International scientific conference in mid-2017 gets nod from DOST. Officials from the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), together with representatives from the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), paid courtesy visit to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña (6th, R) last 7 December 2016, shortly after a series of meetings for the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) in 14-16 June 2017 in Manila.
The conference will gather over 300 science experts and practitioners in research and innovation across Asia. It shall highlight how inclusive development can be more attained presently through the sciences and various complementary disciplines. For more information and to register, visit official conference website at sca2017manila.ph In photo: NRCP President NS Edgardo Gomez (4th, R), Executive Director Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay (2nd, R), and Chief Admin Mr. Geraldo Petilla; SCJ Secretary General-Treasurer Prof. Hiroshi Yoshino (5th from L), SCJ Director General Mr. Kenichi Komagata (4th, L), (from L) Ms. Ayumi Takahashi, Ms. Sayuri Takemiya, and Mr. Kosuke Suzuki; SCA Immediate Past President Prof. Vijaya Kumar (5th, R) of the Sri Lanka Academy of Sciences; and DOST Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation, Dr. Leah J. Buendia (3rd, R). (Photo credit: Karen Lou S. Mabagos, DOST-ITCU)