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.
The Scientific Career System (SCS), in partnership with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRIce), conducted the Scientific Career System Orientation and Research Colloquium at the Social Hall, PhilRice, Nueva Ecija on June 16, 2017.
The orientation aimed to introduce the system to researchers who are employed in the government. It was attended by researchers from PhilRice,Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), and Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).