The Scientific Career System (SCS) conducted the Oath-taking Ceremonies of the New and Upgraded Scientists which was held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel on December 10, 2018. Seven scientists were given honor during the event. Five of which are newly conferred and two of them are upgraded.
Underscretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Carol M Yorobe, on behalf of DOST Secretary Fortunato De la Pena, commended the newly conferred scientists for their hard work and undying commitment to gaining tangible results through their research for the benefit of the society at large and thus worthy of being recognized for their outstanding achievements. She emphasized the need for more scientists in the Scientific Career System (SCS) and expressed the DOST Secretary’s hope that the newly conferred scientists will encourage more researchers to pursue the same path as they did.
Five newly conferred SCS scientists were sworn in by Civil Service Commission and Scientific Career Council Chairperson Hon. Alicia dela Rosa-Bala together with National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) President and SCC Member Dr. Christina A. Binag, DOST Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services (for Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, DOST, and Ex-Officio Co-Chairman, SCC) Usec. Carol M. Yorobe, and SCC Executive Secretary and Director IV of NAST PHL Dir. Luningning E. Samarita-Domingo during the remarkable ceremony held on June 19, 2017 at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City. The newly conferred scientists, Dr. Rosalinda C. Torres, Dr. Annabelle V. Briones and Dr. Marissa A. Paglicawan are from the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) while Ms. Glenda B. Obra and Mr. Fernando B. Aurigue are from the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
DOST Secretary and Scientific Career Council Ex-Officio Co-Chairman, Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña, through his representative DOST Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, Usec. Carol M. Yorobe, stated that the scientist title does not only convey research authority, but also reflects hardwork and dedication. He commended the commitments of our scientists to the advancement of science and technology to our country. With the conferment of scientists from ITDI and PNRI, he hoped that they were able to encourage more highly productive research personnel from science and technology community of DOST and non-DOST agencies to join the Scientific Career System. Furthermore, he looked forward in increasing the number of career scientists from different institutions and their strategic collaborations to our recumbent science and technology. He also thanked fellow administrators for their continuous support and providing best opportunities to enhance productivity making our scientists, strong pillars of science as well as functioning public servants.