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INDUSTRY ROADMAPS PROJECT
The Industry Roadmapping Project (IRP) of the DTI-BOI was launched in January 2012 to forge strategic partnerships with industry stakeholders, particularly, the private sector for the crafting of sectoral roadmaps that would contain among others, the industry’s vision, goals/targets, and strategies for the short, medium, and long term growth of their industries and the required interventions from government to reach the industry’s goals/targets.
These sectoral roadmaps are the building blocks of the Manufacturing Industry Roadmap (MIR) and the Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy (CNIS). To date, thirty (32) sectoral roadmaps have been submitted to the BOI. Of the 32, 27 are complete and five (5) are still drafts. The sectors with completed roadmaps are the following (in alphabetical order): (1) aerospace (2) automotive, (3) automotive parts, (4) biodiesel, (5) cement, (6) ceramic tiles, (7) chemicals, (8) copper and copper products, (9) electric vehicles, (10) electronics, (11) furniture, (12) health care services, (13) IC design, (14) iron and steel, (15) IT-BPM, (16) manufacturing, (17) mass housing, (18) metalcasting, (19) motorcycles, (20) natural health products, (21) petrochemicals, (22) plastics, (23) pulp and paper, (24) retirement, (25) rubber products, (26) shipbuilding, and (27) tool and die. The roadmaps for jewelry, bamboo, coco coir, creative industries and gold are still drafts.
These roadmaps, likewise, contribute significantly during the formulation of the 2014 Investments Priorities Plan (IPP), wherein the supply gaps have been identified and proposed to be granted fiscal incentives and other policy interventions.
The MIR, which was finalized in 2013 is a consolidation of all the roadmaps submitted to BOI and serves as the blueprint for the Manufacturing Resurgence Program (MRP).
The CNIS, the crafting of which is being done by the PIDS, is envisioned to be the blueprint for the overall industrial development strategy and will cover agriculture, manufacturing and services.
Private-Sector Led, Government as Enabler
The crafting of industry roadmaps is led by the private sector. Their support, hard work, and resources, are most valuable. Each sector is different and at varying stages of maturity as an industry and the sectoral roadmaps have different standards of quality and are in varying stages of crafting and implementation.
Government is an enabler and facilitator, coordinating with interested industry associations and partner agencies; organizing workshops to facilitate data gathering and feedback from industry stakeholders; and, contracting short-term experts to help draft studies for selected sectors.
Building and enhancing competitiveness of Philippine Industries
The roadmaps are about building and enhancing competitiveness of Philippine industries. The roadmaps will help government identify critical supply chain gaps that will move industries up the value chain or allow deeper participation in the global supply chain. For instance, after the copper and copper products roadmap has been finalized, the industry has now completed the feasibility study for a copper wire rod manufacturing facility to plug the gap in the copper supply chain and establish an integrated copper industry. It is now embarking on a market study of the copper products. On the other hand, the chemical industry roadmap has on-going initiatives to improve quality and environmental standards enforcement and to develop skills and competencies in chemical manufacturing.
The empirical data, SWOT Analyses, Strategies and action plans in the short-to-long term that are put together in these documents will help decision-makers come up with balanced and sound positions when strategizing for investments promotion, trade negotiations, as well as harness synergies among government agencies and other stakeholders.
Implementing the Industry Roadmaps
A Multi-stakeholder technical working group (TWG) is created for each sector with completed roadmaps. Each TWG is composed of champions from the industry and the BOI, as well as representatives from other DTI units and relevant government agencies. The Technical Working Groups are responsible in drawing up the sectoral plans of action and seeing to it that the goals and targets of the roadmaps are achieved within the identified timelines.
Since 2013, there are about 18 TWGs created and have already convened and identified major policy reform issues, administrative bottlenecks and concrete projects for implementation.
The BOI has been working closely with other government agencies like the Departments of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Science and Technology and the Labor and Employment and their attached agencies to address the horizontal issues identified in the sectoral roadmaps.
Advocacy and Roll-Out
The DTI-BOI has been conducting the Trade and Industry Development (TID) Updates to inform and update the public and stakeholders on the Industry Development Roadmaps initiative. The TID Updates also serves as the platform for government to listen to stakeholders.
Eleven (11) TID Updates have so far been organized that featured the roadmaps of the manufacturing, chemicals, copper and copper products, rubber, paper, mass housing, iron and steel, cement, electronics, IT-BPM, motorcycle, tool and die, natural health products, furniture, jewelry, creative industries, electric vehicles and aerospace. The sixth TID Updates specially featured the K to 12 Basic Education Program of the Department of Education to increase the stakeholders’ awareness on the DepEd’s initiative and bridge the gap between education and industry requirements. The tenth and eleventh TID Updates featured the Inclusive Business Model and the Human Resource Development programs of the automotive industry.
The DTI initiated the Trade and Industry Development (TID) Updates, a platform to inform and update the public and stakeholders on the Industry Development Roadmaps initiative.
Trade and Industry Development Updates will provide the venue for discussions on the developments on the industry roadmaps as well as on the crafting of the CNIS. This will also serve as the platform for government to listen to stakeholders.
To start the series, industry roadmaps of the Manufacturing, copper and chemicals Sectors were presented last 13 August 2013. Our presentors, namely: 1) Dr. Rafaelita Aldaba (VP of the PIDS) presented the Manufacturing Roadmap, 2) Mr. Oscar Melencio (Executive Director of the Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika) presented the Chemicals Roadmap and, 3) Mr. Angel Veloso (Chairman of the Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation) presented the Chemicals Roadmap.
Distinguished guests from: a) the academe – Dr. Cielito Habito (of the Ateneo de Manila University); b) industry – Mr. Raul Joseph Concepcion (of Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company); 3) labor – Dr. Rene Ofreneo (of the Philippine Employer-Labor Social Partners, Inc.); and 4) international organization – Mr. Norio Usui (of the Asian Development Bank) discussed and framed the presentations from their individual perspectives.
The second of a series of Trade and Industry Development (TID) Updates featured the roadmaps of the rubber and paper sectors. Prof. Leoncio Cubillas, Director of UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries, presented the rubber roadmap while Mr. Ray Geganto, Executive Director of Philippine Paper Manufacturers Association, Inc. presented the paper roadmap.
Panel reactors from academe and government were Dr. Florian Alburo of the UP School of Economics and Asec. Salvador Salacup of the Department of Agriculture.
During the 3rd TID Updates Mr. Roberto M. Cola (President, Philippine Iron and Steel Industries) and Mr. Rolando Narciso, members of the Iron and Steel Technical Working Group (TWG) presented the Iron and Steel industry roadmap while Mr. Paul H. Tanchi (President, Subdivision and Housing Developers Association) and Mr. Ernesto Ordonez (President, Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines) discussed the Housing and Cement roadmaps, respectively.
A panel composed of representatives from the academe and government shared their individual perspectives and reactions to the presentations. The panelists for the 3rd TID Updates were Dr. George Manzano (Vice Dean, UA&P School of Economics), Atty. Ribonette Aguilar (Director, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council) and Rolando Tungpalan (Deputy Director General, NEDA.)
The fourth of a series of TID Updates featured the industry roadmaps of the Electronics and IT-BPM sectors.
During the 4th TID Updates Ms. Susan Vidal, Senior Human Resource Consultant of Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines presented the IT-BPM Roadmap. Dr. Dan Lachica, President of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc.(SEIPI) presented the Semiconductor and Electronics Industry Roadmap.
A panel composed of representatives from the government, development partners and the private sector shared their individual perspectives and reactions to the presentations. The panelists for the 4th TID Updates were Dr. Rowena Guevarra, Executive Director Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research Development; Ms. Patty dela Rama, Executive Director Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); Dr. Mario Lamberte ,Team Leader, of COMPETE Project US Agency for International Development and Mr. David Leechiu, Country Head Jones Lang La Salle.
The fifth of the series of TID Updates was held on 21 November 2013 to present the roadmaps of the Tool and Die and Motorcycle sectors. Mr. Virgilio Lanzuela, Treasurer of the Philippine Die and Mold Association and Mr. Alfredo Lejano, President of Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. presented the said roadmaps.
A panel of reactors composed of representatives from government and academe shared their individual perspectives and reactions to the presentations. These are Dr. Agustin M. Fudolig, Deputy Executive Director of DOST- Metal Industry Research and Development Center and Mr. Peter Lee U, Dean of UA&P School of Economics.
The 6th TID Updates was held on 30 January 2014 featuring the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K to 12 Basic Education Program and the Internal and External Assessment of the Senior High School Planning presented by Undersecretary Dina S. Ocampo and Assistant Secretary Reynaldo D. Laguda, respectively.
Professionals from the development partners and industry composed the panel of reactors that provided insights/comments on the K to 12. This included Dr. Vic Paqueo from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies and Mr. Gil de Guzman from HGST Philippines Corp., a company that specializes in the production of computer hard disc drives.
The roadmaps of Furniture and Natural Health Products industries were presented in the 7th TID Updates held last 27 March 2014.
Executive Director Salvio Valenzuela Jr. from the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) presented the Furniture roadmap while Mr. Lito Abelarde, Chairman Emeritus of Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines, Inc. (CHIPI), presented the roadmap of the Natural Health Products.
Distinguished representatives from a government agency and private sector comprised the panel reactors presented their individual perspective and reactions to the presentation. This included Dr. William G. Padolina, President of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and Ms. Leonor Abella, Vice President for Promotions of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PhilExport).
The 8th TID Updates was conducted in 15 May 2014 where the roadmaps of Jewelry and Creative Industries were presented.
The roadmap of Jewelry was presented by Ms. Mia Florencio, President of the Confederation of Philippine Jewelers, Inc. (CPJI), while the Creative Industries’ roadmap was presented by Ms. Fatima Del Prado, Senior Research Specialist from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
A panel of reactors was also invited to provide comments or insights to the two roadmaps. Among the members included DTI-Design Center of the Philippines Executive Director Myrna Sunico, BSP-Mint Refinery Department Director Virgilio Bonifacio, and UA&P Economics Professor Jovi Dacanay.