Tao Docs

Exec. Dir. Yoichi Tao

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.

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

- “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)

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Manila Report Winter 2013

Manila Report 2013 Winter: Bringing the Fight Beyond Japan's Borders
(Max Maquito)

Right after 3.11, I had the chance to write down my thoughts in a SGRA Kawaraban (weekly online newsletter). Amidst an unprecedented disaster, I was moved at the fighting spirit of the Japanese citizens, and the global citizens that came to help, prompting me to write that this crisis is also an opportunity to review the philosophies that was Japan's very own, and to this day she has presented to the world. This "review" that I propose is not the "drastic reform" which, as shown in the lost decades of Japan, was extremely critical even of the good points of the country. What actually inspired me was the review of Japan's aspects that should be protected, in a way that further activates these aspects. The aspects that should be preserved are: the peace constitution, the three non-nuclear principles, and shared growth, which actually is the subject of my research. These could be further activated through: a Japanese Self Defense Force (SDF) that could swiftly and effectively respond to natural disasters; a non-nuclear principle that includes zero nuclear power generation; and a shared growth that extends outside of Japan.

Japan is now embroiled in a domestic struggle about these three review points. This fight is now spilling beyond her borders, and inevitably has reached Philippine shores.

The super typhoon, said to be the world's largest typhoon, that hit the Philippines on November 7, 2013, dealt a heavy blow from which even now the country is still reeling. We are filled with gratitude for the support of many countries. From Japan, we saw the largest deployment for relief efforts in the history of the Japanese SDF to the most severely hit island, Leyte. As is well known in the Philippines, Leyte was actually the island on which Gen. MacArthur led the landing of Allied Forces to fulfill his promise to the Filipinos "I shall return" during the occupation of the Philippines by Japanese forces. No one would have imagined then that a huge contingent of Japanese forces, aimed at protecting the Japanese citizenry, would be landing on the island to help embattled Philippine nationals. In order to ensure the transparency of overseas assistance, the Philippine government on this occasion created a website (Foreign Aid Transparency Hub), which reported (accessed on December 20, 2013) that Japan was one of the top three countries that have committed assistance for this typhoon disaster. The UK was first at US$96 million, Japan was second at US$74 million, and the US was third at US$ 62 million. This generous assistance is very much appreciated considering that Japan is still recovering from 3.11. It seems that his assistance includes "repayment" for the assistance that the Philippines extended to Japan after their big disaster.

In the Philippines, there is a nuclear power plant the construction of which was suspended about 30 years ago by a civil resistance movement. Given that it was suspended, I was imagining that the buildings are now dilapidated, equipment has been sold or rusting, and the grounds have been overgrown with grass. After the SGRA study tour to Fukushima on October last year, I took a look at the recent discussion about nuclear power plants in the Philippines. I was surprised to know that the nuclear power plant is practically new since it enjoyed a maintenance budget all these decades from the Philippine government. On the last day of the Fukushima study tour, I took advantage of the opportunity to ask the Group for Resurrecting Fukushima, one of the co- organizers of the study tour, to lend me their support as SGRA Philippines strives to keep the Philippines a zero nuclear country. Looking further into the matter, I found out that a group of high school students from Fukushima visited the Bataan nuclear power plant. In a newspaper interview, they remarked that the beautiful landscape of the Philippines should not be put at risk by operating the nuclear power plant. Despite the difficulties that the young of Japan have gone through because of the lost decades and the prospect of being burdened with the nuclear program legacy of their country, it is truly praiseworthy to hear such a mature opinion.

Even with regards to my research subject of shared growth, thanks in part to the entry of Japanese firms, the DNA of shared grow is being transmitted to the Philippines. As SGRA Kawaraban readers would know, Japan was able to achieve the "East Asian Miracle" wherein the rapid growth of GDP was accompanied by a reduction in the gap between the rich and the poor. Unfortunately, the Philippines was not able to experience the East Asian Miracle, but through my research, I was able to confirm the existence of the Shared Growth DNA at the level of economic zones, of a group of firms, and of a firm. My research on Shared Growth, which has been shown by Japan as possible, has continued and received much support since the establishment of SGRA. In the early years, I was doing this research through the “Japan’s Identity Amidst Globalization” Team. It was and still is my belief that Shared Growth is supported by Japan’s identity. In order to transmit what I have learned from Japan, I have been holding the SGRA Manila Seminar on an average of twice a year since 2004. The 17th Philippine-Japan Shared Growth Seminar will be held on February 11th (Tues). Those interested, please consult the following link for more details:


But, to think that the fight in these three areas I mentioned is over would be a big mistake.

Due to global warming, climate change will continue to be a problem as it causes various damages that we might not be able to fully predict. An organization like the Self-Defense Force, which could respond systematically while putting the lives of their members on the line, will continue to be indispensable. However, the geo-political situation in East Asia is deteriorating, and even the revision of Japan’s Peace Constitution, which constitutes the basic philosophy for the establishment of the Self-Defense Force, has now become a possibility.

Even after the occurrence of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, the construction of nuclear power plants in the world has not stopped. In the Philippines, there are powerful parties that seek to push the nuclear power option, despite the huge debt that has been repaid, and the power outages cost incurred by the Philippine citizens.

In the Philippines, shared growth continues to be a La Manchan dream. Income distribution remains to be highly inequitable. The country is mired in a “middle income trap”. Compared to the other Southeast Asian countries, the country is not as popular from the point of view of Japanese investors. Whether within or without the country, growth is not shared with the citizenry.

These three struggles are interconnected. A country that is not able to achieve shared growth incurs a more severe damage from natural disasters and is only able to recover slowly. In such a country, the majority of the citizenry would live in fragile residences, and the social infrastructure would be weak. The machinery and savings needed to recover would be very scarce. A country that is not able to achieve shared growth would be weak against a sweetly packaged nuclear option. There has been a lot of cases where even with a citizenry that has said “NO”, nuclear power plants are constructed where there are decision makers that would benefit from it.

These are issues that would be discussed in the February 11th Manila Seminar. Hopefully, this would lead to action that has been thought out.


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


KJCMartin Docs

Kristine Joy Cruz Martin

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.

32 Malasaga St. Pinagbuhatan Pasig City
09151880289/ [email protected]

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

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

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

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)

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)

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DRNelson Docs

Chief Operations Officer Darrell R. Nelson

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.

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”.


ELabuntog Docs

Engr. Ernie A. Labuntog
[email protected]


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.

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.

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GAMabbagu Docs

Assistant Program Director Gregorio A. Mabbagu

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

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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Seminar 17 Materials

List of Abstracts (in order of submission)
Click on the links for more information

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

Maquito Docs

Dr. Ferdinand C. Maquito

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

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
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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CapistranoJimenez Docs

Dir. Lyn Capistrano and Eng'r. Apolonio Jimenez


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.

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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