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Researches across various disciplines bring socio-economic benefits to the country and to the public as a whole.

Some of these researches for the public good will be highlighted at the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) and 87th General Membership Assembly (GMA) on March 9, 2020 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

The conference will tackle five (5) different topics for open group discussions: Challenges in R&D Governance: Procurement Processes, Impacts of R&D Public Investments, Communicating Science to the People, National Border Security, and Global Health Risks.

To be able to learn more about these researches, the DOST-NRCP invites to participate all interested researchers, scientists, and engineers in the country. The event registration is now open at https://eventregistration.nrcp.dost.gov.ph/.

The conference and assembly will also feature most interesting activities which include the launching of monographs generated from NRCP-funded researches under the National Integrated Basic Research Agenda (NIBRA), Inclusive Nation-building. Moreover, There will also be poster competition and exhibits, parallel sessions, ecognition of Achievement Awardees, election of the new Governing Board, oath taking of new NRCP associate and regular members, and a business meeting highlighting the DOST-NRCP President’s and Treasurer’s reports.

No other than Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña, DOST Secretary, will share inspirational message to the participants. Secretary de la Peña is a former President of the DOST-NRCP (2002-2007).

To grace the conference and assembly is the presence of Atty. Wendel E. Avisado Acting Secretary, Department of Budget and Management, and Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank as Keynote Speakers.

Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara DOST Undersecretary for R & D will also grace the event and will presentthe overview of the DOST Call for Proposal and the new Monitoring and Evaluation Protocol.

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) is a collegial body of highly trained scientists, researchers, and engineers cohesively addressing the growing demand for new knowledge. It is also the very first council in the Asia Pacific created through the 9th Philippine Legislature Act 4210 in December 8, 1933.The Council is mandated to promote and support fundamental or basic research and to provide advice on problems and issues of national interest.

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