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Ceferino L. Follosco

Former DOST Secretary (1989-1992), NAST Academician

Expertise: Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Management

Dr. Ceferino Follosco has diverse expertise having graduate degrees in mechanical, electrical, agricultural, and management engineering. He implemented a modernization strategy for the country’s industrial and agricultural systems through the adoption of “leading edge technologies.” The strategy included selection of sectors on the basis of potentials in terms of increased production, increased value added, and capacity to expand local production. He was chairman of the Science and Technology Coordinating Council created under AO 123, and led the formulation of Action Plans and Implementing Programs for the leading edges. Under his watch, a comprehensive Science and Technology Master Plan was drawn focusing on three major strategies: a) Modernization of the production sector through massive technology transfer; b) upgrading of R&D activities; and c) development of infrastructures, institution building, manpower development, and development of S&T culture.

Affiliation

President, Alpha Machinery & Engineering Coproration, 1167 Pasong Tamo, Makati, Metro Manila: Undersecretary, Dept. of trade and Industry, Makati, Metro M

Association

    • American Association of Agricultural Engineers, Member
    • American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Member
    • American Studies Association, Member
    • College Editors Guild Alumni Association, Member
    • Management Association of the Philippines, Member
    • New York Academy of Science, Member
    • Philippine Fullbright Scholars Association, Member
    • AMMD.PSAE.PSME/PAMEE/AMIEP/Society of Mfg. Engineers, Member/Former Pres.
    • Rotary Club of Manila, Member
    • Iowa State Univ. Alumni Association of the Philippines, President
    • Makati Business Club, Member
    • Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • Industrial Div., G.A. Machineries, Vice-Pres., 1954 - 1969
    • Alpha Machinery & Engineering Corporation, President, 1966
    • Ford Phils, Vice-Pres., 1969 - 1975
    • Follosco Manufacturing & Industrial Corporation, President, 1974
    • Follosco Training Corporation, President, 1975
    • Allied Sales Corporation, Pres., 1975
    • Salam Agro-Industrial Corporation, President, 1981
    • Agro Industrial Management & Consultancy Inc., Pres., 1982
    • Dept. of Trade and Industry, Undersecretary, 1986
    • Department of Science and Technology, Secretary

Award

    • UST Plaque of Recognition for Leadership in Research Activities, UST, 1995
    • Achievement Award for Outstanding Alumni,, UST Chemistry Alumni Association and UST Chemistry Dept, 1995
    • Dr Jose C. Lugay Jr. Professonial Chair in Chemistry, UST, 1993
    • Public Health Category, Research Award,, MMS, 1984
    • Academician, NAST, 2001
    • Golden Jubilee Award, Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002
    • Outstanding Professional Agricultural Engineering Award, PRC, 2002
    • Outstanding Graduate Medal, PSME, 1953
    • Licensed Professional Agricultural Engineer, PRC
    • 5th Place, mechanical engineers exam, , 1953
    • 1st Place Professional Mechanical Engineers Exam, , 1968
    • Most Outstanding Professor in Mechanical Engineering, , 1982
    • Scholarship, Fulbright Smith-Mundth, 1961
    • Outstanding Feati Uni. Alumnus, Feati Univ., 1976
    • Most Outstanding Agricultural Engineer, PSAE, 1981

Papers Presented

    • Sectoral Innovation Strategies for Competitiveness ASEAN Academy of Engineering Technology, ASEAN Forum at MIT, Makati City
    • Agri-Entrepreneurship Forum, Department of Agriculture Region IV, Villa Caceres, Naga City
    • Clustering for Competitiveness for Department of Agriculture Officials and Agency Heads, nn
    • National Conference in Water (NAST, NRCP) , Hotel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City
    • National Conference on Biofuels (NAST, NRCP, DOST, AASA, DOE, etc.) , Hotel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City
    • Entrepreneurship, Young engineers Summit, MIT Campus, Makati City
    • 1st Western Visayas Bangus Congress , Iloilo City
    • Clustering approach to Entrepreneurial Development,JICA-TESDA Program, nn

Education

    • Ateneo de Davao, Davao City, Ph.D. Humanities (Honoris Causa), 1991
    • University of the Philippines System, Diliman, Quezon City, Ph.D. Laws (Honoris Causa), 1992
    • Feati Univ., Manila, BS Mechanical Engineering, 1953
    • Feati University, Manila, BS Electrical Engineering, 1955
    • Iowa State Univ., MS Agricultural Engineering, 1962
    • Feati University, Manila, Master of Management, 1965

Publication

    • Follosco, C.L., (1965) Farm mechanization and its economic aspects.
    • Coffee and Cacao Journal Volume 8, No. (6):
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Philippine industrial development strategies in the 80,s.
    • Journal of Philippine Development , No. (1-2):
    • Follosco, C.L., (1965) I visited the land of progress.
    • Examiner Volume 1
    • Follosco, C.F., (1989) Philippine science and technology directions
    • Occasional Paper Series, STII-DOST Volume No.1
    • Follosco, C.L., (2002) Meeting the global challenges: research to market through industry clustering, a model for governance.
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology Volume 24
    • Follosco, C.L., (1962) Spray nozzles
    • Presented at the ASAE National Convention in Washington
    • Follosco, C.L., (1968) Irrigation
    • Presented at the Irrigation Convention, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1968) Organization and management
    • Talk before Laoag Businessman, sponsored by Laoag Rotary Club
    • Follosco, C.L., (1969) Farm machinery
    • Presented at the UP Institute of Small Scale Industries Seminar
    • Follosco, C.L., (1969) Management
    • Speech before the Philippine College of Arts and Trade
    • Follosco, C.L., (1969) Our industrial growth
    • Speech before the Convention of Government Mechanical Engineers and Shop Officer
    • Follosco, C.L., (1969) Role of industrial and management engineers in our national growth
    • Speech presented at the Convention, Adamson university
    • Follosco, C.L., (1970) Industrialization and car manufacturing program for the Philippine
    • Speech before UP College of Engineering Faculty and Students
    • Follosco, C.L., (1971) Role of Engineers in our economy
    • Speech before the oath taking of New Mechanical Engineers, Cebu City
    • Follosco, C.L., (1972) Development in the automotive industry
    • Presented at the PAMEE Annual Convention, Iloilo City
    • Follosco, C.L., (1973) Automotive industry
    • Speech presented at the Divine Word University, Tacloban City 1971, UP Development Economic Course and UST Graduate School of Business
    • Follosco, C.L., (1973) Techniques of subcontracting: promotion of local manufacture of agricultural implements and machinery in Asia and Far east
    • Presented at the UNIDO / IRRI Expert Meeting on Design and Manufacturing, Los ba?os, Philippines
    • Follosco, C.L., (1975) Appropriate technology
    • Presented at the IRRI Conference, Los Ba?os, Laguna
    • Follosco, C.L., (1975) Assembly and manufacturing operation experience in the Philippines
    • Presented at the Transport Asian, 2nd Automotive Conference, Japan
    • Follosco, C.L., (1977) Agricultural machinery industry in the Philippines
    • Presented before the Philippines-European Business Conference, Frankfurt, Germany
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Appropriate technology for agriculture and industry
    • Presented before the Annual Conference of the Council for Technology and Allied Sciences of the Philippines
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) ASEAN industrial complementation schemes
    • Presented at the UNCTAD/GATT International Trade Center Workshop on Expansion of Intra-ASEAN trade, Jakarta
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Developing the agricultural engineer as a manager
    • Presented before the 29th Annual Convention of the PSAE, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Enterpreneural development
    • Speech before the Association of Business Colleges and Universities, 1977 and Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) International cooperation
    • Background paper prepared for UNIDO Negotiation Section as UN Consultant
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Manufacturing and marketing problem of agricultural machinery
    • Presented at the PCARR Workshop on Agricultural Engineering Research
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Mutli-country cooperation in the manufacture of light vehicle
    • Presented before the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Practical issues for international arrangement regarding imports local assembly and local manufacturing
    • Background paper prepared for UNIDO Secretariat for First global Consultation Meeting on Agricultural Machinery, Stressa, Italy
    • Follosco, C.L., (1979) Role of commerce and industry in the development promotion and marketing of inventions and innovations
    • Presented at the Workshop on the Effective Use of the Industrial Property System for the Benefit of Inventors, Industry and Commerce in the Asia and the Pacific Region, under the auspices of the UN WIPO, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1980) Appropriate technology for rural development
    • Presented before the UNESCO Conference for Engineering Teachers
    • Follosco, C.L., (1980) Machinery requirements: direction for research
    • Presented before the Annual Meeting of the NRCP, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1981) Engineer as an enterprenuer
    • Speech before the Oathtaking of Engineers and other Professionals in Bacolod City
    • Follosco, C.L., (1981) Integrated approach to strengthen agricultural mechanization and manufacturing policy and strategy
    • background paper prepared for the 2nd UNIDO Global Consultative Meeting for Agricultural machinery in Vienna
    • Follosco, C.L., (1981) Professional growth for mechanical engineers
    • Speech before the PSME Semi-Annual Convention, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1981) Role of science and technology to industrialization
    • Speech before the rotary Club of Calamba
    • Follosco, C.L., (1981) Status and prospects of subcontracting in the Philippines
    • Presented at the ASEAN-EEC Subcontracting Conference, Singapore
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Challenges for agricultural engineers inthe 80's
    • Speech before the Oathtaking Ceremonies of New Agricultural Engineers at Philippine Colombia Association
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Development of the agricultural mechanization
    • Concept Paper prepared for the Manufacturing Committee of the National Agricultural Mechanization Council for Presentation to BOI
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Global trends in agricultural mechanization
    • Delivered before the Faculty and Students Symposium on Agricultural Machinery, GAUF, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Problems and issues affecting productivity in thePhilippines
    • Presented before the Symposium on Wage Statistics and Productivity sponsored by the National Wage Council and the National Productivity Commission, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Productivity improvement in the Philippines
    • Technical Speech presented before the PSME 30th Annual Convention, Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Productivity in the Philippines
    • Speech delivered as Guest of Honor and Speaker Rotary Club of quezon City
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) Resource development through science and technology in the Philippines
    • Speech as Guest Speaker during the Induction Ceremonies of the Council of Technology and Allied Sciences of the Philippines (COTASP), Manila
    • Follosco, C.L., (1982) State of productivity in the philippines
    • Lecture delivered before the Symposium conducted by PCCI for Engineering Deans and faculty Members, Philippine Columbian Association
    • Follosco, C.L., (1983) Agricultural machinery industry in the Philippines
    • Paper for ASEAN-EEC Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Follosco, C.L., (1983) Contemporary economic issues
    • Speech before the Rotary Club of Panday Pira
    • Follosco, C.L., (1983) Macro-micro linkages on Productivity improvement in the Philippines
    • Presented during the Symposium on Macro-Macro Linkages for Productivity Improvement, sponsored by APO, New Delhi, India
    • Follosco, C.L., (1983) Present economic crisis and the need for productivity
    • Speech before the Rotary Club of Univesity District
    • Follosco, C.L., (1983) Productivity in telecommunications development
    • Speech delivered before the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers of the Philippines, Quezon City
    • Follosco, C.L., (1983) Productivity
    • Speech before the Rotary Club of Raha Sulayman Weekly Meeting, Manila

Trainings

    • Manufacturing Management, 1970, Ford Australia