Kalampusan January 2014

KALAMPUSAN

DTI Central Visayas Performance Magazine

January 2014

Winds of change have swept through Central Visayas this festive month of January.
In order to provide our readers with timely information, we are increasing the frequency of release of the DTI 7 performance magazine. You can now read the Kalampusan online at http://kalampusan.weebly.com every end of the month. We are also strengthening the agency’s organizational capacity and improving how we do things. In other words, a service upgrade for clients. From conducting seminars and workshops, monitoring prices of basic commodities and product standards to organizing trade fairs and providing consultancy services to clients — we try to find more ways to better serve you . January started on a high note. We intend to harness the same level of energy for the rest of the year.

INSIDE:

 Sinulog Fiesta
Fair 2014

 News Bites  January 2014 in
Photos

 An overview on
the SME Business Continuity Planning Guidebook

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Sinulog Fiesta Fair 2014 logs P3.6M in sales
Amidst the merriment of the Sinulog revelry, the Department of Trade and Industry Cebu (DTI-Cebu) gathered several local manufacturers for a successful Sinulog Fiesta Fair on January 10 to 23, 2014 at SM City Cebu Atrium. Due to the positive response from buyers, the Sinulog Fair was extended for three more days. The marketing activity generated P3.574 million in sales in its 11 day run. This is higher than the P3.45 million sales earned in 2013. Jointly undertaken with the Cebu City Government and the Sinulog Foundation Inc., the trade event featured products of more than 50 producers such as native delicacies, processed foods, organics, novelty items, wearables, health and wellness products and export quality furniture. Other than Cebu, exhibitors also included producers from Bohol, Laguna, Caloocan, Cagayan De Oro, Manila, Davao and Cainta, Rizal. DTI-Cebu Provincial Director Nelia Navarro said that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have found new and larger income opportunities with DTI”s continuing package of interventions in financing, marketing, training, product and technology development and access to business-related knowledge and information.
According to a study, entrepreneurs in the United States are healthier than employees. Entrepreneurs are less likely than other workers to report having been diagnosed with chronic health problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. These findings were based on the interviews made with 273,175 American adults as part of the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index Survey. Gallup says that it may be that the discipline and energy needed for entrepreneurs to start and run their own businesses may also drive them to exercise and eat fruits and vegetables regularly. Selfemployed adults have the ability to set their own schedules and may have more flexibility to exercise and plan healthy meals than those who work for an employer.
Source: http://www.gallup.com

Started in 2003 at the Plaza Independencia, the Sinulog Trade Fair transferred to the SM City Cebu in 2006 as the MSME participants and customers increased.

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Sinulog Fiesta Fair 2014
Atrium, SM City Cebu January 10-23, 2014

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DTI Negros Oriental, represented by PD Javier Fortunato turned over a check worth P1M. to Tanjay Mayor Lorenz Teves on January 8. This is part of the Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) program of the Philippine government to assist LGUs in the implementation of projects in partnership with national agencies.

DTI Negros Oriental, represented by PD Javier Fortunato, turned over a check worth P2M to Mabinay Mayor Ernesto Uy on January 9. This is part of the Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) program of the Philippine government to assist LGUs in the implementation of projects in partnership with national agencies.

A seminar-workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Management and Business Continuity Planning was conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry Negros Oriental Provincial Office (DTI-NOPO) on December 16 and 17, 2013 at the IPSDC Annex Buiding, Bais City, Negros Oriental. In this photo, DTI-Negros Oriental Division Chief Angeline Gonzales discusses Price Control, RA 10623 on Amendment of Price Act and Price Trending to participants.

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In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown writes about numbing behaviors that we use as armor against vulnerability. And lest you think numbing doesn’t apply to you because you’re not hooked on cocaine or alcohol, she clarifies by saying, “One of the most universal numbing strategies is what I call crazy-busy. I often say that when they start having twelve-step meetings for busy-aholics, they’ll need to rent out football stadiums. We are a culture of people who’ve bought into the idea that if we stay busy enough, the truth of our lives won’t catch up with us.”
DTI Bohol conducted an MSME Planning Workshop for the Homestyle and Souvenir Industry on January 21 at the Metro Centre Hotel, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. The workshop is expected to result to a three year roadmap for the sector. GIZ ProGED technical advisor Rita Pilarca, GIZ ProGED M&E Adviser Elpe Canoog, GIZ ProGED Technical Consultant on Tourism Value Chain Nanda Ritsma, GIZ EFK Volunteer Expert Ma. Teresa Tay and GIZ Intern Ronald Metchies assisted DTI Bohol during the workshop. Lead facilitator was Rita Pilarca. On January 22, a Planning Workshop for the Accommodation sector of Bohol's tourism value chain was conducted at the Metro Centre with GIZ ProGED Team composed of Rita Pilarca, Elpe Canoog, Nanda Ritsma, Teresa Tay and Ronald Metchies.

I’ve been using my busyness to numb the feelings of vulnerability that accompany the unsettling truths about my life. Who would I be if I wasn’t busy accomplishing stuff? Who would I be if I was okay with doing nothing for hours on end? And even scarier, what truths would I have to face that I can effectively avoid facing when I’m crazy busy? So what’s the cure for busyness addiction? Brené prescribes the care and feeding of our spirits. Sometimes busyness soothe us. More often, they’re a way to hide. How can you tell the difference? When we consider what motivates our numbing behaviors, Brené invites us to ask the following questions: “Are my choices comforting and nourishing my spirit, or are they temporary reprieves from vulnerability and difficult emotions ultimately diminishing my spirit? Are my choices leading my Wholeheartedness, or do they leave me feeling empty and searching?”

Source: http://www.positivelypositive.com

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DTI to turn-over Shared Service Facilities to processors and producers in Negros Oriental in February
In February this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will turn over around Php1.8M worth of processing equipment and machineries to abaca, bamboo and cheese processors and producers in Dumaguete City and Dauin in Negros Oriental. Expected to attend the turn-over ceremony, among others, are members of beneficiarycooperatives such as the Little Children of the Philippines Foundation, Inc., Dairy Farmers Association of Dumaguete City Negros Oriental and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation Inc. Following the call of President Aquino for all sectors of the economy to be part of the country’s inclusive growth, the DTI saw the need to address the market’s stringent requirements for good quality products and increase the competitiveness of MSMEs in Central Visayas through the Shared Service Facility (SSF) Program. SSF is a program of the DTI that aims to provide local MSME’s common service facilities, modern equipment and access to the latest technology. The DTI’s SSF projects are expected to directly generate jobs, help the country achieve inclusive economic growth and alleviate poverty in the region. With MSMEs constituting around 99% of the total business enterprises in the region most of which lack the needed facilities, DTI saw that shared services facilities can play a vital role in MSMEs complying with the product quality that the market demands.

DTI 7 staff during the validation of the Business Permit and Licensing System of LGU in Tanjay, Negros Oriental.

In right photo is the Business One Stop Shop located in Sta Catalina, Negros Oriental.

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Titans of business, geniuses and famous artists have all taken time during the workday to relax — and so should you. I'm talking about get-up-from-your-desk, walkaround or stare-out-the-window breaks, not Facebooking or answering a personal email. Because, it turns out that breaks are very beneficial to productivity, overall mental happiness, and even brain health. Because you know who takes the most breaks of all? The highest achievers, from Albert Einstein, to Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet. Mental congestion is a real thing and it's affecting us all, since our brains need downtime to process, sort and organize the massive amount of information many of us take in every day. Meditation can help, but breaks during the day are important too. When the brain is given time off, it can return to task more efficiently. Research also says that you will make more ethical decisions, and better ones, since your brain will have incubation time, which allows you to be a smarter dot-connector.
Source: http://www.mnn.com

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management discovered that working through lunch might not be as bad as once thought, especially when employees choose to do so without being pressured into it. "We found that a critical element was having the freedom to choose whether to do it or not," said John Trougakos, an associate professor and co author of the study. "The autonomy aspect helps to offset what we had traditionally thought was not a good way to spend break time." Trougakos said while many might assume lunchtime socializing is a good way for employees to relax, that's not necessarily the case if they mingle with other employees in the company cafeteria or if the boss is around. Regardless of how it is achieved, researchers believe organizations that don't provide opportunities for their workers to recover from work during the day risk lower employee effectiveness and productivity, leading to burnout, absenteeism and higher staff turnover. The study, co-authored by University of Toronto Ph.D. student Bonnie Cheng, and professors Ivona Hideg of Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and Daniel Beal of the University of Texas-San Antonio, is scheduled to be published in the Academy of Management Journal.
Source: http://www.mnn.com

In right photo is the Business One Stop Shop in Basay, Negros Oriental.

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On January 28, Ms. Prolaine Dela Cerna Daclan of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) received a plaque of appreciation from DTI 7 RD Asteria Caberte after conducting an orientation seminar for DTI 7 REXMANCOM members on Republic Act 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007. Looking on are the DTI Central Visayas provincial directors: (L-R) Nimfa Virtucio, Maria Elena Arbon, Nelia Navarro and Javier Fortunato. The Anti-red Tape Act requires government agencies to reduce the processing time of applications for transactions like permits and licenses and other documentations. Moreover, each government agency is enjoined under the law to put up a “Citizens Charter,” a document to be displayed prominently showing the range of specific services provided by that office, a step-by-step guide on how to avail of these services, and standards on quality and timeliness to be expected from the agency. Eliminating red tape and averting graft and corruption also has other far-reaching benefits for the Philippine economy, such as cutting the costs of doing business in the country, which will help improve investor confidence and heighten the country’s global competitiveness.

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3 Simple Questions to Simplify Success
1. What do you do (that gives you joy, because why bother if it doesn’t bring you joy)? 2. Who cares about what you do? 3. How do you get to who cares? That’s it. Three essential, monumental questions for every entrepreneur. Whether you’re a hairstylist or a blogger, a lawyer or a widget seller, it’s the simplest questions that will illuminate the way. Use this inquiry strategy to build businesses. It never fails to light up what the top priorities are. Like most simple things, you have to examine each question from every angle to fully glean its elegance and power. Examine the benefits and the unintended positive consequences of what you give or make. Look for the deeper meaning of the result of your work. No matter what stage of growth your company is in, the answers to these questions should drive your daily actions. The formula for success is usually so simple it takes some time to really see it. The answers may take awhile to find. Keep peeling back the layers until you come to the most elegant truth. Because the truth is what works. Simple.
Source: http://www.positivelypositive.com/

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In these challenging times, Google Apps and similar systems allow the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other agencies to lower costs while providing better tools for employees. On January 08, the DTI 7 Technical Working Group met to discuss matters pertaining to Google Apps as well as Client and Document Tracking Systems. Staff from DTI Cebu, Bohol & regional offices Danny Atabay, Bernard Cabasisi, Vierna Ligan and Jude Gieb were tasked to develop manuals for systems applications to be used by the agency. In order to accomplish this task, a video conference was conducted by the group on January 9. The client and document tracking systems are stand-alone applications produced by the DTI7 staff to track the course of documents that are received by the office and obtain records of clients that approach the office for assistance. Google Apps is a service by Google that provide independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including Gmail, Google Groups, Calendar, Talk, Drive,Play, Docs, News, Wallet and Sites. With systems applications to provide ease in record-keeping, employees are now more productive. The agency can dedicate more time to its critical mission of serving the public.

DTI 7 regional and provincial personnel Bernard Cabasisi, Danny Atabay , Vierna Ligan and Jude Gieb held a video conference on January 9 to discuss the production of manuals for the document and client tracking systems.

According to Gallup's State of the Global Workplace report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. New Zealand has one of the highest levels of engaged employees among the countries surveyed, at 23%. Australia's engagement rate is similar, at 24%. But both countries fall short of the United States, where 30% of employed residents are engaged at work. The Regional Extended Management Committee (REXMANCOM) Meeting was held on January 27, 2014 at the Express Inn, Mandaue City, Cebu. Engaged workers stand apart from their not-engaged and actively disengaged counterparts because of the discretionary effort they consistently bring to their roles. These employees willingly go the extra mile, work with passion, and feel a profound connection to their company. They are the people who will drive innovation and move your business forward.

Source: http://www.gallup.com

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An overview of the SME Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Guidebook
Consider this simple example of a traffic accident. Even if you always try to drive safely, there is no 100% guarantee that you will be able to avoid a traffic accident. What is the disaster (or worst-case) scenario for a traffic accident? One in which you, the driver, are killed or sustain a severe injury that causes permanent disability and keeps you from returning to life as you knew it. What is the scenario for your company in a disaster? Your company would be fatally wounded if critical resources sustain devastating damage that would force you to give up on recovery (death scenario). Or your company might sustain severe damage that would cause an extensive disruption in your business. As a result, you might lose important customers and be forced to scale down your operations (permanent disability scenario). These are the worst -case scenarios that your company should avoid at all costs. But if you are lucky and only sustain minor injuries in a traffic accident, you will be able to recover in a short period of time and return to normal life. Likewise, the better scenario for your company is to keep damage contained to a low level such that it would be able to resume operations at a normal or higher level of functionality in a short period of time. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) came-up with a booklet that intends to help small and medium -sized enterprises introduce business continuity management as their way of affirming SME’s need for Disaster Pre emptive Knowledge and Mechanisms. The booklet, A Guidebook on SME Business Continuity Planning (BCP), is a publication under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG). Adopting BCP is a decision made by business owners to protect their company from various disasters and accidents and to enhance their company’s ability to survive by carrying out planned continuity strategies. Business owners want to expand their business, protect their employees, and contribute to society by supplying their products or services. You, as a business owner, have to protect your business not only on a fine day but also on a rainy day and even on a stormy day. You have to successfully compete in a tough market under ordinary circumstances, but also need resilience if you are to successfully survive a crisis such as a natural disaster or a fire. You do not want to see your business destroyed by a disaster, accident, terrorist attack, or other incident. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail” said Benjamin Franklin. If you have not prepared for such incidents, you are (unconsciously) preparing for failure when a disaster or accident strikes. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the solution for protecting your business during a crisis. BCP is all about your company’s ability to achieve its survival scenario. Here are some warm -up questions to get you started! What is your company's disaster scenario that might lead to bankruptcy? How soon does your company have to recover to survive from a disaster- related disruption? What are the critical resources whose availability determines the life or death of your company? Within 5 to 10 years, what kinds of disasters and accidents are most likely to impact you, potentially triggering a worst -case scenario? Were you able to answer the above questions easily? If not, don't worry, the SME BCP Guidebook will help you. But if you were, you already have a mindset prepared for BCP. The SME BCP Guidebook will guide you through 10 easy steps to build your company’s Business Continuity Plan program. These 10 steps are based on the International Standard ISO 22301 for Business Continuity Planning. Step 1 Determine BCP Purpose, Scope and Team Step 2 Prioritized Activities and Recovery Time Objective Step 3 What Do You Need to Resume Key Activities? Step 4 Risk Assessment- Know Your Disaster Scenarios Step 5 Do Not Forget Pre-Disaster Protection and Mitigation Step 6 Emergency Response to Disaster Step 7 BC Strategies to Early Resumption Step 8 Be Financially Prepared Step 9 Exercise Makes Your Plan Functional Step 10 Ongoing Review and Improvement When you start BCP planning, you need to create a solid foundation (or framework) for your company’s BCP program by addressing these three elements: 1) Purpose: Why is your company introducing BCP? 2) Scope: Which parts of your company will introduce BCP? 3) Leader: Who will serve as leader of your BCP activities? It is very important that not only top management show visible strong leadership, but also that all employees are fully aware of the BCP framework (purpose, scope, and leader). What is your BCP purpose? The first priority is to protect people, your employees and visitors to your premises. The second is to protect your business, fulfilling your contractual obligations to your customers and users, meeting social responsibility and contributing to the local society and economy. It will secure employment and protect employees’ livelihoods. Scope The question is which section(s) of your company would you want to introduce BCP? You can limit the scope to key sections (or departments) which introduce BCP. For example, you can select the main factory which manufactures the company’s top brand product or NO.1 shop which sells most. You can decide the scope of the BCP based on your business needs and own circumstances. You have to include the core sections which are very critical to your company's survival. BCP Leader You need to appoint a BCP leader who takes the initiative in company-wide BCP activities. BCP leaders should be given authority and responsibility, which are necessary to carry out his or her role. BCP is the company-wide activities that require active participation and cooperation from the relevant sections. It is desirable to nominate a person who is widely trusted in the company. If the company size requires it, a support team should be selected to work under the direction of the BCP leader. Management needs to ensure the necessary resources, including a budget which is available for the BCP leader and team to carry out their duties. The SME owner (senior management) should demonstrate a visible commitment to BCP activities and should know that only verbal instructions are not enough to achieve successful results. On the APEC website, the ten steps in creating your company’s BCP are explained in detail to SME readers. Natural and man-made disasters are realities businesses need to face and prepare now. For these reasons, the Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas regional and provincial offices encourage local SMEs to read, study and apply the BCP Guide. Creating a BCP for your company could ensure the survival of your business.

The following is a link to the SME BCP Guidebook: http:// publications.apec.org/ publication-detail.php? pub_id=1449

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REGIONAL OFFICE Regional Director ASTERIA C. CABERTE 3rd Flr, WDC Bldg.,Osmena Boulevard, cor. P.Burgos, Cebu City Tel. # (63)(032) 255-0036 / 255-0037 Fax # (63)(032) 253-7465 email: dti_7@yahoo.com / dticentralvisayas@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/dtiregion7 http://dti7updates.tumblr.com/ REGIONAL OFFICE DIVISIONS Business Development Division Victoria Diaz, Chief Tel. Nos. 2550036 / 412-1989 / 412-1868 loc. 601 e-mail: bdd.dtiro7@gmail.com Consumer Welfare and Business Regulatory Division Rose Mae Quinanola, OIC Tel. Nos. 2550036 / 412-1989 / 412-1868 loc 301 Industry Development and Investment Promotion Division Minerva Yap, Chief Tel. nos. 412-1944 / 4121945 / 255-6971 / 255-3926 e-mail: dtiro7.idipd@gmail.com BOHOL PROVINCIAL OFFICE Provincial Director MA. ELENA C. ARBON 2F FCB Bldg., CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City Tel. # (63) 038-501-8260 Fax # (63) 038-412-3533 email: dtibohol@yahoo.com

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Executive Editor Asteria C. Caberte DTI 7 Regional Director Managing Editor Rose Mae Quinanola

Writer /Editor Jojisilia Villamor Lay-out Artists Jerome Elarcosa & Bernard Cabasisi

CEBU PROVINCIAL OFFICE Provincial Director: NELIA V.F. NAVARRO 3F LDM Bldg., M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cor.Legaspi Street, Cebu City Tel. # (63)(032) 412-1863 / 253-2631 Fax # (63)(032) 412-1856 / 254-0840 email: dticebuphil@yahoo.com / dticebuphil@gmail.com NEGROS ORIENTAL PROVINCIAL OFFICE Provincial Director JAVIER FORTUNATO, JR 2F Uymatiao Bldg., San Jose Street. Dumaguete City Tel. # (63)(035) 422-2764 Fax # (63)(035) 225-7211 email: dtinegor@gmail.com SIQUIJOR PROVINCIAL OFFICE Provincial Director NIMFA M. VIRTUCIO Chan She Bldg., Legaspi Street, Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. # (63)035-480-9065 Fax # (63) 035-344-2238 email: dtisiquijor@yahoo.com NATIONAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER (NERBAC) Center Manager NELIA V.F. NAVARRO Lapu-lapu St., cor. Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City Tel # (032) 255-6971 / 255-3926 (032) 412-1944 / 412-1945 Email: dticebuphil@yahoo.com / dticebuphil@gmail.com

Contributors Jacqueline Calumpang Angeline Gonzales Vierna Teresa Ligan

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