International Faculty Strengthening Program 2- Jan 27-29

Program of Activities

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International Faculty Strengthening Program 2
Venue: Training Room, 3rd Floor Legislative Building, Quezon City Hall, Quezon City
Philippine School of Business Administration, 826, R. Papa Street, Sampaloc, Manila
 Dates: 27th – 29th Jan, 2019

Program of Activities

Time Activity Person or Institution In charge
  Day 1: Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Session I Educational Trip to Tagaytay
01:00 – 02:00 PM Business Perspective of Geotourism in the Philippines Dr. Tabassam Raza PSBA, Manila
02:00 – 06:00 PM Geotour- Taal Volcano PSBA-Manila
06:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner PSBA,  Manila
7:30 – open Personal time All the participants
  Overnight stay in Tagaytay
  Day 2: Monday, January 28th, 2019
01:25 – 01:30 PM Arrival from Tagaytay and Registration PSBA & QCG
Session II Development Planning and Local Governance  toward Business Continuity
08:00 – 8:30 AM Courtesy Call to Honorable Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte-Almurung, Quezon City Government
08:30 – 12:00 AM Quezon City Hall Tour PSBA and QCG
12:00 – 01:00PM Lunch
01:30 – 01:45 PM  Guests of Honor TBA
01:45 – 01:50 PM  Prayer & National Anthem (both countries) Engr. Ernie M. Lopez PSBA, GSB, Manila
01:50 – 02:00 PM  Welcome Address Dr. Tabassam Raza Associate Dean GSB and Director DRM Unit, PSBA, Manila
02:00 – 02:15 PM Introductory Note by Personnel  from QC- DRRMO TBA
02:15  – 02:45 PM  Keynote Speaker-I “Working of Local Government: Determinants of Success in The Philippines context”. Cdr. Aldrin C. Cuña /( Prof. Dr. Tabassam Raza) City Administrator The Local Government Quezon City Philippines
2:45  – 03:15 PM  Quezon City Development Thrust, Comprehensive Development Plan Arch. Pedro P. Rodriguez Jr. Head City Planning and Development Office The Local Government Quezon City Philippines
03:15 – 3:45 PM  Business Promotion and Ease of Doing Business in Quezon City Ms. Regina Samson, Head Communication Coordination Center The Local Government Quezon City Philippines
03:45 – 04:00 PM Tea Break PSBA & QCG
04:00 – 04:50 PM  Economic Impact of Natural Disasters Roeul Agpawa, Nathalie April Dela Cruz, Leceneri Formento, Recehelle Oandasan, Arlyn Reyes
04:50 – 05:00 PM  Synopsis Dr. Tabassam Raza Associate Dean GSB and Director DRM Unit, PSBA, Manila
      Day 3: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019  
10:00 – 10:30 AM Registration QC-DRRMO
Session III Public Safety and Business Continuity QC-DRRMO
10:30 – 12:00 AM QC-DRRMO Command Center Visit  The Local Government Quezon City
12:00 – 01:00 PM Lunch UP-SURP Cafeteria, PSBA-Manila
01:00 – 02:00 PM Travel to PSBA Manila PSBA- Manila
02:00 – 02:30 PM Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among PSBA, Quezon City, and LWCU LWCU- Lahore and PSBA-Manila
2:30 – 03:00 PM Next Step and Closing Ceremony PSBA- Manila
3:00 – 03:30 Closing Ceremony and Group Photos PSBA- Manila


Venue: Training Room, 3rd Floor Legislative Building, Quezon City Hall, Quezon City
January 28, 2019

Welcome to the Participants
Dr. Tabassam Raza, Dean of Graduate School, Philippine School of Business Administration

Dr. Raza officially opened the event. He welcomed everyone participating in the lecture: his class, the visitors from Lahore Women's College, and other Quezon City Local Government Officials.

He then stated that this event is joint venture between PSBA and Lahore Women’s College University for Researches and Exchange Programs in partnership with Quezon City Local Government Unit. He then welcomed to the Philippines the visitors from Lahore, Pakistan.


Arch. Rodriguez Jr. started his talk stating that there are people who find the Quezon City Plans to be outrageous and ineffective and blames the Quezon City Government for it; but where does the QC plan comes from? City Development Council is composed by a Consultative Planning System: Convention of LGU officers, Volunteers, and other stakeholders. This system is a consultative Data Generation and Situational Planning. This council is composed of people who really knows the geographical, economic, and demographic problem of Quezon City. This is to characterize the city and try to make an analysis out of this. Once analyzed the council will formulate a goal and act on the goal. These goals will make up the mission and vision of Quezon City.

The role of Quezon City beyond borders is to be the Green Lung of Metro Manila; the Knowledge Industry Capital of the Philippines; the Health and Wellness Center of Asia-pacific. City Land Use Plan has integrated Disaster Risk Reduction; this tries to maintain and extend the roles of Quezon City for its citizens and the country as a whole. This is the Institutional-participative governance of Quezon City.

Arch. Sonny Rodriguez Jr., Head of City Planning Development Office, Quezon City Local Government
Prof. Rabia Asif from Lahore College for Women University
Q: Prof. Rabia Asif to Arch. Rodriguez:

How does Quezon City manage to coordinate such a big group?

A: Sometimes it goes through heated debates, but we try to divide the group into subdivisions and each of the Sectoral heads have gone through trainings that would make them better for handling such a situation.

Q: Follow-up: In this participative system, is public opinion involved?

A: Yes, we try to include everyone, especially the minority groups. They would elect amongst themselves 50 representatives.


How do we measure good governance? That is the question raised by Cdr. Cuña to start his lecture. Philippines has a Seal of Good Local Governance. To get this a local government must pass three core and one of the three elective competences. If you pass the seal, you get the recognition and a bonus financial incentive.

The process is that the Department of Internal and Local Government does a data gathering and then validate the data and adjust it for calibration. Lastly, they are set for selection and endorsement for winners. Department of Interior and Local Government presents an LGU Performance Scorecard. There are goals to be achieved under the goal of winning the seal of Good local governance. The First is being the most Disaster Resilient Community in the whole country. Business Processing and Renewal has been hastened for the people. City Land Use Plan (CLUP) has been revised to be adjusted for many types of risk, Risk Sensitive CLUP. Local Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in addition to CLUP.

Cdr. Aldrin Cuña, City Administrator, Quezon City Local Government
Prof. Rabia Asif
Q: Prof. Rabia Asif to Cdr. Cuña:

What is the Basis and Principle of the Seal?

A: There is a National Standard that Philippines is implementing. Although in QC we added some structures that would append the National Standard.

Prof. Sobia Hassan from Lahore College for Women University
Q: Prof. Sobia Hassan to Cdr Cuña:

What is the role of QC in the improvement of Transportation?

A: Although not a function of LGUs, we try to manage the traffic around the mass transportation.


Dr. Raza started explaining the Pakistan Local Government System. Tehsil-Union Council is comparable to the Philippines’ City-Barangay. Compared to the decentralization of grass root level in the Philippines, Pakistan has a completely centralized system of government.

Management and Collection of their own funds is important, being able to control the funds by the people who experience the problem and the values of the people who will be affected by it.

Dr. Tabassam Raza, Dean of Graduate School, Philippine School of Business Administration
Mr. Iñigo Espinosa from GSB, PSBA-Manila
Q: Mr. Iñigo Espinosa to Dr. Raza:

Is the power to tax limited to central.

A: Yes, the taxing power is limited to the central government. The effectivity of the local leader is being impeded by the lack of power to address the area specific problems.


Quezon City being one of the Business Hubs of the country is being used as a measurement of the overall nationwide Ease of Doing Business matrix performed by the World Bank. Quezon City Local Government is implementing reforms for ease of doing business because of the drop in World Bank Ranking for 11 ranks. Explanation of how to start a business. RA 11032, if Local Government takes time for screening there is an automatic approval. Quezon City took time for reforms by making tie-ups with separate government offices that would hasten processing.

Having a One-stop Business Permit, added office assistant to help applicants through the process. Construction Permits, Building Regulation Office. One stop shop for Building Permits. BRO only covers simple building structure. Tie-up with Utilities Provider to ease the application. The reforms in process hasten it by at least 5 days. Electronic Payment Centers to allow payers to pay off-site and 24/7. These are perks given to those without delinquencies.

Ms. Regina Samson, Head of Communication Coordination Center, Quezon City Local Government

Group 1: Economic Impact Macro-Economy Agriculture and Natural Disasters
Ms. Leceneri Formento, MBA DRM

Ms. Leceneri Formento started the talk to by introducing the UN ECLAC. There are three types of disaster effect: damage, Losses, socio-economic Impact. Damage is measurable by physical units and translated to monetary value by reparation cost.

Losses are accounts by future value being put on hold. Socio-economic Impact-unquantifiable social impact of disaster. Damage and Loss Assessment translated into a Needs Assessment Study.


Ms. Nathalie Dela Cruz talked about the Methods of Assessment. There are different sectors: Infrastructures, Productive, Social, Manufacturing, Commerce, Tourism.

In order to assess the damage, they must assess the Pre-disaster Baseline and Post-disaster situation. Estimation of Damage and Losses Physical Asset and Sales & Production as Pre-disaster Baselines Calendar Of Reconstruction, Economic Performance Forecast. Comparison of Pre and Post Disaster.

Ms. Nathalie Dela Cruz, MBA-DRM
Ms. Rachelle Oandasen, MBA-DRM

Ms. Rachelle Oandasen discussed the following sectors: Manufacturing/ Commerce/ Tourism/ Productive Sector: Domestic Tourism, Reputation supersedes the actual, increasing the Risk Reduction Efforts would increase the call for fame of the tourist place.

Productive: Crop, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry Damages: agricultural Land, Irrigation System, Harvested Crop Loss: yield decline/production loss, increase in production cost.

Q: Prof. Rabia Asif to Ms. Oandasen:

What is the difference between Damage and Loss and in an Accounting Sense which one is the abnormal and normal Loss?

A: Damage is Past and Loss is Future Production. In terms of accounting sense, all of which is abnormal loss.

Prof. Rabia Asif
Prof. Sobia Hassan and Prof. Rabia Asif, Representative, Lahore College for Women University

The professors thanked everyone that participated and made the event possible. They iterated that the International Faculty Strengthening Program has been catering the increasing demand for Business and Public Administration program.

Saying also that there has been a mutual benefit for the exchange program being planned by this partnership. They said that they found numerous opportunities in the Philippines and that Philippines will have a bright future ahead.

Dr. Tabassam Raza, closing remark.

Why the need for the symposium? To establish your idea for the cross image the impact of disaster.

How to assess the disaster damage? When the hazard goes beyond the capacity that is when to call it a disaster. To show the other side of the story. Utilizing Media to Mainstream disaster risk effort.

Dr. Tabassam Raza