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Friday, November 18, 2011

Economic Sector: Industry

The information contained in this article were based on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of Rosario, Batangas for the planning period 2000-2010 and were current in 1999 except in places where updates were duly noted.

THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE reports about three major sectors including the Social Sector, the Economic Sector and Infrastructure and Utilities Sector. The Economic Sector consists of the following sub-sectors: agriculture, tourism, commerce and industry. This article covers the Industry Sub-Sector.

Industrial development must consider full employment based on sound agricultural development and agrarian reform, through industries that make full and efficient use of human and natural resources and which are competitive in both domestic and foreign markets.

There are thirteen existing industrial establishments in the municipality. Except for Puyat Steel Corporation, all industries are agri-based. These are the food processing industry, feed mills and oil manufacturer. Eleven of these establishments are classified small-scale industries. Puyat Steel is classified large industry while Dragon Phoenix Multi Resources is classified medium. The classification is according to capitalization.

Classification according to Degree of Hazard and Pollution classifies Puyat Steel Cooperation a heavy industry meaning highly pollutive and hazardous industry. Pollution impact of said industry must be actively monitored. All other industries are classified as light to medium industries ranging from non-pollutive/non-hazardous industries to pollutive/hazardous industries. Monitoring of pollution impacts is also necessary.

These industrial establishments occupy a total area of 43.9820 hectares. Industrial establishments are concentrated in the western tip of the municipality coming from Batangas City via the municipality of Ibaan, adjacent and around the Poblacion Barangays. Three establishments are in Barangay Poblacion C. Other barangays with industrial establishment are Barangays Bagong Pook, Masaya, Namuco, San Carlos, San Ignacio and San Roque.

The following shows existing industrial establishment in Rosario for the year 1999.

Existing Industrial Establishments Municipality of Rosario, Batangas: 1999
Industry Type, Name of Establishment, Location and Land Area (in square meters)
Small Scale Industry
  • Tropic Delight Food Industry in Bagong Pook - 546.00 sqm.
  • Vision 2000 Feedmills Corporation in Bagong Pook - 1,080.00 sqm.
  • Blue Diamond Feedmills in Poblacion D - 1,333.00 sqm.
  • Rodsan Oil Manufacturer in Poblacion D - 4,587.00 sqm.
  • TS Marketing in Poblacion D - 239.00 sqm.
  • Galactic Resources Dev't. Corp. in Masaya - 32,323.00 sqm.
  • TS Food Industries in Masaya - 32,500.00 sqm.
  • Bestnet Industries in Namuco - 17,938.00 sqm.
  • PSM Industries in Namuco - 663.18 sqm.
  • Goldstar Feedmills in San Carlos - 24,701.00 sqm.
  • Manalo's Ice Plant in San Roque - 1,419.00 sqm.
Medium Scale Industry
  • Dragon Phoenix Multi-Resources in San Ignacio - 23,910.00 sqm.
Large Scale Industry
  • Puyat Steel Corp. in Masaya - 300,000.00 sqm.
TOTAL - 441,239.18 sqm.
Source: Office of the Municipal Treasurer, Rosario, Batangas

The population is also engaging to cottage industries that make use of agriculture products. Kalamay and panutsa making are cottage industries common in the area. The municipality is also known because of these delicacies. Kalamay is made of sticky rice, coconut milk and sugar. Panutsa on the one hand is made of peanuts and sugar. There are five registered kalamay making cottage industry and seven panutsa making activities.

There is a need for a holistic approach to industrial development that will focus on the agri-industrialization of the municipality and less polluting. The present number and type of industrial activities being still manageable must be continuously monitored for environmental impacts. Use of local materials or inputs must be considered in these establishments. The labor force of the municipality must be priority in terms of employment based on capability and qualification to the job.

For future requirements on industrial expansion areas need to be allocated and identified to meet future requirements. Type and classification of industries based on capitalization, employment and degree of hazard/pollution must be considered. Industries classified as large in terms of capital and employment should be encouraged.

In terms of degree of environmental hazard and pollution only light to medium intensity industries shall be allowed. Considering the area requirement for light to medium industrial establishments, a total 210.904 hectares is required using the standard of 2 hectare per 1,000 population by year 2010.

Nevertheless, leadership must consider going beyond the zonal framework since activities around immediate vicinity of the industrial zone has to complement and support the vision to put a stake in development through hosting light to medium industries.

Requirement for an industrial project to undergo the Environment Impact Assessment Study and to secure Environment Compliance Certificate must always be enforced before construction/operation.

Similarly, farmer-beneficiaries, as well as all landholdings subject for implementation of the programs under the CARP are important factors. That in such case the CARP covered landholdings falls within the boundaries of the proposed industrial site, the said area must be replaced by other available portion of land which is non-irrigated and with lesser productivity.

Thus, the listing of agricultural landholdings in Rosario originating from the DAR will also have to be considered in addition to those properties classified as agricultural lands so as to protect the rights of the farmer beneficiaries, considering further that the same will not unjustly affect the zoning nor the future development and growth of the municipality.

Municipal Land Use Committee and the Office of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (June 2000), Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Rosario, Batangas for Planning Period: 2000-2010, Municipality of Rosario, Batangas, Philippines

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