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The Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (DOST SFTP) will again hold his Technology Media Conference (TMC), dubbed as The Social Dimensions of Scientific Research at Sequoia Hotel this August 6, 2019, 10am onwards.

DOST SFTP will present the results of three (3) scientific research projects funded by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP): two (2) from the Division of Social Sciences and one (1) from the Division of Humanities. DOST SFTP believes that the media could facilitate the swift dissemination of the projects outputs: important statistics, policy recommendations, and other protocols which may be used by policymakers or other concerned government agencies in crafting laws and public policies that would address the health challenges of the sectors of youth and overseas Filipino workers.

The two (2) scientific research projects in the NRCP Division of Social Sciences studied the top illnesses of OFWs and the external factors affecting the high incidence of teenage pregnancy during disasters while in the NRCP Division of Humanities, the effectivity of enhancing the public level of awareness on HIV/AIDS through Digitized Arts was analyzed.

In this media presentation, DOST SFTP will be with Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, NRCP Executive Director and researchers from the NRCP Division of Social Sciences: Dr. Veronica E. Ramirez, for the top common OFW diseases and Prof. Gloria Luz Nelson for teenage pregnancy. Prof. Oliver Neil R. Rodriguez will be talking about the use of digitized arts for HIV AIDS advocacies on behalf of the researcher from NRCP Division of Humanities, Dr. Brian S. Bantugan who is currently on sabbatical leave.

The Assistant Secretary Victor A. Del Rosario, Commissioner representing Visayas of the National Youth Commission and partner of NRCP, will also join the panel. Commissioner Del Rosario together with Secretary de la Peña and Executive Director Sumagaysay will be awarding the best Digitized Arts on HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to the three (3) winners.

The DOST-NRCP is the council mandated to promote and support fundamental or basic research. It is also the only agency that supports researches in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Governmental, Educational and International Policies aside from Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Engineering and Industrial Research, Physics, Chemical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Earth and Space Sciences.