Date: April 10, 2017

Posted by: ajsJaucian




The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC) represented by Ms. Alyanna Joy S. Jaucian participated in the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) Strategic Planning Workshop on April 4-5, 2017 at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. The activity was spearheaded by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). It was participated in by the following permanent member-agencies:


a.     Department of Trade in Industry (DTI);

b.     Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL);

c.      Bureau of  Customs (BOC);

d.     Optical Media Board (OMB);

e.      National Bureau of Investigation (NBI);

f.       National Book Development Board (NBDB); and

g.     Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC)


On the first day, member-agencies conducted a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis pertaining to their respective offices and the NCIPR. Challenges were identified to purposely help the committee in drafting the strategic work plan. The main challenge of the committee is the analyzation of the problem as to why there is a continuous demand in doing such counterfeiting and piracy activities.


The second day was allotted for the drafting of the NCIPR work plan. Member-agencies were requested to provide inputs for each deliverables particularly programs and activities to be implemented by the committee in the coming years. OSETC recommended that more information awareness campaign activities must be initiated to raise consciousness to the public relative to IPR. Further, the use of social media must be highly utilized in raising IPR awareness.


The activity culminated with a news from Director General Santiago of IPOPHL that the President had just signed Proclamation No. 190 s. 2017 declaring the month of April every year as National Intellectual Property Month. Further, she encouraged all member-agencies to conduct activities this April in celebration of the IPR month.