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2006 Edition

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This handbook is a compilation of programs and services being offeredby government, private sector agencies, academic institutions, micro,small and medium enterprise (MSME) organizations – all gearedtowards the development and promotion of MSMEs. This handbookprovides a brief description of each agency, its objectives, as well askey information on how to avail of its services.

The agencies are grouped according to the prime components relatedto MSME development: technology/production, marketing, training,regulations/incentives, and institutional development.

Directories of government financing institutions, regional and provincialoffices of the Department of Trade and Industry, SME Centers,Business Assistance Centers, and trade associations are alsoprovided.


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PagePrefaceSmall and Medium Enterprise Development Council 1Regional Operations Group 3Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) 8


Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) 13Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) 15Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 20Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) 22Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) 23Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) 25Forest Management Bureau (FMB) 28Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) 31Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) 34Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) 38National Dairy Authority (NDA) 40National Food Authority (NFA) 44Packaging Research and Development Center (PRDC) 46Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) 48Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD) 53Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) 55Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP) 57Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) 59Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC) 62UP-AYALA Technology Business Incubator 65


Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) 69Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) 72Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP) 74Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR) 77Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) 78Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) 80Market Encounter Goes to Manila (MEGMA) Foundation, Inc. 82Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) 84

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Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) 89Center for Small Entrepreneurs, Inc. (CSE) 93Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC) 95Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) 101Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) 103Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) 108UP-Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI) 109


Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) 113Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) 115Bureau of Import Services (BIS) 118Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) 120Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) 123Bureau of Women and Young Workers (BWYW) 125Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC) 126Intellectual Property Office (IPO) 127One-Stop-Shop Action Center (OSAC) 130Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) 132


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 137German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) 138Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 140Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 141Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) 142Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 145Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) 147Philippine Small & Medium Business Development Foundation Inc. (PHILSMED) 150


Government Financing Institutions 153DTI Regional and Provincial Offices 154SME Centers/Desks 163Business Assistance Centers 171Trade Associations 172

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SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT(SMED) COUNCILDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI)3rd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 897.7596 ♦ 890.4968Fax: (632) 896.7916Email: [email protected]

The SMED Council is an interagency body established on January 24, 1991by Republic Act 6977 (and amended by Republic Act 8289), otherwise knownas the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises. The Council is attached to the DTI.

The SMED Council is responsible for the promotion, growth, and developmentof SMEs in the country. It facilitates and coordinates national efforts in SMEdevelopment. The Council is composed of the following:


Secretary of Trade and Industry


Director-General of the National Economic and Development AuthoritySecretary of AgricultureSecretary of Labor and EmploymentSecretary of Environment and Natural ResourcesSecretary of Science and TechnologySecretary of TourismChairman of the Monetary BoardChairman of the Small Business Guarantee and Finance CorporationChairman of the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion BodyRepresentatives from the private sector representing Luzon, Visayas and

MindanaoA Representative from the private banking sector serving alternately among

the Chamber of Thrift Banks; the Rural Bankers Association of thePhilippines; and the Bankers Association of the Philippines

The DTI’s Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) isthe designated Council Secretariat.

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Powers and Functions:

• Recommends to the President and Congress policy matters beneficial forSMEs;

• Fosters an environment conducive to the growth and development of theSME sector;

• Formulates a comprehensive SMED plan to be integrated into the NationalEconomic Development Authority Development Plans;

• Coordinates and integrates various government and private sector activitiessignificant to SME development;

• Monitors and determines the progress of various agencies geared towardsSME development;

• Provides the appropriate policy and framework to help relevant governmentagencies tap local and foreign funds for SME development;

• Promotes SME productivity and viability by way of directing and assistingrelevant government agencies and institutions at the national, regional,and provincial levels;

• Assists in the establishment of modern industrial estates outside urbancenters;

• Reviews government agencies’ existing policies affecting the growth anddevelopment of SMEs and recommend necessary changes to the President;and

• Promulgates implementing guidelines, programs, and operating principlesin support of government policies and objectives of the Act.

For more information on the programs/projects of the Council, write or call theSMED Council Secretariat.

The SMED Council SecretariatBureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development3rd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 897.7596 ♦ 890.4968

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REGIONAL OPERATIONS GROUP (ROG)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Ground Floor, New Solid Building357 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 890.4684/4687 ♦ 896.3302Fax: (632) 890.4685Email: [email protected]

The Regional Operations Group (ROG) serves as the implementing arm of theDTI. ROG aims to foster countrywide development through the various programsand services in the areas of business development and consumer welfare.

ROG operates in 16 regions and 79 provinces nationwide. It serves as DTIfrontliners in providing assistance to investors, exporters, micro, small andmedium-scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs), businessmen in general, andconsumers.

Programs and Services:

1. Business Development

• Business InformationProvides accessible, relevant, and timely MSME information (e.g.,cost of doing business, industry profiles, market profiles, MSMEprofiles, supplier profiles/directories, number of business nameregistration/repair shop accreditation/business license issued)

• MSME Development and PromotionStrengthens support to MSMEs through operation of SME centersand support to SMED Council and conducts information technology-related seminars for MSMEs

• Business Name RegistrationReduces processing time: For NCR, the processing time is 24 hours.For other areas, processing time for online application is 3 days and5 days for those provinces not online.

2. Consumer Welfare

• Improves response time to consumer complaints;• Promotes 100% compliance to fair trade laws by monitored firms;• Conducts training programs/seminars on consumer empowerment;• Conducts consumer education and advocacy;• Organizes consumer groups and strengthens existing consumer

groups; and• Prepares/disseminates information packages

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One Town One Product (OTOP) Program

A priority program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to promoteentrepreneurship and create jobs, OTOP-Philippines encourages the country’sMSMEs to produce and market distinct products or services using indigenousraw materials and manpower.

OTOP Assistance Package:

• Business Counseling• Skills and Entrepreneurial Training• Product Design and Development• Appropriate Technologies• Marketing

ROG Focus Sectors:

NCRArea I Tourism Service SectorArea II Packaging Material for fresh fruits, flowers and

vegetables for export (carton display container)Area III FootwearArea IV Plastic

CARAbra Bamboo-based IndustryBaguio City EducationBenguet Vegetable ProcessingIfugao Tourism Service SectorKalinga Coffee Industry (Raw Beans)Apayao Fruit Processing Industry (Banana, Pineapple)Mountain Province Gifts & Souvenirs Industry

Region IIlocos Norte Meat ProcessingIlocos Sur FurnitureLa Union Antique FurniturePangasinan Processed Milk Fish (Bangus)

Region IIBatanes Fish ProcessingCagayan Wood SectorNueva Vizcaya Food ProcessingQuirino Furniture

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Region IIIBataan Fish ProcessingBulacan Fine JewelryNueva Ecija Fresh Fruits and VegetablesPampanga Meat ProcessingTarlac Mango IndustryZambales Fresh MangoAurora Coffee

Region IV-A (CALABARZON)Cavite Processed CoffeeLaguna Gifts & Housewares/Holiday DecorsBatangas Service SectorRizal Coffee (Raw Beans)Quezon Lambanog

Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)Oriental Mindoro Processed BananaOccidental Mindoro SeaweedsMarinduque Buntal Handloom WeavingRomblon Marble (Tiles, Novelty items)Palawan Fish Processing

Region VAlbay Gifts & Housewares (Abaca)Camarines Norte Formosa Fresh PineappleCamarines Sur Bamboo IndustrySorsogon Green Coffee BeansCatanduanes GTH (Lasa/Tiger Grass)Masbate Aqua-Marine Processing

Region VIAklan LoomweavingAntique Muscovado IndustryCapiz HorticultureGuimaras Lime ProcessingIloilo Bamboo-based ProductsNegros Occidental Gifts & Housewares

Region VIIBohol LoomweavingNegros Oriental Unitown Development (Education Support Service)Siquijor CeramicsCebu Furniture

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Region VIIILeyte Abaca Production and UtilizationSouthern Leyte Vegetable Production and ProcessingSamar Mussel Industry DevelopmentEastern Samar Sinamay Production and UtilizationNorthern Samar Coconut Coir Industry DevelopmentBiliran GTH & Fashion Accessories

Region IXZamboanga City Fish ProcessingZamboanga del Sur Rubber SectorZamboanga del Norte Bottled Spanish SardinesBasilan Rubber Industry

Region XBukidnon High-Value Vegetable Production (Project: Packing

Shed with Cold Chain Capability)Camiguin Tourism Service SectorMisamis Occidental Aqua-Marine Industry (Aqua-Business Center and

Contract Growing with Buy-Back Scheme)Misamis Oriental Handmade PaperLanao del Norte Seaweeds Industry

Region XIDavao City Wood ProductsDavao Del Norte FoodDavao Del Sur FoodDavao Oriental Coconut-based ItemsCompostela Valley Wood ProductsSarangani Fish Processing

Region XIINorth Cotabato RubberSultan Kudarat Palm OilSouth Cotabato Fish Processing

CARAGAAgusan Del Norte Cavendish BananaAgusan Del Sur Wood-based ProductsSurigao Del Norte Fine JewelrySurigao Del Sur Coffee Production

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Add-Ons/Activities in More Developed Provinces

• Trade/Investment Promotion (Conduct of Local/International/Study/Trade/ Investment Missions)

• Productivity Improvement (Conduct of Productivity Trainings/Benchmarking)

• Business Matching Activities

How to avail yourself of these services:

Interested parties may call, write, e-mail, or visit the nearest DTI Regional/Provincial office (see directory).

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BUREAU OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISEDEVELOPMENT (BSMED)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)3rd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 890.4968 ♦ 897.7596Fax: (632) 896.7916Email: [email protected]

BSMED is mandated to develop and promote MSMEs in the country byadvocating policies, programs, and projects addressing the specific needs ofMSMEs in the areas of market access, human resource development, andtechnology upgrading. Being the SMED Council Secretariat, the Bureau isalso tasked to review policies and strategies geared towards MSMEdevelopment.

Programs and Services:

1. Policy Review/Advocacy

• The BSMED, in its capacity as the SMED Council Secretariat, providestechnical support to the Council. As such, the Bureau reviews andprepares position papers concerning policies and issues affecting thegrowth and development of MSMEs in the areas of investment, trade,financing, technology, structural reforms, and regional development.

• The Bureau monitors the implementation of laws affecting MSMEssuch as:

R.A. 6977: Magna Carta for Small Enterprises (as amended byR.A. 8289)

To set the legal and policy framework for MSME development, R.A.6977 or the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises was passed in 1991.This was amended by R.A. 8289 in May 1997. This law mandatesthe government to help MSMEs by creating a conducive businessenvironment; improving access to financing; providing adequatebusiness support; providing training on entrepreneurship and workerskills; providing linkages between MSMEs and large firms; and workingin partnership with the private sector.

Major provisions of the law:* Creation of the SMED Council;* Creation of the Small Business Guarantee and Finance

Corporation (SBGFC); and* Mandatory Allocation of Credit Resources for SME Lending.

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R.A. 9178: Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs)Act of 2002

R.A. 9178, otherwise known as the Barangay Micro BusinessEnterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002, was enacted to encourage theformation and growth of BMBEs by granting them incentives and otherbenefits.

A BMBE is defined as any business enterprise engaged in production,processing or manufacturing of products, including agro-processing,as well as trading and services, with total assets of not more than P3million. Such assets shall include those arising from loans but notthe land on which the plant and equipment are located.

Incentives of BMBEs under the Act:* Exemption from income tax for income arising from the operations

of the enterprise;* Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law* Special credit window; and* Technology transfer, production and management training, and

marketing assistance.

• The Bureau organizes fora and briefings to disseminate informationon MSME laws, and gathers feedback on issues/concerns pertinentto their implementation.

2. MSME Development Programs

• SME Development Plan 2004-2010

The BSMED coordinates and monitors the implementation of theactivities under the SME Development (SMED) Plan. The long-termgoal of the SMED Plan is to significantly increase SMEs’ contributionto the country’s economic growth and social development. Inquantitative terms, this means keeping them apace with theperformance levels of their ASEAN and Asian counterparts in terms ofvalue-added, employment, revenue generation, and sales.

• SME Centers

The BSMED provides policy direction and program support to SMECenters, which are “one-stop shops” that provide information, advisory,and consulting services in the following areas: productivityimprovement, technology upgrading, market information, product andmarket development, trade promotion, financing, and entrepreneurialdevelopment. In addition, the Bureau operates its own SME Centerwhich is located in the BSMED Office.

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• Donor Programs

The BSMED proposes, coordinates, and renders technical support inthe implementation of assistance programs extended by various donoragencies. These programs are aimed at complementing DTI’s ownefforts at promoting the growth and development of MSMEs.

3. Information Dissemination

• Information Materials

The BSMED gathers, prepares, publishes, and disseminatesinformation materials that are relevant to the various needs of MSMEs.These materials include brochures on programs and services renderedby government/private entities to assist MSMEs, primers on startinga small enterprise, and various legislations (e.g., Magna Carta, BMBELaw, among others).

• SME Database

BSMED acts as the repository of a list of MSMEs submitted by theregions from which it generates reports. The reports serve as thedecision support system and basic information source for DTI to monitorthe performance of MSMEs. The reports also identify the specificinterventions DTI can provide to encourage MSMEs growth and fostertheir development as pillars of the local economy. The SME Databaseenables DTI to consolidate and rationalize the assistance that itsvarious bureaus and agencies provide to MSMEs.

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, the academe, professionals, government agencies, and financialinstitutions

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit, call, write or e-mail BSMED.

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Technology / Production

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ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ASTI)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)ASTI Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, Technology Park ComplexU.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 426.9755 ♦ 925.8598Fax: (632) 426.9756Email: [email protected]:

ASTI conducts scientific research and development in the advanced fields ofInformation and Communications Technology (ICT) and Microelectronics.

Programs and Services:

1. Information and Communications Technology Research andDevelopment

The projects and activities carried out under this program focus ondeveloping technologies and solutions that address the requirements ofthe local ICT industry, education, and government sectors. Among theareas are:

• Open Source Computing• IP Network Technology• Grid Computing• Wireless Technology• Advanced Technology Center

2. Microelectronics

This program aims to promote a culture of technology awareness andestablish the design foundation and know-how vital to the Philippines toenter the global market for integrated circuits. It cultivates a skilled workforceadept in IC design work. Specific activities being undertaken includemaintaining a Microelectronics design facility which is open to designers;studying options for design flow using freeware; building IP cores; anddeveloping systems and applications responsive to the needs of the localindustry.

3. Technology Transfer

This program is geared towards effective utilization of R&D results,enterprise development and capability enhancement of industry andacademe. Enhancement of the competitiveness of the local electronicssector particularly the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and capacitybuilding of local Electronics and ICT companies, academic institutions,and government agencies are given priority. Among the technology transfer

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activities being undertaken are technology diffusion and commercializationas well as collaborative/contract R&D.

Who may avail of these services:

Academe, industries, government agencies, and entrepreneurs

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BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY (BAI)Department of Agriculture (DA)Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 926.6883 ♦ 927.0971Fax: (632) 928.2429Email: [email protected]:

BAI is mandated to formulate programs for the development of the animalindustry to meet the needs of the growing populace; recommend policies andprocedures on the flow of animals, meats and meat products and its properpreservation and appropriate inspection; coordinate and monitor Programs,Activities and Projects (PAPs) of livestock and allied industries; and prescribeproduct standards.

BAI’s mission is to “develop and promote livestock and poultry production andpost-production technologies that ensure high quality, affordable, and safeproducts”. It envisions the “development of a vibrant livestock and poultry farmingcommunities and industry sector under diverse, sustainable, and competitiveagricultural production systems”.

Programs and Services:

1. Animal Health Management Division(National Center for Veterinary Service)Phone: (632) 928.2743 ♦ 925.4343

• Promotes animal health and welfare in conjunction with public healthat the national level;

• Formulates programs and policies in the prevention, control anderadication of animal diseases;

• Conducts disease control work and eradication;• Establishes workable disease investigation, reporting and appraisal

in animal disease intelligence network including uniform collation andeconomic evaluation of data and information of disease occurrence;

• Conducts disease surveillance and monitoring as part of early warningsystem;

• Prepares reports of the country’s animal health status to the WorldAnimal Health Organization (OIE) and other concerned internationalorganizations;

• Conducts studies which seek to assess and understand animaldiseases in their environmental and production or farming system inwhich they occur in time and space;

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• Conducts studies to identify cost-effective means of diseasemanagement aimed particularly at small holder livestock producerswith limited access to veterinary services;

• Develops web-based data on-line access to promote products andservices for domestic and international information prototype packages;and

• Delivers technical and other logistics in the implementation of theabove-mentioned activities.

2. Animal Feeds Standard DivisionPhone: (632) 920.1764

• Licensing and registration of animal feeds and veterinary drugs andproducts including manufacturing plants and outlets;

• Issuance of import and export certification and permit for registeredanimal feeds and veterinary drugs and products;

• Inspection of feed and veterinary drug and products establishmentsfor monitoring quality control and safety of products;

• Dissemination of feed and veterinary drugs and products regulation,and industry data updates and developments; and

• Provision of advisory and forum for complaints, regulation leaks, andother industry-related concerns through ‘Kapihan sa AFSD’ held everysecond Friday of the month.

3. Animal Products Development CenterPhone: (632) 293.5489

• Various training on meat processing (selected meat products andsausage manufacture);

• Awareness seminar on slaughtering techniques for pigs and cattle;• Basic course on slaughtering techniques for pigs and cattle;• Intensive course on slaughtering techniques for pigs and cattle;• Meat cutting for pork and beef;• Animal hides and skin improvement;• Leather processing for frog and fish skin;• Animal by-products utilization and animal waste management; and• Technical assistance on slaughtering (pig, cattle, sheep and goat),

meat processing, tanning services, and by product utilization and wastemanagement.

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4. Livestock Development DivisionPhone: (632) 926.8842

• Animal loan or credit facility through conduit rural banks under theMulti-Livestock Development Loan Program (MLDLP);

• Information materials and training on livestock and poultryproduction;

• Frozen semen for beef cattle for artificial insemination;• Training on animal raising (cattle, hog, goat and poultry), artificial

insemination (AI) of large ruminants;• Inspection and registration of gamefowl breeding farms;• Endorsement of accredited livestock and poultry farms to NEDA for

free tax importation; and• Pedigree records and certificate of beef cattle farms and small

ruminants enrolled at the Central Data Management Unit (CDMU)

5. Laboratory Services DivisionPhone: (632) 920.8926

• Testing of feeds and feedstuffs at the Central Animal Feed AnalysisLaboratory;

• Testing of veterinary drugs and other products at the Drug AssayLaboratory;

• Testing for aflatoxin and other mycotoxins at the Aflatoxin Laboratory;• Veterinary biologics quality control testing at the Veterinary Biologics

Standardization Laboratory;• Produce and distribute veterinary products; and• Conduct related researches – Beta-agonist, Growth promotants,

Enzymes, Banned drugs, Drug residues in feeds, and Methodologyvalidation on amino acid analysis.

6. Marketing Development DivisionPhone: (632) 926.6866

• Business policy advisory and forum for livestock and poultry industrystakeholders to air their concerns;

• Feasibility study and project proposal services for those wanting toengage in the livestock and poultry businesses;

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• Issuance of license of livestock handlers and poultry carriers, as wellas their means of transport;

• Price monitoring and dissemination;• Market matching between buyers and sellers of live animals and meat

products;• Establishment of Livestock ‘Oksyon’ Markets (LOMs) in strategic areas

of the country, in order to provide a centralized market with organizedfacilities and weighting scale to achieve efficient marketing of livestockand poultry; and

• Establishment of livestock port terminal market and stockyards indifferent port of the country, to provide temporary holding area orlivestock hotel in order to eliminate the spread of food and mouthdisease (FMD) and other animal communicable diseases.

7. Research and Development DivisionPhone: (632) 920.4769

• Develop and maintain animal germplasm bank;• Development of suitable upgrades of beef cattle, sheep, goats, chicken

and horses;• Development of feeding system and feeding technologies to match

the nutritional requirement of developed upgrades of beef cattle, sheep,goats, chicken and horses;

• Conduct basic and applied research on management and utilizationof grassland resources to support the need of cattle ranchers throughintroduction of improved forage species, integration of livestock inplantation crops and utilization of crop by-products;

• Support commercial ranchers in developing sustainable feed resources;• Provide technical assistance and advice and resource person to LGUs

and NGOs upon requests during training on forage production, feedsand feed resource utilization, breeding management, and animal wastemanagement;

• Produce planting materials available such as seeds, forage cuttingsspecifically Trichantera gigantea as source of feeds for livestock; and

• Provide resource person during seminar and training programs and inthe installation of low-cost biogas system using polyethylene plastictube.

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8. National Veterinary Quarantine Services

• Strengthening Animal Health Management and Biosecurity in ASEAN(SAHMBA) Risk Analysis;

• Strengthening Animal Health Management and Biosecurity in ASEAN(SAHMBA) Animal Health Information; and

• Enhance Website and Electronic Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary Certifi-cate and Information System.

Who may avail of these services:

Livestock and poultry raisers, farmers, and agricultural entrepreneurs, meatprocessors and other interested individuals

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BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES (BFAR)Department of Agriculture (DA)860 Arcadia BuildingQuezon Avenue, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 372.5043/5057Fax: (632) 372.5048Email: [email protected]:

BFAR formulates and recommends plans, programs, and policies for the propermanagement, accelerated development, and proper utilization of the country’sfishery and aquatic resources. It conducts studies and research on variousphases of the fishing industry to serve as basis for policy formulation.

Programs and Services:

1. Aquaculture

• Milk Fish & Shrimps- Commercialization of bangus hatchery technology;- Promotion of bangus fishpen in marine waters;- Intensification of extension service on culture technology; and- Research on disease and environment.

• Tilapia and Carp- Fish Variety Regeneration Program;- Promotion of polyculture methods; and- Management of major inland bodies of water.

• Seaweed - Genetic improvement of Eucheuma sp.; - Stock assessment of seaweed resources; and - Development of farming technology.

2. Marine

• Municipal- Coastal resource management (CRM) research on gears, boats,

and accessories.

• Commercial- Rehabilitation and upgrading of commercial fleet support to fishing

operations in international waters; and- Regulation of net mesh size and management of payaos.

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• Law Enforcement- Monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS);- Coordination of community-based law enforcement; and- Availability of support and communication facilities.

3. Post-Harvest and Marketing

• Strengthening of fish inspection and quality control programs;• Research and promotion of value-added fishery products;• Market-matching; and• Provision of support-marketing services.

Who may avail of these services:

Municipal and commercial fishermen, fish farmers, fish producers, fishpen/fishcage operators, hatchery operators, fish processors, fry gatherers, teachers,students, and researchers

How to avail yourself of these services:

Interested parties may visit, write, e-mail or call the BFAR Central Office or itsregional offices. A formal letter-request is required. In the case of a demo-cooperation, the requesting party must provide data for demonstration.

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BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY (BPI)Department of Agriculture (DA)692 San Andres, Malate, ManilaPhone: (632) 525.7857 ♦ 525.7909 ♦ 524.0779Fax: (632) 521.7650Email: [email protected]:

Laboratory Service Division

Programs and Services:

• Characterizes agricultural crops and its by-products for crop suitability(for food and non-food).

• Conducts microbial analysis to determine fitness of food for humanconsumption.

• Provides technical assistance to small–scale entrepreneurs for theestablishment of pilot scale industries.

• Monitors the safe food supply for the domestic as well as the global market.

• Conducts technology transfer on fruit and vegetable utilization andpreservation through:- Lectures and actual demonstration- Seminar-workshops on fruit and vegetable preservation.

• Participates in fairs and exhibits related to food processing and nutrition.

• Conducts laboratory analysis of different agricultural commodities.

• Conducts pesticide residues/pesticide formulation analysis

Who may avail of these services:

Farmers, individuals, government organizations, NGOs and other interestedclientele

How to avail yourself of these services:

Contact the BPI-Laboratory Service Division at (632) 524.0708 ♦ 525.7388.

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COMMISSION ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONSTECHNOLOGY (CICT)Office of the President (OP)CICT-NCC BuildingC.P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 920.0101 locals 142/150Telefax: (632) 920.7444Email: [email protected]:

Under the EO 269, the CICT is guided by the following mandate: “To foster thewidespread use and application of emerging information and communicationstechnologies (ICTs)”. In the year 2006, these emerging ICTs would include theInternet, Application Service Providers (ASPs), Voice-over-Internet Protocol(VOIP), and other such technologies.

The CICT is also empowered to “assist the DTI in carrying out its functionsrelated to the promotion of trade and investment opportunities in ICT services”.Such services would include business systems planning and education,systems development and implementation, web and application hosting, andother services related to operating a computerized system for an SME.

Programs and Services:

1. Awareness Building Seminar

A one-day seminar aimed at building awareness of the benefits of applyingICT to business operations. Participants who attend these seminars willbe given discount vouchers for the one-week Business PlanningWorkshops. (Note: CICT-Strategic Business Development Group can alsomake the “Awareness Seminar Kit” for agencies and organizations whowould like to conduct the one-day seminar on their own).

2. Business Planning Workshops

A five-day workshop which assists SMEs to:

• Define their businesses more clearly and design a more competitivebusiness strategy;

• Determine the critical ICT, marketing and production capabilities tosupport their business strategy; and

• Develop a cost/benefit analysis to support their planned investment inICT capabilities.

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3. Financing

The CICT has identified partner financial institutions which will providefunding for the ICT investment plans of SMEs that can present a feasiblecost/benefit analysis (produced in the business planning workshop).

4. Implementation Assistance

To ensure quality standards of independent software vendors andapplication solutions providers delivered to SMEs, CICT will establish adatabase and track record of accredited vendors and suppliers.

5. SME Help Desk

To provide assistance for SMEs encountering problems with their ICTapplications or hardware, the CICT will establish a telephone hotline whichwill assist SMEs in resolving their problems.

6. People’s PC Program for SMEs

Low-cost PCs meant to be affordable for SMEs.

7. Community e-Center Program for SMEs

Community-based internet access points for SMEs can be utilized fortransaction processing, training/learning, and other activities (for enterprisesthat cannot afford to purchase their own computers).

Who may avail of these services:

Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises

How to avail yourself of these services:

Interested parties can visit us at the CICT-NCC Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue,U.P. Diliman, Quezon City or call us at (632) 920.7444. We can also be reachedby email at this address: [email protected].

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FOOD AND NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FNRI)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)General Santos AvenueBicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.2934 ♦ 837.2071 to 82Fax: (632) 837.3164Email: [email protected]:

The FNRI, the principal research arm of the government in food and nutrition,is one of the research and development institutes of the DOST. As such, theInstitute pursues the objectives of the National Science and Technology Planfor 2002-2020 (NSTP 2020); the goals stated in the Medium-Term DevelopmentPlan (MTDP); and the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN).

The FNRI is mandated to: (1) define the citizenry’s nutrition status; (2) developrecommendations for improvement of nutrition status; and (3) disseminateresearch findings and recommendations.

Consistent with the above mandate is the FNRI’s vision of optimum nutritionfor all Filipinos, socially and economically empowered through scientificallysound, environment-friendly and globally competitive technologies.

Programs and Projects:

1. Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring

• Nutrition Surveys

Conduct periodic nutrition surveys throughout the country to assessfood intake of the population and to determine the types and magnitudeof nutrition problems and their causes. The surveys are on:

- food consumption- clinical- nutrition economics and statistics- anthropometry- biochemical- nutrition knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP)

2. Nutrition Science and Technology

• Medical Nutrition Studies

Define malnutrition and nutrition-related diseases and their physicaland functional effects, develop and update methods of diagnosis and

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treatment for their prevention and control; establish and update thePhilippine anthropometric clinical standards and develop tools andmethods for use in assessing nutritional status.

• Nutrition Intervention and Policy Studies

Develop and evaluate models, systems, delivery schemes, strategies,and guidelines for nutrition intervention.

• Nutritional Biochemistry Studies

Establish normal nutrient levels and enzyme activities for Filipinos toderive nutrient requirements for maintenance, growth, pregnancy andlactation; determine nutrient bio-availability and interrelationship of foodsin diets.

3. Food Science and Technology

• Nutritious Food Products Development

Improve nutritious food products in terms of nutritional value; packagingand shelf-life with economic returns for domestic and export markets.

• Process Feasibility Study

Evaluate the technical and economic viability of the laboratory-developed technologies/products in semi-commercial or pilot scale;develop technology packages.

• Food Composition and Quality Assurance Studies

Assess and plan food and nutritional management in the home andinstitutions; develop food guides and tools for dietary management;

4. Research Utilization Management

• Nutrition Outreach and Information Dissemination

Conduct media conferences and maintains media liaisons promotingnutrition for print and broadcast; organize scientific sessions/seminars,lecture-demonstrations, broadcast interviews.

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• Nutrition Training

Develop and offer food and nutrition courses in the different R&D areas.

• Nutrition Education Studies

Develop and evaluate nutrition education tools, channels, andstrategies to effect behavioral change of various population groups.

• Printing and Audio-Visual Production

Develop and produce the FNRI Digest, popular annual report, IECleaflets/pamphlets/brochures/handbooks, nutrition exhibits, slides/photos/video and related materials.

• Library Information Processing, Networking and Documentation

Provide services for information acquisition, packaging, documentation,and retrieval; establish information networking; linkages, and resourcesharing; provide reference circulation/readers’ services for in-houseand outside users as well as literature search on local and internationaldatabases.

Science and Technology Services:

• Consultancy Services• Library Services• Food Demonstration (e.g. sanitary/nutritious streetfoods, squash-

based products)• Food Pilot Plant Services (e.g. Technology Business Incubator,

contract research)• Food and Nutrition Analytical Laboratory Services (e.g. nutrition

labelling, food microbiology)• Food Processing Facility Development in the Regions (e.g. institutions,

LGU, industry-based)• Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory Services (e.g. Vitamin A status

assessment)• Diet Counselling/Wellness Clinic• Clinical Nutrition Laboratory Services (e.g. blood chemistry)• Food and Nutrition Databases and Applications (e.g. nutrition surveys,

food composition)• Recipe Development/Sensory Evaluation• Training (Nutrition Training Center)• IEC Materials and Other Publications

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write or call the FNRI.

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FOREST MANAGEMENT BUREAU (FMB)Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 927.4788 ♦ 928.9313Fax: (632) 930.0374Email: [email protected]:

The FMB provides support for the effective protection, development, occupancymanagement, and conservation of forestlands and watersheds. It collaborateswith international and local development organizations in several forestrydevelopment programs.

Powers and Functions:

• Recommends policies and programs for the effective protection,development, occupancy, management, and conservation offorestlands and watersheds, including grazing and mangrove areas,reforestation and rehabilitation of critically degraded forest reservations,wilderness areas and other natural reserves, development of forestplantations, including rattan, bamboo and other valuable non-timberforest resources, rationalization of the wood–based industries,regulation of utilization and exploitation of forest resources includingwildlife, to ensure continued supply of forest goods and services;

• Advises the Regional Offices in the implementation of the above policiesand/or programs;

• Develops plans, programs, operating standards, and administrativemeasures to promote the Bureau’s objective and functions;

• Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of forestry and watersheddevelopment projects to ensure efficiency and effectiveness; and

• Undertakes studies on the economics of forest-based industries,including the supply and demand trends on the local, national, andinternational levels, identifying investment problems and opportunitiesin various areas.

Priority Programs:

• Policy Reforms and Institutional Development• Watershed Land Use Planning• Management Information System (MIS), Information and Education

Campaign (IEC), Research and Development (R&D) Enhancement• Sustainable Management of Residual and other Natural Forest

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• Forest Area Expansion• Biodiversity Conservation• Forest Industries Rationalization and Development• Management of Grazing Lands• Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Criteria and Indicators (C&I) Systems

Development• Community Based Forest Management including Upland Agroforestry



• WB-GEF National Programs for Environment and Natural ResourceManagement (NP-ENRM) Project

• Southern Philippine Irrigation Sector Project (SPISP)• Adoption and Implementation of an Appropriate System Criteria and

Indicators for the Philippines• Forestry Information System• Timber and Timber Products Trade Flow Project• Community-Livelihood Assistance Special Program (CLASP)• DENR-JICA Technical Cooperation on the enhancement of Community-

Based Forest Management (CBFM) implementation in the Philippines• Ulot Watershed Model Forest• Developing Tropical Forest Resources through CBFM (DENR-ITTO

Project)• FMB/DENR JICA Assisted Watershed Database Project


• Certificate of Stewardship• Community-Based Forest Management Agreement• Forest Land Grazing Management Agreement• Integrated Forest Management Agreement• Chainsaw Registration/Authority to Import/Purchase Chainsaw• Ordinary Minor Forest Products Permit• Private Land Timber Permit• Special Private Land Timber Permit• Rattan Cutting Contract

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• Resource Use Permit• Special Forest Land Use Agreement (FLAg/FLAgT)• Socialized Industrial Forest Management Agreement• Transport Document for Wood Products• Wood Processing Plant Permit• Export Authority

Who may avail of these services:

Filipino citizens of legal age, forest plantation developers, upland communities,cooperatives, associations, corporations, indigenous peoples, academe,NGOs, LGUs, other government agencies, international organizations/institutions, timber license agreement holders, private landowners, forest landgrazing management agreement holders, integrated forest managementagreement holders, socialized industrial forest management agreement holders,special land-use lease agreement holders, peoples’ organizations, lawmakers,financial institutions, and other interested parties in forestry and forestry-relatedactivities

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FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTINSTITUTE (FPRDI)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)College, LagunaPhone: (63-49) 536.2360/3630/2377Telefax: (63-49) 536.3630Email: [email protected]:

FPRDI is mandated to conduct research and development on wood and non-wood forest products, transfer technologies, and provide technical servicesand training.

It generates, improves and transfers appropriate technologies and informationon the efficient utilization of forest-based products to enable the local industriesto be more competitive in domestic and global markets, and to benefit thepublic.

The Institute envisions a sustainable forest-based industry that is able to produceeconomically competitive and environment-friendly commodities that willcontribute to the country’s socio-economic development, and simultaneouslysupport the disadvantaged sectors of the society.

Programs and Services:

1. Research and Development

• Material Science

This program generates basic and technological information on woodand non-wood forest products needed for their efficient and judicioususe by the wood-based and allied industries. It develops manuals anddatabase on wood and non-wood forest resources. It also developstesting methods and conducts testing services as well.

• Housing Materials and Construction

The program develops composite products and innovative designs onpre-fabricated shelters, housing components, and utilities made fromwood and other non-wood forest products. It likewise performsevaluation of these designs through destructive and non-destructivetests.

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• Furniture and Handicraft

The program generates information and technologies to broaden theresource base of the country’s export winning furniture and handicraftindustries, and enhance the production of furniture, handicraft, andother related products from industrial tree plantation species (ITPS)and non-wood forest products in the country.

• Handmade PaperThe program focuses on addressing the local handmade paperindustry’s various concerns such as reduction of production cost,improvement of product quality, broadening of raw material base, andincreased production efficiency through the design and developmentof equipment and machine.

2. Technology Transfer

The program directs, coordinates, organizes, facilitates, and implementsFPRDI’s technology transfer and other technical services, projects/activities for the socio-economic benefits of the forest products industrysector and the general public.

• Technology Promotion and Public Assistance

The program conducts activities intended to accelerate adoption andapplication of FPRDI-generated commerciable technologies in theregions and countryside through intensified technology promotion andcampaign. It also establishes, improves, and strengthens FPRDIlinkages with various industry sectoral clients, GOs and NGOs andthe general public.

• Technology Assessment and Piloting

The program conducts continuing assessment of FPRDI-generatedtechnologies to determine their readiness for transfer or pilot-scaleapplication; coordinates conduct of pilot projects or scaled-upapplication of laboratory-tested technologies to establish their technical-economic viability for commercialization; and, provides in-houseassistance in obtaining, enforcing and acquiring patents and exclusiverights of Institute-generated intellectual properties and interventions.

• Technical Assistance and Manpower Development

The program manages the delivery of appropriate technical assistance/technology installation and testing services to various clients from theforest-based and related industries. It develops training modules andcourses and implements industrial manpower training programs.

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• Socio-economics and Marketing

The program determines the social, economic, financial, and marketfeasibility of FPRDI-developed technologies for commercialization, andevaluates utilization of economic resources and the efficiency ofproduction operations of the various wood-based industries. It alsoidentifies strengths and problems of these industries and pinpointspossible areas of research and technical assistance by the Institute.

3. Information and Communication

The program develops and maintains efficient and effective e-governancesystem as a means to enhance the Institute’s delivery of services. It alsostrengthens its linkages with relevant national and internationalorganizations, networks and industries, via internet, publication, andinformation exchange.

Who may avail of these services:

The various forest-based MSMEs, the scientific community, academe,professionals, government and non-government organizations, financialinstitutions and the general public

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit, call, write or e-mail FPRDI.

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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ITDI)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)General Santos AvenueBicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.2071 to 82 local 2182Telefax: (632) 837.3167Email: [email protected]:

ITDI is a multidisciplinary research institute which uses local raw materials,recovers by-products and wastes, and provides technical services to supportlocal industries.

Programs and Services:

1. Research and Development (R&D)

Multidisciplinary applied researches in the fields of industrial manufacturing,mineral processing, energy, and environment, using local raw materials.

2. Technology Transfer and Contract Projects

Transfer of mature technologies with techno-economic viability, from product/process development to techno-assessment to commercialization.

3. Tests and Analyses

Analytical and testing services (chemical, microbiological, physical,pharmological, and toxicological) to industry and government agencies forvarious products and materials.

4. Food Engineering Services

A package of services offered to the local food industry and other institutionsthat provide them with technical assistance to improve product qualityand productivity in their operations, and enable them to comply with stringentSanitary and Phytosanitary System requirements of international tradingunder the World Trade Organization (WTO). Such services include technicaladvice and engineering consultancy on: product/process development andscale up, design and fabrication of food processing equipment, and design,layout and set-up of processing plant

5. Calibration and Metrology

As national custodian for weights and measures, ITDI’s program onmetrology responds to the call for accuracy and traceability in the units ofmeasurement (e.g. mass, length, volume) for product standardization, higherquality and competitiveness of local products, and consumer protection.

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The metrology center also assists in the setting of measurement standardsand in repair and design of apparatus.

6. Process Engineering

This program is a tool to solve production bottlenecks or shop floor problemsand to translate ITDI developed processes into production systems. Throughthis program, ITDI integrates waste treatment systems, safety measures,and process control systems in the process. It also touches on thedevelopment of complex design systems that can be used for a widerange of products or a wide variety of processes in a plant.

7. Post-Harvest Handling/Near-Farm Processing

This provides encompassing solutions to problems on maintaining thequality and extending the shelf life of fresh produce from the time andplace of harvest to the time and place of consumption, with minimumloss, maximum efficiency, and maximum returns to all involved. Processingand marketing problems of seasonal crops are addressed by providingalternative solutions such as developing value-adding qualities to the productto ensure continuous supply beyond the harvest season.

8. Packaging Research and Development

Development and/or improvement of packaging system, implementationof tools of modern and innovative packaging technologies and label designto upgrade the global competitiveness of local products, andinstitutionalizing linkages locally and abroad.

9. Cleaner Production (CP) Assessment

Promotion of cleaner technologies through CP assessment, technicalinformation and training to strengthen the global competitiveness of localindustries.

10. Enterprise Module (EM)/Technology Business Incubator (TBI)

Designed for technologies to spin off from the laboratories to industry.Offers the facility for tenancy to prospective investors while still planningor in the initial stage in setting up their own business, with close supervisionand monitoring of in-house researchers/engineers. Available EMs/TBIs are:fruit juice processing, basi and sugar cane juice production, vinegarproduction using acetator, soap making, glass blowing, bio reactor(biodegradation of ecological solid waste), ceramics production, smokedfish, and virgin coconut oil processing.

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11. Energy Audit

A critical examination of an energy consuming facility to help improveenergy efficiency and productivity by identifying areas where energy wastecan occur and recommend energy saving opportunities. Services offeredinclude audit of complete facility, energy equipment like boilers, dryers,motors and building, technical evaluation of energy conservation projects,and in-house training.

12. Industry Training and Skills Development

Actual hands-on experience on manufacturing and various industrialprocesses, and demonstration/training on various technologies for incomegeneration.

13. Use of Laboratory/Pilot Plant Facilities

Production facilities on a scaled up level for various technologies orprocesses can be availed of by industry such as those on: coconut oilmilling and refining, food processing line (canning & dehydration), andmaterials processing (ceramics, plastics.) (Please see ITDI Pilot Plants/Facilities).

14. Technical Information and Promotion

Documentation and dissemination of information on S&T services,technologies, and other technical inquiry data and promotion assistanceto clients in various media channels.

15. Library Services

A worthy source of in-depth information on the Institute’s major areas ofconcern and allied subjects; a special collection of theses and technicalreports of in-house researches/studies.

ITDI Pilot Plants

Under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)/Contract Project, industries canuse/avail of the services of the following pilot plants/facilities:

1. Food Canning2. Food Dehydration3. Materials Processing (Ceramic, Glass, Plastics, Inorganic Minerals)4. Gasification5. Bioreactor for Solid Waste6. Coco Oil & Rice Bran Oil Processing7. Lab-Scale Two Stage Aerobic and Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment


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8. Food Processing9. Super Activated Carbon (Rice Husk)10. Microencapsulation of Fertilizer/ Enzymes11. Essential Oil Extraction/Refining12. Centralized Hazardous Waste Handling Facility13. Vegetable Oil/Seed Oil Extraction Plant14. Oil Refining System15. Soap and Detergent Plant16. Glass Blowing

Who may avail of these services:

Small, medium, and large-scale industries, government agencies, academicinstitutions (Universities and Colleges), associations/societies, and the generalpublic

How to avail yourself of these services:

Interested parties may write directly to the ITDI Director, or send a technicalinquiry/other information to the Information and Documentation Section.

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METALS INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (MIRDC)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)MIRDC Compound, Gen. Santos AvenueBicutan,Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.0431 to 38Fax: (632) 837.0613Email: [email protected]:

MIRDC is a DOST-attached agency mandated to provide both government andprivate sectors in the metals and engineering industry with professionalmanagement and technical expertise on the training of engineers andtechnicians; information exchange; trade accreditation services; quality controland testing of metal products; research and development; and businesseconomics advisory services.

Programs and Services:

1. Research and Development

• Assists the metals and engineering enterprises through R&D to comeup with improved products, processes and materials, and equipmentprototypes by offering:- Contract Researches- Joint Researches- Prototype Development- Metalcasting Services- Metalworking Services

• Initiates projects that respond to domestic needs and provide supportto other industries.

2. Specialized Industrial Training

• Designs and implements training modules which update Filipinoentrepreneurs, engineers, and technicians on local and internationalmarket demands:- Compendium of training programs covers the following subjects:

Metalworking Technology; Metalcasting Technology; Analysis andTesting; Engineering/Production Planning; Quality Assurance;Productivity; Trainer’s Training; and Setting up of Quality andEnvironmental Management System.

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3. Technical Consultancy and Extension Services

• Speeds up technology transfer by conducting consultancy servicesto improve productivity and product quality; and

• Promotes the development of the metals and engineering industry inthe countryside by putting up regional services and training centers.

4. Technology Business Incubation Program

• Provides developing enterprises with business space equipped withproduction facilities until such time that they can spin off intoestablished and self-operating ventures.

• Services include: business and production spaces; common servicefacilities; technical assistance in the form of consultancy and training;testing and quality control; engineering design services.

5. Analysis and Testing

• Provides comprehensive range of testing and analytical services toassist the industry in ensuring high quality metal products:

• Services include: Calibration (Instrumentation and Metrology);Mechanical Testing; Nondestructive Testing; Metallurgical FailureAnalysis; Corrosion Testing; Chemical Analysis.

6. Information Exchange

• Disseminates the latest information on relevant technologies,processes and markets through industry and sectoral studies;promotion of technologies through website; technical library(cooperating with eLib and SciNET); exhibits; metal products directory;plant tours; newsletters on trends and events; press releases andindustry dialogues.

Who may avail of these services:

Any interested individual or company

How to avail yourself of these services:

Call, write or visit the MIRDC.

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NATIONAL DAIRY AUTHORITY (NDA)Department of Agriculture (DA)NDA Building, BAI CompoundVisayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 926.0733 to 36 ♦ 929.6755Telefax: (632) 926.8847Email: [email protected]:

Created by Republic Act 7884, otherwise known as the National DairyDevelopment Act of 1995, the NDA is an attached corporation of the DAmandated to ensure the accelerated development of the Philippine dairy industrythrough policy direction and program implementation.

NDA envisions to achieve a vibrant local dairy industry providing wholesome,affordable milk to delighted consumers, building a nation of healthier childrenand wealthier farmers through the following mission: (1) Accelerate dairy herdbuild up and milk production; (2) Enhance dairy business through the deliveryof excellent technical services at farm and enterprise levels; (3) Increase thecoverage of milk feeding programs and help reduce malnutrition; and (4) Mobilizebroad support for local milk.

Programs and Services:

• Design credit systems that will provide loans, grants and other servicesas may be required, to dairy cooperatives;

• Assist dairy cooperatives in developing market channels and in negotiatingfor bulk outlets of milk output;

• Promote a nationwide campaign for the development of a local dairyindustry;

• Provide extension support, education and training programs for dairyfarmers and cooperatives;

• Conducts dairy research and development;• Provides support services in the acquisition of basic supplies and inputs

for animal health and nutrition; and• Build up the number and quality of local animal stocks through applied


Dairy Business Entry Programs

1. Save-the-Herd (STH)

This scheme opens an opportunity to expand animal herd and income offarmers who are already into dairying. It is also a good entry point forthose who would like to start a dairy enterprise. NDA buys local born dairyanimal-weaners, heifers- from dairy farmers and disperses these to the

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STH Partner for rearing. The STH contract covers stages before a dairyanimal becomes pregnant. The STH partner takes care of the animal andreceives a 2/3 share of the increase in value of the animal (value at thetime of sale less acquisition cost of the animal), upon its sale at the endof the contract period.

To qualify, interested parties must have a cowshed, source of water andforage and accessible loafing area for the animal. The NDA offers thenecessary technical support like semen, artificial insemination services,drugs and vaccination.

The STH partner may apply with the NDA to continue to take care of thepregnant dairy animal as a regular dairy farmer. The animal will be coveredby a new contract that may be financed under the Quedancor animal loanprogram.

The STH program allows participants to generate income before the animalbegins to give milk. By ensuring cash flows during the pre-milking stage,animal raisers are provided an incentive to save the animal from slaughter.

2. Upgrading and Contract Breeding

The program upgrades native or non-dairy cows by introducing dairy geneticline through artificial insemination (A.I.) with the pure dairy semen. NDAprovides A.I. services and paraphernalia upon acceptance of animal ownersinto the program. Caring for the animals after insemination is theresponsibility of the farmer-owner, while NDA assists in the technicalaspects of animal management. NDA purchases the heifer offspring of theinseminated animals upon the recommendation of its technical team.Farmer-owners get 10% higher than the existing market price of non-dairytype animals. To ensure that offspring can be absorbed under this program,enroll upgrades with the NDA.

3. Palit-Baka

The Palit-Baka Loan Program complements NDA’s Upgrading and ContractBreeding Program. Female dairy crossbreds are distributed to new dairycooperators under the loan-in-kind agreement. Dairy farmers may choosea yearling, heifer, or pregnant crossbred and replace it after five (5) yearswith the higher dairy bloodline. The loan is settled with the replacement.

Under this program, dairy farmers will earn by selling the milk and themale offspring of the loaned crossbred animal. Program partners arediscouraged from selling milking animals and female offspring without NDAclearance.

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4. NDA-Quedancor Loans

If you belong to an association of dairy farmers or dairy cooperative, youmay group yourselves into “self-reliant teams (SRTs)” to avail of this speciallydesigned animal loan facility. The maximum loanable amount is payablewithin five (5) years at eight (8) percent interest per year and a graceperiod of six (6) months. The principal of the loan is paid in cash at the endof the five-year loan term from the proceeds of the animal offspring sales,while the loan interest is paid from the milk sales. Earlier loan settlementunder the accelerated payment scheme increases the chances of gettinganother loan and being included in the priority list of NDA most preferredcooperators.

Minimum requirements for the loan include NDA endorsement, farmresources (barn, feeds and water), and the commitment to care for andregularly milk dairy animals.

Training Modules for Dairy Cooperatives/Entrepreneurs:

Phase 1

• Dairy Orientation Seminar• Educational Tour (Lakbay-Aral)

Phase 2

• Basic Dairy Husbandry Training Course

Phase 3

• Bookkeeping Orientation Seminar• Strategic and Planning Workshop• Cooperative Development• Value Orientation• Integrated Dairy Enterprise and Management Seminar and Planning



• Seminar on Home-based Processing and Milk Screening Tests• Hands-on training on Basic Quality Milk Screening for Milk Quality

Officers• Silage Production Seminar• Production of Molasses/Urea Treated Straw• Demo on Clean-in-Place (CIP) of Milking Machines

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Specialized Training Courses for Cooperative Dairy Technicians (CDTs)

• Basic Artificial Insemination/Pregnancy Diagnosis• Para-Veterinary

Who may avail of these services:

Dairy cooperative, dairy farmer with the dairy animal, private rancher or cattleraiser, government agencies or institutions, NGOs

How to avail yourself of these services:

Here are some steps that a prospective new entrant may follow to get acquaintedwith dairy enterprise:

1. Visit the nearest NDA office in your area.2. Attend a dairy orientation seminar.3. Participate in Lakbay-Aral to a dairy zone4. Visit your local dairy cooperative5. Assess your area in terms of water and feeds sources, grazing area, and

population of breedable animals.

For more details, please contact the NDA.

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NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY (NFA)Department of Agriculture (DA)Matimyas Building, 101 E. Rodriguez Sr. AvenueQuezon City (right across Q.I. and PCSO)Phone: (632) 712.3341 to 54 locals 8221/8921Fax: (632) 712.1110Email: [email protected]:

The NFA is envisioned to be at the forefront in providing excellent neededservices to the food marketing industry towards global competitiveness andcommitted to ensuring food security.

Programs and Services:

1. Regulatory Services

• Issues licenses for the grains businesses specifically those engagedin the following processes: retailing, wholesaling, milling, warehousing,threshing, corn shelling, manufacturing, mechanical drying, importing,exporting, indenting, and packaging; and

• Registers facilities/equipment used in transporting/hauling of palay/rice/corn; poultry/hog raising; and post-production equipment.

2. Industry Standards Services

• Laboratory services• Food Quality Standards Services

3. Business Development and Promotion

• Disseminates relevant marketing information and statistics on the foodindustry, and provides support services to farmer organizations,cooperatives, and grains businessmen.

• Customer Assistance Unit (CAU)• Text-NFA

4. Marketing Programs

• Grains Procurement Program• Grains Distribution Program

- Tindahan Natin- Bigasan ni Gloria sa Palengke- Tindahan ni Pangulong Gloria-Rolling Stores (TPG-RS)- Accredited Individual Retailers Inside and Outside the Market

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5. Marketing Development Program

• Institutionalized Marketing Assistance and Development Program(IMAP)

• Corn Marketing Assistance Program (CMAP)• Young Farmers’ in Agri-Business Program• Corn Free Storage Program (CFSP)• Farmers’ Option to Buy-Back (FOBB)• Palay Negotiable Warehouse Receipt Program (PNWRP)• NFA-owned Post-harvest Assistance Program (PHFA)• Expanded e-Trading Project• Institutionalized Farmers As Distributors (IFAD) of NFA Rice Program• Farmers’ As Importers (FAI) Program• Corn Development Fund (CDF)• Palay Marketing Assistance for Legislators and Local Government

Units (PALLGU) Program• Corn Marketing Assistance Program for Industry Users, Lawmakers,

and Local Government Units (CMAPIULLGUs)

Who may avail of these services:

Interested parties, grain traders, cooperatives, farmers, companies, government/private institutions, research institutions, the food industry, consumers, retailers,residents, all targeted beneficiaries

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call the NFA.

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PACKAGING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (PRDC)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)General Santos AvenueBicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.2071 to 82 local 2271Telefax: (632) 837.7530Email: [email protected]

[email protected]:

The PRDC serves a venue to conduct package research and development,testing, training, and as depository of packaging information, standards andregulations.

Programs and Services:

1. Research and Development

Collaborative R&D in the areas of:• Food Packaging; and• Development of new packaging material.

2. Testing and Analysis

• Physical, chemical and other specialized testing to evaluate packaging;• Protection, performance and compatibility to product;• Shelf life testing; and• Develop testing methods and standards for packaging.

3. Training and Technical Consultation

• Seminars and training for packaging technology;• Assistance in solving technical problems related to packaging; and• One-stop packaging consultancy service.

4. Other Packaging Related Services

• Label design;• Toll/contract packaging; and• Hazard and safety issues such as Good Manufacturing Practices

(GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

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Who may avail of these services:

Food manufacturers/exporters, MSMEs, students, among others.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write or call the PRDC Office. A fee will be charged for services.

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PHILIPPINE COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND NATURALRESOURCES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (PCARRD)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)Los Baños, LagunaPhone: (63-49) 536.0014 to 15 ♦ 536.0017 to 20

536.5896 to 99 ♦ 536.0024Telefax: (63-49) 536.0016 ♦ 536.0132

(632) 837.1651 (DOST Bicutan, Taguig)Email: [email protected]:

PCARRD is a sectoral council under the DOST. PCARRD formulates policies,plans and programs for science and technology development. It is thegovernment arm that coordinates, evaluates and monitors the nationalagriculture and forestry research and development (R&D) program.

Programs and Services:

1. Commodity Information Network (CIN)

The CIN delivers S&T-based information to stakeholders of agriculture,forestry and natural resources (AFNR) sectors through the web tool. It iscomposed of information networks with content build-up focusing oncommodities identified as priorities under the PCARRD Medium Term Plan.One of its information networks supportive to MSMEs is the HORTINET.


The HORTINET is a one-stop-information-site for stakeholders in thePhilippine horticulture industry. It provides knowledge initially onhorticulture products like: fruit (banana, papaya, durian, pineapple,and mango), ornamentals (orchids, cutflowers, and cut foliage), andvegetables (tomato, carrots, and potato). The HORTINET project offersthe following services:

- Technology Information Service provides information orproduction and processing technologies.

- Market Information Service contains statistics on productionarea, volume and yield, number of trees, prices, anexport/import data.

- Directory Information Service provides information on keyplayers of horticulture industries.

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- Research and Development Information Service containsupdates on horticulture projects conducted in the Philippines.

- Bazaar Information Service provides virtual meeting place forinformation exchange through chatting, post messages and ads;provides the latest events.

- Communication Media Service is virtual library of thehorticulture industry.

- Policy Information Service provides government policies andregulations relevant to the horticulture industry.

• Other CINs

- Agricultural Machinery Information Network (AgMachIn)

AgMachIn is an information service that provides links amongexisting information systems on agricultural machinery towardintegration, complementation and information sharing. In addition,AgMachIn provides the added value of networking arrangementamong technical and working people to allow for integration ofactivities to fast track delivery of services and information to targetusers.

- Mango Information Network (MIN)

MIN is an information service designed to take care of theinformation needs of key players in the Philippine mangoindustry. The information services it provides are the following:market, technology, pest, policy, bazaar, and directory.

- Ruminants Information Network (RIN)

RIN is a one-stop-site of information on the ruminant commodity.The commodity includes cattle, carabao, goat/sheep, dairy andfeed resources.

The information service provides link among existing informationsystems on the commodity toward complementation and infor-mation sharing. It aims to fast track the delivery of services, up-to-date data and relevant information to various stakeholders ofthe commodity/industry, such as: industry status, population,supply and demand, competitive advantage, problems of the in-dustry, interventions needed, technologies and publications.

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- Poultry Information Network (PIN)

The PIN is a one-stop-shop of information about the poultrycommodity.

- Swine Information Network (SWIN)

The SWIN is a one-stop-shop of information about the swinecommodity. It provides updated data and information relevant tothe swine industry.

- Agroforestry Information Network (AFIN) and BambooInformation Network (BAMBOONET)

These information networks will be an Internet accessible databasethat will serve as repository of structured data that are in a usableand findable public-shared environment. It will also support,interconnect and share information and facilities among sectorswith common interests. These information networks will serve asan important development tool in enhancing the dissemination ofrelevant and credible information/technologies generated fromvarious local R&D activities.

The information networks have standard information. These sitescontain recent technologies generated and current technologiesutilized, list of significant R&D activities in the past five (5) years,feature articles of the commodities, directory of agencies,professionals involved, policies governing the commodities, list ofrecommended publication, and news and announcements.

2. Techno Gabay Program

The Techno Gabay Program is the PCARRD’s banner program fortechnology promotion and R&D utilization in the AFNR sectors.

The program provides the farmers and other clientele ready access tofeasible technologies for livelihood enterprise development. It provides quickinformation and technology delivery services through its four (4) componentmodalities that complement one another. These interrelated Techno Gabaycomponents are: the FITS or Techno Pinoy; Farmer-Scientist Bureau (FSB)or the Magsasaka-Siyentista; IEC and ICT.

• Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) orTechno Pinoy Center

The FITS or Techno Pinoy center provides information on technologyservice facilities for quick access of farmers, traders, entrepreneurs,MSMEs, and other stakeholders. Through the Center, need-based

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technology information materials are made available in print, video,and e-based formats through the IEC component of Techno Gabay.The technology services provided by the FITS center include technologyfora, clinics, and training programs. Technical assistance on livelihoodenterprise development, market matching, and credit support servicesare to some extent also provided to its clientele.

• Farmers-Scientist Bureau (FSB) or Magsasaka-Siyentista

The technology services are provided by the Center with the supportof the magsasaka-siyentista or MS and the pool of experts from theR&D community

The MS are active participants, enablers, facilitators, or initiators oftechnology development and transfer processes. They are the mainactors of FSB in providing technology services.

• Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Strategies

The IEC component provides relevant information materials, in variousformats (print, video tape, etc.), developed based on assessment ofinformation needs of intended users.

• Information Communications Technology (ICT)

The ICT modality enhances communication and delivery of knowledgeand information. It provides the environment to facilitate informationflow to allow service providers to quickly respond to the clients’ needs.It involves FITS databases on: technologies, experts’ profiles, farmers’profiles, contact firms, trade/production statistics, publications, andvideo materials.

The ICT also aims for web interconnectivity of the FITS centers foreasy exchange of information and technology search in the internationaland global network.

3. The Regional R&D Information System (RRDIS) or the One-Stop-Information-Shop (OSIS)

RRDIS or OSIS is a strategy to institutionalize regional data and informationgathering, processing, synthesis, and integration in support of theIntegrated R&D Program (IRDP). The OSIS offers services such as technicalservices (e.g., networking arrangements/syndication), databases (on R&Dand technologies), production of materials for technology promotion andtransfer, and product demonstrations and product samples.

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Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, farmers, stakeholders in the Philippine horticulture industry

How to avail yourself of these services:

Clients can access HORTINET information services through walk-in visits,telephone, fax, and email. They can also access information from other entitiesconnected to the internet using the HORTINET website:

The RRDIS or OSIS is lodged in each of the 14 regional consortia to provideIEC materials/strategies and ICT-based R&D and technology informationservices at the regional level.

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PHILIPPINE COUNCIL FOR INDUSTRY AND ENERGY RESEARCH ANDDEVELOPMENT (PCIERD)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)Rm. 303 DOST BuildingScience Community ComplexGen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.2926 ♦ 837.3935 ♦ 837.6154 (632) 837.2071 to 82 locals 2120/2121Fax: (632) 837.2925Email: [email protected]:

PCIERD is one of the sectoral planning councils of the DOST mandated toformulate strategies, policies, programs and projects for science and technology(S&T) development; allocate government and external funds for research anddevelopment (R&D); monitor and promote S&T research applications in theindustry, energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors; and generate externalfunds to support R&D undertakings.

Priority Sectors:

The PCIERD undertakes an aggressive application of S&T in harnessing thecountry’s capabilities by providing continuing support to R&D, technologytransfer and information dissemination in the following sectors:

• Construction• Disaster Management• Energy• Environment• Food and Feed• Metals and Engineering• Mining and Minerals• Process• Textile• Transportation• Natural Dyes R&D Program


1. Grants–in-Aid (GIA) for approved research proposals to develop processes,products, equipment prototypes, utilities and services with practical andcommercial applications;

2. Continuing support to scientific and technological services to industry whichinclude testing and quality control services, industrial standards andspecification development, design/production engineering, technical

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management, consultancy, techno-economic studies, construction andfabrication of prototypes;

3. Scholarship grants in applied S&T;

4. Dissemination of S&T information on industry, energy, utilities andinfrastructure;

5. Promotion of research results through the conduct of S&T promotionactivities; and

6. Conduct of lecture/workshop on the preparation of R&D proposals.

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, the academe, professionals, government agencies

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit, call, write or e-mail PCIERD.

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PHILIPPINE TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PTRI)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)General Santos AvenueBicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.2071 to 82 local 2360Telefax: (632) 837.1325Email: [email protected]

[email protected]:

PTRI’s main objective is to help sustain the growth and development of thetextile and allied industries through various technical services, technologytransfer and applied R&D projects geared towards solving the textile industry’sproblem.

Programs and Services:

1. Research and Development

• Natural Fabrics R&D Program• Natural Dyes R&D Program• Silk Industry R&D Program

2. Technical Services

• Physical and Chemical Testing Services• Textile Processing and Consultancy Services• Fabric Weave Design Development• Textile Performance Specification Development• Information Services

3. Technology Transfer

• Industry Skills Training• Educational Tours and Visits• Upgrading of Textile Education• S&T Exhibit Participation• IEC Materials Development

- Publications for sale* Kalamata – Sourcebook of weave designs (Php 900.00/copy)* Hand Book on Pre-treatment and Dyeing of Indigenous Plant

Plant Materials for World Class Products (Php 350.00/copy)

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* Gampol: A Compendium of Philippine Dye-yielding Plants andtheir Textile Application (Php 200.00/copy)

- Publications for Complementary Copy* Human Face of PTRI S&T Interventions, Vol. 1* Samay Bulletin, Vols. 1-5 (technical and semi-technical articles

on textile and related fields)

Who may avail of these services:

Garment manufacturers/exporters, textile-based MSMEs, students, trade testcenters, textile and CDA traders, among others.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Send request to PTRI or visit the PTRI office. A minimal fee will be charged forservices.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN CENTEROF THE PHILIPPINES (PDDCP)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)PDDCP Building, CCP ComplexRoxas Boulevard, Pasay CityPhone: (632) 832.1112 to 19Fax: (632) 832.3649Email: [email protected]

[email protected]:

PDDCP promotes design as a tool for improving the quality and competitivenessof Philippine products. It services the design needs and requirements of SMEs.

Programs and Services:

1. Product Design and Development

Design, development, or improvement of products and labels responsiveto market needs and requirements and manufacturer’s productioncapabilities.

2. Design Research

Acquisition and dissemination of relevant design and market data andconduct of applied research projects to support product developmentactivities of both designer and industry.

3. Design Promotion

Increase awareness and appreciation of design and its use throughexhibitions, seminars, dialogues, and publications.

4. Product Design

Design of a new product, product adaptation, product diversification, orexpansion of existing product or product line.

5. Technology Updating Workshops

Hands-on learning and application of skills on techniques such as finishingto complement product development activities.

6. Design and Technical Information

Information dissemination activities such as seminars on productdevelopment, design trends, and related topics.

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7. Library

Access to design and related information from local and foreign sourcesfor designers and industry.

Who may avail of these services:

Open to everybody but priority given to manufacturers and would-bemanufacturers.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call PDDCP office.

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TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION AND PROMOTION INSTITUTE (TAPI)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)TAPI Building, DOST Compound,Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 837.2936Telefax: (632) 837.6188Email: [email protected]:

TAPI promotes the transfer and commercialization of technologies and marketthe services of other operating units/agencies of the DOST.

Programs and Services:

1. Enterprise Development

• DOST-Academe Technology-based Enterprise DevelopmentProgram (DATBED)

Develops entrepreneurial competencies among students, youngprofessionals including out-of-school youths in selected academicinstitutions and NGOs while at the same time creating incomegenerating projects for the involved institutions.

• Venture Financing Program

Provides funding support for start-up projects prior to full commer-cial loans from financial institutions to accelerate the initial com-mercialization of new technologies.

• DOTCOM Program

Extends financial support to dotcom companies in the Philippinesso that those highly skilled/gifted IT experts can take advantage ofthe growing local e-commerce and favorable world economy.

2. Technology Promotions

• Production of Technology Packages (TECHPACK) Program

Provides financial assistance for the preparation of pre-feasibilitystudies, feasibility studies and business plans for selected technologiesto establish not only the economic viability of adopting/using thetechnology but perhaps more importantly to guide Philippine scientistsin their R&D efforts to further improve the technology.

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• Prototype Development Assistance Program

Provides financial support for the fabrication of commercial prototypesin order to shorten the lag time between development and utilizationof available technologies and invention.

• Pilot Plant Assistance Program

Provides financial and technical assistance for the establishment andoperation of pilot plants prior to full commercialization of the same.

• Investors’ Forum Program

Brings together government and private technology generators,investors, financial institutions and technology adaptors interested instarting or improving technology-based ventures.

3. Consultancy Services

• Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) program

Assists SMEs in the manufacturing sector to attain higher productivity.DOST, through TAPI fields consultancy teams composed of industrialengineers and experts, to provide productivity consultancy servicesto various firms throughout the country.

• Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement(CAPE) Program

Provides consultancy teams to undertake productivity studies forqualified agri-based enterprises.

• Municipal Science and Technology Advisory Program(MSTAP)

Taps academic institutions in the delivery of technology assistance inpromoting technology-based enterprise development in the country-side by tapping academic institutions in the delivery of technologyassistance. TAPI provides funds to cover travel and other incidentalexpenses of experts from selected colleges and universities.

• Science and Technology Experts Volunteer Pool Program(STEVPP)

Provides technology experts for free for short-term technical assistanceto cooperatives, NGOs, LGUs, SCUs, and other interested parties.

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• DOST Technology Training Center (DTTC)

Provides technology training courses to entrepreneurs in technology-based undertakings.

• Science and Technology Fairs

Showcases the latest advances in S&T and features selected firms,research and development institutes (RDIs), college/universities,inventors and institutions/ associations who have made significantcontributions to S&T activities.

• Publication Assistance

Provides financial support for the preparation and production ofinformation materials on technologies and inventions includingprograms and services of DOST agencies.

• Promotion and Information Dissemination

Provides information materials on available technologies, othertechnological developments and inventions. Prepares press releasesand other media exposures of activities involving programs of theinstitute, S&T activities, its clients, and other DOST agencies.

4. Assistance to Inventors

• Tax/Duty Exemptions Assistance• Loan Assistance Program• Testing Analyses• Travel Assistance to Inventors• Accreditation of Inventor’s Organizations• Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Assistance Program

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit, call, write or email TAPI.

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TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOOD RESOURCE CENTER (TLRC)Office of the President (OP)709 CityState Centre BuildingShaw Boulevard, Pasig CityPhone: (632) 637.3712 ♦ 637.4018 to 22

637.4108 to 12 locals 106/108Fax: (632) 637.4119Email: [email protected]:

The TLRC serves the public through the acquisition and promotion of livelihoodskills and information for Filipinos worldwide. A government corporation attachedto the Office of the President, the TLRC operates as a self-sustaining institutionwith minimal subsidy from the national treasury.

The TLRC acts as a facilitator in the active exchange of ideas, information andtechnology to help create new jobs and livelihood opportunities as well asdevelop small and medium-sized businesses. It explores every available meansto cater to the diverse technology needs and demands of marginalized sectors,existing and prospective entrepreneurs, local government executives as wellas business leaders in the countryside.

Programs and Services:

1. Hands-on Livelihood Training

• Regular Courses- Standard training sessions that are open to the public and held in

cooperation with private business partners.

• Institutional Courses- Livelihood training sessions produced in partnership with various

private institutions for a select group of audience.

• Capability Building- Special livelihood training seminars conducted in various

depressed and displaced urban communities at no cost to theparticipants.

2. Multi-media Programs

• Gabay sa Pagnenegosyo - Business guide series that now comprises more than 21,000 titles.

The booklets deal with various aspects of about 6,000 livelihoodand business technologies readily convertible into a rewardingenterprise.

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• Gabay sa Pagnenegosyo (On Video) - In-depth livelihood modules in VCD and VHS formats ideal for

easy mastery of a potential moneymaker.

• Negosyo atbp - A TV talk show aired on NBN Channel 4 on Saturdays 10:30 am

to 11:30 am and on Sundays 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. It focuseson socio-economic issues, business tips, livelihood features,industry profile, information on microfinance and more.

• TLRC Website - The official Internet site featuring TLRC news and information,

schedule of courses and Magnegosyo Fora, featured technologies,special programs, funding sources and more.

• eTLRC - The only electronic library of its kind in the country accessible to

Filipinos anywhere in the world via the TLRC website. It has over15,000 catalogued and searchable publications, more than 7,000downloadable livelihood manuals, a comprehensive investmentprofile of 43 Philippine provinces, and a complete businessregistration guide. Plus a listing of sectoral consultants and marketlinkages.

• Greater Multi-Media Access (GMA) Technovans - Serves as TLRC’s training school on wheels. The GMA Technovans

are equipped with audio-visual facilities to disseminate livelihoodinformation to depressed communities in remote villages.

• TV Segment Co-Productions - Supplemental segments aired within select public service-oriented

TV programs aimed at conveying livelihood information to themasses.

3. Joint Business Venture Development

The TLRC also initiates the creation of joint ventures with industrial andinstitutional partners for the promotion of breakthrough business projects.This set-up was designed to enable investors to pursue business inuncharted technology-based sectors with minimal risk.

4. Technology Livelihood Development Centers (TLDCs)

TLRC assists local government executives develop mini-TLRCs designedto stimulate economic development in their provinces by harnessing itsunique natural and human resources.

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5. Development and Administration of Mini-Industrial Estates

The TLRC also manages Technology Centers or Techno Centers locatedin select areas in the provinces. The Techno Centers were established toattract foreign and local investors in order to stimulate economic activitiesand provide employment in the nearby communities as well as generateforeign exchange for the country.

6. Development and Administration of Mini-Industrial Estates

TLRC provides a networking facility for various players in the technologyand livelihood sectors. The network is maintained for the promotion ofmutual business benefits to technology users, field experts, servicedevelopers, resource suppliers and financiers.

Who may avail of these services:

Practicing and would-be entrepreneurs, students, researchers, individualborrowers, organizations/cooperatives, new or existing small and medium scaleindustries, corporations, LGUs, national government agencies, industrychambers, and cooperatives

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call the TLRC.

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UP-AYALA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATORUniversity of the Philippines and Ayala FoundationTechnology Business Incubator BuildingCP Garcia corner Katipunan AvenueDiliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 928.9344 ♦ 928.9451Fax: (632) 928.7755Email: c[email protected]:

The UP-Ayala Technology Business Incubator or Technopark is a jointexperimental facility on technology development and technology-basedentrepreneurship program by the University of the Philippines and the AyalaFoundation. The partnership seeks to create a community of innovators andentrepreneurs by providing a facility that offers: (1) an IT-friendly environment;(2) access to academe research; and (3) access to IT industry breakthroughs.

This envisioned community is an invitation to locator companies which willbenefit from the interface between business and the academe. The ideaexchange, research and talent interaction will spawn startup businesses orenhance technology-based enterprises that are critical to the economy.


1. The Information for Development Program (infoDev)

The goal of this initiative is to support a group of individual incubators indeveloping countries and promote the growth of a vibrant global network ofincubators and innovators who can learn from each other, support eachother, and work together in creative ways to harness the power ofInformation and Communications Technology (ICT) as tools of povertyreduction, growth, and economic and social opportunity for all.

2. The ASEAN Java Competency Program (AJCP)

The program aims to build up the ICT expertise and capabilities in theASEAN region with emphasis on Java and other related technologies suchas Web services and XML.

The objective of AJCP in the Philippines is to set up the University of thePhilippines as a Java Competency Center, a high level incubating facilityfor small enterprises who want to avail of the following services/competencies:

- Java and Internet Technologies- Open Technologies- Project Management

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- Software Quality Assurance- Technology Research and Innovation

3. Java Education and Development Initiative (JEDI)

JEDI is a collaborative project that aims to make high-quality, industry-endorsed IT and Computer Science course material available for free touniversities and colleges in the Philippines.

With JEDI, teachers will be equipped with the knowledge, skills andresources that will enhance their teaching, enrich the learning experienceof their students and increase the competitiveness of the graduates in thelocal and global marketplace.

Services and Amenities:

• Conference/training room with audiovisual equipment• Business Center which provides high quality laser printing services,

photocopying, fax, internet access and PC usage• Lobby for common use that is ideal for exhibits, product launches,

and other events• 24 hour security and maintenance• Well-lit parking area• Cafeteria• Internal telephone system• Internet connectivity• Dilnet Network connectivity• Recreation facilities (basketball court, dart boards, table tennis, etc.)• Consultancy services (e.g. strategic planning, business development,

IT infrastructure consultancy)

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AGRIBUSINESS AND MARKETING ASSISTANCESERVICE (AMAS)Department of Agriculture (DA)DA Building, Elliptical RoadDiliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 920.2216 ♦ 928.8741 loc. 2140Fax: (632) 926.6434 ♦ 920.4073Email: [email protected]:

AMAS is mandated to facilitate and coordinate the efforts of the Department inall matters pertaining to agribusiness development and marketing activities;collaborate and provide assistance to private sectors, including concernedNGOs and POs, farmers and fisherfolks in marketing agribusiness investmentventures.

AMAS provides business advisory assistance in the form of knowledge productsand marketing services that can help the private sectors in their agribusinesses.

Programs and Services:

1. Market Access/Development

• Market Promotion

Promotes Philippine agri-fishery products in the international anddomestic markets through participation in the local (regional andnational) and international trade fairs and exhibits selling missions.

• Market Matching

Conducts regional and provincial matching activities for producers andbuyers seeking for better markets and sources of traded agriculturaland fishery products.

• Direct Market Linkage Program

Links regional producers directly to the retail wet markets andalternative distribution outlets and institutional markets in Metro Manilaand in major urban centers. The DA provides assistance to producersthrough procurement of their products through the NationalAgribusiness Corporation and Livelihood Corporation (LIVECOR).

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• Congresses/Conferences

Support congresses/conferences of industry stakeholders to addressissues and concerns of an industry and provide industry updates andopportunities to the participants.

• Transport and Logistics Facilities

- Promotes use of Strong Republic Nautical Highway (RORO) FoodHighway

- Implements Foodlane Project with MMDA and LGUs

• Provision of Cold Storage Facilities

AMAS in collaboration with BPRE and proponents implement the chainsystems. It provides cold storage facilities or refrigerated vans toidentified retail markets and alternative distribution outlets through acost-sharing scheme.

2. Agribusiness Information Generation and Dissemination

• Market Research (Market Assessment, Benchmarking andCompetitiveness, etc.)

• Access to Market Information• Presyo Text• Commodity Profiles• AMAS website• Directory of Agribusiness Players

3. Investment Promotion

• Investment Fora• Agribusiness Investment Opportunities Seminar Series (AIOSS)• Investment Promotion Kit• Enterprise Development• Investment Matching

4. Industry Development and Networking

• Institutional Strengthening• Promotion of product standards and quality systems (i.e., ISO, GMP,

HACCP) with the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries ProductsStandards

• Technical and secretariat support to the National Marketing Umbrella

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Who may avail of these services:

Farmers, fisherfolks and end-users (processors, exporters, distributors,consumers) of agricultural and fisheries products

How to avail yourself of these services

Write, call or email AMAS-DA.

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BUREAU OF DOMESTIC TRADE PROMOTION (BDTP)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)2nd Floor, Trade and Industry Building361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 751.3223 ♦ 751.3227 to 29Fax: (632) 751.3224Email: [email protected]

BDTP develops, strengthens and promotes the domestic market for MSMEs.It ensures the rational, economical and steady flow of raw materials to productioncenters and increases domestic trade through effective marketing and efficientdistribution of finished goods.

Programs and Services:

1. Information Build-up

• Builds and maintains databases of information on domestic trade tofacilitate commodity flow and supports market development services;

• Manages and maintains databases of local suppliers of raw materialsand finished products, and large institutional buyers; and

• Publishes the following:

- Trade Associations Directory: an annual publication listing thetrade associations and its member companies in the Philippines.It is a useful tool in stimulating linkages and collaboration amongsuppliers, buyers, contractors and subcontractors of domesticproducts and services.

- Philippine Raw Materials Catalogue: showcases a variety ofindigenous raw materials used in various product sectors e.g.wearables, gifts, holiday decors, furniture and furnishings, andloomweaving.

- Directory of Philippine Raw Material Suppliers: a databaseof indigenous raw material suppliers which serves as a tool to linkthese suppliers with manufacturers, subcontractors, and exporterse.g. abaca, raffia, sinamay and pandan, mahogany and falcatta,prawn and seaweeds, mango and banana.

- Source Book for Food Manufacturing: is published to helpSMEs in the food sector to look for sources of raw materials,supplies, equipment and services for their operation. Finished andsemi-finished products and components are also included.

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- Guidebooks: “Paano maging Supplier ng Supermarket,Pamahalaan, Fast Food at Restaurant Chain, Office and SchoolSupplies Store, Department Store and Hotel at Resort”: a seriesof publications intended to help SMEs market their products tolarge and institutional buyers. Contents include process andrequirements on how to penetrate these markets.

2. Market Development

• Develops, expands, and strengthens trade linkages betweenindigenous raw material suppliers, local manufacturers and traders;

• Provides market matching services;• Identifies new uses of raw materials and semi-processed products; and• Promotes business alliances to expand SME markets.

3. Market Promotion

• Disseminates buyers/suppliers’ directories, raw material and productcatalogues, and other promotional materials; and

• Conducts marketing events (except trade fairs) such as in-storedisplays, showcases, and domestic buying and selling missions.

4. Ensuring Efficiency in Marketing and Distribution of SME Products

• Promotes market consolidation;• Conducts commodity flow studies;• Maps local marketing and distribution channels and advocates

improvements in the local distribution systems; and• Assists buyers/sellers in determining the most efficient distribution


Who may avail of these services:

Raw material suppliers, manufacturers, traders, and retailers

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write or visit the BDTP.

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BUREAU OF EXPORT TRADE PROMOTION (BETP)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)DTI International Building375 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 890.4723 ext. 102, 105Fax: (632) 890.4723 ext. 104Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

BETP is the export promotion arm of the DTI. It provides frontline assistance,information, and specialized consultancy services to all exporters (both potentialand established) as well as the public in general. As the lead agency taskedto develop, promote, and expand export trade, the BETP seeks to enablePhilippine exporters to compete with world-class products and services in theinternational market.

Programs and Services:

1. Frontline Services

• The Trade Information and Assistance Group through the ExportTrade Facilitation Division, serves as the customer/exporter relationspersonnel of the BETP for all export trade-related inquiries. This frontlineteam provides real, immediate, and substantial assistance to existingand potential exporters.

• EXPONETTo minimize the uncertainties of getting started in the export business,the Export Assistance Network (EXPONET) provides assistance onall export-related matters including export procedures anddocumentation, trade complaints, and others.

• Business Matching CenterForeign buyers and local exporters find commonality through thisspecial information service. The center receives inquiries regularly anddirectly from international importers and the Philippine Foreign TradePosts abroad. These inquiries are made available to legitimate localexporters for free.

• On-Line Trade Information SystemTradeline Philippines (, provides tradeinformation through an interactive on-line system. Among other things,this unique service contains export and import statistics, exporters’directory, product and market profiles, and other valuable industrylinks.

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• International Trade Resource CenterA wealth of trade information is available in this specialized library.Ideal for businessmen and the academe, the center holds acomprehensive collection of printed and electronic materials such asbooks and journals on international trade with emphasis on productand market information.

• Communications DivisionBETP clients, particularly members of Business Selling Missions fordispatch to various target markets, may seek the creative and technicalassistance of this group for the preparation of promotional materialsin print or electronic format. Also available for sale are copies of theExporters Manual and Handy Guide to Export.

• Export Trade Complaints CommitteeShould disputes arise between local suppliers/exporters and foreignbuyers, complaint cases may be filed with the BETP through theExport Trade Complaints Committee. BETP has a pool of personnelwho trained with the Makati Regional Trial Court and the SupremeCourt of the Philippines to mediate on export-related complaints.

2. Specialized Consultancy Services

• Market ConsultancyThrough the Market Strategy and Consultancy Group, exporters whointend to penetrate specific markets such as the Americas, Europe,ASEAN, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East may seek the expertiseof Country Desk Officers. These officers assist in formulating marketingstrategies and provide exporters with updated information and othervaluable tools to increase export sales in identified markets.

• Product ConsultancyThe team of Product Officers at the Product Research and StrategyGroup provides assistance to exporters based on the following productcategories of expertise:

- Resource-based commodities- Food and food preparations- Herbal and natural products- Industrial manufactures- Consumer goods- International services- Others

Trade policy issues, as well as updates on research and developmentfor specific products are discussed during consultative meetings withthe Product Officers.

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• Business MissionsExporters wanting to visit a particular target market either for exploratorypurpose or direct sales promotion may join BETP business missions.The Market Officers and the Product Officers specialize in organizingBusiness Missions for dispatch to specific markets.

Who may avail of these services:

Established and potential exporters, domestic entrepreneurs

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, call, or visit the BETP.

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BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE RELATIONS (BITR)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)4th Floor, DTI International Building375 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 897.8292 ♦ 897.8289Telefax: (632) 897.8290Email: [email protected]

BITR pushes for the greater access of Philippine products into foreign marketsthrough bilateral, multilateral, or regional negotiations.

Programs and Services:

1. Consultation Services

Holds consultations concerning tariff and non-tariff barriers of specificcountries that affect Philippine exports.

2. Information Dissemination

Provides information on trade opportunities under preferential arrangementsin the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted by somedeveloped countries like the United States, the European Union, Japan,and those countries involved in the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA)Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT).

3. Trade Negotiation

Negotiates equal, if not preferential, terms of access for Philippine productsin foreign markets.

4. Market Access

Seeks the resolution of market access problems.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, visit, or call the BITR.

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CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXPOSITIONSAND MISSIONS (CITEM)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Golden Shell Pavilion, Roxas Boulevardcor. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay CityPhone: (632) 832.3956 ♦ 831.2201 to 09 (trunkline)Fax: (632) 832.3965 ♦ 834.0177Email: [email protected]:

CITEM helps exporters develop their core competencies in the areas ofmarketing, promotion, and capability-building.

Programs and Services:

1. Trade Fairs

• Organizes local trade fairs such as e-Services Philippines, ManilaF.A.M.E. International (April & October), International Food Exhibition(IFEX), Bio Search, Industry Link, and National Trade Fair; and

• Organizes international trade fair participation in major markets forpriority revenue streams.

2. Trade Missions/Other Promotional Activities

• Organizes outbound trade missions in emerging markets for priorityrevenue streams;

• Organizes inbound trade missions for locally-organized trade fairs;and

• Undertake other consumer-level promotion such as in-store promotions,food festivals, specialized exhibitions, and special product display.

3. Business Matching

• Undertakes an internet-based promotional program through its CatalogOnline Program ( The program isa virtual showroom that aims to forge link between exporters and buyersworldwide; and

• Handles trade inquiries and business matching activities throughCITEM’s Trade Opportunity Program (CTOP).

4. Technical and Export Marketing Assistance

Coordinates industry development programs such as: TransformationProject; Promotion of Design Services; Organic Industry Development

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Program; Partner Region Program; and Merchandise and DesignConsultancy Program.

5. Information Services

Provides information services through internet and library facilities.

6. Awards for Excellence

Administers the biennial Golden Shell Awards for outstanding exporters inthe fields of manufacturing, marketing, and design.

How to avail yourself of these services:

CITEM clients must comply with the following pre-qualification requirementsto avail of CITEM’s services, particularly participation in locally-held trade fairs:

1. The applicant must have at least one year direct export experience andpreferably in business for at least two years;

2. A trade association accredited with CITEM must endorse the applicant;

3. The applicant must have available promotional collateral appropriate forthe international market, e.g., company brochures, catalogues, or productsheets with pictures and price list, and actual product samples with F.O.B.price for inspection;

4. The applicant must have no valid complaint against it filed with CITEM orany DTI Offices;

5. The applicant must be duly registered with the Department of Trade andIndustry (DTI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau ofInternal Revenue (BIR), and in the city or municipality where the businessoperates;

6. Acceptance of new applicants is also based on the following criteria:production, management, and product quality;

7. New companies with products that are deemed with potential but needfurther merchandise development are referred to Product Development andDesign Center of the Philippines (PDDCP); and

8. New companies also have to undergo export training at the PhilippineTrade Training Center (PTTC).

Companies wishing to join an international trade fair must at least have joineda locally-held CITEM-organized trade fair for initial market exposure.

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FOREIGN TRADE SERVICE CORPS (FTSC)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)3rd Floor, DTI International Building375 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone : (632) 897.9659 ♦ 897.9661 ♦ 897.9672Fax : (632) 890.5073Email : [email protected]

FTSC promotes export of Philippine products and services in the world marketand promote inward foreign investments through various support activities andcommercial intelligence work.

Programs and Services:

1. Trade Promotion

• Explores and develops the potential of Philippine products and servicesin overseas markets and facilitates in matching of Philippine productsin different markets abroad.

• Identifies trade or business opportunities and provide direct support tooverseas trade and investment promotional programs organized byboth the government and the private sectors.

• Conducts trade promotion activities such as in-store promotions,catalogue shows and campaign among foreign businessmen to visitthe Philippines while developing contacts and network among individualforeign buyers and trade organizations.

2. Investment Promotion

• Identifies potential and prospective investors (including potentialOverseas Filipino Investors) and provide them investment advice andcounseling.

• Organizes investment missions to the Philippines and conductinvestment opportunities seminars and/or briefings to host country’stop businessmen, and members of trade/industry associations andchambers of commerce.

3. Commercial Intelligence

• Gathers and monitors the commercial, industrial and general economicconditions affecting Philippine products in export markets.

• Conducts market research for specific Philippine products and monitordevelopments and changes in host countries’ trade rules andregulations.

• Provides commercial intelligence to government and industry sectors,including SME in the regions through the Market Knowledge TransferProgram.

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4. Trade Negotiations

Assists Philippine businessmen in handling/settling trade complaintsagainst foreign firms and governments as well as in bilateral and multilateraltrade and economic negotiations.

5. Services to Overseas Filipinos

Provide information and advise to potential Overseas Filipinos.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, visit, or call FTSC or any of our 26 Philippine Trade and InvestmentCenters (PITCs) in 19 countries worldwide.

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MARKET ENCOUNTER GOES TO MANILA (MEGMA) FOUNDATION, INC.3rd Floor Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil. J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 897.7596 ♦ 890.5333 local 331Fax: (632) 896.7916

MEGMA Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization registeredwith the Securities and Exchange Commission as of June 18, 1985. It wasestablished primarily to assist in the full development of the domestic marketas primary market for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). MEGMAFoundation is composed of 17 member-associations/agencies from both thegovernment and private sector.

Programs and Services:

1. Assists in the full development of the domestic market as primary marketfor MSMEs;

2. Enables MSME producers to test their products in the domestic marketand strengthen their capabilities to move into the export markets by providingassistance in organizing buyers’ fairs and market encounters;

3. Opens channels of communication among MSME producers, traders,and retailers who constitute the consumer pulse on consumer trends,product demands and development, so that the business can be moredynamic and responsive to market needs and consumer behavior;

4. Motivates cooperation and mutual consultation among MSME producers,traders, and retailers in promoting local products, developing innovativeproduct ideas, maximizing use of indigenous materials, and resolvingcommon problems;

5. Coordinates and maximizes cooperation among MSME producers, traders,and retailers on selling styling trends and product development to improveproduct promotion and market planning as well as financing arrangementsto promote higher efficiency and cost effectiveness in their operations;

6. Institutionalizes and strengthens the relationship among MSME producers,traders and retailers, as well as the government sector in the attainmentof mutual objectives;

7. Strengthens the sub-contracting base; and

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8. Engages in other activities and projects that will promote the developmentof micro, small and medium enterprises including but not limited toadvocacy, management, technology transfer or productivity improvementas well as information support.

Who may avail of these services:

Micro, small, and medium enterprises

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, visit, or call the MEGMA Office.

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PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION (PITC)2nd and 5th Floors, NDC Building116 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (632) 892.0569 ♦ 892.0425 ♦ 818.9801 (trunkline)Fax: (632) 892.2021 ♦ 892.2054 ♦ 892.0782Email: [email protected]:

As the government’s international trading arm, the PITC undertakes both importand export of a wide range of commodities, industrial products and consumergoods. It is involved in a variety of trading arrangements and government-to-government transactions, principally countertrade. Likewise, the companyimplements facilitative trade-related services directed at the attainment of itstwo-pronged objectives: (1) the expansion of market for Philippine products,and (2) the stabilization of prices and supplies of essential raw materials andcommodities for local industries and consumers.

Programs and Services:

1. Pharmaceuticals

Provides quality, low-priced drugs to government-owned hospitals, localgovernment units and accredited Botika ng Bayan, in order to improvepublic access to branded and generic medicines.

2. Countertrade

Administers and undertakes the countertrade program of the PhilippineGovernment to ensure the integration of countertrade in governmentcontracts involving the importation or procurement of foreign capitalequipment, machinery, products, technology, supplies and services worthat least US$1 million.

3. Imports

Facilitates the importation of essential raw materials and criticalcommodities to address the concerns of local businesses. OperatesCustoms Bonded Warehouses in Manila and in Cebu for Philippineexporters.

4. Exports

Undertakes export trading of a wide range of consumer goods coveringprocessed food, furniture, giftwares and wearables, among others to majordistributors and retail chains worldwide. The company works with a networkof Philippine manufacturers, offering them a range of trade-related servicesto successfully bring the Philippine products to the global arena.

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5. Government Outsourcing Services

Facilitates government’s procurement of various requirements for productsranging from office uniforms to furniture, to capital equipment.

Who may avail of these services:

All PITC clients and suppliers, whether cottage, small, medium or large

How to avail yourself of these services:

Call or visit the PITC office.

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ASIAN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ACE)Asian Institute of Management (AIM)3rd Floor, Asian Institute of Management Building123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati CityPhone: (632) 892.4011Fax: (632) 894.1407 ♦ 813.3302Email: [email protected] :

The Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) brings together classic, corporate,and social entrepreneurs who want to create value and bring their organizationsto higher levels of productivity, profitability, and professionalism. ACE embodiesAIM’s fulfillment of its institutional commitment to be at the forefront of providingrelevant quality education and training to small and medium enterprises.

Programs and Services:

Degree and non-degree courses of ACE have been designed specifically toaddress the learning needs of classic, corporate and social entrepreneurs.The programs inculcate practical learnings that are readily applicable to currentpractices. The learning methodology is pragmatic and functional. ACE combinescaseroom learning with immediate application, providing a learn-as-you-goexperience for program participants. Moreover, qualified ACE gurus and staffprovide the necessary support to the learning process. This ensures thatknowledge is acquired, assimilated and applied. ACE Programs deliver excellententrepreneurial management and leadership education that will push enterpriseperformance to its peak.

1. ACE Degree Programs

• Master in Entrepreneurship (ME) Program

The ME course is an 18-month degree program designed for hands-on entrepreneurs who have been running their enterprises for aminimum of one year. The core of the ME degree program is thetransformation of the enterprise and the entrepreneur. The programhighlights creative leadership, and aims to improve the entrepreneur’sproductivity, profitability, and professionalism.

The ME’s course content and design is anchored on the mastery ofthree crucial domains: the self, the situation and the enterprise. Self-mastery is the key to mastering any situation or any opportunitybecause without control of the self, it is difficult to control one’senvironment. Situation mastery involves assessing the entrepreneur’senvironment, spotting and evaluating the opportunities, then makingsound decisions and embarking on a clear course of action. Enterprise

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mastery tackles all the processes, skills and techniques crucial todeveloping enterprises from start-up to maturity.

• Master in Entrepreneurship for Social DevelopmentEntrepreneurs (MESODEV) Program

The MESODEV program is specifically designed for practitioners inthe field who wish to transform their social enterprises or institutionsinto sustainable, viable, productive and professional organizations.

2. ACE Non-degree/Certificate Courses

ACE certificate courses can be classified into five types, namely: a) coursesfocusing on the functional areas of enterprise management or theentrepreneurial management series, b) industry-focused courses, c) socialentrepreneurship and enterprise development, d) corporateentrepreneurship and e) venture in entrepreneurship program. Customizedentrepreneurship courses that cater to specific needs of an enterprise arealso conducted by ACE.

• The Entrepreneurial Management Series

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Strategic Management (ELSM)Course

The ELSM is a four-day course that focuses on strategizing andleadership approaches for enterprises, provides essential tools forenterprise strategic planning and describes various strategies andleadership principles to improve enterprise positioning and performance.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

The Entrepreneurial Marketing concentrates on how SMEs can usemarketing as a powerful tool and strategy to spur the growth ofenterprises toward greater productivity and profitability. This five-daycourse redefines marketing as a form of value creation that constantlyseeks to understand and serve the needs of the market. It emphasizesthe value-based marketing approach which aims to bring into theenterprise more customers who would be buying more, more oftenand at higher profit margins.

Entrepreneurial Operations Management (EOM)

The Entrepreneurial Operations Management is a four-day programdeveloped for the entrepreneurs and operations managers and aimsto develop their mindset and skills to reinvent, innovate and adopt

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creative processes that will generate new businesses and enhanceenterprise performance, profitability and competitiveness.

Entrepreneurial Finance

The Entrepreneurial Finance Course for SMEs is divided into two majormodules, namely: a four-day program for the Basic EntrepreneurialFinance and another four-day program for the Advanced EntrepreneurialFinance. The Basic finance module provides participants with the toolsfor analyzing the enterprise’s financial performance, managingenterprise funds (working capital management), managing costs andprofits and financial planning and budgeting. The Advanced financemodule focuses on enabling the participants to organize and align thefinance functions and strategies that will allow greater growth andsustainability of the enterprise. The courses content includes financeand business direction, investment and growth, financing and stabilityand control and performance steering.

• Corporate Entrepreneurship for Top Management (CETM)

For the corporate entrepreneurship series, ACE conducts the three-day Corporate Entrepreneurship for Top Management (CETM). Thisthree-day course aims to provide top management people of fastgrowing organizations and large-scale enterprises with principles andmodels of corporate entrepreneurship that can steer employees andmanagement to move in the positive direction of enterprise-building.The course basically intends to provide processes where people inthe company can be imbued with the entrepreneurial spirit in order tobuild an entrepreneurial organization.

• Industry-focused courses

ACE developed the Entrepreneurship in Distribution program whichruns for five days and provides participants with a framework formanaging and growing their distribution business. The course alsoaims to enhance the participants’ understanding of the dynamics ofthe industry and provides them the tools and skills to seizeopportunities for growth, effect greater efficiency in operations andattain higher profits. Another new program being developed with anindustry-focus is Entrepreneurship in the Real Estate Industry. This isa five-day program that brings together key leaders of the Philippinereal estate industry and provides a framework for identifying, screeningand evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities in this industry.

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• Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED)Program

SEED targets mainly the social entrepreneurs from organizationsinvolved in micro and small enterprise development. A five-day SEEDcourse is designed for such institutions and customized versions aremade available upon request. SEED adopts a framework to makeparticipants understand social enterprise development better and thedifferent life forces affecting social enterprises at various stages of theenterprise life cycle. It also provides several perspectives on the rolesof the social entrepreneur as the primordial life force in a socialenterprise. Then the course proceeds to the functional areas ofenterprise management (i.e., market assessment and planning,operations, finance and organizational development).

• Venture Into Entrepreneurship (VIE) Program

VIE is designed for the aspiring entrepreneur or those who alreadystarted their business venture for less than a year. VIE is a certificateprogram conducted over a six-month period and divided into threetracks that focus on the following: a) building the entrepreneurialcharacter, b) building the entrepreneurial skills, and c) enterpriseplanning and business implementation. The first track is focusedsessions that will discover and develop the entrepreneurial mindsetand character among the participants. The second track intends tohone their business skills among the four major functional areas ofmarketing, operations, human resource and finance. The third trackis centered on business planning and incubation.

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CENTER FOR SMALL ENTREPRENEURS, INC. (CSE)Rm. 122-123 Asian Social Institute Building1518 Leon Guinto cor. Escoda StreetsMalate, ManilaPhone: (632) 524.1879Telefax: (632) 525.6268 ♦ 523.9776Email: [email protected]:

CSE is committed to work for the development of micro and small enterprisesby providing holistic programs to enhance the entrepreneurs’ managementskills and knowledge in enterprise development. CSE envisions itself to be aviable and sustainable entrepreneurial center focused in assisting the budding,vision-driven, and growth-oriented entrepreneurs.

Programs and Services:

1. Entrepinoy Training Workshops

CSE provides enterprise enhancement assistance programs and servicesto ensure the growth of entrepreneurs.

• Start Your Own Business Enterprise (SYOBE)• Marketing• Purchasing and Stock Control• Costing• Record Keeping• Enhance Your Business Enterprise• Intermediate Record Keeping• Advanced Marketing• Understanding the Financial Statements

2. Entrepinoy Publication

Conceived in 2002, Entrepinoy Newsletter has been recognized as one ofthe pioneer publications that serve as a communication tool amongentrepreneurs for the upliftment of common interests and welfare.

3. Ka-Entrep Program

The program prepares and equips micro-entrepreneurs for the establishmentof a micro-entrepreneurs’ organization for the promotion of their welfareand rights, in recognition of their capacities to develop themselvescollectively.

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The micro-entrepreneurs’ organization is expected to be established onthe last quarter of 2007.

4. Entrepinoy Entrepreneurial Events

To date, CSE has hosted nine (9) business for a. Dubbed as KapihangEntrepinoy, the business fora provide a venue for micro and smallentrepreneurs to enhance their enterprises’ operations while expandingtheir network through various exchanges and partnerships.

5. Entrepinoy Bookkeeping and Accounting Services

The bookkeeping and Accounting Service Package aims to instill in theentrepreneur an appreciation for keeping a record system. This is a 2-in-1package that provides a bookkeeping service and a coaching package aswell wherein the entrepreneur is taught how to do his/her own recording.

6. Entrepinoy Business Forms and Legal Documents

A computer-aided business forms and legal documents make available tomicro and small entrepreneurs: pro-forma purchase orders, sales contracts,promo letters, promissory notes, and other negotiable instruments.

Who may avail of these services:

Micro and small entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, professionals,entrepreneurship students, NGOs and private institutions involved inentrepreneurial promotions

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, call or visit CSE. You may also visit its website.

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COTTAGE INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CITC)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)20 Russet Street, SSS Village, Marikina CityPhone: (632) 942.3974 ♦ 948.2875 ♦ 941.4516Fax: (632) 942.0107Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

CITC provides production-related and skills development training programs,technical assistance, facility servicing, and consultation services for thecountry’s furniture, gifts and housewares, fine jewelry, and leather footwearindustries.

Programs and Services:

1. Technology transfer and knowledge development

• Gifts and Housewares- Basic and Advanced Handmade Paper Making- Creative Papermaking and Paper Crafts- Decorative Paper Making- Prefab Books & Boxes by Hand- Stuffed Toys Making- Shell (capiz/tahong) Lamination/Soldering- Give-Aways- Artificial Flower Making- Paper Product Adaptation- Flower Arrangements- Holiday Decors- Detergent & Laundry Bar Soap Making- Pottery- Handloom Weaving Technology- Advanced Handloom Weaving- Dyeing of Indigenous Fibers- Tie-Dyeing- Basic and Advanced Basketry (utilizing bamboo, rattan, nito,

pandan, and other indigenous vines/leaves)- Bleaching and Dyeing of Indigenous Materials for Basketry- Basic Dressmaking- Basic Pattern Making for Dressmaking- Basic and Advanced Beadworks- Basic and Decorative Candle Making- Herbal Soap Making- Mold Making (made of silicon rubber and plaster of paris)- Floorwax Making

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- Meat Processing- Native Kakanin- Handmade Chocolate- Polvoron and Pastillas- Basic and Commercial Baking- No-Bake Cakes- Balloon Arrangement- Zen Fountain- Gift Wrapping- Curtains and Drapes- Pouch & Reversible Bag Making- Bed Covers and Pillow Cases- Scents & Fragrances- Personal Care Products- Beadworks- Flower Arrangement for Weddings- Siopao and Dimsum- Fiesta Dishes- Scrap Booking- Dough Craft- Sweet Pies- Novelty Items- Christmas Décor- Ham & Bacon- Holiday Goodies- Handmade Paper Arts & Crafts

• Furniture and Builders Woodworks- Woodworking Machine Operations, Maintenance &

Millwrighting- Furniture & Builders Woodwork Technology- Basic Furniture Carpentry- Jig Making Technology- Furniture Furnishing- Finishing Carpentry- Wooden Picture Frame Making- Bamboo Furniture Making (round component)- Laminated Bamboo (engineered bamboo)- Bamboo Novelty Items Making- Cane Weaving (Solihiya)- Bamboo and Wood Furniture Finishing- Metalworking Machine Shop Operation- Mixed Media Furniture- Welding Technology (electric and gas)- Threading- Tig Welding

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• Fine Jewelry- 15-month Fine Jewelry Technology Course- Basic Jewelry Design- Stone Setting- Wax Model-Making- Jewelry Casting- Jewelry Polishing & Finishing- Electroplating- Master Pattern Making

• Footwear- Basic Pattern Cutting- Product Knowledge- Shoe Upper Costing- Basic Bone Structure and Measurement of the Last Plant

Management Layout- Leather Appreciation- Finishing Room Process- 3-Year Footwear Manufacturing Technology Course

2. Provides technical consultancy services to MSMEs on:

• Handmade Paper- Tools and equipment design and fabrication- Raw materials selection, propagation and harvesting- Product development- Technology upgrading

• Handloom Weaving- Tools and equipment development- Bleaching and dyeing of indigenous materials- Product design and development- Production layout and operations systems development- New equipment/accessories utilization techniques

• Shell Craft- Materials, tools and equipment selection- Shell softening/bleaching- Assembly/finishing techniques- Product design and development

• Woodworking- Tools and equipment selection- Equipment installation- Factory diagnostics- Raw materials selection, treatment and preservation- Finishing applications

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• Bamboo/Rattan Crafts- Harvesting, treatment and preservation- Tools and equipment selection- Machine layout, installation, and testing- Factory diagnostics- Finishing techniques

• Basketry- Tools and equipment selection- Treatment, preservation and proper storage of raw materials- Finishing techniques- Product development- Market linkages

• Metalworking- Materials selection- Product and equipment design and prototyping- Machine layout, installation, and test run

• Fine Jewelry- Tools and equipment selection- Equipment installation- Factory diagnostics- Integrated jewelry assistance

• Footwear- Pattern/design troubleshooting- Leather assessment- Organization of clicking room- Closing/stitching room organization and troubleshooting- Lasting room organization and troubleshooting- Finishing room organization and troubleshooting

3. Provides common facility services for small-scale producers

• Wide range of tools and machines are available for furniture and builderswoodworks, bamboo rattan crafts, metalworking, handloom weaving,pottery, footwear making machines (e.g., CAD/CAM System for shoepattern engineering, upper preparation, upper assembly, investmentcasting and finishing) and fine jewelry making.

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, government and private agencies, NGOs, self-help groups, industryassociations, cooperatives, people’s organizations, self-employed/employedindividuals, unemployed household members, etc.

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How to avail yourself of these services:

Technical Training Services

CITC provides technical skill training programs in two modes: 1) In-center; and2) Out-center. For in-center training courses, training calendar is issued everyyear. It is posted in CITC webpage and is distributed to DTI agencies andoffices. Reservation and confirmation should be made at least one week beforethe training by visiting or calling the assigned contact person(s). Participantsare charged with a minimal cost of training materials. For out-center training,write and send a letter of request addressed to CITC Executive Director,specifying the title of training course(s), proposed date and venue of training,number of participants, and skill level of participants. Requests will be evaluatedfor available schedule and trainer(s) to handle the course and cost involved.Evaluation report will be relayed to the requesting party for comments priorfinalization.

Technical Consultancy Services

Write, visit or call the assigned contact person for the field or sector thatcovers your business. For walk-in clients, fill up a Technical ConsultancyService Request Form for evaluation. He/she can be referred to the mostappropriate CITC expert who can help on his/her needs. If the expert is notavailable at the time of visit, it is necessary to get an appointment and agreeon the date and venue of the consultancy service together with the correspondingfees and other concerns to be settled (e.g., traveling expenses, board andlodging, etc. especially if the service will be done outside Metro Manila).However, if the expert is available at the time of visit, then the clients can rightaway avail of technical consultancy service. Payment can be made in CITCcashier before or after the service either in cash or in check. Official receiptshall be issued right away after payment.

Common Facility Service

Send a letter of request to the CITC Executive Director stating the nature ofwork to be done utilizing CITC facilities, duration of the project, knowledge andskills level of workers and the company profile. The feasibility of the requestwill be evaluated by CITC in terms of the concerns to decide if and when thefacilities and personnel needed will be available on the proposed date. For aproject which will take one (1) year to complete, a Memorandum of Agreement(MOA) will be signed between CITC and the client. On the other hand, forwalk-in clients or those whose project will be completed in less than a year, aJob Order will be prepared by CITC to be conformed to by the client. The saidJob Order contains the form/nature of the service requested or product(s) to bemanufactured, and total production cost (based on the current equipmentutilization cost). To avail of common facility services, the client shall recordthe equipment usage time on the equipment utilization report or EUR formissued per equipment to be used in the project. For work which requires to be

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done after 5:00 p.m. on ordinary working days (Monday to Friday), the clientshall be required to secure a Permit to Work duly approved by the concerneddivision head prior to the proposed overtime period. However, Permit to Workon Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays must be secured a day before theweekends or holidays. For computation of billing for MOA clients, a summaryof charges based on the EUR submitted and be prepared by the projectsupervisor of the concerned workshop/division providing/facilitating the CFSwhich will be forwarded later to the Finance Division for notice of billing/billingstatement preparation. On the other hand, the amount to be paid by walk-inclients for the availed CFS will be based on the approved gate pass indicatingthe amount of payment. MOA clients can first secure his/her notice of billing/billing statement from the cashier to check on the correctness of the amountto be paid appearing therein and for other details. For payment, submit noticeof billing/billing statement back to the cashier together with the gate pass andpay the necessary fees. Official receipts will be issued to clients upon payment.

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PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (PCE)5th Floor RFM Corporate CenterPioneer corner Sheridan Streets, Mandaluyong CityPhone: (632) 637.9229 ♦ 637.9347Fax: (632) 637.7873Email: [email protected][email protected]: ♦

The PCE is a private, non-profit institution that works to mainstream andsynergize entrepreneurship development programs and projects of schools,NGOs and the business community. It was envisioned to be “the preeminentlocal institution that promotes entrepreneurship by improving education,fostering a culture of enterprise, and providing a marketplace of innovationsand best practices, thereby spawning competitive Filipino entrepreneurs.”

PCE’s tangible goal is the creation nationwide of “Go Negosyo” (Get IntoBusiness) communities—ecosystems that thrive in an environment of constantnetworking, mentoring and cooperation among educators, entrepreneurs andinvestors. Every Go Negosyo community will be distinguished by its ability toproduce a continuous stream of startup ventures.


1. Social Advocacy

Some 92% of all Filipino business owners are micro entrepreneurs helpingmove the economy along. PCE wants them to progress into small andmedium enterprise (SME) owners whose capitalization is P3 million orhigher. Though many Filipinos are already engaged in some business oranother, a national advocacy can help bring their entrepreneurial drive to ahigher level—from being “survival” or “necessity” entrepreneurs to becoming“opportunity” and “innovation” entrepreneurs.

Sustained advocacy will help change social attitudes and strengthen theculture of enterprise. Aside from lack of capital, certain mindsets alsohamper the entrepreneurial spirit of many Filipinos: the fear of failure, thefear of taking risks, various misconceptions and stigmas about businessownership and self-employment. The ultimate aim for mounting an effectivecommunications program is to popularize and demystify the essentials ofentrepreneurial success.

2. Entrepreneurship Education

Current thinking affirms that it is never too early, even for children in primaryschool, to be exposed to a real enterprise. The Center therefore promotesentrepreneurship education in all school levels through materials

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development, teacher training and research. PCE is working closely witheducators to embed business ownership in the national curriculum andhelp college students start a real enterprise before they graduate.

3. Business Plan Competitions

To get more young Filipinos thinking about business, PCE has become abooster of business plan competitions. Such contests make studentsmore aware that in the real world, real money flows only to the best-documented, best thought-out and well-presented business plans. Viableideas are brought to light and to the attention of potential investors duringsuch competitions.

4. Awards and Recognition

Encouragement and other psychic incentives play a big role in sustainingexcellence in the field of entrepreneurship development. The Center hon-ors exemplary advocates and institutions that promote entrepreneurship.

5. International Networking and Partnership

As there is no shortage of successful models in entrepreneurshipdevelopment, the Center partners with international organizations inobtaining new concepts and mobilizing resources.

6. Thought Leadership

The Center pursues its preeminence in entrepreneurship development bymounting pioneering studies and research. It also obtains best practicesand contributes to the shaping of relevant national policy.

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PHILIPPINE TRADE TRAINING CENTER (PTTC)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)PTTC Building, Sen. Gil J. Puyat AvenueCorner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay CityPhone: (632) 834.1344 to 49 ♦ 834.1341Fax: (632) 834.1343Email: [email protected]:

PTTC designs and develops training curricula and corresponding instructionalmaterials, and conducts training programs for micro, small and mediumenterprises (MSMEs), business support organizations and the governmentsector. It provides post-training advisory and counseling services; customizedin-company training programs and services; a venue for MSMEs and largeenterprises to promote their products by marketing, renting out and maintainingexhibition facilities; and events management support.

Programs and Services:

Training Programs

1. Entrepreneurship Briefings

• How to Start a Business• Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights• Financing Facilities for MSMEs• Business Opportunities in Franchising• Getting the Right Market for your Products• Setting Up and Managing a Cooperative Business• Direct Selling and Multi-Level Marketing• Putting Your Business Online• Organizing and Managing a Corporation• Exporting Made e-Z• Business Registration for the Services Sector• Investment and Business Opportunities• Events Management

2. Quality and Productivity Improvement Briefings

• Corporate Culture• Food Safety• Food Packaging• Food Labelling Requirements• Kaizen• 5S of Good Housekeeping

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3. Trade Business Management Seminars

• Export Management- Expanding Business Through Exports- Import Procedures and Documentation- Product Costing and Pricing- Understanding Customs Valuation- Competitive Export Management- Market Opportunities (Selected Countries)

• Business Management- How to Improve your Selling Skills- Strategic Marketing- Building Brand Value for Market Positioning- Developing an Effective Purchasing System- Business Plan Preparation for Beginners- Effective Market Research- Developing an Effective Financial Plan- Market Intelligence: How to Compete Effectively- Logistics Management- Basic Business Recording and Cash Flow Management- How to Participate in Trade Fairs- Dynamic Negotiation Skills- Effective Customer Service- Improving Business Key Accounts Selling- Setting Up an Effective Customer Payment System for your

Business- Creating a Brand Culture for Strong Image- How to Monitor and Improve Collection System for Customers- Customer Relations Management

• E-commerce- Doing Business on the Web: E-commerce Made Easy for SME

Exporters- Build Your Own Online Store Workshop

• IT and Webpage Development- Basic MS Word- Basic/Advanced MS Excel- Basic/Advanced MS Powerpoint- Basic Webpage Development Using Dreamweaver MX- Web Graphics Design and Production Using Adobe Photoshop- Webpage Development: Creating Interactive Content and

Animation using Flash- Webpage Development: Creating Interactive Content using

Macromedia Fireworks

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- Webpage Development: Advanced Dreamweaver MX\- Basic Printed Advertisement Design Using Pagemaker

• Business Language- Japanese Business Language- Let Your English Work at Work- Chinese Mandarin Business Language- French Business Language

4. Quality and Productivity Seminars

• General- Materials Management and Inventory Control- Production and Operations Management- Effective Leadership Skills- Failure Mode and Effect Analysis- Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Techniques- An Introduction to Ergonomics- Supervisory Effectiveness for Improved Quality and Productivity- Process Optimization through the Design of Experiments- Time and Motion Study- Total Quality Management- Statistical Process Control

• International Standards- ISO 9000 Quality Management System- ISO 9000 Quality Management System Documentation- Internal Quality Audit- ISO/IEC 17025 Standard for Laboratory Competence- ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Internal Audit

• Food- Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)- Food Packaging and Labeling- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)- Documentation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

• Garments- Production Management for the Garments Industry- Fashion Merchandising- Quality Management for the Garments Industry- Physical and Chemical Testing for Garments- Quality Control for the Garments Industry- Basic Patternmaking- Advanced Patternmaking- Fabric and Thread: Selection and Usage

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- Sewing Machinery Repair and Maintenance- Color Merchandising- Fabric Sourcing- Fashion Illustration

Training Services

1. Information Access Center (IAC)

• Comprises a computer lecture room with 36 desktop computers forsmall or big training programs on e-commerce, IT and webpagedevelopment and other computer-related courses;

• Comprises a seminar room that can accommodate up to 50participants;

• Comprises an Internet Plaza with 28 desktop computers that providesfree use of the Internet and MS Office tools for the first 2 hours forseminar participants, trade fair exhibitors and visitors, MSME clientsand the general public, including students; A minimal fee is chargedfor printing and scanning services;

• The entire IAC facility has two scanners, three 4-in-1 multicopiermachines (fax, phone, scanner and printer), one copier machine, twoLCD projectors, two audio mixers and microphone units.

2. WTO Reference Center

• Comprises selected CD-ROMs and print publications on the WorldTrade Organization (WTO) and other publications by the InternationalTrade Center (ITC) related to the WTO.

• Comprises one desktop computer containing WTO electronicpublications and databases.

3. Rental of Seminar Rooms and Exhibition Halls

• Basic Amenities for Seminar Rooms and Exhibition Halls- General overhead lighting- Standby generator sets for general lighting and outlets

• Basic Amenities for Halls- Public address system- Podium, flag and outdoor flagpoles- Opening ceremony reception area- Use of show window

• Specific Amenities for Rooms- LCD Projector (with separate rental fee) or OHP and screen- Desktop or Notebook computer (with separate rental fee)- Audio system with microphone- TV monitor and VHS/DVD player

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How to avail yourself of these services:

Seminars in Metro Manila are held at the PTTC building. Interested participantsmay pre-register by calling PTTC, or by sending a fax or e-mail. Walk-inparticipants are also allowed. Participants must pay the seminar fee beforethe seminar date, or on the first day of the seminar. Seminar fees are paid incash or company check (manager’s/cashier’s check). The quarterly scheduleof seminars is published at the PTTC website and the DTI website. You mayalso request for a schedule of seminars by e-mail.

Regional seminars are generally conducted in co-sponsorship with the DTIregional or provincial offices, or as requested by local government units (LGUs)and regional/provincial trade and industry associations or chambers ofcommerce. Announcements concerning seminar schedules and registrationof participants are done by the DTI regional and/or provincial offices.

All training programs and projects, trade fairs and exhibits and other eventsheld at the PTTC must clearly promote the business activities of micro, smalland medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as large enterprises, whether theseactivities are intended for the domestic market or the international market.

PTTC-organized seminars and trade events are given first priority in the use ofthe seminar rooms and exhibition halls. As such, seminar rooms and exhibitionhalls may be rented out to public and private sector organizers only in theabsence of any scheduled PTTC as well as DTI activity.

For inquiries on training programs, you may contact the Trade BusinessManagement Division (TBMD) for entrepreneurship briefings and trade businessmanagement seminars (Phone: 831.9988); or the Testing and Inspection Division(TID) for quality and productivity briefings and seminars (Phone: 833.7337).

For inquiries on the rental of seminar rooms and exhibition halls, you maycontact the Trade Exhibition Division (TED – Phone: 834.1350).

For inquiries on the Information Access Center and the WTO Reference Center,you may contact the Planning and Programming Division (PPD – Phone:833.9913).

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TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENTAUTHORITY (TESDA)TESDA Complex, East Service RoadSouth Superhighway, Taguig CityPhone: (632) 817.4076 to 82 ♦ 818.8829 ♦ 893.2454Fax: (632) 816.2480Email: [email protected]:

TESDA manages and supervises technical education and skills developmentin the Philippines.

It was created to mobilize the full participation of industrial, labor, technicaland vocational institutions, the LGUs, and civil society for skilled manpowerdevelopment programs.

Programs and Services:

• Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

- Aims to develop the capability of TESDA partners and other TESDAproviders through the provision of technical assistance, capabilitybuilding programs, infrastructure development, etc.

- Includes capability building of LGUs in preparation for the devolutionof the training function. The following are the components of theprogram:

* Development of Trainers;* Provision of Certification for Trainers;* DTS/Apprenticeship/Leadership Program;* Instructional Materials Development;* Capability Building of TESDA Providers;* Development of Non-Teaching Staff; and* Facilities Management.

Who may avail of these services:

Different target beneficiaries for each component.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, call, or visit TESDA office.

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INSTITUTE FOR SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRIES (ISSI)University of the Philippines (UP)E. Virata Hall, E. Jacinto StreetU.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 927.9238 ♦ 928.7076 to 79Telefax: (632) 920.6923Email: [email protected]:

The UP ISSI is a training, research and consultancy organization for SMEdevelopment and new enterprise promotion.

Its mission is to empower SMEs so that they may fully contribute to thenational goals of employment, equity and growth through the provision ofinnovative programs and services in: training, research, consultancy andadvocacy/information.

That SME development has gained the status of a national movement may bepartly credited to the ISSI’s pioneering work.

Programs and Services:

1. Training Programs

• Training of consultants, trainors, credit officers and other “changeagents” for SMEs

• Start-your-own business programs• Small business improvement programs• Small business management programs• Technology upgrading, including factory automation, programs• Training and certification for small business counselors

(Training programs may be designed for institutional clients on thebasis of their needs identified through a training needs assessment.)

2. Research Services

• Policy research in aid of legislation• Program evaluation research• Entrepreneurship research• Area economic studies• Training-oriented research (case studies, training manuals, etc.)• Extension-oriented research (project feasibility studies, business

plans, market studies, borrowing manuals, etc.)

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3. Consultancy Services

• Factory diagnostics• Management audits/in-plant surveys• Drop-in, phoned-in and online advice• Small business clinics

4. Advocacy/Information

• Conferences/kapihan type forums• Small business primers, management guides• Advocacy articles and position papers• Casebooks on successful entrepreneurs• Promotional campaigns

Who may avail of these services:

SME development organizations, private businesses, business schools, industryassociations, and other institutions; individuals interested to becomeentrepreneurs or trainers/counselors of entrepreneurs.

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BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIESPRODUCT STANDARDS (BAFPS)Department of Agriculture (DA)BPI Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon CityPhone: (632) 920.6131 to 33Telefax: (632) 920.6134Email: [email protected]:

The BAFPS is established by Republic Act No. 8435, otherwise known as theAgriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997 and AdministrativeOrder No. 17, series of 1998 to (1) ensure consumer safety, and (2) promotecompetitiveness of agriculture and fisheries products through adherence toand the use of product standards for agriculture and fishery products.


• Formulate and enforce standards of quality in the processing,preservation, packaging, labeling, importation, distribution andadvertising of agricultural and fisheries products;

• Conduct research on product standardization, alignment of localstandards with international standards; and

• Conduct regular inspection of processing plants, storage facilities,abattoirs, as well as public and private markets in order to ensurefreshness, safety and quality of products.

Programs and Services:

1. Standards Development and Harmonization

Formulate standards for fresh agriculture and fisheries products, vegetables,fruits, ornamentals (cutflowers), corn, coconut by-products, fisheries, live-stock, organic rice and muscovado.

2. Technical Services

• Codex Contact Point, Chair of Codex Committee on General Principlesand Task Force on Biotechnology

• Corn Quality Management• Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)• Organic Agriculture (OA)• Food Safety and Quality Seminars

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Accomplished the following Philippine National Standards for:

• Ornamental Plants- Carnation- Chrysanthemum: standard type; spray type; and live-potted plants- Orchid

• Food Safety and Quality Seminars• Green Coffee Beans• Organic Agriculture• Bulb Onions• Shelled Corn• Saba Banana and Cardaba Banana• Fresh Pineapple• Fresh Mango• Fresh Durian• Fresh Pomelo• Corn Grits• Virgin Coconut Oil• Dessicated Coconut• Fresh Milk• Fresh Table Egg• Vegetables

- Leafy Lettuce- Head Lettuce- Cauliflower- Cabbage- Brocolli

• Ornamental Plants- Roses- Anthuriums

• Standards which are on the consultation process:- Fruits: mandarin and lanzones- Vegetables: garlic, ginger, cassava chips and taro- Livestock: meat cuts (hogs); and pet foods- Fisheries: marinated bangus, boneless danggit, tilapia fillet and

organic seaweeds- Coconut by-products: buko juice, nata de coco, lambanog, coir

and revision of standards for virgin coconut oil- Others: organic rice and muscovado

All Philippine National Standards accomplished by the Bureau are available atthis website:

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BUREAU OF FOOD AND DRUGS (BFAD)Department of Health (DOH)Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate CityAlabang, Muntinlupa CityPhone: (632) 807.0721 ♦ 842.5606Fax: (632) 807.0751Email: [email protected]:

RA 3720 created BFAD as a regulatory agency mandated to ensure safety,efficacy, and quality of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, diagnosticreagents, and household hazardous substances. It is further strengthened inSection 12, Article XIII of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which translatesthat, “the state shall establish and maintain an effective food and drug regulatorysystem and undertake appropriate health manpower development and research,responsive to the country’s health needs and problems.”


1. General

• Develops, reviews, and updates policies on the regulation andmonitoring of food, drug, devices, cosmetics and household hazardousproducts and establishments.

• Provides and/or coordinates the provision of critical information andtechnical assistance to other agencies, the private sector, the media,the general public and other clients of the Bureau on matters pertainingto food and drug laws, regulations, functions and services.

• Develops and conducts internal and external reform and advocacyprograms on priority food and drug regulation concerns in coordinationwith DOH offices, other related agencies, civil society and private sectorpartners.

• Advises the Secretary and the Undersecretary of Health on matterspertaining to regulation of processed foods, drugs, and other relatedproducts.

2. Licensing and Monitoring of Establishments

• Conducts inspection and issues licenses for the operation ofestablishments involved in the manufacture, re-packaging, importation,exportation, distribution, and retailing of processed food, drugs, medicaldevices, in-vitro diagnostic reagents, cosmetics, and householdhazardous substances.

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• Monitors and ensures quality of processed food and drugs throughcollection of samples for analysis from manufacturers and outlets andrecommends action to the Bureau of Customs prior to admission orentry of imported products.

• Enforces orders covering products/establishments violating food laws,regulations and standards.

• Monitors and ensures compliance of manufacturers and otherestablishments with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice(GMP) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and otherbest practices, such as, but not limited to Good Agricultural Practice(GAP), Good Distribution Practice (GDP), Good Storage Practice(GSP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP),etc.

3. Product Registration

• Responsible for the evaluation, registration, verification, andacceptability of processed food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices,in-vitro diagnostic reagents, household hazardous substances,traditionally-used herbal products, herbal medicines, vaccines/biologicals and veterinary products regulated by the Bureau followingestablished standards of safety and quality.

• Establishes and participates in the development of product standards.

4. Laboratory

• Conducts quality monitoring activities through laboratory testing andanalysis of foods, drugs, medical device, veterinary products, diagnosticreagents and cosmetic products regulated by the Bureau.

• Establishes scientific data for use in the development of productstandards.

5. Legal

• Provides legal services in the enforcement of food and drug laws andregulations.

• Reviews/modifies BFAD implemented issuances, guidelines, advisoriesand rules and regulations in coordination with the BFAD technicalworking group.

• Conducts administrative proceedings and quasi-judicial hearings forviolation of laws and regulations related to products under BFAD’sjurisdiction.

• Prepares recommendations, resolutions and other administrativeissuance pertaining to regulation of processed food, drugs and otherrelated products.

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• Monitors product advertisements and approves sales promotion ofproducts under BFAD’s jurisdiction.

6. Accreditation/Recognition

• Conducts inspection and audit of analytical laboratories to berecognized/accredited by BFAD.

• Conducts inspection and audit of Bioavailability/Bioequivalence Centersto be accredited by BFAD.


1. Sangkap Pinoy Seal Program

• Encourages food manufacturers to fortify food products with one ormore of the following micronutrients: Vitamin A, Iron, and iodinefollowing the set standards of BFAD.

2. Salt Iodization Program

• Encourages compliance of Salt Importers/Distributors and Traderswith RA 8172, better known as “Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide(ASIN)”.

• Promotes consumption of iodized salt by the general public; and• Strict monitoring of salt entry into the country.

3. Food Fortification Program

• Aims to help prevent micronutrient deficiencies by making availableproducts fortified with micronutrients that are usually inadequate inthe Filipino diet; and

• Encourages compliance of manufacturers/producers of rice, cookingoil, salt, flour, and sugar with RA 8976 better known as “PhilippineFood Fortfiication Act of 2000”.

4. Milk Code

• Aims to ensure the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants,promotion of breastfeeding and the proper use of milk supplementswhen these are necessary.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Contact the BFAD office in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, or the DOH-Center forHealth Development in different regions in the country. Additional informationmay be obtained through the BFAD website at

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BUREAU OF IMPORT SERVICES (BIS)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)3/F Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 896.4431Telefax: (632) 896.4430Email: [email protected]

BIS facilitates imports, administers import regulations on selected items, andmonitors the importation of liberalized and sensitive items. It initiates andconducts preliminary investigations on dumping, countervailing, and safeguardsprotests.

Programs and Services:

1. Pre-Import Clearance

• Importation of used motor vehicles by returning residents/immigrantsunder the No-Dollar Import (NDI) programs pursuant to Executive Order(E.O.) No. 156;

• Used and brand new automotive replacement parts and brand newmotorcycle replacement parts under Central Bank Circular No. 1389;

• Donation of used motor vehicle to local government units (LGUs) underE.O. 443;

• Importation by government agencies, units and institutions under Letterof Instruction (LOI) 1307;

• Importation of used parts and components for Truck rebuilding purposesunder DTI-DAO No. 08; and

• Importation of trucks and buses under E.O. 156- Used trucks – 2.5 to 6.0 tons (excluding pick-up trucks)- Used buses – 6.0 to 12.0 tons

2. Import Documentation

• Shipment of goods; and• Determination of export value.

3. Information Services

• Basics of importing;• Customs and tariff rates;• Import liberalization program; and• Import monitoring of sensitive and liberalized commodities.

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4. Industry Assistance

• Initiation and preliminary investigation of dumping, countervailing,and safeguards protests;

• Technical assistance on dumping, countervailing, and safeguardsmatters; and

• Trade Defense (ad hoc).

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call the BIS.

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BUREAU OF PRODUCT STANDARDS (BPS)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)3rd Floor.Trade and Industry Building361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 751.3123 ♦ 751.4708 ♦ 751.4736 ♦ 751.4748Fax: (632) 751.4706Email: [email protected]

BPS, as the National Standards Body of the Philippines, develops, promulgates,implements and coordinates standardization activities in the Philippines asprescribed in R.A. 4109 (Standards Law) and R.A. 7394 (Consumer Act of thePhilippines).

BPS is an active member of the International Organization for Standardization(ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the InternationalAccreditation Forum (IAF), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC),the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ), thePacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC), the Asia-Pacific LaboratoryAccreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the International LaboratoryAccreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

Programs and Services:

1. Standards Development

• Develops, reviews, and updates Philippine National Standards (PNS)for products and services; and

• Harmonizes PNS with international standards.

2. Standards Promotion

• Promotes standards and standardization and conformity assessmentactivities;

• Conducts awareness sessions, training programs, for a, exhibits, tradefairs, and seminars; and

• Establishes network with trade associations, industry organizations,academe and other government agencies to facilitate communicationwith regards to the implementation of standards.

3. Standards Enforcement and Consumer Assistance

• Conducts regular market monitoring and enforcement operationsnationwide;

• Acts on consumer complaints/reports; and• Holds seminars for the manufacturers, importers, traders, wholesalers,

distributors, retailers on their responsibilities to the buying public.

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4. Product Testing Services

• Offers third-party testing of products through its BPS Testing Center;and

• Performs electrical, chemical, and mechanical testing of productsprimarily to support the BPS Product Certification Scheme.

5. Product Certification Program

Issues the Philippine Standards (PS) License and the Import CommodityClearance (ICC) to manufacturers and importers, respectively, that complieswith the safety and quality requirements of a specific standard.

6. Registration of Assessors Services

• Supervises the National Registration Scheme for Quality ManagementSystem (QMS) and Environmental Management System; and

• Updates assessors on matters concerning international quality andenvironmental standards.

7. Information Services

• Offers Library services/Standards Data Center; and• Receives inquiries and fills orders for copies of local, foreign and

international standards, catalogues, standards-related publications,and metrication materials.

8. WTO TBT Enquiry Point Services

Assists exporters in identifying and obtaining overseas standards, regula-tory and testing requirements that are affecting their products.

9. International Services

Performs and oversees activities concerned with regional and internationalaffairs of the BPS particularly on the development of Memorandum ofUnderstanding (MOU) and Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) in abilateral and multilateral level.

10. Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies

Awards certificates of accreditation to management system certificationbodies that issue Certificates of ISO 9001 or Quality Management System(QMS), ISO 14001/Environmental Management System (EMS) and HazardAnalysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

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11. Laboratory Accreditation

Accredits testing and calibration laboratories through the BPS LaboratoryAccreditation Scheme (BPSLAS).

12. Training

Extends technical assistance through seminars and training programsboth for the government and private sectors.

Who may avail of these services:

Micro, small, medium and large industries, exporters, importers, consumers,the academe, professionals and other government agencies

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write or call BPS.

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BUREAU OF TRADE REGULATION AND CONSUMERPROTECTION (BTRCP)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)2nd Floor Trade and Industry Building361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 751.0384 locals 2222/2223 ♦ 751.3233Fax: (632) 890.4949Email: [email protected]

BTRCP functions as a policy-making body and oversees the overallimplementation of trade regulation and consumer protection laws.

Programs and Services:

1. Oversees the implementation of Fair Trade Laws and other related laws;

2. Formulates programs and policies on Fair Trade Laws and other relatedlaws such as:• The Consumer Act• The Price Act• Business Name Law• Accreditation of Service, Shops, and Its Technical employees

3. Provides systems and standards in the accreditation of service and repairenterprises, licenses and permits for realty service, fire extinguishers,and bonded warehouses;

4. Professionalizes the realty service practice by the administration ofqualifying examinations;

5. Educates consumers through massive tri-media, consumer education,and information dissemination;

6. Releases information materials such as Consumer Alerts, Consumer Tips,etc;

7. Promotes consumer awareness on basic issues and concerns;

8. Prepares guidelines in the development and strengthening of consumerorganizations;

9. Provides speedy resolution of consumer complaints through maintenanceof Consumer Welfare Desks in DTI provincial offices and in businessestablishments;

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10. Acts as Secretariat to ConsumerNet and coordinates its programs/activitiesfor speedy redress of consumer complaints and consumer informationdissemination;

11. Establishes Consumer Welfare Center (CWC) in malls to serve as a one-stop service center wherein consumer welfare inquiries/complaints canbe acted upon. Registration of Business Name can also be processed atCWCs;

12. Conducts regional consultancy services on enforcement of Fair Trade Lawsand provides technical and legal services to regional/provincial offices,NGOs, consumers, and other DTI clients on matters of trade and industryregulations;

13. Facilitates and coordinates training programs and seminars to strengthenLPCCs; and

14. Sets and issues guideline advisories on the price and supply situationespecially during calamities and emergency situations.

Who may avail of these services:

Regional Operations Group on policy-making and monitoring matters, andgeneral public

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call BTRCP.

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BUREAU OF WOMEN AND YOUNG WORKERS (BWYW)Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)6th Floor, BF Condominium BuildingSolana Street cor. A. Soriano AvenueIntramuros, ManilaPhone: (632) 527.2556 ♦ 528.0089Fax: (632) 527.2488Email: [email protected][email protected]

[email protected]:

The BWYW is in charge of formulation of policies, standards and developmentof programs affecting women, young and child workers.

Programs and Services:

1. Women Workers Employment and EntrepreneurshipDevelopment (WEED) Program

• Clientele Preparation• Capability Building through training-cum-production• Monitoring

2. Working Youth Center (WYC) Program

• Organization of Working Youth Associations/Clubs• Leadership/Productivity Formation• Income-Generating Projects (IGP)• Monitoring

Who may avail of these services:

For WEED Program, women workers as well as women in the marginalizedsector who are members of a women’s organization that is registered with anyof the following agencies: the DOLE, Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or any government orgovernment accredited institution.

For WYC Program, workers aged 15-30 who are employed, self-employed, orunderemployed.

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CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS (CIC)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)2nd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 890.5333 locals 520/748 ♦ 890.4861Fax: (632) 890.4889Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

CIC implements quality and productivity programs for industrial competitiveness.

Programs and Services:

1. Conducts orientation and training programs on:

• Partnerships for Quality and Productivity• Value Re-orientation for Service Excellence• Strategic Visioning and Hoshin Planning

2. Implements Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Program

3. Promotes:

• 5S• Quality Control Circles• Total Quality Management• Quality and Productivity Programs

Who may avail of these services:

Labor and management representatives of small, medium, and large industries,especially export and labor-intensive firms, DTI corporations and subsidiaries,and businesses in export/industrial centers/zones

How to avail yourself of these services:

Interested parties may contact CIC staff directly.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (IPO)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)6th Floor, IPO Building351 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 752.5450 ♦ 890.4942 ♦ 890.4863Fax: (632) 890.4862Email: [email protected]

The IPO draws its mandate from Republic Act No. 8293, otherwise known asthe Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, which took effect on January1, 1998.

Powers and Functions:

• Examines applications for grant of letters patent for inventions andregisters utility models and industrial designs;

• Examines applications for the registration of marks, geographicindications, and integrated circuits;

• Registers technology transfer arrangements and settle disputesinvolving technology transfer payments covered by the provisions ofPart II, Chapter IX on Voluntary Licensing, and develops andimplements strategies to promote and facilitate technology transfer;

• Promotes the use of patent information as a tool for technologydevelopment;

• Publishes regularly in its own publication the patents, marks, utilitymodels and industrial designs, issued and approved, and thetechnology transfer arrangements registered;

• Adjudicates inter partes and administrative cases on violations ofintellectual property rights; and

• Coordinates with other government agencies and the private sectorefforts to formulate and implement plans and policies to strengthenthe protection of intellectual property rights in the country.

Programs and Services:

1. Information Dissemination

Develops and organizes information dissemination programs thatspecifically address the level of understanding of MSMEs, with the objectiveof assisting them reach the highest potential use of their intellectualproperty rights.

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2. SME Advisory Desk

Provides a more focused advisory and technical assistance to MSMEs.

3. MSME Seminars

• Making Your IP Your Most Valuable Business Asset;• The Role of the IP System in Economic and Technological Development;• Catapult Your Business Growth Through Intellectual Property;• Making IP an Active Partner in Your Business;• Strategies for Commercializing and Marketing IP Assets; and• Use of Information by MSMEs.

4. Technology Information Brokering and Matching (TIBM) for SMEs

• Envisions to contribute significantly towards upgrading thecompetitiveness of the country’s MSMEs through the provision of amore focused and market-oriented technology information and otherservices;

• Promotes, establishes, and enhances business linkages betweenprospective users of technology, the MSMEs, and the suppliers oftechnology like the inventors, patent holders, technical institutions,and the like; and

• Facilitates a pro-active, cost-effective technology information brokeringand matching services for SMEs through the following activities:- Assessing and determining the technology information needs of

the MSMEs;- Sourcing and packaging the technology information needs by the

MSMEs;- Disseminating the required information to the prospective users;- Facilitating the “encounter” and negotiation between the users

and the suppliers of technology; and- Packaging relevant documents like contracts, business plans, or

feasibility studies for the clients.

5. Training Opportunities

• Extends training opportunities for MSMEs, not only in the Philippines,but also in other countries.

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6. Two-Tiered Fee Structure

• Fifty-percent (50%) reduction in the fees assessed by IPO.• For a small entity:

- Any natural or juridical person whose assets amount to twentymillions pesos ($400,000) or less; and

- Any entity, agency, office, bureau, or unit of the Philippinegovernment including government-owned or/ controlledcorporations, state universities and colleges, and government-owned or government-run schools.

For more information on the programs/projects of the IPO, write or call:

Carmen G. Peralta, DirectorDocumentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau2nd Floor, IPO Building351 Sen. Gil J. Puyat AvenueMakati CityPhone: (632) 752.5450 local 201Fax: (632) 897.1724Email: [email protected]

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ONE STOP ACTION CENTER (OSAC)Board of Investments (BOI)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Ground Floor, Industry and Investment Bldg.385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityTelefax: (632) 895.8322Email: [email protected]:

The One Stop Action Center (OSAC) of the Board of Investments (BOI) operatesa responsive assistance mechanism through: 1) Enhanced counseling andguidance to investors on investments: Investor Hotline and Database; 2)Joint venture matching (partner database search, assistance to LGUs, localchambers, and associations); 3) Investment Promotion Units (IPU) AssistanceDivision, which facilitates individual investor transaction with investment relatedinstitutional and regulatory agencies; it also acts as a Crisis ManagementTeam for issues brought to the attention of DTI/BOI, foreign and local chambersof commerce, industry associations, and investors.

Programs and Services:

1. Investment Counseling Division

• Assists local and foreign investors by providing information, adviceand guidance on relevant laws and procedures relative to local andforeign investments and doing business in the Philippines.

• Maintains database on the different laws from different InvestmentsPromotion Agencies (IPAs) policies and procedures, including cost ofdoing business, site selection, and Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs), joint-venture arrangement and investor club members.

• Provides assistance on investment-related matters to investors whoeither call or walk into the Center and need assistance in differentareas:

* Visa (Bureau of Immigration)* Labor (Department of Labor and Employment)* Tax (Bureau of Internal Revenue)* Corporate (Securities and Exchange Commission)* Banking System (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)* Miscellaneous

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2. Investment Promotion Units Assistance Division

• Facilitates individual investors’ transactions with investment-relatedinstitutional and regulatory agencies (company level).

• Acts as the Crisis Management Team of DTI/BOI and performsnecessary coordination and networking for the immediate resolutionof issues and concerns raised by the foreign chambers of commerceand the industry associations.

• Organizes Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and High-Level meetingsamong heads of agencies on key business issues, and conductsresearches on issues related to the following:

* Environmental* Immigration* Security* Infrastructure (public works)* Alien Employment Permits (AEPs)* Infrastructure (power)* Entry Visa

• Implements the Retention, Expansion and Diversification (RED)Program – a World Bank-MIGA-BOI Project to keep existing firms inthe country and help preserve business viability through premiuminvestor services including issues and concerns facilitation and investorcounseling.

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PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORITY (PEZA)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Almeda Building, cor. San Luis StreetRoxas Boulevard, Pasay CityPhone: (632) 551.3432 ♦ 551.3454 to 55Fax: (632) 891.6380Email: [email protected]:

PEZA, which evolved from the Export Processing Zone Authority, assists inthe national effort to accelerate the creation of employment opportunitiesparticularly in the countryside. PEZA also seeks to spur the growth anddiversification of exports by attracting foreign investors to develop or put upexport manufacturing plants or regional warehouses in world-class,environmentally-friendly economic zones. In addition, PEZA administers andmanages the incentives of 114 approved special economic zones in variousparts of the country.

Programs and Services:

1. Registration of Local and Foreign Investors

• Export Enterprise• Domestic Market Enterprise• Pioneer Enterprise• Free Trade Enterprise• Zone Facilities Enterprise• Zone Utilities Enterprise• Service Enterprise• Tourism Enterprise• Ecozone Developers• Regional Warehouse Operators

2. Assistance on Application Processing

3. Provision of Incentives

• Income Tax Holiday (four years for non-pioneer firms; six years forpioneer firms)

• Exemption from payment of:- Import Duties and Taxes- Export Taxes and Fees- Local Taxes and Fees- Tax Credits- Wharfage Fees

• Exemption from Value Added Tax (VAT) on Local Purchases

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4. Provision of Additional Deduction for Labor Training Expenses

• Permanent resident status for foreign investors and immediate familymembers

• Employment of foreign nationals

5. Administration of Zone Facilities in Public Ecozones

• Power and Water• Communication• Standard Factory Buildings• Recreational Areas

6. Administrative Assistance

• Maintaining industrial harmony in the zones• Resolving ecozone-related problems

7. Information Dissemination

• Investment prospects in economic zones• Tax incentives, privileges and requirements, rules and regulations• Availability of standard factory buildings and areas in the ecozones• General business conditions prevailing in the country• Functions and roles of ecozones in economic development

Who may avail of these services:

Any person, association, partnership, corporation, or any other form of businessorganization

How to avail yourself of these services:

1. Register with PEZA.2. Send written requests for specific services to PEZA offices.

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Institutional Development

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CIDA)Level 7, Tower 2 RCBC Plaza6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 857.9000Fax: (632) 843.1083

CIDA is Canada’s lead development agency. It has a mandate to supportsustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce povertyand contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world. Its specificpolicy objectives in the Philippines are to: (1) foster efficient, responsive,transparent and accountable governance at all levels; (2) support thedevelopment of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that create meaningfuljobs for both men and women; and (3) contribute to poverty reduction throughsupport to social development priorities.

Programs and Services:

1. Canadian Executive Service Organization-Business Advisory Project (CESO-BAP)

A bilateral project between the Philippines and Canada that started in1999 and is funded by CIDA. Every year, about 21 Canadian VolunteerExperts travel to the Philippines to work in different areas.

• Aimed at increasing the operating effectiveness of SMEs in Visayasand Mindanao and is now on its second phase of implementation. Itfocuses on three different sectors, the agribusiness, smallmanufacturing, and tourism.

• Offers business advisory services that provides technical assistanceand business consultancy services to SMEs that will enhance theirglobal competitiveness by harnessing their marketing strategies,products, technology, production practices and organization andmanagement systems.

• Facilitates the implementation of the Corporate Volunteers forEnterprise Development (CVED) in partnership with the PhilippineBusiness for Social Progress (PBSP) as well as provides businessadvisory services to other CIDA funded programs.

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GERMAN AGENCY FOR TECHNICAL COOPERATION (GTZ)10th Floor, German Development CenterPDCP Bank Centre BuildingV.A. Rufino cor. L.P. Leviste StreetsSalcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (632) 812.3165 local 44Fax: (632) 753.7441

The Republic of the Philippines is a priority partner country for German andinternational development cooperation. GTZ has been operating in the countrysince 1971 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperationand Development (BMZ).

Programs and Services:

1. Small and Medium Enterprise Development for SustainableEmployment Program (SMEDSEP)

A technical cooperation project between the Republic of the Philippinesand the Federal Republic of Germany that aims to address the challengesthat SMEs are facing today.

• Entails approaches at four (4) different intervention levels, which ontheir own and all the more in this combination will contributesignificantly to the improvement of the business environment:

- creation of business-friendly framework conditions;- market development for services relevant to MSMEs;- improvement of access to middle and long-term financial

credit; and- demand-driven vocational training.

• Delivers consultancy services to regulatory authorities, businessand financial service providers and training institutions. By improvingthe performance of these support institutions, the program will yielddirect benefits to SMEs in terms of easier formalization, more andbetter business and financial services and a more competentworkforce.

Pilot Provinces

SMEDSEP focuses its activities in the first phase on the Visayas (RegionsVI – VIII), more specifically on the pilot provinces Negros Occidental, Cebuand Leyte.

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Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED)

The LRED approach is being applied on a pilot basis in selected localgovernment units (LGUs) of Leyte Province which have high potential fordevelopment.

• Aims to provide local stakeholders with the LRED-methodology andassist them in the development and implementation of plans of action,taking advantage of their comparative and competitive advantages.

• Provides training for local LGU staff, the provincial administration, lineagencies, Business Services Organizations (BSO) and BusinessDevelopment Service (BDS) Providers.

• Enables stakeholders to make their economic planning more effectivethereby institutionalizing the approach by incorporating it into theirroutine planning and implementation procedures.

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JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANIZATION (JETRO)44th Floor, Philamlife Tower8767 Paseo de Roxas, Makati CityPhone: (632) 892.4376Fax: (632) 818.7490

JETRO offers support programs for small and medium-scale industries in thedevelopment and expansion of the export of their finished goods and servicesto Japan.

These include, among others, the dispatch of Japanese experts on specifictarget industries to the Philippines, formation of study missions to Japan, andtrade fair participation of local industries in the JETRO Zone, a pavilion in tradefair venues allocated for JETRO invitees.

JETRO currently focuses its assistance programs in the food and informationtechnology sectors.

Programs and Services:

1. Dispatch of Japanese Experts

• Dispatches experts in various fields to promote business betweenJapaneseand Philippine companies under its “Business MatchingProgram”.

2. Support Program for Promoting Foreign Participation in JapanTrade Fairs

• Offers support for companies to participate in specialized trade fairsso that they can have opportunities to penetrate the Japanese marketand promote exports to Japan.

3. Invest Japan Business Support Center

• Supports Filipino companies who wish to invest in Japan by providingrelevant information on registration procedures, laws and regulationsand through advisory services of the Senior Investment Advisor.

4. Technology Transfer

• Organizes programs for technology improvement to promote thecompetitiveness of products or industries and encourage the creationof new businesses.

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JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY (JICA)40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 889.7119Fax: (632) 889.6850

JICA is a governmental agency of Japan which is responsible for the technicalcooperation of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) Programs.

Programs and Services:

1. JICA-Net Entrepreneurship Seminars(Distance Technical Cooperation)

JICA-Net is a computerized network of digital communications that enablessimultaneous multilateral conference and distance learning. The mainobjective of this system is to complement JICA’s ongoing/past technicalcooperation programs and by introducing this facility, it is expected toimprove both effectiveness and efficiency in terms of time and costconservation.

• Holds free entrepreneurship seminars for existing and would-beentrepreneurs and students.

• Provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to experience a live distancelecture.

• Presents various cases of venture business in Japan and providesconsulting services in the areas of marketing, financial management,production management, and partnership.

• Provides pointers on how to do business with Japan and othercountries.

2. Technical Assistance Programs

• Provides technical assistance for SMEs in the areas of productdevelopment, business counseling, trade and industry promotion, etc.

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PHILIPPINE BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS (PBSP)3rd Floor PSDC BuildingMagallanes cor. Real Street, Intramuros, ManilaPhone: (632) 527.7741 to 48Fax: (632) 527.3743Email: [email protected]:

PBSP was founded in 1970 by business leaders who believed that entrepreneursshould take a more active role in helping uplift the lives of the poor. With morethan 150 member companies, PBSP is the business sector’s vehicle indelivering organized, professional, and sustainable assistance to theunderprivileged sectors: landless farmers, fisherfolk, rural workers, urban poor,and indigenous cultural communities.

Programs and Services:

1. Poverty Alleviation Program

• Undertakes sustainable, long-term poverty alleviation programs in thecountry’s poorest provinces- Capacity Building;- Area Development;- Technology Management;- Environmental Protection;- Enterprise Development; and- Local Governance and Corporate Citizenship.

2. Small and Medium Enterprise Credit (SMEC) Program

• Provides MSMEs in the countryside with access to credit; and• Extends training and technical assistance to participating banks to

hone their capabilities in handling the SME sector’s needs.

How to avail yourself of these services:

1. To avail of an SMEC loan, the borrower must meet the followingqualifications:

• For a sole proprietorship, the owner must be a citizen or permanentlegal resident of the Philippines;

• For corporation, partnership, or business organization, Philippine na-tionals must own more than 50% of the enterprise;

• Have its principal place of business in the Philippines; and

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• Have a 100% privately-owned business with total assets of not morethan P100 million.

2. Eligible purpose of the SMEC loan

• Starting a new business• Expanding an existing business

3. Use of the SMEC loan

• To acquire fixed assets such as land, buildings and machineries• For related services such as equipment installation, testing and

commissioning• As working capital

3. Corporate Volunteers for Enterprise Development (CVED)

• A unique business advisory service that aims to strengthen micro,small enterprises by providing access to technology and expertise tomicro entrepreneurs through volunteer advisers.

• Has a roster of professionals who provide volunteer business advisoryservices in the following fields:- Marketing Management- Production Management- Organization and Management- Financial Management- Information and Communication Technology- Quality and Productivity Standards

• Eligible Industry Sectors

- Small manufacturing particularly those engaged in gifts, toys production, houseware manufacturing, furniture and shoes- Agribusiness particularly those engaged in off-farm production- Food processing enterprises- ICT service providers including internet cafes and other knowledge-

based services- Tourism

How to become a CVED Client

1. Apply for CVED advisory services by accomplishing the Application forAssistance Form.

2. PBSP-CVED will assess and validate your application and conductdiagnosis of your business needs.

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3. Your enterprise needs will be matched with the capability and availabilityof a Volunteer Adviser.

4. Upon approval of a match, you will be given the necessary preparation andorientation to receive a business adviser.

5. After the first meeting, your volunteer adviser will prepare a work plan thatcontains the deliverables and the timetable.

6. The mentoring process begins and ends within the agreed duration.

7. After the engagement, there will be an evaluation of the client’s and thevolunteer adviser’s performance.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, call, or email PBSP. You may also visit its website at

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PHILIPPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (PCCI)19th Floor, Salcedo Tower, 169 H.V. dela Costa StreetSalcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (632) 844.5713 to 14Fax: (632) 843.4102Email: [email protected]:

PCCI is a non-stock, non-profit, and non-government organization of small,medium, and large enterprises as well as local chambers and industryassociations. It represents the various sectors of business committed toworking together for a healthier Philippine economy and to improve the viabilityof business. PCCI helps its members achieve sustainable globalcompetitiveness through focused advocacy as well as business and networkingservices. It assumes various roles, all of them important to nation building:business advocate of private sector concerns, economic counselor, tradefacilitator, government relation officer, liaison to the public sector, and investmentpromoter.

Programs and Services:

1. Representation in Government Policy-Making Bodies;2. Access to Regional Chamber Network;3. Access to Business Opportunities;4. Listing in the Philippine Trade & Industry Directory;5. Access to Local and Foreign Business Information and Statistics;6. Opportunity to Serve in Committees;7. Opportunity to Meet and Do Business with Foreign Businessmen;8. Business Facilitation; and9. Business Information Updates.

Who may avail of these services:

1. Charter members – Founders of the 11 incorporators and other duly electedcharter members satisfying membership obligations.

2. Regular members – Private enterprises doing business in the Philippinesand are registered with the appropriate government agencies; must consistof at least five (5) employees.

3. Affiliate members – Business associates or sectoral organizations dulyregistered under the laws of the Philippines.

4. Associate members – Entities that do not meet the membershipqualifications as regular members as stated in the PCCI By-Laws.

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5. Local chamber members – Local chambers of commerce and industryregistered under the laws of the country and are duly accredited with thechamber in accordance with its existing rules.

6. Government agencies

7. Other organizations

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PHILIPPINE EXPORTERS CONFEDERATION, INC. (PHILEXPORT)International Trade Center ComplexRoxas Blvd., cor. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay CityPhone: (632) 833.2531 to 34Fax: (632) 831.0231Email: [email protected]:

PHILEXPORT is the country’s umbrella organization of exporters which ismandated, under the Export Development Act of 1994, to strengthen thecountry’s export industry through its export promotion and developmentprograms. It started as Philippine Exporters Foundation which was establishedin October 30, 1984 under Executive Order 992. It later merged with anotherexporters’ association, the Confederation of Philippine Exporters, in October25, 1991 to become what it is today.

PHILEXPORT is a non-stock, non-profit service organization which aims toturn the Philippines into a globally-competitive exporting nation by establishingan export-friendly environment and by further unifying and strengthening theexport sector.

To date, PHILEXPORT has a membership of about 3,000 companies includingcompanies belonging to 19 regional and provincial chapters and 51 industryassociations that have affiliated themselves with PHILEXPORT.

Programs and Services:

1. Policy Advocacy

As the unified voice of exporters, PHILEXPORT is actively engaged inpolicy discussions and deliberations on issues affecting the industry.Position papers and policy programs are developed and implemented basedon inputs generated from its six Policy Committees: Environment;Productivity and Technology; Market Development; Logistics andInfrastructure; Financing; and Labor. Its network in this area covers theacademe; three branches of government; other trade-related governmentagencies; media and trade-related non-government organizations.

2. Facilitation and Advisory

Through its Trade Services Department, PHILEXPORT is able to providethe necessary frontline services such as trade advisory, facilitation andreferral; buyer-seller and investment matching; trade fair participation;special promotions programs and selling missions to members and foreignclients.

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3. Specialized Training Programs, Seminars and Workshops

PHILEXPORT organizes a number of regular and per-need based seminarsto assist members in their technical skills, managerial, productdevelopment and other training requirements.

4. Information Collection and Dissemination

PHILEXPORT partly responds to the information needs of its membersthrough:

• Specialized Trade Reference Library – the Library is equipped with areading area; audio-visual equipment; photocopying machine and amini bookstore. Its collections include directories of exporters, productcatalogues, manuals, trade statistics, trade-oriented audio-visualmaterials and in-house publications of PHILEXPORT.

• Early Bird News Service – in partnership with the Department of Tradeand Industry, PHILEXPORT releases the EBNS daily to all memberswith e-mail facilities. It features abstracts of the relevant news andfeature stories scanned from the major newspapers. It also containsannouncements of major trade events for the industry.

• PHILEXPORT News and Features – the PNF is the major policyadvocacy paper released every Friday to all newspapers nationwide.It carries PHILEXPORT positions on issues; news and feature storieson important events and activities; and even promotional pieces.

• PHILEXPORT website ( – mainly oriented towardsthe foreign buyers, the web site contains information on PHILEXPORTas an organization, its services, industry profiles, list of PHILEXPORTmembers, trade opportunities, calendar of events and links to relevanttrade web sites. There are also on-line applications for membershipand its renewal, aside from providing a venue for members’ suggestionsand comments on certain issues.

• Market Advisories – sent to all or to sectoral members within 48 hoursthat they are received by PHILEXPORT. Sources include embassies;online newsletters and other publications; local and internationalbusiness support organizations and other similar agencies.

5. Project Development and Monitoring

To help address the technical and funding requirements of PHILEXPORTand its members, PHILEXPORT networks with local and foreign partnersin the implementation of developmental projects. It also manages the

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Regional and Sectoral Support Funds from which members may draw alimited amount as subsidy to their projects such as production ofpromotional collaterals, participation in trade shows, purchase of equipment,training and product development.

6. Bonded Warehousing Operations

PHILEXPORT operates a bonded warehouse, 1,045 for miscellaneousgoods, to enable its members to avail of the duty-free importation of theirraw materials, inputs and packaging to manufacture goods for re-export.Offering reasonable rates and computer-assisted documentationprocessing, PHILEXPORT’s CBW provides a better alternative to otherexisting import for re-export schemes such as the duty drawback and re-export bond schemes.

7. One-Stop Export Documentation

Under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed with the ExportDevelopment Council (EDC), PHILEXPORT and its chapters manageadministratively the operations of the One-Stop Export Service Center(OSEDC) in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Subic and Iloilo. TheseOSEDCs house under one roof representatives of the different governmentagencies involved in export documentation processing, namely the Bureauof Animal Industry, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources, Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Trade and Industry,Fiber Industry Development Industry, Garments and Textile Export Board,National Statistics Office and the Philippine Ports Authority.

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PHILIPPINE SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTFOUNDATION, INC. (PHILSMED)#1 Sta. Escolastica St. corner Roxas Boulevard,Pasay CityPhone: (632) 832.0996Fax: (632) 834.2993Email: [email protected] [email protected]:

PHILSMED is a non-stock, non-profit organization established in 1992 to helpin the growth and business development of SMEs. The Foundation collaborateswith foreign and local institutions to generate support for SMEs in thePhilippines. It is a member of the World Association for Small and MediumEnterprises (WASME). The foundation became an award winning organizationwhen it received the seal of excellence from the Association of Small andMedium Enterprises in Beijing, China in 2001.

Programs and Services:

1. Taps institutions (local and foreign), government agencies and privatecompanies to generate support and funds for the benefit of SMEs;

2. Classifies and identifies SMEs based on their needs and problems andcreate solutions through partnerships and project collaborations amongSMEs and other organizations;

3. Serves as a channel/conduit of SMEs to meet and conduct business withlarge corporations and foreign governments through the Annual BusinessOpportunity forum, trade missions to foreign countries, trade fairs, e-commerce seminars, training, and workshops, etc.;

4. Provides assistance to SMEs primarily in the areas of marketing, advocacy,and education; and

5. Acts as consultant in trade and tourism management, marketing, productdevelopment, and design.

Who may avail of these services:

Small and medium enterprises, local government units, government agencies,and the academe

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit, call, or e-mail PHILSMED. You may also visit its website

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Directory of SME SupportOrganizations

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Development Bankof the Philippines (DBP)DBP BuildingSen. Gil J. Puyat Avenuecor. Makati Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (02) 818.9511 to 20

818.9611 to 20Email: [email protected]

Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)Land Bank PlazaM.H. Del Pilar cor. Dr. Quintos Sts.Malate, ManilaPhone: (02) 522.0000 ♦ 450.7001

405.7146 ♦ 551.2200Fax: (02) 528.8542/23 ♦ 551.5395Email:[email protected]

National Livelihood Support Fund(NLSF)4/F, Hanston BuildingEmerald Avenue, Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 631.2946Fax: (02) 631.2954Email: [email protected]

Philippine Export-Import CreditAgency (PHILEXIM)formerly Trade and InvestmentDevelopment Corporation (TIDCORP)17/F, Citibank TowerValero cor. Villar Sts., Makati CityPhone: (02) 893.0300 ♦ 893.4204

848.1900Fax: (02) 893.4474/80 ♦ 893.4852Email: [email protected]

Quedan and Rural Credit GuaranteeCorporation (QUEDANCOR)Quedancor Center34 Panay Avenue, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 373.9711Telefax: (02) 373.9452 ♦ 373.9453Email: [email protected]

Small Business Guarantee andFinance Corporation (SBGFC)17/F & 18/F, Antel Corporate Center139 Valero St., Salcedo VillageMakati CityPhone: (02) 813.5720

751.1888 trunklineEmail: [email protected]

Social Security System (SSS)SSS Building, East AvenueDiliman, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 920.6446 to 55

local 5720Fax: (02) 926.1644Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Livelihood Corporation (LIVECOR)7/F, One Corporate Plaza845 A. Arnaiz Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 817.1531Telefax: (02) 817.0858Email: [email protected]

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National Capital Region

Regional Office12/F, Trafalgar Plaza105 H.V. Dela Costa St.Salcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 811.8367 ♦ 811.8231-33

890.4854 (Business Name)Fax: (02) 811.8271Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Area I (Manila, Pasay, Makati)Phone: (02) 811.8231

local 1210/1236Email: [email protected]

Area II (Las Piñas, Muntinlupa,Taguig, Pateros, Parañaque, Pasig)Phone: (02) 811.8231 local 1209/1237Email: [email protected]

Area III (Quezon City, Marikina, SanJuan, Mandaluyong)Phone: (02) 811.8231 local 1224/1238Email: [email protected]

Area IV (Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon,Valenzuela)Phone: (02) 811.8231 local 1223/1239Email: [email protected]

Cordillera Administrative Region

Regional OfficeJesnor Bldg., #4 Cariño St.Baguio CityPhone: (074) 443.9715/6549

443.9696/5310Fax: (074) 443.7859Email [email protected]

AbraG/F, King David Palace, CapitulacionStreet Zone II, Bangued, AbraTelefax: (074) 752.7737 ♦ 752.5616Email: [email protected]

ApayaoT’roy n Peal Bldg., 58 AglipaySt.Poblacion, Luna, ApayaoCell: (0928) 7859631Email: [email protected]

Benguet4/F Peliz Loy Centrum, Session RoadBaguio CityTelefax: (074) 442.3776Email: [email protected]

IfugaoAbellera Building, Dullagan, PoblacionWest Lagawe, IfugaoTelefax: (074) 382.2006Email: [email protected]

Kalinga2/F, Lua Building, DagupanTabuk, KalingaCell: (0918) 7010267Email: [email protected]

Mountain Province2/F, Walter Clapp Centrum PoblacionBldg. Bontoc, Mt. ProvinceTelefax: (074) 602.1047Email: [email protected]

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Region IIlocos Region

Regional Office4/F, Juanita Commercial BuildingQuezon Ave., San Fernando, La UnionPhone: (072) 700.4153/1025Fax: (072) 700.1023Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Ilocos Norte3/F, Pacific Building, Abadilla St.Laoag CityTelefax: (077) 771.4268Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Ilocos Sur3/F, A.R. Lahoz Bldg., Jose Singson St.Vigan, Ilocos SurPhone: (077) 722.2688Fax: (077) 722.8731Email: [email protected]

La Union2/F, Pepita Bldg., Quezon AvenueSan Fernando, La UnionPhone: (072) 888.2455/0213

242.4597Fax: (072) 700.4142Email: [email protected]

Pangasinan2/F, Star Bldg., Arellano St.Dagupan CityPhone: (075) 515.3183Fax: (075) 523.4031Email: [email protected]

Region IICagayan Valley

Regional Office4/F, Tony Go Bldg., Cor. Luna & BurgosSts., Tuguegarao, CagayanPhone: (078) 846.2370/4635Telefax: (078) 846.4637Email: [email protected]

BatanesAberilla Building, National RoadBasco, BatanesCell: (0920) 9004250

(0918) 2409237

Cagayan3/F, Tony Go Bldg., Cor. Luna & BurgosSts., Tuguegarao, CagayanPhone: (078) 846.4410Fax: (078) 846.1628Email: [email protected]

IsabelaG/F, Mercedes Bldg.National Highway, AlibagoIlagan, IsabelaTelefax: (078) 622.3748 ♦ 624.0687Email: [email protected]

Nueva Vizcaya3/F, Saddul Bldg., Sta. RosaBayombong, Nueva VizcayaPhone: (078) 321.2023Fax: (078) 805.1347Email: [email protected]

QuirinoDIP Building, San Marcos,Cabarroguis, QuirinoTelefax: (078) 692.5047Email: [email protected]

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Tarlac2/F, Anita Bldg., Zamora St., SanRoque, Tarlac CityTelefax: (045) 800.1450 ♦ 982.4724Email: [email protected]

Zambales2/F, Silangan Bldg., 2410 Rizal Ave.East Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo CityPhone: (047) 224.6545Fax: (047) 224.5988Email: [email protected]

Zambales Satellite Office2/F, Livelihood Center, Zone 4Iba, ZambalesPhone: (047) 811.1331Email: [email protected]

AuroraCordial Bldg., National HighwayBrgy. Suklayin, Baler, AuroraTelefax: (042) 209.4213Email: [email protected]


Regional Office3/F, Marcelita Bldg., Barangay RealCalamba, LagunaPhone: (049) 545.6169/7570/7448Fax: (049) 545.7573Email: [email protected]

Cavite#36 Malihan St., Zone IDasmariñas, CavitePhone: (046) 416.4700Telefax: (046) 416.4799Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Region IIICentral Luzon

Regional Office2/F, Angeles Business CentreTeresa Ave., Nepo Mart ComplexAngeles CityPhone: (045) 887.8708/2577Fax: (045) 888.4899 ♦ 887.1263

625.9607 ♦ 625.9966Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Bulacan2/F, BFCCI Bldg., McArthur HighwaySumapang Matanda, Malolos, BulacanTelefax: (044) 791.0113/2283Email: [email protected]

Bataan3/F, Criselda Marie Bldg., Capitol DriveBalanga, BataanTelefax: (047) 237.3005 ♦ 791.4221Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Nueva Ecija2/F, Manila Bldg.Maharlika Highway cor Gen. Tinio St.Cabanatuan CityPhone: (044) 463.8296Telefax: (044) 600.0930 ♦ 463.1226Email: [email protected]

Pampanga2/F, ABN Plaza, Del RosarioMcArthur Hi-way, SindalanSan Fernando, PampangaPhone: (045) 860.4629Fax: (045) 860.4625Email: [email protected]

Pampanga Satellite Office2/F, Angeles Business CentreTeresa Ave., Nepo-Mart ComplexAngeles CityPhone: (045) 888.4900Email: [email protected]

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LagunaLaguna Trade and Tourism CenterNo.38 Purok, Km.75Brgy. Banca-Banca National HighwayVictoria, LagunaTelefax: (049) 559.0254Fax: (049) 559.0151Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

BatangasNACIDA Bldg., Old City HallCompound, B. Morada AvenueLipa CityPhone: (043) 756.2330/6477Fax: (043) 756.1336Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

RizalG/F, Fairtrade Commercial CenterBldg. Km. 23 Ortigas Ave. Ext.Cainta, RizalPhone: (02) 660.6116 ♦ 240.4636Fax: (02) 656.6827Email: [email protected]

Quezon2/F, Don Froilan Lopez Bldg.Granja cor. Enverga Sts., Lucena CityPhone: (042) 373.4686 ♦ 660.7657Fax: (042) 660.7658Email: [email protected]

[email protected]


Regional Office5/F, Oppen Bldg.349 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (02) 890.1712Telefax (02) 899.0900Email: [email protected]

Occidental MindoroSME Center Municipal CompoundSan Jose, Occidental MindoroPhone: (043) 491.2131Fax: (043) 491.2210Email: [email protected]

Oriental MindoroProvincial Capitol ComplexBrgy. Camilmil, CalapanOriental MindoroTelefax : (043) 286.7093Email: [email protected]

MarinduqueCor. Del Mundo & Moreno Sts.Malusak, Boac, MarinduqueTelefax: (042) 332.1750 ♦ 311.1039Email: cfabaleñ[email protected]

Romblon4/F, Capitol Bldg.Romblon, RomblonTelefax: (054) 412.8218 loc. 2133Email: [email protected]

Tablas Extension OfficeG/F, Firmalo Bldg.Cor. A. Mabini & M. Quezon Sts.Odiongan, RomblonTelefax: (043) 198.5910/02/03Email: [email protected]

Palawan2/F, Circon Bldg.Rizal Ave. cor. Valencia St.Puerto Prinsesa CityTelefax: (048) 433.2492 ♦ 434.2965Email: [email protected]

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Camarines SurFEDMACSI BuildingPanganiban DriveNaga CityTelefax: (054) 811.2787/2858

473.8111Email: [email protected]

Region VIWestern Visayas

Regional OfficeDTI Bldg., JM. Basa-Peralta Sts.Iloilo CityPhone: (033) 335.0548/0222Fax: (033) 335.0083 ♦ 335.0060Email: [email protected]

AklanJSM Bldg., Veterans AvenueKalibo, AklanPhone: (036) 500.7605Telefax: (036) 268.5280/3405Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Antique2/F, Susana Bldg., Isabel-Tobia Sts.San Jose, AntiquePhone : (036) 540.8726Fax: (036) 320.1569Email: [email protected]

Capiz2/F, Bermejo Bldg.McKinley St., Roxas City, CapizPhone: (036) 621.1151Fax: (036) 621.2637Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Guimaras2/F, MAVIKKS Bldg., San MiguelJordan, GuimarasTelefax: (033) 581.3165Email: [email protected]

Region VBicol Region

Regional OfficeJomil Bldg., Georgetown ParkRizal St., Cabangan, Legaspi CityTelefax: (052) 480.5717Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

AlbayAlbay Provincial Office2/F ACCI Bldg., Rosal St.Bonot, Legaspi CityPhone: (052) 820.6830 ♦ 480.6830Fax: (052) 214.3226Email: [email protected]

Camarines NorteLucio Magana St.Daet, Camarines NortePhone: (054) 721.2196/4124

440.1337Fax: (054) 571.2310 ♦ 721.2196Email: [email protected]

CatanduanesCatanduanes State CollegesCompound CalataganVirac, CanduanesTelefax: (052) 811.1506/1376/1947Email: [email protected]

MasbateDTI Office, MPO Bldg.Capitol Compound, Masbate CityTelefax: (056) 333.5734/5733Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Sorsogon2/F, Benjamin Ty Bldg.Cor. Vera & Quezon StreetsSorsogon, SorsogonTelefax: (056) 211.1467/5399/5553Email: [email protected]

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IloiloDTI Bldg., J.M. Basa-Peralta Sts.Iloilo CityPhone: (033) 335.0149 ♦ 509.7607Fax: (033) 337.0392Email: [email protected]

Negros Occidental3/F, Prudential Life Bldg.San Juan cor. Luzuriaga Sts.Bacolod CityTelefax: (034) 433.0250

434.7920/2621 ♦ 708.2423Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Region VIICentral Visayas

Regional Office3/F, Rm.311, WDC Bldg.Osmena Blvd. cor. Burgos St.Cebu CityPhone: (032) 255.0036/0037Fax: (032) 253.7465Email: [email protected]

Cebu3/F, LDM Bldg., M.J. Cuenco Ave.Cor. Legazpi St., Cebu CityPhone: (032) 412.1863 ♦ 253.2631Fax: (032) 412.1856 ♦ 254.0840Email: [email protected]

Bohol2/F, FCB Bldg., CPG AvenueTagbilaran CityPhone: (038) 508.8260Fax: (038) 411.3533Email: [email protected]

Negros Oriental2/F, Uymatiao Bldg.San Jose St., Dumaguete CityPhone: (035) 442.2764Fax : (035) 225.7211Email: [email protected]

SiquijorCF Bldg., Legaspi St., PoblacionSiquijor, SiquijorPhone: (035) 480.9065Fax: (035) 344.2238Email: [email protected]

Region VIIIEastern Visayas

Regional OfficeNACIDA Bldg., Govt. Center, PawingPalo, LeytePhone: (053) 323.4163/5611Fax: (053) 325.4082 ♦ 323.3035Email: [email protected]

LeyteR & L Fernandez Bldg.785 Fatima Village,Seaside,Tacloban CityTelefax: (053) 325.5263/6448/4518Email: [email protected]

Southern LeyteS. Demeterio St., AbgaoMaasin, Southern LeyteTelefax: (053) 381.4099

570.8595/8590Email: [email protected]

Samar2/F, Mendoza Bldg., Rizal AvenueCatbalogan, SamarPhone: (055) 251.6417Telefax: (055) 251.2196Email: [email protected]

Eastern Samar2/F, Formida Bldg., Cinco St.Borongan, Eastern SamarPhone: (055) 261.2147Fax: (055) 261.3124Email: [email protected]

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Zamboanga Sibugay2/F, J-Jireah Bldg., Veterans VillageNational Hi-way, IpilZamboanga SibugayTelefax: (062) 333.5532Email: [email protected]

Isabela CityN. Valderosa St.Isabela City, Basilan ProvincePhone: (062) 200.7822/7995

Region XNorthern Mindanao

Regional OfficeNACIDA Bldg.Cor. Luna & Corrales Sts.Cagayan de Oro CityPhone: (08822) 72.9291/8819/2278Fax: (08822) 72.6354Email: [email protected]

BukidnonManuel Bldg., San Isidro St.Malaybalay CityPhone: (0888) 13.2101/2102Email: [email protected]

CamiguinTourism Pavillion, J.P. Rizal St.Manbajao, CamiguinTelefax: (088) 387.0036/0037Email: [email protected]

Misamis OccidentalCasing Building, J. P. Quijano St.Oroquieta City District OfficeTelefax: (088) 531.2101Email: [email protected]

Misamis Oriental3/F, Business Center Bldg.#52 Gaerlan St., Cagayan de Oro CityTelefax: (08822) 857.4034 ♦ 72.2291Email: [email protected]

Northern Samar2/F, Singson Bldg.Cor. Balite & Quirino Sts.Catarman, Northern SamarTelefax: (055) 351.8334Email: [email protected]

Biliran2/F, 4th Door, Charlie Chong Bldg.Caneja St., Naval, BiliranTelefax: (053) 500.9390/9677Email: [email protected]

Region IXZamboanga Peninsula

Regional OfficeGovernor Ramos Ave.Sta. Maria Zamboanga CityPhone: (062) 991.3237/3238/1621Fax: (062) 991.3232Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Zamboanga CityDTI Office, 2/F VH Wee Bldg.Veterans Ave., Zamboanga CityPhone: (062) 991.2704/05Fax: (062) 993.0594Email: [email protected]

Zamboanga Del NorteZamboanga del Norte Cultural CenterEstaka, Dipolog CityPhone: (065) 212.2231Fax: (065) 212.2944Email: [email protected]

Zamboanga Del SurZamboanga del Sur Provincial OfficeCapitol Site, Pagadian CityPhone: (062) 214.1457/3326/2516Fax: (062) 850.7001Email: [email protected]

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Lanao Del Norte0171 PM Durias Bldg., Quezon Ave.Ext. Pala-o, Iligan CityTelefax: (063) 221.6151/5534

221.5532Email: [email protected]

Region XISouthern Mindanao

Regional Office3/F, Mintrade Bldg.Cor. Monteverde & Sales Sts.Davao CityTelefax: (082) 300.9579/9580

221.4952Email: [email protected]

Davao City2/F, Mintrade Bldg.Cor. Monteverde & Sales Sts.Davao CityPhone: (082) 224.0511Fax: (082) 225.4847Email: [email protected]

Davao Oriental3/F, Valles Bldg., Rizal St.Mati, Davao OrientalPhone: (087) 388.3735Fax: (087) 811.4072Email: [email protected]

Davao Del NorteGovernment Center, Mankilam St.Tagum City, Davao del NortePhone: (084) 217.3832/3337Fax: (084) 400.1451Email: [email protected]

Davao Del SurL. Ticong Bldg., Digos, Davao del SurTelefax: (082) 553.2507Email: [email protected]

Compostela Valley Project Office2/F, TruBank Building, Aravejo Ave.Nabuntulan, Compostela ValleyProvinceTelefax: (084) 376.0500Email: [email protected]


Regional Office4/F, De Luz Bldg.Cor. Aquino St. & Gensan DriveKoronadal CityPhone: (083) 228.9837Fax: (083) 520.0071Email: [email protected]

Cotabato Provincial Office3/F Ngo Pian Bldg., National HighwayQuezon Blvd., Kidapawan CityPhone: (064) 288.1531Fax: (064) 288.1527Email: [email protected]

Sultan Kudarat2/F, Quality Appliance Bldg.Alunan Highway, Tacurong CitySultan KudaratTelefax: (064) 200.3166Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

South CotabatoRA Bldg., South Osmeña St.General Santos CityTelefax: (083) 552.8385/8386

301.8057Email: [email protected]

SaranganiSarangani Provincial Office2/F, National Agency Bldg.Capitol Compound, AlabelSarangani ProvincePhone: (083) 508.2277Telefax: (083) 508.2014Email: [email protected]

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Surigao Del Sur3/F, Alex Bautista Bldg., Donasco St.Bagong Lungsod, TandagSurigao del SurTelefax: (086) 211.3029Email: [email protected]

Autonomous Regionin Muslim Mindanao

Regional Office#3-4 Ilang-Ilang St., Rosary Heights 6Cotabato CityPhone: (064) 421.3442Telefax: (064) 421.7729Email: [email protected]

Lanao Del Sur3/F, Disomangcop Bldg.Quezon Avenue, Marawi CityTelefax: (063) 352.0298Cell: (0919) 8966259

SuluDTI ARMM Sulu Provincial OfficeCapital Ground, Patikul, SuluPhone: (085) 341.8911Cell: (0920) 9360155

Tawi-TawiIlmoh Street, Bongao, Tawi-TawiPhone: (068) 268.1246Fax: (068) 268.1043Email: [email protected]

MaguindanaoAlonto Biruar Bldg.Mabini St., Cotabato CityTelefax: (064) 421.7775Cell: (0916) 533.3310

General Santos CityG/F RA Bldg., South Osmeña St.General Santos CityPhone: (083) 552.8385Fax: (083) 553.1033Email: [email protected]

Cotabato City5/F, CYM Bldg.Don Rufino Alonzo St.Cotabato CityPhone: (064) 421.9952Telefax: (064) 421.3351Email: [email protected]

[email protected]


Regional Office4F, D&V Bldg.JC Aquino AvenueButuan CityPhone: (085) 342.5615Fax: (085) 815.1273Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Agusan Del Norte3/F, Rudy Tiu Bldg.A.D. Curato St., Butuan CityPhone: (085) 225.3341 ♦ 341.5221Fax: (085) 815.6158Email: [email protected]

Agusan Del Sur2/F, NGPI Multi-Purpose Coop. Bldg.Brgy. 5, San Francisco, Agusan del SurPhone: (085) 343.8591Fax: (085) 839.2025 ♦ 242.3134Email: [email protected]

Surigao Del Norte3/F, RMC Bldg., Burgos cor. Borja Sts.Surigao CityTelefax: (086) 826.2373Email: [email protected]

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BSMED Assistance Center3/F Oppen Bldg.349 Sen.Gil J. Puyat AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 890.5333 local 507Fax: (02) 896.7916Email: [email protected]

National Capital Region

BNRSG/F Trade and Industry Bldg.361 Sen.Gil J. Puyat AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 751.0384 local 2123

Area I (Manila, Pasay, Makati)Taxpayers LoungeG/F, Manila City Hall, City of ManilaPhone: (02) 811.8231

local 1210 c/o DTI-NCRFax: (02) 811.8271

Area II (Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Taguig,Pateros, Parañaque, Pasig)Pasig City Business CenterPasig City Hall CompoundPhone: (02) 811.8231

local 1209 c/o DTI-NCRFax: (02) 811.8271

Area III (Quezon City, Marikina, SanJuan, Mandaluyong)Business Permit and Licensing OfficeG/F, Quezon City HallPhone: (02) 811.8231

local 1224 c/o DTI-NCRFax: (02) 811.8271

Area IV (Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon,Valenzuela)Valenzuela SME CenterValenzuela City HallPhone: (02) 811.8231

local 1223 c/o DTI-NCRFax: (02) 811.8271

Cordillera Administrative Region

Benguet4/F, Pelize Loy CentrumSession Road, Baguio CityTelefax: (074) 442.3776Email: [email protected]

AbraDTI Office, G/F, King David PalaceHotel Capitulacion St., Zone IIBengued, AbraPhone: (074) 752.7737Telefax: (074) 752.5616Email: [email protected]

ApayaoDTI Office, Poblacion Luna, ApayaoCell: (0928) 7859631Email: [email protected]

IfugaoBanting, Lamut, IfugaoTelefax: (074) 382.2006Email: [email protected]

Mountain Province2/F, Multipurpose Bldg.Bontoc, Mountain ProvinceTelefax: (074) 602.1047Email: [email protected]


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Nueva Vizcaya3/F, Saddul Building, Sta. RosaBayombong, Nueva VizcayaPhone: (078) 321.2023Fax: (078) 805.1347Email: [email protected]

Cagayan3/F, Tony Go Bldg.Cor. Luna & Burgos Sts.Tuguegarao City, CagayanPhone: (078) 846.4410Telefax: (078) 846.1628Email: [email protected]

QuirinoDTI Office, DIP Bldg., San MarcosCabarroguis, QuirinoTelefax: (078) 692.5047Email: [email protected]

Region IIICentral Luzon

PampangaCapitol Bldg., Capitol CompoundCity of San Fernando, PampangaTelefax: (045) 861.2711Email: [email protected]

Olongapo2/F, Olongapo City HallOlongapo CityPhone: (047) 224.5988Telefax: (047) 224.6545Email: [email protected]

ZambalesDOST Bldg., BaliliIba, ZambalesPhone: (047) 224.6545Fax: (047) 224.5988Email: [email protected]

Region IIlocos Region

Ilocos NorteSME Desk-DTI Office3/F, New Pacific Blg.Abadilla Street, Laoag CityTelefax: (077) 771.4268Email: [email protected]

Ilocos SurDTI Office, 3/F, A.R. Lahoz Bldg.J. Singson St.,Vigan City, Ilocos SurPhone: (077) 722.2688Fax: (077) 722.8731Email: [email protected]

PangasinanPeople’s Astrodome, Tapuac DistrictDagupan City, PangasinanPhone: (075) 515.7889Fax: (075) 523.4031

La UnionLa Union Trade CenterCity of San Fernando, La UnionPhone: (072) 700.3674Fax: (072) 888.2328Email: [email protected]

Region IICagayan Valley

IsabelaMercedita Uy Bldg., Alibago, Ilagan,IsabelaTelefax: (078) 622.3748Email: [email protected]

BatanesDTI Office, G/F, Ricardo Aberilla Bldg.National Road, Basco, Batanes(in front of Batanes Gen. Hospital)Cell: (0918) 2409237

(0920) 9004250

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AuroraDTI Office, National HighwayBrgy. Suklayin, Baler, AuroraTelefax: (042) 209.4213Email: [email protected]

Tarlac2/F, Anita Bldg., Zamora St.San Roque, Tarlac CityPhone: (045) 982.4724 (DTI)Telefax: (045) 800.1450Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Nueva Ecija2/F, Manila Bldg., Maharlika Highwaycor. Gen. Tinio St., Cabanatuan CityPhone: (044) 463.8296Fax: (044) 600.0930Email: [email protected]

BulacanBCCIHiyas ng Bulacan Convention CenterCapitol Grounds, Malolos, BulacanPhone: (044) 791.2574Telefax: (044) 662.1180Email: [email protected]

BataanCapitol CompoundCity of Balanga, BataanTelefax: (047) 237.5474Email: [email protected]


CaviteDTI Office, #36 Malihan StreetZone 1, Dasmariñas, CavitePhone: (046) 414.0188 ♦ 414.0904Fax : (046) 414.0699Email: [email protected]

Laguna - VictoriaDTI Office, Varimco CompoundNo. 38 Purok 3 Km. 75 Banca-BancaNational Highway, Victoria, LagunaTelefax: (049) 559.0254Fax: (049) 559.0151Email: [email protected]

BatangasDTI-Batangas Provincial OfficeNACIDA Bldg., B. Morada AvenueLipa City, BatangasTelefax: (043) 756.1336Email: [email protected]

RizalDTI Office, G/F Fair Trade CommercialCenter, KM 23 Ortigas Ave. ExtensionCainta, RizalPhone: (02) 660.6116 ♦ 240.4636Fax: (02) 656.6827Email: [email protected]

QuezonDTI Office, Merchant cor. Enverga Sts.Lucena CityPhone: (042) 373.4686Fax: (042) 660.7658Email: [email protected]


PalawanDTI Office, 2/F Circon Bldg.Rizal Ave., Puerto Princesa CityPalawanPhone: (048) 433.2492Fax: (048) 434.2965Email: [email protected]

Occidental MindoroSME Center Municipal CompoundSan Jose, Occidental MindoroPhone: (043) 491.2131Telefax: (043) 491.2210

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MasbateDTI Office, MPO Bldg.Capitol Compound, Masbate CityTelefax: (056) 333.5734/33Email: [email protected]

SorsogonDTI Office, 2/F, Benjamin Ty Bldg.Cor. Vera and Quezon Sts.Sorsogon CityPhone: (056) 211.1467Fax: (056) 211.1479Email: [email protected]

Region VIWestern Visayas

Negros Occidental3/F, Prudential Life Bldg.San Juan cor. Luzuriaga Sts.Bacolod CityPhone: (034) 433.0250Telefax: (034) 434.2621Email: [email protected]

IloiloDTI Office, JM Basa Peralta Sts.Iloilo CityPhone: (033) 509.8111Telefax: (033) 337.0392Email: [email protected]

Aklan2/F, Provincial Capitol Bldg.Kalibo, AklanPhone: (036) 262.5919Fax: (036) 268.5280Email: [email protected]

AntiqueDTI Office, T. Fornier St.San Jose, AntiquePhone : (036) 540.8726Telefax: (036) 320.1569Email: [email protected]

Oriental MindoroDTI OfficeCamilmil, Calapan CityOriental MindoroTelefax: (043) 286.7093Email: [email protected]

MarinduqueDTI OfficeCor. Moreno & del Mundo Sts.Malusok, Boac, MarinduqueTelefax: (042) 311.1039 ♦ 332.1750Email: [email protected]

Region VBicol Region

AlbayAlbay Provincial Office2/F ACCI Bldg., Rosal St.Bonot, Legaspi CityTelefax: (052) 820.6830Email: [email protected]

Camarines NorteDTI Office, Lucio Magana StreetDaet, Camarines NortePhone: (054) 440.1337 ♦ 571.2310Fax: (054) 440.1339Email: [email protected]

Camarines SurDTI Office, FEDMACSI Bldg.Panganiban Drive, Naga CityPhone: (054) 811.2858 ♦ 811.2787Fax: (054) 473.8111Email: [email protected]

CatanduanesDTI Office, CSC Compound,Calatagan, Virac, CatanduanesPhone: (052) 811.1947♦811.1506

811.0694Fax: (052) 811.1376Email: [email protected]

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Capiz2/F, Bermejo Bldg., McKinley St.Roxas City, CapizPhone: (036) 621.1151Fax: (036) 621.2637Email: [email protected]

GuimarasDTI Office, 2/F, MAVIKKS Bldg.San Miguel, Jordan, GuimarasTelefax: (033) 581.3165Email: c/o [email protected]

Region VIICentral Visayas

CebuDTI Office, 3/F LDM Bldg.M.J. Cuenco Ave., Legazpi St.Cebu CityPhone: (032) 253.2631 ♦ 255.7082

254.9510Fax: (032) 253.5377Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Bohol2/F, FCB Bldg., CPG AvenueTagbilaran CityPhone: (038) 411.3236/3302

501.8260Fax: (038) 411.3533Email: [email protected]

Negros Oriental2/F, Uymatiao Bldg., San Jose StreetDumaguete CityPhone: (035) 225.4781Fax : (035) 422.1764Email : [email protected]

Bais CityPhone : (035) 402.8188/8181

Bayawan CityPhone : (035) 531.0047

Tanjay CityPhone : (035) 415.8456

AmlanPhone : (035) 417.0694

BindoyPhone : (035) 405.3011DauinPhone: (035) 425.2073

GuihulnganPhone: (035) 410.3098

La LibertadPhone : (035) 409.4020

PamplonaPhone : (035) 416.0182

San JosePhone : (035) 417.0703

SiatonPhone : (035) 427.0092/93/90

ZamboanguitaPhone : (035) 426.1105

SiquijorDTI Office, CS Bldg., Legaspi St.Poblacion, Siquijor, SiquijorPhone: (035) 480.9065Telefax: (035) 344.2238Email: [email protected]

Region VIIIEastern Visayas

LeyteLeyte SME Assistance Center & TradeCenter, Capitol Grounds,Tacloban CityTelefax: (053) 523.0229Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

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Isabela City PMO SME CenterQuirino City Hall ComplexG/F, Motorpool Bldg., Isabela CityTelefax: (062) 200.7822

Zamboanga Del NorteDTI Office, G/F Executive Bldg.Tourism Complex, Gen. Luna St.Estaka, Dipolog CityPhone: (065) 212.2331Fax: (065) 212.2944Email: [email protected]

Zamboanga Del SurDTI Office, Zamboanga del SurProvincial Office, Capitol SitePagadian CityPhone: (062) 214.2516/3326Fax: (062) 850.7001Email: [email protected]

Zamboanga Sibugay2/F, J-Jireah Bldg., Veterans VillageNational Highway, IpilZamboanga SibugayTelefax: (062) 333.5532

Region XNorthern Mindanao

Misamis OrientalOro Business Promotion Center2/F, 52nd Bldg., T. Gaerlan St.Cagayan de Oro CityPhone: (08822) 857.4867Fax: (08822) 722.291 ♦ 712.473Email: [email protected]

Misamis Occidental5 J. P. Quijano St., Oroqueta CityTelefax: (088) 531.1231Email: [email protected]

Business Assistance CenterCity Hall Complex, Ozamis CityPhone: (088) 521.2891

BiliranDTI Office, 2/F, 4th Door, JAC Bldg.Caneja St., 6543 Naval, BiliranPhone: (053) 500.9677Fax: (053) 500.9390Email: [email protected]

Eastern Samar2/F, S. Pormida Bldg., Cinco StreetBorongan, Eastern SamarPhone: (055) 261.2147Fax: (055) 261.3124Email: [email protected]

Northern Samar2/F, Singzon Bldg., Balitecor. Quirino Sts. CatarmanNorthern SamarPhone: (055) 354.1248Telefax: (055) 251.8334Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Southern LeyteDTI Office, Caridad Uy Bldg.S. Demetrio St., Abgao, Maasin CitySouthern LeytePhone: (053) 381.2020 ♦ 570.8595

/8590Telefax: (053) 381.2020Email: [email protected]

Samar2/F, Mendoza Bldg., RizalCatbalogan, SamarTelefax: (055) 251.2196Email: [email protected]

Region IXZamboanga Peninsula

Zamboanga CityDTI Office, 2/F, VH Wee Bldg.Veterans Ave., Zamboanga CityPhone: (062) 991.2704/05Fax: (062) 993.0594Email: [email protected]

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CamiguinTourism PavillonMambajao, CamiguinPhone: (088) 387.0036Fax: (088) 387.0037Email: [email protected]

BukidnonBukidnon Provincial Office, DTI OfficeManuel Bldg., San Isidro St.Malaybalay CityTelefax: (088) 813.2101Cell: (0916) 9364759Email: [email protected]

Southern Bukidnon Sub-OfficeMunicipal Hall, Maramag, BukidnonPhone: (088) 813.2101 c/o DTI

Northern Bukidnon Sub-OfficeMunicipal HallManalo Fortich, BukidnonPhone: (088) 813.2101c/o DTI

Lanao del Norte0171 P.M. Durias Bldg., Quezon Ave.Ext. Pala-o, Iligan CityPhone: (063) 221.3534Fax: (063) 221.5532Email: [email protected]

Region XISouthern Mindanao

Davao City2/F, Davao City Chamberof Commerce & Industry Inc.DCCCII Bldg., J. P. Laurel Ave.Bajada, Davao CityPhone: (082) 221.4148/7515Fax: (082) 226.4433Email:[email protected]

Davao Del NorteDTI Office, Government CenterMankilam St., Tagum CityPhone: (084) 217.3337Fax: (084) 400.1451Email: [email protected]

Davao Del SurInstitute for Community Services andDevelopment, Corjesu CollegeSacred Heart Ave., Digos CityTelefax: (082) 553.2507Email: [email protected]

Davao OrientalDTI Office, 3/F, Valles Bldg.Rizal St., Mati, Davao OrientalPhone: (087) 388.3735Fax: (087) 811.4072Email: [email protected]

Compostela ValleyDTI Office, 2/F, Tru Bank Bldg.Aravejo St., NabunturanCompostela Valley ProvinceTelefax: (084) 376.0500Email: [email protected]


Cotabato Province2/F, Ngo Plan Bldg.National Highway, Kidapawan CityPhone: (064) 288.1531Fax: (064) 288.1527Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Sultan Kudarat2/F, Quality Appliance Bldg.Alunan Highway, Tacurong CitySultan KudaratPhone: (064) 200.3881Fax: (064) 200.3166Email: [email protected]

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Surigao Del Norte3/F, RMC Bldg.Burgos cor. Borja St.Surigao CityTelefax: (086) 826.2373Email: [email protected]

Surigao Del Sur3/F, Alex Bautista Bldg.Donasco St., Brgy. Bag-ong LunsodTandag, Surigao del SurTelefax: (086) 211.3029Email: [email protected]

Autonomous Regionin Muslim Mindanao

Lanao Del Sur3/F, Disomangcop Bldg.Quezon Avenue, Marawi CityTelefax: (063) 352.0298Cell: (0919) 8966259

SuluDTI ARMM Sulu Provincial OfficeCapital Ground, Patikul, SuluPhone: (085) 341.8911Cell: (0920) 9360155

Tawi-TawiIlmoh Street, Bongao, Tawi-TawiPhone: (068) 268.1246Fax: (068) 268.1043Email: [email protected]

MaguindanaoAlonto Biruar Bldg.Mabini St., Cotabato CityTelefax: (064) 421.7775Cell: (0916) 5333310

South Cotabato3/F, Deluz Bldg., Gensan Drivecor. Aquino St., Koronadal CityTelefax: (083) 228.2659Email: [email protected]

General Santos CityNotre Dame of Dadiangas CollegeMarist Ave., General Santos CityPhone: (083) 552.3252Fax: (083) 552.5400Email: [email protected]

SaranganiDTI Office, 2/F National Agency Bldg.Capitol Park, Alabel, SaranganiPhone: (083) 508.2277Fax: (083) 508.2014Email : [email protected]

Cotabato City Office5/F, CYM Bldg.Don Rufino Alonzo StreetCotabato CityPhone (064) 421.9952Fax: (064) 421.3351Email: [email protected]


Agusan Del NorteDTI Office, 3/F Rudy Tiu Bldg.A.D. Curato St., Butuan CityPhone: (085) 341.5221 ♦ 225.3341Fax: (085) 815.6158Email: [email protected]

Agusan Del Sur2/F, Tourism Bldg.National Highway cor. San Francisco& Quezon Sts., Agusan del SurPhone: (085) 242.3656 ♦ 343.8375Fax: (085) 839.3595Email: [email protected]

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Ilocos NorteMariano Marcos State UniversityBatac, Ilocos NortePhone: (077) 792.4190Fax: (077) 792.3191Email:[email protected]

BenguetBenguet State UniversityLa Trinidad, BenguetPhone: (074) 422.2402 local 18Fax: (074) 422.2281Email: [email protected]

PampangaPampanga Agricultural CollegeMagalang, PampangaPhone: (045) 866.0795/6112Fax: (045) 866.0795Email: [email protected]

PalawanPalawan State UniversityPuerto Princesa CityTelefax: (048) 434.7046Email: [email protected]

Camarines SurCamarines Sur State AgriculturalCollegePili, Camarines SurPhone: (054) 320.3685Fax: (054) 473.341Email: [email protected]


AklanAklan State UniversityBanga, AklanPhone: (036) 267.6569Fax: (036) 267.6821

IloiloCentral Philippine UniversityJaro, Iloilo CityPhone: (033) 329.1771Fax: (033) 320.3685Email: [email protected]

DumagueteFoundation UniversityDr. Miciano Road, Dumaguete CityPhone: (035) 422.7063 local 106Fax: (035) 225.0617Email: [email protected]

MindanaoMasikap MSME DevelopmentFoundation, DBP BuildingCM Recto Avenue, Davao CityPhone: (082) 225.0960 ♦ 228.6470Email: [email protected]

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Philippine Associationof Broilers Integratorsc/o San Miguel Food Inc.22/F JMT Bldg., ADB AvenueOrtigas Center, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 637.3506Fax: (02) 637.3507Email:[email protected]

United Broilers Raisers Association(UBRA)539 Gen. Luna St., MalandaySan Mateo, RizalPhone: (02) 654.1113Fax: (02) 654.0123Email: [email protected]


Association of ConsolidatedAutomotive Parts Producers, Inc.(ACAPP)G/F Guieb Bldg.961 Pres. Quirino Ave.Malate, ManilaPhone: (02) 522.0533Fax : (02) 536.8138Email: [email protected]

Chamber of Automotive Manufacturersof the Philippines (CAMPI)Suite 1206, 12/F Jollibee CenterSan Miguel Ave., Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 632.9733 to 35Fax: (02) 633.9941Email: [email protected]

[email protected]


Central Luzon Egg ProducersAssociationSan Pablo, MagalangPampangaPhone: (045) 866.0082Fax: (045) 343.4352

Federation of Cattle Raiser Associationof the Philippines (FCRAP)#39 Canada St., Betterliving Subd.,Sucat, Parañaque CityPhone: (02) 832.9648Fax: (02) 822.7577 to 78Email: [email protected]

National Federation of Egg Producersof the Philippines (NFEPP)#1139 F. Halili Ave.,TuroBocaue, BulacanTelefax: (044) 278.6242Email: [email protected]

National Federationof Hog Farmers, Inc.2/F Reliance House205 EDSA cor. Rochester St.Greenhills, MandaluyongTelefax: (02) 726.3644 ♦ 744.3500Email: [email protected]

Philippine Associationof Hog Raisers, Inc. (PAHRI)Rm. 2G Edificio Enriqueta Bldg.422 NS. Amoranto Ave., La LomaQuezon CityTelefax: (02) 741. 9532


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Motor Vehicles Parts ManufacturersAssociation of the Philippines(MVPMAP)#24 Gen. Araneta St.cor. Gen. Atienza St. Brgy.San Antonio Villa, Pasig CityTelefax: (02) 633.5382Email: [email protected]

Philippine Association of BatteryManufacturers, Inc. (PABMA)80-82 Roces Ave., Quezon CityPhone: (02) 373.1234 ♦ 374.1670Fax: (02) 374.1671 to 72

Philippine Automotive Federation Inc.(PAFI)Suite 1206, 12/F Jollibee CenterSan Miguel Ave., Pasig CityTelefax: (02) 633.9941Email: [email protected]

Tire Manufacturers Association of thePhilippines (TMAP)c/o Goodyear Philippines, Inc.Alabang-Zapote Road, AlmanzaLas Piñas CityPhone: (02) 876.4777Fax: (02) 876.4596Email: [email protected]


American Chamber of Commerce andIndustry of the Philippines2/F Corinthian PlazaPaseo de Roxas St., Makati CityPhone: (02) 818.7911 to 13Fax: (02) 811.3081Email: [email protected]

Australian– New Zealand Chamber ofCommerce (Philippines) Inc.(ANZCHAM)7/F Oakwood Premier, Glorietta 4Ayala Center, Makati CityPhone: (02) 755.8840 to 41Fax: (02) 755.8843Email: [email protected]

British Chamber of Commerce of thePhilippinesc/o British Embassy Manila17/F Locsin Bldg., 6752 Ayala Ave.cor Makati Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 580.8359 ♦ 816.7116Fax: (02) 893.9073Email: [email protected]

Canadian Chamber of Commerceof the Philippines, Inc. (CanCham)Unit 1406, Antel 2000Corporate Center, 121 Valero St.Salcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 843.6457 ♦ 843.6466Fax: (02) 843.6469Email: [email protected]

European Chamber of Commerceof the Philippines (ECCP)19/F Philippine Axa Life CenterSen. Gil Puyat Ave., cor. Tindalo St.Makati CityPhone: (02) 845.1324 ♦ 759.6680Fax: (02) 845.1395 to 97

759.6690 to 91Email: [email protected]

Federation of Filipino-ChineseChamber of Commerce and Industry,Inc.(FFCCCI)6/F Federation CenterMuelle de Binondo St.Binondo, ManilaTelefax: (02) 241.9201Fax: (02) 242.2361Email: [email protected]

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Philippine Chamber of Commerceand Industry (PCCI)19/F Salcedo Towers169 dela Costa St., Salcedo VillageMakati CityPhone: (02) 844.5713 trunkline

843.3158 ♦ 844.3290Fax: (02) 843.4102Email: [email protected]

Spanish Chamber of Commerceof the PhilippinesRoom 42 Zeta II Bldg., 191 Salcedo St.Legaspi Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 893.5966Fax: (02) 892.6215

Taiwan Chamber of Commerce andIndustry of the Philippines (TCCI)Room 203, Global Tower,Gen. Mascardo St., cor. M. Reyes St.Bangkal, Makati CityTelefax: (02) 843.1851


Chamber of Cosmetic Industry of thePhilippines (CCIP)Lot 2 Arty II Subdivision, cor. Road 1Mindanao Ave., Quezon CityPhone: (02) 930.6863Fax: (02) 930.1153

Philippine OleochemicalManufacturers Association (POMA)c/o Pilipinas Kao, Inc., 6/F RafflesCorporate Center, Emerald AvenueOrtigas Center, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 915.0951 to 58Fax: (02) 915.0940 to 43

Filipino-Indian Chamberof Commerce of the Philippines, Inc.Rm. 1803, Cityland 10, Tower I6815 Ayala Ave., Makati CityTelefax: (02) 844.7222Fax: (02) 814.0918Email: [email protected]

Japanese Chamber of Commerceand Industry (JCCPI)22/F, Trident Tower312 Sen. Gil Puyat AvenueSalcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 892.3233Fax: (02) 815.0317

Korean Chamber of Commerceof the Philippines, Inc. (KCCPI)Unit 1104 Antel 2000 Corporate Center121 Valero St., Salcedo VillageMakati CityPhone: (02) 885.7342Fax: (02) 885.7343

Le Club French Chamberof the PhilippinesUnit 1502-1503 Medical PlazaMakati Bldg., Amorsolo St.cor. Dela Rosa St.Legaspi Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 813.9005 ♦ 812.0433Fax: (02) 892.6114Email: [email protected]

Metro Angeles Chamberof Commerce and Industry, Inc.Suite 333 Unicom Arcade, Teresa Ave.Nepo Mart Complex, Angeles CityPhone: (045) 323.4145Fax: (045) 888.2624

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Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mgaIndustriyang Kemika (ChemicalIndustries Association of thePhilippines)Unit 2201, Cityland Condominium 10Tower 1, H.V. dela Costa Street6815 Ayala Ave., North, Makati CityPhone: (02) 812.9854 ♦ 814.0970Fax: (02) 814.0970Email : [email protected]


Cement Manufacturers Associationof the Philippines (CEMAP)Corporal Cruz cor. E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.Bagong Ilog, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 671.7586Fax: (02) 671.7588Email: [email protected]

Chamber of Real Estate and BuildersAssociations, Inc. (CREBA)3/F CREBA CenterDon Alejandro Roces AvenueCor South “A” St., Quezon CityPhone: (02) 373.2265 to 70Fax: (02) 373.2271 to 74Email: [email protected]

Philippine Constructors Association,Inc. (PCA)3/F Padilla Bldg., Emerald AvenueOrtigas Center, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 631.3135 ♦ 631.2778Telefax: (02) 631.2788Email: [email protected]


Angeles Industrial ParkBacolor, PampangaPhone: (045) 323.4488Email: [email protected]

Baguio Economic ZoneLoakan Road, Baguio CityPhone: (074) 447.3334Fax: (02) 551.3449 (Manila Office)Email: [email protected]

Bataan Economic ZoneMariveles, BataanPhone: (047) 935.4009Fax: (02) 551.3449 (Manila Office)Email: [email protected]

Calamba Premiere Industrial ParkCalamba, LagunaPhone: (049) 545.6996Email: [email protected]

Carmelray Industrial Park 1Canlubang, LagunaPhone: (049) 549.3369Email: [email protected]

Carmelray Industrial Park 2Brgys. Punto and TuloCalamba, LagunaPhone: (049) 549.3282Email: [email protected]

Cavite Economic ZoneRosario, CavitePhone: (046) 437.6090Email: [email protected]

Eastwood City CyberparkLibis, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 551.3452

E-Square InformationTechnology ParkFort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig CityPhone: (02) 551.3452

First Cavite Industrial EstateDasmariñas, CavitePhone: (046) 402.0641Email: [email protected]

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Northgate CyberzoneAlabang, MuntinlupaPhone: (02) 551.3452

Pacific Information Technology CenterParañaque CityPhone: (02) 855.8600

PBCOM TowerAyala Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (02) 551.3452

People’s Technology ComplexCarmona, CavitePhone: (046) 430.2032

Philippine Chamber of IndustrialEstates and EcozonesG/F, Pacific Coast PlazaCoastal Road, Parañaque CityPhone: (02) 879.8381Telefax: (02) 879.8103Email: [email protected]

RCBC PlazaRCBC Tower 2Ayala Avenue cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.Makati CityPhone: (02) 551.34452

Summit One Office TowerShaw Blvd., Mandaluyong CityPhone: (02) 551.3452

Victoria WaveTala, Malaria, Caloocan CityPhone: (02) 939.7218Email: [email protected]

West Cebu Industrial ParkBalamban, CebuPhone: (032) 341.4474

First Philippine Industrial ParkTanauan, BatangasPhone: (043) 405.2653Email: [email protected]

Gateway Business ParkGeneral Trias, CavitePhone: (046) 433.0235Email: [email protected]

Laguna International Industrial ParkBiñan, LagunaPhone: (049) 844.0013Email: [email protected]

Laguna TechnoparkSta. Rosa & Biñan, LagunaPhone: (049) 541.1476 to 77Email: [email protected]

Light Industry & Science Parkof thePhilippines 1Cabuyao, LagunaPhone: (049) 543.0078Email: [email protected]

Light Industry & Science Park of thePhilippines 2Calamba, LagunaPhone: (049) 545.0525Email: [email protected]

Lima Technology CenterLipa and Malvar, BatangasPhone: (043) 981.4089Email: [email protected]

Mactan Economic Zone 1Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan CebuPhone: (032) 340.0593Email: [email protected]

Mactan Economic Zone 2Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, CebuPhone: (032) 340.4694Email: [email protected]

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Electronic Industries Association of thePhilippines, Inc. (EIAPI)UP TBI Bldg., UP-Ayala Technopark C.P.Garcia cor. Catipon AvenueDiliman, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 928.9344/9451Fax: (02) 928.7755Email: [email protected]

Federation of Electrical and ElectronicsSupplier and Manufacturers of thePhilippines, Inc. (Manila Chapter)3001 Ramon Magsaysay Blvd.Corner M. dela Fuente St.Sta. Mesa, ManilaPhone: (02) 715.3002/3184Fax: (02) 716.3789

Federation of Electrical and ElectronicsSupplier and Manufacturers of thePhilippines, Inc. (Cebu Chapter)c/o Washington Electrical & IndustrialSupply, 129 Magallanes St.Cebu CityPhone: (032) 254.0095 to 97Fax: (032) 253.4888

Integrated TelecommunicationsSuppliers Association of the Philippines(ITESAP)Unit 1601, Cityland Condominium 10Tower II, H.V. dela Costa St.Salcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 894.5349 ♦ 893.8527Fax: (02) 893.8527Email: [email protected]

Philippine Appliance IndustriesFederation (PAIF)2/F Union-Ajinomoto Bldg.331 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityTelefax: (02) 890.6663Email: [email protected]

Philippine Association of ElectricalIndustries, Inc. (PAEII)Suite 712, Bank of the PhilippineIslands Bldg., Plaza CervantesBinondo, ManilaPhone: (02) 242.1161Telefax: (02) 242.1144

Philippine Electric WiresManufacturers Association (PEWMA)Suite 602, Campos Rueda Bldg.Urban St., Makati CityTelefax: (02) 843.2841

Philippine Electronics andTelecommunications Federation(PETEF)7/F Unit 11 PS Bank TowerTindalo St. Sen. Gil Puyat AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 813.6398Fax: (02) 813.6397Email: [email protected]

Semiconductor and ElectronicsIndustries in the Philippines (SEIPI)Unit 902, Tower II, RCBC PlazaAyala Ave., cor. Sen. Gil Puyat AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 844.9028 to 30Fax: (02) 844.9037Email: [email protected]


Association of AccessoryManufacturers and Exportersof the Philippines(AAMEP)c/o Paulino’s Abaca Handicrafts, Inc.Doña Maria Subd., Velasco St.Daraga, AlbayPhone: (052) 483.2148 ♦ 823.3345

247.7565Fax: (052) 483.2149Email: [email protected]

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Rural Bankers Association of thePhilippines (RBAP)RBAP Bldg., A. Soriano Jr. AvenueIntramuros, ManilaPhone: (02) 527.2972/2968Fax: (02) 527.2980/2769Email: [email protected]


Association of Filipino Franchisers,Inc. (AFFI)#28 Capricorn St., Pamplona ParkLas Piñas CityPhone: (02) 873.8435Fax: (02) 873.8414Email: [email protected]

Philippine Franchise Association(PFA)Unit 701 OMM-Citra Bldg.San Miguel Ave., Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 687.0366 to 67Fax: (02) 687.0365Email: [email protected]


Association of Coconut Brokers, Inc.(ACBI)10/F, Rufino Bldg.6784 Ayala Ave., cor. Herrera Street,Makati CityPhone: (02) 810.3927Fax: (02) 817.3241Email: [email protected]

Association of PhilippineLeathergoods Exporters andManufacturers (APLEM)c/o Martinique International, Inc.#3 King Alexander St.Kingspoint Subd.Bagbag, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 936.7581 ♦ 937.8672Telefax: (02) 936.7130Email: [email protected]

Meycauayan Jewelry IndustryAssociation, Inc.Philippine Jewelry CenterPandayan, Meycauayan, BulacanPhone: (044) 721.0180 ♦ 228.2611Fax: (044) 228.2840Email: [email protected]

Philippine Association of PearlProducers/Exporters#45 Don Vicente Madrigal Ave.Corinthian Gardens, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 810.0572Fax: (02) 818.9778

Philippine Jewelry Business ClubFoundationSuite 1903-B West TowerPhilippine Stock Exchange CenterOrtigas Center, Pasig CityTelefax: (02) 687.7602Email: [email protected]

Tannery Association of the Philippines(TAP)Hermoso Compound, TugatogMeycauayan, BulacanTelefax: (044) 294.0659♦ 840.2188Fax: (044) 277.5744Email: [email protected]

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Association of Philippine CoconutDesiccators (APCD)c/o UCAP, 2/F PCRDF Bldg.Pearl Drive cor. Lourdes St.Ortigas Complex, Pasig CityTelefax: (02) 634.1632

Beverage Industry Association of thePhilippines23/F SMPC Bldg., St. Francis St.Mandaluyong CityTelefax: (02) 634.6840

Chamber of Flour Millersc/o Morning Star Milling CorporationMorning Star Center347 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 897.3305 to 07Fax: (02) 897.3308

Coconut Oil Refiners Association(CORA)c/o AFTA Corp., 102 Agana Circle St.BF Homes, Parañaque CityPhone: (02) 825.4480Telefax: (02) 825.5105

Fresh Frozen Seafood Associationof the Philippines, Inc.#004 Cabo Subdivision, BulaGeneral Santos CityTelefax: (083) 552.2178/4287

Integrated Food ManufacturersAssociation of the Phils. (INFOMAP)#20 Hemady St., cor. Aurora Blvd.New Manila, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 721.9518Fax: (02) 721.1653Email: [email protected]

Organic Producers TradeAssosiciations (OPTA)#21 Makatuning St., Brgy. ManresaQuezon CityPhone: (02) 363.6816Fax: (02) 415.3636Email: [email protected]

Philippine Association of Flour Millers,Inc. (PAFMI)Rm. 311 3/F Atrium Bldg.Makati CityPhone: (02) 811.4387/4366Fax: (02) 810.9462 ♦ 811.4033Email: [email protected]

Philippine Association of MeatProcessors, Inc. (PAMPI)Suite 203-204 Sunrise CondominiumOrtigas Ave., Greenhills, San JuanPhone: (02) 633.6334 ♦ 722.4026Fax: (02) 634.4461 ♦ 721.2365

Philippine Chamber of FoodManufacturersRm. 1216 Cityland 10, Tower 2H.V. dela Costa St., cor. Ayala AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 892.4163Fax: (02) 810.0532

Philippine Coconut Oil ProducersAssociation, Inc. (PCOPA)c/o United Coconut Associations of thePhilippines (UCAP)2/F PCRDF Bldg., Pearl Drive, cor.Lourdes St., Ortigas Center, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 633.9286Fax: (02) 633.8030Email: [email protected]

Philippine Food Processors andExporters Organization, Inc.(PHILFOODEX)Unit 1205, 12/Floor Jollibee Plaza,Emerald Ave., Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 637.7434Fax: (02) 925.3518Email: [email protected]

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Chamber of Furniture Industriesof the Philippines (CFIP) - National ChapterUnit H, 9/F Strata 100 Bldg.Emerald Avenue, Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 631.2834 ♦ 632.9007

637.2742Fax: (02) 631.2977Email: [email protected]

Chamber of Furniture Industriesof the Philippines (CFIP) - Viganc/o DTI-Ilocos Sur3/F A.R. Lahoz Bldg.Jose Singson St., Vigan, Ilocos SurPhone: (077) 722.2688Telefax: (077) 722.2046

Chamber of Furniture Industriesof the Philippines (CFIP) - PampangaPFTC Bldg., Furniture CityParalayunan, Mabalacat, PampangaPhone: (045) 893.0092 to 93Fax: (045) 893.0091/0093Email:[email protected]

[email protected]

Chamber of Furniture Industriesof the Philippines (CFIP) - Negros Occidentalc/o DTI Office, 2/F Milagros PlazaBuilding, Rosario-Gatuslao Sts.Bacolod CityTelefax: (034) 433.0250

434.2621/7920Email: [email protected]

Iloilo Furniture ManufacturersAssociation Inc. (IFMA)RTESDC Regional Center, TESDACompound, Zamora St., Iloilo CityTelefax: (033) 338.2791Email: [email protected]

Philippine Sugar Millers Association,Inc. (PSMAI)Rm. 1402 Security Bank Centre6776 Ayala Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 891.1138/1202Fax: (02) 891.1144Email: [email protected]

Seaweed Industry Association of thePhilippines (SIAP)Shemberg Mktg.Cor. Lapu-Lapu & Osmeña Sts.Cebu CityPhone: (032) 346.0866Fax: (032) 346.0863/1892

United Coconut Associations of thePhilippines, Inc. (UCAP)2/F PCRDF Bldg.Pearl Drive cor. Lourdes StreetOrtigas Complex, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 633.8029/9286 to 87Fax: (02) 633.8030Email: [email protected]


Albay Manufacturers Association(AFMA)c/o DTI Provincial Office2/F, DBP Bldg., Legaspi City, AlbayPhone: (052) 480.7693/7078Fax: (052) 214.3226/3176

Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation,Inc. (CFIFI)3/F LDM Bldg.Cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave. & Legaspi Sts.Cebu CityPhone: (032) 253.3091/0274Fax: (032) 254.8246Email: [email protected]

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Confederation of Garment Exportersof the Philippines (CONGEP)Suite 609, 6/F Executive Bldg. CenterSen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 897.1481Telefax: (02) 895.7614Email: [email protected]

Garment Business Associationof the Philippines (GBAP)#1 Miller St., San Francisco del MonteQuezon CityPhone: (02) 416.3702Fax: (02) 416.3555Email: [email protected]

Home Textile Associationof the Philippines (HOMETEXTILE)#7 Col. Martelino St.Heroes Hill, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 807.6007Fax: (02) 807.2805

Textile Mills Associationof the Philippines (TMAP)G/F Alexander House132 Amorsolo St. Legaspi VillageMakati CityTelefax: (02) 818.6601Email: [email protected]

Textile Producers Associationof the Philippines (TEXPAP)Rm. 513, Downtown Center Bldg.#516 Quintin Paredes StreetBinondo, ManilaPhone: (02) 241.1144Telefax: (02) 241.1162


Cebu Gifts, Toys and HousewareManufacturers & ExportersAssociation, Inc. (CEBU-GTH)c/o PHILEXPORT-Cebu3/F LDM Bldg., Legaspi St.Cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave., Cebu CityPhone: (032) 255.2797Fax: (032) 254.9259Email: [email protected]

Christmas Décor Producers andExporters Association of thePhilippines (CDPEAP)Felipa Center-Hall 1, ITC ComplexRoxas Blvd., Pasay CityPhone: (02) 831.2201 local 283Fax: (02) 831.8761Email: [email protected]

GTH-Bulacanc/o DTI-Bulacan, 2/F BFCCI Bldg.McArthur Highway, SumapaMalolos, BulacanPhone: (047) 791.0113/2283Email: [email protected]

Home Accents Group of thePhilippines, Inc. (HAPI)Unit 218, Chateau VerdeCondominiumValle Verde I, E. Rodriguez, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 801.9663Telefax (02) 671.6201Email: [email protected]

Philippine Chamber of HandicraftIndustry, Inc. (PCHI)#238 Sta. Monica St., Bo. KapitolyoPasig CityPhone: (02) 638.7926Telefax: (02) 747.1865Email: [email protected]

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Information Technology Associationof the Philippines (ITAP)22/F PCI Equitable TowerADB Ave., cor. Poveda St.Ortigas Center, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 635.3737Fax: (02) 635.3738Email: [email protected]

Philippine Software IndustryAssociationc/o SoftTech Advantage, Inc.7/F DAO 1 Bldg., 189 Salcedo St.Makati CityPhone: (02) 813.0081 to 89Fax: (02) 819.2056Email: [email protected]


Agricultural Machinery Manufacturersand Distributors AssociationFoundation, Inc. (AMMDA)Rm. 200, 2/F CLF Bldg.,#1167 Don Chino Roces AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 890.5499 ♦ 897.0696Fax: (02) 890.7202Email: [email protected]

G.I. Wire Manufacturers AssociationApartment 1-C Legaspi Tower 100148 Legaspi St., Makati CityPhone: (02) 817.6362Fax: (02) 812.7654Email: [email protected]

Metalworking Industries Associationof the Philippines – Manila Chapter#56 Kanlaon St.1550 Mandaluyong CityTelefax: (02) 535.5565Email: [email protected]

Pottery Exporters and ManufacturersAssociation of Pampanga, Inc.(PEMAPI)PEMAPI Office, San MatiasSto. Tomas, PampangaPhone: (045) 861.0506

Wooden Gifts and AccessoriesManufacturers Association, Inc.(WOODTAG)#46 Calumpit St., Project 7Veterans Village, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 371.3751Fax: (02) 374.6410Email: [email protected]


Hotel and Restaurant Associationof the Philippines (HRAP)Unit 701, Golden Rock Bldg.168 Salcedo St., Legaspi VillageMakati CityTelefax: (02) 816.2419Email: [email protected]


Computer Manufacturers Distributorsand Dealers Association of thePhilippines (COMDDAP)7/F SEDCCO I Bldg.Rada cor. Legaspi Sts.Legaspi Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 810.3814 ♦ 892.7947Fax: (02) 815.6531 ♦ 750.9456Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

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Philippine Die and Mold Association,Inc. (PDMA)MIRDC Compound, Gen. Santos Ave.Bicutan, Taguig CityPhone: (02) 837.0431 local 463Fax: (02) 837.0764Email: [email protected]

Philippine Iron and Steel TradersAssociation (PISTA)Rm. 2, 201-E Estate Center Bldg.Juan Luna St., Binondo, ManilaPhone: (02) 242.2417Fax: (02) 242.6884

Philippine Metalcasting Associations,Inc. (PMA)Quezon City Polytechnic Compound673 Quirino Highway, San BartolomeNovaliches, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 419.4278Fax: (02) 939.9320

Philippine Nail ManufacturersAssociation (PNMA)#23 Kaingin Road, Brgy. A. SamsonQuezon CityPhone: (02) 363.2385Telefax: (02) 363.2339

Philippine Steelmakers Association(PSA)25/F Galleria Corporate CenterEDSA corner Ortigas Ave., Quezon CityPhone: (02) 633.9071 to 84Fax: (02) 633.8033

Pipes and Tubes ManufacturersAssociation of the Philippines,Inc. (PTMAPI)Bo. Domingo, Cainta, RizalTelefax: (02) 655.7534Fax: (02) 248.2399Email: [email protected]

Tin Can Manufacturers Associationof the Philippines, Inc. (TCMAPI)#55 Amang Rodriguez AvenueSantolan, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 646.0840/2476Fax: (02) 645.2061Email: [email protected]


Chamber of Mines of the PhilippinesRm. 809 Ortigas Bldg.Ortigas Ave., Pasig CityPhone: (02) 635.4123 to 24

635.4159Fax: (02) 635.4160Email: [email protected]

Glass Manufacturers Associationof the Philippines (GMAP)P.O. Box No. 12903Ortigas Center, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 671.3213Fax: (02) 824.3916

Philippine Rubber IndustriesAssociation (PRIA)c/o Ramcar Tire Corp.353 Henry Javier cor. Danny Floro Sts.Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig CityTelefax: (02) 671.5949Email: [email protected]


Association of Firearms andAmmunition Dealers of the PhilippinesPBD Bldg., #27 Don AlejandroRoces Ave., Quezon CityPhone: (02) 373.3088 local 148Telefax: (02) 414.3062Email: [email protected]

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Philippine Institute for SupplyManagement (PISM)Unit 1706-A East TowerPhilippine Stock Exchange CenterExchange Road, Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 634.6632/5942/5955Fax: (02) 634.6348Email: [email protected]

Philippine Product Safety and QualityFoundation, Inc. (PPSQF)3/F Trade and Industry Bldg.361 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityTelefax: (02) 890.9935Email: [email protected]

Philippine Tropical Fish Exporters’AssociationP.O. Box 8039, Parañaque CityPhone: (02) 715.1036Fax: (02) 715.1034Email: [email protected]


Packaging Institute of the Philippines(PIP)Unit 725, Cityland Shaw TowerSaint Francis Ave., cor. ShawMandaluyong CityPhone: (02) 687.3051 ♦ 687.3143Fax: (02) 687.2018Email: [email protected]


Association of Paper Traders of thePhilippines, Inc. (APTP)#2000 Dominga St., Pasay CityPhone: (02) 832.3631 to 33Fax: (02) 523.1288

Federation of Philippine Industries(FPI)Concepcion Industries Bldg.#308 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 844.0324

817.0581Fax: (02) 844.7264Email: [email protected]

Foreign Buyers Associationof the Philippines (FOBAP)Unit 1215 Cityland Condominium 10Tower I, 156 H.V. Dela Costa, AyalaNorth, Salcedo Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 892.8492

753.3029Fax: (02) 893.5126Email: [email protected]

Philippine Association of Feed Millers,Inc. (PAFMI)27/F, 2703 D. East Tektite TowerPBEC Exchange Road, Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 687.2472

687.5269Fax: (02) 687.2429Email: [email protected]

Philippine Educational PublishersAssociation (PEPA)#84 P. Florentino St., Sta Mesa HeightsQuezon CityPhone: (02) 740.2698Telefax: (02) 711.5702Email: [email protected]

Philippine Exporters Confederation,Inc. (PHILEXPORT)ITC Complex, Roxas Blvd.cor Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay CityPhone: (02) 833.2531 to 34Fax: (02) 831.2132 ♦ 831.3707

831.0231Email: [email protected]

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Pulp and Paper ManufacturersAssociation, Inc. (PULPAPEL)6/F, Ace Building101 Rada cor. Dela Rosa Sts.,Legaspi Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 894.0053 ♦ 929.1356

924.7985 telefaxFax: (02) 894.0056 ♦ 815.9460


Association of PetrochemicalsManufacturing of the Philippines(APMP)2/F CHEMPHIL Bldg.851 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (02) 893.2966 ♦ 892.5183Fax: (02) 893.2965

Philipine Liquified Petroleum GasAssociation of the Philippinesc/o ASE Phil. Manufacturing Corp.30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig CityTelefax: (02) 633.7781

Philippine Petroleum Sea TransportAssociation (PHILPESTA)G/F Stanford Tower Condominium1870 M.H. Del Pilar St., Malate, ManilaPhone: (02) 536.2217Fax: (02) 523.9098Email: [email protected]


Drugstores Associationof the Philippines (DSAP)2/F AB Sandoval Bldg., Shaw Blvd.cor. Orambo Drive, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 631.4254Fax: (02) 633.5253

Pharmaceutical and HealthcareAssociation of the Philippines (PHAP)Unit 502, One Corporate Plaza845 Pasay Road, Makati CityPhone: (02) 815.0325 ♦ 816.7334

816.7373 ♦ 816.0618Fax: (02) 819.2702Email: [email protected]


Chamber of Herbal Industries of thePhilippines (CHIP)#7 Saturn St., Pasig, Greenland VillageRosario, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 641.4338Cell: (0917) 7565423Fax: (02) 641.9271

Federation of Cutflowers andOrnamental Plant Growersof the Philippines, Inc.c/o King Louis Flowers & Plants, Inc.MSBF Bldg., Quezon Ave.cor. Edsa Quezon CityPhone: (02) 928.4831Telefax: (02) 928.6189Email: [email protected]

Philippine Wood ProducersAssociation (PWPA)3/F LTA Bldg., Rm. 305, 118 Perea St.Legaspi Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 817.6751/6885Fax: (02) 817.6884


Direct Selling Association of thePhilippines (DSAP)7/F Gercon Plaza, 7901 Makati AvenueMakati CityPhone: (02) 864.2673Fax: (02) 892.1179Email: [email protected]

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Confederation of Truckers Associationof the PhilippinesRm. 110, Mercantile Insurance Bldg.Gen. Luna cor. Beaterio Sts.Intramuros, ManilaTelefax: (02) 527.0610

524.4259 to 61

Contact Center Associationof the Philippines2/F BPI-Fareast Bldg.Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 885.8024 ♦ 755.8896Email: [email protected]

Food Caterers Association of thePhilippines (FCAP)#10 Baler St.San Francisco del MonteQuezon CityTelefax: (02) 410.0394Fax: (02) 751.3224Email: [email protected]

Management Associationof the Philippines (MAP)2/F AIM Conference CenterBenavidez cor. Trassiera Sts.Legaspi Village, Makati CityPhone: (02) 751.1149Fax: (02) 751.1154

Medical Transcription IndustryAssociation of the Philippines, Inc.17/F Tower 2, RCBC PlazaAyala cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati CityPhone: (02) 884.1567 to 68Fax: (02) 844.9755Email: [email protected]

Philippine AmalgamatedSupermarkets Association, Inc.(PAGASA)#2 Nicanor A. Ramirez St.,cor. E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave.Welcome Rotonda, Quezon CityPhone: (02) 711.1290Telefax: (02) 732.0509Email: [email protected]

Philippine Associationof Supermarkets, Inc. (PASI)#1238 Gosoc CompoundEDSA Balintawak, Quezon CityTelefax: (02) 362.8349Email: [email protected]

Philippine Retailers Association (PRA)Unit 2610 Jollibee PlazaEmerald Avenue, Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 687.4180 to 81Fax: (02) 636.0825Email: [email protected]


Advertising Board of the Philippines,Inc. (ADBOARD)Suite 6A, DAO I Condominium189 Salcedo St., Legaspi VillageMakati CityPhone: (02) 818.6158 ♦ 817.7724Fax: (02) 818.7109Email: [email protected]

Cold Chain Associationof the Philippines (CCAP)3/F Steel Centre Bldg.A. Rodriguez Ave.Manggahan, Pasig CityPhone: (02) 641.5690

942.3282 telefaxFax: (02) 643.8112Email: [email protected]

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Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizersand & Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS)International Trade Complex Hall 1,Pasay CityPhone: (02) 834.5247

831.2201 local 306Fax: (02) 832.3965Email: [email protected]

Philippine Cable TelevisionAssociation, Inc. (PCTA)Unit 504, Taipan Place CondominiumEmerald Ave., Ortigas CenterPasig CityPhone: (02) 638.8541Fax: (02) 638.8542

Philippine Liner Shipping Association(PLSA)G/F Stanford Tower Condominium1870 M.H. Del Pilar StreetMalate, ManilaPhone: (02) 521.4084 ♦ 521.4231Fax: (02) 521.5817

Printing Industries Associationof the Philippines (PIAP)Suite 212, Dela Rosa Condominium7648 Dela Rosa St., Makati CityPhone: (02) 810.9754/9109Telefax: (02) 894.5224Email: [email protected]

Production Management Associationof the Philippines (PROMAP)Unit 502, Ark Condominium92 Sierra Madre St., Mandaluyong CityTelefax: (02) 533.5720Email: [email protected]

Screenprinting and Imaging GraphicAssociation of the Philippinesc/o G-Graphics Sales Corporation52 San Rafael St., Brgy. PlainviewMandaluyong CityPhone: (02) 531.0781/7452Fax: (02) 531.7182Email: [email protected]

SPA Association of the PhilippinesRm. 412, DOT Bldg.T.M. Kalaw St., ManilaPhone: (02) 524.2423Telefax: (02) 821.0982Email: [email protected]