Improvement of the DTI Databank

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Mapua Techserv, Inc. (MTI) decided to conduct jointly the “Improvement of the DTI Databank “ last November 17, 2017. With the assistance of the School of Information Technology in Mapua Makati, Techserv organized a team headed by Dean Ariel Kelly Balan to handle the implementation of said project. The principal client for this project is the Bureau of Trade and Industrial Policy Research (BTIPR) of the Department of Trade and Industry located at Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City.

Disaster Risk Management Information System Project

The DRMIS funded by the AFD was originally scheduled to start last June 2017. However, AFP Chief of Staff Eduardo Ano, who was chosen by the President for the position of DILG Secretary was assigned to handle the martial law in Marawi City, was not able to sign the DRMIS contract. It was only recently that the DILG sought the approval of the President to authorize the DILG OIC to sign the contract for the DRMIS project. DRMIS will be a milestone project for Mapua Techserv as it will be participating in developing capacity building interventions in DRMIS for local governments and DILG.

Consulting Services for Rehabilitation of the Sanitary and Storm Water Drainage Systems for MIT Intramuros

"Mapua Techserv, Inc. was awarded recently the "Consulting Services for Rehabilitation of the Sanitary and Storm Water Drainage Systems for MIT Intramuros".

This will be a six-month project headed by Engr. Ervin Senson. The project covers the design of the sanitary and drainage plans as well as construction management."


 Target Attendees: Facilities Managers, Property Managers, Building Administrators, Asset Managers, Finance/ Investment Officers, Hotel Managers & Engineers , Plant Managers, Operations Managers, Provincial/City/Municipal Engineers, Provincial/City Administrators, University Administrators, Hospital Administrators, Provincial/City Tourism Officers, Agency Planning and Budget Officers, Engineering and Business Faculty Members

Warmest Greetings!

Mapua Techserv, Inc., a subsidiary of the Mapua Institute of Technology is holding a Professional Development Course on Facilities Management on July 8-10, 2015 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila. Read more about the course on attached description. We encourage you to send your delegates to this course, including your building administrator/facilities manager, administrative officer, provincial/city/municipal engineers and administrators, hospital administrators.

Rate Per Participant

 Regular Participant’s Rate
13,000.00 PhP
 Early Bird Rate/1
12,500.00 PhP

/1 Registration received on or before June 5, 2015. Check should be payable to MAPUA TECHSERV, INC, It can be deposited to our RCBC account. Please call up Ms. Jenelyn Inguito at 811-6443/+63.932.2024086 0r Yoli Velez at +63.918.9246206 for bank account details. The rate covers one buffet lunch and 2 snacks for 3 days. One hundred seats are available. Your seats will be reserved as soon as we receive your registration.

To register, please fill up the attached Confirmation Slip and send back to us together with the names of your participants and the filled up Confirmation Slip.

Thanks and regards,

Yolanda C. Velez
Executive Director, Mapua Techserv, Inc.
333 Gil Puyat Ave. cor N. Garcia, Makati City 1200

Course Agenda

Course Objectives
This course has been designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Upgrade the technical knowledge and skills of professionals who want to develop and establish a career in facilities management;
  • Update facilities/property managers and building administrators on new service innovations introduced in various types of establishments;
  • Assist employers, professional associations and asset managers in raising the profile of facilities managers and building administrators and develop new qualifications at the entry level; and
  • Assist executive management of organizations in both public and private sector in strategic management of property assets by enhancing the productivity and performance of their facilities managers.

Course Description
This is a 3-day course designed for managers and supervisors working in facilities services roles across a wide range of industries. It provides them the opportunity to explore and discuss new concepts and development perspectives in facilities management (FM). The course has been developed to highlight a combination of engineering solutions and management technologies applicable to managing office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, leisure and recreation facilities, hospitals, educational establishments and production plants, particularly in the field of facilities management.

Facilities management is a vital management function of business and industry firms and organizations. It is responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of the organization. In many countries, FM is considered as an industry of growth and the government creates a high apprenticeships fund to support the requirements of various industry employers. In the Philippines, this course will be relevant to the intensive campaign of the government for the continuing growth of SMEs, tourism industry services and facilities, power plants and energy management services, world-class educational institutions and hospitals, call centers and ICT infrastructure, LGU property and building management, and the Filipinos’ participation in ASEAN open market for professional services.

Duties and responsibilities vary according to the nature and size of the organization. This course will help facilities managers to focus on the best business practices in improving efficiency by reducing costs in operations while at the same time increasing productivity.

Course Modules
This specially designed FM course will consist of three modules, including:

  • Introduction to Facilities Management: Roles and functions of facilities manager; Various facilities services in different industries; Spatial planning and space management; and ICT Infrastructure and Security;
  • Health, Safety and Risks in the FM Industry: Environmental management; Health and safety, Risk management, and Building maintenance management;
  • Other Plus Factors in FM: Energy management and energy efficiency; Marketing of facilities and services; Emergency Planning for Service Facilities

Course Schedule


09:00 - 10:00 AM
 Opening Remarks: Dr. Rey Vea, President of MTI and MIT
 Guest Speaker: Welcome Remarks:
 Gov. Alfonso Umali, President, League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP)
10:30 - 11:30 AM
 Guest Speaker: The Role of FM in the Hospitality Industry:
 Robert John Horrigan, HRAP VP for Hotel Division
 With Plenary Session for Q&A: 11:30
11:30 - 1:00 PM
 Lunch Break
 Film Showing:
 Managing Facilities in Japan Courtesy of Japan Information Center
1:00 - 2:00 PM
 Spatial Planning and Space Management :
 Archt. Gloria Teodoro MIT, School of Architecture and Fine Arts
2:00 - 3:00 PM
 ICT Infrastructure and Security
 Dr. Bill Torres, Mapua IT Center
3:00 - 3:30 PM
 Coffee Break Film Showing on the Petron Bataan Refinery
3:30 - 4:30 PM
 Engr. Freddie Yumang, Vice President, Petron Bataan Refinery


09:00 - 10:00 AM
 Environmental Governance Standards
 Octavio B. Peralta, Secretary- General, Association of Devt. Financing
 Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)
10:00 - 10:30 AM
 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM
 Building Maintenance Management
 Garry Alviento, MIT School of Civil Engg. & Sanitary Engg.
 With Plenary Session for Q&A: 11:30
12:00 - 1:00 PM
 Film Showing: Energy Management and Energy Efficiency in Spain
 Courtesy of Embajada de Espana
1:00 - 2:00 PM
 Risk Management: Yvonne S. Yuchengco, CEO, Malayan Insurance
2:00 - 3:00 PM
 Environmental Health and Safety Engr. Rodolfo Abad,
 currently environmental health and safety engineer in telecom companies
3:00 - 3:30 PM
 Coffee Break
 Plenary Session on Health and Safety


09:00 - 10:00 AM
 Energy Management and Energy Efficiency(Speaker from Philips)
 Plenary Session/Open Forum
10:00 - 10:30 AM
 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM
 Marketing of Facilities &Services:
 Mike Mena, Dean, Asian Institute of Tourism, UP Diliman
 With Plenary Session for Q&A: 11:30
12:00 - 1:00 PM
 Lunch Break
 Film Showing : Facilities Management in France
 Courtesy of the French Chamber of Commerce
1:00 - 2:00 PM
 Emergency Planning for Service Facilities :
 Engr. Elvira Gaddi, Univ. Idaho and former environmental engineer of Parsons,
 Pasadena, USA
2:00 - 3:00 PM
 Coffee Break
 Closing Remarks /Distribution of Certificates:
 Yolanda C. Velez, Exec. Director, Mapua Techserv, Inc.

Abbreviations: HRAP: Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines; FM: Facilities Management; ICT: Information and Communication Technology; MIT: Mapua Institute of Technology; CEO: Chief Executive Officer.

Mapua Techserv Awarded
ICGs Project by DOLE

Mapua Techserv recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for consulting services for the preparation of the Third Batch of Industry Career Guides (ICGs) for Emerging Industries: Shipbuilding, Renewable Energy and Power and Utilities. The Notice to proceed was issued last February 25, 2015.

The project is an offshoot of a major undertaking called “JobsFIT: The DOLE 2020 Vision” initiated in 2009 by the Department through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE). This is a 10-month major research undertaking of BLE which is designed to identify local and global industries that would drive employment growth. The final report of this project recommended “new and emerging industries and preferred skills as key employment generators that each of the regions in the country should produce in the next ten years, or until 2020, to bring employment to a higher gear, or level.”

FMB-MTI Joint Undertaking: the e-FIS Project

The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources proclaimed Mapua Techserv as the highest rated and most responsive bidder for its procurement of “Consultancy Services for the Enhancement of the Forestry Information System (e-FIS) Project” with the MOA signing last December 13, 2013. The FMB is headed by Director Ricardo L. Calderon.

The P3.4 Million project has been conceived to improve the current Forestry Information System (FIS) as a support system for enabling the FMB in performing the main functions of the Bureau, including monitoring of the forestry projects in the country through the establishment of a country-wide forestry statistical and geographic information on the forest situation.

The e-FIS Project has a duration of 10 months. It is the second Techserv project in 2014 for the government sector.

Special English Language Program: A Joint undertaking of MTI with MIT English Language Center

MTI in now promoting the Special English Language Program in Japan and other Asian countries with the assistance of NTT Japan.

The Mapúa Special English Language Program (SELP) is designed for employees of multinational corporations and students of foreign schools who aspire to develop and improve their proficiency in the English language. This skill will make them confident and productive in carrying out their work and study goals anywhere in the world, especially in English-speaking nations.

MTI Gets Notice of Award from NCCA

On August 1, 2013 Techserv ED Yolanda Velez received the MTI Notice of Award for the “Comprehensive Organizational Review, Performance Audit, Assessment Project” of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) located in Intramuros, Manila. The total contract price is 3.520 Million Pesos, inclusive of taxes. The said project will be implemented within a period of 12 months starting August of this year.

Frontier Oil Corp Invites Mapua to do its EIS study

Last May 6, MTI together with Dr. Delia Senoro of the MIT School of CE-ENSE had its first meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of the Frontier Oil Corp in Makati City. The company requires technical assistance in the preparation of the environmental impact study and other documents required for obtaining environmental clearance from the DENR for its upcoming drilling project at the northern part of Palawan. The technical proposal will be prepared by the team by June 17 for discussion with the client.

MTI participates in the bidding for an P8 Million DOTC Project

The MTI has partnered with the Maceda Valencia & Co. for participating in the bidding for the DOTC project entitled, "Revision of the Suite of Oracle Resulting from the Revision of Chart of Accounts" starting Jan 2014. After submission of documents on April 30, 2013, MTI was found to be an eligible consulting firm for this project. We are still waiting for the go signal for submission of technical and financial bid docs.

Mapua Techserv, Inc. was the only local firm from among 6 consulting firms shortlisted for the DOE E-Trike Project

We received information from DOE last April 10, 2013 that the Mapua Techserv shortlisted for the E-Trike Project. The project is entitled, “Market Transformation through the Introduction of Energy Efficient Vehicles”. It is a One Million USD project funded by the Asian Development Bank. MTI submitted its technical and financial proposal last May 27, 2013 in association with the Transport and Traffic Planners, Inc. The project involves the distribution of 100,000 electric tricycles nationwide from Nov 2013 up to 2017.

MTI was the only consulting firm found as eligible bidder for the NCCA Project

The project is called “Organizational Review, Performance Audit and Assessment” for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) located at Intramuros. This is a 12-month project for an approved budget cost of P3.6 Million. MTI remained as the single standing bidder since its opponent failed to submit its required eligibility docs. The technical and financial bids are expected to be submitted on May 14.

Techserv recently won in the bidding of a project of the
Canadian Urban Institute & Local Government Academy

Techserv President Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea signed a service agreement with the Canadian Urban Institute last January 16, 2012 for the development of a systems study for Local Economic Development Information Program (LIP) for the benefit of LGUs and the business sector. The project involves design and installation of a database management system, a website development for LIP, and analytical tools for implementing local economic development at the city and municipal levels.

Master Planning for Intramuros

Exec. Director Yolanda Velez was recently invited to join the master planning team of the Intramuros Administration (IA). TechServ welcomes this big opportunity to participate in the preparation of a new master plan for Intramuros. The engineering and environmental management team will be working on this project from April to July 2012.

Intramuros has always been considered as a well known tourism destination for its historical value. Needless to say, Intramuros has been a regular part of the travel itinerary of elementary and high school students as part of their education on the history of the country.

Joe Capistrano, IA Administrator, and Gerry Isada, IA Planning Consultant, initiated this project in response to the interest of many real estate developers to develop the area. Upon the request of Tourism Department Secretary Lim to fasttrack this project, IA immediately organized a master planning team.

Meet MAC, RP’s first anti-terror robot

After months of fine-tuning, the country’s very first Filipino-made bomb disposal robot was presented to the public yesterday as the latest member of the Makati City police force.

Made of aluminum, fiberglass, and engineering plastic, the two feet tall machine was officially named MAC (Mechanical Anti-terrorist Concept) and conferred the rank of Police Inspector, equivalent to captain in the military.

With the “Mission Impossible” theme song playing in the background and despite unfavorable weather conditions, MAC was made to examine and retrieve an explosive device that was brought to a bomb disruptor and safely detonated.

MAC’s ability to approach anything or anyone was also showcased when it was made to bring a cellular phone to a supposed hostage-taker in order to give the police and the suspect a way to communicate.

And just like any modern-day hero with the reputation of being a super agent like Ian Fleming’s James Bond, Makati City’s mechanical friend charmed his way into the hearts of women, who gave him red roses which allowed him to demonstrate how his mechanical hands can grip and hold almost anything.

MAC was developed by engineering professors and students of the Mapúa Institute of Technology as the country’s first and so far most reliable bomb disposal robot.

Makati City Police chief Senior Superintendent Gilbert Cruz told The STAR how the robot was conceptualized, and revealed that it might just earn the Philippines a prize in an international robotics competition.

“Inspector MAC and eight Mapúa professors and students will be going to China for the contest scheduled October 16 to 21,” Cruz told The STAR in an interview.

According to him, the competition will feature various computer-developed machines and the Philippines will be in it, hopefully to win.

Cruz said Mapúa’s brightest minds headed by engineer John Judilla created the bomb disposal robot which will keep policemen out of harm’s way each time they respond to a bomb emergency.

Inspector MAC can be controlled either by attached wires or by remote control, depending on the situation.

“Now, should there be bomb threats, we can conduct bomb disposal operations from a safe distance. We can send MAC instead of sending officers to manually do the job,” Cruz said.

The machine’s current features include griper, drive, field vision, and back vision cameras with night vision capability and the ability to move at a maximum speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

Cruz said Inspector MAC can also test air toxicity levels in case of a chemical explosion.

He took pride in the fact that the robot, which runs on motorcycle batteries, was assembled using locally available materials.

Considering how Makati City receives an average of one bomb threat a week, Inspector MAC is being considered as the Makati City Police’s pride and humble contribution to the continuing fight against terrorism.

Mayor Jejomar Binay commended Cruz for the department’s innovativeness and constant enhancement of its capabilities to maintain peace and order in the city.

“The city government lauds the Makati Police for using advancements in technology in deterring crime. The introduction of the MAC Robot will surely boost the city’s preparedness in keeping the populace safe,” Binay said.

Techserv designs water supply system for the communities of Caluya

The Municipality of Caluya of the Province of Antique has recently launched its Caluya Water Supply Project. For this project, Techserv will provide technical assistance to the municipality in the conduct of a feasibility study for the setting up of a water supply in 6 barangays in Caluya Island. The Techserv team will be working with the ACES Drilling The project will run from February 16 to July 16, 2012.

Makati City bought the first prototype of MAC robot for bomb disposal and security operations built by Mapúa Techserv in collaboration with MIT in 2010

The Mapúa Techserv, Inc. is pioneering in development of customized robot and offers other applications. Applications, if customized, may include, i.) As rover to hard to reach areas such as drainage system, caves, collapsed building in rescue operations; ii.) As a survey device in caves to measure distance, in toxic hazardous areas to measure toxicity, nuclear radiation and to collect samples in mining exploration, etc;; iii.) As a Loading device to carry toxic chemicals, dangerous/hazardous areas – toxic chemical, nuclear, threat ; and iv) bomb disposal/ building security operations in office buildings, shopping malls, and other public spaces.

Makati City bought the first prototype of MAC robot for bomb disposal and security operations built by Mapúa Techserv in collaboration with MIT in 2010

IDOM, one of the largest engineering consulting firms based in Spain submitted its expression of interest to bid for a World Bank-funded “Metro Manila Water Security Review Study” for MWSS with Mapúa Techserv as its project partner.

The main activities to be carried out by a Consulting Firm (hereafter the Consultant) under the water security review study are to: (a) review the existing source of water supply and its various uses and allocations; (b) review and update the existing water supply and demand projections; (c) assess the potential source options, including the economic impact in the reduction of the non-revenue water (NRW), evaluation of potential investments for irrigation infrastructure (i.e. dams for irrigation) for water allocation swap between agricultural use to domestic use, water reuse (i.e. floodwater/rainwater catchments, treated wastewater reuse, etc.), and among others; (d) evaluate appropriate contracting options for water resource development, including public-private partnership (PPP) schemes.

IDOM with Techserv have been shortlisted for this project bid.

EEI welcomes Techserv as its Institutional Partner

Mr. Bobby Castillo, EEI President and CEO welcomes Techserv as its new partner for its design and build projects. Since the EEI competence area is the construction side of building and infrastructure projects, Techserv will be invited by EEI for the design and feasibility studies required for its construction engineering projects.

Techserv proposes to assist Bulacan in flood mitigation

Exec. Dir. Velez recently visited Bulacan Provincial Administrator Jim Valerio and his DRRM unit officers to provide them a briefing on Techserv services and products.

The preferred areas of technical assistance of the Bulacan officials included a Hydrogical Study for Flood Mitigation and conduct of a Disaster Preparedness Training Course for selected barangay officials of 6 towns and 1 city located around the Sta. Maria River.

Techserv partners with LGA in implementing a program on Making Climate Change- and disaster-sensitive ARBO Farms

The Local Government Academy agreed to work hand in hand with Techserv in implementing for Making ClimateChange- and disaster-Sensitive ARBO farms in six provinces located in high risk areas.