of 1.6M or 1.7% of the Philippine population with 13 major ethnic tribes. Land area is 1.8M hectares, a mere 6% of national land area. It is composed of 6 provinces, two cities, 75 municipalities, and 1,176 barangays. Landlocked and mountainous, it is physically constrained, 70% of land area are above 30% slope with elevation 500 MASL & above. Being a minority, it receives meagre government investments. Despite its constraints, it is known for natural resources, water, minerals, forests, leading to the development of hydropower generation, mining industry, and is food basket of highland vegetables and most sought aromatic coffee.
The Cordillera Coffee Industry is a climate change mitigation strategy in itself through the indigenous practices of production to processing. It is dubbed as “coffee jungles” being planted with mixed crops in “muyongs”, backyards and sloping ancestral lands. The Excelsa, Liberica and Robusta are grown in lower elevation areas while the aromatic Arabica abound only in highland Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province. Production is used to be traditional and for home consumption. However, farmers realized the economic contribution to their household economy. Hence, continued expansions of plantations adopting modern technology are being advocated. Stakeholders – DA, DTI, LGU, DENR, DAR, DOST, SUCs, private sectors like Nestle , Alamid & other processor support in terms of technology trainings, quality planting materials, post harvest facilities, and marketing. In this geographically challenged region, the coffee Industry contributes to triple sustainability bottom lines namely: agri -productivity, farm income improvement, and environment.

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ADELA DAMASO COMILA was born in October 7, 1963 at Pasdong, Atok, Benguet and now resides at FB 120, BSU Compound, Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines 2601. She finished her Masters in Public Administration in Baguio Central University, Baguio City, and obtained Doctoral Units in Rural Development in Benguet State University. Her Bachelors background is on Agricultural Education where she completed this in Benguet State University in 1985.
She is now the Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer of Buguias and Mankayan of Benguet Province after having been the Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer of DAR-CAR, Baguio City. Aside from holding this position in the DAR, she alighted as one of the coffee farmers in the province after she had been trained as trainer on Coffee Technology and Development. She had also been a trainer-facilitator on community development planning using the FSD and PARCIPS approaches under the FAO-TSARRD project with the DAR, trainer-facilitator on Barangay Natural Resource Management Planning as well as Rewards/Payments of Environmental Services (RUPES) and IKSPs. All of these, she had entered into after her various in-service trainings and knowledge acquisition activities.
She can be accessed through her mobile phone number 09297059226 and email address at adellsagada@yahoo.com.

Zadiqueyah J. Hajihil Docs

Initial compilation of verses from the Holy Qu’ran pertaining to
water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Zadiqueyah J. Hajihil
Vice-President, Muslim Students Association, Mindanao State University – Sulu Chapter


An initial compilation of verses from the Holy Qu’ran pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is being done to support the work of nongovernment organizations doing awareness raising campaigns, advocacy efforts and project implementation in Muslim communities in the Philippines. The implementation of sanitation and hygiene campaigns in Islamic communities becomes effective when messages are linked to verses from the Qu’ran. Water is important in the daily life of Muslims as washing is a requirement prior to praying and the performance of other rituals. The initial compilation came about in the hope of starting a groundswell of demand calling for safe sanitation and clean drinking water for everyone in the local context of the community.

Using verses from the Holy Qu’ran is an approach in enhancing the participation of people in Islamic communities affected by conflicts to set WASH targets and goals that could contribute to peace efforts. The compilation is used in focus group discussions leading to community agreements on WASH concerns. With the compilation, madrasah schools could integrated WASH into its teachings. Verses from the initial compilation are also used to push WASH concerns up the local political agenda for prioritization and action. It is hoped that other researchers will continue the compilation and that the findings are presented in an accessible way to create new learning opportunities.

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ZADIQUEYAH J. HAJIHIL is the Vice-President of the Muslim Students Association of Mindanao State University (MSU) in Sulu province. He is a fourth year college student at MSU-Sulu taking up AB English. Zadiqueyah is a student leader and has a post in the executive committee of the MSU-Sulu Student Council. He is also the president of the student organization of the MSU-Sulu College of Arts and Sciences.
Zadiqueyah is actively involved in the Sulu Ulama Council for Peace and Development (SUCPD), where he is the head of the Committee on Youth. He is also a madrasah teacher at the Lambayong Islamic School. His community involvement include volunteering in a nongovernment organization (NGO) working in Sulu province. Zadiqueyah is a member of the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Coalition Pilipinas – Mindanao Chapter.

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Apolonio T. Jimenez, Pedrito Guevarra and Lyn N. Capistrano Docs

Participatory Water and Sanitation Resources Inventory and Assessment in a Rural Community

Apolonio T. Jimenez, Pedrito Guevarra and Lyn N. Capistrano
Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation – ITN Foundation


Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation – ITN Foundation (www.itnphil.org.ph) engages communities in participatory water and sanitation resources inventory and assessment (PWSRIA). The process involves making a map of the locality, doing a transect walk, engaging in focus group discussions and practical analysis with the community. Data obtained from the PWSRIA are used as bases for intervention planning, technology selection and design, and longer-term considerations and recommendations. Findings and other relevant information gathered with the local people are presented in a community assembly, validated and processed in a discussion session. In view of the findings from the PWSRIA, the PCWS-ITNF engineers then present and explain to the community the various feasible water supply and sanitation technology options in the local context to enable the community to make informed choices, undertake collective agreements and make decisions.

The PWSRIA process allows the community to select the most appropriate low-cost water supply and sanitation technology options they would like to implement as their demonstration projects. It leads to action planning and other related activities that will follow. Aside from water supply and sanitation, the PWSRIA is able to tackle with the community deeper issues of change, empowerment and power relations. PWSRIA is part of interrelated activities of a bigger effort combining policy recommendation, awareness raising, capacity building, hygiene promotion, and strengthening partnerships to ensure access to potable water and improved sanitation in a community.

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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.


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2013年07月03日

Grace P. Sapuay Docs

From Rural to Urban: The Plight of Waste-Pickers

Grace P. Sapuay
Environmental Planner/Consultant
President, Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP)
7A South J Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Email: gracepsapuay@gmail.com

Solid waste is an urban phenomenon which has created a new type of employment opportunities that has attracted the rural migrants who come to the city seeking other means of livelihood. Dumping grounds in the cities have such opportunities in waste-picking since this activity requires practically no skill – a job which can easily be done by migrants. Waste-picking offers income opportunities that can be easily done without the need for documents and employers. Unknown to many, this group of workers have become vital to the recovery of recyclables. Yet, they are the least recognized of all workers in the urban setting. All over the world, the waste-pickers survive dealing with waste yet expose their very lives to toxics and diseases which are threats to their health.
In the Philippines, they are responsible for removing tons of recyclables from dumpsites. But there is not much study about who they are, how they live, and what the government does to help uplift their lives. The way they live and survive puts a question on humane treatment to this group of people whose activities are contributory to solving the urban problems in solid waste management.
This study presents the profile of waste-pickers, local situations and conditions of the dumpsites in some selected municipalities in the Philippines. The study aims to present some aspects in the lives of waste-pickers and the issues they face such threat of losing their jobs in the event of dumpsite closures, as well as the opportunities that they can avail if they are given the proper training. The challenge right now is how to upgrade the status of these waste-pickers to certain level of recognition, further improve their livelihood through allied enterprising activities, and provide them the dignity they deserve as agents of solid waste management. This paper endeavours to present these scenarios.

Keywords: Wastepickers, Solid waste management, Rural to urban migration

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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.

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2013年11月08日

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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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
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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


2014年02月08日

Tao Docs

Exec. Dir. Yoichi Tao

Abstract
Empathy and Collaboration: Our Challenge Toward Resurrection of Life and Industry in Fukushima

Looks at the the following 7 challenges in our NPO's efforts to resurrect Fukushima:
Challenge 1 : To know the exact situation of Nuclear Contamination
Challenge 2 : Recovery of Home Land and Farm Land
Challenge 3 : Recovery of Agriculture
Challenge 4 : Recovery of Industry
Challenge 5 : Activities for Health and Medical Care
Challenge 6 : Dispatching Message to the World
Challenge 7 : What is the Resurrection of Fukushima, Iitate Village?
Ends with some thoughts on the "Total System" concept.

Profile
Resurrection of Fukushima , Executive Director
Researcher, Kogakuin University

Born in 1941 in Yokohama City.
He earned a master’s degree in physics (high energy accelerator physics) from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Science in 1967.

In 1979, he established private-sector think tank Laboratory for Innovators of Quality of Life and became its president and CEO. He is also the exhibit/interior systems producer of the Yokohama Science Center and the RAM editor-in-chief for a computer magazine. In 1985, he established Video Techs Center, a joint venture with SECOM, and became its representative director. Since April 1991, he was also the Information Strategy Department director of SECOM. From 1995 to 2005, he served on the board of directors for the same company, and in the meantime, he was also the president of Tokyo Internet KK, the president and CEO of SECOM Information Systems Co., Ltd., Entrust Japan Co., Ltd., SECOM Trust Net Co., Ltd., and the managing CIO/CISO of SECOM Co., Ltd.

He is also the director of Japan PKI Forum, the deputy secretary-general of the Millennium Project/GPKL Systems Exploratory and Management Committee, a member of the Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the chairman of the Partnership/Adjustment Department of JESAP (Japan Electronic Signature and Authentication Partnership), a member of the Office of IT Security Policy, a member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society, and he is on the Information Security Policy Council, the Expert Panel on Technological Strategy, and the Electronic Government Evaluation Committee. The Social System Design Project, Executive Manager.

June 2011, he organized a volunteer group and named “Resurrection of Fukushima”
July 2012, the group certified as a non profit organization by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and he has been the executive director

Publications/Translations:
- “Sekai no Kagakukan wa Ima (update on the world’s science museums)” (Shinkigensha)
- “Video Techs e no Shotai (invitation to Video Techs)” (Shinkigensha)
- “Suchi Keisanho Giron (discussion on numeric calculation method)” (Saiensu-sha)
- “π no Rekishi (history of the π)” (Chikuma Bungei Bunko)

Presentation
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