• The SCS Oath Taking on December 9, 2015

    Dr. Marilla G. Lucero, Scientist I and Dr. Claro N. Mingala, Scientist II taking their oaths in front of Acd. William G. Padolina, NAST President and Ex-Officio Member of the Scientific Career Council.

  • SCS 9th Scientific Symposium on “Harnessing Scientific Research Innovations towards ASEAN Integration”

    SCS Scientists with STC members NS Dolores A. Ramirez, and Dr. Pag-asa D. Gaspillo, NAST members Acd. Ruben L. Villareal and CM Reynaldo L. Villareal, SCC Executive Secretary Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, and Keynote Speaker Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion

  • Scientific Career System Orientation Seminar in General Santos City

    Acd. Ruben L. Villareal, former Chair of STC on Agricultural Sciences giving orientation for participants in General Santos City on November 6, 2015

  • First Science Congress in Caloocan City

    Acd. Ruben L. Villareal, Chair of Students and teachers from various Caloocan High Schools participating in the first Caloocan Science Cingress at STI College, Caloocan City last October 23, 2014

  • Scientific Career System confers scientist rank to 11 gov’t researchers

    The new scientists with Scientist I rank from the Department of Agriculture (DA) include five researchers from the Philippine Carabao Center and the Philippine Rice Research Institute: Dr. Edwin C. Atabay (Animal Reproductive Biotechnology), Dr. Eufrocina P. Atabay (Animal Reproductive Biotechnology), Dr. Arnel N. del Barrio (Ruminant Nutrition), Dr. Rosalina M. Lapitan (Ruminant Nutrition) and Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas (Rice Breeding). The other five scientists also with Scientist I rank are from the University of the Philippines (UP) System. They are Dr. Nelly S. Aggangan (Forest Biotechnology), Dr. Edwin P. Alcantara (Entomology), Ms. Cristina M. Bajet (Pesticide Chemistry), Dr. Susan May Calumpang (Chemical Ecology) from UP Los Baños, and Dr. Erlinda G. Naret (Fish Nutrition) from the UP Visayas

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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