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									      PROGRAMS & SERVICES

                    2009 Edition

T his handbook is a compilation of programs and services of
government agencies, private sector organizations, academic
institutions, and micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME)
organizations geared to promote, support, strengthen and encourage
the growth and development of MSMEs. This handbook provides a
brief description of each agency, its programs and services, as well
as information on how to avail of its services.

The agencies are grouped according to the type of assistance provided
to MSMEs: technology intervention, product development, market
development, entrepreneurship and human resource development
training, and institutional development. Also featured are government
agencies exercising regulatory functions.

Directories of business assistance centers (BACs), chambers of
commerce, regional and provincial offices of the Department of Trade
and Industry (DTI), economic zones, Foreign Trade Service Corps
(FTSC), Government Financing Institutions (GFIs), and trade
associations are also provided.

                      TABLE OF CONTENTS


Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council          1
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)                                  3
Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED)       9


Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)                       15
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)                                        18
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)                       23
Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)                                         25
Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT)         27
Cotton Development Administration (CODA)                               29
Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA)                            32
Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)                           35
Forest Management Bureau (FMB)                                         38
Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI)             41
Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI)                     44
Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)                48
National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC)                       50
National Dairy Authority (NDA)                                         53
National Food Authority (NFA)                                          57
National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC)                      59
Packaging Research and Development Center (PRDC)                       61
Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)                                     63
Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources
    Research and Development (PCARRD)                                  67
Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and
   Development (PCIERD)                                                71
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA)                      73
Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)                           77
Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP)       79
Science and Technology Information Institute (STII)                    81
Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)                  83
Technology Resource Center (TRC)                                       86
UP-AYALA Technology Business Incubator                                 89


Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS)                93
Bureau of Domestic Trade (BDT)                                      95
Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP)                             98
Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR)                     101
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)    102
Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC)                                 105
International Coffee Organization Certifying Agency (ICOCA)        107
Market Encounter Goes to Manila (MEGMA) Foundation, Inc.           109
Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC)                111


Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE)                            117
Center for Quality and Competitiveness (CQC)                       121
Center for Small Entrepreneurs, Inc. (CSE)                         123
Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC)                          126
Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)                       132
Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC)                            134
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)       139
UP-Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI)                  140


Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS)     145
Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD)                                    147
Bureau of Import Services (BIS)                                    151
Bureau of Product Standards (BPS)                                  153
Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP)         156
Bureau of Women and Young Workers (BWYW)                           158
Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC)                                 159
Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC)                        163
Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)          164
Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA)                           166
Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines)   171
One Stop Action Center (OSAC)                                      175
Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO)                              177
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)                          179


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)        183
Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)       186
German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)           189
International Labour Organization (ILO)                 193
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)               196
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)           204
Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)          208
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)      211
Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)   213
Philippine Food Processors and Exporters
    Organization, Inc. (PHILFOODEX)                     217
Philippine Small & Medium Busines Development
    Foundation Inc. (PHILSMED)                          219


Business Assistance Centers (BACs)                      223
Chambers of Commerce                                    235
DTI Regional and Provincial Offices                     237
Economic Zones                                          248
Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC)                      261
Government Financing Institutions (GFIs)                266
Trade Associations                                      267

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
5th Floor, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 897.7596 ♦ 890.4968
Fax:         (632) 896.7916

The MSMED Council is an interagency body established on January 24, 1991
by virtue of Republic Act 6977 (as amended by RA 8289 on May 6, 1997 and
further amended by RA 9501 on May 23, 2008), otherwise known as the
“Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises”.

The Council is responsible for the promotion, growth, and development of
MSMEs in the country by facilitating and closely coordinating national efforts
in MSME development. It is attached to the DTI and is composed of the

    Secretary of Trade and Industry
   Secretary of Agriculture
   Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
   Secretary of Science and Technology
   Secretary of Tourism
   Chairman of Small Business Corporation
   Three (3) representatives from the MSME sector to represent Luzon, Visayas
       and Mindanao
   One (1) representative from the labor sector to be nominated by accredited
       labor groups
   A representative from the private banking sector to serve alternately among
       the Chamber of Thrift Banks; the Rural Bankers Association of the
       Philippines; and the Bankers Association of the Philippines

The Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED)
of the DTI is designated to act as the Council Secretariat.

Powers and Functions:

•   Recommends to the President and the Congress all policy matters affecting

•   Establishes the needed environment and opportunities conducive to the
    growth and development of the MSME sector;

•   Formulates a six-year MSMED Plan in consultation with the private sector
    to be integrated into the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan

•   Coordinates and integrates various government and private sector activities
    relating to MSME development;

•   Reviews existing policies of government agencies that would affect the
    growth and development of MSMEs and recommend changes to the
    President and Congress through the Committee on Economic Affairs of
    the Senate and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    Development of the House of Representatives, whenever deemed

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

•   Promulgates implementing guidelines, programs and operating principles
    as may be deemed proper and necessary in the light of government policies
    and objectives of the Act;

•   Provides the appropriate policy and coordinative framework in assisting
    relevant government agencies, in coordination with the NEDA and the
    Coordinating Council for the Philippine Assistance Program, as may be
    necessary, in the tapping of local and foreign funds for MSME development;

•   Promotes the productivity and viability of MSMEs by way of directing and
    assisting relevant government agencies and institutions at the national,
    regional, and provincial levels.

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

The MSMED Council Secretariat
Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development
5/F, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 897.7596 ♦ 890.4968
Fax:     (632) 896.7916

4th Floor, Industry and Investments Building
385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 899.7450
Fax:      (632) 896.1166

The DTI, as the key agency of the Philippine government, is charged with
creating a business friendly environment conducive to the growth of enterprises
and supportive of fair and robust trade in goods and services, both within and
outside the Philippines.

DTI is a coordinating agency for all government activities related to trade,
industry and investments; a promotional machinery for further trade and
investments; and a regulatory body to ensure that fair competition prevails.

Given the priorities of Philippine economic development, its key result areas
are to: (1) attract and direct investments to areas leading to balanced agro-
industrial developments; (2) reinforce the country’s competitive advantage in
the world markets; and (3) ensure that the benefits of economic progress
reach the countryside and become every Filipino’s gain.

The DTI is made up of the Department proper, regional offices, line corporate
agencies and government entities and corporation. At present, DTI exercises
its mandate through 11 bureaus, 8 attached agencies, 9 corporations, 16
regional and 79 provincial offices, 7 city/area offices, 10 service offices, and 27
foreign trade service posts. It is manned by over 4,000 employees.

The DTI has four (4) major functional groups composed of bureaus involved in
line operations which delivers business and consumer services directly to
stakeholders and the public. These are:

1.   Industry and Investments Group (IIG)

     Investment promotion in activities critical to the Department’s trade and
     industry development program.

2.   International Trade Group (ITG)

     Promotion of domestic and international trade and commerce.

3.   Consumer Welfare and Trade Regulation Group (CWTRG)

     Enforcement of laws to protect consumers; consumer education and
     formation of consumer groups.

4.   Regional Operations and Development Group (RODG)

     The RODG serves as the implementing arm of the DTI which aims to
     foster countrywide development through the various programs and services
     in the areas of business development and consumer welfare. It operates
     in 16 regions and 79 provinces nationwide which serves as DTI frontliners
     in providing assistance to investors, exporters, micro, small and medium-
     scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs), businessmen in general, and consumers.

     Programs and Services:

     Business Development

     •   Business Information
         Provides accessible, relevant, and timely MSME information
         (e.g., cost of doing business, industry profiles, market profiles,
         MSME profiles, supplier profiles/directories, number of business
         name registration / repair shop accreditation / business license

     •    MSME Development and Promotion
         Strengthens support to MSMEs through operation of SME Centers
         and support to MSMED Council; conducts information technology-
         related seminars for MSMEs.

     •   Business Name Registration
         Reduces processing time of business name registration. For NCR,
         the processing time is 24 hours. For other areas, processing time for
         online application is 3 days and 5 days for those provinces not online.

     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.

     One Town One Product (OTOP) Program

     A priority program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to promote
     entrepreneurship and create jobs, OTOP-Philippines encourages the
     country’s MSMEs to produce and market distinct products or services
     using indigenous raw materials and manpower.

OTOP Assistance Package includes:
   • Business Counseling;
   • Skills and Entrepreneurial Training;
   • Product Design and Development;
   • Appropriate Technologies; and,
   • Marketing.
Model/Priority OTOPs:

NCR                     Health and Wellness
Area I                  Animation
Area II                 Bottled Balut
Area III                Healthcare and Wellness

CAR                     Organic Coffee
Abra                    Bamboo
Baguio City             Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Benguet                 Strawberry
Ifugao                  Tilapia
Kalinga                 Coffee, Eco-Tourism, Unoy
Apayao                  Cassava
Mountain Province       Eco-cultural Tourism

Region I                Bangus or Milk Fish
Ilocos Norte            Chichacorn
Ilocos Sur              Loomweaving
La Union                Home Furnishings
Pangasinan              Bangus or Milk Fish

Region II               Home Furnishings
Batanes                 Eco-Tourism
Cagayan                 Processed Food
Isabela                 Corn Production and Processing
Nueva Vizcaya           Citrus
Quirino                 Gifts and Holiday Decors

Region III              Lanterns
Bataan                  Processed Fish
Bulacan                 Specialized Garments (Gowns and Barongs)
Nueva Ecija             Footwear (Slippers and Sandals)
Pampanga                Lanterns
Tarlac                  Crochet and Knitting
Zambales                Fresh and Processed Sweet Potato
Aurora                  Sabutan Woven Products

Region IV-A (CALABARZON) Paper Mache
Cavite              Ground Coffee
Laguna              Paper Mache
Batangas            Embroidery
Rizal               Houseware and Holiday Decor
Quezon              Distilled Coconut Wine

Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)       Woven Buntal
Oriental Mindoro    Fresh and Processed Fruits
Occidental Mindoro  Mariculture and Iodized Salt
Marinduque          Loomweaving
Romblon            Marble Novelties
Palawan             Cashew

Region V              Ceramics
Albay                 Ceramics
Camarines Norte       Piña Fiber Products
Camarines Sur         Hinabol (Handloom Woven Products)
Sorsogon              Pilinut Products
Catanduanes           Lasa
Masbate               Beef Tapa

Region VI             Loomwoven Produts
Aklan                 Loomweaving (Piña, Abaca, Raffia)
Antique               Muscovado Sugar
Capiz                 Cutflower/Cutfoliage
Guimaras              Fruits and Nuts
Iloilo                Processed Fish
Negros Occidental     Silk

Region VII            Woven Raffia
Bohol                 Raffia Loomwovens
Negros Oriental       Pandan Bags
Siquijor              Tourism
Cebu                  Footwear

Region VIII           Mussel
Leyte                 Dried Mango
Southern Leyte        Processed Food
Samar                 Mussel Processing
Eastern Samar         Seaweeds
Northern Samar        Mariculture (Bangus or Milk Fish, Crabs)
Biliran               Coco-based Processing (Coco Coir, Coco Shell,
                      VCO and other high-value Coco by-products)
Region IX             Seaweeds
Zamboanga City        Seaweeds
Zamboanga del Sur     Seaweeds
Zamboanga del Norte   Bottled Sardines
Zamboanga Sibugay     Rubber
Isabela City          Crumb Rubber

Region X              Organic Products
Bukidnon              High-Value Vegetables
Camiguin              Processed Abaca, Lanzones
Misamis Occidental    Banana Production and Processing, Watermelon
Misamis Oriental      Whitewater Rafting
Lanao del Norte       Abaca Production and Processing

Region XI             Banana Chips
Davao City            Banana Chips
Davao Del Norte       Banana Chips
Davao Del Sur         Fresh and Processed Mango
Davao Oriental        Coconut-based Products
Compostela Valley     Gold and Silver Jewelry-Making
Sarangani             Mango

Region XII            Fresh Banana
General Santos City   ICT
North Cotabato        Fresh Banana
Sultan Kudarat        Muscovado
South Cotabato        Fresh and Processed Fruits
Cotabato City         Crabs

CARAGA                Palm Oil
Agusan Del    Norte   Abaca Fiber
Agusan Del    Sur     Oil Palm
Surigao Del   Norte   Nipa Rum
Surigao Del   Sur     Seaweeds

Activities in More Developed Provinces

•   Trade/Investment Promotion (conduct of local/international/study/trade/
    investment missions)

•   Productivity Improvement (conduct of productivity training/benchmarking)

•   Business Matching Activities

How to avail yourself of these services:

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

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
5th Floor, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 890.4968 ♦ 897.7596
Fax:    (632) 896.7916

BMSMED is mandated to develop and promote MSMEs in the country by
advocating policies, programs, and projects addressing the specific needs of
MSMEs in the areas of market access, human resource development, and
technology upgrading. Being the MSMED Council Secretariat, the Bureau is
also tasked to review policies and strategies geared towards MSME

Programs and Services:

1. Policy Review/Advocacy

    •   The BMSMED, in its capacity as the MSMED Council Secretariat,
        provides technical support to the Council. As such, the Bureau reviews
        and prepares position papers concerning policies and issues affecting
        the growth and development of MSMEs in the areas of investment,
        trade, financing, technology, structural reforms, and regional

    •   The Bureau monitors the implementation of laws affecting MSMEs
        such as:

        Republic Act No. 6977: Magna Carta for Small Enterprises
        (as amended by RA 8289 and further amended by RA 9501)

        To set the legal and policy framework for MSME development,
        Republic Act No. 6977 or the “Magna Carta for Small Enterprises”
        was passed on January 29, 1991. This was amended by RA 8289 on
        May 6, 1997 and further amended by RA 9501 on May 23, 2008 as
        the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises”. This
        law mandates the government to help MSMEs by creating a
        conducive business environment; improving access to financing;
        providing adequate business support; providing training on
        entrepreneurship and worker skills; providing linkages between MSMEs
        and large firms; and working in partnership with the private sector.

           Major provisions of the law:

           -   Creation of the MSMED Council;
           -   Creation of the Small Business Guarantee and Finance
               Corporation (SBGFC) or SB Corporation; and,
           -   Mandatory Allocation of Credit Resources for MSME Lending.

           Republic Act No. 9178: Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
           (BMBEs) Act of 2002

           Republic Act No. 9178, otherwise known as the “Barangay Micro
           Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002”, was enacted to
           encourage the formation and growth of BMBEs by granting them
           incentives and other benefits.

           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 P3
           million. Such assets shall include those arising from loans but not
           the 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 information
           on MSME laws, and gathers feedback on issues/concerns pertinent
           to their implementation.

2.       MSME Development Programs

     •     SME Development Plan 2004-2010

           The BMSMED coordinates and monitors the implementation of the
           activities under the SME Development (SMED) Plan 2004-2010. The
           long-term goal of the SMED Plan is to significantly increase SMEs’
           contribution to the country’s economic growth and social development.
           In quantitative terms, this means keeping them apace with the
           performance levels of their ASEAN and Asian counterparts in terms of
           value-added, employment, revenue generation, and sales.

     •     MSME Centers

           The BMSMED provides policy direction and program support to MSME
           Centers, which are “one-stop shops” that provide information, advisory,
           and consulting services in the following areas: productivity
           improvement, technology upgrading, market information, product and
           market development, trade promotion, financing, and entrepreneurial
           development. In addition, the Bureau operates its own MSME Center
           which is located in the BMSMED Office.

     •     Donor Programs

           The BMSMED proposes, coordinates, and renders technical support
           in the implementation of assistance programs extended by various
           donor agencies. These programs are aimed at complementing DTI’s
           own efforts at promoting the growth and development of MSMEs.

3.       Information Dissemination

     •     Information Materials

           The BMSMED gathers, prepares, publishes, and disseminates
           information materials that are relevant to the various needs of MSMEs.
           These materials include brochures on programs and services rendered
           by government/private entities to assist MSMEs, primers on starting
           a small enterprise, and various legislations on MSMEs.

     •     DTI-Business Profile Management System (BPMS) for the
           Philippine Business Registry (PBR)

           The BMSMED is a member of the PBR-Technical Working Group
           for SME that proposed for an enhanced database that will be able to
           monitor the individual SME. The BPMS is a web-based system that
           allows DTI Regional and Provincial Offices, bureaus and agencies to
           update their own clients’ business profiles as well as ensure an up-to-
           date database. It is one of the data sources of the PBR and includes
           product coding and business matching facilities that allows local as
           well as exporting firms to be matched with their requirements.

Who may avail of these services:

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

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit, call, write or e-mail BMSMED.

Technology / Production

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
ASTI Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, Technology Park Complex
U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 426.9755
Fax:        (632) 925.8598

ASTI conducts scientific research and development (R&D) in the advanced
fields of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and

Programs and Services:

1.   Research and Development (R&D) Program

     This program aims to develop innovative technologies, products and
     solutions that will address the requirements of the industry, education
     and government sectors using Information and Communications
     Technology, Electronics, and Bioinformatics as enabling technologies.
     This program is further categorized into two (2) sub-programs namely:
     (1) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) R&D, and (2)
     Microelectronics and Embedded Systems R&D.

     •   Information and Communications Technology (ICT) R&D
         Research and Development on ICT consists of three (3) components,

         - Advanced Network Research
           The Advanced Network Research component seeks to develop
           competency in advanced networking technology, services,
           applications, and architecture; establish a national research and
           education network; develop, deploy, adapt, and adopt strategic
           networking technologies, services and applications.

         - Wireless Technologies
           The Wireless Technologies component aims to develop capability
           in fundamental design and implementation of industrial grade
           modules of wireless communications systems to a skill level that
           is able to produce world-class innovative wireless technologies.

         - Network Applications and Software
           The Network Applications and Software component aims to develop
           expertise in software development in network applications to be
           able to produce marketable software and firmware products. ICT
           research activities shall focus on the following specific areas: Open
           Source Computing, IP Network Technology, Grid Computing,
           Wireless Technology, and Advanced Technology Center.

     •   Microelectronics and Embedded Systems R&D
         Microelectronics and Embedded Systems R&D will be undertaken
         in order to promote a culture of technology awareness and establish
         the design foundation and know-how vital for the Philippines to enter
         the global market for integrated circuits. It cultivates a skilled workforce
         adept in IC design and equipped for quality R&D work through training
         and exposure to actual design work.

2.   Organizational Development Program

     This program aims to enhance the organizational integrity, efficiency,
     and effectiveness of the Institute to ensure better adaptation to new
     technologies, opportunities and challenges. It comprises of three (3) sub-
     programs, namely: (1) Human Resource Development, (2) Process
     Development, and (3) Knowledge Management.

     •   Human Resource Development (HRD)
         This sub-program intends to develop and maintain ASTI’s
         competencies and continuously improve staff performance. It covers
         the various aspects of HRD which include among others education
         and training; recruitment, selection and placement; performance
         appraisal/management; performance/career development; job analysis
         and evaluation; rewards and recognition; and staff counseling and

     •   Process Development
         This sub-program hopes to contribute to the improvement of the
         agency performance and competitiveness through continuous
         enhancement of the organizational processes. All procedures and
         processes involved in the overall operations of ASTI whether
         administrative and technical will be documented, evaluated, and most
         importantly improved.

     •   Knowledge Management
         This sub-program seeks to build and leverage ASTI’s intellectual
         capital to improve the organizational performance through learning
         and innovation and to increase development impact of the institute.

3.   Technology Transfer Program

     This program is geared towards effective utilization of R&D results,
     enterprise development and capability enhancement of industry and
     academe. Productivity enhancement of the local electronics sector
     particularly the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and capacity
     building of local Electronics and ICT companies, as well as academic
     institutions and government agencies are given priority. Among the
     technology transfer activities being undertaken are technology diffusion
     and commercialization.

Who may avail of these services:

Academe, industries, government agencies, and entrepreneurs

Department of Agriculture (DA)
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:     (632) 926.6883 ♦ 927.0971
Fax:       (632) 928.2429

BAI is mandated to formulate programs for the development of the animal
industry to meet the needs of the growing populace; recommend policies and
procedures on the flow of animals, meats and meat products and its proper
preservation and appropriate inspection; coordinate and monitor Programs,
Activities and Projects (PAPs) of livestock and allied industries; and prescribe
product standards.

BAI’s mission is to “develop and promote livestock and poultry production and
post-production technologies that ensure high quality, affordable, and safe
products”. It envisions the “development of a vibrant livestock and poultry farming
communities and industry sector under diverse, sustainable, and competitive
agricultural 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 health
         at the national level;
     •   Formulates programs and policies in the prevention, control and
         eradication of animal diseases;
     •   Conducts disease control work and eradication;
     •   Establishes workable disease investigation, reporting and appraisal
         in animal disease intelligence network including uniform collation and
         economic evaluation of data and information of disease occurrence;
     •   Conducts disease surveillance and monitoring as part of early warning
     •   Prepares reports of the country’s animal health status to the World
         Animal Health Organization and other concerned international
     •   Conducts studies which seek to assess and understand animal
         diseases in their environmental and production or farming system in
         which they occur in time and space;

     •   Conducts studies to identify cost-effective means of disease
         management aimed particularly at small holder livestock producers
         with limited access to veterinary services;
     •   Develops web-based data on-line access to promote products and
         services for domestic and international information prototype packages;
     •   Delivers technical and other logistics in the implementation of the
         above-mentioned activities.

2.   Animal Feeds Standard Division
     Phone: (632) 920.1764

     •   Licensing and registration of animal feeds and veterinary drugs and
         products including manufacturing plants and outlets;
     •   Issuance of import and export certification and permit for registered
         animal feeds and veterinary drugs and products;
     •   Inspection of feed and veterinary drug and products establishments
         for 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, and
         other industry-related concerns through ‘Kapihan sa AFSD’ held every
         second Friday of the month.

3.   Animal Products Development Center
     Phone: (632) 293.5489

     •   Various training on meat processing (selected meat products and
         sausage 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 waste

4.   Livestock Development Division
     Phone: (632) 926.8842

     •   Animal loan or credit facility through conduit rural banks under the
         Multi-Livestock Development Loan Program (MLDLP);
     •   Information materials and training on livestock and poultry
     •   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 Division
     Phone: (632) 920.8926

     •   Testing of feeds and feedstuffs at the Central Animal Feed Analysis
     •   Testing of veterinary drugs and other products at the Drug Assay
     •   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 Methodology
         validation on amino acid analysis.

6.   Marketing Development Division
     Phone: (632) 926.6866

     •   Business policy advisory and forum for livestock and poultry industry
         stakeholders to air their concerns;
     •   Feasibility study and project proposal services for those wanting to
         engage in the livestock and poultry businesses;
     •   Issuance of license of livestock handlers and poultry carriers, as well
         as their means of transport;

     •   Price monitoring and dissemination;
     •   Market matching between buyers and sellers of live animals and meat
     •   Establishment of Livestock ‘Oksyon’ Markets (LOMs) in strategic areas
         of the country, in order to provide a centralized market with organized
         facilities and weighting scale to achieve efficient marketing of livestock
         and poultry; and,
     •   Establishment of livestock port terminal market and stockyards in
         different port of the country, to provide temporary holding area or
         livestock hotel in order to eliminate the spread of food and mouth
         disease (FMD) and other animal communicable diseases.

7.   Research and Development (R&D) Division
     Phone: (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 utilization
         of grassland resources to support the need of cattle ranchers through
         introduction of improved forage species, integration of livestock in
         plantation 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, feeds
         and feed resource utilization, breeding management, and animal waste
     •   Produce planting materials available such as seeds, forage cuttings
         specifically Trichantera gigantea as source of feeds for livestock; and,
     •   Provide resource person during seminar and training programs and in
         the installation of low-cost biogas system using polyethylene plastic

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
        Certificate and Information System.

Who may avail of these services:

Livestock and poultry raisers, farmers, and agricultural entrepreneurs, meat
processors and other interested individuals

Department of Agriculture (DA)
860 Arcadia Building
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 372.5043/5057
Fax:        (632) 372.5048

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Aquaculture

     •   Bangus (Milk Fish) & Shrimps
         -  Commercialization of bangus (milk fish) hatchery technology;
         -  Promotion of bangus (milk fish) 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.

     •   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 its
regional offices. A formal letter-request is required. In the case of a demo-
cooperation, the requesting party must provide data for demonstration.

Department of Agriculture (DA)
692 San Andres, Malate, Manila
Phone:     (632) 525.7857 ♦ 525.7909 ♦ 524.0779
Fax:       (632) 521.7650

BPI is mandated to service and support the Philippine plant industry sector.
It is committed to: (1) meet and satisfy the needs of its stakeholders in the
areas of crop research, protection and production, crop utilization and analytical
services, seed quality assurance, plant quarantine and agricultural engineering
services; (2) comply and implement existing regulations and support/advocate
the formulation of new regulations; (3) continually improve its Quality
Management System (QMS) through an effective feedback system from its
internal and external environment and quality audit ; (4) maintain and implement
its QMS in compliance with ISO 9001:2000 standards ; and, (5) involve its
entire human resources in the implementation of QMS and good governance.

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 human

•   Provides technical assistance to small–scale entrepreneurs for the
    establishment 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 and
    preservation through:
    - Lectures and actual demonstration; and,
    - 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 interested

How to avail yourself of these services:

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

Office of the President (OP)
CICT-NCC Building
C.P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 920.0101
Telefax:    (632) 920.7444

The CICT is mandated to develop the country as a world-class ICT services
provider, provide government services to stakeholders online, provide affordable
Internet access to all segments of the population, develop an ICT enabled
workforce, and create an enabling legal and regulatory environment.

The CICT is also empowered to “assist the DTI in carrying out its functions
related 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, and
other 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 applying
     ICT to business operations. Participants who attend these seminars will
     be given discount vouchers for the one-week Business Planning
     Workshops. (Note: CICT-Strategic Business Development Group can also
     make the “Awareness Seminar Kit” for agencies and organizations who
     would 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 competitive
         business strategy;
     •   Determine the critical ICT, marketing and production capabilities to
         support their business strategy; and,
     •   Develop a cost/benefit analysis to support their planned investment in
         ICT capabilities.

3.   Financing

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

4.   Implementation Assistance

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

5.   SME Help Desk

     To provide assistance for SMEs encountering problems with their ICT
     applications or hardware, the CICT will establish a telephone hotline which
     will 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 for
     transaction processing, training/learning, and other activities (for enterprises
     that 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 reached
by email at this address:

Department of Agriculture (DA)
1st Floor, Agricultural Training Institute Building
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:       (632) 929.8562 ♦ 920.8878
Fax:         (632) 920.9238

Republic Act No. 8486, otherwise known as the Cotton Industry Development
Act of 1998, created the Cotton Development Administration (CODA) out of
the merger of two cotton agencies, namely, the erstwhile Cotton Research
and Development Institute (CRDI) and the Philippine Cotton Corporation
(PhilCotton). CODA is the sole agency mandated to accelerate the
development of the local cotton industry.

Programs and Services:

1.   Research and Development (R&D) Services

     CODA’s R&D Program pursues a dynamic demand-driven and problem-
     oriented agenda that aims to modernize Philippine cotton production.
     Specificlly, our R&D thrust is towards increasing the farmer’s net income
     from cotton growing through optimizing production at reduced costs per
     unit area.

     Through an aggressive R&D undertaking, we generate scientific information
     and package of technologies to uplift the production of cotton endeavors
     of individual farmer growers and organized farmer groups and cooperatives.

     Our pool of seasoned researchers and scientists provide the backbone
     of our R&D services to private groups in the realm of R&D, both in the
     bio- physical and social milieu.

2.   Technical Services

     Since cotton, compared to other crops, requires a unique cultural
     management to grow it successfully, CODA provides a variety of technical
     service to cotton growers and private groups. This includes technical
     advising where growers are provided with technical recommendations based
     on the crop stage and conditions. Our technical personnel deployed in the
     field are on-call for assistance anytime.

3. Information Services

   Research findings are the basis of recommended production technologies
   and information to improve cotton cultivation. These innovations are, thus,
   packaged into various modalities using appropriate channels of
   communications to ensure their transfer to the intended clients. CODA’s
   information services include the development of information materials both
   in print and broadcast, as well as electronic format. Besides, we also
   harness the use of information technology to democratize information by
   developing information systems and databases.

4. Training Services

   Empowerment of stakeholders especially the farmers is the very reason
   why we conduct trainings for our clients. Our pool of facilitators and trainors
   are available to provide the training services required for various audiences
   on cotton growing and processing. Nevertheless, we also have the
   capability to provide training services such as facilitation, training needs
   assessment, development of training designs and modules, and impact

5. Ginning Services

   Cooperatives may avail of the ginning and warehousing services we offer
   at a minimal cost in San Fabian, Pangasinan.

Who may avail of these services:

Cotton farmers, integrators, agricultural technicians, private companies and
organized groups of farmers or cooperatives, or any MSMEs engaged in
agricultural production

How to avail of these services:

Those interested could visit, call, or write us at the following offices:

1. Cotton Development Administration
   1/F, Agricultural Training Institute Building
   Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
   Phone: (632) 920.8878 929.8562
   Fax:       (632) 920.9238
2.   Cotton Research Center
     Cotton Development Administration
     Batac, Ilocos Norte
     Phone: (63.77) 792.3137

3.   Luzon Field Operations Center
     Cotton Development Administration
     Alacan, San Fabian, Pangasinan
     Phone: (63.75) 523.6709

4.   Visayas Field Operations Center
     Cotton Development Administration
     Tungay, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

5.   Cotton Development Administration
     c/o Department of Agriculture
     Dumaguete City
     Phone: (63.225) 229.9215

6.   Mindanao Field Operations Center
     Cotton Development Administration
     Sulit, Polomolok, South Cotabato
     Phone: (63.83) 500.9184

Department of Agriculture (DA)
1424 Asiatrust Bank Annex
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Phone: (632) 373.9241/7489
Fax:   (632) 373.7494

FIDA is mandated to promote the accelerated growth and development of the
Philippine fiber industry in all its aspects including research, production,
processing, marketing, and trade regulation.

Programs and Services:

1.   Technical assistance to farmers on proper culture, management
     and protection of fibercrops
     One of the major problems of the abaca industry is the high incidence of
     abaca viral diseases in all abaca farms in the country. Farmers’ knowledge
     and practice on the proper cultural management of their abaca farms
     play a significant role in reducing the incidence of the abaca viral diseases.
     As such, FIDA’s extension personnel in all its ten (10) regional offices
     provide technical assistance to abaca farmers.

2.   Technical assistance to farmers in the development, establishment
     and rehabilitation of fibercrop plantations
     The FIDA has targeted a total of 50,391 hectares new agri-business lands
     for abaca. This is in line with the Goal 1 of DA which is to develop two (2)
     million hectares of new agri-business lands and generate two (2) million
     jobs for the agriculture sector from 2005 – 2010. The FIDA’s extension
     program for abaca will generate an estimated 100,782 new jobs and
     address the increasing demand for abaca fibers.

     FIDA assists the farmers in the identification of area suited for abaca
     farming. Abaca nurseries are established and maintained in areas identified
     and validated as potential sites for abaca expansion. On the other hand,
     FIDA also identifies abaca areas to be rehabilitated. Rehabilitation and
     replanting of old and unproductive abaca farms also include those damaged
     frequently by natural calamities.

3.   Assistance in the organization and strengthening of farmers’
     cooperatives and packaging of proposals for availment of
     production loans from financing institutions like the Landbank of
     the Philippines
     Abaca farmers are encouraged by FIDA to form into cooperatives to be
     able to empower them and strengthen their capabilities. FIDA collaborates
     with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Local
     Government to conduct training on cooperative management,
     entrepreneurship and bookkeeping. Once the farmers are organized,
     they are also assisted by FIDA in the development of project proposals
     to avail of production loans from financing institutions like the Lank Bank
     and other rural banks.

4.   Training on fiber production, fiber extraction, fiber grading and
     classification, fiber processing and handicraft making such as
     handmade papermaking, sinamay and piñacloth weaving
     FIDA conducts training from fiber production to fiber utilization. Participants
     to these training are the abaca farmers, private sector, local government
     units, students and other government agencies.

     On fiber production, technologies from fibercrop cultivation to harvesting
     are disseminated to the farmers.

     On fiber extraction and processing, this includes capability build up of
     farmers on how to operate fiber extraction machines and tools.
     Furthermore, capability build up is also done among fabricators on how
     to fabricate the machine. Thus, this activity includes distribution of
     technical designs of improved fiber extraction machines and tolls to private
     sectors, local fabricators and farmers’ organizations for investment and

     On fiber grading and classification, FIDA inspectors in all its regional
     offices orient the farmers on the basic classification of abaca fibers.

     On product development, training on livelihood opportunities using plant
     fibers, dyeing of fibers and pulp and paper making are conducted.

5.   Provision of disease-free planting materials to farmers
     FIDA continuously produce and distribute disease-free planting materials
     from its four (4) tissue culture laboratories located in Albay, Sorsogon,
     Catanduanes and Leyte. Disease-free and diseased abaca planting

     materials are determined through the continuous operations of the two
     (2) diagnostic laboratories of FIDA in Albay and Leyte.

6.   Technical information and testing services on fiber identification,
     characterization and fiber extraction, pulping and quality of pulp
     Testing services on fiber identification/morphology, physical test and
     chemical analysis are extended to FIDA’s fiber clienteles.

     Dissemination of technical information is done through the conduct of
     training on fiber characterization and utilization (fiber identification/
     morphology, physical test and chemical analysis) and postharvest
     technology amon fiber clienteles and students.

7.   Marketing Services
     Provision of marketing services is done through marketing assistance
     and fiber trade promotions. Marketing assistance includes the
     identification and development of markets and the establishment of direct
     marketing tie-ups between fiber producers (farmers) and processors/
     manufacturers and other buyers. While fiber trade promotions include
     the hosting, sponsoring and active participation in trade fairs and exhibits,
     both local and foreign to promote Philippine fiber-based products.

8.   Provision of fiber industry statistics and other market-related
     information such as trade opportunities and market updates

9.   Preparation of program or project development for local and
     foreign funding

10. Regulatory Services
    FIDA as mandated by Law continuously regulate fiber trading activities,
    sustain the standard qualities and monitoring of all natural fibers except

Who may avail of these services:

Abaca farmers, fiber exporters, processors, manufacturers, traders, LGUs,
academe, government agencies and financial institutions.

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or email FIDA.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
FNRI Building, DOST Compound
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone:      (632) 837.2934 ♦ 837.2071 to 82
Fax:        (632) 837.3164

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, the
Institute pursues the objectives of the National Science and Technology Plan
for 2002-2020 (NSTP 2020); the goals stated in the Medium-Term Development
Plan (MTDP); and the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN).

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

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

Programs and Projects:

1.   Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring

     •   Nutrition Surveys
         Conduct periodic nutrition surveys throughout the country to assess
         food intake of the population and to determine the types and magnitude
         of 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 physical
         and functional effects, develop and update methods of diagnosis and

         treatment for their prevention and control; establish and update the
         Philippine anthropometric clinical standards and develop tools and
         methods 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 to
         derive nutrient requirements for maintenance, growth, pregnancy and
         lactation; determine nutrient bio-availability and interrelationship of foods
         in diets.

3.   Food Science and Technology

     •   Nutritious Food Products Development
         Improve nutritious food products in terms of nutritional value; packaging
         and 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 and
         institutions; develop food guides and tools for dietary management.

4.   Research Utilization Management

     •   Nutrition Outreach and Information Dissemination
         Conduct media conferences and maintains media liaisons promoting
         nutrition for print and broadcast; organize scientific sessions/seminars,
         lecture-demonstrations, broadcast interviews.

     •   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, and
         strategies to effect behavioral change of various population groups.

    •   Printing and Audio-Visual Production
        Develop and produce the FNRI Digest, popular annual report,
        Information and Education Communication (IEC) leaflets/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 resource
        sharing; provide reference circulation/readers’ services for in-house
        and outside users as well as literature search on local and international

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
    •   Diet Counseling/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.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:     (632) 927.4788 ♦ 928.9313
Fax:       (632) 930.0374

The FMB provides support for the effective protection, development, occupancy
management, and conservation of forestlands and watersheds. It collaborates
with international and local development organizations in several forestry
development programs.

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

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

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

    •   Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of forestry and watershed
        development 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, and
        international levels, identifying investment problems and opportunities
        in 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
   •   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 Program
   •   DENR-DA-DAR Convergence Initiative

    • WB-GEF National Programs for Environment and Natural Resource
        Management (NP-ENRM) Project
    • Forest Resource Assessment (FRA)
   •   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
   •   FMB/DENR JICA Assisted Watershed Database Project
   •   Enhancing Natural Resource Management Through Enterprise
   •   CBFM-CARP Upland Development Program
   •   Advancing the Application of ANR for Effective Low Cost Forest
   •   Community-Based Forest Management and Mangrove Project
       (Panay, Negros)

   • 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
    •    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 land
grazing management agreement holders, integrated forest management
agreement 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-related

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
College, Laguna
Phone:      (63-49) 536.2360/3630/2377
Telefax:    (63-49) 536.3630

The FPRDI is the only national agency mandated to conduct research and
development (R&D) and technology transfer and provide technical services
and training on forest products (wood and non-wood) utilization in the

FPRDI envisions a sustainable forest-based industry that is able to produce
economically competitive and environment-friendly commodities that contribute
to socio-economic development and support the disadvantaged sectors of
society. Its mission is to generate, improve and transfer appropriate
technologies and information on the efficient utilization of forest-based products
to make local industries more competitive in the domestic and global markets
and to benefit the general public.

Programs and Services:

1.   Furniture and Handicraft
     Generate information and technologies on the processing and utilization
     of some industrial tree plantation species (ITPS) and non-wood forest
     products (NWFPs) for export quality furniture and handicrafts.

     •   R&D on: a) indoor and outdoor furniture and furniture parts; b) gifts,
         toys, housewares and holiday decors; and c) fashion accessories
         and other wearables
     •   Testing and technical advisory services on furniture, wood bending,
         wood and non-wood preservation, wood seasoning/kiln drying,
         bleaching and dyeing, finishing, sawmilling, contract research, termite
         and powder-post beetle treatment and soil poisoning

2.   Builders Woodworks and Structural Components
     Utilize engineering concepts and principles to develop and evaluate
     engineered products for the builders woodworks, housing and packaging

     •   R&D on: a) pallets, b) plywood and laminated components,
         c) engineered floors, and d) fire doors and fire proofing additives
     •   Testing and technical advisory on prefab walls, pallets/packaging,
         plywood and laminated products, destructive and non-destructive
         testing of structural lumber, machine grading of structural lumber,
         engineered bamboo floors and fire doors

3.   Composite Boards
     Focus on the sustainable development of composite products from bio-
     resources (wood/non-wood), waste stream (plastics), processing wastes
     and agricultural residues.

     •   R&D on: a) acoustic boards, b) heat insulation boards, and c) cement-
         bonded boards
     •   Testing and technical advisory services on composites (wood wool
         cement board, cement-bonded board, medium density fiberboard,
         oriented strand board, etc.)

4.   Bio-energy, Resins and Oils
     Focus on the use of biotechnology to produce bio-ethanol from wood
     wastes; innovative design of equipment to produce high-grade charcoal/
     charcoal briquettes from wood wastes and other biomass; health and
     personal care products from essential oils and other extracts; and
     adhesives and surface coatings from resins and other exudates.

     •   R&D on: a) bio-ethanol, b) resins, surface coatings and adhesives,
         c) essential oils, health and personal care products, and d) charcoal
         and charcoal briquettes
     •   Testing and technical advisory services on thermal analysis for
         polymers; formaldehyde emission for adhesives and surface coatings;
         FTIR spectral analysis for chemical compounds, and proximate
         chemical analysis, heating value analysis and ultimate analysis for

5.   Paper and Paper Products
     Focus on the utilization of abaca waste fibers for making printing and
     writing papers; indigenous raw materials for specialty and creative papers;
     and recycled fibers (waste paper) for paper and paper boards.

     •   R&D on: a) writing and printing paper from abaca waste fibers,
         b) specialty paper and creative paper products, and c) paper
         boards and packaging
     •   Testing and technical advisory services on pulp and paper, paper
         boards and packaging
6.   Material Science
     Generate information on the: 1) basic properties of new and emerging
     wood and non-wood forest products (NWFPs); and 2) relationship of the
     structure and properties of wood and NWFPs.

     •   Testing and technical advisory services on wood identification and
         the anatomical, chemical, physical and mechanical strength properties
         of wood and non-wood forest products
     •   Preparation of handbooks, manuals, field guides and catalogues on
         wood and non-wood forest products

7.   Cleaner Production Technologies for the Forest-based Industries
     Assess the environmental soundness of FPRDI technologies before these
     are marketed and feed back the results to the other programs for
     improvement; and, extend technical assistance towards improving the
     environmental performance of the Institute’s clients’ mills.

     •   Technical advisory services on compliance of production technologies
         with environmental standards

8.   Technology Transfer
     Direct, coordinate, organize, facilitate and implement technology transfer
     and other technical services projects/activities of the Institute.

     •   Conduct of testing and technical advisory services; technology
         installation; training/demonstration; feasibility studies; technology
         investors fora; consultative industry dialogues; and laboratory tours
         and demonstrations.

Who may avail of these services:

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

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or e-mail FPRDI.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
General Santos Avenue
Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone:      (632) 837.2071 to 82 local 2182
Telefax:    (632) 837.3167

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

4.   Food Engineering Services
     A package of services offered to the local food industry and other institutions
     that provide them with technical assistance to improve product quality
     and productivity in their operations, and enable them to comply with stringent
     Sanitary and Phytosanitary System requirements of international trading
     under the World Trade Organization (WTO). Such services include technical
     advice and engineering consultancy on: product/process development and
     scale 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 on
     metrology responds to the call for accuracy and traceability in the units of
     measurement (e.g. mass, length, volume) for product standardization, higher
     quality and competitiveness of local products, and consumer protection.
     The metrology center also assists in the setting of measurement standards
     and in repair and design of apparatus.

6.   Process Engineering
     This program is a tool to solve production bottlenecks or shop floor problems
     and to translate ITDI developed processes into production systems. Through
     this program, ITDI integrates waste treatment systems, safety measures,
     and process control systems in the process. It also touches on the
     development of complex design systems that can be used for a wide
     range 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 the
     quality and extending the shelf life of fresh produce from the time and
     place of harvest to the time and place of consumption, with minimum
     loss, maximum efficiency, and maximum returns to all involved. Processing
     and marketing problems of seasonal crops are addressed by providing
     alternative solutions such as developing value-adding qualities to the product
     to ensure continuous supply beyond the harvest season.

8.   Packaging Research and Development
     Development and/or improvement of packaging system, implementation
     of tools of modern and innovative packaging technologies and label design
     to upgrade the global competitiveness of local products, and
     institutionalizing linkages locally and abroad.

9.   Cleaner Production (CP) Assessment
     Promotion of cleaner technologies through CP assessment, technical
     information and training to strengthen the global competitiveness of local

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 planning
    or in the initial stage in setting up their own business, with close supervision
    and monitoring of in-house researchers/engineers. Available EMs/TBIs are:
    fruit juice processing, basi and sugar cane juice production, vinegar
    production using acetator, soap making, glass blowing, bio reactor
    (biodegradation of ecological solid waste), ceramics production, smoked
    fish, and virgin coconut oil processing.

11. Energy Audit
    A critical examination of an energy consuming facility to help improve
    energy efficiency and productivity by identifying areas where energy waste
    can occur and recommend energy saving opportunities. Services offered
    include 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 industrial
    processes, and demonstration/training on various technologies for income

13. Use of Laboratory/Pilot Plant Facilities
    Production facilities on a scaled up level for various technologies or
    processes can be availed of by industry such as those on: coconut oil
    milling and refining, food processing line (canning & dehydration), and
    materials processing (ceramics, plastics.) (Please see ITDI Pilot Plants/

14. Technical Information and Promotion
    Documentation and dissemination of information on S&T services,
    technologies, and other technical inquiry data and promotion assistance
    to clients in various media channels.

15. Library Services
    A worthy source of in-depth information on the Institute’s major areas of
    concern and allied subjects; a special collection of theses and technical
    reports of in-house researches/studies.

ITDI Pilot Plants
Under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)/Contract Project, industries can
use/avail of the services of the following pilot plants/facilities:

1.    Food Canning
2.    Food Dehydration
3.    Materials Processing (Ceramic, Glass, Plastics, Inorganic Minerals)
4.    Gasification
5.    Bioreactor for Solid Waste
6.    Coco Oil & Rice Bran Oil Processing
7.    Lab-Scale Two Stage Aerobic and Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment
8.    Food Processing
9.    Super Activated Carbon (Rice Husk)
10.   Microencapsulation of Fertilizer/ Enzymes
11.   Essential Oil Extraction/Refining
12.   Centralized Hazardous Waste Handling Facility
13.   Vegetable Oil/Seed Oil Extraction Plant
14.   Oil Refining System
15.   Soap and Detergent Plant
16.   Glass Blowing

Who may avail of these services:

Small, medium, and large-scale industries, government agencies, academic
institutions, associations, and the general public

How to avail yourself of these services:

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

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
MIRDC Compound, Gen. Santos Avenue
Bicutan,Taguig City
Phone:      (632) 837.0431 to 38
Fax:        (632) 837.0613

MIRDC is a DOST-attached agency mandated to provide both government and
private sectors in the metals and engineering industry with professional
management and technical expertise on the training of engineers and
technicians; information exchange; trade accreditation services; quality control
and testing of metal products; research and development; and, business
economics advisory services.

Programs and Services:

1.   Research and Development

     •   Assists the metals and engineering enterprises through R&D to come
         up with improved products, processes and materials, and equipment
         prototypes by offering:

         -   Contract Researches
         -   Joint Researches
         -   Prototype Development
         -   Metalcasting Services
         -   Metalworking Services

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

2.   Specialized Industrial Training

     •   Designs and implements training modules which update Filipino
         entrepreneurs, engineers, and technicians on local and international
         market demands:

         -   Compendium of training programs covers the following subjects:
             Metalworking Technology; Metalcasting Technology; Analysis and
             Testing; Engineering/Production Planning; Quality Assurance;
             Productivity; Trainer’s Training; and Setting up of Quality and
             Environmental Management System.

3.   Technical Consultancy and Extension Services

     •   Speeds up technology transfer by conducting consultancy services
         to improve productivity and product quality.

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

4.   Technology Business Incubation Program

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

     •   Services include: business and production spaces; common service
         facilities; 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 to
         assist the industry in ensuring high quality metal products.

     •   Services include: Calibration (Instrumentation and Metrology);
         Mechanical Testing; Nondestructive Testing; Metallurgical Failure
         Analysis; 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 and
         industry 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.

Department of Agriculture (DA)
Apacible Hall, Elliptical Road
Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: (632) 929.8234
Fax:     (632) 920.3992

The NAFC is a government agency committed to ensure participatory broad-
based decision making in agriculture and fisheries by providing quality services
to its nationwide network to private sector-led consultative councils toward
the formulation of sound policy and program recommendations for sustained
countryside development.

It also conducts consultation on agricultural issues and concerns;
implements and coordinates agricultural and fisheries programs and projects;
monitors activities under the Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization Act;
and generates resources for agriculture, fishery and other related programs
and projects.


1.   Livelihood Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD)
     2000 Program - Phase II

     •   Provides financial assistance for agricultural and fishery-based small-
         scale projects aimed at empowering marginal farmers and fisherfolk.

     •   Provides interest and collateral financial assistance for livelihood,
         capability-building and marketing support activities.

     Who may avail of the program:

     •   For livelihood projects, qualified proponents are marginal groups of
         farmers and fisherfolks such as cooperatives, farmers and fisherfolks’
         associations, youth and women’s organizations engaged in agriculture
         and fisheries.

     •   For capability-building and marketing support projects, qualified
         proponents are DA-Regional Field Units, Local Government Units
         (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and People’s

Requirements for availment:

1.   Substantive project proposal based on recommended outline

2.   For income-generating projects, proposed replenishment schedules

3.   Certified true copy of Registration Certificate (Cooperative Development
      Authority, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Labor
     and Employment/Bureau of Rural Workers)

4.   Certified true copy of Articles of Incorporation/Cooperation and by-laws

5.   Organizational profile, including the list of incumbent officers and members

6.   Latest Audited Financial Statements (at least 2 years) and/or certification
      from the LGU attesting to the organization’s credibility and capability

7.   Notarized General Assembly Resolution designating the authorized
     representative to transact and sign documents for and in behalf of the

8.   Endorsements:

     a. For infrastructure projects, any of the following:

         •   Deed of Donation and Acceptance for land to be used for the
         •   Copy of land title, tax declaration and Board Resolution
             authorizing the use of the land for the project (if the proponent
             organization owns the land); and,
         •   In extreme cases, a long-term lease agreement, based on
             project’s life, with options to renew.

     b. For use of municipal/inland waters, any of the following:

         •   Municipal/Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA)/BFAR
             permit or lease agreement, whichever is applicable.

How to avail of the program:

1.   To avail of the financial assistance, the proponent has to prepare a project
     proposal following the recommended proposal outline. Moreover, the
     proponent has to comply with the required documents.

2.   The proposal, together with the other documents, shall be submitted to
     the Municipal Agricultural and Fishery Council (MAFC) which in turn shall
     convene to pre-evaluate its merits. If the proposed project is found feasible,
     the MAFC shall endorse the proposal to the Provincial Agricultural and
     Fishery Council (PAFC) for pre-evaluation and possible endorsements to
     the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC). Subsequently, the
     RAFC shall review the evaluation of the proposal. If it qualifies for financial
     assistance, the RAFC shall endorse the proposal and other pertinent
     documents to the NAFC. The NAFC shall inform the proponent of actions
     taken on the proposal.

3.   To facilitate the evaluation of the project proposal, three (3) members of
     every local council are designated to compose its technical working group
     (TWG). The Council’s vice-chair from the public sector shall automatically
     serve as the head of the TWG. The council shall appoint the two (2) other

4.   Endorsements in the municipal and in the provincial levels shall bear the
     signatures of the concerned Agricultural and Fishery Council (AFC)
     chairpersons and the municipal and the provincial agriculturist,

5.   At the regional level, it shall be signed by the RAFC Chairperson and by
     the Regional Executive Director.

6.   Upon receipt of the proposal, NAFC shall conduct a table evaluation of
     the proposal. If found meritorious and the documents are complete, a
     site validation is undertaken to verify the veracity of the data presented in
     the proposal and the capability of the proponent to implement the proposed

7.   Projects found feasible are recommended for approval. The proponent,
     the DA-RFU and the AFCs are informed of the approval. A Memorandum
     of Agreement between the DA-RFU and the NAFC shall be executed to
     effect the transfer of funds to the DA-RFU.

8.   In case the proposed project fails to qualify under the program, the
     proponent shall be informed. If there are existing programs by other funding
     agencies where the proposal would qualify, the NAFC shall endorse the
     proposal to the said program/agency for consideration.

For more information/queries, visit, call at telephone numbers (632) 929.8234
and 920.3992, write or email Special Projects Division of NAFC at

Department of Agriculture (DA)
NDA Building, BAI Compound
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:     (632) 926.0733 to 36 ♦ 929.6755
Telefax:   (632) 926.8847 ♦ 929.6749

Created by Republic Act 7884, otherwise known as the National Dairy
Development Act of 1995, the NDA is an attached corporation of the DA
mandated to ensure the accelerated development of the Philippine dairy industry
through 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 children
and wealthier farmers through the following mission: (1) Accelerate dairy herd
build up and milk production; (2) Enhance dairy business through the delivery
of excellent technical services at farm and enterprise levels; (3) Increase the
coverage of milk feeding programs and help reduce malnutrition; and, (4) Mobilize
broad support for local milk.

Programs and Services:

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

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

•   Promote a nationwide campaign for the development of a local dairy

•   Provide extension support, education and training programs for dairy
    farmers 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 of
     farmers who are already into dairying. It is also a good entry point for
     those who would like to start a dairy enterprise. NDA buys local born dairy
     animal-weaners, heifers- from dairy farmers and disperses these to the
     STH Partner for rearing. The STH contract covers stages before a dairy
     animal becomes pregnant. The STH partner takes care of the animal and
     receives a 2/3 share of the increase in value of the animal (value at the
     time of sale less acquisition cost of the animal), upon its sale at the end
     of the contract period.

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

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

     The STH program allows participants to generate income before the animal
     begins 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 genetic
     line through artificial insemination (A.I.) with the pure dairy semen. NDA
     provides A.I. services and paraphernalia upon acceptance of animal owners
     into the program. Caring for the animals after insemination is the
     responsibility of the farmer-owner, while NDA assists in the technical
     aspects of animal management. NDA purchases the heifer offspring of the
     inseminated animals upon the recommendation of its technical team.
     Farmer-owners get 10% higher than the existing market price of non-dairy
     type 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 Contract
     Breeding Program. Female dairy crossbreds are distributed to new dairy
     cooperators under the loan-in-kind agreement. Dairy farmers may choose
     a yearling, heifer, or pregnant crossbred and replace it after five (5) years
     with the higher dairy bloodline. The loan is settled with the replacement.

     Under this program, dairy farmers will earn by selling the milk and the
     male offspring of the loaned crossbred animal. Program partners are
     discouraged from selling milking animals and female offspring without NDA

4.   NDA-Quedancor Loans

     If you belong to an association of dairy farmers or dairy cooperative, you
     may group yourselves into “self-reliant teams (SRTs)” to avail of this specially
     designed animal loan facility. The maximum loanable amount is payable
     within five (5) years at eight (8) percent interest per year and a grace
     period of six (6) months. The principal of the loan is paid in cash at the end
     of 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 settlement
     under the accelerated payment scheme increases the chances of getting
     another loan and being included in the priority list of NDA most preferred

     Minimum requirements for the loan include NDA endorsement, farm
     resources (barn, feeds and water), and the commitment to care for and
     regularly 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 Workshop


     Farm Based
     • Silage Production Seminar
     •   Production of Molasses/Urea Treated Rice Straw
     •   Basic Dairy Husbandry

     Plant Based
     • Demo on Clean-In-Place
     •   Hands-on training on Basic Quality Milk Screening for Milk
         Quality Officers

     Market Based
     • Dairy Technology
     •   Dairy Processing

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 cattle
raiser, 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 acquainted
with 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 zone
4.   Visit your local dairy cooperative
5.   Assess your area in terms of water and feeds sources, grazing area, and
     population of breedable animals.

For more details, please contact the NDA.

Department of Agriculture (DA)
Matimyas Building
101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue
Quezon City (right across Q.I. and PCSO)
Phone:      (632) 712.3341 to 54 locals 8221/8921
Fax:        (632) 712.1110

The NFA is envisioned to be at the forefront in providing excellent needed
services to the food marketing industry towards global competitiveness and
committed to ensuring food security.

Programs and Services:

1.   Regulatory Services

     •   Issues licenses for the grains businesses specifically those engaged
         in 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 food
         industry, 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

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.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
8/F, G.E. Antonino Building
Kalaw cor. Bocobo Streets, Ermita, Manila
Phone:     (632) 527.8011 to 17
Fax:       (632) 527.5139

NWPC and its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards, as key
policy making bodies on wages, incomes, and productivity, have the following
mandates: (1) Fix minimum wages on regional, provincial, and/or industry
levels; and, (2) Promote productivity improvement and gainsharing.

Under Republic Act No. 6971, the “Productivity Incentives Act of 1990,” NWPC
is also mandated to provide the necessary studies and technical assistance
to enable workers and employers to conclude productivity agreements.

Programs and Services:

1.   ISTIV Productivity Awareness Program (ISTIV-PAP)

     The ISTIV-PAP is a values-driven human resource strategy for quality
     and productivity (Q&P) improvement that is rooted on the five ideal
     attributes of a productive individual. I stands for industrious, S for
     systematic, T for time-conscious, I for innovative, and V for strong value
     for work.

     ISTIV is more than a program or a technique. It is a management concept
     that recognizes the value of human resource in bringing about the needed
     changes to improve quality of goods and services and the productivity of
     business enterprises.

     While most Q&P programs and techniques focus on ways of doing things,
     ISTIV-PAP focuses on people and aims to instill a culture of positive
     change in the behavior of people in the organization. Thus, company
     owners, managers and workers are trained in the ISTIV technology on
     the premise that everyone in the organization must share common Q&P
     values in order to attain higher productivity levels. ISTIV requires that
     management commit itself to create a work environment that allows Q&P
     to flourish.

     An ISTIV full-cycle training and consultancy runs from three (3) to six (6)
     months. The ISTIV training courses and consulting assistance are given
     free of charge. However, beneficiary-firms are asked to cost-share in the
     expenses for the training handouts, venue, food and other related

2.   ISTIV Bayanihan

     ISTIV Bayanihan is a productivity program for Barangay Micro Business
     Enterprises (BMBEs) and micro business enterprises. The program is
     developed to support growth of the micro business enterprises by
     enhancing their productivity through improved management of teamwork
     and enhanced work values of people in the workplace.

     The program utilizes the following strategies: (a) training, (b) networking,
     (c) referral, (d) recognition, and (e) communication. The program budget
     is sourced from the BMBE Development Fund.

Who may avail of these services:

Small and medium enterprises for ISTIV-PAP with the following qualifications:

     •   3 million to 100 million asset size
     •   10 to 199 employees/workers
     •   Filipino-owned (priority beneficiaries)
     •   With basic systems in place (e.g. hiring/selection of employees,
         production and quality systems)

BMBEs and micro business enterprises for ISTIV Bayanihan with the
following qualifications:

     •   With not more than 10 workers
     •   With not more than 3 million asset size
     •   Filipino-owned
     •   Has started operations/improving on their business operations

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or email NWPC or its RTWPBs.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
General Santos Avenue
Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone:      (632) 837.2071 to 82 local 2271
Telefax:    (632) 837.7530

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

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).

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.

Department of Agriculture (DA)
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 928.4500 to 09
Fax:        (632) 921.6173

PCA is mandated to promote the rapid integrated development and growth of
the coconut and other palm oil industry in all its aspects and to ensure that
the coconut farmers become direct participants in and beneficiaries of such
development and growth.

Programs and Services:

1.   Production Services

     Coconut Agribusiness Land Development
     Development of at least 1.35 million hectares of coconut lands for
     agribusiness in order to contribute to 2 million out of the 10 million jobs
     targeted in 2010. This program is being implemented in collaboration
     with DA, LGUs, NGOs and private sector. Project components include:

     •   Coconut Planting/Replanting
         This project is in response to the steady decline in coconut production
         and productivity due to indiscriminate cutting, palm senility and land

         Coconut planting covering new areas using high yielding varieties that
         could be sourced at PCA operated seedgardens and from various local
         sources throughout the country and replanting of coconut palms in
         order to replenish the coconut trees cut due to palm senility.
         PCA is also implementing the Participatory Coconut Planting Project
         (PCPP), a component project of National Coconut Productivity Program
         (NCPP), in order to contribute to the development of agribusiness lands.

         This project seeks to implement massive coconut planting using open
         pollinated varieties (OPVs) throughout the country. It would be
         implemented using participatory and rewards system approaches.
         Under this scheme, the coconut farmers would be entitled to a monetary
         incentive which is at the minimum PhP 30.00 per seedling or PhP
         3,000 per hectare.

     •   Intercropping/Farm Diversification
         Intercropping of cash/wage and high value crops and livestock through
         market-oriented production system to cover the existing coconut lands.

         The Plowable Intercropping Project, also a component project of NCPP,
         shall be implemented to contribute to agribusiness land development
         and to the government’s current effort on food security, hunger mitigation
         and jobs generation. This project gives priority to growing of intercrops
         in between spaces under coconut trees such as yellow or white corn,
         mungbean, peanut and banana that necessitates cultivation of coconut

     •   Salt Fertilization Project (SFP)
         The SFP, a component project of NCPP, is a more direct way of
         increasing coconut production. The use of common salt or sodium
         chloride (NaCl) to fertilize coconut trees shall be pursued as it is proven
         beneficial and more practical means of increasing coconut yield. It is
         the cheapest and best source of chlorine which will not only boosts
         the productivity of coconut but also enhances its resistance to long
         dry spell.

2.   Market Development

     •   Direct Copra Marketing Assistance Program (DCMAP)
         The program aims to increase coconut farmers’ income by providing
         them assistance to enable them to market their copra direct to the
         Coconut Industry Investment Fund (CIIF) Oil Mills, thereby shortening
         and reducing the cost of trading and at the same time provide other
         sources of income from other produce within the coconut farm.

         The role of PCA shall be to:

          -   Link Cooperative Business Units (CBUs) directly with oil mills
          -   Source project funds from CIIF through PCGG
          -   Assist in the organization of CBUs
          -   Invest funds in the CBUs
          -   Negotiate with participating oil mills
          -   Assist in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project
          -   Assign at least one (1) PCA personnel per region and per province
              to be on top of the project on a “hands on” basis.

     •   Investment/Trade Promotion
         The program aims to promote extensively coconut products and by
         products through the conduct of, or participating in trade fairs, exhibits,
         missions and congresses. This includes the conduct of one (1) trade

         fair in SM Megamall in line with the holding of Annual Coco Month
         Celebration. MSMEs are given the opportunity to showcase coco
         products and by products.

         PCA also provides marketing assistance to individuals or group of
         traders whether big or small.

3.   Credit Facilitation

     •   Micro Finance and Credit
         The program aims to provide initial working capital for coconut farmers
         to support their livelihood projects and enhance their entrepreneurial

         This is being implemented in collaboration with UCPB-CIIF, LBP, NLSF
         and QUEDANCOR. PCA shall facilitate access to credit assistance
         to coconut farmers’ organizations and/or cooperatives under the micro-
         finance and lending programs of government financial institutions or

4.   Extension Support and Training Services

     •   Training
         PCA assists in the conduct of training on the application of existing
         technologies and capability building where farmers and other interested
         entrepreneurs could undergo hands-on training.

     •   Extension Support
         PCA provides extension services to some farmers in the form of farmers’
         meeting, farm visits, techno-demo and information dissemination using
         IEC approach.

         PCA provides technical assistance in the promotion of processing
         and marketing of husk, shell, meat and water into high value and
         marketable products such as Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), buko juice,
         coir fiber, coir dust and coco peat, charcoal and food confectioneries
         to augment income of the coconut farmers including rural women.

5.   Information Data System

     •   Coconut Farmers Agribusiness Center (CFAC) through the access
         of PCA CFAC website

       The PCA-based CFAC is located at the regional offices, research
       centers and provincial offices interconnecting through single web-based
       portal located at the Central Office to facilitate sharing of timely and
       relevant information. It serves as a one-stop shop to farmers,
       cooperatives, investors and entrepreneurs to access information,
       technical services, business opportunities and linkages with
       government and private institutions. It focuses on six major services:
       technology transfer and training; business development; market
       information and facilitation; organizational training and development;
       trading center; and social services.

Who may avail of these services:

Coconut farmers and household members, cooperatives, MSMES,
professionals, investors, government agencies.

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or email PCA.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Los Baños, Laguna
Phone:     (63-49) 536.0014 to 15 ♦ 536.0017 to 20
                   536.5896 to 99 ♦ 536.0024
Telefax:    (63-49) 536.0016 ♦ 536.0132
            (632) 837.1651 (DOST Bicutan, Taguig)

PCARRD is a sectoral council under the DOST which formulates policies,
plans and programs for science and technology development. PCARRD is the
government arm that coordinates, evaluates and monitors the national
agriculture, forestry and natural resources research and development (R&D)

Programs and Services:

1.   Commodity Information Network (CIN)

     The CIN is a web-based facility delivering S&T-based information to
     stakeholders of agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) sectors.
     It aims to fast track delivery of services, up-to-date data and relevant
     information to various stakeholders of the commodity/industry through
     the internet.

     The common features of the information systems are the following:
     • Technology – provides information on production and processing
     • Market/Industry Status – contains statistics on production; prices;
       trade; and other market data
     •   Directory – provides information on key players of the commodity
     •   R&D – contains updates on programs and projects on the commodities
     •   Bazaar – provides virtual meeting place for information exchange
         through chatting, post messages abd ads; provides latest events
     •   Library/Communication Media Service – is virtual library for the
         Information and Education Communication (IEC) materials of the
     •   Policy – provides government policies and regulations relevant to the

The following are information networks on commodities in support of

•   Horticulture Information Network (HORTINET)

    HORTINET is a one-stop-information-site for stakeholders in the
    Philippine horticulture industry. It provides knowledge initially on
    horticulture products like: fruits (banana, papaya, durian, pineapple,
    and mango), ornamentals (orchids, cutflowers, and cut foliage), and
    vegetables (tomato, carrots, and potato). The HORTINET is an
    expansion of the Mango Information Network

•   Mango Information Network (MIN)

    MIN addresses the information needs of key players in the Philippine
    mango industry.

•   Ruminants Information Network (RIN)

    RIN is a one-stop-site of information on the ruminant commodity that
    includes cattle, carabao, goat, sheep, dairy, and feed resources.

•   Poultry Information Network (PIN)

    PIN is a one-stop-shop information facility providing internet access
    to updated data and information relevant to the poultry industry.

•   Swine Information Network (SWIN)

    SWIN is a one-stop-shop information facility providing internet access
    to updated data and information relevant to the swine industry.

•   Agroforestry Information Network (AFIN)

    AFIN is a web-based mechanism for consolidating, coordinating and
    supporting strategic and adaptive R&D information network on

     •   Bamboo Information Network (BAMBOONET)

         BAMBOONET is a web-based facility for consolidating, coordinating
         and supporting strategic and adaptive R&D information network on
         bamboo. It provides information relevant to the bamboo industry.

     •   Agricultural Machinery Information Network (AgMachIn)

         AgMachIn is an information service providing links among existing
         information systems on agricultural machinery toward integration,
         complementation and information sharing. It also provides the added
         value of networking arrangement among technical and working people
         to allow for integration of activities to fast track delivery of services and
         information to target users.

2.   Techno Gabay Program (TGP)

     TGP is PCARRD’s banner program for technology promotion and R&D
     utilization in AFNR sectors.

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

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

         The FITS or Techno Pinoy Center serves as a one-stop service facility
         accessible to the majority of farmers, entrepreneurs, and other clients
         in a given area. It provides fast access to information and technologies
         in forms appropriate to the clients’ needs. It provides technology
         information in various multimedia formats, through exhibits, internet
         service, short message service (SMS) and FITS databases It provides
         technology services such as technology training and clinic, linking
         clients to experts and financial institutions, technical assistance and
         consultancy, support to enterprise development, and linking with
         sources of planting materials, animal stocks and agricultural inputs.

    •   Magsasaka-Siyentista (MS) and S&T-Based Farm

        The MS is an outstanding farmer who is successful in his/her use of
        S&T-based and indigenous technologies. The MS complements the
        Techno Pinoy Center by serving as resource person during technol-
        ogy trainings, clinics and seminars; providing technical assistance
        and hands-on training during cross visits of other farmers; promoting
        S&T-based farm which showcases effectiveness of S&T intervention
        in improving farm productivity and income; and providing farmer-to-
        farmer advisory services.

    •   Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Strategies

        The IEC involves research and need-based communication processes
        aimed to hasten adoption of technologies by FITS and MS clients.

    •   Information Communications Technology (ICT)

        ICT facilitates information storage, retrieval, and exchange that can
        provide immediate response to current problems and frequently asked
        questions (FAQs). It provides opportunities for ICT trainings, internet
        link for quick information access, SMS, and FITS-Information System

        By texting 0917PCARRD8, SMS gives up-to-date information on
         commodities, experts, publications, technologies, contact firms,
        and MS.

        The FITS-IS also facilitates access to information on technologies,
        experts, publications, farmers, contact firms, and videos through the
        website: Its services can also
        be accessed through the PCARRD website: www.

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, farmers, entrepreneurs, other industry stakeholders.

How to avail of these services:

Clients can access the information services through walk-in visits, telephone,
fax, e-mail and surfing the websites. They can also access information from
other entities connected to the internet through the information systems. The
PCARRD website serves as the gateway to the various web-based information
systems and databases relevant to the AFNR sectors.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Rm. 303, DOST Building
Science Community Complex
Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone:     (632) 837.2926 ♦ 837.3935 ♦ 837.6154
           (632) 837.2071 to 82 locals 2120/2121
Fax:       (632) 837.2925

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

Priority Sectors:

The PCIERD undertakes an aggressive application of S&T in harnessing the
country’s capabilities by providing continuing support to R&D, technology
transfer 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 and
     commercial applications;

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

     management, consultancy, techno-economic studies, construction and
     fabrication of prototypes;

3.   Scholarship grants in applied S&T;

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

5.   Promotion of research results through the conduct of S&T promotion
     activities; 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.

Department of Agriculture (DA)
2nd Floor, PCA Annex Building 1
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: (632) 925.8472 ♦ 925.6138
Fax:      (632) 925.6444

PFDA, a government-owned and controlled corporation attached to the DA,
is mandated to promote the development of the fisheries industry and improve
efficiency in the handling and distribution of fish and fishery/aquatic products
through the establishment and operation of fish ports, fish markets, and other
post-harvest facilities; and provide essential fisheries-related post-harvest
services that would improve the quality of fish products that could compete in
the global market.

Core Programs:

1.   Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) Program

     The Regional Fish Ports Program involves the provision and operation of
     fish port complexes in strategic fish landing centers nationwide. These
     fish ports are equipped with facilities such as breakwater, landing quay,
     market halls, refrigeration and processing facilities, slipway, and related
     facilities. In particular, the program addresses the needs of the commercial
     fishing boat operators, municipal fishermen, and fish processors/exporters,
     among others.

     A total of eight (8) fish port complexes in Navotas, Sual, Lucena,
     Camaligan, Iloilo, Davao, Zamboanga and General Santos are being
     managed by PFDA under this program.

2.   Municipal Fish Ports (MFPs) Program

     This program caters to the post-harvest requirements of sustenance
     fishermen It entails the provision of smaller fish landing and market facilities
     in selected fishing communities nationwide. Some of these municipal
     fish ports act as satellite ports for the regional fish ports. The PFDA
     provides the needed training on ports operations and maintenance for the
     eventual turnover of the ports’ management to the local government units

     At present, 50 MFPs have been turned over to the concerned LGUs and
     one remains under PFDA and LGU joint management.

3.   Ice Plants and Cold Storages (IPCS) Program

     To help satisfy the ice requirement of the fishing industry, PFDA embarked
     on the Ice Plants and Cold Storages Program (IPCS). It involves the
     provision of ice making machines of different magnitudes and cold storages
     of varying capacities.

     The agency has 64 existing IPCS in several fishing centers of the country,
     of which 13 are on lease to the private sector, two (2) to be leased, 39
     have been turned over to LGUs, five (5) to be turned over, and five (5) are
     under PFDA management.

Major Services:

Being a developmental government institution, the PFDA performs the
supportive role of providing the fishing industry with a nationally integrated
fisheries infrastructure by strong institutional linkages. Particulary, the services
it offers to the industry are:

•    Management, operations, and development of regional commercial fish
     port complexes located in strategic areas in the Philippines;
•    Establishment of ice plants and cold storages, municipal fish ports,
     warehouses, factory buildings and other structures necessary for the
     development of the fishing industry;
•    Lease of commercial and industrial areas within the fish port complexes;
•    Conduct of training on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points and Good
     Manufacturing Practices and on the operation and management of
     municipal fish port; and,
•    Monitoring, compilation, and dissemination of fishery statistics and
     information necessary in the conduct of business activities and policy

Investment Opportunities:

The PFDA strongly encourages the participation of the private sector, most
especially the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), in the
development of the fishing industry. Its facilities are open to private investors
who are permitted to do business in the Philippines.

Specifically, areas where prospective investors can invest in and avail of the
services and facilities of the PFDA are:

1.   Fish Trading

     Investors can be fish brokers/consignaciones, fishing boat/vessel
     operators, or fish buyers/traders/viajeros.

     The regional fish port complexes and the municipal fish ports have landing
     facilities that fishing boat/vessel operators can use to unload their catch.
     Likewise, market halls are provided near the landing areas where the fish
     brokers/consignaciones and fish buyers/traders/viajeros can transact
     business and dispose of the catch of the fishing boat/vessel operators.

2.   Fish Processing

     Facilities for processing fishery and other aquatic products are available
     in the regional fish port complexes. Prospective investors can lease an
     area in the refrigeration building of any of the fish port complexes, except
     Navotas, and convert it into a processing plant. Raw land is also available
     in all the ports for an investor to lease and build his own plant. The
     complexes are equipped with ice plants, cold storages, and freezers
     which investors can use in processing. Similarly, fishermen’s association
     or sustenance fishermen can put up their own processing business by
     leasing the small-scale fish processing centers of PFDA. The Authority
     provides free training on processing technologies and on other operational
     needs of the association or the fishermen.

3.   Fish Transshipment

     Davao Fish Port Complex can be used as transshipment point of tuna
     and tuna-like species. Transshipment agents and foreign fishing vessel
     operators are welcome to transact business in the port. A one-stop-action
     center is operational in Davao to facilitate documentary requirements.

4.   Operation of Ice Plants and Cold Storages

     PFDA embarks on the construction of small-scale ice plants and cold
     storages located in fishing centers all over the country. These facilities
     are leased to private investors who will operate and maintain them. Raw
     land is also available for lease in the regional fish port complexes on
     which ice plants and cold storages can be constructed and operated by
     private businessmen.

5.   Auxiliary Investments

     Prospective investors in auxiliary industries are also welcome to invest in
     the regional fish port complexes. Fuel depots, ship repair yards, fishing
     supplies shops, fishing net repair shops, and other fishery-related
     businesses, even food stalls, can be established in these PFDA investment

6.   Agribusiness

     In selected fish port complexes, the Authority allows the entry of investors
     in businesses related to agriculture and/or food security.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
General Santos Avenue
Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone:      (632) 837.2071 to 82 local 2360
Telefax:    (632) 837.1325

PTRI’s main objective is to help sustain the growth and development of the
textile and allied industries through various technical services, technology
transfer and applied research and development (R&D) projects geared towards
helping the textile and allied industries become more productive and globally

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

    •   Manpower Development and Industry Skills Training
    •   Educational Tours and Visits
    •   S&T Exhibit Participation
    •   Technology Business Incubation
    •   IEC Materials Development and Dissemination

Publications for sale

    •   Kalamata – Sourcebook of Weave Designs, Volume 2
                   (Php 455.00/copy)

    •   Hand Book on Pre-treatment and Dyeing of Indigenous Plant Materials
        for World Class Products (Php 350.00/copy)

    •   Gampol: A Compendium of Philippine Dye-yielding Plants and their
        Textile Application, Volume 2 (Php 350.00/copy)

Publications for Complementary Copy

    •   The Human Face of PTRI S&T Interventions, Volume 1 and 2

    •   Samay Bulletin, Volumes. 1-7 (Technical and Semi-technical Articles
        on Textile and Related Fields)

    •   Moritech – A Manual on “Cultural Management Practices for
        Mulberry Trees in the Cordilleras”

Who may avail of these services:

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

How to avail of these services:

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

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
PDDCP Building
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Phone:    (632) 832.1112 to 19
Fax:      (632) 832.3649

The PDDCP or Design Center is a technical agency of the DTI mandated to
promote design as a tool for improving the quality and competitiveness of
Philippine products by servicing the design needs and requirements of small
and medium enterprises (SMEs).


1.   Product Design and Development

     Design, development or improvement of products responsive to market
     needs and requirements and manufacturer’s production capabilities.

2.   Design Research

     Acquisition and dissemination of relevant design and market information
     and conduct of applied research to support product development activities
     of both designer and industry.

3.   Design Promotion

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


1.   Product Design

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

2.   Design Consultation

     Advice on design directions, product, market and color forecasts and
     trends, as well as product evaluation.

3.   Technology Consultation

     Advice on production techniques related to product development

4.   Technical Information

     Availability of technical information such as procedures on dyeing and

5.   Library Services

     Access to local and foreign publications on design and related topics.

6.   Product Development Seminar

     Conduct of seminars to increase design awareness and appreciation.
     Technology Updating Workshops are also offered.

How to avail of these services:

Inquiries may be coursed through the following:

At the Design Center, contact the Product Clinic:
Phone: (632) 832.1112 to 18 locals 110 and 126 ♦ 833.7881
Fax:    (632) 832.3649
Email: ♦

Outside Metro Manila, through the:
DTI Regional and Provincial Offices

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
DOST Complex
Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone: (632) 837.2191
Telefax: (632) 837.7520

STII is one of the service institutes under the DOST and functions as the
information and communications arm of the department. By virtue of Executive
Order No. 128 dated January 30, 1987, STII was created to: (1) Establish and
develop a science and technology databank and library; (2) Disseminate
science and technology information; and, (3) Undertake training on information
and science and technology.

Its mission is to make timely, relevant and quality S&T information activities
and networking to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation for
science and technology among Filipinos.

Programs and Services:

While STII’s information resources and services cater mostly to students
who come to the library for research, there are also projects that have direct
application to livelihood activities and these are the following:

1.    S&T Information Services
     These involves the collection, management and production of information
     resources both print and non-print materials that serve as reference,
     information resource or supplementary materials for various clienteles:

     •   Tekno-Tulong
         A reference booklet containing easy-to-do recipes and tips for household
         or backyard-type business. (Also in CD form).

     •   SETUP Success Stories
         A compendium of feature stories on adoptors of technologies who
         were successful in their trade because of the intervention or financial
         or technical assistance from the DOST.

     •   Teknovideos
         These are 5 to 10-minute instructional or training videos on technologies
         for entrepreneurs, students and the general public.

     •   e-livelihood projects
         An online information resource for livelihood and technologies developed
         by DOST which are useful to Filipinos interested in putting up their
         own small businesses. This can be browsed at

2.    S&T Promotion Services
     These include activities that bring S&T information to the public especially
     those from the remote and marginalized sectors of society.

     •   Youth Science Enterprise for Livelihood
         An outreach project that trains and equips out-of-school youths with
         technology know-how that can eventually open opportunities for small
         business ventures in the community.

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, youth, entrepreneurs, general public, etc.

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or email STII.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
TAPI Building, DOST Compound
Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City
Phone:      (632) 837.2936
Telefax:    (632) 837.6188

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Enterprise Development

     •   DOST-Academe Technology-based Enterprise Development
         Program (DATBED)

         Develops entrepreneurial competencies among students, young
         professionals including out-of-school youths in selected academic
         institutions and NGOs while at the same time creating income
         generating projects for the involved institutions.

     •   Venture Financing Program

         Provides funding support for start-up projects prior to full commercial
         loans from financial institutions to accelerate the initial
         commercialization of new technologies.

     •   DOTCOM Program

         Extends financial support to dotcom companies in the Philippines so
         that those highly skilled/gifted IT experts can take advantage of the
         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-feasibility
         studies, feasibility studies and business plans for selected technologies
         to establish not only the economic viability of adopting/using the
         technology but perhaps more importantly to guide Philippine scientists
         in their R&D efforts to further improve the technology.

     •   Prototype Development Assistance Program

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

     •   Pilot Plant Assistance Program

         Provides financial and technical assistance for the establishment and
         operation 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 in
         starting 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 industrial
         engineers and experts, to provide productivity consultancy services
         to various firms throughout the country.

     •   Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement
         (CAPE) Program

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

     •   Municipal Science and Technology Advisory Program

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

     •   Science and Technology Experts Volunteer Pool Program

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

     •   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 significant
         contributions to S&T activities.

     •   Publication Assistance

         Provides financial support for the preparation and production of
         information materials on technologies and inventions including
         programs and services of DOST agencies.

     •   Promotion and Information Dissemination

         Provides information materials on available technologies, other
         technological developments and inventions. Prepares press releases
         and other media exposures of activities involving programs of the
         institute, 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.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
TRC Building
103 J. Abad Santos corner Lopez Jaena Streets
Little Baguio, San Juan City
Phone:       (632) 727.6205 loc. 501, 504, 507, 200, and 201
Fax:         (632) 721.0123 ♦ 721.0063

TRC serves the public through the acquisition and promotion of livelihood and
business skills and information for Filipinos worldwide. A government
corporation attached to the DOST, the TRC operates as a self-sustaining

TRC provides ordinary citizens access to “commercializable” technology, easy
to follow knowledge materials and related resources and the market to
transform technology information to business opportunities. It explores every
available means to cater to the diverse technology needs and demands of
marginalized sectors, existing and prospective entrepreneurs, local
government executives as well as business leaders in the countryside.

Programs and Services:

1.       Business Technology Training

     •    In-House Courses
          Regular training courses that are open to the public and held in
          cooperation with private business partners.

     •    Institutional Courses
          Customized business training sessions conducted in partnership with
          various private institutions for a select group of audience.

     •    Socialized Livelihood Courses
          Special livelihood training seminars conducted in various depressed
          and displaced urban communities at no cost to the participants.

2.       Multi-media Programs

     •    Gabay sa Pagnenegosyo
          Business guide series that now comprises more than 100 titles. The
          booklets deal with various aspects of livelihood and business
          technologies readily convertible into a rewarding enterprise.

     •    Gabay sa Pagnenegosyo (On Video)
          Seventy-six (76) titles of in-depth livelihood modules in VCD and VHS
          formats ideal for easy mastery of a potential moneymaker.

     •    Negosyo ATBP
          A TV magazine show aired on NBN Channel 4 on weekends. It focuses
          on success stories, trivia, profile, and other information on specific

     •    TRC Website
          The official internet site features news and information on TRC products,
          services and events, schedule of training courses and Magnegosyo
          Fora, featured technologies, special programs, funding sources and

     •    eTLRC
          The only electronic library of its kind in the country accessible to
          Filipinos anywhere in the world via the TRC website. It has over 15,000
          catalogued and searchable publications, more than 7,000 downloadable
          livelihood manuals, a comprehensive investment profile of 43 Philippine
          provinces, and a complete business registration guide. Plus a listing
          of sectoral consultants and market linkages.

     •    Greater Multi-Media Access (GMA) Techno Vans
          Serves as TRC’s training schools on wheels. The GMA Techno Vans
          are equipped with audio-visual facilities to disseminate livelihood
          information to depressed communities in remote villages.

3.   Joint Business Venture Development

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

4.   Technology Livelihood Development Centers (TLDCs)

     TRC assists local government executives develop mini-TRCs designed to
     stimulate economic development in their provinces by harnessing its unique
     natural and human resources

5.   Development and Administration of Mini-Industrial Estates

     The TRC also manages Technology Centers or Techno Centers located
     in select areas in the provinces. The Techno Centers were established to
     attract foreign and local investors in order to stimulate economic activities
     and provide employment in the nearby communities as well as generate
     foreign exchange for the country.

     TRC provides a networking facility for various players in the technology
     and livelihood sectors. The network is maintained for the promotion of
     mutual business benefits to technology users, field experts, service
     developers, resource suppliers and financiers.

Who may avail of these services:

Practicing and would-be entrepreneurs, students, researchers, individual
borrowers, organizations/cooperatives, new or existing small and medium scale
industries, corporations, LGUs, national government agencies, industry
chambers, and cooperatives

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call the TRC.

University of the Philippines and Ayala Foundation
Technology Business Incubator Building
CP Garcia corner Katipunan Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 928.9344 ♦ 928.9451
Fax:        (632) 928.7755

The UP-Ayala Technology Business Incubator or Technopark is a joint
experimental facility on technology development and technology-based
entrepreneurship program by the University of the Philippines and the Ayala
Foundation. The partnership seeks to create a community of innovators and
entrepreneurs 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 will
benefit from the interface between business and the academe. The idea
exchange, research and talent interaction will spawn startup businesses or
enhance 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 in
     developing countries and promote the growth of a vibrant global network of
     incubators and innovators who can learn from each other, support each
     other, and work together in creative ways to harness the power of
     Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as tools of poverty
     reduction, 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 the
     ASEAN region with emphasis on Java and other related technologies such
     as Web services and XML.

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

         -   Java and Internet Technologies
         -   Open Technologies
         -   Project Management
         -   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 to
     universities and colleges in the Philippines.

     With JEDI, teachers will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and
     resources that will enhance their teaching, enrich the learning experience
     of their students and increase the competitiveness of the graduates in the
     local 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)


Department of Agriculture (DA)
DA Building, Elliptical Road
Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 920.2216 ♦ 928.8741 loc. 2140
Fax:        (632) 926.6434 ♦ 920.4073

AMAS is mandated to facilitate and coordinate the efforts of the Department in
all matters pertaining to agribusiness development and marketing activities;
collaborate and provide assistance to private sectors, including concerned
non-government organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs),
farmers and fisherfolks in marketing agribusiness investment ventures.

AMAS provides business advisory assistance in the form of knowledge products
and 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 and
         domestic markets through participation in the local (regional and
         national) and international trade fairs and exhibits selling missions.

     •   Market Matching
         Conducts regional and provincial matching activities for producers and
         buyers seeking for better markets and sources of traded agricultural
         and fishery products.

     •   Direct Market Linkage Program
         Links regional producers directly to the retail wet markets and
         alternative distribution outlets and institutional markets in Metro Manila
         and in major urban centers. The DA provides assistance to producers
         through procurement of their products through the National
         Agribusiness Corporation and Livelihood Corporation (LIVECOR).

     •   Congresses/Conferences
         Support congresses/conferences of industry stakeholders to address
         issues and concerns of an industry and provide industry updates and
         opportunities to the participants.

     •   Transport and Logistics Facilities

         -   Promotes use of Strong Republic Nautical Highway (RORO) Food
         -   Implements Foodlane Project with MMDA and LGUs

     •   Provision of Cold Storage Facilities
         AMAS in collaboration with BPRE and proponents implement the chain
         systems. It provides cold storage facilities or refrigerated vans to
         identified retail markets and alternative distribution outlets through a
         cost-sharing scheme.

2.   Agribusiness Information Generation and Dissemination

     •   Market Research (Market Assessment,               Benchmarking and
         Competitiveness, 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 Products
     •   Technical and secretariat support to the National Marketing Umbrella

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.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 751.3223 ♦ 751.3227 to 29
Fax:    (632) 751.3224

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Information Build-up

     •   Builds and maintains databases of information on domestic trade to
         facilitate commodity flow and supports market development services;
     •   Manages and maintains databases of local suppliers of raw materials
         and finished products, and large institutional buyers; and,
     •   Publishes the following:

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

         -   Philippine Food Product Catalogue: featuring manufacturers
             and exporters of the Philippines offering a wide array of products
             on the following sectors: snack foods, baked products, processes
             fruits and vegetables, wines and beverages, sauces and
             condiments, processed meat products, frozen/processed marine
             products, organic and natural products. It also includes profiles
             in the Philippine food industries, regional and provincial food
             products and delicacies and the One Town, One Product (OTOP)

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

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

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

         -   Guidebooks: a series of publications intended to help SMEs
             market their products to large and institutional buyers. Contents
             include process and requirements on how to penetrate these


             1) Paano Maging Supplier ng Supermarket, Pamahalaan, Fast
                Food at Restaurant Chain, Office and School Supplies Store,
                Department Store and Hotel at Resort

             2) Paano Magbenta ng Produkto o Serbisyo

             3) Paano Maging Subcontractor

             4) Paano Maging Certified Food Supplier

             5) Paano Maging Certified Halal Supplier

2.   Market Development

     •   Develops, expands, and strengthens trade linkages between
         indigenous 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 product
         catalogues, and other promotional materials; and,
     •   Conducts marketing events (except trade fairs) such as in-store
         displays, 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 BDT.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
DTI International Building
375 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 899.0133 ♦ 890.4655 ♦ 895.3654 ♦ 895.4430
Fax:     (632) 890.4716

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Frontline Services

     •   The Trade Information and Assistance Group through the Export
         Trade Facilitation Division, serves as the customer/exporter relations
         personnel of the BETP for all export trade-related inquiries. This frontline
         team provides real, immediate, and substantial assistance to existing
         and potential exporters.

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

     •   Business Matching Center
         Foreign buyers and local exporters find commonality through this
         special information service. The center receives inquiries regularly and
         directly from international importers and the Philippine Foreign Trade
         Posts abroad. These inquiries are made available to legitimate local
         exporters for free.

     •   On-Line Trade Information System
         Tradeline Philippines (, provides trade
         information 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 industry

     •   International Trade Resource Center
         A wealth of trade information is available in this specialized library.
         Ideal for businessmen and the academe, the center holds a
         comprehensive collection of printed and electronic materials such as
         books and journals on international trade with emphasis on product
         and market information.

     •   Communications Division
         BETP clients, particularly members of Business Selling Missions for
         dispatch to various target markets, may seek the creative and technical
         assistance of this group for the preparation of promotional materials
         in print or electronic format. Also available for sale are copies of the
         Exporters Manual and Handy Guide to Export.

     •   Export Trade Complaints Committee
         Should disputes arise between local suppliers/exporters and foreign
         buyers, complaint cases may be filed with the BETP through the
         Export Trade Complaints Committee. BETP has a pool of personnel
         who trained with the Makati Regional Trial Court and the Supreme
         Court of the Philippines to mediate on export-related complaints.

2.   Specialized Consultancy Services

     •   Market Consultancy
         Through the Market Strategy and Consultancy Group, exporters who
         intend to penetrate specific markets such as the Americas, Europe,
         ASEAN, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East may seek the expertise
         of Country Desk Officers. These officers assist in formulating marketing
         strategies and provide exporters with updated information and other
         valuable tools to increase export sales in identified markets.

     •   Product Consultancy
         The team of Product Officers at the Product Research and Strategy
         Group provides assistance to exporters based on the following product
         categories 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 development
         for specific products are discussed during consultative meetings with
         the Product Officers.

    •   Business Missions
        Exporters wanting to visit a particular target market either for exploratory
        purpose or direct sales promotion may join BETP business missions.
        The Market Officers and the Product Officers specialize in organizing
        Business 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.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
4th Floor, DTI International Building
375 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 897.8292 ♦ 897.8289
Telefax: (632) 897.8290

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Consultation Services

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

2.   Information Dissemination

     Provides information on trade opportunities under preferential arrangements
     in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted by some
     developed 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 products
     in 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.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Golden Shell Pavilion
Roxas Boulevard cor. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
Phone:      (632) 831.2382 ♦ 831.2201 to 09
Fax:        (632) 832.3965

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Trade Fairs

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

     •   Organizes international trade fair participation in major markets for
         priority products.

2.   Trade Missions/Other Promotional Activities

     •   Organizes outbound trade missions in emerging markets for priority

     •   Organizes inbound trade missions for locally-organized trade fairs.

     •   Undertakes other consumer-level promotion such as in-store
         promotions, food festivals, special exhibitions, and special product

3.   Business Matching

     •   Undertakes an internet-based promotional program through its Catalog
         Online Program ( The program is
         a virtual showroom that aims to forge link between exporters and buyers

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

4.   Technical and Export Marketing Assistance

     Coordinates industry development programs such as:

     •   Transformation Project
     •   Promotion of Design Services
     •   Organic Industry Development Program
     •   Partner Region Program
     •   Merchandise and Design Consultancy 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 in
     the fields of manufacturing, marketing, and design.

How to avail yourself of these services:

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

1.   The applicant must have at least one (1) year direct export experience
     and preferably in business for at least two (2) years.
2.   A trade association accredited with CITEM must endorse the applicant.

3.   The applicant must have available promotional collateral appropriate for
     the international market (e.g., company brochures, catalogues, or product
     sheets 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 or
     any DTI Offices

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

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 need
     further merchandise development are referred to Product Development and
     Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP)

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

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

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
3rd Floor, DTI International Building
375 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone :      (632) 897.9659 ♦ 897.9661 ♦ 897.9672 ♦ 890.8378
Fax :        (632) 890.5073
Email :

FTSC promotes the export of Philippine products and services in the world
market, encourages inward foreign investments through various support
activities, as well as undertakes commercial intelligence work.

Programs and Services:

1.   Trade Promotion

     •   Explores and develops the potential of Philippine products and services
         in overseas markets and facilitates the matching of Philippine
         exporters and buyers in different markets abroad.

     •   Identifies trade or business opportunities and provides direct support
         to overseas trade and investment promotional programs organized
         by both the government and the private sectors.

     •   Conducts trade promotion activities such as in-store promotions,
         catalogue shows and campaigns among foreign businessmen,
         organizes buying missions to the Philippines, promotes business
         contacts and encourages networking with foreign buyers and trade

2. Investment Promotion

     •   Identifies potential and prospective investors (including potential
         Overseas Filipino Investors) and provides them investment advice
         and counseling.

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

3.   Commercial Intelligence

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

     •       Conducts market research for specific Philippine products and monitor
             developments and changes in host countries’ trade rules and

     •       Provides commercial intelligence to government and industry sectors,
             including SMEs in the regions.

4.   Trade Negotiations

         •   Participates in bilateral and multilateral trade and economic
             negotiations including Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

         •   Identifies issues in host countries affecting Philippine trade and
             investment interests and recommends courses of action to remedy
             the same.

5.   Services to Overseas Filipinos

     •       Provides information and advice to potential Overseas Filipino Investors
             in host countries.

How to avail yourself of these services:

Write, visit, or call FTSC Home Office or any of its 33 Philippine Trade and
Investment Centers in 22 countries worldwide (see directory).

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Penthouse, DTI International Building
375 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Telefax: (632) 897.0515

ICOCA was created as an Ad Hoc office of the then Ministry of Trade under
Letter of Instruction (LOI) No. 1095 dated December 06, 1980. This was 27
years ago when the Philippine government became a party signatory in the
International Coffee Agreement (ICA) as an exporting member country. It later
became an Attached Agency under the International Trade Group (ITG) of the
DTI through Executive Order (EO) 133 dated February 27, 1987. Presently,
ICOCA is a regular Line Agency following its transfer under the DTI’s Office of
the Secretary last June 01, 2005.

ICOCA was tasked primarily to oversee the implementation of coffee
agreements between the Philippines and other countries and promote
Philippine-grown coffee to the global market. In 2001, an additional mandate
was given to the ICOCA by the Presidential Task Force on Coffee Rehabilitation
which is to improve the quality of Philippine coffee and help revive coffee as a
significant high value commodity.

Today, ICOCA is a one-stop-shop agency that provides support and service
to the coffee industry while actively participating in the national effort to revive
the coffee industry. It is a lean and mean organization headed by Executive
Director Antonio R. Reyes and has three (3) divisions, namely, the Export
Management Division, Accreditation and Supervision Division and Marketing
Management Division.

Programs and Services:

1.   Frontline

     • Provides orientation/briefing to new exporters
     • Services researches on coffee matters (academe, farmers, media,
       businessmen, etc.)
     • Provides requested coffee information from various international
     • Provides business consultancy services related to coffee production,
       processing and trade

2.   Marketing and Promotion

      •   Co-organizes trade fairs in Metro Manila and provinces
      •   Coordinates trade missions
      •   Conducts business matching of buyers and sellers
      •   Assists companies/manufacturers on Product and Brand
          development for coffee
      •   Networks special projects related to coffee promotion
      •   Designs and prints coffee promotional materials
      •   Facilitates participation in international coffee fairs
      •   Conducts coffee sampling and market testing in coordination with
          the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTIC) abroad
      •   Promotes coffee through E-commerce

3.   Accreditation of coffee exporters

4.   Issuance of coffee export clearance

5.   Issuance of coffee certificate of origin

6.   Issuance of exemption certificate for sample sized coffee shipments

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, the academe, professionals, government agencies and anybody
interested in coffee exports

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or e-mail ICOCA.

Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil. J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 897.7596 ♦ 890.5333 local 331
Fax:    (632) 896.7916

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

Programs and Services:

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

2.   Enables MSME producers to test their products in the domestic market
     and strengthen their capabilities to move into the export markets by providing
     assistance 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 more
     dynamic 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 innovative
     product ideas, maximizing use of indigenous materials, and resolving
     common problems;

5.   Coordinates and maximizes cooperation among MSME producers, traders,
     and retailers on selling styling trends and product development to improve
     product promotion and market planning as well as financing arrangements
     to 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 attainment
     of mutual objectives;

7.   Strengthens the sub-contracting base; and,

8.   Engages in other activities and projects that will promote the development
     of micro, small and medium enterprises including but not limited to
     advocacy, management, technology transfer or productivity improvement
     as 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.

National Development Company Building
116 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 892.0569 ♦ 892.0425 ♦ 818.9801
Fax:         (632) 892.2054 ♦ 892.0782

The PITC is a government-owned international trading company with over thirty
(30) years experience in the export, import and marketing of a wide range of
commodities, industrial products and consumer goods.

Established in 1973 to pioneer and take the lead in the Philippine trade with
the Socialist and Other Centrally Planned Economy Countries (SOCPEC),
PITC was given a broader mandate in 1977 to be a prime mover in the expansion
of Philippine trade worldwide. It has since embarked on various innovative
trading activities and has implemented facilitative trade-related services directed
at the attainment of its two-pronged objectives: (1) the expansion of market for
Philippine products, and (2) the stabilization of prices and supplies of essential
raw materials and commodities for local industries and consumers.

In August of 2004, PITC was designated as key agency in the implementation
of the President’s 10-Point Legacy, which includes the lowering of the prices
of essential medicines by 50% by 2010. This marks yet another milestone for
PITC to be in the forefront of efforts at “uplifting the quality of life of the Filipino
people and promoting equitable national progress”.

Programs and Services:

1.   Pharmaceuticals

     •   Tapped as the lead implementing agency for the government’s parallel
         importation program for pharmaceuticals which sought to improve public
         access to high quality, branded medicines for some of the most
         common, life-threatening ailments.

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

2.   Countertrade

     •   Administers and undertakes the countertrade program of the Philippine
         Government to ensure the integration of countertrade in government
         contracts involving the importation or procurement of foreign capital
         equipment, machinery, products, technology, supplies and services
         worth at least US$1 million.
     •   Implements the countertrade program utilizing government foreign
         procurement projects as a leverage to encourage foreign suppliers to
         purchase Philippine products or channel investments and technology
         into priority government sectors and strategic local industries.

     •   Prioritizes the promotion of countertrade and exports thus creating
         job opportunities and improving the country’s balance of payment.

3.   Imports

     •   Facilitates the importation of essential raw materials and critical
         commodities to address the concerns of local businesses. Operates
         Customs Bonded Warehouses in Manila and in Cebu for Philippine

4.   Exports

     •   Undertakes export trading of a wide range of consumer goods covering
         processed food, furniture, giftwares and wearables, among others to
         major distributors and retail chains worldwide. The company works
         with a network of Philippine manufacturers, offering them a range of
         trade-related services to successfully bring the Philippine products to
         the global arena.

     •   Works with international marketing representatives and agents who
         can provide assistance in gaining stronger presence in the target
         markets. With its trading leverage, it utilizes innovative and non-
         traditional approaches to export marketing, thus successfully
         penetrating markets that are otherwise difficult to enter.

     •   Provides a whole range of services designed to make purchasing from
         the Philippines a worry-free experience. From order consolidation,
         production monitoring, quality inspection, to shipping coordination,
         PITC ensures that the buyer’s specifications are met.

     •   Constantly on the look-out for Philippine products with world market
         potential, and provide consultancy services designed to assist
         exporters, especially the small and medium scale, to become more
         competitive internationally.

     •   Assists manufacturers in identifying reliable sources of raw materials
         and facilitates actual importation of these materials for use in production
         for export.

5.   Government Outsourcing Services

     •   Offers itself as an alternative outsourcing arm for government
         procurement projects, ensuring greater transparency, cost-efficiency,
         and speed of implementation.

     •   Facilitates government’s procurement of various requirements for
         products ranging from office uniforms to furniture to capital equipment.

6.   Customs Bonded Warehousing

     •   The PITC-CBW is an Exprt Service Facility that handles the “duty and
         tax” free importation of raw materials, accessories and packaging
         materials needed by export producers for the manufacturing and
         processing of their products intended for re-export within nine months.

Who may avail of these services:

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

How to avail yourself of these services:

Call or visit the PITC office.


Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
3rd Floor, Asian Institute of Management Building
123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 892.4011
Fax:         (632) 894.1407 ♦ 813.3302

ACE brings together classic, corporate, and social entrepreneurs who want to
create value and bring their organizations to higher levels of productivity,
profitability, and professionalism. ACE embodies AIM’s fulfillment of its
institutional commitment to be at the forefront of providing relevant quality
education and training to small and medium enterprises.

Programs and Services:

Degree and non-degree courses of ACE have been designed specifically to
address the learning needs of classic, corporate and social entrepreneurs.
The programs inculcate practical learnings that are readily applicable to current
practices. The learning methodology is pragmatic and functional. ACE combines
caseroom learning with immediate application, providing a learn-as-you-go
experience for program participants. Moreover, qualified ACE gurus and staff
provide the necessary support to the learning process. This ensures that
knowledge is acquired, assimilated and applied. ACE Programs deliver excellent
entrepreneurial management and leadership education that will push enterprise
performance 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 a
         minimum of one year. The core of the ME degree program is the
         transformation of the enterprise and the entrepreneur. The program
         highlights creative leadership, and aims to improve the entrepreneur’s
         productivity, profitability, and professionalism.

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

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

     •   Master in Entrepreneurship for                Social    Development
         Entrepreneurs (MESODEV) Program

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

2.   ACE Non-degree/Certificate Courses

     ACE certificate courses can be classified into five types, namely: a) courses
     focusing on the functional areas of enterprise management or the
     entrepreneurial management series, b) industry-focused courses, c) social
     entrepreneurship and enterprise development, d) corporate
     entrepreneurship and e) venture in entrepreneurship program. Customized
     entrepreneurship courses that cater to specific needs of an enterprise are
     also conducted by ACE.

     •   The Entrepreneurial Management Series

         Entrepreneurial Leadership and Strategic Management (ELSM)
         The ELSM is a four-day course that focuses on strategizing and
         leadership approaches for enterprises, provides essential tools for
         enterprise strategic planning and describes various strategies and
         leadership principles to improve enterprise positioning and performance.

         Entrepreneurial Marketing
         The Entrepreneurial Marketing concentrates on how SMEs can use
         marketing as a powerful tool and strategy to spur the growth of
         enterprises toward greater productivity and profitability. This five-day
         course redefines marketing as a form of value creation that constantly
         seeks to understand and serve the needs of the market. It emphasizes
         the value-based marketing approach which aims to bring into the
         enterprise more customers who would be buying more, more often
         and at higher profit margins.

         Entrepreneurial Operations Management (EOM)
         The Entrepreneurial Operations Management is a four-day program
         developed for the entrepreneurs and operations managers and aims
         to develop their mindset and skills to reinvent, innovate and adopt
         creative processes that will generate new businesses and enhance
         enterprise performance, profitability and competitiveness.

    Entrepreneurial Finance
    The Entrepreneurial Finance Course for SMEs is divided into two major
    modules, namely: a four-day program for the Basic Entrepreneurial
    Finance and another four-day program for the Advanced Entrepreneurial
    Finance. The Basic finance module provides participants with the tools
    for analyzing the enterprise’s financial performance, managing
    enterprise funds (working capital management), managing costs and
    profits and financial planning and budgeting. The Advanced finance
    module focuses on enabling the participants to organize and align the
    finance functions and strategies that will allow greater growth and
    sustainability of the enterprise. The courses content includes finance
    and business direction, investment and growth, financing and stability
    and 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). This
    three-day course aims to provide top management people of fast
    growing organizations and large-scale enterprises with principles and
    models of corporate entrepreneurship that can steer employees and
    management to move in the positive direction of enterprise-building.
    The course basically intends to provide processes where people in
    the company can be imbued with the entrepreneurial spirit in order to
    build an entrepreneurial organization.

•   Industry-focused courses

    ACE developed the Entrepreneurship in Distribution program which
    runs for five days and provides participants with a framework for
    managing and growing their distribution business. The course also
    aims to enhance the participants’ understanding of the dynamics of
    the industry and provides them the tools and skills to seize
    opportunities for growth, effect greater efficiency in operations and
    attain higher profits. Another new program being developed with an
    industry-focus is Entrepreneurship in the Real Estate Industry. This is
    a five-day program that brings together key leaders of the Philippine
    real estate industry and provides a framework for identifying, screening
    and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities in this industry.

•   Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED)

    SEED targets mainly the social entrepreneurs from organizations
    involved in micro and small enterprise development. A five-day SEED
    course is designed for such institutions and customized versions are
    made available upon request. SEED adopts a framework to make

    participants understand social enterprise development better and the
    different life forces affecting social enterprises at various stages of the
    enterprise life cycle. It also provides several perspectives on the roles
    of the social entrepreneur as the primordial life force in a social
    enterprise. Then the course proceeds to the functional areas of
    enterprise 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 already
    started their business venture for less than a year. VIE is a certificate
    program conducted over a six-month period and divided into three
    tracks that focus on the following: a) building the entrepreneurial
    character, b) building the entrepreneurial skills, and c) enterprise
    planning and business implementation. The first track is focused
    sessions that will discover and develop the entrepreneurial mindset
    and character among the participants. The second track intends to
    hone their business skills among the four major functional areas of
    marketing, operations, human resource and finance. The third track
    is centered on business planning and incubation.

Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)
4/F, DAP Building
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City
Phone:   (632) 631.0921 to 30 local 135, 179
Telefax: (632) 631.2156

DAP is a government-owned and controlled corporation serving as a capacity-
builder for government agencies and the private sector along the areas of
productivity and quality, knowledge management, governance and sustainable
human development. It provides training, research and consultancy services
leading to the formulation of policies, design and implementation of innovative
development programs for various sectors.

As the National Productivity Organization (NPO), the DAP carries out the
country’s commitment as a member of the Asian Productivity Organization
(APO) by propagating the applications of productivity and quality improvement
tools and techniques across sectors in the society. The DAP serves as the
implementing arm of APO’s activities in the country.

One of the Academy’s operating groups is the Center for Quality and
Competitiveness (CQC). The CQC caters to providing technical assistance
on productivity and quality improvement for public organizations and private
enterprises particularly for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs).


1.   SME Network and Cluster Development

     Aims to develop cooperative linkages between and among business
     enterprises working in close proximity as industry clusters. These clusters
     cooperate to accomplish a joint development project to help them achieve
     collective efficiency and capture markets.

2.   Deployment of Productivity Corps

     Aims to address the business improvement concerns of SMEs through
     the assignment and dispatch of productivity experts for appropriate
     intervention like management advisory, technology installation and training.

     A cooperative endeavor among productivity leaders and experts to help
     strengthen the managerial and technical capabilities of SMEs.


Productivity and Quality Interventions via:

1.   Training
      • Quality Management
         - How to Prepare Project Feasibility Study
         - Integrated Course on ISO 22000 and HACCP Food Safety
         - Strategic Business Planning for SMEs
         - Mastering Root Cause Analysis
      • Entrepreneurship Leadership Development
         - 1st National Conference for SMEs
         - Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
      • Operations/Production Management
         - Seminar-Workshop on Work Simplification
         - Lean Manufacturing Training Series
      • Environmental Management
         - ISO 14000 & Green Productivity
         - 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)
2.   Technical Assistance Services for SMEs
      • Technology Installation on 5S Good Housekeeping, Suggestion
        Scheme, Quality Circle, Total Quality Management and Total
        Productive Maintenance
      • Workplace Organization Assessment
      • Quality Management Assessment
      • Business Needs Assessment
      • Environmental Management Assessment
      • Productivity Measurement
      • Customer Relationship Management
      • Good Manufacturing Practices
      • Operations/Production Management
      • Strategic Business Planning
      • Internal Quality Audits
      • Other Productivity and Quality Improvement Programs
Customized training and technical assistance for MSMEs’ productivity and
quality improvement provided to suit client’s needs

Who may avail of these services:

Micro, small and medium enterprises.

How to avail of these services:

Write, call or visit the DAP-Center for Quality and Competitiveness.

Rm. 122-123 Asian Social Institute Building
1518 Leon Guinto cor. Escoda Streets
Malate, Manila
Phone:     (632) 524.1879
Telefax:   (632) 525.6268 ♦ 523.9776

CSE is committed to work for the development of micro and small enterprises
by providing holistic programs to enhance the entrepreneurs’ management
skills and knowledge in enterprise development.

CSE envisions itself to be a viable 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 services
     to ensure the growth of entrepreneurs.

     •   Start Your Own Business Enterprise (SYOBE)
     •   Basic Marketing
     •   Purchasing and Stock Control
     •   Costing and Pricing
     •   Record Keeping
     •   Promotion for Micro Enterprises
     •   Micro Enterprise Taxes
     •   Enhance Your Business Enterprise
     •   Intermediate Record Keeping
     •   How to do a Marketing Plan
     •   Personnel/Human Resource Management
     •   Understanding the Financial Statements
     •   Entrepreneurship 101 (weekly free seminar)

2.   Entrepinoy Publication

     •   Entrepinoy Magapaper, published monthly, has been recognized as
         one of the pioneer publications that serve as a communication tool
         among entrepreneurs to share experiences, tips and knowledge on
         entrepreneurship, government business policies, rules and

      •   Entrepreneurship: Create, Build and Grow Your Business
          Enterprise (stories of entrepreneurial greatness). This is a book for
          micro entrepreneurs. It features stories and experiences of successful
          entrepreneurs who started as micro and small and stories of budding
          entrepreneurs who are growing their enterprises.

3.   Ka-Entrep Program

     The program prepares the micro entrepreneurs for their membership to
     the Ka-Entrep micro entrepreneurs’ organization whose main thrust is
     the promotion of their welfare and rights, in recognition of their capacities
     to develop themselves collectively.

     The Ka-Entrep Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the
     Philippines, Inc. (Ka-Entrep) established last November 16, 2007 is
     operating within the National Capital Region. It has more than 200

4.   Entrepinoy Entrepreneurial Events

     To date, CSE has hosted twelve (12) business fora. Dubbed as Kapihang
     Entrepinoy, the business fora provide a venue for micro and small
     entrepreneurs to enhance their enterprises’ operations while expanding
     their network through various exchanges and partnerships.

     CSE in cooperation with Ka-Entrep organization is also organizing business
     enterprise trade caravans.

5.   Entrepinoy Business Forms and Legal Documents Kit

     A computer-aided business forms and legal documents kit makes available
     to micro entrepreneurs the following: pro-forma purchase orders, sales
     contracts, promo letters, promissory notes, other negotiable instruments
     and legal documents. It is user-friendly, written in simple format for easy
     and convenient adoption in the transactions of a micro and small enterprise.

     The business kit contains a manual of the different business forms and
     legal documents pro-forma (hard copy) and CD containing all the pro-
     forma forms and documents (soft copy) which can be easily customized
     to fit the entrepreneurs’ needs.

6.   Online Catalog for Micro Entrepreneurs

     A website where micro entrepreneurs may promote their products, find
     suppliers and interact with other micro entrepreneurs online.

Who may avail of these services:

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

How to avail of these services:

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

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
20 Russet Street, SSS Village, Marikina City
Phone: (632) 942.3974 ♦ 942.4907 ♦ 941.4516/61
Fax:   (632) 942.0880 ♦ 942.0107

CITC leads in the implementation of plans and projects aimed to provide
production enhancing technologies and processes, tooling and equipment,
product prototyping, and other related business development services (BDS)
to community-based enterprises, marginalized groups, cooperatives,
associations and other self-help groups with end-view of transforming them
into sustainable and competitive MSMEs. It shall also help develop other
government and non-government entities as local non-financial BDS provider.

Industry sectors covered:

     •   Footwear and Leather Goods
     •   Costume and Fine Jewelry
     •   Gifts and Housewares
     •   Wood and Wood Composite
     •   Bamboo
     •   Rattan
     •   Home Furnishings
     •   Handicrafts and Other Novelty Items
     •   Garments and Tapestry
     •   Handloom Weaving
     •   Personal Care Products
     •   Food
     •   Metal and Synthetic
     •   Other Resource-Based Commodity Sectors

Programs and Services:

1.   Diagnostics
     A specialized service in the form of analyzing existing or planned production
     systems starting from raw materials to finished products.

2.   Competency Building
     From the result of the diagnostic services conducted, customized
     productivity and competency enhancement interventions will then be
     designed, reviewed, validated and delivered to target beneficiaries through
     skills training and knowledge development.

Leather Footwear Industry Development Program
Philippine Footwear Academy (PFA)
• 3-year Footwear Manufacturing Technology Course
• Pattern Making (Basic/Advance)
• Shoe Upper Costing
• Flip-Flops Making
• Introduction to Shoe Making
• Prototyping and Sample Making
• Product Knowledge
Contact CIC for list of other courses

Jewelry Industry Development Program
San Eligius Jewelry Training Center (SEJTC)
• 15-month Fine Jewelry Manufacturing Technology Course
• Basic Jewelry Design
• Stone Setting
• Jewelry Casting
• Jewelry Polishing & Finishing
• Jewelry Wireworks
Contact CIC for list of other courses

Gifts and Housewares
• Handmade Paper Making (Basic/Advance)
• Handloom Weaving Technology (Basic/Advance)
• Food Processing (e.g. ham/bacon, tocino, longanisa, meat loaf, etc.)
• Commercial Baking (e.g. ensaymada, pandesal, pandecoco)
• Specialty Baking (e.g. holiday goodies, pastries, muffins)
• Dimsum (e.g. siopao, siomai, cuapao, etc,)
• Soap Making (e.g. laundry, herbal, detergents)
• Stuffed Toy Making
• Novelty Items Making (e.g. holiday/Christmas décor)
• Basketry (Basic/Advance)
• Beadworks (Basic/Advance)
• Shell (capiz, tahong, coco) Lamination
• Dressmaking
• Bag Making
• Personal Care Products (scents and fragrances)
• Coco Products
• Peanut Products
Contact CIC for list of other courses

     Furniture and Builders Woodworks
     • Woodworking Machine Operation, Maintenance & Millwrighting
     • Furniture & Builders Woodwork Technology
     • Furniture Carpentry
     • Wooden Picture Frame Making
     • Bamboo Furniture Making (Round Component)
     • Laminated Bamboo (Engineered)
     • Bamboo Novelty Items Making
     • Furniture Finishing (wood/bamboo)
     • Metalworking Machine Shop Operation
     • Mix-media Furniture Making (bamboo/wood/metal)
     • Jig Making Technology
     • Welding Technology (gas/electric)
     Contact CIC for list of other courses

3.   Technical Consultancy
     Provision of expert advices on product development production processes,
     plant layout, equipment, selection, quality control, and raw materials/
     component sources.

4.   Tooling and Equipment
     Design and fabrication of simple and low cost yet productivity enhancing
     tools and equipment to adapt to micro enterprises unique operations that
     equally require unique or customized implements.

5.   Sample Making Prototyping
     Provision of sample making or product prototyping services by CITC
     experts to micro enterprises who do not have the capacity to perform this
     task on their own.

6.   Materials Utilization/Manipulation
     Maximizes the competitive advantage of community based enterprises
     in terms of accessibility to sustainable raw materials, research and
     development activities aiming to come up with new indigenous-based
     materials suitable for construction purposes or for fresh and exciting
     products application.

7.   Common Facility Services
     Production facilities are made available for designers, manufacturers and
     exporters whose current production capacities are limited or are looking
     for suitable venue for their product prototyping needs.

Who may avail of these services:

Start-up and existing MSMEs, government and private agencies, non-
government organizations (NGOs), industry associations, cooperatives,
peoples organizations and other self-help groups.

How to avail of these services:

1.   Diagnostics

     Send a letter of request addressed to the CITC Executive Director
     specifying the title of the desired service/s, proposed date, venue and the
     number of participants. The request will be subject to evaluation. The
     requesting party will then be given a feedback/recommendation specifying
     the Center’s trainer/s availability, cost involved and other necessary

2.   Competency Building

      •   In-Center Training

          CITC issues a training calendar every year which includes the title of
          the courses, dates of implementation and the corresponding fees for
          training courses to be conducted within the Center’s premises in
          Marikina. Copies of this training calendar are distributed to DTI line
          bureaus and attached agencies as well as to DTI Regional and
          Provincial Offices. Interested parties may also inquire about these
          courses and make reservation by visiting, writing or calling the
          assigned contact person/division.

      •   Out-Center Training

          Send a letter of request addressed to the CITC Executive Director
          specifying the title of the desired training course/s. proposed date,
          venue and the number of participants. The request will be subject to
          evaluation. The requesting party will then be given a feedback/
          recommendation specifying the Center’s trainer/s availability, cost
          involved and other necessary information.

3.   Technical Consultancy Services

      •   Write, visit, or call the assigned contact person for the field or sector
          that covers your business.

      •   For walk-in clients, request and fill up a Technical Consultancy Service
          Request Form. It will then be submitted to the appropriate CITC expert
          for evaluation. If the client conformed to the action to be taken by the
          expert and its corresponding fees, consultancy service can now be
          provided as agreed upon.

      •   If the expert is not available at the time of the visit, an appointment
          may be arranged to discuss details of the service required including
          the date, venue, and corresponding fees.

4.   Common Facility Services

     Send a letter request addressed to the CITC Executive Director stating
     the nature of the work to be done using CITC facilities and the duration of
     the project. Other information such as company profile, knowledge and
     skills level of the company’s workers/operators, among others, must be
     included or attached on the request. The feasibility of the request will be
     evaluated by the Center who will then provide the requesting party with
     feedback/recommendation specifying the Center’s facilities availability,
     cost involved and other necessary information.

5.   Tooling and Equipment

     The client is advised to submit the plan/design or sample and other relevant
     information on the tools/equipment that the requesting party wishes to
     be prototyped or fabricated. This can be done either by visiting or writing
     the contact person for the field or sector that covers your business. The
     plan/design or sample will be evaluated and then appropriate
     recommendation shall be given to the requesting party.

6.   Materials Utilization/Manipulation

     (Same procedure as Tooling and Equipment)

7.   Sample Making/Prototyping

     (Same procedure as Tooling and Equipment)

Whom to get in touch with:

Mr. Franklin P. Bunoan
Executive Director, CITC
Phone: (632) 941.4561
Fax:    (632) 942.0880

Ms. Aurelia R. Mabalay
Division Chief, Gifts and Housewares Division
Phone: (632) 942.3974
Fax:    (632) 942.0880

Mr. Pedro T. Eugenio
Officer-In-Charge, Furniture & Builders Woodwork/Woodworking Section
Phone: (632) 941.4516
Fax:     (632) 942.0880

Mr. Elvin T. Demasu-ay
Caretaker, Bamboocraft Section
Phone: (632) 941.4516
Fax:    (632) 942.0880

Mr. Reynaldo D. Magsino
Caretaker, Metalworking Section
Phone: (632) 941.4516
Fax:   (632) 942.0880

Ms. Rhodora Patricia C. Torrecampo
Caretaker, Fine & Costume Jewelry Section
Phone: (632) 941.4561
Fax:   (632) 942.0880

Ms. Jocivic F. Bertillo
Caretaker, Footwear and Leathergoods/
Philippine Footwear Academy Section
Phone: (632) 941.4561
Fax:     (632) 942.0880

5th Floor, RFM Corporate Center
Pioneer corner Sheridan Streets, Mandaluyong City
Phone:       (632) 637.9229 ♦ 637.9347
Fax:         (632) 637.7873
Email: ♦
Website: ♦

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

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


1.   Social Advocacy

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

     Sustained advocacy will help change social attitudes and strengthen the
     culture of enterprise. Aside from lack of capital, certain mindsets also
     hamper the entrepreneurial spirit of many Filipinos: the fear of failure, the
     fear of taking risks, various misconceptions and stigmas about business
     ownership and self-employment. The ultimate aim for mounting an effective
     communications program is to popularize and demystify the essentials of
     entrepreneurial success.

2.   Entrepreneurship Education

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

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

3.   Business Plan Competitions

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

4.   Awards and Recognition

     Encouragement and other psychic incentives play a big role in sustaining
     excellence 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 entrepreneurship
     development, the Center partners with international organizations in
     obtaining new concepts and mobilizing resources.

6.   Thought Leadership

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

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
International Trade Center Complex
Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
Phone:        (632) 468.8962 to 70
Fax:          (632) 833.0809 ♦ 831.9988

PTTC designs and develops training curricula and corresponding instructional
materials, and conducts training programs for micro, small and medium
enterprises (MSMEs), business support organizations and the government
sector. It provides post-training advisory and counseling services; customized
in-company/firm-level training programs and services; a venue for MSMEs and
large enterprises to promote their products by marketing, renting out and
maintaining exhibition facilities; and events management support.

Programs and Services:

1.   Entrepreneurship Development

     A. Business Start-Up Briefings

     •   How to Start a Business
     •   BEST Game Workshop
     •   Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
     •   Financing Facilities for MSMEs
     •   Business Opportunities in Franchising
     •   Finding the Right Market for the Right Product
     •   Putting Your Business Online
     •   Exporting Made e-Z

     B. Quality and Productivity Improvement Briefings

     •   Corporate Culture: Filipino Values in the Workplace
     •   Food Safety
     •   Kaizen Philosophy
     •   5S of Good Housekeeping
     •   Cleaner Production
     •   Waste Minimization

2.   Business Capability Building

     A. Business Management Seminars

     •   Strategic Marketing
     •   Effective Selling Skills
     •   Developing an Effective Purchasing Systems
     •   Supply Chain Management
     •   Business Plan Preparation
     •   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
     •   Customer Relations Management

     B. Export Management Seminars

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

     C. IT and Webpage Development Seminars

     •   Basic MS Word
     •   Basic/Advanced MS Excel
     •   Basic/Advanced MS Powerpoint
     •   Build Your Own Website
     •   Open Office
     •   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
     •   Webpage Development: Advanced Dreamweaver MX
     •   Basic Printed Advertisement Design Using Pagemaker

     D. Business Language Seminars

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

3.   Quality and Productivity

     A. General Seminars

     •   Materials Management and Inventory Control
     •   Production and Operations Management
     •   Six Sigma
     •   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
     •   How to Become an Effective Quality Management Representative
     •   Process Optimization through the Design of Experiments
     •   Time and Motion Study
     •   Total Quality Management
     •   Work Improvement Tools
     •   Lean Manufacturing
     •   Statistical Process Control

     B. International Standards Seminars

     •   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
     •   ISO 1400 Environmental Management System
     •   ISO 1400 Documentation

     C. Food Seminars

     •   Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
     •   Food Packaging and Labeling
     •   Packaging as a Marketing Tool
     •   Awareness on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
     •   Documentation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
     •   HACCP Auditors’ Course

Training and Exhibition Facilities

1.   Information Access Center (IAC)

     a.   Comprises a computer lecture room with 36 desktop computers for
          small or big training programs on IT and webpage development and
          other computer-related courses;
     b.   Comprises a seminar room that can accommodate up to 100
     c.   Comprises an Internet Plaza with 28 desktop computers that provides
          free use of the Internet and MS Office tools for seminar participants,
          trade fair exhibitors and visitors, MSME clients and the general public,
          including students. A minimal fee is charged for printing and scanning
          services; and,
     d.   The entire IAC facility has two scanners, three 4-in-1 multicopier
          machines (fax, phone, scanner and printer), one copier machine,
          two LCD projectors, two audio mixers and microphone units.

2.   WTO Reference Center

     a.   Comprises selected CD-ROMs and print publications on the World
          Trade Organization (WTO) and other WTO-related publications by
          the International Trade Center (ITC).
     b.   Comprises one desktop computer containing WTO electronic
          publications and databases.

3.   Rental of Seminar Rooms and Exhibition Halls

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

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

     c.   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

How to avail of these services:

Seminars in Metro Manila are held at the PTTC building. Interested participants
may pre-register by calling PTTC, or by sending a fax or e-mail. Walk-in
participants are also allowed. Participants must pay the seminar fee before
the seminar date, or on the first day of the seminar. Seminar fees are paid in
cash or company check (manager’s/cashier’s check). The annual schedule
of seminars is published at the PTTC website at

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

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

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

For inquiries on training programs, you may contact the Trade Business
Management Division (TBMD) for entrepreneurship briefings and trade
business management seminars (Phone: 468.8962 or 831.9988 Email:; or the Testing and Inspection Division (TID) for quality
and productivity briefings and seminars (Phone: 468.8963 to 64 or 833.0809

For inquiries on the rental of seminar rooms and exhibition halls, you may
contact the Trade Exhibition Division (TED) (Phone: 468.8968 or 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 Email:

TESDA Complex, East Service Road
South Superhighway, Taguig City
Phone:     (632) 817.4076 to 82 ♦ 818.8829 ♦ 893.2454
Fax:       (632) 816.2480

TESDA manages and supervises technical education and skills development
in the Philippines. It was created to mobilize the full participation of industrial,
labor, technical and vocational institutions, the LGUs, and civil society for
skilled manpower development programs.

Programs and Services:

•   Aims to develop the capability of TESDA partners and other TESDA providers
    through the provision of technical assistance, capability building programs,
    infrastructure development, etc.

•   Offers training scholarships, assessment and certification services to
    promote development of Pinoy Workers of the World or Pinoy WOWs.

•   Actively assists local government units or LGUs in preparing for the
    devolution of training functions. The following are the components of the

    -   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
    -   Facilities Management

Who may avail of these services:

Different target beneficiaries for each component.

How to avail of these services:

Write, call, or visit your nearest TESDA office.

University of the Philippines (UP)
E. Virata Hall, E. Jacinto Street
U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 927.9238 ♦ 928.7076 to 79
Telefax:    (632) 920.6923

ISSI is an extension unit of the UP committed to entrepreneurship and small
and medium enterprise (SME) promotion. It is engaged in training, research,
consultancy, information, and advocacy services for the SME sector.

Programs and Services:

1.   Training

     •    Designs and conducts training programs on management development,
          development management, entrepreneurship career development, and
          business and productivity improvement.

     •    Implements in the Philippines the APEC small business counselors
          training and accreditation program.

2.   Research

     •    Undertakes policy researches, program evaluation, area economic
          researches, industry studies, and market studies.

3.   Consultancy Services

     •    Provides factory diagnostics and management audits; holds small
          business clinics.

4.       Information

     •    Prepares and publishes starting-a-business primers, growing-in-
          business manuals, and entrepreneurship textbooks and casebooks.

5.   Advocacy

     •   Conducts small business dialogues/fora, promotional and media
     •   Assists schools in their efforts to infuse entrepreneurship concepts/
         modules/subjects into their curriculum.

Who may avail of these services:

SME development organizations, private businesses, business schools,
industry associations, and individuals interested to become entrepreneurs.


Department of Agriculture (DA)
BPI Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:    (632) 920.6131 to 33
Telefax:  (632) 920.6134

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

It is mandated to formulate and enforce standards of quality in the processing,
preservation, packaging, labeling, importation, distribution and advertising of
agricultural and fisheries products; conduct research on product
standardization, alignment of local standards with international standards;
and, conduct regular inspection of processing plants, storage facilities,
abattoirs, as well as public and private markets in order to ensure freshness,
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, livestock, organic rice and muscovado.

2.   Technical Services

     •   Codex Contact Point, Chair of Codex Committee on Geneal Principles
         and Task Force on Biotechnology
     •   Corn Quality Management
     •   Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
     •   Organic Agriculture (OA)
     •   Food Safety and Quality Seminars

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
    at this website:
Department of Health (DOH)
Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Phone:       (632) 807.0721 ♦ 842.5606
Fax:         (632) 807.0751

RA 3720 created BFAD as a regulatory agency mandated to ensure safety,
efficacy, and quality of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, diagnostic
reagents, and household hazardous substances. It is further strengthened in
Section 12, Article XIII of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which translates
that, “the state shall establish and maintain an effective food and drug regulatory
system 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 and
         monitoring of food, drug, devices, cosmetics and household hazardous
         products and establishments;

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

     •   Develops and conducts internal and external reform and advocacy
         programs on priority food and drug regulation concerns in coordination
         with DOH offices, other related agencies, civil society and private sector
         partners; and,

     •   Advises the Secretary and the Undersecretary of Health on matters
         pertaining to regulation of processed foods, drugs, and other related

2.   Licensing and Monitoring of Establishments

     •   Conducts inspection and issues licenses for the operation of
         establishments involved in the manufacture, re-packaging, importation,
         exportation, distribution, and retailing of processed food, drugs, medical
         devices, in-vitro diagnostic reagents, cosmetics, and household
         hazardous substances;

     •   Monitors and ensures quality of processed food and drugs through
         collection of samples for analysis from manufacturers and outlets and
         recommends action to the Bureau of Customs prior to admission or
         entry of imported products;

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

     •   Monitors and ensures compliance of manufacturers and other
         establishments with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice
         (GMP) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other
         best 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),

3.   Product Registration

     •   Responsible for the evaluation, registration, verification, and
         acceptability 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 following
         established standards of safety and quality; and,

     •   Establishes and participates in the development of product standards.

4.   Laboratory

     •   Conducts quality monitoring activities through laboratory testing and
         analysis of foods, drugs, medical device, veterinary products, diagnostic
         reagents and cosmetic products regulated by the Bureau; and,

     •   Establishes scientific data for use in the development of product

5.   Legal

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

     •   Reviews/modifies BFAD implemented issuances, guidelines, advisories
         and rules and regulations in coordination with the BFAD technical
         working group;

     •   Conducts administrative proceedings and quasi-judicial hearings for
         violation of laws and regulations related to products under BFAD’s

     •   Prepares recommendations, resolutions and other administrative
         issuance pertaining to regulation of processed food, drugs and other
         related products; and,

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

6.   Accreditation/Recognition

     •   Conducts inspection and audit of analytical laboratories to be
         recognized/accredited by BFAD; and,

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


1.   Sangkap Pinoy Seal Program

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

2.   Salt Iodization Program

     •   Encourages compliance of Salt Importers/Distributors and Traders
         with RA 8172, better known as “Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide

     •   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 available
         products fortified with micronutrients that are usually inadequate in
         the Filipino diet; and,

     •   Encourages compliance of manufacturers/producers of rice, cooking
         oil, salt, flour, and sugar with RA 8976 better known as “Philippine
         Food 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 supplements
         when these are necessary.

How to avail yourself of these services:

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

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
3rd Floor, Tara Building
389 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 896.4430
Telefax: (632) 896.4431

BIS facilitates imports, administers import regulations on selected items, and
monitors the importation of liberalized and sensitive items. It initiates and
conducts preliminary investigations on dumping, countervailing, and safeguards

Programs and Services:

1.   Pre-Import Clearance

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

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

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

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

     •   Importation of used parts and components for Truck rebuilding purposes
         under 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.

4.   Industry Assistance

     •   Initiation and preliminary investigation of dumping, countervailing,
         and safeguards protests;
     •   Technical assistance on dumping, countervailing, and safeguards
         matters; and,
     •   Trade Defense (ad hoc).

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call the BIS.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
3rd Floor, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 751.3123/25 ♦ 751.4740
Fax:         (632) 751.4706 ♦ 751.4748

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

BPS is an active member of the International Organization for Standardization
(ISO), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the ASEAN
Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ).

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 assessment

    •   Conducts awareness sessions, training programs, fora, exhibits, trade
        fairs, and seminars;

    •   Develops collaterals on BPS services and projects and on standards
         specifications, policies and guidelines;

    •   Prepares media materials for release; and,

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

3. Standards Enforcement and Consumer Assistance

     •    Conducts regular market monitoring and enforcement operations

     •    Acts on consumer complaints/reports; and,

     •    Holds seminars for the manufacturers, importers, traders, wholesalers,
          distributors, retailers on their responsibilities to the buying public.

4.   Product Testing Services

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

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

5.   Product Certification Program

     •   Issues the Philippine Standards (PS) License and the Import
         Commodity Clearance (ICC) to manufacturers and importers,
         respectively, that complies with the safety and quality requirements of
         a specific standard.

6. Registration of Assessors Services

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

     •    Updates assessors on matters concerning international quality and
          environmental 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,
         regulatory and testing requirements that are affecting their products.

9.   International Services

     •   Performs and oversees activities concerned with regional and
         international affairs of the BPS particularly on the development of
         Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Mutual Recognition
         Arrangements (MRA) in a bilateral and multilateral level.

10. PETC Accreditation

     •   Verifies and issues the Certificate of Accreditation to Private Emission
         Testing Centers (PETCs) based on the Philippine Clean Air Act of
         1999, the DENR-DTI-DOTC Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 01:2001
         and the DTI Department Administrative Order (DAO) 03:2002.

11. Training

     •   Extends technical assistance through seminars and training programs
         both 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.

Bureau of Product Standards
Department of Trade and Industry
3rd Floor, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 751.3123 ♦ 751.4740
Fax No: (632) 751.4748

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
2nd Floor, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 751.3288 ♦ 751.3233
Fax:    (632) 890.4949 ♦ 751.3234

BTRCP functions as a policy-making body and oversees the overall
implementation 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 related
     laws 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 repair
     enterprises, licenses and permits for realty service, fire extinguishers,
     and bonded warehouses;

4.   Professionalizes the realty service practice by the administration of
     qualifying examinations;

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

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

7.   Promotes consumer awareness on basic issues and concerns;

8.   Prepares guidelines in the development and strengthening of consumer

9.   Provides speedy resolution of consumer complaints through maintenance
     of Consumer Welfare Desks in DTI provincial offices and in business

10. Acts as Secretariat to ConsumerNet and coordinates its programs/activities
    for speedy redress of consumer complaints and consumer information

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

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

13. Facilitates and coordinates training programs and seminars to strengthen
    LPCCs; and,

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

Who may avail of these services:

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

How to avail yourself of these services:

Visit or call BTRCP.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
6th Floor, BF Condominium Building
Solana Street cor. A. Soriano Avenue
Intramuros, Manila
Phone:       (632) 527.2556 ♦ 528.0089
Fax:         (632) 527.2488

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

Programs and Services:

1.   Women Workers Employment and Entrepreneurship
     Development (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 marginalized
sector who are members of a women’s organization that is registered with any
of the following agencies: the DOLE, Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or any government or
government accredited institution.

For WYC Program, workers aged 15 to 30 who are employed, self-employed,
or underemployed.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
3rd Floor, DOLE Building
Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila
Phone:       (632) 920.2585 ♦ 920.2381

BWC is a staff bureau of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
performing primarily policy and program development and advisory functions
for the Department in the administration and enforcement of laws relating to
working conditions. The BWC envisions well-guided employers and workers
committed to a safe, healthful and productive work environment.

Programs and Services:

1.    Policy Formulation

     The BWC formulates policies, rules and guidelines related to working
     conditions. It reviews regional data on labor standards enforcement, and
     other relevant data as bases for policy formulation.

     •   D.O. No. 57-04 series of 2004: Implementing Guidelines on the
         Labor Standards Enforcement Framework (LSEF)

         The LSEF uses three modes of enforcement: Training and Advisory
         Visits (TAV), Inspection and Self-Assessment in order to build a culture
         of self-regulation and voluntary compliance with labor standards in all
         types of establishments.

         Major provisions:

         -   Enforcement of labor standards using TAV for micro and small
             enterprises with less than 10 workers and those registered as
             BMBEs regardless of employment size

         -   Inspection for medium-sized establishments with 10-199 workers
             and prioritized on those with existing complaints, hazardous
             establishments and those employing child and women workers

         -   Self-assessment for establishments with at least 200 workers and
             unionized firms regardless of size

         -   Expanding the reach of the Department through partnerships with
             all stakeholders

         -   Information dissemination, training and education as major
             strategies to promote a culture of self-regulation

     •   D.O. No. 16 series of 2001: Amendments to Rule 1030 of the
         Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)

         As provided for in the OSHS, competent health and safety personnel
         are required in order to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses, to
         protect workers’ health, and to promote their safety.

         Major provisions:

         -   The Bureau either directly or through accredited organizations or
             the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) or other
             institutions authorized by law shall conduct continuing programs
             to increase the supply and competence of personnel qualified to
             carry out the provisions of the OSHS.

         -   The Bureau shall prescribe the required training programs, in
             consultation with the OSHC or other institutions authorized by
             law and other technical societies.

     •   BWC Advisory No. 01-04: Linkages/Partnerships Between BWC
         Accredited Safety Training Organizations (STOs) and All
         Regional Offices (ROs)

         To effectively implement the new LSEF through partnership with the
         different stakeholders, all DOLE-BWC accredited Safety Training
         Organizations (STOs) are hereby advised to coordinate with the
         concerned DOLE Regional Offices in the conduct of the BWC approved/
         prescribed OSH training courses.

2.   Technical supervision of DOLE Regional Offices on the
     enforcement of labor standards

     The BWC develop guidelines and tools for implementation by regional
     implementers, and monitor and evaluate DOLE regional activities.


     •   Handbook on Workers’ Statutory Monetary Benefits 2006 edition
     •   The Occupational Safety and Health Standards

     Manuals on the LSEF:

     •   Manual on Labor Standards
     •   Procedural Guidelines for Accreditation of Practitioners, Consultants
         and Organizations on OSH
     •   Procedural Guidelines Governing OSH in the Construction Industry
     •   Procedural Guidelines on Accreditation and Performance Audit of
         Testing Organizations for Construction Heavy Equipment

     Regional Reports:

     •   Data on the implementation of the LSEF through the Statistical
         Performance Reporting System (SPRS)
     •   Monthly reports on TAV

3.   MSME Programs and Projects

     •   The National Program to Enhance the Implementation of the

         The Bureau in partnership with the International Labor Organization is
         undergoing a project to develop a national program to enhance the
         implementation of the LSEF. The national program has four (4)
         components, namely: Capability Building; Promotion of Awareness
         through Information, Training and Education; System of Linkages and
         Networking; and Design of an efficient monitoring and evaluation
         system. Development of materials for the first component is now in its
         final stages.

         Relevant to micro enterprises is the Training and Advisory Visits (TAV)
         approach of the LSEF. TAV refers to the conduct of orientation seminars
         and authorized advisory visits by trained DOLE personnel. TAV
         orientation courses are conducted by all regional offices of DOLE. The
         overall goal is to create an enabling environment for compliance with
         labor standards by intensifying education and information that would
         encourage micro enterprises to adhere to the value of safety, health
         and welfare at the workplace.

    •   Regional Monitoring and Evaluation of Work Improvement in
        Small Enterprises (WISE) Activities

        Regional monitoring is done in terms of performance on the conduct of
        WISE activities, the number of trainings conducted and the number of
        entrepreneurs/workers benefited by the low cost improvements
        implemented by participating enterprises. These activities are now
        incorporated in the TAV approach of the LSEF.

    •   Evaluation of OSHS Reporting Requirement

        Compliance of establishments with the OSHS report requirements
        are validated through the submission of work accident/illness reports,
        health and safety committee reports and annual medical reports.

    •   Accreditation of OSH Practitioners, Consultants and

        Accreditation is established as a complementary mechanism in the
        enforcement of OSHS, through the issuance of certificates of
        accreditation to authorized individuals to practice OSH, and allow
        organizations to conduct OSH training, thereby increasing the number
        of competent and qualified individuals to carry-out the provisions of
        the OSHS.

Who may avail of these services:

MSMEs, professionals, organized labor, employers group, government
agencies, professional organizations

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or email BWC.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 890.5333 ♦ 890.4861
Fax:    (632) 890.4889

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.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
4th Floor, Jupiter I Building
#56 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati City
Phone: (632) 895.4424 ♦ 897.9313
Fax:    (632) 897.9336

In recognition of the important role of the construction industry in national
development, the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)
was created by virtue of Presidential Decree 1746 in 28 November 1990. It
aims to promote, accelerate and regulate the growth and development of the
construction industry in conformity with national goals.

As an attached agency to the Department of Trade and Industry, the CIAP
coordinates with other government entities that conduct business with or
exercise regulatory power over the construction industry. It operates through
its four implementing arms, namely, the Philippine Contractors Accreditation
Board (PCAB), the Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB), the
Philippine Domestic Board (PDCB) and the Construction Industry Arbitration
Commission (CIAC).

Programs and Services:

1. Provides information on industry policy development, prices of construction
   materials, contractors’ profiles, industry performance and prospects and
   blacklisted contractors;

2.   Issues licenses to contractors;

3.   Registers and classifies contractors for government projects;

4.   Registers Philippine contractors for overseas construction operations;

5.   Issues project authorization to overseas contractors;

6.   Prepares and disseminates

     •   Project opportunities/studies to contractors; and,
     •   Country profiles of high opportunity market countries.

7.   Monitors the performance of registered contractors;

8.   Formulates and recommends Contractors Performance Evaluation System
     (CPES) among various government tendering agencies and other
     concerned entities;

9.   Promotes the adoption of CPES among various government tendering
     agencies and other concerned entities;

10. Accredits CPES of government agencies technical personnel;

11. Resolves construction contract disputes through arbitration, mediation/
    conciliation; and,

12. Subsidizes small claims (P1 million and below) through the Arbitration
    Development Fund.

Department of Agriculture (DA)
FPA Building, BAI Compound
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone:      (632) 922.3371 ♦ 920.8173 ♦ 922.3362 ♦ 922.3368
Fax:        (632) 922.3355

The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) was created on 30 May 1977 by
virtue of Presidential Decree 1144 for the purpose of assuring the agricultural
sector of adequate supplies of fertilizer and pesticide at reasonable prices,
rationalizing the manufacture and marketing of fertilizer, protecting the public
from the risks inherent in the use of pesticides, and educating the agricultural
sector in the use of these inputs.

It is the FPA’s mission is to a catalyst in the empowerment of farmers and
fisherfolk by helping them become better informed, and more efficient and
conscientious in the management of their plant nutrition and crop protection
requirements and preservation of marine and aquatic resources.

It envisions improved quality of life for all Filipinos through the increased farm
productivity and food production using the necessary agricultural inputs that
do not endanger human health and environment on a sustainable basis.

Powers and Functions:

•    Make continuous assessment of fertilizer supply and demand situation.

•    Regulate and control the quality of the different grades of fertilizer and to
     set new grades when necessary.

•    Do all such things necessary to maintain adequate supply of fertilizer at
     reasonable price while maintaining the long term viability of the industry.

•    Establish and enforce tolerance levels and good agricultural practice for
     the use of pesticides in raw agricultural commodities.

•    Restrict or ban any pesticide and the formulation of any pesticide in
     specific areas or during certain periods upon evidence that the product
     is an imminent hazard, has caused and is causing widespread serious
     damage to crops, fish and livestock and to public health and environment.

•    Prevent the importation of agricultural commodities containing pesticide
     residues above the accepted tolerance levels.

•        Inspect establishments and premises of pesticide handlers to ensure
         compliance to industrial health, safety and anti-pollution regulations.

Programs and Services:

1.   Product Registration

     •     As a regulatory agency for fertilizer, pesticide and other agricultural
           chemicals, the FPA has imposed upon itself the mission to support
           agricultural productivity and food security without sacrificing people’s
           health and the environment. As such, FPA was created to ensure
           availability of fertilizer and pesticide and regulate their importation,
           production, distribution and usage vis-à-vis their efficacy, affordability
           and of equal importance, for protection of public health and the

     •     Registration of fertilizer and pesticide for agricultural and household
           use require pertinent data including those generated from local field
           testing and experimentation by FPA accredited researchers to ensure
           product efficacy and adherence to set standards.

2.   Pesticide Product Registration

     •     A mechanism to generate relevant information to ensure safety, public
           health and environmental protection in the use of the pesticide. Data
           and information generated are required to be presented to support the
           product label statement for effective application, precaution and
           direction for use that include specific instructions in case of poisoning.

     •     Registration of biorational pesticide that includes biochemical and
           microbial pest control agents which are naturally occurring or must be
           structurally identical to naturally occurring chemicals if synthesized.

     •     Exposure studies are required for new proprietary products with strong
           toxico logical concern.

     •     Fast tracking of registration of less hazardous, less persistent,
           environmentally friendly, target specific and Integrated Pest
           Management (IPM) compatible pesticide products.

     •     Harmonization of pesticide registration requirements envisioned to
           share expertise and pooled resources to build the necessary
           capabilities for such purpose.
3.   Fertilizer Product Registration

     •    All fertilizer products, organic or inorganic, raw materials and
          ingredients for fertilizer, which are imported or produced locally, should
          be registered with FPA.

     •    Registration requirements include the submission of product
          specification supported by chemical analysis, mode of action, product
          type and the result of efficacy trials conducted by an accredited and
          independent researcher. The set of data is evaluated by a registration

     •    With the continued production of new grades, brands and types of
          locally produced and imported fertilizers, to take advantage of the
          increasing market demand, a wide range of products for selection
          are provided. Registration of these commercially processed fertilizers
          is therefore needed to give greater assurance that the quality of each
          brand is maintained at the specified standards (characteristics and
          effects) as claimed by the producer or importer.

     •    Fertilizer handlers such as importers, distributors, exporters,
          manufacturers, bulkblenders and processors should register their
          products with FPA.

4.   Licensing of Handlers

     •   Licensing shall be required as a condition precedent to the importation,
         exportation, manufacture, formulation, repacking, distribution, delivery,
         sale, transport, storage and use of any fertilizer, pesticide and other
         agricultural chemicals.

5.   Import Control

     •   Import control has been strengthened and institutionalized. From an
         agreement with the Bureau of Customs (BOC), shipments of pesticides
         will only be released by the BOC if covered by a corresponding FPA
         Certificate Authorizing Importation of Pesticide (CAIP). An agreement
         is likewise established with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas which in
         turn issued a circular to all commercial depository banks not to issue
         letters of credit (L/Cs) to an pesticide importer with no appropriate
         CAIP issued by the FPA.

6.   Product Quality and Adherence to Safety

     •   In coordination with government product standards agencies, FPA
         designs and implements quality control standards for fertilizer and
         pesticide products.

     •   Monitor safe handling, use, application and compliance with industrial
         health and safety in manufacturing and formulation plants, impose
         penalties and sanctions for violation of set rules and standards.

7.   Institutionalization of Product Stewardship Program

     •   Pesticide industry and end-users, the manufacturers, sellers and
         buyers, are enjoined to adopt and undertake a cradle-to-grave approach
         to pesticide management, primarily the training of handlers and the
         public on the safe and judicious use of pesticide and the dissemination
         of information materials. The program is required for every pesticide
         product wherein registrants are made primarily responsible for the
         conduct of stewardship program for their product.

8.   Public Information

     •   Conduct of training and accreditation program for handlers of fertilizer
         and pesticide products that include:

         - Fertilizer and pesticide dealers and distributors
         - Pest Control Operators
         - Mango Contractors
         - Pesticide Applicators (pest exterminator and fumigators)
         - Fertilizer and pesticide researchers for the conduct of field-testing
           and experimentation for product registration
         - Personnel of hardware stores, supermarkets and drugstores
           handling fertilizer and pesticide product.

     •   Monitor fertilizer and pesticide prices.

     •   Disseminate information on the proper and effective application of
         fertilizer and the safe, judicious use of pesticide through direct
         information activities, media, dialogues and symposia, trainings and

9.   Developmental

     •   Industry coordination and support.

     •   Coordination of research and technology development for optimum
         use of fertilizer and promote sage and judicious use of pesticides and
         effect the packaging and dissemination of such technology to the rural
         sector and the general public.

     •   Advocacy in balanced fertilization.

     •   Rapid composting technology transfer.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
IP Philippines Building
351 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 752.5450 to 65 ♦ 890.4942
Fax:     (632) 890.4862

IP Philippines draws its mandate from Republic Act No. 8293, otherwise known
as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, which took effect on
January 1, 1998. It is mandated to administer an effective intellectual property
system to promote creativity and competitiveness, facilitate transfer of
technology, attract foreign investments, and ensure market access for
Philippine products. The IP Philippines also promotes the diffusion of
knowledge and technology for socio-economic and cultural development.

IP Philippines’ strategic thrust is to underscore the developmental role of
intellectual property in nation-building. Thus, the new vision of IP Philippines
is: “Fostering a creative Philippines that uses intellectual property as a
strategic tool for national development and competitiveness.”

IP Philippines’ Mission:

To foster creativity and competitiveness by:

•   Delivering quality patents and trademarks
•   Facilitating technology transfer
•   Providing speedy and effective legal remedies
•   Supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and creative industries
•   Leading the IP system in developing a vibrant IP culture

Powers and Functions:

•   Grant patents for the protection of inventions

•   Register utility models, designs and topographies of integrated circuits

•   Register trademarks, service marks and other marks of ownership

•   Adjudicate contested proceedings affecting IP rights
    -   Inter partes cases
    -   Administrative cases on violations of IP

 •   Register technology transfer arrangements and promote technology
     transfer activities

•    Strengthen the IP system and enhance IP enforcement in the country

•    Promulgate policies on IP taking into account emerging issues on IP

•    Participate in international discussions and negotiations affecting IP rights
      and systems

•    Coordinate public and private sector efforts towards the effective and
     efficient implementation and enforcement of the IP system in the country
     through the following initiatives:

     -   Advocate for businesses and academic institutions to aggressively
         use the IP system

     -   Establish private sector/government sector network on enforcement

     -   Advocate for the institutionalization of IP policies in public R&D

     -   Advocate for the establishment of IP Units in relevant government

 •   Organize information dissemination activities to increase level of IP
      awareness in the country and to promote an IP culture among Filipinos.

Programs and Services:

1.   Information Dissemination

     Develops and organizes information dissemination programs that
     specifically address the level of understanding of MSMEs, with the
     objective of assisting them reach the highest potential use of their
     intellectual property rights.

2.   IP Information Help Desk

     Provides a more focused advisory and technical assistance to MSMEs,
     universities, research and development institutions (RDIs), industries, etc.

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
     •   Use of Information by MSMEs.

4. IP Satellite Offices (IPSOs) and IP Business Development Service
   (IP BDS)

     •   Envisions to contribute significantly towards upgrading the
         competitiveness of the country’s MSMEs by making IP services more
         accessible to MSMEs in key areas of the country.

     •   Promotes, establishes, and enhances business linkages between
         prospective users of technology, the MSMEs, and the IP generators
         like the inventors, patent holders, academic institutions, RDIs, and
         the like.

5.   Training Opportunities

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

6.   Two-Tiered Fee Structure

     •   Fifty percent (50%) reduction in the fees assessed by IP Philippines.

         For a small entity:
          -   Any natural or juridical person whose assets amount to twenty
              million pesos or less;
          -   Any entity, agency, office, bureau, or unit of the Philippine
              government including government-owned or controlled
              corporations, state universities and colleges, and government-
              run schools.

     •   Fifty percent (50%) reduction in the fees for Youth Filers.

How to avail of these services:

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

Ms. Carmen G. Peralta
Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau
2/F, IP Philippines Building
351 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 752.5450 to 65 local 201
Fax:     (632) 897.1724

Board of Investments (BOI)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Ground Floor, Industry and Investment Building
385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Telefax:    (632) 895.8322

The BOI-OSAC (One Stop Action Center) was created in 1987 to facilitate the
influx of investments into the country. It has been institutionalized as integral
component of BOI promotional services. It has the following core services:
investment advisory, information dissemination, facilitation, and assistance.

Further, OSAC is manned by experienced and service-oriented investment
counselors. These counselors are competent to discuss with investors topics
such as the different forms of organizations under which they can undertake
business; foreign investments’ rules and laws; the perks their investments
can avail of; and the general business procedures and application requirements.
Its service does not end in pre-selling the Philippines as an investment
destination. The Center also assures investors of handholding and provides
after care services.

Programs and Services:

1.   Investment Counseling Division (ICD)

     The ICD acknowledges that investors are usually on the go, leading nary
     a time to search extensively for their information needs. Thus, it provides
     immediate attention to investors’ concerns and sheds light on investment
     processes such as:

     •   Advice and/or guidance on relevant laws and procedures on local and
         foreign investments or assistance on doing business in the Philippines
         in the following areas: Visa, labor, tax, incorporation, banking system,

     •   Information management which is vital in the assistance provided by
         the OSAC. It maintains and updates database on different laws from
         different Investments Promotions Agencies (IPAs) policies and
         procedures, including Cost of Doing Business, Site Selection and
         Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and joint-venture arrangement.

2.    The Investment Promotion Unit Assistance Division (IPU)

     The IPU is the support arm of the OSAC for investors’ issues and concerns.
     Specifically, it carries out the following tasks:

     •   Acts as Issue Facilitation team, organizes technical working group
         and high level meetings among heads of agencies and gather information
         on key business issues (labor, infrastructure, security, environment,
         taxation, government procedures and other macro issues).

     •   Smooth progress of individual investors’ transaction with investment-
         related institutional and regulatory agencies (company level).

     •   Also, it regularly confers with Foreign Chambers of Commerce and
         Industry Associations on resolution of issues that will pave the way for
         a favorable investment climate.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
3rd Floor, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 751.3126
Fax:         (632) 751.4706

The Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO) is the national accreditation body
for conformity assessment bodies in the country. The office, which is under
the Consumer Welfare and Trade Regulations Group (CWTRG) of the DTI is
mandated by virtue of DAO 1:2005 to operate accreditation schemes in the
following areas:

•    Export Management System
•    Environmental Management System
•    Personnel Certification
•    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
•    Food Safety Management System
•    Inspection Body
•    Laboratory Accreditation
     -   Testing
     -   Calibration

Programs and Services:

1.     Through accreditation, PAO can indirectly serve the small and medium
      enterprises (SMEs) by providing them ready means to find reliable testing
      and/or calibration services able to meet their needs (i.e. local or
      international requirements).

2.    The overall accreditation scheme provides the customer with the assurance
      that products and services they purchase from companies certified by
      accredited Certification Bodies meet their requirements and that these
      companies are committed to continual improvement.

3.    The PAO also extends its services through public run training on ISO/
      IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2000 in coordination with Philippine Trade
      Training Center.

Who may avail of these services:

Conformity assessment bodies (e.g. testing and calibration laboratories,
certification bodies)

How to avail of these services:

Kindly visit our website or email us at

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Roxas Boulevard corner San Luis Street
Pasay City
Phone:     (632) 551.3432 ♦ 551.3454 to 55
Fax:       (632) 891.6380

PEZA, which evolved from the Export Processing Zone Authority, assists in
the national effort to accelerate the creation of employment opportunities
particularly in the countryside. PEZA also seeks to spur the growth and
diversification of exports by attracting foreign investors to develop or put up
export manufacturing plants or regional warehouses in world-class,
environmentally-friendly economic zones. In addition, PEZA administers and
manages the incentives of 114 approved special economic zones in various
parts 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 for
         pioneer 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

4.   Provision of Additional Deduction for Labor Training Expenses

     •   Permanent resident status for foreign investors and immediate family

     •   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 business

How to avail yourself of these services:

1.   Register with PEZA.
2.   Send written requests for specific services to PEZA offices (see directory).

Institutional Development

Level 7, Tower 2 RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Phone: (632) 857.9000
Fax:     (632) 843.1083

CIDA is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate
to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce
poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.

The objectives of CIDA’s strategy in the Philippines are to foster efficient,
responsive, transparent and accountable governance at all levels; and support
the development of sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
that create more, better, and decent jobs for both men and women.

This strategy is closely aligned with the Medium-Term Philippine Development
Plan (2004-2010).

Programs and Projects:

1.   Private Enterprise Accelerated Resource Linkages – Phase II
     (PEARL 2)

     The project focuses on the following three (3) initiatives to support the
     development of SMEs:

     •   The Sectoral Enhancement component supports the development of
         key labor-intensive sectors within the Philippines such as Furniture
         and Home Furnishings, Gifts and Housewares, Food and food
         processing, etc. Within these sectors, the project works with strong
         sector associations that play a lead role in delivering business support
         services to, and mobilizing SME members, and related suppliers, to
         improve their production performance, market expansion, management
         capabilities, and long term sustainability.

     •   The Partnership Development Facility is a responsive mechanism that
         contributes to projects of eligible business society organizations in
         their efforts to promote SME development and job creation.

     •   The Capacity Development for Investment Promotion component
         provides assistance and support to the Board of Investments (BOI)
         and local investment promotion groups to increase their capacity to
         promote Philippine SMEs as potential strategic partners with foreign
         companies. It also supports the Canada Desk at the BOI.

     Program activities are concentrated in the National Capital Region,
     Western Visayas, Mindanao, and the Autonomous Regjon in Muslim
2.   Business Advisory Project – Phase II

     The Business Advisory Project II (BAP II) is designed to increase the
     operating effectiveness of SMEs, through the use of short-term business
     advisory services.

     It has two principal components: to establish and operationalize the
     Corporate Volunteers for Enterprise Development (CVED) program. The
     CVED program will become a Filipino-resourced business advisory service
     located within the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
     organization; to continue with the Canadian Executive Service Organization
     (CESO)’s volunteer expert advisors (VA) delivering Canadian expertise to
     Philippine SMEs, with a focus on clusters of labor intensive enterprises.

     CESO, through BAP II, will continue to provide responsive, problem-focused
     business assistance by Expert Advisors who will work with labor-intensive
     SMEs. Target sectors identified through consultations with the Department
     of Trade and Industry (DTI), include: agribusiness; food processing; gifts,
     toys and handicrafts; wood and furniture products; and tourism, in the
     Mindanao and Visayas regions.

3.   Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of
     Women (GREAT Women)

     The GREAT Women project assists the National Commission on the
     Role of Filipino Women, and its partners at the national and local levels,
     to contribute to the economic empowerment of women by strengthening
     their capacities to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-
     responsive economic legislation, policies, programs, and services,
     especially those related to micro enterprise.

4.   Promoting Rural Industries and Market Enhancement (PRIME)

     The PRIME program will support the establishment of 50 micro enterprises
     and strengthen three commodity-specific industries. The project will also
     help institutionalize the Philippine Development Assistance Program
     (PDAP) so it can continue to assist rural micro enterprises and industries
     after CIDA support.

     The project has four (4) expected outcomes:

     •   Micro enterprise development

         Participating rural poor communities have established viable rural micro
         enterprises aimed at food security, increased household income and
         job creation.

     •   Enhanced participation in the market

         Micro enterprises with industry potential are scaled up and connected
         with the market through appropriate market-participation mechanisms.

     •   Program and policy analyses in support to rural micro

         Industry-specific policy reform initiatives developed and directed towards
         relevant government agencies (national and local) that regulate and
         assist rural enterprises/industries.

     •   Strengthened institutional capacity of PDAP

         Enhanced PDAP organizational capacity leading towards long-term
         institutional sustainability.

5.   Assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises

     The project focuses on helping SMEs gain access to finance through
     targeted training of select financial intermediaries, coupled with training
     of potential borrowers, and development of appropriate financing
     mechanisms and financial market infrastructure. It also seeks to develop
     key sub-sectors with high growth and employment potential, by providing
     targeted technical assistance to create viable supply chains. The project
     facilitates access of SMEs to essential business services, by providing
     local service providers with relevant capacity building and program. Efforts
     to enhance the business environment for SMEs forms an integral part of
     the three program components: Business Enabling Environment; Access
     to Finance; and Value Addition to Firms.

3rd Floor, ECC Building
355 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone:      (632) 890.4845
Fax:        (632) 895.8576

ECOP is the official voice and representative of employers on labor and social
policy issues and concerns.

Programs and Services:

1.   Representation

     •   Government Tripartite Bodies
         - Tripartite Industrial Peace Council
         -   National Labor Relations Commission
         -   National Wages and Productivity Commission
         -   Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards
         -   Social Security Commission
         -   Employees Compensation Commission
         -   Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
         -   Tripartite Voluntary Arbitration Council

     •   International
         - International Labor Organization
         -   International Organization of Employers
         -   ASEAN Confederation of Employers
         -   Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers

2.   Research and Advocacy

     •   Develops and articulates the position of Philippine employers on relevant
         labor and social policy before tripartite and other public fora including
         the Department of Labor and Employment and the Philippine Congress.

     •   Two pronged advocacy objective:
         - Promote reforms on labor market policies conducive to the creation
            of wealth and jobs at the enterprise level; and
         - Promote and maintain industrial peace and stable labor-
            management relations.
     •   Conduct and publication of surveys and special studies to provide
         benchmarking tools and information for employers and industrial
         relations practitioners as well as policy guidance for the ECOP

         Labor   Market Information Service
            -     Corporate Compensation Survey (annual)
            -     Collective Bargaining Agreements Survey Report (biennial)
            -     Periodic Quick Surveys

         Special Studies
            -   Cases on Business Initiatives on Work Life
            -   Business Case Studies: Global Compact in Practice
            -   National Study on Small and Medium Enterprises

3.   Training

     •   Designs and organizes seminars and workshops in the areas of labor-
         management relations, HRD, labor law and jurisprudence, productivity
         and other topics involving current and critical issues.

     •   Sends participants to foreign training programs on a broad range of
         technical topics under the auspices of the ILO and the NICC.

4.   Information Dissemination

     •   ECOP Bulletin: A semi-monthly publication providing members quick
         update of activities and programs undertaken by ECOP or with other

     •   ECOP Policy Bulletin: A semi-monthly publication providing update
         on policy issuances, proposed bills, and advocacy activities of ECOP.

     •   Philippine Employer: A monthly newsletter containing news, columns
         and features on ECOP activities, highlights of positions on policy
         issues, latest labor and economic indicators and other developments
         related to labor-management relations.

     •   Circulars: Periodic issuances to members on matters requiring their
         immediate attention or response.

     •   ECOP Website

5.   Membership Services

     •   National Conference of Employers
         An annual ECOP activity where CEOs and other corporate executives
         discuss issues of national concerns affecting labor-management
         relations. The output of the conference is a set of resolutions presented
         to the President of the Philippines.

     •   KAPATID Awards
         A biennial award conferred to enterprises which have excelled in the
         field of industrial relations, productivity and quality, social accountability,
         and strategic visioning for business and job survival.

6.   ECOP Institute for Productivity and Competitiveness

     •   Big Enterprise Small Enterprise Productivity Improvement
         It aims to migrate technology to SMEs and allow them to compete
         internationally. The project trains SMEs on productivity improvement
         that will utilize the full cycle approach.

10th Floor, German Development Center
PDCP Bank Centre Building
V.A. Rufino cor. L.P. Leviste Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 812.3165 local 32
Fax:         (632) 753.7441

The GTZ, under commission from the German Federal Government, has worked
with government and communities in the Philippines, sharing the best in
German technology and its wealth of experience in international cooperation.

GTZ’s overarching goal in the Philippines is to contribute to the reduction of
poverty and inequalities. Sustainable development is ensured by taking a
systems approach to development, through the concept of capacity
development. By using the advice of experts, the facilitation of small grants
and the multi-stakeholder approach, GTZ enables Filipinos themselves to
address the issues such as poverty, conflict, disease and environmental

Programs and Services:

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

     The SMEDSEP project was conceived to help improve the Philippine
     business and investment climate for small and medium-sized enterprises
     (SMEs). Its mission is to facilitate the development and replication of
     sustainable models for improving the local business climate (especially
     for SMEs) in the Visayas.

     With an improved business and investment climate, SME growth in turn
     will hopefully contribute to the country’s sustainable development by
     bringing in both economic (increase in jobs, income) and social benefits
     (poverty reduction) while maintaining an ecologically sound development
     in all settings.

     The Program aims to achieve this in three phases with the Second Phase
     taking place from September 2006 to August 2009.

The Second Phase focuses on two main components:

•   Harmonization of the National SME Development (SMED) Plan

    The National SME Development Plan (2004 – 2010) is geared towards
    building the capacities of Philippine SMEs and organizations by
    providing relevant services to enhance their competitiveness, thereby
    increasing SME contribution to economic growth.

    GTZ supports the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as the
    principal steward in communicating the objectives and strategies of
    the plan to private and public stakeholders as well as to the SMEs in
    the regions and provinces in the Visayas. Taking gender mainstreaming
    into account, GTZ provides support in preparing, implementing and
    monitoring regional and provincial SME development plans that are
    harmonized with the National SMED Plan.

    This involves:
     - Operationalization of the SMED Plan at regional, provincial and
          local levels;
     - Public-private sector dialogue to strengthen private sector’s role
          in provincial and local SMED Plans;
     - Capacity building of implementers
     -   Development of a results based Monitoring and Information
     -   Donor liaison/harmonization to maximize support for the
         government; and,
     -   Support local-provincial-national information flow and peer group

    Although focusing on the Visayas region, SMEDSEP ensures that
    experiences are communicated to the national level, so that these
    models for improving the business and investment climate may be
    promoted and replicated in other regions outside the Visayas.

•   Promotion and Replication of Models for Improving the Local
    Business and Investment Climate

    To facilitate the implementation of results oriented provincial SMED
    plans, GTZ supports the DTI and respective stakeholders in promoting
    and replicating business and investment climate practices which have
    made it easier for SMEs to grow in terms of income, number of
    establishment or jobs created.

    This involves:
     - Testing, development and documentation of models geared
          towards reform priorities/ business and investment climate
          improvement in selected Local Government Units (LGUs); and,
     - Dissemination and replication of practices through a Knowledge
          Management (KM) framework (communication strategy,
          information exchange, peer learning) and public-private sector

SMEDSEP Models/Approaches

Many models developed outside of SMEDSEP will be examined. Some
of the models were already piloted by the Program in the First Phase.
They now need further enhancement for sustainability. These are:

•   Simplifying Business Registration at the Local Level: A Four
    Phased Approach

    Streamlining the business registration process makes it faster and
    easier for SMEs to register, encouraging more to enter the formal

•   Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED): A
    Participatory Planning and Implementation Approach for
    Economic Development

    LRED is a participatory planning and implementation process wherein
    public and private stakeholders in a locality work together to improve
    conditions for economic growth and employment generation. LRED is
    about mobilizing people and making them work together to effect

    The two important elements of the LRED process are:

    1.   Capacity building of potential initiators and facilitators to equip
         them with the basic knowledge on the LRED concept, tools,
         planning strategies; and,

    2.   Integration of the LRED process in the whole planning mechanisms
         of the host agency/organization.

    The LRED approach has been tested and piloted in different areas of
    varying size. Its tools and methodologies are proven, well documented,
    user friendly and readily available. Potential for replication is high.

•   Business Development Services (BDS): Subsector Business
    Service Approach and Sector Specific Demand Driven Training

    Both practices attempt to identify BDS requirements of SMEs in
    specific sectors through analyzing their constraints and promoting
    commercial opportunities for growth.

•   SME Access to Credit: Enhancement through Upscaling

    To increase loans to SMEs, SMEDSEP works with financial institutions
    such as rural and thrift banks and financial training providers to develop
    knowledge and skills in SME loan provision.

•   Value Chain

    The Value Chain approach is an institutional arrangement linking and
    coordinating producers, processors, traders and distributors of a
    particular product. It is the sequence of productive process (functions)
    from the provision of specific inputs for a particular product to primary
    production, transformation, marketing and up to final consumption.

    It is also an economic model which combines the selection of a product
    and the appropriate technology with a particular way of organizing the
    actors in order to access the market.

These models complement one another. SMEDSEP contributes to
improving the business and investment climate by:

•   Reducing transaction costs through streamlined business registration
    process; and,

•   Providing SMEs with better access to training, business development
    and financial services.

19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Phone:       (632) 580.9900
Fax:         (632) 580.9999

The ILO is the United Nations agency devoted to advancing opportunities for
women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom,
equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at
work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection
and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.

The ILO is the only “tripartite” United Nations agency in that it brings together
representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies
and programmes. The ILO is the global body responsible for drawing up and
overseeing international labour standards. Working with its 181 member States,
the ILO seeks to ensure that labour standards are respected in practice as
well as principle.


1.   National Action Programme for Decent Work

     The ILO’s Action Programme for Decent Work in the Philippines pursues
     the overall objective of supporting national efforts to reduce poverty through
     the adoption and consistent implementation of appropriate policies an
     programs that promote full, decent and productive employment of Filipino

     Decent work is the integration of the four strategic objectives of the ILO -
     rights at work, employment, social protection and social dialogue. In the
     Philippines, ILO’s work has increasingly focused on support to government
     and workers’ and employers’ organizations to move towards an integrated
     approach to the creation of decent work.

     Activities under the Action Plan combine sector and integrated responses.
     The sector responses encompass ILO commitment in support of the
     initiatives of national constituents to reduce Decent Work deficits under
     each of the ILO’s four strategic objectives of the Decent work agenda.
     The integrated responses support national efforts in addressing priority
     concerns through developing more comprehensive and integrated
2.   Technical Cooperation Programs and Projects

     •   International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour

         IPEC’s aim is the progressive elimination of child labour worldwide,
         with the eradication of the worst forms an urgent priority. Since it began
         operations in 1992, IPEC has worked to achieve this in several ways:
         through country-based and regional programs which promote policy
         reform, building institutional capacity putting in place concrete
         measures to end child labour; and, through awareness raising and
         mobilization intended to change social attitudes and promote ratification
         and effective implementation of ILO Child Labour Conventions. These
         efforts have resulted in hundreds of thousands of children being
         withdrawn from work and rehabilitated or prevented from entering the
         workforce. Complementary to this direct action throughout has been
         substantial in-depth statistical and qualitative research, policy and
         legal analysis, program evaluation and child labour monitoring, which
         have permitted the accumulation of a vast knowledge base of statistical
         data and methodologies, thematic studies, good practices, guideliens
         and training materials.

     •   Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

         In Mindanao, the ILO has worked through its proven partnership with
         government agencies and local organizations in providing community-
         based skills development and enterprise development projects and
         programs. Through this initiative, target communities especially
         vulnerable groups such as youth, women, indigenous peoples, and
         peoples with disabilities are given immediately usable and relevant
         skills, entrepreneurial capacity and access to credit.

         The objective of the project is to contribute to lasting peace and
         development in Mindanao by providing assistance to poor and
         disadvantaged sectors in expanding their economic opportunities and
         income security through workforce training and employment creation.

     •   Indigenous and Tribal Communities Through Cooperatives
         Project (INDISCO)

         The development objective of INDISCO is to contribute to the
         strengthening of individual and collective self-reliance and
         empowerment among indigenous and tribal peoples, within the
         framework of Decent Work, through the promotion of their fundamental
         rights as well as their social, cultural and economic advancement.

•   Technical Assistance in the Infrastructure for Rural Enhancement
    Productivity Sector (InfRES) Project

    The main objective of the InfRES Project is to increase incomes in the
    rural areas and to contribute to the alleviation of poverty. In addition,
    the project aims to improve and support the devolved management of
    such projects through effective capacity building.

•   Youth Employment

    The project envisions to have a prosperous economy driven by small
    and medium-sized enterprises; a culture where innovation and creativity
    is the norm rather than the exception; a society that looks at
    entrepreneurship as the preferred option for employment; and, to create
    generations of youth enterprise champions.

44th Floor, Philamlife Tower
8767 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 892.4373/76 ♦ 892.4359
Fax:         (632) 818.7490
Website:     www.

JETRO is an independent administrative agency tasked to promote trade and
investment. JETRO Manila belongs to the organization’s worldwide network
of 73 offices in 54 countries.

It gives particular focus on assisting both the Japanese and Filipino small
and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). For Japanese companies, JETRO
provides the means to create business tie-ups with overseas companies to
help improve their competitiveness in the Japanese and global market.
Philippine companies on the other hand, benefit through JETRO’s programs
for technology improvement, environmental protection and business matching.

Programs and Services:

1.   Trade Promotion

     JETRO offers support programs for SMEs in the development and
     expansion of the export of their finished goods and services to Japan.
     These include, among others, the dispatch of Japanese experts on specific
     target industries to the Philippines, international trade fair participation of
     local industries and business matching services.

     It currently focuses its assistance programs on the following sectors:
     information technology, trade, industry, SME development, human
     resources development and furniture.


     •    JETRO Service Expert Abroad (JEXSA) Program
          In order to assure the medium term economic development of
         developing countries in Asia, the establishment of a sound
          environment for trade investments is critical. Initiated and funded by
          the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, this
          program utilizes the network formed by the JETRO with the industry
          associations in these developing economies. It entails the dispatch
          of Japanese experts to relevant industry associations and human
          resources development institutions in order to promote the formation

    of systems and rules for trade procedures and in order to support
    industry development in developing countries.

    The specific cooperation propositions for the dispatch of experts can
    be classified according to focal scope as:

    -   Assistance of the supporting industries in the ASEAN nations, to
        include human resources development and strengthening of the
        foundations of SMEs;

    -   Assistance in improving the logistics and distribution system of
        the Philippines; and,

    -   Assistance in dissemination of standards, qualifications,
        technologies for the Information Technology sector.

•   Programs for the IT Services Industry

    Business Matching Program for Asian IT Companies

    JETRO has been focusing its attention on the potential of the IT software
    industry of the Philippines and has been supporting business matching
    between the local IT industry and Japanese IT companies through
    various projects such as IT fairs and dispatching business delegations.

    Dispatch of IT Experts

    As part of its business matching and investment promotion activities,
    JETRO invites IT experts to conduct seminars, to provide consultation
    and guidance to individual companies, and to exchange opinion/views
    with industry members.

    Participation in ICT Exhibitions

    JETRO also supports programs of the Philippine government such as
    the e-Services, an IT Outsourcing Conference and Exhibition held
    annually in Manila. JETRO promotes this event to Japanese
    businessmen based in Japan and provides interpretation services to
    facilitate business matching with Filipino counterparts. JETRO also
    sets up an information booth to local visitors.

•   Promotion of and Participation in International and Local Trade

    JETRO offers support for companies of developing countries to
    participate in specialized trade fairs and related conferences, so that
    they can have opportunities to penetrate the Japanese market, promote
    exports to Japan and adapt effective Japanese systems and procedures
    in the local industries concerned. Likewise, efforts to promote JETRO’s
    programs and services in the local scale are made through involvement
    in several recognized trade fairs.

    Exhibits and Fora Promoted/Attended in Japan:
    - Asian Trade Promotion Forum (ATPF)
    -   CEATEC Japan
    -   FOODEX Japan
    -   International Furniture Fair Tokyo (IFFT)
    -   Japan Food Fair
    -   JETRO Bizmatch@CEATEC Japan
    -   JETRO Global Eye
    -   Software Development Expo and Conference (SODEC)
    -   Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS)

    Local Trade Fairs and Conferences
    -  ASEAN
    -   Cebu ICT
    -   e-Services Philippines
    -   Manila F.A.M.E International
    -   Mindanao ICT
    -   PCCI Area Business Conferences
    -   Philippine Business Conference and Expo
    -   The Philippine International Furniture Show – Manila NOW


•   Trade Tie-Up Promotion Program (TTPP)

    TTPP is a tool used to assist in the search of international business
    partners through the internet. A wide range of business opportunities
    and demand for export/import of products/parts, technology transfer,
    investment, business tie-ups, establishment of offices/factories and

         business support is offered thru the website:
         Registration, browsing and searching are free of charge.

     •   Philippine IT Industry Update

         The Philippine IT Report is a publication aimed at informing, promoting,
         and updating IT companies in Japan on developments in the Philippine
         IT industry. It seeks to inform as many people as possible of the great
         potential of the Philippines as an overseas outsourcing partner of
         Japanese IT companies.

         These reports are being sent to more than 2,000 Japanese IT companies
         in Japan through JETRO’s email magazine and are also posted in the
         JETRO headquarters website in Japanese language.

     •    Japan Trade Directory

         The Directory provides information on Japanese companies seeking
         export or import services and other international business opportunities.
         The directory also offers general information and guides about direct
         investment conditions, the industrial setting and trade opportunities
         available in each prefecture and major city.

         Visit our Business Library or contact JETRO Manila for more

     •   J-MESSE (JETRO Trade Fair Website)

         Use this web page to find trade shows both in Japan and around the
         world. Search by keywords, industries, dates and locations. Also,
         search for JETRO’s “virtual” trade shows for foreign products targeted
         at Japanese customers. Organizers are welcome to register their shows
         on the website free of charge.

2.   Investment Promotion

     •   Promoting Japanese Direct Investment in the Philippines

         JETRO Manila provides comprehensive information on the Philippines’
         investment climate and policies to potential Japanese investors and
         existing Japanese companies doing business in the Philippines through
         various activities and the Business Support Center in the Philippines

         -   Information Services at JETRO Business Library
         -   Consultation Service by Senior Investment Advisor at BSCP
         -   Lectures and Seminars by Experts (including legal experts,
             accountants, human resource management experts, etc.)

     •   Invest Japan Business Support Center

         JETRO Manila also supports Filipino companies who wish to invest in
         Japan by providing relevant information on registration procedures, laws
         and regulations and through advisory services of the Senior Investment

3.   Business Support Center in the Philippines (BSCP)

     JETRO established the BSCP for the purpose of promoting investments
     from Japan to the Philippines and strengthening industrial and economic
     relations between the two nations. The BSCP offers complimentary offices
     and advisory services to Japanese SME companies interested in making
     direct investments or outsourcing in the Philippines.

     It also functions as a one-stop center for Japanese businessmen in the
     Philippines by providing relevant investment information that JETRO
     acquires through close coordination with the relevant Philippine government
     agencies such as the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Philippine
     Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

     This facility, located at the JETRO Manila office premises, was established
     in March 2003, in response to a Philippine government request made by
     President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the Japanese government when
     she visited Japan in May 2002.

4.   Technology Transfer

     •   Supporting Industries Promotion Program

         With the significant growth of foreign direct investment in the assembly
         industries such as automobile, rubber, electrical equipment and
         electronic equipment industries, the SI Program was conceptualized
         to simultaneously develop the local parts and materials industry.
         Through the dispatch of technical experts and/or sending of local
         personnel for training in Japan, improvement of the local supply market
         creates a balance in the industrialization process and lessens trade

•   Green Aid Plan (GAP)

    GAP is a program for the cooperative transfer and diffusion of energy
    and environment technology to developing countries to counter the
    resulting pollution and environmental problems consonant to
    industrialization and economic growth. JETRO implements the GAP
    through the dispatch of experts to partner countries to conduct basic
    environmental surveys, research on environmental topics and conduct

    JETRO holds the annual GAP Policy Dialogue where the host country
    (the Philippines) brings forward requests and ideas regarding current
    environmental problems and the concerted efforts/endeavors of the
    government towards solving the problems. The Japanese government
    on the other hand, presents their experiences and policy measures
    undertaken in the past to overcome these problems. Both governments
    discuss specific projects and proposals, examine their significance
    and effects, then decide which projects are best to implement.

•   JETRO Expert Service Abroad for Improving Business

    It entails the dispatch of Japanese experts to relevant industry
    associations and human resources development institutions in order
    to promote the formation of systems and rules for trade procedures
    and in order to support industry development in developing countries.

    The specific cooperation propositions for the dispatch of experts can
    be classified according to focal scope as:

    -   Assistance in establishing the intellectual property rights system;
    -   Assistance in dissemination and harmonization of standards and
        certification systems;
    -   Assistance in promoting the harmonization and facilitation of
        distribution and customs procedures;
    -   Assistance in dissemination of standards, qualifications,
        technologies for energy conservation and the environment; and,
    -   Assistance of the supporting industries in the ASEAN nations, to
        include human resources development and strengthening of the
        foundations of SMEs.

5.   Philippine Business Information

     As a form of assistance to Japanese businesses operating in the
     Philippines, JETRO Manila collects and analyzes information on the global
     and local business environment. Mostly written in Japanese, these
     compilations are constantly updated to help businessmen make timely
     business decisions. These information may be classified into Business
     Reports, Legal Information Update and Philippine Economic Indicators.

6.   Japanese Business Information

     Japan market reports on everything from coffee to computers. Read about
     market trends, current topics and growth.

     •   Market Reports

         Analytical reports on Japanese sectors categorized by industries and
         report titles. Section covers a wide range of products, services,
         business and industrial environments, regional enterprises, current
         market trends and more, with case studies and advice on market

     •   Standards and Regulations

         Numerous documents devoted to Japan’s standards and regulations
         concerning import procedures, quarantine periods, technical
         requirements, etc. Section also details laws/ordinances and
         amendments concerning import standards and regulations.

7.   Business Library

     The facility offers information on Japanese trade, economy and business
     conditions in the following forms:

     •    Statistics - exports, imports, investments
     •    Books - economy, industries, laws & regulations, politics, white
                   papers, market reports
     •    Reference Books - handbooks, guidebooks, yearbooks, dictionaries
     •    Tariff Schedules
     •    Electronic Information Resources - Internet-based business matching
     •    Video Materials - VHS tapes on Japanese technology, business
                              practices and culture

     Publications are mostly in English, with a limited number of materials
     written in Japanese.

8.   JETRO Dateline

     JETRO Dateline is the monthly newsletter of JETRO Manila to inform the
     public about JETRO’s programs and activities in the Philippines and recent
     trends and developments in Japanese trade and industry.

40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 889.7119
Fax:         (632) 889.6850

JICA is a governmental agency of Japan which is responsible for the technical
cooperation of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) Programs.

For over a quarter of a century, JICA has been working eagerly, as an active
partner in the pursuit of sustainable development of the Philippines. The
Philippines is one of the largest recipients of the technical cooperation provided
by the Government of Japan through JICA.

JICA’s technical cooperation is aimed at transferring technology and knowledge
that can contribute to the socio-economic development of developing countries.

Programs and Services:

1.   Technical Cooperation Project

     The Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) is one of JICA’s main types of
     overseas activities. Projects under the TCP are results-oriented, where
     Japan and a developing country pool their knowledge, experience and
     skills to resolve specific issues within a certain timeframe.

     The projects may involve the following components:

     •   Expert Dispatch
         Based on the request of a Philippine government agency, JICA may
         dispatch either a Japanese or a third country expert to perform tasks
         related to his or her area of specialization and the actual requirements
         of the proponent agency. Third country experts refer to experts coming
         from another country besides Japan and the Philippines. Long-term
         experts are those assigned for a year or more while short-term experts
         have assignments, which are less that a year.

     •   Equipment Supply
         The Japanese side may provide equipment to facilitate technology
         transfer within the scope of a project. However, the equipment supply
         component may only be availed of, if the request is in conjunction with
         other components e.g., equipment to support the work of JICA experts
         assigned in the project.

•   Training in Japan
    Filipino counterparts of JICA Experts may be sent to Japan to receive
    training from the various JICA training centers located throughout Japan
    to facilitate better technology transfer.

•   In-Country Training
    In-country training denotes a method of training under which instruction
    is provided in their home countries to their fellow-countrymen by people
    who have themselves previously been trained through technical
    cooperation provided by Japan. This method makes possible the
    effective transfer of technology from Japan to the fringe areas of
    developing countries. And since local technicians are trained in their
    own languages, linguistic communication presents no problem and
    technology transfer can take place smoothly in line with local conditions.

•   Third Country Training
    Third Country Training conducted in the Philippines is geared primarily
    towards the officials and technical people of other countries. Similarly,
    Filipino trainees may also be trained in another country. By promoting
    technical cooperation in this way, participants can study in a climate
    and socio-economic environment similar to their own and are able to
    acquire appropriate technologies that are easy to apply to their own
    countries. JICA supports such third-country training by bearing the
    training costs involved as well as sending instructors from Japan.

•   Facility Development
    Under this component, recipient agencies may avail of assistance in
    the form of construction of facility. Said construction/improvement
    should support the technology transfer activities of a certain Technical
    Cooperation Project.

•   Community Empowerment
    This component is designed to facilitate the dissemination of
    technologies developed by a certain project to the grass-root level. A
    proponent agency that wishes to disseminate a certain technology to
    the grass-root level may go into partnership with a non-governmental
    organization (NGO) to do the actual dissemination. The Japanese side
    will support the contractual arrangement between the proponent agency
    and the NGO.

•   Research Support
    This component is designed to support the research activities of Filipino
    researchers. Research topics should contribute to the social and
    economic development of the Philippines.

2.   JICA-Net: Expanding the Potential of Japan’s Technical Cooperation

     JICA-Net is a computerized network of digital communications that enables
     simultaneous multilateral conference and distance learning. The main
     objective of this system is to complement JICA’s ongoing/past technical
     cooperation programs and by introducing this facility, it is expected to
     improve both effectiveness and efficiency in terms of time and cost

     JICA-Net consists of TV conference system and distance education
     system. It connects Japan and countries worldwide via high speed ISDN
     and Leased Lines. The system now includes 19 sites in Japan and more
     than 30 countries around the world, with more being build each year.

     In the Philippines, JICA-Net has two centers both located at the JICA
     Philippine Office in Makati City. By linking these centers with a computer
     network, more collaborative activities between countries can be pursued,
     such as: mobilization and effective use of dispersed expertise created by
     national and project boundaries; expansion of opportunities for participation
     (by both beneficiaries of developing countries and partners in Japan);
     and, sharing and creation of knowledge with developing countries, rather
     than the traditional top-down basis.

     JICA-Net is being utilized by JICA as a major tool for implementing
     distance technical cooperation. It is available to those involved in JICA
     programs among others. Some of the applications of JICA-Net is as

     JICA-Net Application Examples

     •   Project-Type Technical Cooperation
         - Distance lecture for counterpart training from Japan or a third
         - Follow-up of completed technical cooperation programs.
     •   Expert
         - Distance lecture from Japan as a complementary program.
         -   Follow-up of completed technical cooperation programs.

     •   Training Course in Japan
         - Course delivery from Japan to overseas countries.
         -   Distance lecture and orientation before coming to Japan.
         -   Follow-up training for ex-trainees.

•   Third-Country Training / In-Country Training Course
    - Distance lecture from Japan or a third country.
    -   Course delivery to overseas or remote areas.
    -   Follow-up training for ex-trainees.

•   Overall
    - Multinational knowledge exchange among similar projects.
    -   Enriching local seminar with distance lecture and participation.
    -   Holding international forum through TV conference system.

JICA-Net has an operational staff in the Philippine Satellite Center. They
will facilitate request to use the JICA-Net. It is expected that JICA-Net
will eventually provide multiple programs of training of counterparts in
their respective countries.

For more information on JICA-Net, visit the website:

Philippine Social Development Center
Magallanes cor. Real Streets, Intramuros, Manila
Phone:       (632) 527.7741 to 48
Fax:         (632) 527.3743

PBSP was founded in 1970 by business leaders who believed that entrepreneurs
should take a more active role in helping uplift the lives of the poor. With more
than 150 member companies, PBSP is the business sector’s vehicle in
delivering organized, professional, and sustainable assistance to the
underprivileged sectors such as landless farmers, fisherfolks, rural workers,
urban poor, and, indigenous cultural communities, as well as micro, small-and
medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs).

Programs and Services:

1.       Area Resource Management Program

     •    Uses integrated and community-based approaches to poverty reduction
          in the country’s poorest provinces.

     •    Organizes, trains and builds capabilities of poverty groups in selected
          communities to implement livelihood and informal micro enterprises.

     •    Provides livelihood and informal micro enterprises access to credit
          and technical assistance until they qualify for formal sector financing.

2.       Small and Medium Enterprise Credit (SMEC) Program

     •    Provides MSMEs in the countryside access to credit.
     •    Extends training and technical assistance to participating banks to
          hone their capabilities in handling the SME sector’s needs.

How to avail of these services:

A. To access a SMEC loan, the borrower must meet the following
     •    For a sole proprietorship, the owner must be a citizen or permanent
          legal resident of the Philippines;

     •    For corporation, partnership, or business organization, Philippine
          nationals must own more than 50% of the enterprise;

     •   Have its principal place of business in the Philippines; and,

     •   Have a 100% privately-owned business with total assets of not more
         than P100 million.

B. Eligible purpose of the SMEC loan

     •   Starting a new business
     •   Expanding an existing business

C. Use of the SMEC loan

     •   To acquire fixed assets such as land, buildings and machineries.

     •   For related services such as equipment installation, testing and

     •   As working capital.

3.   Business Advisory Program

     •   A unique business advisory service that aims to strengthen micro,
         small enterprises by providing access to technology and expertise to
         micro entrepreneurs through volunteer advisers.

     •   Has a roster of professionals who provide volunteer business advisory
         services 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 BAP Client

A. Apply for business advisory services by accomplishing the Application
   for Assistance Form.

B. PBSP-BAP will assess and validate your application and conduct
   diagnosis of your business needs.

4.   Philippine Business in Development (BiD) Challenge

     •   A business plan competition supporting innovative business ideas that
         reduce poverty.

     •   Participants are provided with coaches to help them write their complete
         business plans. Participants are also exposed to a network of interested
         investors at the BiD Network website and at an annual Marketplace
         event where investors and entrepreneurs meet face-to-face.

     •   Top business plans are awarded with prized money.

How to join the Philippine BiD Challenge:

A. Apply online at and submit a 3-page
   business concept. The business concept should be:

     -   Creation of new business or expansion;
     -   With a total investment of Php 350,000 or more;
     -   Profit generating in a span of 3 years; and,
     -   Addresses a specific social concern.

B. Those who pass the first screening shall submit a complete business
   plan. They are provided with coaches to help them craft their full-blown

3rd Floor, ECC Building
355 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Phone:       (632) 896.4549 ♦ 896.4798
Fax:         (632) 899.1727

PCCI is a non-stock, non-profit, and non-government organization of small,
medium, and large enterprises as well as local chambers and industry
associations. It represents the various sectors of business committed to
working together for a healthier Philippine economy and to improve the viability
of business.

PCCI acts as a proactive catalyst in building globally competitive enterprises
in partnership with government, local chambers, academe, and other business
organizations. Throughout its 100-year existence, the Chamber has been an
important partner of government in advancing key policy reform measures
aimed at improving the country’s economic condition and promoting business
development. Key focus is given on the steadfast support for the promotion
and growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises nationwide. PCCI
promotes the interests of the business community through its representation
in government policy making and consultative bodies, to constructively engage
government on issues affecting the business community. This comprises the
core of PCCI’s strategy of focused advocacy for business growth.

Programs and Services:

•    Representation in Government Policy-Making Bodies
•    Access to Regional Chamber Network
•    Access to Business Opportunities
•    Listing in the Philippine Trade & Industry Directory
•    Access to Local and Foreign Business Information and Statistics
•    Opportunity to Serve in Committees
•    Opportunity to Meet and Do Business with Foreign Businessmen
•    Business Facilitation
•    Business Information Updates

Who may avail of these services:

1.   Charter members – Founders of the 11 incorporators and other duly elected
     charter members satisfying membership obligations.

2.   Regular members – Private enterprises doing business in the Philippines
     and are registered with the appropriate government agencies; must consist
     of at least five (5) employees.

3.   Affiliate members – Business associates or sectoral organizations duly
     registered under the laws of the Philippines.

4.   Associate members – Entities that do not meet the membership
     qualifications as regular members as stated in the PCCI by-laws.

5.   Local chamber members – Local chambers of commerce and industry
     registered under the laws of the country and are duly accredited with the
     chamber in accordance with its existing rules.

6.   Government agencies

7.   Other organizations

International Trade Center (ITC) Complex
Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
Phone:        (632) 833.2531 to 34 ♦ 833.2550 ♦ 833.9938
Fax:          (632) 831.3707 ♦ 831.0231

The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) is the country’s
umbrella organization of exporters which is mandated, under the Export
Development Act of 1994, to strengthen the country’s export industry through
its export promotion and development programs. It started as Philippine
Exporters Foundation which was established in October 30, 1984 under
Executive Order 992. It later merged with another exporters’ association, the
Confederation of Philippine Exporters, in October 25, 1991 to become what it
is today.

PHILEXPORT is a non-stock, non-profit service organization committed to
work for the continuing development of the Philippines and the prosperity of
the Filipinos through exports. It is committed to be the leading and dominant
export organization, which, in partnership with business and government,
shall propel the country towards a dynamic and self-sustaining economy.

PHILEXPORT aims to lead the export community and work with government
in the pursuit of an export-led national growth and development.

To date, PHILEXPORT has a membership of about 3,000, including companies
belonging to 19 regional and provincial chapters and 51 industry associations
that have affiliated themselves with PHILEXPORT. They are represented by
17 Trustees elected every two years by their sectoral members.

Programs and Services:

1.   Support for Trade and Investment Policy Analysis and Advocacy

     PHILEXPORT supports the improvement of the policy and regulatory
     environment with impact on productive investment and trade. As the voice
     of the export industry, PHILEXPORT likewise leads in advocating for the
     creation of a conducive export environment in close coordination with the
     Export Development Council (EDC) and the United States Agency for
     International Development

     In responding to this mandate, PHILEXPORT likewise sits as an active
     participant in various policy committees, councils and chambers of

     commerce including the following:

     •    Export Development Council (EDC)
     •    National Competitiveness Council (NCC)
     •    International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP)
     •    Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
     •    Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
     •    Philippines Inc.
     •    European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP)
     •    Committees of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council
     •    National Agriculture and Fisheries Council (NAFC)
     •    National Consumers Affairs Council (NCAC)
     •    Philippine Article Numbering Council, Inc. (PANC)
     •    Philippine Foundation for Crime Prevention
     •    Science and Technology Coordinating Council (STCC)
     •    Export Trade Complaints Committee
     •    Women Business Council

2.   Trade Services and Facilitation

     PHILEXPORT provides services to its members, including foreign buyers
     and other partners on Advisory, Facilitation and Referral; Facilitation of
     Trade Complaints; and Basic Promotion Services such as Buyer-Seller
     Matching, Trade Fairs and Exhibitions and Selling Missions.

3.   Specialized Training Programs, Seminars and Workshops

     PHILEXPORT identifies the training needs of the export sectors and taps
     the appropriate groups with which it can collaborate in the conduct of the
     necesary programs. Some of the seminars cover marketing; product
     development; productivity-enhancement, export financing and shipping;
     CBW import-export procedures; and OSEDC documentation procedures.

4.   Information Collection and Dissemination

     PHILEXPORT partly responds to the information needs of its members

     •   Specialized Trade Reference Library – the Library is equipped with a
         reading area and collections that include directories of exporters,
         product catalogues, manuals, trade statistics, trade-oriented audio-
         visual materials and in-house publications of PHILEXPORT.

     •   PHILEXPORT News and Features – the PNF is the major policy
         advocacy paper released every Friday to all newspapers nationwide. It

          carries PHILEXPORT positions on issues; news and feature stories
          on important events and activities; and even promotional pieces.

     •    PHILEXPORT website ( – mainly oriented towards
          the foreign buyers, the website contains information on PHILEXPORT
          as an organization, its services, industry profiles, list of PHILEXPORT
          members, trade opportunities, calendar of events and links to relevant
          trade web sites. There are also on-line applications for membership
          and its renewal, aside from providing a venue for members’ suggestions
          and comments on certain issues.

     •    Market Update, Policy Advisories and Activities Bulletin – sent to all
          or to sectoral members within 48 hours that they are received by
          PHILEXPORT. Sources include embassies; online newsletters and
          other publications; local and international business support
          organizations and other similar agencies.

5.   Project Development and Monitoring

     To help address the technical and funding requirements of PHILEXPORT
     and its members, PHILEXPORT networks with local and foreign partners
     in the implementation of developmental projects. It also manages the
     Regional and Sectoral Support Funds from which members may draw
     modest amount as subsidy to their projects such as capability building,
     production of promotional collaterals, participation in trade shows, product
     development and productivity enhancement.

6.       Bonded Warehousing Operations

     PHILEXPORT operates a bonded warehouse, 1,045 for miscellaneous
     goods, to enable its members to avail of the duty-free importation of their
     raw materials, inputs and packaging to manufacture goods for re-export.
     Offering reasonable rates and computer-assisted documentation
     processing, PHILEXPORT’s CBW provides a better alternative to other
     existing import for re-export schemes such as the duty drawback and re-
     export bond schemes.

7.   One-Stop Export Documentation Center (OSEDC)

     Under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed with the Export
     Development Council (EDC), PHILEXPORT and its chapters manage
     administratively the operations of the One-Stop Export Service Center
     (OSEDC) in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Subic and Iloilo.
     These OSEDCs house under one roof representatives of the different
     government agencies involved in export documentation processing, namely
     the Bureaus of Animal Industry; Customs; Fisheries and Aquatic
     Resources; and Plant Industry; Department of Trade and Industry; Fiber
     Industry Development Authority; National Statistics Office; and the
     Philippine Ports Authority.

8.   Technical Support to Regional and Provincial Chapters and Export
     Industry Associations

     Member associations and regional and provincial PHILEXPORT chapters
     may tap designated funds for the implementation of various projects such
     as trade fair participation; production of brochures and other promotional
     materials; and the establishment of trade houses and showrooms.

Unit 1205, 12th Floor, Jollibee Plaza Building
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone:      (632) 634.2171 ♦ 634.3466
Fax:        (632) 637.7434

PHILFOODEX, “the single recognized voice of food manufacturers and
exporters,” is a non-stock, non-profit organization for small, medium and large-
sized food manufacturers and exporters with the objective of achieving local
excellence towards world class stature for Philippine food products.

Programs and Services:

1.   Policy Research and Advocacy

     PHILFOODEX actively advocates export-oriented government policies and
     closely coordinates with both government and other private institutions
     towards this end.

2.   Information Dissemination

     PHILFOODEX disseminates market updates, the latest development in
     food technology, policy issues affecting the industry, trade and business
     opportunities for the food processor/exporter and other news affecting
     the industry.

3.   Fairs and Promotion

     PHILFOODEX actively participates in local and international trade
     missions and exposition to promote Philippine food products.

4.   Training and Seminars

     PHILFOODEX conducts trainings and seminars aimed at improving/
     enhancing productivity and marketing/promotion, activities of its members
     with the latest market information and the able assistance of leading
     resource speakers from both the science and business communities
     with the end view of manufacturing and exporting products that comply
     with international standards in quality and price using ecologically-safe

5.   Market-Matching Activities

     PHILFOODEX assists members securing better strategic raw materials
     and supplies from local and/or international sources at competitive rates.

6.   One-stop SME Center

     PHILFOODEX offers Bar Coding (EAN), package and label design services.

7.   Technical Assistance

     PHILFOODEX assists members in acquiring GMP, HACCP, ISO9002,
     14000 and 22000 accreditation. Assists its members obtain BFAD
     licenses and product registration, access to lower cost inputs such as
     sugar, obtaining financing at liberal terms for upgrading and other
     technological advancement.

Who may avail of these services:

Micro, small and medium enterprises who are members of PHILFOODEX.

How to avail of these services:

Visit, call, write or email PHILFOODEX

#1 Sta. Escolastica St. corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Phone:      (632) 832.0996
Fax:        (632) 834.2993

PHILSMED is a non-stock, non-profit organization established in 1992 to help
in the growth and business development of SMEs. The Foundation collaborates
with foreign and local institutions to generate support for SMEs in the
Philippines. It is a member of the World Association for Small and Medium
Enterprises (WASME). The foundation became an award winning organization
when it received the seal of excellence from the Association of Small and
Medium Enterprises in Beijing, China in 2001.

Programs and Services:

1.   Taps institutions (local and foreign), government agencies and private
     companies to generate support and funds for the benefit of SMEs;

2.   Classifies and identifies SMEs based on their needs and problems and
     create solutions through partnerships and project collaborations among
     SMEs and other organizations;

3.   Serves as a channel/conduit of SMEs to meet and conduct business with
     large corporations and foreign governments through the Annual Business
     Opportunity 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, product
     development, 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 at

Directory of MSME Support


BMSMED Assistance Center                      Cordillera Administrative Region
5/F, Trade and Industry Bldg.                                (CAR)
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati City                                 Abra SME Center
Phone:                   (02) 976.5744      DTI Provincial Office
                (02) 976.5730 loc. 3144     Capitulacion St., Zone II
Fax:                     (02) 896.7916      Bangued, Abra
Email:           Phone:                   (074) 752.7737
                                            Telefax:                 (074) 752.5616
   National Capital Region (NCR)
                                            Apayao SME Center
Area I Office (Manila, Pasay, Makati)       DTI Provincial Office
2/F, Park N’ Ride Lawton                    Poblacion, Luna, Apayao
P. Burgos Avenue corner Dr. Basa St.        Mobile:                (0928) 785.9631
Ermita, Manila                              Email:
Phone:                   (02) 536.7153
                                            Benguet SME Desk
Area II (Las Piñas, Muntinlupa,
                                            DTI Provincial Office
Taguig City, Pateros, Paranaque,
                                            Jesnor Bldg.
Pasig City)
                                            #4 Carino St., Baguio City, Benguet
12/F, Trafalgar Plaza
                                            Phone:             (074) 443.6549/9715
105 H.V. Dela Costsa St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City
Phone:           (02) 811.8232 loc. 208
                                            National Economic Research and
Area III (Quezon City, Marikina, San
                                            Business Assistance Center
Juan, Mandaluyong City)
G/F, Highway 54 Plaza
                                            Phil. Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
EDSA (across SM Megamall)
                                            PTA Compound
Mandaluyong City
                                            Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Telefax:                 (02) 706.1767
                                            Phone:     (074) 446.6796 ♦ 442.6185
Area IV (Caloocan City, Navotas City,
Malabon, Valenzuela City)
                                            Sustainable Partnership for
Valenzuela SME Center
                                            Energizing Entrepreneurship
Valenzuela City Hall Compound
                                            Development Business Assistance
Phone:                  (02) 291.6765
                                            Center (SPEED-BAC)
                                            Benguet State University
                                            BSU Campus, La Trinidad, Benguet
                                            Phone:         (074) 422.2402 loc. 18
                                                            (074) 422.2127 loc. 18
                                            Fax:       (074) 422.2281 ♦ 422.2127

Ifugao SME Center                           National Economic Research and
DTI Provincial Office                       Business Assistance Center
Abellera Bldg., Dullagan, Poblacion         (NERBAC)
West Lagawe, Ifugao                         3/F, Juanita Commercial Bldg.
Telefax:                (074) 382.2006      Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City
Email:        La Union
                                            Phone:                (072) 242.4597
Kalinga SME Center
2/F, Lua Building                           Dagupan Business Center
Dagupan, Tabuk, Kalinga                     People’s Astrodome, Tapuac District
Phone:                  (074) 423.0748      Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Email:        Phone:                (075) 514.0417

Mountain Province SME Center                Sustainable Partnership for
DTI Provincial Office                       Energizing Entrepreneurship
2/F, Walter Club Centrum                    Development Business Assistance
Bontoc, Mountain Province                   Center (SPEED-BAC)
Telefax:               (074) 602.1047       Pangasinan State University
Email:       Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
                                            Telefax:              (075) 568.4673
               Region I
            Ilocos Region
                                                         Region II
Ilocos Norte Investment Center                        Cagayan Valley
Provincial Capitol
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte                    Batanes SME Center
Phone:                  (077) 770.5285      DTI Provincial Office
Fax:                    (077) 770.5286      G/F, Ricardo Aberilla Bldg.
Email:           National Road, Basco, Batanes
Website:             Mobile:                (0918) 240.9237
                                                                   (0920) 900.4250
Sustainable Partnership for
Energizing Entrepreneurship                 Cagayan SME Center
Development Business Assistance             DTI Provincial Office
Center (SPEED-BAC)                          3/F, Tony Go Bldg.
Mariano Marcos State University             Cor. Luna & Burgos Sts.
Batac, Ilocos Norte                         Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Telefax:              (077) 792.3191        Phone:                 (078) 846.4410
                                            Telefax:               (078) 846.1628
Ilocos Sur SME Center                       Email:
DTI Provincial Office
3/F, A.R. Lahoz Bldg.                       National Economic Research and
Jose Singson St., Vigan City                Business Assistance Center
Ilocos Sur                                  (NERBAC)
Phone:                   (077) 722.2688     Regional Government Center
Fax:                     (077) 722.8731     Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Email:          Phone:                (078) 846.7466

Isabela SME Center                         Bataan SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                      Capitol Compound,
2/F, MercedesBldg.                         Balanga City, Bataan
National Highway, Brgy. Alibago            Telefax:                (047) 237.5474
Ilagan, Isabela                            Email:     
Telefax:                (078) 622.3748
Email:       Bulacan SME Center
                                           Bulacan Chamber of Commerce
Nueva Vizcaya SME Center                      and Industry
DTI Provincial Office                      Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center
2/F, Lumicao Bldg.                         Capitol Grounds, Malolos, Bulacan
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya                   Telefax: (044) 791.2574 ♦ 662.1180
Phone:                  (078) 321.2023     Email:  
Fax:                    (078) 805.1347
Email:        Nueva Ecija SME Center
                                           2/F, Manila Bldg.
Quirino SME Center                         Maharlika Highway cor. Gen. Tinio St.
DTI Provincial Office                      Cabanatuan City
DIP Bldg., San Marcos                      Phone:                 (044) 463.8296
Cabarroguis, Quirino                       Fax:                   (044) 600.0930
Telefax:              (078) 692.5047       Email:  
                                           Olongapo SME Center
                                           2/F, Olongapo City Hall
             Region III                    Olongapo City
           Central Luzon                   c/o DTI Provincial Office
                                           Phone:                   (047) 224.5988
National Economic Research and             Telefax:                 (047) 224.6545
Business Assistance Center                 Email:  
DTI Regional Office                        Pampanga SME Center
Angeles Business Centre                    Capitol Bldg.
Teresa Avenue, Nepo Mart Complex           Capitol Compound
Angeles City                               San Fernando City, Pampanga
Phone:             (045) 625. 9290/91      Telefax:             (045) 861.2711
                898.4900 ♦ 625.9996        Email:
Fax:                   (045) 625.9607
                                           Sustainable Partnership for
Aurora SME Center                          Energizing Entrepreneurship
DTI Provincial Office                      Development Business Assistance
Cordial Bldg.                              Center (SPEED-BAC)
National Highway, Brgy. Suklayin           Pampanga Agricultural College
Baler, Aurora                              PAC Campus, Magalang, Pampanga
Telefax:                (042) 209.4213     Telefax:              (045) 866.0809
Email:       Email:

Tarlac SME Center                           National Economic Research and
DTI Provincial Office                       Business Assistance Center
2/F, Anita Bldg., Zamora St.                (NERBAC)
San Roque, Tarlac City                      Unit 1, G/F, Marcelita Bldg.
Phone:                   (045) 982.4724     Nat’l Highway, Brgy. Real
Telefax:                 (045) 800.1450     Calamba City
Email:           Phone:                  (049) 545.6169
                                            Quezon-Lucena Chamber of Commere
Zambales SME Center                         and Industry Business Center
DOST Bldg., Balili, Iba, Zambales           2/F Dinglasan Bldg.
Phone:                  (047) 224.6545      Quezon Avenue, Lucena City
Fax:                    (047) 224.5988      Phone:               (042) 660.1779
                                            Rizal SME Center
                                            DTI Provincial Office,
            Region IV-A                     2/F Budgetlane Arcade, National Road
           CALABARZON                       Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City
                                            Phone:                   (02) 630.6891
Batangas SME Center                         Fax:                     (02) 630.4231
DTI Provincial Office
NACIDA Bldg., B. Morada Avenue              Sustainable Partnership for
Lipa City, Batangas                         Energizing Entrepreneurship
Telefax:                 (043) 756.1336     Development Business Assistance
Email:           Center (SPEED-BAC)
                                            Roosevelt College System
Cavite SME Center                           Sumulong Highway, Cainta, Rizal
DTI Provincial Office                       Phone:                 (02) 681.6210
#36 Malihan St., Zone 1                     Email :
Dasmariñas, Cavite
Phone:     (046) 414.0188 ♦ 414.0904        Rodriguez One Stop Public Center
Fax :                   (046) 414.0699      Local Government of Rodriguez
Email:        Phone:     (02) 941.3897 ♦ 941.1338

Laguna SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                                    Region IV-B
Laguna Trade & Tourism Center                            MIMAROPA
No. 38, Purok 3, Km. 75 Banca-Banca
National Highway, Victoria, Laguna          Marinduque SME Center
Telefax:               (049) 559.0254       DTI Provincial Office
Fax:                   (049) 559.0151       Cor. Moreno & Del Mundo Sts.
Email:         Brgy. Malusak, Boac, Marinduque
                                            Telefax:   (042) 311.1039 ♦ 332.1750

Occidental Mindoro SME Center                            Region V
DTI Provincial Office                                   Bicol Region
2/F, JMJ Bldg., Lapu-Lapu St.
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro                Albay SME Center
Phone:                 (043) 491.2131       DTI Provincial Office
Telefax:               (043) 491.2210       2/F, ACCI Bldg.
                                            Peñaranda Extension, Bonot
Sustainable Partnership for                 Legaspi City, Albay
Energizing Entrepreneurship                 Telefax:                 (052) 820.6830
Development Business Assistance             Email:   
Center (SPEED-BAC)
Small & Medium Entrepreneur                 National Economic Research and
   Association, Inc.                        Business Assistance Center
Municipal Compound, San Jose                (NERBAC)
Occidental Mindoro                          DTI Regional Office
Phone:                (043) 491.2131        3/F, Capitol Annex Bldg.
                                            Old Albay District, Legaspi City
Oriental Mindoro SME Center                 Phone:       (052) 480.5749/5717 to 21
DTI Provincial Office                       Fax:                    (052) 245.5942
Provincial Capitol Complex
Brgy. Camilmil, Calapan City                Camarines Norte SME Center
Oriental Mindoro                            DTI Provincial Office
Telefax:                 (043) 286.7093     Carlos Segundo St., Daet
Email:          Camarines Norte
                                            Phone:     (054) 721.2196 ♦ 571.2310
National Economic Research and              Fax:                    (054) 440.1339
Business Assistance Center                  Email:  
2/F, Filcon Bldg.                           Camarines Sur SME Center
Lucero St., San Vicente, Calapan City       DTI Provincial Office
Oriental Mindoro                            FEDMACSI Bldg.
Telefax:                 (043) 288.1869     Panganiban Drive, Naga City
                                            Camarines Sur
Palawan SME Center                          Phone:                (054) 811.2787
DTI Provincial Office                       Telefax:  (054) 473.8111 ♦ 811.2858
2/F Circon Bldg.                            Email:
Rizal Avenue corner Valencia St.  
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Phone:                 (048) 433.2492       Sustainable Partnership for
Fax:                   (048) 434.2965       Energizing Entrepreneurship
Email:         Development Business Assistance
                                            Center (SPEED-BAC)
Romblon SME Center                          Camarines Sur State
DTI Provincial Office                          Agricultural College
3/F, JM Diaz Bldg.                          CSSAC Campus, Pili, Camarines Sur
Quezon St., Romblon, Romblon                Phone:          (054) 475.6699 loc. 127
Telefax:              (042) 567.5090        Fax:                    (054) 477.3341

Catanduanes SME Center                         Antique SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                          DTI Provincial Office
Catanduanes State Colleges                     2/F, Susana Bldg.
Compound, Calatagan                            Isabel-Fornier Sts., San Jose, Antique
Virac, Catanduanes                             Telefax:                (036) 320.1569
Phone:                (052) 811.1506           Email:
Fax:      (052) 811.1376 ♦ 811.1947
Email:                Capiz SME Center
                                               DTI Provincial Office
Masbate SME Center                             2/F, Bermejo Bldg.
DTI Provincial Office                          McKinley St., Roxas City, Capiz
DTI Bldg., Capitol Drive, Masbate City         Phone:                  (036) 621.1151
Telefax:           (056) 333.5733/34           Fax:                    (036) 621.2637
Email:                 Email:   

Sorsogon SME Center                            Guimaras SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                          DTI Provincial Office
2/F, Benjamin Ty Bldg.                         2/F, JJMC Bldg.
Cor. Vera & Quezon Sts.                        San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
Sorsogon City, Sorsogon                        Telefax:                (033) 581.3165
Phone:                 (056) 211.1467          Email:   
Fax:                   (056) 211.1479
                                               Iloilo SME Center and
                                               National Economic Research and
                                               Business Assistance Center
             Region VI
          Western Visayas
                                               DTI Provincial Office
                                               Corner JM Basa St.-Peralta Ave.
Aklan SME Center
                                               Iloilo City
DTI Provincial Office
                                               Phone:                  (033) 335.0149
JSM Bldg.
                                               Telefax:                (033) 337.0392
Veterans Ave., Kalibo, Aklan
Phone:                   (036) 262.5919
Fax:                     (036) 268.5280
Email:           Sustainable Partnership for
                                               Energizing Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Partnership for                    Development Business Assistance
Energizing Entrepreneurship                    Center (SPEED-BAC)
Development Business Assistance                Central Philippine University
Center (SPEED-BAC)                             CPU Campus, Jaro, Iloilo City
Aklan State University                         Phone:                  (033) 329.1971
ASU Campus, Kalibo, Aklan                      Fax:                   (033) 329.1094
Phone:                 (036) 268.2603          Email: 
Fax:                   (036) 267.6821

Negros Occidental SME Center               Sustainable Partnership for
DTI Provincial Office                      Energizing Entrepreneurship
3/F, Prudential Life Bldg.                 Development Business Assistance
San Juan corner Luzuriaga Sts.             Center (SPEED-BAC)
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental            Cebu State College of Science &
Phone:                  (034) 433.7920        Technology
Telefax:                (034) 433.0250     MJ Cuenca & R. Palma Sts., Cebu City
Email:        Phone:                (032) 416.6501
                                           Fax:                  (032) 255.2808
Technology and Livelihood                  Email:
Development Center
(Provincial Government)                    Negros Oriental SME Center
Kadiwa Center, Gatuslao St.                DTI Provincial Office
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental            2/F, Uymatiao Bldg.
Telefax:           (034) 432.3413/14       San Jose St., Dumaguete City
Email:          Negros Oriental
                                           Phone: (035) 225.7210/11 ♦ 422.5509
                                           Fax :                 (035) 422.1764
            Region VII                     Email :
          Central Visayas
                                           Sustainable Partnership for
Bohol SME Center                           Energizing Entrepreneurship
DTI Provincial Office                      Development Business Assistance
2/F, FCB Bldg., CPG Avenue                 Center (SPEED-BAC)
Tagbilaran City, Bohol                     Dr. Miciano Road, Dumaguete City
Phone:     (038) 411.3302 ♦ 501.8828       Phone:               (035) 422.7063
Telefax:                (038) 411.3533     Fax :                (035) 225.0617
Email:         Email:

Cebu SME Center                            Siquijor SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                      DTI Provincial Office
3/F, LDM Bldg.                             CF Bldg.
M.J. Cuenco Avenue cor. Legazpi St.        Legaspi St., Poblacion
Cebu City                                  Siquijor, Siquijor
Phone:      (032) 255.7082 ♦ 253.2631      Telefax:                  (035) 344.2238
                   253.5377 ♦ 225.2165     Email: 
Fax:         (032) 254.0840 ♦ 412.1856
                                                        Region VIII
National Economic Research                            Eastern Visayas
Business Assistance Center
(NERBAC)                                   Biliran SME Center
G/F, LDM Bldg.                             DTI Provincial Office
Lapu-Lapu St., Cebu City                   2/F, 4th Door, JAC Bldg.
Phone:                (032) 255.3926       Caneja St., Naval, Biliran
Fax:                   (032) 255.6971      Phone:                    (053) 500.9677
                                           Telefax:                  (053) 500.9390

Eastern Samar SME Center                    Southern Leyte SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                       DTI Provincial Office
2/F, Formida Bldg.                          Caridad Uy Bldg.
Cinco St., Borongan, Eastern Samar          S. Demetrio St., Abgao, Maasin City
Phone:                 (055) 560.9746       Southern Leyte
Fax:                   (055) 261.3124       Phone:               (053) 570.8595/96
Email:           Fax:                    (053) 381.4099
Leyte SME Assistance Center
and Trade Center
Capitol Grounds, Tacloban City, Leyte                   Region IX
Telefax:                (053) 523.0229             Zamboanga Peninsula
              Isabela City SME Center
                                            DTI Provincial Office
National Economic Research                  City Hall Bldg.
Business Assistance Center                  Sunrise, Isabela City, Basilan
(NERBAC)                                    Telefax:                (062) 200.7822
DTI Regional Office
Government Center                           Zamboanga City SME Center
Pawing, Palo, Leyte                         DTI Provincial Office
Phone:     (053) 323.4163/3035/5680         2/F, Vicente Wee Bldg.
Fax:                  (053) 323.4082        Veterans Avenue, Zamboanga City
                                            Phone:                (062) 991.2704/05
Northern Samar SME Center                   Fax:                     (062) 993.0594
DTI Provincial Office                       Email: 
2/F, Singson Apartment                              
Corner Balite & Quirino Sts.
Catarman, Northern Samar                    Zamboanga del Norte SME Center
Telefax:               (055) 251.8334       DTI Provincial Office
Email:          G/F Executive Bldg.
                                            Government Complex
One Stop Shop Center                        Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
Calbayog City Hall                          Phone:      (065) 212.2331 ♦ 212.2944
J.D. Avelino St., Calbayog City             Fax:                    (065) 212.5862
Phone:                   (055) 209.3357
                                            Zamboanga del Sur SME Center
Samar SME Center                            DTI Provincial Office
DTI Provincial Office                       NACIDA Bldg., Capitol Complex
2/F, Moratal Bldg.                          Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
Cor. Mabini Ave. & San Fernando St.         Phone:            (062) 214.2516/3326
Catbalogan, Samar                           Fax:                    (062) 850.7001
Phone:                  (055) 251.6417      Email:    
Telefax:               (055) 251.2196

National Economic Research                 Lanao del Norte SME Center
Business Assistance Center                 DTI Provincial Office
(NERBAC)                                   0171 PM Durias Bldg.
DTI Regional Office                        Quezon Avenue Ext., Pala-o
Gov. Ramos Avenue, Sta. Maria              Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
Zamboanga City                             Phone:             (063) 221.5532/5534
Phone:            (062) 991.3237 to 38     Telefax:                 (063) 221.6151
Fax:                    (062) 991.3232
                                           UNLAD Kabayan Migrant Services
Zamboanga Sibugay SME Center
                                           Foundation, Inc.
DTI Provincial Office
                                           SEEDS Center Bag-ong
2/F, J-Jireh Bldg.
                                           Linamon, Lanao del Norte
Veterans Village, National Highway
                                           Telefax:                (063) 349.1144
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Telefax:               (062) 333.5532      Email:

                                           Misamis Occidental SME Center
              Region X                     DTI Provincial Office
         Northern Mindanao                 Casing Bldg.
                                           J. P. Quijano St., Oroqueta City
Bukidnon SME Center                        Misamis Occidental
DTI Provincial Office                      Telefax:                (088) 531.1231
Manuel Bldg.                               Email:    
San Isidro St., Malaybalay City
Bukidnon                                   Misamis Oriental SME Center
Telefax:                (088) 813.2101     Oro Business Promotion Center
Email:          2/F, 52nd Bldg.
                                           T. Gaerlan St., Cagayan de Oro City
Northern Bukidnon Sub-Office               Phone:               (08822) 857.4867
Municipal Hall                             Fax:        (08822) 722.291 ♦ 712.473
Manalo Fortich, Bukidnon                   Email:
Phone:                (088) 813.2101
                                           National Economic Research
Southern Bukidnon Sub-Office               Business Assistance Center
Municipal Hall, Maramag, Bukidnon          (NERBAC)
Phone:                (088) 813.2101       DTI Regional Office
                                           Corrales Ave. cor. A Luna St.
Business Assistance Center                 Cagayan de Oro City
City Hall Complex, Ozamis City             Phone: (08822) 729.291/8819/2278
Phone:                (088) 521.2891

Camiguin SME Center
DTI Provincial Office
Tourism Pavillon, J.P. Rizal St.
Mambajao, Camiguin
Phone:            (088) 387.0036/0237
Telefax:                (088) 387.0037
             Region XI                      St. Mary’s College Business
         Southern Mindanao                  Resource Center
                                            National Highway
Compostela Valley SME Center                Tagum City, Davao del Norte
DTI Provincial Office                       Phone:                (084) 217.2398
2/F, Tru Bank Bldg.
Aravejo St., Nabuntulan                     Davao del Norte Technology and
Compostela Valley                           Livelihood Development Center
Telefax:               (084) 376.0500       National Highway
Email:         Tagum City, Davao del Norte
                                            Phone:                (084) 400.4298
Davao City SME Center
Davao City Chamber of Commerce &            Davao del Sur SME Center
   Industry Inc.                            Institute for Community Services and
2/F, DCCCII Bldg., J. P. Laurel Avenue         Development
Bajada, Davao City                          Corjesu College, Sacred Heart Ave.
Phone:           (082) 221.7515/7552        Digos City, Davao del Sur
Fax:                     (082) 226.4433     Telefax:                (082) 553.2507
Email:                                      Email:      
                                            Davao Oriental SME Center
National Economic Research                  DTI Provincial Office
Business Assistance Center                  3/F, Valles Bldg.
(NERBAC)                                    Rizal St., Mati, Davao Oriental
DTI Provincial Office                       Phone:                   (087) 388.3735
2/F, Mintrade Bldg.                         Fax:                     (087) 811.4072
Gov. Sales & Monteverde Sts.                Email:    
Davao City
Phone:      (082) 224.0511 ♦ 222.1625
Fax:                    (082) 221.4952                  Region XII
Sustainable Partnership for
Energizing Entrepreneurship                 Cotabato City SME Center
Development Business Assistance             DTI Provincial Office
Center (SPEED-BAC)                          5/F, CYM Bldg.
MASIKAP Foundation, Inc.                    Don Rufino Alonzo St., Cotabato City
DBP Bldg., CM Recto, Davao City             Phone                   (064) 421.9952
Phone:    (082) 225.0960 ♦ 228.6470         Fax:                    (064) 421.3351
Email:           Email:  
Davao del Norte SME Center
DTI Provincial Office                       General Santos SME Center
Government Center, Mankilam                 DTI General Santos City Field Office
Tagum City, Davao del Norte                 2/F, R.A. Bldg.
Phone:            (084) 217.3337/3832       South Osmeña, General Santos City
Telefax:                 (084) 400.1451     Phone:                 (083) 301.8057
Email:             Fax :                  (083) 552.8385
National Economic Research                   Sultan Kudarat SME Center
Business Assistance Center                   DTI Provincial Office
(NERBAC)                                     2/F, Quality Appliance Bldg.
DTI General Santos City Field Office         Alunan Highway, Tacurong City
G/F, R.A. Bldg.                              Sultan Kudarat
South Osmeña, General Santos City            Phone:                  (064) 477.0059
Phone:                (083) 301.8057         Telefax:                (064) 200.3166
Fax :                 (083) 552.8385         Email:  

Notre Dame Business Resource
Center Foundation, Inc.                                CARAGA Region
Notre Dame of Dadiangas College
Marist Ave., General Santos City             Agusan del Norte SME Center
Phone:     (083) 552.3252 ♦ 301.4606         DTI Provincial Office
Fax:                   (083) 552.5400        3/F, Rudy Tiu Bldg.
Email:         A.D. Curato St.
                  Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
                                             Phone:     (085) 341.9257 ♦ 225.3341
North Cotabato Investment Promotion          Fax:                    (085) 815.6158
Center                                       Email:   
Provincial Capitol, Amas
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato               National Economic Research
Phone:                 (064) 278.7052        Business Assistance Center
Kidapawan City Investment                    3/F, East Wing D&V Plaza Bldg.
Promotion Center                             JC Aquino Avenue, Butuan City
Kidapawan City Hall                          Phone:      (085) 341.2293 ♦ 342.5615
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
Phone:                (064) 278.3344         Agusan del Sur SME Center
                                             2/F, Tourism Bldg.
Sarangani SME Center                         703 National Highway
DTI Provincial Office                        San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
2/F NGA Bldg.                                Phone:     (085) 242.3134 ♦ 343.8591
Capitol Park, Alabel, Sarangani              Fax:                   (085) 839.2025
Phone:                   (083) 508.2277      Email:   
Telefax:                 (083) 508.2014
Email :        Surigao del Norte SME Center
                 DTI Provincial Office
                                             2/F, Tamayo Bldg.
South Cotabato SME Center                    Capitol Road, Surigao City
DTI Provincial Office                        Surigao del Norte
3/F, Deluz Bldg.                             Phone:                   (086) 826.4047
Gensan Drive cor. Aquino St.                 Telefax:                (086) 826.2373
Koronadal City                               Email:    
Telefax:               (083) 228.2659

Surigao del Sur SME Center
DTI Provincial Office
3/F, Alex Bautista Bldg.
Donasco St., Brgy. Bag-ong Lunsod
Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Telefax:                 (086) 211.3029

                   CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

American Chamber of Commerce of             European Chamber of Commerce
the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham)              of the Philippines (ECCP)
2/F, Corinthian Plaza Bldg.                 19/F Axa Life Center
Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village             Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., cor. Tindalo St.
Makati City                                 Makati City
Phone:              (02) 818.7911 to 13     Phone:       (02) 845.1324 ♦ 759.6680
Fax:                      (02) 811.3081     Fax:                (02) 845.1395 to 97
Email:                                  759.6690 to 91
Australian – New Zealand Chamber
of Commerce (Philippines)                   Indian Chamber of Commerce
Inc. (ANZCHAM)                              Phils., Inc.
7/F, Ascott Makati                          Rm. 1803, Cityland 10, Tower 1
Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City      156 H.V. Dela Costa St., Makati City
Phone:              (02) 755.8840 to 41     Phone:       (02) 814.0918 ♦ 844.7222
Fax:                      (02) 755.8843     Fax:                     (02) 844.6983
Email:          Email:
Australian Trade Commission
Level 23, Tower 2, RCBC Plaza               Japanese Chamber of Commerce
6819 Ayala Avenue                           and Industry of the Philippines, Inc.
Makati City                                 22/F, Trident Tower
Phone:                 (02) 757.8321        312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Fax:                   (02) 757.8327        Salcedo Village, Makati City         Phone:        (02) 816. 6877, 892.3233
                                            Fax.                      (02) 815.0317
British Chamber of Commerce                 Email    
of the Philippines
c/o The British Embassy Manila              Korean Chamber of Commerce of
17/F L.V. Locsin Bldg.                      the Philippines, Inc. (KCCPI)
6752 Ayala Ave. cor Makati Avenue           Unit 1104, Antel 2000 Corporate Centre
Makati City                                 121 Valero St., Salcedo Village
Phone:              (02) 580.8371 to 86     Makati City
Fax:                      (02) 893.9073     Phone:                   (02) 885.7342
Email:        Fax:                     (02) 855.7343

Canadian Chamber of Commerce of             Le Club French Chamber of
the Philippines                             Commerce in the Philippines
Unit 1406, Antel 2000 Corporate Centre      Unit B, 7/F, YL Holdings Bldg.
121 Valero St., Salcedo Village             115 V. Rufino cor Salcedo St.
Makati City                                 Legaspi Village, Makati City
Phone: (02) 843.6457 ♦ 843-6466/71          Phone:                   (02) 813.9005
Fax:                    (02) 843.6469       Fax:                     (02) 892.6114
Email:         Email:    

Philippine Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (PCCI)
3/F, ECC Bldg.
355 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Phone:       (02) 896.4549 ♦ 896.4798
Fax:                     (02) 899.1727


   National Capital Region (NCR)            Quezon City Satellite Office
                                            2/F, Cooling Tower
Regional Office                             Quezon City Hall
12/F, Trafalgar Plaza                       Phone:                  (02) 928.6124
105 H.V. Dela Costa St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City                Area IV Office
Phone:              (02) 811.8231 to 33     (Caloocan City, Navotas City,
                          (02) 811.8367     Malabon, Valenzuela City)
Fax:                      (02) 811.8271     5/F, Araneta Square Mall
Email:      Bonifacio Monument Circle
                    Rizal Ave. Ext. corner Samson Road
Website:            Caloocan City
                                            Phone:                    (02) 332.0829
Area I Office                                              (02) 811.8231 local 1224
(Manila, Pasay, Makati)                     Fax:         (02) 362.7664 ♦ 811.8271
2/F, Park N’ Ride Lawton                    Email:       
P. Burgos Avenue corner Dr. Basa St.              
Ermita, Manila
Phone: (02)536.7153 ♦ 811.8231              Valenzuela Satellite Office
Fax:         (02) 527.7429 ♦ 811.8271       3/F, Valenzuela Convention Center
Email:          Valenzuela City Hall Compound
              Phone:                   (02) 291.6765

Area II Office
(Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Taguig City,          Cordillera Administrative Region
Pateros, Paranaque, Pasig City)                            (CAR)
12/F, Trafalgar Plaza
105 H.V. Dela Costa St.                     Regional Office
Salcedo Village, Makati City                Jesnor Bldg.
Phone:              (02) 811.8231 to 33     #4 Cariño St., Baguio City, Benguet
Fax:                      (02) 811.8271     Phone:            (074) 443.9715/7859
Email:                                       442.8634
             Fax:                    (074) 442.5699
Area III Office                            
(Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan,                  
Mandaluyong City)
G/F, Highway 54 Plaza                       Abra
EDSA, Mandaluyong City                      G/F, King David Palace Hotel
Phone:              (02) 811.8231 to 33     Capitulacion St., Zone II
Telefax:                  (02) 706.1767     Bangued, Abra
Fax:                      (02) 811.8271     Phone:                   (074) 752.7737
Email:        Telefax:                 (074) 752.5616

Apayao                                            Region I - Ilocos Region
Troy n Pearl Bldg.
#58 Aglipay Road                           Regional Office
Poblacion, Luna, Apayao                    4/F, Juanita Commercial Bldg.
Phone:                 (074) 423.1878      Quezon Ave., San Fernando, La Union
Mobile:               (0928) 785.9631      Phone:          (072) 700.1022 to 25
Email:                                   242. 4864
             Fax:                  (072) 700.1023
3/F, Manongdo Bldg.                        Ilocos Norte
17 Private Road, Magsaysay Avenue          3/F, Pacific Bldg.
2600 Baguio City                           Abadilla St., Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Phone:     (074) 304.1129 ♦ 442.3776       Phone:                   (077) 770.3243
Telefax:              (074) 619.2722       Telefax:                 (077) 771.4268
Email:        Email:   
2/F, ABC Bldg.                             Ilocos Sur
Poblacion West, Lagawe, Ifugao             3/F, A.R. Lahoz Bldg.
Telefax:                (074) 382.2006     Jose Singson St., Vigan City
Email:       Ilocos Sur       Phone:      (077) 722.2688 ♦ 722.0473
            Fax:                    (077) 722.8731
2/F, Lua Annex Bldg.
Poblacion, Tabuk, Kalinga                  La Union
Phone:                  (074) 423.0748     2/F, Pepita Bldg.
Mobile:                (0920) 423.3910     Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City
Email:        La Union
          Phone:            (072) 888.2455/4597
                                           Fax:                    (072) 700.0213
Mountain Province                          Email:    
2/F, Walter Clapp Centrum                      
Poblacion, Bontoc, Mountain Province          
Telefax:              (074) 602.1047
Email:       Pangasinan        2/F, Star Bldg.
            Arellano St., Dagupan City
                                           Phone:                 (075) 515.3183
                                           Fax:                   (075) 523.4031

     Region II – Cagayan Valley                Region III – Central Luzon

Regional Office                           Regional Office
4/F, Tony Go Bldg.                        2/F, Angeles Business Centre
Corner Luna & Burgos Sts.                 Teresa Avenue, Nepo Mart Complex
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan                  Angeles City
Phone:           (078) 846.2370/4635      Phone:            (045) 625. 9290/91
Telefax:               (078) 846.4637                     898.4900 ♦ 625.9996
Email:          Fax:                   (045) 625.9607
Aberilla Bldg.                            Aurora
National Road, Basco, Batanes             Cordial Bldg.
Mobile:               (0918) 240.9237     National Highway, Brgy. Suklayin
Email:     Baler, Aurora
                                          Telefax:              (042) 209.4213
Cagayan                                   Email:
3/F, Tony Go Bldg.                            
Corner Luna & Burgos Sts.
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan                  Bataan
Phone:                (078) 846.4410      3/F, Criselda Marie Bldg.
Telefax:              (078) 846.1628      Capitol Drive, Balanga, Bataan
Email:        Phone:                  (047) 791.4221
          Telefax:               (047) 237.3005
G/F, Mercedes Bldg.                            
Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Alibago
Ilagan, Isabela                           Bulacan
Telefax:               (078) 622.3748     2/F, BFCCI Bldg.
Email:       Mac Arthur Highway, Sumapa
          Malolos City, Bulacan
                                          Phone:                 (044) 791.0113
Nueva Vizcaya                             Telefax:               (044) 791.2283
ZB Saddul Bldg.                           Email:    
#2 National Road, Sta. Rosa                   
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Phone:                 (078) 321.2023     Nueva Ecija
Telefax:               (078) 805.1347     Manil Bldg.
Email:       Maharlika Highway cor. Gen. Tinio St.      Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
                                          Phone:                (044) 463.8296
Quirino                                   Telefax:              (044) 600.0930
DIP Bldg.                                 Email: 
San Marcos, Cabarroguis, Quirino          
Telefax:             (078) 692.5047
Pampanga                                    Batangas
2/F, ABN Plaza                              NACIDA Bldg.
Mac Arthur Highway, Sindalan                Old City Hall Compound
San Fernando City, Pampanga                 B. Morada Ave., Lipa City, Batangas
Phone:               (045) 860. 4629        Phone:          (043) 756.2330/6477
Telefax:             (045) 860. 4625        Telefax:               (043) 756.1336
Email:           Email:  
2/F, Anita Bldg.                            Cavite
Zamora St., San Roque                       #36 Malihan St., Zone I
Tarlac City, Tarlac                         Dasmariñas, Cavite
Phone:                   (045) 800.1450     Phone:            (046) 416.4700/3579
Telefax:                 (045) 982.4724     Telefax:                (046) 416.4799
Email:           Email:

Zambales                                    Laguna
2/F, Silangan Bldg.                         Laguna Trade and Tourism Center
2410 Rizal Avenue, East Bajac-Bajac         No.38 Purok 3, Km.75
Olongapo City                               Brgy. Banca-Banca, National Highway
Phone:     (047) 224.6545 ♦ 224.1135        Victoria, Laguna
Fax:                    (047) 224.5988      Telefax:          (049) 559.0254/0151
Email:          Fax:                    (049) 559.0520

Zambales Satellite Office                   Quezon
4/F, Livelihood Center                      Merchan cor. Enverga Sts.
Zone 4, Iba, Zambales                       4301 Lucena City, Quezon
Phone:                  (047) 811.1331      Phone:            (042) 660.7657 to 58
Email:                                     373.4686
                Fax:                    (042) 373.1244
            Region IV-A
           CALABARZON                       Rizal
                                            2/F, Budgetlane Shopping Arcade
                                            National Road, Brgy. San Jose
Regional Office
                                            Antipolo City, Rizal
3/F, Marcelita Bldg.
                                            Phone:               (02) 630.4231 to 32
Brgy. Real, Calamba, Laguna
                                            Telefax:                   (02) 630.6891
Phone:      (049) 545.6169/7570/7571
Fax:                    (049) 545.7573

            Region IV-B                    Romblon
            MIMAROPA                       Fajarito Bldg.
                                           J. Luna cor. N. Aquino Sts.
Regional Office                            Brgy. Liwayway, Odiongan, Romblon
5/F, Oppen Bldg.                           Telefax:                (042) 567.5090
349 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City       Email:
Phone:             (02) 890.1712/5333        
Telefax:                 (02) 899.0900
                               Region V
                                                       Bicol Region
Corner Del Mundo & Moreno Sts.             Regional Office
Malusak, Boac, Marinduque                  3/F, Capitol Annex Bldg.
Telefax:  (042) 332.1750 ♦ 311.1039        Old Albay District, Legaspi City
Email:          Phone:      (052) 480.5749/5717 to 21
            Fax:                   (052) 245.5942        Email:
Occidental Mindoro                         Albay
2/F, JMJ Bldg.                             2/F, ACCI Bldg.
Lapu-Lapu St., San Jose                    Peñaranda Ext., Bonot
Occidental Mindoro                         Legaspi City, Albay
Phone:                  (043) 491.2131     Phone:                 (052) 480.6834
Telefax:                (043) 491.2210     Telefax:               (052) 820.6830
Email:      Email:               
Oriental Mindoro                           Camarines Norte
Provincial Capitol Complex                 Carlos Segundo St.
Brgy. Camilmil, Calapan City               Daet, Camarines Norte
Oriental Mindoro                           Phone:               (054) 571.2310
Phone:     (043) 441.0245 ♦ 286.7285       Telefax:       (054) 721.2196/4124
Telefax :              (043) 286.7093      Email:
                                           Camarines Sur
Palawan                                    FEDMACSI Bldg.
2/F, Circon Bldg.                          Panganiban Drive
Rizal Avenue cor. Valencia St.             Naga City, Camarines Sur
Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan              Phone:               (054) 811.2787
Phone:                 (048) 433.2492      Telefax: (054) 811.2858 ♦ 473.8111
Telefax:               (048) 434.2965      Email:

Catanduanes                               Antique
Catanduanes State Colleges                2/F, Susana Bldg.
   Compound                               #3 T. Fornier St., San Jose, Antique
Calatagan, Virac, Canduanes               Phone:                   (036) 540.8726
Phone:                 (052) 811.1506     Telefax:                (036) 320.1569
Telefax:         (052) 811.1376/1947      Email:
Masbate                                   2/F, Bermejo Bldg.
DTI Bldg.                                 McKinley St., Roxas City, Capiz
Capitol Drive, Masbate City, Masbate      Phone:                  (036) 621.1151
Phone:                 (056) 333.5733     Fax:                   (036) 621.2637
Telefax:               (056) 333.5734     Email:  

Sorsogon                                  Guimaras
2/F, Benjamin Ty Bldg.                    2/F, Mavikks Bldg.
Corner Vera & Quezon Sts.                 San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
Sorsogon City, Sorsogon                   Phone:                   (033) 237.1663
Phone:           (056) 211. 1467/1802     Telefax:                (033) 581.3165
Fax:      (056) 211. 1479 ♦ 421.5082      Email:   
                                          G/F, DTI Bldg.
            Region VI                     Corner J.M. Basa St. -Peralta Ave.
         Western Visayas                  Iloilo City
                                          Phone:                  (033) 509.9942
                                          Telefax:                 (033) 337.0392
Regional Office
3/F, DTI Bldg.
CornerJ.M. Basa St.-Peralta Ave.
Iloilo City
Phone:          (033) 335.0548/0060
                                          Negros Occidental
Fax:            (033) 335.0083/1980
                                          3/F, Prudential Life Bldg.
                                          San Juan & Luzurriaga Sts.
                                          Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
                                          Phone:                  (034) 708.2423
                                          Telefax:                (034) 433.0250
JSM Bldg.
Veterans Avenue, Kalibo, Aklan
Phone:      (036) 268.3405/500.7605
Telefax:              (036) 268.5280

             Region VII                                  Region VIII
           Central Visayas                             Eastern Visayas

Regional Office                              Regional Office
3/F, Rm.311, WDC Bldg.                       Government Center
Osmena Blvd. corner Burgos St.               Pawing, Palo, Leyte
Cebu City                                    Phone:     (053) 323.4163/3035/5680
Phone:                (032) 255.0036         Fax:                   (053) 323.4082
Fax:                  (032) 253.7465         Email:
Bohol                                        2/F, JAC Bldg.
2/F, FCB Bldg.                               Caneja St., Naval, Biliran
CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Bohol           Phone:                   (053) 500.9677
Phone:     (038) 411.3302 ♦ 501.8828         Telefax:                 (053) 500.9390
Telefax:               (038) 411.3533        Email:
                                             Eastern Samar
Cebu                                         2/F, Pormida Bldg.
3/F, LDM Bldg.                               Cinco St., Borongan, Eastern Samar
M.J. Cuenco Ave. corner Legazpi St.          Phone:                (055) 560.9746
Cebu City                                    Fax:                  (055) 261.3124
Phone:     (032) 253.2631♦ 255.2165
Fax:      (032) 412.1856 ♦ 254.0840
Email:          Leyte
                R & L Fernandez Bldg.
                                             785 Seaside, Fatima Village
Negros Oriental                              Tacloban City, Leyte
2/F, Uymatiao Bldg.                          Phone:                  (053) 325.5263
San Jose St., Dumaguete City                 Telefax:                (053) 325.6448
Negros Oriental                              Email: 
Phone:              (035) 225.7210/11               
Fax :                  (035) 422.1764        Northern Samar
Email:            2/F, Singson Apartment         Corner Balite & Quirino Sts.
                                             Catarman, Northern Samar
Siquijor                                     Telefax:               (055) 251.8334
CF Bldg.                                     Email:
Legaspi St., Poblacion                    
Siquijor, Siquijor
Telefax:                  (035) 344.2238
Samar                                       Zamboanga Del Norte
2/F, Moratal Bldg.                          Zamboanga Del Norte Cultural
Cor. Mabini Ave. & San Francisco St.           Complex
Catbalogan, Samar                           Estaka, Dipolog City
Phone:                 (055) 251.6417       Zamboanga Del Norte
Telefax:               (055) 251.2196       Phone:                 (065) 212.2331
Email:          Fax:                   (065) 212.2944
Southern Leyte
S. Demeterio St.                            Zamboanga Del Sur
Abgao, Maasin, Southern Leyte               NACIDA Bldg.
Phone:              (053) 570.8595/96       Capitol Complex
Telefax:               (053) 381.4099       Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
Email:           Phone:          (062) 214.3326/2516
              Fax:                  (062) 850.7001        Email:  

            Region IX                       Zamboanga Sibugay Project Office
       Zamboanga Peninsula                  2/F, J-Jireh Bldg.
                                            Veterans Village, National Highway
Regional Office                             Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Gov. Ramos Avenue                           Phone:                  (062) 333.2507
Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City                  Telefax:               (062) 333.5532
Phone:          (062) 991.3237 to 38        Email:
Fax:                   (062) 991.3232    
                                  Region X
                                                     Northern Mindanao
Isabela City Satellite Office
City Hall Bldg.                             Regional Office
Sunrise, Isabela City, Basilan              NACIDA Bldg.
Phone:                   (062) 200.7995     Luna corner Corrales Sts.
Fax:                    (062) 200.7822      Cagayan de Oro City
                                            Phone: (08822) 729.291/8819/2278
Zamboanga City                              Fax:      (08822) 726.354 ♦ 722.276
2/F, LHB Bldg.                              Email:
Veterans Avenue, Zamboanga City                         
Phone:              (062) 991.2704/05
Fax:                   (062) 993.0594       Bukidnon
Email:        Manuel Bldg.
             San Isidro St.         Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
                                            Telefax:               (088) 813.2101

Camiguin                                    Campostela Valley Project Office
DBP Bldg.                                   2/F, Trubank Bldg.
Gen. B. Aranas cor. J.P. Rizal Sts.         Arabejo Avenue, Nabunturan
Mambajao, Camiguin                          Campostela Valley Province
Phone:           (088) 387.0036/0237        Telefax:              (084) 376.0500
Telefax:                (088) 387.0037      Email:
                                            Davao City
Lanao Del Norte                             2/F, Mintrade Bldg.
0171 PM Durias Bldg.                        Monteverde Ave. cor. Sales St.
Quezon Ave. Extension, Pala-o               Davao City
Iligan City, Lanao del Norte                Phone:      (082) 224.0511 ♦ 300.9580
Phone:            (063) 221.5532/5534       Fax:                    (082) 225.4847
                              492.0025      Email:
Telefax:                (063) 221.6151         
        Davao Del Norte
                                            Government Center
Misamis Occidental                          Mankilam, Tagum City
Casing Bldg.                                Davao del Norte
J. P. Quijano St., Oroquieta City           Phone:          (084) 217.3832/3337
Misamis Occidental                          Telefax:              (084) 400.1451
Phone:                   (088) 521.2891     Email:   
Telefax:                 (088) 531.1231    
Email:       Davao Del Sur
                                            L. Ticong Bldg.
Misamis Oriental                            Estrada St., Digos City, Davao del Sur
3/F, Muñoz Bldg.                            Telefax:         (082) 553.2507/2873
#52 Gaerlan St., Cagayan de Oro City        Email:   
Misamis Oriental                              
Phone:              (08822) 857.4043
Telefax:             (08822) 722.291        Davao Oriental
Email:        3/F, Valles Bldg.      Rizal St., Mati, Davao Oriental
                                            Phone:                   (087) 388.3735
                                            Telefax:                  (087) 811.4072
             Region XI                      Email:    
         Southern Mindanao                

Regional Office
3/F, Mintrade Bldg.
Monteverde Ave. cor. Sales St.
Davao City
Phone:     (082) 222.1625 ♦ 221.4952
                  224.0511 ♦ 300.9580
Telefax:   (082) 300.9579 ♦ 221.4952
            Region XII                     South Cotabato
          SOCSKSARGEN                      2/F, Del Rosario Bldg.
                                           Corner Zulueta St. & Gensan Drive,
Regional Office                            Koronadal City, South Cotabato
4/F, De Luz Bldg.                          Telefax:                (083) 228.2659
Gensan Drive, Koronadal City               Email:   
Phone:                (083) 228.9837              
Fax:                  (083) 520.0071   
                   Sultan Kudarat
                                           2/F, Quality Appliance Bldg.
Cotabato City                              Alunan Highway, Tacurong City
5/F, CYM Bldg.                             Sultan Kudarat
Don Rufino Alonzo St., Cotabato City       Phone:      (064) 200.3166 ♦ 477.0059
Telefax:               (064) 421.3351      Telefax:                (064) 200.3881
Email:       Email:  

General Santos City Field Office
G/F, R.A. Bldg.                                      CARAGA Region
South Osmeña St.
General Santos City                        Regional Office
Phone:                (083) 552.8385       4F, D&V Bldg.
Fax:                  (083) 553.1033       JC Aquino Avenue, Butuan City
Email:         Phone:    (085) 342.5615 ♦ 341.2293
             Fax:                  (085) 815.1271
North Cotabato
Singao Road, Apo Sandawa Homes             Agusan Del Norte
   Phase III                               3/F, Rudy Tiu Bldg.
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato             A.D. Curato St., 8600 Butuan City
Phone:                 (064) 288.1531      Agusan del Norte
Telefax:              (064) 288.1527       Phone:     (085) 225.3341♦ 341.9257
Email:       Fax:                   (085) 815.6158
Sarangani                                  Agusan Del Sur
2/F, NGA Bldg.                             Faustino A. Asis Bldg.
Capital Park, Alabel                       Gov. D.O. Plaza Government Center
Sarangani Province                         Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
Phone:                  (083) 508.2277     Phone:     (085) 839.2025 ♦ 242.3134
Telefax:               (083) 508.2014      Fax:                   (085) 839.2025
Email:         Email:   

Surigao Del Norte                           Sulu
2/F, Tamayo Bldg.                           Provincial Capitol Site
Capitol Road, 8440 Surigao City             Jolo, Sulu
Surigao del Norte                           Phone:                  (085) 341.8911
Phone:                 (086) 826.4047
Telefax:               (086) 826.2373       Tawi-Tawi
Email:            Iimoh St., Brgy. Lamion       Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
                                            Phone:                  (068) 268.1246
Surigao Del Sur                             Telefax:                (068) 268.1043
3/F, Alex Bautista Bldg.
Donasco St., Bag-ong Lungsod
Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Telefax:                 (086) 211.3029

        Autonomous Region
    of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

Regional Office
#3 & 4 Ilang-Ilang St.
Mother Barangay, Rosary Heights 6
Cotabato City
Phone:                  (064) 421.3442
Telefax:                (064) 421.7729

N. Valderosa St., Isabela City, Basilan
Telefax:               (062) 200.3610
Fax:                   (062) 200.7281

Lanao del Sur
Suzanne Apartment
1-C, Echeveri and Consunji St.
Iligan City, Lanao del Sur
Mobile:                 (0920) 936.0115

Alonto-Biruar Bldg.
Mabini St., Cotabato City
Telefax:                (064) 421.7775

                          ECONOMIC ZONES

Philippine Economic Zone Authority          BPI Buendia Center
Roxas Blvd cor San Luis St.                 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Pasay City                                  Phone: (02) 816.9393 ♦ 754.6956
Phone:           (02) 551.3454 / 55         Fax:                     (02) 754.6721
Fax:                    (02) 891.6380       Email:
                                            Burgundy Corporate Tower
                                            252 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
   National Capital Region (NCR)            Phone:              (02) 843.0411 to 16
                                            Telefax:                 (02) 886.4236
6750 Ayala Avenue Building                  Email:  
6750 Ayala Avenue, Ayala Center
Makati City                                 Convergys IT Building
Phone:                 (02) 848.5346        Ayala Avenue cor. Salcedo St.
Fax:                   (02) 848.5392        Makati City
                                            Phone:                  (02) 841.5809
6780 Ayala                                  Telefax:                (02) 848.5392
6780 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Phone:            (02) 810.1701 to 13       Cyber Park Building One
Fax:                    (02) 810.1703       Corner Gen. Aguinaldo & P. Tuazon
                                            Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
6788 Ayala Avenue Building                  Phone:                  (02) 911.3101
6788 Ayala Avenue, Makati City              Fax:                    (02) 913.1061
Phone:                 (02) 886.6788
Fax:                   (02) 886.6813        Diliman IT Building
                                            Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Q.C.
Amkor Technology Special                    Phone:      (02) 241.7031 ♦ 242.1901
Economic Zone                               Fax:                    (02) 243.1312
East Service Road
South Super Highway, Brgy. Cupang           DPC Place Building
Muntinlupa City                             2322 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
Phone:                 (02) 850.7000        Phone:             (02) 889.8861 to 64
Fax:               (02) 850.7275/84         Fax:                     (02) 889.8631
Asahi Special Economic Zone
Brgy. Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City              East Cyber Gate Building
Phone:     (02) 641.1981 to 87 loc. 340     169 EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Fax:                    (02) 641.1988       Phone:                 (02) 533.6101
                                            Fax:                   (02) 532.5686
Aurora Tower
Aurora Blvd. cor. Gen. Aguinaldo Ave.       Eastwood City Cyberpark
Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City          E. Rodriguez Avenue
Phone:         (02) 911.3101 loc. 7334      Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Fax:                     (02) 913.1061      Phone:                (02) 867.8826
Email:          Fax:                  (02) 837.8806

EDSA Central IT Center                      Gateway Office Tower
EDSA corner United St.                      Ayala Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Mandaluyong City                            Phone:         (02) 911.3101 loc. 8323
Phone:        (02) 818.3601 loc. 3501       Fax :                    (02) 911.5328
Fax:                    (02) 867.4117       Email:

EDSA Central IT Center 2                    Global Trade Center
EDSA corner United St.                      1024 EDSA, Quezon City
Mandaluyong City                            Phone:                  (02) 426.3890
Phone:        (02) 818.3601 loc. 3501       Fax :             (02) 426.3888 to 89
Fax:                    (02) 867.4117       Email:

E-Square IT Park                            HTMT Cyber Park
Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig         86 E. Rodriguez, Jr. Ave.
Phone:             (02) 555.0001 to 12      Brgy. Ugong Norte, Quezon City
Fax:                      (02) 551.1042     Phone:              (02) 564.1521 to 27
                                            Fax :                     (02) 564.0429
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communication
Center                                      Insular Life Building
Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Sgt.           6781 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas
Esguerra St., Diliman, Quezon City          Makati City
Phone: (02) 924.4101 to 22 ♦ 415.2272       Phone:                  (02) 771.1944
Fax:                     (02) 411.1174      Fax:                    (02) 771.1717
Export Plaza Building
Export Bank Drive corner                    Insular Life Corporate Center
Chino Roces Ave., Makati City               Insular Life Drive, Filinvest
Phone:                  (02) 878.0700       Corporate City Alabang
Fax:                    (02) 878.0829       Muntinlupa City
                                            Phone:                     (02) 771.1944
Food Terminal Incorporated Special          Fax:                       (02) 771.1717
Economic Zone                               Email:
Food Terminal Complex
East Service Road, Taguig                   JG Summit Center
Phone:                 (02) 838.4620        6783 Ayala Ave., Salcedo Village
Fax:                   (02) 837.8063        Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City
Email:              Phone:                     (02) 687.5681
                                            Fax:                       (02) 632.7566
GT Tower International
Ayala Ave. corner H.V. Dela Costa St.       JGC Philippine Building
Makati City                                 2109 Prime St.
Telefax:                 (02) 819.0302      Madrigal Business Park
                                            Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Gateway Call Center Office                  Phone:             (02) 876.6000/6100
Ayala Center, Cubao, Quezon City            Fax:                     (02) 807.6977
Phone:         (02) 911.3101 loc. 8323
Fax :                    (02) 911.5328

Libran House IT Center                     Niscom IT Building
144 Legaspi St., Makati City               No. 41 Commonwealth Avenue
Phone:                   (02) 810.5621     Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City
Fax:                     (02) 817.0175     Phone:                    (02) 932.0428
                                           Fax:                      (02) 931.0687
Macroasia Economic Zone
Nichols Field, NAIA, Pasay City            Northgate Cyber Zone
Phone:                  (02) 840.2001      Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang
Fax:                    (02) 840.1892      Muntinlupa City
Email:          Phone:                    (02) 809.5440
                                           Fax:                      (02) 842.1158
Manila COD IT Building
Gen. Romulo St., Araneta Center            Octagon IT Building
Cubao, Quezon City                         Octagon Center, San Miguel Avenue
Phone:            (02) 911.2451/2413       Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Fax:                    (02) 911.2415      Phone:                   (02) 816.6595
                                           Telefax:                 (02) 894.1985
Manila Harbour Center
Tondo, Manila                              Orient Square
Phone:           (02)925.3301 to 08        Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center
Fax:                  (02) 920.7661        Pasig City
                                           Phone:                 (02) 636.8888
Market! Market!                            Fax:                   (02) 636.1000
Lot C, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig       Email:
Phone:        (02) 848.5643 loc. 5851
Fax:                     (02) 841.5851     Pacific IT Center
                                           Pascor Drive, Brgy. Sto. Nino
Marvin Plaza Building                      Paranaque City
2153 Chino Roces Avenue corner             Phone:                   (02) 855.8600
Herrera St., Makati City                   Fax:                     (02) 855.8690
Phone:                   (02) 840.2280
Fax:                     (02) 892.6419     Pacific Star Building
                                           Corners Sen. Gil Puyat & Makati Ave.
McKinley Hill Cyberpark                    Makati City
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig         Phone:                   (02) 811.5965
Phone:                   (02) 840.2280     Fax:                    (02) 818.2375
Fax:                     (02) 892.6419
                                           PBCom Tower
MSE Center                                 Ayala Ave. cor. Herrera St., Makati City
Ayala Avenue, Ayala Triangle               Phone:                    (02) 807.6729
Makati City                                Fax:                      (02) 807.2913
Phone:                  (02) 848.5346      .
Telefax:                (02) 848.5392      People Support Center IT Building
                                           Amorsolo St., Makati City
Multinational Bancorporation Centre        Makati City
6805 Ayala Avenue, Makati City             Phone:                    (02) 841.5575
Phone:              (02) 813.3827/29
Fax:                   (02) 813.3830

Philamlife IT Building                      Robinsons Cyberpark
1207 Acacia Avenue, Madrigal                EDSA cor. Pioneer St.
Business Park, Brgy. Ayala Alabang          Mandaluyong City
Muntinlupa City                             Phone:                (02) 637.1670
Phone:                  (02) 885.8989       Fax:                  (02) 634.5277
Fax:                    (02) 885.8984
                                            Robinsons-Equitable Tower
Philamlife IT Tower                         ADB Avenue cor. Poveda St.
8767 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City            Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone:                   (02) 885.8741      Phone:                   (02) 687.1521
Fax:               (02) 885.8756 to 57      Fax:                     (02) 687.1529
                                            Robinsons Place Novaliches
Philippine International Air Terminals      1199 Quirino Highway corner
Co. Special Economic Zone                   Maligaya Road, Brgy. Pasong Putik
Villamor Airbase, Pasay City                Novaliches, Quezon City
Phone:                   (02) 854.5633      Phone:                  (02) 632.7069
Fax:                     (02) 854.5583      Fax:                    (02) 632.0667

PSMT Philippines, Inc.                      SDC IT Building
73 Ortigas Avenue Extension                 Dr. A. Santos Ave. corner Soreena Ave.
Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Pasig City                Paranaque City
Phone:                    (02) 888.0433     Phone:                    (02) 810.3272
Telefax:                  (02) 888.0689     Fax:                      (02) 819.5091
                                            SM Cyber Zone I
RCBC Plaza                                  Block 9, SM Central Business Park
Ayala Avenue cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.       Bay City, Pasay City
Makati City                                 Phone:                 (02) 833.5522
Phone:                   (02) 815.9636      Fax:                   (02) 833.5521
Fax:                     (02) 834.4694
                                            SM iCity
Riverbanks Center ICT Building I            SM Central Business Park
A. Bonifacio Ave. , Barangka                Bay City, Pasay City
Marikina City                               Phone:                (02) 834.1105
Phone:                   (02) 948.9793      Fax:                  (02) 833.5521
Telefax:                 (02) 948.9791
Email:          Summit One Office Tower
                                            Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
Riverbanks Center ICT Building II           Phone:                (02) 718.0148
A. Bonifacio Ave. , Barangka                Fax:                  (02) 718.0147
Marikina City
Phone:                   (02) 948.9793      The Annex@Shaw
Telefax:                 (02) 948.9791      Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
Email:          Telefax:              (02) 718.3410

The Enterprise Center                        Cordillera Administrative Region
6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas                       (CAR)
Makati City
Phone:                  (02) 818.7562
                                           Abra Agro-Industrial Center
Fax:                    (02) 817.3145
                                           Gaddani, Tayum, Abra
                                           Phone:                 (02) 893.2383
The Facilities Center
                                           Fax:                   (02) 893.3453
548 Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Phone:                 (02) 718.0148
                                           Baguio City Economic Zone
Fax:                   (02) 718.0147
                                           Loakan Road, Baguio City
                                           Phone:               (074) 447.3931
The Paseo Center IT Building
                                           Fax:                 (074) 447.3330
8757 Paseo de Roxas cor. Sedeno St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City
                                           John Hay Special Tourism Economic
Phone:             (02) 912.0756/1498
Fax:                     (02) 912.1255
                                           Baguio City, Benguet
                                           Telefax:              (074) 444.5823
Union Bank Plaza
                                           Kelly Special Economic Zone
Meralco Ave. cor. Onyx & Sapphire Sts.
                                           Kelly, Tuding & Gumatdang
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
                                           Itogon, Benguet
Phone:         (02) 892.0011 loc. 2511
                                           Phone:                 (02) 812.5078
                                           Fax:                   (02) 812.5168
UP Science and Technology Park
                                           SM Baguio Cyberzone Building
                                           Harrison Road, Baguio City
Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
                                           Phone:         (02) 831.1000 loc. 1222
Telefax:      (02)      928.2888
                                           Fax:                    (02) 833.8621
UP Science and Technology Park
                                                 Region I - Ilocos Region
C.P Garcia Road, Quezon City
Telefax:       (02)       928.2888
                                           Fort Ilokandia Tourism Economic
V-Tech Tower                               Zone
G. Araneta Avenue cor. Ma. Clara St.       Brgy. Balacad, Laoag City
Quezon City                                Ilocos Norte
Telefax:                (02) 410.8406      Phone:                 (077) 772.1166
                                           Fax:                   (077) 772.1411
Victoria Wave Special Zone
Malaria, Tala, Caloocan City               Pangasinan Industrial Part II
Phone:                  (02) 983.7777      Alos, Alaminos, Pangasinan
Fax:                    (02) 983.7778      Phone:                 (02) 533.7727
                                           Fax:                   (02) 531.0176
Wynsum Corporate Plaza
Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center             Poro Point Special Economic Zone
Pasig City                                 San Fernando City, La Union
Phone:                 (02) 635.5051       Phone:                (072) 242.4016
Fax:                   (02) 636.1612       Fax:                  (072) 242.0683
Sanctuary IT Building                       Megacenter IT Building
McArthur Highway, Brgy. Nancayasan          Gen. Tinio & Melencio Sts.
Urdaneta City, Pangasinan                   Cabanatuan City
Phone:                (075) 568.4286        Phone:           (044) 463.1686/7449
Telefax:                (02) 895.9503       Fax:                   (044) 600.3788

      Region III – Central Luzon            Plastic Processing Center Special
                                            Economic Zone
Agus Industrial Estate                      Alion and Cabcaben, Mariveles
Bulac, Sta. Maria, Bulacan                  Bataan
Phone:          (02) 373.1234 loc. 6402     Phone:                (02) 810.2103
Fax:                     (02) 373.2316      Fax:                  (02) 813.8995

Angeles Industrial Park                     PNOC Petrochemical Complex
Calibutbut, Bacolor, Pampanga               Batangas Dos, Mariveles, Bataan
Phone:                 (045) 323.4487       Phone:                (02) 892.0293
Fax:                   (045) 887.3390       Fax:                   (02) 892.0346

Bataan Economic Zone                        Subic Hermosa Cyber City
Nassco, Mariveles, Bataan                   Culis and Sumalo, Hermosa, Bataan
Phone:                (047) 731.3272        Phone:            (02) 843.0411 to 16
Fax:                  (047) 631.2449        Fax:             (02) 844.1071/9270

Central Technopark                          Subic Shipyard Special Economic
San Miguel, Tarlac                          Zone
Phone:       (02) 886.6800 to 01 & 03       Cabaangan Point, Cawag, Subic
Fax:                   (02) 886.6799        Zambales
                                            Phone:                 (02) 892.6624
Clark Special Economic Zone                 Fax:                   (02) 892.6601
Angeles City, Municipalities of
Mabalacat and Porac, Pampanga and           Tarlac Information Technology Park I
Municipalities of Capas and Bamban,         Brgy. Tibag, San Isidro, Tarlac City
Tarlac                                      Phone:                  (045) 982.3041
Phone:                 (045) 599.9000       Fax:                     (045) 982.5341
Fax:                   (045) 599.2507
                                            Tarlac Information Technology
Hermosa Economic Zone                       Park II
Hermosa, Bataan                             Brgy. Tibag, San Isidro, Tarlac City
Phone:              (02) 815.8066           Phone:                  (045) 982.3041
Fax:                (02) 813.0409           Fax:                     (045) 982.5341

Luisita Industrial Park                     Tarlac Information Technology
San Miguel, Tarlac                          Park III
Phone:                  (045) 985.1124      Brgy. Tibag, San Isidro, Tarlac City
Fax:                    (045) 985.1995      Phone:                  (045) 982.3041
                                            Fax:                     (045) 982.5341

TECO Special Economic Zone                  Lima Technology Center (Malvar)
Brgys. Bundagul and Paralayunan             Santiago & Payapa, Malvar, Batangas
Mabalacat, Pampanga                         Phone:                (02) 813.2781
Phone:               (045) 893.3951         Fax:                   (02) 840.3852
Fax:                   (02) 840.2445
                                            Philtown Technology Park
                                            Trapiche, Pagaspas & Baloc-Baloc
            Region IV-A                     Tanauan, Batangas
           CALABARZON                       Phone:        (02) 631.8101 loc. 7685
                                            Fax:                   (02) 632.7353
Province of Batangas
                                            RLC Special Economic Zone
Cocochem Agro-Industrial Park               Simlong, Batangas City
Aplaya & Danglayan, Bauan,                  Phone:                 (02) 637.1670
Batangas                                    Fax:                   (02) 634.5277
Phone:                (02) 818.8361
Fax:                  (02) 817.2251         Robinsons Place Lipa
                                            JP Laurel National Highway
First Batangas Industrial Park              Mataas na Lupa, Lipa City
Manghinao and Balayong, Bauan,              Phone:                 (02) 637.1670
Batangas                                    Fax:                    (02) 634.5277
Phone:                 (02) 635.0870
Fax:                    (02) 635.0707       South Coast Economic Zone
                                            Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas
First Philippine Industrial Park            Phone:               (02) 894.4748
Sta. Anastacia, Sto. Tomas, Batangas        Fax:                  (02) 812.8799
Phone:              (02) 637.1854 to 61
Fax:                      (02) 637.9448     Tabangao Special Economic Zone
                                            San Vicente, Batangas
First Philippine Industrial Park            Phone:                (043) 722.0578
(Extension)                                 Fax:                  (043) 723.1722
Pantay & Ulango, Tanauan, Batangas
Phone:              (02) 637.1854 to 61     Province of Cavite
Fax:                      (02) 637.9448
                                            Cavite Economic Zone
Light Industry & Science Park III           Rosario, Cavite
San Rafael & Sta. Anastacia                 Phone:               (046) 437.6090
Sto. Tomas, Batangas                        Fax:                 (046) 437.6344
Phone:                  (02) 811.4656
Fax:                    (02) 841.0287       Cavite Eco-Industrial Estate
                                            Pasong Kawayan II, Gen. Trias, Cavite
Lima Technology Center
San Lucas & Bugtong na Dulo                 Cavite Productivity & Economic Zone
Inosluban, Lipa City                        Sahud-ulan, Tanza, Cavite
Phone:               (02) 813.2781
Fax:                  (02) 840.3852         Daiichi Industrial Park
                                            Maguyam, Silang, Cavite
                                            Phone:                  (02) 636.8888
                                            Fax:                    (02) 636.1000
EMI Special Economic Zone                   Province of Laguna
Brgy. Anabu II, Imus, Cavite
Phone:           (02) 711.9911 loc. 290     Allegis IT Park
Fax:                     (02) 711.0533      Carmelray Industrial Park II
                                            Brgy. Tulo, Calamba, Laguna
Fil-Estate Industrial Park                  Phone:                  (02) 810.6306
Trece Martirez City and Tanza, Cavite       Fax:                    (02) 817.5051
Phone:          (02) 637.0100 loc. 2035
Fax:                      (02) 711.0533     Calamba Premier International Park
                                            Batino, Parian & Barandal
Filoil Special Economic Zone                Calamba, Laguna
Rosario, Cavite                             Phone:                 (02) 814.0842
Telefax:                (02) 840.2651       Fax:                   (02) 819.5123

First Cavite Industrial Estate              Carmelray Industrial Park I
Langkaan, Dasmarinas, Cavite                Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna
Phone:                  (046) 402.1025      Phone:                 (02) 810.6306
Fax:                     (046) 402.0609     Fax:                   (02) 817.5051

Gateway Business Park                       Carmelray Industrial Park II
Javalera, Gen. Trias, Cavite                Punta & Tulo, Calamba, Laguna
Phone:                 (046) 433.0071       Phone:                 (02) 810.6306
Fax:                     (02) 812.8408      Fax:                   (02) 817.5051

Goldenmile Business Park                    Carmelray International Business
Governor’s Drive, Brgy. Maduya              Park
Carmona, Cavite                             Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna
Phone:            (046) 430.0412 to 14      Phone:                 (02) 810.6306
Fax:                    (046) 430.2170      Fax:                   (02) 817.5051

Island Cove Tourism Economic Zone           Filinvest Technology Park - Calamba
Covelandia Road, Binakayan, Kawit           Punta & Burol-Bubuyan, Calamba,
Cavite                                      Laguna
Phone:               (046) 434.0210         Phone:            (02) 727.0431 to 39
Fax:                 (046) 434.5273         Fax:                    (02) 722.4797

People’s Technology Complex                 Greenfield Automotive Park
Maduya, Carmona, Cavite                     Don Jose, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Phone:               (046) 430.2011         Phone:          (02) 631.8651 loc. 200
Telefax:              (046) 430.2272        Fax:             (02) 631.8651 loc. 257

SM City Bacoor                              Laguna International Industrial Park
Gen. Aguinaldo cor. Tirona Highway          Ganado & Mamplasan, Binan,
Brgy. Habay II, Bacoor, Cavite              Laguna
Cavite                                      Phone:                (049) 539.0085
Phone:                   (02) 834.9585      Fax:                   (049) 539.0105
Fax:                     (02) 834.1300

Laguna Technopark                          Province of Rizal
Binan, Laguna
Phone:          (02) 818.4040/3840         Eastbay Arts, Recreational &
Fax:                  (02) 818.3696        Tourism Zone
                                           San Roque, Angono & Darangan
Laguna Technopark II                       Binangonan, Rizal
Binan, Laguna                              Phone:                 (02) 633.6142
Phone:          (02) 818.4040/3840         Fax:                   (02) 633.6182
Fax:                  (02) 818.3696
                                           Robinsons Big R Supercenter
Laguna Technopark III                      Sto. Domingo, Ortigas Ave. Extension
Binan, Laguna                              Cainta, Rizal
Phone:          (02) 818.4040/3840         Phone:                  (02) 637.1670
Fax:                  (02) 818.3696        Fax:                    (02) 637.5277

Laguna Technopark IV
Brgy. Don Jose, Sta. Rosa, Laguna                      Region IV-B
Phone:             (02) 818.4040/3840                  MIMAROPA
Fax:                     (02) 818.3696
                                           Pamalican Island Tourism Ecozone
Light Industry & Science Park I            Pamalican Island, Brgy. Manamos
Diezmo, Cabuyao, Laguna                    Cuyo, Palawan
Phone:                 (02) 811.4656       Phone:            (02) 819.0251 to 70
Fax:                   (02) 841.0287       Fax:                    (02) 811.5068

Light Industry & Science Park II           Rio Tuba Export Processing Zone
Real & La Mesa, Calamba, Laguna            Brgy. Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan
Phone:                 (02) 811.4656       Phone:             (02) 892.1006 to 10
Fax:                   (02) 841.0287       Fax:                     (02) 817.6191

Sta. Rosa Commercial IT Park
Brgy. San Jose, Sta. Rosa, Laguna                       Region V
Phone:                  (02) 810.0740                  Bicol Region
Fax:                    (02) 812.8130
                                           Camarines Sur Information
Toyota Sta. Rosa (Laguna) Special          Technology Park
Economic Zone                              Capitol Complex, Cadlan, Pili
Pulong Sta. Cruz, Sta. Rosa, Laguna        Camarines Sur
Phone:                 (049) 541.3020      Phone:               (054) 475.7806
Fax:                    (049) 544.3020     Fax:                  (054) 475.7810

YTMI Realty Special Economic Zone          Global Industrial Maritime Complex
Brgy. Makiling, Calamba, Laguna            Larap, Jose Panganiban
Phone:                (049) 545.1530       Camarines Norte
Fax:                  (049) 545.6942       Phone:                  (054) 731.1029
                                           Fax:                    (054) 912.4816

Jose Panganiban Special Economic           Monfort Information Technology
Zone                                       Building
Municipality of Jose Panganiban            22nd St., Lacson, Bacolod City
Camarines Norte                            Phone:                (034) 435.2089
Phone:             (02) 812.5246 to 47     Fax:                    (02) 435.1684
Fax:                     (02) 818.8971
                                           Robinsons Metro Bacolod
Legaspi City Special Economic Zone         Araneta St., Singcang, Bacolod City
Sitio Caridad, Banquerohan                 Phone:                  (02) 637.1670
Legaspi City                               Fax:                    (02) 634.5277
Phone:                (052) 820.1400
Fax:                  (052) 820.1843       Robinsons Place Iloilo
                                           Ledesma St., Iloilo City
Misibis Resorts and Estates                Phone:                   (02) 637.1670
Cagraray Island, Brgy. Misibis             Fax:                     (02) 634.5277
Bacacay, Albay
Phone:            (052) 480.5000/7000      San Carlos Economic Zone
Fax:                   (052) 820.4244      Palampas & Punao, San Carlos City
                                           Negros Occidental
Rapu-Rapu Economic Zone                    Phone:              (034) 312.5478
Brgys. Malobago and Pagcolbon              Fax:                 (034) 729.3055
Rapu-Rapu, Albay
Phone:                (02) 813.4131        SMCI IT Center
Fax:                  (02) 893.9349        Benigno Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao
                                           Iloilo City
                                           Phone:      (02) 831.8000 loc. 2774/75
             Region VI                     Fax:                    (02) 833.5521
          Western Visayas
                                           The Block IT Park
                                           Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City
Amigo Mall
                                           Negros Occidental
Corner Iznart and Delgado Sts.
                                           Phone:                (0920) 904.1922
Iloilo City
Phone:            (033) 337.7162/3394
Fax:                   (033) 335.0921
                                                       Region VII
                                                     Central Visayas
Bacolod Information Technology
                                           Arcenas Estate IT Building
Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod City
                                           Banawa Hills, Brgy. Labangon
Phone:                 (034) 435.2568
                                           Cebu City
Fax:                   (034) 433.3352
                                           Phone:                 (032) 416.7800
                                           Fax:                   (032) 254.6189
Boracay Eco-Village Resort Tourism
                                           Asia Town IT Park
Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay
                                           Lahug and Apas, Cebu City
                                           Phone:           (032) 231.5301 to 09
Phone: (02) 533.6101 loc. 112 & 114
Fax:                     (02) 532.1071     Fax:                  (032) 231.5300

Big Foot IT Park                           JY Square IT Center
Brgy. Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City               Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
Phone:                (032) 412.8811       Phone:                 (032) 232.7247
Fax:                  (032) 255.2359       Fax:                   (032) 231.2522

Cebu IT Tower                              KRC IT Zone
Corner Mindanao and Bohol Sts.             Lopez Jaena St., Subangdaku
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City              Mandaue City, Cebu
Phone:               (032) 255.2020        Phone:                (032) 254.6356
Fax:                 (032) 255.2413        Fax:                  (032) 255.2413

Cebu Light Industrial Park                 Lexmark Plaza
Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, Cebu        Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Phone:                 (032) 340.7350      Phone:          (032) 231.7551 to 54
Telefax:                 (02) 819.0941     Fax:                 (032) 231.9539

Cebu South Road Properties                 Mactan Economic Zone
Tangke and Talisay, Cebu City              Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, Cebu
Phone:           (032) 233.0811 to 12      Phone:                (032) 340.0591
Fax:                  (032) 253.7256       Fax:                  (032) 340.2949

DBP IT Plaza                               Mactan Economic Zone II
Brgy. Calindagan, Dumaguete City           Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, Cebu
Negros Oriental                            Phone:          (032) 340.4680 to 82
Phone:            (02) 848.1021 to 27      Fax:                   (032) 232.0395
Fax:                    (02) 848.1006
                                           Mango Square
Federated IT Park                          Maxilon Ave. corner Juana Osmena St.
Brgy. Sacsac, Bacong                       Cebu City
Negros Oriental                            Phone:                 (032) 253.8567
Phone:                  (02) 897.6821      Fax:                   (032) 412.6899
Fax:                    (02) 897.6805
                                           MRI Economic Zone
HDWF-WTCI IT Tower                         Sabang, Danao City, Cebu
Mindanao Ave., Cebu Business Park          Phone:               (032) 340.0607
Cebu City
Phone:               (032) 234.2570        New Cebu Township
Telefax:             (032) 234.2560        Cantao-an, Naga, Cebu
                                           Phone:              (032) 272.6572
HVG Arcade IT Park
Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu             Oakridge IT Center
Phone:             (032) 231.9193          880 A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad
Fax:               (032) 233.1838          Mandaue City, Cebu
                                           Telefax:                (032) 344.3574
Innove IT Plaza
Samar Loop cor. Panay Road
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Phone:               (032) 412.4472
Fax:                 (032) 415.8611
Pioneer House Cebu                          Leyte Information Communication
Lot 8, Blk. 14, Cardinal Rosales Ave.       Technology Park
Cebu Business Park                          Brgy. Pawing, Palo, Leyte
Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu                          Phone:                 (053) 523.9635
Phone:        (02) 812.7777 loc.703/626     Telefax:               (053) 321.6484
Fax:                      (02) 894.0453

Polambato-Bogo Economic Zone                             Region IX
Polambato, Bogo, Cebu                               Zamboanga Peninsula
Phone:             (032) 414.2201
                                            Ayala de Zamboanga Industrial Park
Synergis IT Center                          Ayala, Zamboanga City
F. Cabahug St., Kasambagan                  Phone:          (062) 991.0713/4823
Cebu City
Phone:           (032) 261.5443 to 44
                                                          Region X
Taft IT Park                                         Northern Mindanao
Brgys. Poblacion and Subangdaku
Mandaue City, Cebu                          CIIF Agro-Industrial Park
Phone:                (032) 420.8888        Brgy. Kiwalan, Iligan City
Fax:                  (032) 340.6003        Lanao del Norte
                                            Phone:                     (02) 891.1740
West Cebu Industrial Park                   Fax:                       (02) 817.4010
Arpili & Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu
Phone:        (032) 411.1800 loc. 1471      Jasaan Misamis Oriental Ecozone
Fax:                   (032) 416.2577       Solana and Luz Banzon, Jasaan
                                            Misamis Oriental
                                            Phone:    (02) 935.0951 to 58 loc. 109
            Region VIII                     Fax:              (02) 915.0940 to 43
          Eastern Visayas
                                            Pueblo de Oro IT Park
Amihan Woodlands Township                   Pueblo Business Park
Daja Daku & Taglawigan, San Isidro          Brgy. Upper Carmen
Leyte & Jubay, Calubian, Leyte              Cagayan de Oro City
Phone:                  (02) 735.4071       Phone:                (02) 811.4656
Fax:                    (02) 735.4070       Fax:                  (02) 841.0287

Eastern Visayas Regional Growth             SMCO IT Center
Center                                      Pueblo de Oro, Upper Carmen
Tagpuro, San Isidro, New Kawayan            Cagayan de Oro City
Sto. Nino, Tacloban City                    Phone:                (02) 833.5522
Phone:                  (053) 321.2055      Fax:                  (02) 833.5521
Fax:                    (053) 325.5129

Leyte Industrial Development Estate
Isabel, Leyte
Phone:                 (053) 337.6111
Fax:                    (02) 840.4838

             Region XI                      Tubay Agro-Processing Center
         Southern Mindanao                  Dona Rosario, Tubay
                                            Agusan del Norte
Damosa IT Park                              Phone:              (085) 342.8022
J.P. Laurel Ave. cor. Angliongto St.
Lanang, Davao City
Phone:                   (082) 235.2134
Fax:                     (082) 234.1384

First Oriental Business & Industrial
Ilang, Bunawan District, Davao City
Phone:                  (082) 222.8736

Samal Casino Resort
San Isidro and Libertad
Island Garden City of Samal
Davao del Norte
Telefax:                (02) 6921081

Sarangani Economic Development
Cannery, Polomotok, South Cotabato
Phone:                (02) 810.2601
Fax:                 (083) 382.1448

SRC Calumpang Economic
Development Zone
Brgy. Calumpang, Gen. Santos City
Telefax:             (083) 500.2796

          CARAGA Region

Nasipit Agusan del Norte Industrial
Camagong and Talisay, Nasipit
Agusan del Norte
Phone:                (085) 283.3099

Philnico Industrial Estate
Nonoc Island, Surigao del Norte
Phone:                   (02) 867.4334

Shannalyne Technological and
Environment Park
Milagros, Esperanza,Agusan del Sur
Phone:                 (02) 840.4229


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Embassy of the Philippines                  Jakarta
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Beijing 100600, P.R.O.C.                    Jalan Imam Bonjol No. 6-8, Menteng
Phone:               (86.10) 6532.5347      Jakarta, Pusat 10310
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Phone:              (86.21) 6236.7297       Seoul
Fax:                (86.21) 6236.7576       Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Email:       Embassy of the Philippines
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Guangzhou, P.R.O. China                     Phone: (82.2) 798.2502 ♦ 798.2503
Philippine Trade & Investment Center        Fax:                   (82.2) 798.2504
Rm. 712, Guangdong Int’l Hotel              Email:    
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Guangdong, P.R.O.C.                         Malaysia
Phone:           (86.20) 8331.6331/32
Fax:                (86.20) 8331.2391       Kuala Lumpur
Email:              Philippine Trade & Investment Center
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Nanning, P.R.O. China                       Level 8 UOA Centre
Philippine Trade & Investment Center        19 Jalan Pinang 50450
Yuanhen Mansion, No. 5 Liwan Road           Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nanning City, Guangxi Autonomous            Phone:                 (60.3) 2164.3861
Region, P.R.O.C.                            Fax:                   (60.3) 2164.3863
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Singapore                                    NSW 2000, Australia
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         Phone:              (61.2) 9299.0002
230 Orchard Road                             Fax:                (61.2) 9299.0007
#07-234 Faber House                          Email:
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Phone:                 (65) 6887.3186        Japan
Fax:                   (65) 6734.4539
Email:        Tokyo
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Taiwan                                       Embassy of the Philippines
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Taipei                                       Tokyo 106-8535, Japan
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         Phone:           (81.3) 5562.1591 to 92
MECO-Phil. Rep. Office in Taiwan             Fax:       (81.3) 5562.1572/5562.1581
11/F, 176, Chang Chun Road                   Email:      
Taipei, Republic of China                    Jurisdiction: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto,
Phone: (886.22) 508.3162 ♦ 508.1611          Shizuoka, Okinawa, Hokuriku (Niigata),
Fax:                 (886.22) 508.1239       Chubu (Yamanishi, Nagano, Shizuoka)
Thailand                                     Philippine Trade & Investment Center
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Bangkok                                      Industry Building
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         2-8 Hommachibashi, Chuo-ku
Embassy of the Philippines                   Osaka, 540-0029 Japan
760 Sukhumvit Road                           Phone:          (81.6) 6910.7191 to 92
Bangkok, 10110 Thailand                      Fax:                  (81.6) 6910.7193
Phone:                (66.2) 258.5382        Email:
Fax:                  (66.2) 261.6869        Jurisdiction: Kinki, Chugoku Shikoku,
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Ho Chi Minh
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Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Embassy of the Philippines - Vietnam
c/o 11/F OSIC Bldg.
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No. 8 Nguyen Hue St.
                                             Consulate General of the Philippines
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
                                             Al-Sayeddah Kaddja St., Al-Faisaliyah
Phone:                  (84.8) 829.4738
                                             District 1, P.O. Box 4974
Fax:                    (84.8) 829.4776
                                             Jeddah 21412, KSA
                                             Phone:                  (96.62) 283.2876
                                             Fax:                    (96.62) 283.2648
Philippine Trade & Investment Center
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United Arab Emirates                         Germany

Dubai                                        Berlin
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Embassy of the Philippines                   Embassy of the Philippines
Suite 1507, 15/F, Al Masraf Bldg.            Rankestrasse 3
Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai, UAE              10789 Berlin, Germany
P.O. Box 14066, Dubai, UAE                   Phone:               (49.30) 8800.7719
Phone:                (91.14) 223.6526                                    8867.7499
Fax:                  (91.14) 222.9588       Fax:                (49.30) 8867.7501
Email:         Email:

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                                             Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Belgium                                      RAPPSTRASSE 2
                                             20146 Hamburg Germany
Brussels                                     Phone:               (49.40) 410.3151
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         Fax:                 (49.40) 410.3571
Embassy of the Philippines                   Email:
207 Avenue Louise, Bte. 5
1050, Brussels, Belgium                      Italy
Phone: (32.2) 649.4400 ♦ 649.8948
Fax:                   (32.2) 649.8940       Milan
Email:        Philippine Trade & Investment Center
                                             Consulate General of the Philippines
France                                       Via Sta. Maria Segreta, 6, 20123
                                             Milan, Italy
Paris                                        Phone:                (39.02) 805.1400
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         Fax:                (39.02) 4399.8536
CNIT-BP 427, 2-Place dela Defense            Email:    
92053 Paris La Defense, France
Phone:                 (33.1) 4692.2705      Rome
Fax:                   (33.1) 4692.2716      Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Email:     Embassy of the Philippines
                                             Viale delle Medaglie d’ Oro No. 112
Spain                                        00136 Rome, Italy
                                             Phone:               (39.06) 3974.6621
Madrid                                       Fax:                 (39.06) 3974.0872
Philippine Trade & Investment Center         Email:
Embajada de Filipinas
Calle Eresma 2, Madrid 28002, Spain          The Netherlands
Phone:               (34.91) 549.0551
Telefax:             (34.91) 411.6606        Rotterdam
Email:                                       Philippine Trade & Investment Center        Beurs-World Trade Center
                                             Beursplain 37, 3001 DD
                                             Rotterdam, The Netherlands
                                             Phone:          (31.10) 205.1951 to 52

Fax:                 (31.10) 205.1955                   North America
                                            Washington, DC
Sweden                                      Philippine Trade & Investment Center
                                            Embassy of the Philippines
Stockholm                                   1600 Massachusetts Avenue
Philippine Trade & Investment Center        N.W. Washington D.C., 20036 USA
Embassy of the Philippines                  Phone:                (1.202) 467.9419
Skeppsbron 20, Box 2092, SE-103 12          Fax:                  (1.202) 467.9428
Stockholm, Sweden                           Email:  
Phone:       (46.8) 206.717 ♦ 235.665       Jurisdiction: Alabama, Arkansas, North
Fax:                     (46.8) 247.105     Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky,
Email:       Louisiana,     Maryland,      Mississipi,
                                            Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
                                            New York
Geneva                                      Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Permanent Mission of the Philippines        556 Fifth Avenue, New York 10036
  to the WTO                                USA
Trade & Investment Center                   Phone:               (1.212) 575.7925
80-82 Rue de Lausanne                       Fax:                 (1.212) 575.7759
1202 Geneva                                 Email:   
Phone:              (41.22) 909.7900        Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Delaware,
Fax:                (41.22) 909.7916        Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachussets,
Email:        New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
                                            Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
                                            Texas, Vermont
United Kingdom

London                                      Silicon Valley
Philippine Trade & Investment Center        Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Embassy of the Philippines                  Suite 356, 5201 Great America
1A Cumberland House                         Parkway, Santa Clara, California
Kensington Court                            95054 USA
London W8 5NX England                       Phone:     (1.408) 980.9637/980.9677
United Kingdom                                                   (1.414) 773.2336
Phone:          (44.20) 7937.1898/7998      Fax:                 (1.408) 980.9823
Fax:                  (44.20) 7937.2747                          (1.415) 773.1813
Email:         Email:
                                            Jurisdiction: Alaska, Arizona, California,
                                            Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New
                                            Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Utah,
                                            Washington, Wyoming

Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Philippine Consulate General
30 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1217
Chicago, Illinois, 60602 USA
Phone:                  (1.312) 345.9030
Fax:                    (1.312) 345.9031
Jurisdiction: North Dakota, South Dakota,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio,

Los Angeles
Philippine Consulate General
   in Los Angeles
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 500
Los Angeles, California 90010 USA
Phone:     (1.213) 639.0980/637.3002
Fax:                  (1.213) 639.0990
Jurisdiction: Southern California, Southern
Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas,
Hawaii, Guam and Mexico


Development Bank of the                      Philippine Export-Import Credit
Philippines (DBP)                            Agency (PHILEXIM)
DBP Building                                 formerly Trade and Investment
Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue                     Development Corporation (TIDCORP)
corner Makati Avenue, Makati City            17/F, Citibank Tower
Phone:               (02) 818.9511 to 20     Valero corner Villar Sts., Makati City
                          818.9611 to 20     Phone:       (02) 848.1900 ♦ 893.4204
Email:        Fax:          (02) 893.4474 ♦ 893.4510
Website:        Website:  

Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)           Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee
Land Bank Plaza                              Corporation (QUEDANCOR)
1598 M.H. Del Pilar corner                   Quedancor Center
Dr. J. Quintos Sts., Malate, Manila          34 Panay Avenue, Quezon City
Phone:        (02) 522.0000 ♦ 450.7001       Phone:                  (02) 373.9711
                               551.2200      Telefax:    (02) 373.9452 ♦ 373.9453
Fax:                      (02) 528.8580      Email:
Email:            Website:
                                             Small Business Guarantee and
National Livelihood Development              Finance Corporation (SBGFC)
Corporation (NLDC)                           17/F & 18/F, Antel Corporate Center
4/F, Hanston Building                        139 Valero St., Salcedo Village
F. Ortigas Jr. Road                          Makati City
Ortigas Center, Pasig City                   Phone:                   (02) 751.1888
Phone:            (02) 914.7290 to 97        Telefax:                 (02) 813.5720
                           631.2944/47       Email:
Fax:                 (02) 631.2953 to 54     Website:  

People’s Credit & Finance                    Social Security System (SSS)
Corporation                                  SSS Building
2/F, Accelerando Building                    East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
395 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue                 Phone:             (02) 920.6446 to 55
Makati City                                  Fax:                     (02) 926.1644
Phone:             (02) 897.8521 to 23       Email:
Fax:                     (02) 897.8528       Website: 

                         TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

    AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS                   Philippine Association of Broilers
Cassava Planters & Millers                  22/F, JMT Bldg.
Association of the Philippines               ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
Unit 2905, 9/F Raffles Corporate Center     Pasig City
Emerald Ave., Ortigas Center                Phone:                  (02) 702.5909
Pasig City                                  Telefax:                (02) 637.3506
Phone:              (02) 910.5063 to 54
Fax:                      (02) 910.5062     Philippine Association of Feed
                                            Millers, Inc. (PAFMI)
Central Luzon Egg Producers                 27/F, 2703 D. East Tektite Tower
Association                                 PSEC Exchange Road, Ortigas Center
San Pablo, Magalang, Pampanga               Pasig City
Phone:               (045) 866.0082         Phone:        (02) 687.2472 ♦ 687.5269
Fax:                 (045) 343.4352         Fax:                      (02) 687.2429
Cocoa Foundation of the
Philippines, Inc.                           Philippine Association of Hog
1977 Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City         Raisers, Inc. (PAHRI)
Phone:                  (02) 952.6397       Rm. 403 Elysium Bldg.
                                            168 D. Tuazon cor. Ms. Amoranto
Federation of Cattle Raiser                 Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City
Association of the Philippines              Telefax:                (02) 741. 9532
#39 Canada St., Betterliving Subd.          United Broilers Raisers Association
Sucat, Parañaque City                       (UBRA)
Phone:                   (02) 832.9648      539 Gen. Luna St.
Fax:              (02) 822.7577 to 78       Malanday, San Mateo, Rizal
Email:           Phone:                  (02) 654.1113
                                            Fax:                   (02) 654.0123
National Federation of Egg Producers        Email: 
of the Philippines (NFEPP)
#1139 F. Halili Ave.
Turo, Bocaue, Bulacan                               AUTOMOTIVE PARTS
Telefax:               (044) 278.6242               AND ACCESSORIES
                                            Association of Consolidated
National Federation of Hog                  Automotive Parts Producers, Inc.
Farmers, Inc.                               (ACAPP)
2/F, Reliance House                         G/F, Guieb Bldg.
205 EDSA cor. Rochester St.                 961 Pres. Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila
Greenhills, Mandaluyong                     Phone:                  (02) 522.0533
Telefax:    (02) 726.3644 ♦ 744.3500        Fax :                   (02) 536.8138
Email:           Email:   

Chamber of Automotive                           CHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL
Manufacturers of the Philippines                      PRODUCTS
Suite 1206, 12/F Jollibee Center            Chamber of Cosmetic Industry of the
San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center             Philippines (CCIP)
Pasig City                                  Km. 16, West Service Road
Phone:            (02) 632.9733 to 35       Parañaque City
Fax:                     (02) 633.9941      Phone:                    (02) 743.3897
Email:          Fax:                     (02) 932.3471
Motor Vehicles Parts Manufacturers
Association of the Philippines              Philippine Oleochemical
(MVPMAP)                                    Manufacturers Association (POMA)
#24 Gen. Araneta cor. Gen. Atienza Sts.     c/o Pilipinas Kao, Inc.,
Brgy. San Antonio, Pasig City               6/F Raffles Corporate Center
Telefax:                 (02) 633.5382      Emerald Avenue
Email:            Ortigas Center, Pasig City
                                            Phone:              (02) 915.0951 to 58
Philippine Association of Battery           Fax:                (02) 915.0940 to 43
Manufacturers, Inc. (PABMA)
#80-82 Roces Ave., Quezon City              Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga
Phone:      (02) 373.1234 ♦ 374.1670        Industriyang Kemika (Chemical
Fax:              (02) 374.1671 to 72       Industries Association of the
Philippine Automotive                       Unit 2201, Cityland Condominium 10
Federation Inc. (PAFI)                      Tower 1, H.V. dela Costa St.
Suite 1206, 12/F Jollibee Center            6815 Ayala Ave., North, Makati City
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City               Phone:                   (02) 812.9854
Telefax:                 (02) 633.9941      Telefax:                 (02) 814.0970
Email:        Email : 

Tire Manufacturers Association of
the Philippines (TMAP)                                CONSTRUCTION
c/o Goodyear Philippines, Inc.
Alabang-Zapote Road                         Cement Manufacturers Association
 Almanza, Las Piñas City                    of the Philippines (CEMAP)
Phone:                  (02) 876.4777       Corporal Cruz cor. E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.
Fax:                    (02) 876.4596       Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Email:           Telefax:                (02) 671.7586

                                            Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers
                                            c/o Mariwasa, C. Raymundo Avenue
                                            Bo. Rosario, Pasig City
                                            Phone:             (02) 628.3871 to 80
                                            Fax :                    (02) 628.1985
Chamber of Real Estate and Builders         Fashion Accessories Manufacturers
Associations, Inc. (CREBA)                  and Exporters Foundation
3/F, CREBA Center                           Philippines Inc.
Don Alejandro Roces Avenue                  Costume Jewelry Center
Cor South “A” St., Quezon City              DOST Compound
Phone:              (02) 373.2265 to 70     Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City
Fax:                (02) 373.2271 to 74     Phone:    (032) 255.0851 ♦ 255.0861
Email:          Fax:                  (032) 255.0832
Philippine Constructors
Association, Inc. (PCA)                     Guild of Philippine Jewellers, Inc.
3/F, Padilla Bldg.                          Unit 1103, Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower
Emerald Avenue                              #2210 Don Chino Roces Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig City                  Makati City
Phone:       (02) 631.3135 ♦ 631.2778       Telefax:          (02) 728.1722 or 26
Telefax:                (02) 631.2788       Email:
                                            Meycauayan Jewelry Industry
                                            Association, Inc.
      FASHION ACCESSORIES                   Philippine Jewelry Center
                                            Pandayan, Meycauayan, Bulacan
                                            Phone:              (044) 721.0178/80
Association of Accessory
Manufacturers and Exporters of the
                                            Fax:                   (044) 228.2840
Philippines (AAMEP)
Unit 1408, Richville Corporate Tower
Madrigal Business Park
                                            Philippine Association of Pearl
Muntinlupa City
Phone:      (02) 772.2695 ♦ 807.2878        #45 Don Vicente Madrigal Avenue
Fax:                     (02) 772.1162      Corinthian Gardens, Quezon City
                                            Phone:                  (02) 810.0572
Association of Philippine                   Fax:                    (02) 818.9778
Leathergoods Exporters and
Manufacturers (APLEM)                       Philippine Jewelry Business Club
3 King Alexander St.                        Foundation
Kingspoint Subdivision                      Suite 1903-B, West Tower
Bagbag, Quezon City                         Philippine Stock Exchange Center
Phone:      (02) 937.8672 ♦ 937.8672        Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Telefax:                (02) 936.7130       Telefax:                 (02) 687.7602
Confederation of Philippine
Jewellers, Inc.                             Tannery Association of the
c/o Philippine Jewelry Business Club        Philippines (TAP)
1903-B West Tower PSEC                      Hermoso Compound, Tugatog
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center               Meycauayan, Bulacan
Pasig City                                  Telefax: (044) 294.0659 ♦ 840.2188
Telefax: (02) 687.5028 to 32 loc. 285       Fax:                  (044) 277.5744
Email:       Email:  

             FRANCHISE                        Beverage Industry Association
                                              of the Philippines
Association of Filipino                       23/F, SMPC Bldg.
Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI)                      St. Francis St., Mandaluyong City
Tradecon, Inc.                                Telefax:                 (02) 634.6840
Unit 206, Web-Jet Acropolis
88 Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Libis, Quezon City     Bohol Processed Foods
Phone:                     (02) 633.8547      San Isidro District, Tagbilaran City
Fax:                       (02) 638.4330      Phone:                   (038) 411.4894
Email:       Email:

Philippine Franchise                          CARAGA Regional Association of
Association (PFA)                             Traders and Entrepreneurs in Food
Unit 701, Omm-Citra Bldg.                     (CREATE FOOD)
San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center               Joy Table Sauce Factory
Pasig City                                    Km. 13, Purok 4, Los Angeles
Phone:            (02) 687.0365 to 67         Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte
Fax:                     (02) 687.0635        Phone:                  (085) 342.2884
Email:                 E-mail:

                                              Chamber of Flour Millers
  FRESH AND PROCESSED FOOD                    c/o Morning Star Milling Corporation
                                              Morning Star Center
Albay Food Processors
                                              347 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Association, Inc. (AFPAS)
                                              Phone:              (02) 897.3305 to 07
Gimenez Bldg.
                                              Fax:                      (02) 897.3308
176 Rizal St., Legaspi City
Phone:                  (052) 830.6830
                                              Chamber of Philippine Coconut
Fax:       (052) 820.6496 ♦ 820.6830
                                              Oil Millers (CHAPCOM)
                                              c/o JNJ Oil Industries, Inc.
Association of Coconut
                                              Brgy. Isabang, Lucena City, Quezon
Brokers, Inc. (ACBI)
                                              Phone:       (042) 710.4133 ♦ 710.2949
10/F, Rufino Bldg.
                                              Fax:        (042) 710.0543 ♦ 815.4049
6784 Ayala Ave. cor. Herrera St.
Makati City
                                              Coconut Oil Refiners
Phone:                   (02) 810.3927        Association (CORA)
Fax:                     (02) 817.3241
                                              c/o AFTA Corp., 102 Agana Circle St.
                                              BF Homes, Parañaque City
                                              Phone:                  (02) 825.4480
Association of Philippine Coconut
                                              Telefax:                (02) 825.5105
Desiccators (APCD)
c/o Peter Paul Philippine Corporation         Food Processors Association
JMT Corporate Condominium                     of Davao City
Ortigas Center, Pasig City                    SME Center, 2/F Chamber Bldg.
Phone:(02) 633.1674 ♦ 633.6391 to 92          J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City
Telefax:     (02) 633.1675 ♦ 633.9883         Phone: (082) 300.5494/95 ♦ 722.4026
Email:          Fax:                     (082) 221.1528
Fresh Frozen Seafood Association           Philippine Coconut Oil Producers
of the Philippines, Inc.                   Association, Inc. (PCOPA)
#004 Cabo Subdivision                      c/o United Coconut Associations of the
Bula, General Santos City                  Philippines (UCAP)
Telefax:          (083) 552.2178/4287      2/F, PCRDF Bldg.
                                           Pearl Drive cor. Lourdes St.
Integrated Food Manufacturers              Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Association of the Phils. (INFOMAP)        Phone:                   (02) 633.9286
2/F, Santander Bldg.                       Fax:                     (02) 633.8030
20 Hemady St. cor. Aurora Blvd.            Email:    
New Manila, Quezon City
Phone:                  (02) 721.9518      Philippine Food Processors and
Fax:                    (02) 721.1653      Exporters Organization, Inc.
Email:          (PHILFOODEX)
                                           Unit 1205, Jollibee Plaza
Organic Producers Trade                    Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center
Assosiciations (OPTA)                      Pasig City
#21 Makatuning St., Brgy. Manresa          Phone:      (02) 634.3304 ♦ 634.3466
Quezon City                                Fax:                     (02) 637.7434
Phone:                  (02) 363.6816      Email:
Fax:                    (02) 364.3517
Email:         Philippine Fruit Association
                                           Institute of Plant Breeding
Philippine Association of Flour            University of the Philippines
Millers, Inc. (PAFMI)                      Los Baños, Laguna
Rm. 311, 3/F Atrium Bldg.                  Phone:          (049) 536.2512 loc. 242
Makati City                                Fax:                     (049) 536.3438
Phone:               (02) 811.4387/4366
Fax:          (02) 810.9462 ♦ 811.4033     Philippine Mango Council
Email:         c/o Diamond Star Agro Products
                                           5/F, Enzo Bldg.
Philippine Association of Meat             399 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Processors, Inc. (PAMPI)                   Makati City
Suite 203-204 Sunrise Condominium          Phone:(02) 838.4436 ♦ 838.4921 to 22
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan         Fax:                    (02) 838.4621
Telefax:                  (02) 721.2365
                                           Philippine Mango Exporters
Philippine Chamber of Food                 Foundation, Inc.
Manufacturers, Inc.                        c/o Hi-Las Marketing Corporation
Rm. 1216, Cityland 10, Tower 2             KKK Processing Plant Building
H.V. dela Costa St., cor. Ayala Avenue     CRB Road, FTI Complex
Makati City                                Taguig, Metro Manila
Phone:                     (02) 892.4163   Phone:             (02) 838.4941 to 42
Fax:                       (02) 893.3893   Fax:                     (02) 838.4940

Philippine Sugar Millers                   Chamber of Furniture Industries of
Association, Inc. (PSMAI)                  the Philippines (CFIP) - National
Rm. 1402, Security Bank Centre             Chapter
6776 Ayala Ave., Makati City               Unit H, 9/F Strata 100 Bldg.
Phone:             (02) 891.1138/1202      Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center
Fax:                     (02) 891.1144     Pasig City
Email:           Phone:       (02) 631.2834 ♦ 632.9007
Pilipino Banana Growers and                Fax:                      (02) 631.2977
Exporters Association                      Email:       
145 Rizal Street, Davao City
Phone:      (082) 277.7771♦ 227.9113       Chamber of Furniture Industries of
Fax:                   (082) 221.2024      the Philippines - Davao Chapter
                                           c/o PHILEXPORT-DAVAO
Seaweed Industry Association of the        Door #8, 2/F Grandland Bldg.
Philippines (SIAP)                         R. Castillo St., Agdao, Davao
Shemberg Mktg.                             Phone:                   (082) 234.5564
Cor. Lapu-Lapu & Osmeña Sts.               Telefax:                 (082) 234.5565
Cebu City
Phone:                (032) 346.0866       Chamber of Furniture Industries of
Fax:             (032) 346.0863/1892       the Philippines (CFIP) - Negros
                                           Occidental Chapter
United Coconut Associations of the         c/o DTI Provincial Office
Philippines, Inc. (UCAP)                   2/F Milagros Plaza Bldg.
2/F, PCRDF Bldg.                           Rosario-Gatuslao Sts., Bacolod City
Pearl Drive cor. Lourdes St.               Phone:                    (034) 433.3307
Ortigas Complex, Pasig City                Telefax:                 (034) 433.0905
Phone:        (02) 633.8029/9286 to 87     Email: 
Fax:                     (02) 633.8030
Email:           Chamber of Furniture Industries of
                                           the Philippines (CFIP) - Pampanga
  FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS                PFTC Bldg., Furniture City
                                           Paralayunan, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Albay Manufacturers Association            Telefax:          (045) 893.0091 to 93
2/F, DBP Bldg., Legaspi City, Albay
Phone:           (052) 480.7693/7078       Chamber of Furniture Industries of
Fax:             (052) 214.3226/3176       the Philippines (CFIP) - Vigan Chapter
                                           #14 Crisologo St., Heritage Village
Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation,      Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Inc. (CFIFI)                               Telefax:               (077) 722.2099
3/F, LDM Bldg.
Cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave. & Legaspi Sts.
Cebu City
Phone:           (032) 253.3091/0274
Fax:                    (032) 254.8246
Furniture Industries of the                 Textile Mills Association of the
Philippines - Iligan Chapter                Philippines (TMAP)
c/o PHILEXPORT-ILIGAN                       G/F, Alexander House
Rm. 204, New Central Woodcraft Bldg.        132 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village
Tibanga, Iligan City                        Makati City
Telefax:                 (063) 492.3368     Phone:                     (02) 810.2844
                                            Fax:                      (02) 818.6601
Iloilo Furniture Manufacturers              Email:
Association Inc. (IFMA)
RTESDC Regional Center                      Textiles Producers Association of
TESDA Compound                              the Philippines (TEXPAP)
Zamora St., Iloilo City                     Rm. 513, Downtown Center Bldg.
Telefax:                 (033) 509.8355     516 Quentin Paredes St.
Email:          Binondo, Manila
                                            Phone:                  (02) 241.1144
                                            Fax:                    (02) 241.1162
                                             GIFTS, TOYS AND HOUSEWARES
Confederation of Garment Exporters
of the Philippines (CONGEP)                 Cebu Gifts, Toys and Houseware
Suite 609, Executive Centre Bldg.           Manufacturers & Exporters
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City            Association, Inc. (CEBU-GTH)
Phone:                   (02) 897.1481      c/o PHILEXPORT-Cebu
Telefax:                 (02) 895.7614      3/F, LDM Bldg., Legaspi St.
Email:            Cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave., Cebu City
                                            Phone:                 (032) 255.2797
Garment Business Association                Fax:                   (032) 254.9259
of the Philippines (GBAP)                   Email:
#11 Miller St., San Francisco del Monte
Quezon City                                 Christmas Décor Producers and
Phone:        (02) 416.3702 ♦ 752.4223      Exporters Association of the
Fax:          (02) 416.3555 ♦ 887.2124      Philippines (CDPEAP)
Email:            Felipa Center-Hall 1, ITC Complex
                                            Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Home Textile Association                    Phone:        (02) 831.2201 local 283
of the Philippines (HOMETEXTILE)            Fax:                     (02) 831.8761
#93 Adelita Choco                           Email: 
BF Homes, Parañaque
Telefax:                 (02) 807.6007      GTH-Bulacan
Fax:                     (02) 825.1988      c/o DTI-Bulacan
Email:           2/F BFCCI Bldg.
                                            McArthur Highway, Sumapa
                                            Malolos, Bulacan
                                            Phone:           (047) 791.0113/2283

Home Accents Group of the                        HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
Philippines, Inc. (HAPI)
Unit 218, Chateau Verde                     Bohol Association of Hotels, Resorts
Condominium, Valle Verde I                  and Restaurants
E. Rodriguez, Pasig City                    Agora, CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City
Phone:                   (02) 633.0134      Phone:    (038) 411.3891 ♦ 235.5497
Telefax                  (02) 689.8443                                  501.7915
                                            Hotel and Restaurant Association
Lubida Agsamcraft Weaver’s                  of the Philippines (HRAP)
Association                                 Unit 803, Golden Rock Bldg.
Lucac, San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur        168 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village
Phone:                (085) 242.3134        Makati City
Fax:                   (085) 343.8034       Telefax:                 (02) 816.2419
Philippine Chamber of Handicraft
Industries, Inc. (PCHI)
CITC Compound                               IT, ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL
#20 Russet St., SSS Village                            PRODUCTS
Marikina City
Telefax:                (02) 948.2274       Albay Information &
 Email:          Communications Technology
                                            Association, Inc.
Philippine Toy and Novelty                  2/F ACCI Bldg., Bonot, Legaspi City
Manufacturers Association, Inc              Phone:                 (054) 480.6834
(PHILTOY)                                   Fax:                   (054) 820.6830
c/o MERR-C Embroideries Export Int’l        Email:  
#528 Hipolito St., Caingin
Malolos Bulacan 3000                        Association of Solution Integrators
Phone:             (044) 791.0443/1262      of Davao (ASID)
Fax:                     (044) 791.1262     Unit 148, 14/F Landco-PDCP
                                            Corporate Center, J.P. Laurel Avenue
Pottery Exporters and Manufacturers         Davao City
Association of Pampanga, Inc.               Phone:                  (082) 221.3344
(PEMAPI)                                    Fax:           (082) 221.3344 loc. 555
PEMAPI Office, San Matias                   Email:
Sto. Tomas, Pampanga
Phone:               (045) 861.0506         Computer Manufacturers
                                            Distributors and Dealers Association
Wooden Gifts and Accessories                of the Philippines (COMDDAP)
Manufacturers Association, Inc.             7/F, SEDCCO I Bldg.
(WOODTAG)                                   Rada cor. Legaspi Sts.
#46 Calumpit St., Project 7                 Legaspi Village, Makati City
Veterans Village, Quezon City               Phone:       (02) 810.3814 ♦ 892.7947
Phone:                   (02) 371.3751      Fax:         (02) 815.6531 ♦ 750.9456
Fax:                     (02) 374.6410      Email:    

Electronic Industries Association of        Philippine Association of Electrical
the Philippines, Inc. (EIAPI)               Industries, Inc. (PAEII)
UP TBI Bldg., UP-Ayala Technopark           Suite 712, Bank of the Philippine
C.P. Garcia cor. Katipunan Avenue           Islands Bldg., Plaza Cervantes
Diliman, Quezon City                        Binondo, Manila
Phone:              (02) 928.9344/9451      Phone:                   (02) 242.1161
Fax:                      (02) 928.7755     Telefax:                 (02) 242.1144
Email:      Email:    

Federation of Electrical and                Philippine Electric Wires
Electronics Supplier and                    Manufacturers Association
Manufacturers of the Philippines,           (PEWMA)
Inc. (PESA)                                 Suite 602, Campos Rueda Bldg.
3001 Ramon Magsaysay Blvd.                  Urban St., Makati City
Corner M. dela Fuente St.                   Telefax:                (02) 843.2841
Sta. Mesa, Manila
Phone:            (02) 715.3002/3184        Philippine Electronics and
Fax:                     (02) 716.3789      Telecommunications Federation
Federation of Electrical and                7/F, Unit 11 PS Bank Tower
Electronics Supplier and                    Tindalo St. cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Manufacturers of the Philippines,           Makati City
Inc. (Cebu Chapter)                         Phone:                     (02) 813.6398
c/o Washington Electrical & Industrial      Fax:                       (02) 813.6397
Supply, 129 Magallanes St., Cebu City       Email:   
Phone:           (032) 254.0095 to 97
Fax:                   (032) 253.4888       Philippine Software Industry
Integrated Telecommunications               BPAP, 9th Floor Palisades
Suppliers Association of the                Condominium, Perea St.
Philippines (ITESAP)                        Legaspi Village, Makati City
Unit 1601, Cityland Condominium 10          Email:   
Tower II, H.V. dela Costa St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City                Semiconductor and Electronics
Phone:                   (02) 894.5349      Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI)
Telefax:                  (02) 893.8527     Unit 902 Tower II, RCBC Plaza
Email:      Ayala Avenue cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
                                            Makati City
Philippine Appliance Industries             Phone:              (02) 844.9028 to 30
Federation (PAIF)                           Fax:                (02) 844.9036 to 37
2/F, Union-Ajinomoto Bldg.                  Email:      
331 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Telefax:                 (02) 890.6663

         METAL PRODUCTS                     Philippine Nail Manufacturers
                                            Association (PNMA)
Agricultural Machinery                      #23 Kaingin Road, Brgy. A. Samson
Manufacturers and Distributors              Quezon City
Association Foundation, Inc.                Phone:                 (02) 363.2385
(AMMDA)                                     Telefax:               (02) 363.2339
Rm. 200, 2/F CLF Bldg.
#1167 Don Chino Roces Ave.                  Philippine Steelmakers
Makati City                                 Association (PSA)
Phone:      (02) 890.5499 ♦ 897.0696        25/F Galleria Corporate Center
Fax:                   (02) 890.7202        EDSA corner Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
Email:             Phone:            (02) 633.9071 to 84
                                            Fax:                    (02) 633.8033
Metalworking Industries Association
of the Philippines – Manila Chapter         Pipes and Tubes Manufacturers
#56 Kanlaon St., Mandaluyong City           Association of the Philippines,
Telefax:                (02) 535.5565       Inc. (PTMAPI)
Email:             Bo. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal
                                            Telefax:                 (02) 655.7534
Philippine Die and Mold                     Fax:                    (02) 248.2399
Association, Inc. (PDMA)                    Email:
MIRDC Compound, Gen. Santos Ave.
Bicutan, Taguig City                        Tin Can Manufacturers Association
Phone:         (02) 837.0431 local 463      of the Philippines, Inc. (TCMAPI)
Fax:                    (02) 837.0764       #55 Amang Rodriguez Avenue
Email:          Santolan, Pasig City
                                            Phone:             (02) 646.0840/2476
Philippine Iron and Steel Traders           Fax:                      (02) 645.2061
Association (PISTA)                         Email:
213 Rizal Ave. Ext. Bet. 2 & 3 Ave.
Caloocan City
Phone:                    (02) 363.2580                 NON-METAL
Fax:                      (02) 362.4232
Email:          Glass Manufacturers Association
                                            of the Philippines (GMAP)
Philippine Metalcasting                     P.O. Box No. 12903
Associations, Inc. (PMA)                    Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Quezon City Polytechnic Compound            Phone:                  (02) 671.3213
673 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome          Fax:                    (02) 671.3346
Novaliches, Quezon City
Phone:                  (02) 419.4278       Philippine Rubber Industries
Fax:                    (02) 939.9320       Association, Inc. (PRIA)
                                            c/o Ramcar Tire Corp.
                                            353 Henry Javier cor. Danny Floro Sts.
                                            Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City
                                            Telefax:                 (02) 671.5949

               OTHERS                        Federation of Philippine
                                             Industries (FPI)
Animation Council of the                     Concepcion Industries Bldg.
Philippines, Inc. (ACPI)                     #308 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
9/F, Cyber 1 Bldg.                           Phone:                     (02)844.0324
Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City                 Fax:                      (02)
Phone:                   (02) 457.7499       844.7264
Fax:                     (02) 687.7362       Email:    
                                             Foreign Buyers Association
Association of Philippine Bookseller         of the Philippines (FOBAP)
c/o Bookmark, Inc.                           Unit 1215, Cityland Condominium 10
264A Pablo Ocampo St., Makati City           Tower I, 156 H.V. Dela Costa
Phone:              (02) 895.8061 to 65      Ayala North, Salcedo Village
Fax:                      (02) 897.0824      Makati City
Email:          Phone:       (02) 892.8492 ♦
Association of Firearms and                  Fax:                    (02) 893.5126
Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines        Email:
PBD Bldg., #27 Don Alejandro
Roces Ave., Quezon City                      Philippine Exporters Confederation,
Phone:          (02) 373.3088 loc. 148       Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
Telefax:                (02) 414.3062        ITC Complex, Roxas Blvd.
Email:          Cor Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City
                                             Phone:             (02) 833.2531 to 34
Bohol United Woven Raffia Producers          Fax:                     (02) 831.0231
Cawayan, Inabanga, Bohol
Phone:               (038) 512.9209          Philippine Institute for Supply
Fax:                 (038) 512.9088          Management (PISM)
Email:           Unit 1706-A , East Tower
                                             Philippine Stock Exchange Center
Community Crafts Association of the          Exchange Road, Ortigas Center
Philippines, Inc.                            Pasig City
693 G. Araneta Ave. cor Kaliraya St.         Phone:       (02) 634.6632/5942/5955
Quezon City                                  Fax:                      (02) 634.6348
Email:       Email: 

Distribution Management Association          Philippine Product Safety and Quality
of the Philippines, Inc. (DMAP)              Foundation, Inc. (PPSQF)
P.O. Box 13254, Ortigas Center               3/F, Trade and Industry Bldg.
Pasig City                                   361 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Phone:                     (02) 634.0816     Telefax:                 (02) 890.9935
Fax:                       (02) 671.4793     Email:     

Philippine Tropical Fish Exporters’         Philippine Petroleum Sea Transport
Association                                 Association (PHILPESTA)
P.O. Box 8039, Parañaque City               G/F, Stanford Tower Condominium
Phone:                   (02) 715.1036      1870 M.H. Del Pilar St., Malate, Manila
Fax:                     (02) 715.1034      Phone:                   (02) 536.2217
Email:              Fax:                     (02) 523.9098

Packaging Institute of the Philippines
(PIP)                                       Drugstores Association
Unit 725, Cityland Shaw Tower               of the Philippines (DSAP)
Saint Francis Avenue corner Shaw            3/F, AB Sandoval Bldg.
Mandaluyong City                            Shaw Blvd. cor. Orambo Drive
Phone:       (02) 687.3051 ♦ 687.3143       Pasig City
Fax:                     (02) 687.2018      Phone:                 (02) 631.4254
Email:         Fax:                   (02) 633.5253

                                            Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
         PAPER PRODUCTS                     Association of the Philippines (PHAP)
                                            Unit 502, One Corporate Plaza
Association of Paper Traders of the         845 Pasay Road, Makati City
Philippines, Inc. (APTP)                    Phone:      (02) 815.0325 ♦ 816.7334
#2000 Dominga St., Pasay City                                816.7373 ♦ 816.0618
Phone:              (02) 832.3631 to 33     Fax:                     (02) 819.2702
Fax:                      (02) 523.1288     Email:

Pulp and Paper Manufacturers
Association, Inc. (PULPAPEL)                        RESOURCE BASED
6/F, Ace Building
101 Rada cor. Dela Rosa Sts.                Chamber of Mines of the Philippines
Legaspi Village, Makati City                Rm. 809, Ortigas Bldg.
Phone:       (02) 894.0053 ♦ 929.1356       Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
Telefax:                 (02) 924.7985      Phone:            (02) 635.4123 to 24
Fax:         (02) 894.0056 ♦ 815.9460       Fax:                    (02) 635.4160
                                            Federation of Cutflowers and
Philipine Liquified Petroleum Gas           Ornamental Plant Growers
Association of the Philippines              of the Philippines, Inc.
c/o ASE Phil. Manufacturing Corp.           c/o King Louis Flowers & Plants, Inc.
30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig City               MSBF Bldg., Quezon Ave.
Telefax:                 (02) 633.7781      cor. Edsa Quezon City
                                            Phone:                    (02) 928.4831
                                            Telefax:                  (02) 928.6189
Philippine Wood Producers                     Philippine Retailers Association (PRA)
Association (PWPA)                            Unit 2610, Jollibee Plaza
3/F, LTA Bldg.                                Emerald Ave., Ortigas Center
Rm. 305, 118 Perea St.                        Pasig City
Legaspi Village, Makati City                  Phone:(02) 687.4180 to 81♦ 687.4985
Phone:             (02) 817.6751/6885         Fax:                     (02) 636.0825
Fax:                    (02) 817.6884         Email:        

                                              Advertising Board of the Philippines,
Direct Selling Association of the             Inc. (ADBOARD)
Philippines (DSAP)                            6/F, DAO I Condominium
7/F Gercon Plaza, 7901 Makati Avenue          189 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village
Makati City                                   Makati City
Phone:                  (02) 750.2204         Phone:      (02) 818.6158 ♦ 817.7724
Fax:                    (02) 892.1179         Fax:                   (02) 818.7109
Email:             Email: 

Foodcart Association of the                   Cold Chain Association of the
Philippines                                   Philippines (CCAP)
Suite 201, Nissan Bldg.                       3/F, Steel Centre Bldg.
843 J.P. Rizal St., Makati City               A. Rodriguez Avenue
Phone:                     (02) 789.8937      Manggahan, Pasig City
Fax:                        (02) 890.9972     Phone:                   (02) 641.5690
                                              Telefax:                  (02) 942.3282
Philippine Amalgamated                        Email:     
Supermarkets Association, Inc.
(PAGASA)                                      Confederation of Truckers
#2 Nicanor A. Ramirez St.                     Association of the Philippines
Cor. E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue                  Rm. 110, Mercantile Insurance Bldg.
Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City                  Gen. Luna cor. Beaterio Sts.
Phone:                  (02) 711.1290         Intramuros, Manila
Telefax:                (02) 732.0509         Telefax:(02) 527.0610 ♦ 524.4259 to 61
                                              Contact Center Association of the
Philippine Association                        Philippines
of Supermarkets, Inc. (PASI)                  17/F, Rm. O, Burgundy Corporate Tower
#1238 Gosoc Compound                          Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City                  Phone:      (02) 889.7763 ♦ 844.8341
Telefax:                (02) 362.8349         Telefax:                (02) 886.4407
Email:             Email:

Custom Bonded Warehouse                       Philippine Association of Convention/
Operators Confederation, Inc.                 Exhibition Organizers and &
#359 M. Vicente St.                           Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS)
Brgy. Malamig, Mandaluyong City               Int’l Trade Complex Hall 1, Pasay City
Phone:(02) 531.1182 ♦ 531.4701 to 04          Phone:       (02) 834.5247 ♦ 831.2201
Fax:                    (02) 531.1049         Fax:                     (02) 832.3965
Email:              Email:

Filipino Shipowners Association               Philippine Independent Power
5/F, Rm. 503, Victoria Bldg.                  Producers Association
United Nations Ave., Ermita, Manila           3/F, Benpress Bldg., Exchange Road
Phone:                      (02) 523.7269     Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Fax:                        (02) 524.3164     Phone:                   (02) 449.6403
Email:          Fax:                     (02) 637.1969
Financial Executives Institute of the
Philippines                                   Philippine Cable Television
Unit 3, 310 Atrium Bldg.                      Association, Inc. (PCTA)
Makati Avenue, Makati City                    Unit 504, Taipan Place Condominium
Phone: (02) 811.4052/4184/4186/4188           Emerald Ave., Ortigas Center
                                              Pasig City
Food Caterers Association of the              Phone:                   (02) 638.8541
Philippines (FCAP)                            Fax:                     (02) 638.8542
#10 Baler St.                                 Email:
San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City
Telefax:               (02) 410.0394          Philippine Liner Shipping
Fax:                   (02) 371.4830          Association (PLSA)
Email:              G/F, Stanford Tower Condominium
                                              1870 M.H. Del Pilar St., Malate, Manila
Management Association                        Phone:       (02) 521.4084 ♦ 521.4231
of the Philippines (MAP)                      Fax:                      (02) 521.5817
Unit 608, Ayala Tower One
Ayala Triangle, Ayala Ave., Makati City       Printing Industries Association
Phone:                   (02) 751.1149        of the Philippines (PIAP)
Fax:                     (02) 751.1154        Suite 212, Dela Rosa Condominium
Email:           7648 Dela Rosa St., Makati City
                                              Phone:             (02) 810.9754/9109
Medical Transcription Industry                Telefax:                (02) 894.5224
Association of the Philippines, Inc.          Email: 
17/F, Tower 2, RCBC Plaza
Ayala cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City        Production Management Association
Phone:              (02) 884.1567 to 68       of the Philippines (PROMAP)
Fax:                       (02) 844.9755      Unit 502, Ark Condominium
Email:           92 Sierra Madre St., Mandaluyong City
                                              Telefax:                (02) 533.5720

Screenprinting and Imaging Graphic
Association of the Philippines
c/o G-Graphics Sales Corporation
52 San Rafael St., Brgy. Plainview
Mandaluyong City
Phone:             (02) 531.0781/7452
Fax:                     (02) 531.7182

SPA Association of the Philippines
Rm. 412, DOT Bldg.
T.M. Kalaw St., Manila
Phone:                   (02) 524.2423
Telefax:                 (02) 821.0982


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