72nd Annual Meeting of the National Research Council of the Philippines at the Manila Hotel

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THE National Research Council of the Philippine Islands was created on December 8, 1933 by virtue of Act No. 4120 of the Ninth Philippine Legislature. It was established to promote the advancement of science through research that will build up a body of Filipino men and women devoted to scientific research. It was to convene regularly as an organization and formulate national plans to solve problems on health, sanitation, agriculture, industry, among others. A group of 114 prominent scientists and technologists were selected as charter members to form a corporate entity known as the National Research Council of the Philippine Islands. It was renamed the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) after the countrys independence in 1946. Among the principal mandates of NRCP is the provision of assistance for the development of the research capabilities of Filipino scientists. It also acts as an advisory body in select priority sectors to the national government on problems and issues affecting the country. Today, the National Research Council of the Philippines is the oldest collegial and scientific advisory body of the Philippine government, with 2,984 researchers, scientists, and technologists in the basic sciences as members.

The NRCP will hold its 72nd Annual meeting today at the Manila Hotel. …