1 Government – Private Sector Partnership Private Sector Perspective 2-1Philippine Scenario:Government – Private Sector Partnership Private Sector PerspectiveMs. Mercedita PastranaExecutive Director, LPG Industry Association, Inc.PhilippinesWorld LPG Association ForumOctober 7-8, 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil1
2 Philippines and the LPG Industry LPG CylinderIndustry**BULK SUPPLIERSREFINERSIMPORTERSSUPPLIERSMANUFACTURERSTRADERSREFILLERSINDEPENDENTSSERVICE ENTITIES REPAIRERSREQUALIFIERSMARKETERSDEALERSRETAIL OUTLETSVISAYASMINDANAOLUZON*Under DOE supervision**Under DTI supervision
5 The Liquified Petroleum Gas Industry Association, Inc The Liquified Petroleum Gas Industry Association, Inc. (LPGIA) was formed in 2000
6 4 out of the 6 bulk importers are members of the LPGIA PetronPetronasShellPhilippine Assn. of LPG CylinderManufacturersTotalThere are now over 200 refilling plants nationwide. Petron, Shell, and Caltex operates 28 refilling facilities while new players and independent refillers operates over 170 refilling plants nationwide with about 150 here in Luzon.There are eight bulk suppliers serving the domestic LPG requirement: Petron, Shell, Caltex, Total, Nation, Liquigaz, Petronas and Pryce4 out of the 6 bulk importers are members of the LPGIA
7 The LPGIA: Has 4 out of the 6 bulk importers as members. Members contribute .01 centavo/kg of importation and produced LPG.Is the largest industry association in terms of membership and resources in the LPG industryIs recognized as one of the major industry associations in the country.
8 The primary purpose of the LPGIA is to support the Government in creating a safe and healthy environment in the LPG Industry.Discuss background on LPGIA (refer to the slide)
9 LPG Task Force Flowchart Director,OIMBExecutive Director,LPGIALPG Inspection TeamDOE StaffLPGIA StaffNow expanded to include DTI
10 to the Problems in the LPG Industry Responses of the LPGIAto the Problems in the LPG IndustryDiscuss background on LPGIA (refer to the slide)
11 Teacher-Student Support Module Consumer Education ResponseTeacher-Student Support ModuleThe LPGIA developed and produced, in cooperation with the Department of Education and the Department of Trade and Industry, the Teacher-Student Support Module to be used to instruct all junior and senior high school students on LPG use and safety in all public schools nationwide.
12 2. Konsumer at Iba Pa Radio Program Consumer Education Response2. Konsumer at Iba Pa Radio ProgramThe LPGIA sponsored a national radio talk show segment on LPG safety and LPG cylinders, together with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Product Safety and Quality Federation.
13 Consumer Education Response 3. Newspaper Ads 2Serial Comics on consumer safety and buying tipsNewspaper AdsTo support/advocate passage of LPG BillsOther printed materials (leaflets, flyers,bookmark)s6. TV/Cinema AdsFeaturing DOE/DTI officials
14 7. Information Education Campaign Consumer Education ResponseInformation Education CampaignLPGIA has conducted various Education/ Information campaign on all sectors of the LPG Industry including law enforces, government officials units, Bureau of Fires and Consumer on safe use of LPG and other safety tips.
15 Legislative Responses Discuss background on LPGIA (refer to the slide)
16 The LPG Bill3 years ago, the LPGIA spearheaded the drafting of the LPG Bill to serve as the magna carta for the entire LPG industry.
17 The LPG BillThe LPG Bill was passed in the House of Representatives in March 2009 and is now on 1st reading in the Senate. It is a priority bill of the government and there’s a good chance it will be signed into law this year.
18 The LPG Bill Some of the main features of the Bill are: It clearly defines cylinder ownership and the responsibility of the owners to the consumers.It bans importation of second-hand cylinders.Strengthened the regulatory powers of the government agencies.Increase in penalties.
20 Auto-LPG SummitThe LPGIA organized and funded the 1st and 2nd National Auto-LPG Summit in 2007 and 2008 which brought together many of the major industry players in the auto-LPG industry. Its purpose was to promote an expanded and safer use of auto-LPG in the country.
21 Good Industry Practice Workshop The LPGIA organized, in partnership with the World LPG Association, the Good Industry Practice Worksop for the government and the private sector in April 2009.
22 Some Problems Still Lessened but still very rampant illegal practices Too many industry associationsSlow wheel of justiceInefficiencies in government operationsUncoordinated efforts/overlaps of governmentPersonal security of LPGIA members
23 ? What Can Be Done? RA 8479 Oil Deregulation Law Industry Self-RegulationNational Association