Through coordination among government offices, science and engineering firms, the prestigious scientific publication Science Magazine has featured the Philippine’s establishment of strong science, research and development programs.
In its December issue, the story of Dennis Normile, entitled Philippines Plans Research Revival, it is also cited the activities of the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE).
Science Magazine article highlighted the “Balik Scientist” program of the DOST (Department of Science and Technology) which encourages repatriation of Filipino Scientists and Engineers by offering them positions in the country’s Science and Technology communities.
The article also featured the following heads Science and Engineering Departments:
DOST Secretary Estrella Alabastro
COMSTE Executive Director Fortunato dela Peña
MAPUA Institute of Technology President Reynaldo Vea