5 DOST researchers conferred the SCS scientist rank
Honorable Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission and Scientific Career Council (SCC) administering the oaths of the five newly conferred SCS scientists with Scientist I rank: Dr. Rosalinda C. Torres, Dr. Marissa A. Paglicawan, Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, Ms. Glenda B. Obra, and Mr. Fernando B. Aurigue, The oath-taking ceremony was witnessed by Dr. Cristina A. Binag, President, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and SCC member, Usec. Carol M. Yorobe, DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services, and Dir. Luningning E. Samarita-Domingo, SCC Executive Secretary e and NAST PHL Director IV.
SCS Orientation at the Department of Health held on July 03, 2017
SCS Orientation at the Philippine Institute of Development Studies held on June 06, 2017
SCS Orientation at the Philippine Institute of Development Studies held on June 06, 2017
SCS Orientation at the Philippine Institute of Development Studies held on June 06, 2017
Scientific Career System Orientation and Research Colloquium in Region III
SCS Orientation and Research Colloquium at PhilRice led by Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, Dir. Luningning E. Samarita-Domingo, and Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang sitting along with the PhilRice researchers.
Scientific Career System Orientation and Speakers Bureau in Region II
universities and colleges, such as Mindanao State University (MSU) and University of Southern Mindanao (USM). The orientation aimed to introduce the Scientific Career System as a system of recruitment, career progression, recognition and reward for researchers in the public service.
 
Acd. Ruben L. Villareal, former Chairman of the STC on Agricultural Sciences, led the orientation. He discussed the legal basis and objectives of the system. According to him, high caliber scientists are needed to address several challenges of the country such as low scientific productivity, global competitiveness ranking, and global innovation index. He took note that SCS was patterned after the Career Executive Service Officers (CESO). He also explained the incentives and benefits, basic qualifications, and the process of application for admission.
 
Representatives of the DOST-Magna Carta Committee were also invited to discuss the benefits of admission to SCS.  Ms. Joana J. Angostora presented the RA 8439 Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and Other S&T Personnel in the Government. Her presentation included the objectives and the rights of S&T Personnel. She focused on the accreditation aspect, the guidelines on the availment of benefits under RA No. 8439 for S&T Personnel not employed by the DOST  and the  requirements to be submitted to DOST.
 
Dr. Raul D. Dumol discussed the benefits that can be received under the Magna Carta such as hazard pay, subsistence allowance and longevity pay. His presentation included the definition and computation of these allowances, and who are entitled to the different allowances. 
 
Through this orientation, a scientific career path for researchers in the government service was introduced to future scientists. It also created awareness on the need for highly productive scientists in the country. Student participants were very much encouraged to take the scientific career path in the future. Introducing the SCS to prospective scientists is a small step that can greatly create an impact in the future of the country’s scientific productivity. 
 

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