Wednesday, March 17, 2010

77th NRCP General Assembly

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) held their 77th General Assembly last March 10 at the Manila Hotel, carrying the theme “Facing the Challenges of Climate Change through Science and Technology.”

Dr. Estrella F. Alabastro, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, delivered a very inspirational welcome remark. Moreover, keynote speaker Atty. Anotnio A. Oposa Jr., 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service, also conveyed encouragement to the attendees.

The discussions in the said assembly will dealt with the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development, the current research data and methods on climate change science and their implications for future climate change, and climate change and health and population issues.

NRCPI envisioned in promoting the advancement of science through research that would build up a group of Filipino men and women devoted to scientific investigation. Moreover, it was also to convene as an organization to formulate national plans and to address problems related to health, sanitation, agriculture, and industry.

A group of 114 prominent scientist and technologist constituted the charter membership of the NRCP headed by their president, Dr. Jaime C. Montoya.


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