Wednesday, September 30, 2009

13th National Urban Pest Control Week September 21-27, 2009 (4th Food Industry Sanitation & Urban Pest Management: A National Conference)

In celebration of National Urban Pest Control Week last September 21-27, 2009, the 4th Food Industry Sanitation & Urban Pest Management: A National Conference was held at the U.P. NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman last September 25, 2009.

This year’s theme was “Challenging Food Manufacturers And Related Industries To Go Green Production: Help Mitigate Global Warming And Climate Change.”

Challenging the local food manufacturers and related industries to go green production is not only producing safe, nutritious, and wholesome food products but is also contributing in the government’s efforts in mitigating land, air and water pollution, thus minimize if not prevented, global warming and climate change.

The conference aimed to provide participants with strategies on how to implement strict cleanliness and sanitation following Green Production in processing facilities to reduce food contamination, hazards and disease-carrying pests in order to increase customer satisfaction and patronage; knowledge and information necessary to meet government and industry regulations; and information of the different urban pest control products and Green Charcoal technologies that are locally available but proven safe and effective against common urban pests, and alternative fuels for use in the food and related industries and support the national movement for “Buy Filipino-Made Products, Buy Local” especially in times of crises.

Officials and staff of National Government Agencies, Local Government Units, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Peoples Organizations who are concerned on food safety, sanitation and urban pest management in Food & Related Industries were invited to attend the conference. Other participants included owners, managers, administrators, QA officers, sanitation, safety and pollution engineers and officers of food manufacturing, processing facilities, sugar plantations, fastfood chains, restaurants, supermarkets, public markets, shopping centers and malls, hotels, motels, inns, and related establishments; private and public institutions, universities including students; and medical officers, entomologists, epidemiologists, sanitarians, environmentalists, and waste management practitioners.

The topics and resource speakers who graced the conference are as follows:

• Green Production Practices In The Food Manufacturing & Related Facilities
Dr. Sonia Y. De Leon
President, Foundation For The Advancement Of Food Science & Technology (FAFST)

• Designing And Implementation Of Solid Waste Management Program For Food Manufacturing & Related Facilities
Assistant Secretary Gerardo V. Calderon
Local Gov’t. Concerns & Lands & Exec. Director, National Solid Waste Management Commission, DENR

• Wastewater / Sludge Treatment For Food Manufacturing & Related Facilities
Mr. Diosdado R. Pineda
Executive Vice President, Alphine Systems Corporation

• Prevention & Control Measures: Rodents
Mr. Randy D. Daumar
NCUPC Licensed Pest Control Consultant, Davao City

• Prevention & Control Measures: Flying & Crawling Pests
Mr. Roque G. Tibor, Jr.
Registered Agriculturist, PRC; Secretary & Safety, Health & Environment Coordinator, NCUPC

• Prevention & Control Measures: Termites
Mr. Ian Vincent D. Palaypay
NCUPC Licensed Pest Control Consultant, Manila

• SMART Sanitation, Urban Pest Control, Enviro-Related Products & Alternative Green Charcoal Fuels & Stoves

A fee of Php 2,000, inclusive of meals, a conference kit, and certificates, was charged upon registration. Advanced registrants received a 10% discount per head. Agencies, organizations and companies with more than one participant were also entitled for another 10% discount per head.

The 4th Food Industry Sanitation & Urban Pest Management National Conference was presented by the National Commission on Urban Pest Control (NCUPC), Franchise Urban Pest Control Operators Of The Philippines and The “Always Be Honest” Phils., Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of the Interior & Local Government (DILG), Department of Science & Technology (DOST), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), League of Sanitation Inspectors of the Philippines, Inc. (LSIPI), Philippine Association of Sanitary Engineers, Inc. (PASEI), Philippine Association of Food Technologists (PAFT), Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), Philippine Medical Association (PMA), Manila Medical Society (MMS), Filipino Inventors Federation (FILINFED), Filipino Inventors Society Thru Christian Brotherhood (FIS-CB), Zero Waste Recycling Movement of the Phil. Foundation (ZWRMPF), Earthsavers Movement, and MAPECON Philippines, Inc..

For more more information about NCUPC, you may reach the NCUPC Secretariat thru Marick Temporal at (632) 484-0208, or e-mail Their official website is


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