Dr. Ernesto D. Pernia, professor emeritus at the University of the Philippines, has been chosen by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to lead the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), a cabinet-level government agency of the Philippines responsible for economic development and planning. Dr. Pernia is a regular member of the NRCP Division of Social Sciences and was a recipient of the NRCP Achievement Award (Social Sciences) in 2011.
1) SCIENCE COUNCIL OF ASIA (SCA) May 30, 2016 Management Board Meeting with NRCP top brass, Executive Director Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay and President, National Scientist (NS) Edgardo D. Gomez as principal representatives of the Council. This year’s SCA is being hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL); 2) NRCP Executive Director Sumagaysay poses with the President of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Dr. Myung-Chul Lee; 3) NRCP Executive Director Sumagaysay and NRCP President, NS Gomez meet officials of Science Council of Japan (SCJ), headed by its Secretary-General, Dr. Hiroshi Yoshino with Drs. Kosuke Suzuki, Noritoshi Sakamoto, and Ayumi Takahashi (is hidden besides Executive Director Sumagaysay); 4) NRCP President, NS Gomez with Dr. Mohd Nordin Hasan, ICSU Director General of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific; CLOSING AND TURN OVER CEREMONY. 5) NRCP Executive Director Sumagaysay is flanked by Drs. Terry Cojuingco, Lourdes Portus, and Dr. Amaryllis Torres of the Philippine Social Sciences Council (PSSC); 6) NRCP President, NS Gomez is with NSSL President, Dr. Vijaya Kumar, and SCJ Sec-Gen, Dr. Yoshino; 7) SCJ Sec-Gen, Dr. Yoshino reads his congratulatory message for NSSL and its President, Dr. Kumar for the successful hosting of the 2016 SCA Conference with the theme Science for the People: Mobilizing Modern Technologies for Sustainable Development in Asia; 8) NSSL President Kumar hand over the SCA flag to NRCP President, NS Gomez which officially marks Philippines hosting of the 2017 SCA. 9) NRCP President, NS Gomez and NRCP Executive Director Sumagaysay with Dr. Rey Y. Capangpangan of Caraga State University (CSU) and Dr. Torres of PSSC.
Excellent tidings for the science and technology community.
PROF. FORTUNATO T. DELA PEÑA, JR., former president of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and former Undersecretary for S&T Services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) was named as one of the 34 cabinet men of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration.
Dr. Melito A. Baccay presenting the results of his research.
The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) proposes formulating policy recommendations based on its awardee’s outstanding research in construction engineering that may help improve the present standards set by the government for housing and building construction. NRCP is the country’s principal advisory agency in science and technology.