Cordillera Administrative Region (Baguio)

The conference in the Cordillera Administrative Region was held on May 28, 2015 in Baguio City and focused on the processed vegetables, coffee, and aerospace industries.

DTI-CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo welcomed the conference participants. In her opening remarks, she stressed the need to localize the industry roadmaps by bringing  together various stakeholders from the region. By localizing, RD Pablo said monitoring the implementation of local roadmaps becomes easier and the roles of stakeholders and accountabilities become more defined. RD Pablo also highlighted that the conference was very timely for CAR, considering that they have started preparing the Cordillera Coffee Development Plan. Thus, information gathered from the conference would be incorporated in the plan.

On behalf of Undersecretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba delivered the keynote for the conference. Asec. Aldaba emphasized the importance of  linking agribusiness, manufacturing, and services; the collaboration between the private and public sectors; and the synergy between industry and the academe in order to enhance the country’s competitiveness, support local industries to move up their value chains, and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the country.

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Download the presentations:

Welcome Remarks by Regional Director Myrna Pablo, DTI-CAR

Potentials and Challenges in the Region by Regional Director Milagros Rimando, NEDA-CAR

Processed Vegetables Industry by Francis Penaflor, BOI-RBIS

Towards a Roadmap for the Philippine Coffee Industry by Joan Dimas-Bacbac, HVCDP Regional Coordinator, DA-RFO CAR

Cordillera Coffee Development Framework Plan by Provincial Director Grace Baluyan, DTI-CAR

Aerospace Industry Roadmap by John Lee, AIAP President

Regional Integration and the National Development Agenda by Cielito Habito, USAID-TRADE Chief of Party

Greening the Philippine Manufacturing Industry Roadmap by Dr. Volker Steigerwald, GIZ ProGED Project Manager

Maximizing EU GSP+ for PH Exports by Assistant Director Agnes Legaspi, DTI-EMB

The New Philippine Industrial Policy for More Competitive Regional Economies by Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba