PBBM Opens DOST’s National Science and Technology Week Fair

Author: Shaira P. Rapisora Published: Nov. 23, 2022

Science and technology took center stage as his Excellency, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. joined the country’s science community during the opening ceremonies of this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. President Marcos Jr. and Science Secretary Renato U. Solidum, Jr. led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to signal the official start of the week-long fair.

Anchored on the theme, “Agham at Teknolohiya: Kabalikat sa Maunlad at Matatag na Kinabukasan”, the annual NSTW showcases scientific and technological innovations, research and development (R&D) outputs, DOST-supported Filipino-made products, programs and other S&T services offered by the various DOST agencies and Regional Offices, which aim to address pressing concerns in nation building and sustainable shared growth.

In his keynote message, President Marcos highlighted the importance of Science and Technology in securing a better future for the country by developing practical solutions to our modern-day problems. He also assured his administration’s full commitment in championing science, technology, and innovation, conducting research and development, developing data-driven and science-based policies, implementing evidence-based responses, and supporting the entire S&T community.

The President later toured the exhibit booths which were divided into eight (8) cluster themes aligned with the Administration’s 8-point Socio-Economic Agenda. These include: 1) Energy, Transport and Logistics, 2) Agriculture/Food Security, 3) Health, 4) Job Creation (combined with Livable & Sustainable Communities, and Digital Economy Transformation), 5) Blue and Green Economy, 6) Environment/Sustainability (combined with Resilience), 7) STEM Education, and 8) International Linkages.

The DOST Regional Offices booth can be found under Cluster 4, highlighting S&T services for job creation and wealth protection, as well as digital transformation. Programs and projects from DOST’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) are also showcased in the Regional Offices’ Cluster Exhibit, along with those from DOST’s 16 Regional Offices.

Students from various institutions, other national government agencies, non-profit organizations, private sectors, local communities, and micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) participated in the event’s kick-off.

The NSTW exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, and will run until November 27, Sunday.

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