Ferdinand “Bonbon” President Marcos Jr. It is hoped that ordinary Filipinos will be made aware of new and available technologies so that they, too, can take advantage of these innovations.
Marcos at the 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on Wednesday, November 11. On the 23rd, the importance of disseminating new innovations and inventions to ordinary people was emphasized, so that they know that there are technologies available for them to take advantage of, depending on the needs of their communities.
He told the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that this was “an important part of the mission”.
“Again, they are innovative. Hindi pa nagagawa ito. Ngayon lang natin gagawin ito. Pero hindi na lang — ang துத்தியு na பாட்டை Hindi nababasa ng mga journal Hindi scientist ay Hindi nila alam na available ito (never did it before. We’re doing it now. But the average citizen, who’s not a scientist and doesn’t read the journals, doesn’t know that these are available),” the president noted.
“So we have … another very important part of what you have to do is disseminate information so that people know what might be applicable or useful in their own community situations,” he said.
The chief executive made the statement after touring the various innovations showcased by Filipino scientists and researchers at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
He also emphasized that local government units (LGUs) must also participate in such events to examine new technologies that they can develop locally.
“My reaction is, as usual, when we see all these really clever technologies being demonstrated, we always have scaling problems,” he said.
“As soon as this problem is overcome, then I think it is absolutely necessary to invite all local government units or their representatives to look at some of the technologies available, as many of them can be immediately applied to local governments – local communities across the country. This will provide New opportunities,” the president added.
Marcos also acknowledged the efforts of DOST and its affiliates and regional offices to “continue to implement programs to create solutions to address the country’s problems in food security, job creation, health, education and climate change adaptation.”
A notable example is the GeoRiskPH Integrated System, the country’s platform for data collection, sharing and analysis of hazard and risk information, Marcos said.
Other projects include the CRADLE and SETUP programs designed to help companies and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) improve their products, processes and services to increase their productivity and competitiveness.
“Your efforts not only create developmental opportunities for young scientists, but also contribute to our common goal of improving the quality of life for Filipinos,” the president said.
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