The Ministry of Science and Technology – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) joined the Department of Science and Technology – National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) and 88th General Membership Assembly conducted via Zoom on March 10, 2021.


With the theme: “Unveiling of NRCP Sculpture “Malayang Isip”: A tribute to Filipino researchers, scientists and artists, the conference focused and discussed different session topics on Reviving Philippine Economy and Sustaining Growth; Bridging Science, Politics, and People in Research; Securing the Country from Pandemic and other Disruption; Local Governments as Front liners in the Pandemic: Issues, Concerns, and Good Practices; and Arts and Human Expressions in Policy Studies.


The Business Meeting followed, Dr. Gregorio E.H. Del Pilar, NRCP’s President, reported the Preview of the 2020 NRCP Virtual Annual Report – NRCP during the Pandemic: Research for Public Good.


Moreover, it was followed by the oath-taking of Newly Elected Members of the Governing Board. DOST Secretary Fortunato De La Peña presided-over the oath-taking of New NRCP Regular and Associate Members.


Minister Aida Silongan, together with other elected members, took an oath via Zoom Platform, pledging to do their best with efficiency and honesty in all undertakings as a researcher and an associate member for the pursuance of the country’s well-being at peace, development, independence, and justice. 


The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) promotes and supports fundamental or basic research for the continuing total improvement of the research capability of individual scientists or group of scientists; provides advice on problems and issues of national interest; promotes scientific and technological culture to all sectors of society, and fosters linkages with local and international scientific organizations for enhanced cooperation in the development and sharing of information.