Conference on Strengthening LGU-Academe-Industry Partnerships
9 August 2017 (Wednesday), 9:00AM-5:00PM
2/F Center for Continuing Education (CCE)
VSU, City of Baybay, Leyte



Arrival and Registration

Ms. Leonarda A. Maurillo
Ms. Elena I. Monteroso

Opening Prayer

Rev. Fr. Dennis Cagantas
Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Parish

Philippine National Anthem

VSU Chorale

Opening and Welcome Remarks Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin
Rationale of the Conference Prof. Maria Aurora TW. Tabada
Director, ISRDS,VSU

Introduction of Speakers

Dr. Buenaventura B. DargantesProfessor, ISRDS, VSU

Session 1: Industrial Development In the Philippines

Presentation 1. Localizing Industrial Policy as Differentiated from Livelihood Provision and Mainstream Economic Development Planning

Ms. Jenina Joy ChavezCoordinator, Industrial Policy Team, Action for Economic Reforms

Presentation 2. Fragmentation and Disconnect in National and Local Industrial Development Planning

Ms. Maria Victoria Quimbo
Senior Lecturer, Asian Center U.P. Diliman

Presentation 3. Negotiating the Maze of Local Development Planning

Mr. Paul TorresMasters of Public Management, Major in Local Governance and Development, DAP

Presentation 4. The Movers and Shakers of Local Industrial Development

Ms. Nadine Agustin Research Associate




Atty. Bonifacio Uy
Regional Director, NEDA Region VIII

Dr. Jose Bacusmo
Director, Research and Development
Visayas State University

Moderator: Dr. Buenaventura B. Dargantes

Session 2: Prospects and Potentials for Localizing Industrial Development

Presentation 5. Local Prospects, Potentials, and Stakeholders Aspirations for Industrial Development: Case Study of Salcedo, Eastern Samar, and Tolosa, Leyte

Dr. Buenaventura B. Dargantes
Professor, ISRDS,VSU
Project Leader, Localizing Industral Development Planning for Job Creation, Resiliency and Inclusive Growth
Presentation 6. MSMEs: The Nascent Industrial Base
Ms. Joviel Teves
Department of Agribusiness, VSU
Presentation 7. Tourism: Real and Imagined Potentials
Ms. Venice Ybañez
Dep't. of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, VSU
Presentation 8. The Agro-Fisheries Industry in a Fragile Environment
Ms. Grace Ann A. Enriquez
MSc Student, ISRDS, VSU






Dr. Antonio P. Abamo
Dean, College of Management and Economics

Atty. Roy Bernard Fiel
Private Sector Representative
Board of Regents,VSU

Moderator: Dr. Christina A. Gabrillo

This conference is organized by the VSU Institute of Strategic Research and Development Studies.

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