By: Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: President Bongbong Marcos’ 8th Annual Balik Scientist Program Convention (Speech)
Science Convention and Not Mere Conference Calls
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. graces the 8th annual Balik Scientist Program Convention at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Friday (Oct. 14, 2022). Marcos directed the Department of Science and Technology to look for ways to grant additional incentives to Filipino scientists. This happens in person and not just through online conference calls. The President is serious about attracting the geniuses back.
President Marcos lauded the patents made by local scientists and inspires other scientists overseas to come back and work in the country. He understands the importance of giving incentives and support in terms of facilities and funding for their work. These are way beyond the online conference calls.
Enhancing Technology through Science
We must look to science, raw data, actual results, and scientific methods for the answers we’re looking for for the solutions to problems like climate change explained the President. He encourages the culture of science and the technology of research plus the fostering and coordination of the many sectors.