• Represented the DTI in the National Validation Workshop on Increasing Growth Potential through Reaching for the Demographic Dividend being coordinated by the Population Commission (POPCOM).
  • Ongoing coordination with POPCOM on the proposed DTI seminar on Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning /Role of Men in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health.
  • Conducted Seminar for DTI Employees on Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood in coordination with POPCOM on 07 Dec.


  • Agreed, per discussion with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on 12 January 2018, that Climate Change Commission (CCC) shall be the Lead Executing Agency for the proposed project. DTI and GGGI meanwhile shall serve as the Component Executing Agency and the Project Implementing Entity, respectively.
  • Coordinated and attended the Briefing Meeting (in preparation for the Climate Resilience and Inclusive Green Growth - Kick Off Meeting) held on 29 Jan 2018. In attendance were officials and staff from DTI-Resource Generation and Management Service (RGMS) and Region 4B and GGGI.
  • Coordinated and attended the kickoff meeting held on 30 Jan 2018. All concerned stakeholders from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), GGGI, DTI and CCC were present. Because of limited resources, KOICA’s key comment on the proposal was to identify specific projects/activities addressing specific climate change-related issue/s.


  • Coordinated and participated in the KOICA Preliminary Survey Mission, which was conducted on 31 Jan – 03 Feb 2018 in the municipalities of San Vicente and Culion, Palawan. The mission team, which was composed of representatives from KOICA, GGGI, DTI and CCC, met with the LGUs and did site visits as follows:
    1. Port Barton, San Vicente for the proposed construction of seawall project
    2. Brgy Malaking Patag, Culion for the proposed construction of farm irrigation system project
    3. Brgy Jardin, Culion for the proposed construction of seawall and boat landing project
    4. Sitio Chindonan, Culion for the proposed installation of solar panel and gen sets project.
  • Received confirmation from GGGI through Mr. Rhoel Bernardo that the Proposed Climate Resilience and Inclusive Green Growth for Poor Rural Communities Project had already been endorsed to KOICA by NEDA.
  • Facilitated submission of project proposals of DTI Region 4B to Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for inclusion in the Climate Resilience and Inclusive Green Growth for Poor Rural Communities Project.

  • Coordinated with DTI-Region 4B regarding the queries from GGGI on the project proposals submitted with focus on the processing of the following products: cashew, seaweeds, virgin coconut oil, and calamansi.

AWEN is a network of women entrepreneurs in the region that advocates the creation of a favorable environment for female-led- enterprises to thrive. It aims to support women entrepreneurship in the region by providing a venue for the exchange of knowledge and experience; by developing initiatives to promote economic and trade activities aimed to enhance gender equality; and by strengthening the entrepreneurship skills for women in ASEAN Community. AWEN also serves as an instrument in promoting the inclusion of women’s agenda in the business discussions towards inclusive development.


  • Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya participated in the First Women's Forum Singapore to serve as a panelist for the sessions on Business Education for Women's Leadership. The session seeks to gather insights on how Asia-focused business education is equipping students with the tools they need to advance gender equality, and in particular, how is it preparing women for leadership to build up the corporates’ pipeline.
  • Organized meeting between Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Assistant Secretary Robeniol to discuss the program design and propose members for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Technical Working Group for the upcoming "Senior Officials Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in AEC Sectoral Bodies", organized by PCW in December. DTI, thru the Resource Generation and Management Service (RGMS) office and Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG), is being tapped to co-organize the event.
  • Participated in the "Senior Officials Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in the ASEAN Economic Community" on 10-12 Dec 2018 as a member of the Technical Working Group. Also attended the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) meetings on the sidelines of the conference, where member states representatives discussed the upcoming ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) activities in 2019 and the prospective collaboration with Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM) Thailand.



  • Assisted on the logistical and substantive preparations for the Stakeholders Consultative Workshop on 9 & 10 March 2017 which was preparatory event for the forthcoming ASEAN Women Business Conference in August-September, chargeable against the Department of Trade and Industry- Gender and Development (DTI-GAD) budget.
  • Assisted in the conduct of the “S.T.E.A.M. Ahead in ASEAN: A Forum for Women in Technology” by providing Secretariat support during the AWEN meeting on 21 February and the event proper on 16-17 March at the Microtel by Wyndham – Mall of Asia. Also drafted the memo request to DTI Public Relations Unit to invite DTI beat reporters to cover the AWEN Meeting and the Forum.
  • Attended the meeting with the Australian Embassy’s representatives on 10 April 2017 to discuss the preparations for the PH-Australia Joint Forum in commemoration of ASEAN’s 50th Founding Anniversary on 29 August 2017. Coordinated with the relevant stakeholders thereafter to provide updates following the conversation and agreements with the Australian representatives.
  • Prepared the inputs to the matrix on Philippine priority deliverables specifically on Women and Entrepreneurship as requested by the DTI-Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR) ASEAN Desk for the 12th CAEC Meeting which was submitted on 15 May 2017.
  • Prepared the Discussion Paper on ASEAN Women’s Business Conference for circulation to the Senior Economic Officials and PowerPoint Presentation for presentation at ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting (SEOM) 3/48 in Cebu City, Philippines.
  • Attended the SEOM 3/48 held on 3-4 July 2017 in Cebu City, Philippines as part of the Philippine delegation. Closely coordinated with the ASEAN NOC and DTI-BITR ASEAN Desk for the participation of DTI-RGMS.  In relation to this, prepared the Discussion Paper and PowerPoint Presentation on ASEAN Women’s Business Conference which was presented at the meeting.
  • Attended the ASEAN MSME Summit which was held on 14 July 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center.
  • Undertook research on women leaders in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos and came up with three names as possible reactors to the study/ies to be presented in the morning program of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (AWEN) Business Conference on 31 August 2017 at the PICC. Also prepared the Manila Statement on Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in ASEAN which was circulated to the Steering Committee, ACW, ACCMSME, and AWEN. Dialogue partners were tapped to give inputs to the Manila statement. The revised statement was finally submitted to the SEOM.
  • Provided technical support to the conduct of the ASEAN Women’s Business Conference (AWBC) on 31 August 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. The conference put forward the women agenda in the business and economic landscape in ASEAN. It gathered ASEAN women business leaders, government representatives, officials from ASEAN dialogue partners and representatives from supporting international organizations. The AWBC with the theme, “ASEAN Women: Leading Change,” highlighted three sub-themes: Women Innovators in ASEAN, Women in Trade and Inclusive Business, and Women and Human Capital Development. Also finalized the Conference Report thereafter and shared with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Attended the DTI Committee on Business and Investment Promotion’s debriefing session that discussed the successes and learnings from the recently held ASEAN Women Business Conference and related meetings in August 2017 at the PICC to further improve efforts in the remaining ASEAN meetings in October and November.
  • Prepared inputs and ensured that women will be further mainstreamed in the regional economic activities of ASEAN through the adoption of the Action Agenda on Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in ASEAN by the ASEAN Leaders during the 31st ASEAN Summit on 13 November 2017. This outcome document is part of the Manila Statement on Mainstreaming WEE in ASEAN adopted by the ASEAN Women’s Economic Network (AWEN) in August 2017. Both documents were also acknowledged and supported by the ASEAN Economic and Foreign Ministers.


List of Accredited Private Emission Testing Centers (PETC) as of 31 May 2019

The Development Cooperation Framework outlines (DCF) the basis in which the Department of Trade and Industry engages with multilateral financial institutions, development organizations and representatives of partner foreign governments, in the pursuit of its mandate discussed extensively in the 2017 – 2022 Philippine Development Plan. These development partners provide pathways, expertise and resources that are relevant to DTI’s organizational outcomes, particularly in: Rural agri-based MSMEs, Inclusive growth, Gender and development, Green growth, Climate change mitigation and adaptation, Good governance, UN sustainable development goals, and Other areas of international commitment by the Government of the Philippines.

Partnerships in these areas are designed, developed and implemented in projects in a manner that promotes and strengthens specific sectoral and sub-sectoral outcomes that are implemented by different bureaus, agencies and partners of DTI.


  • Submitted the final reports on the results of the 2017 DCF workshop.
  • Prepared required documents for the conduct of the 2018 Development Cooperation Framework (DCF) Workshop e.g. Authority to Conduct Workshop, Activity Design, Proposed Program, Proposed Budget, Terms of Reference for consultant for the workshop, invitations to resource persons and participants, among others.
  • Conducted the 2018 DCF Workshop on 10-11 Dec. Workshop highlights are as follows:
    • 29 workshop participants: 14 from regions, 11 from HO bureaus/offices, and 6 from attached agencies
    • UNIDO and ADB presented their respective Country Assistance Strategies
    • NEDA provided updates on Chapters 8 and 9 of the 2017 – 2022 Philippine Development Plan, noting sectoral outcomes that were achieved or missed in 2018
    • DTI Development Cooperation Framework and list of pipelined and ongoing project were presented to participants
    • Workshop outputs:
  • Clarified participants’ perspective on development cooperation
  • Validated the 4 strategies of the DCF with some improvement/details suggested
  • Identified areas and program gaps that have potential opportunities for partnership with development institutions
  • Provided listing of project ideas for development or integration with foreign assisted projects.


  • Drafted the activity design and prepared administrative and budget requirements for the conduct of DCF workshop last December. The former Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) President Ms. Maria Lourdes T. Baua was tapped to help design and facilitate the workshop. The workshop was attended by 27 participants representing 10 regional offices, 5 attached agencies, and 12 bureaus. The country assistance strategies of the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) were presented, and 3 workshop outputs containing project ideas based on three (3) sectoral outcomes from Philippine Development Plan chapters 5, 8, and 9 were produced.
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