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Beacons of light for national development: scientists – PBBM

On Friday, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. urged the nation’s scientists and specialists to keep expanding their fields of study because they are seen as “beacons of light” for the development of the nation.

Marcos stated at the National Research Council of the Philippines’ (NRCP) 2023 Annual Scientific Conference and 90th General Membership Assembly in Pasay City that the country can create a much better future for the next generation of Filipinos by fusing science and good governance.

The President stated, “I cannot think of a better, more qualified set of people who will assist remove the shadows of doubt and become beacons of light, than our ladies and men in the domains of science.

He explained to the audience that applying science, technology, and solutions based on facts might result in more meaningful action and policies to promote national development.

“Imagine what we can do together once we light our path with the foundations of science,” Marcos continued, “sustainable agricultural technology that will help our farmers, cities that will run on green energy, safe and affordable medicines for diseases that were once thought to be incurable, amongst many other successes that we have seen from the scientific field.

By altering the conventional ways of viewing and structuring the world, he claimed, scientists and experts may assist change the unfavorable perception of the “volatile, unpredictable, complex, and ambiguous” (VUCA) global environment.

As Marcos noted, the summit’s emphasis on creating a “Visionary, Understandable, Clear, Agile, Digital, and Diverse” (VUCAD2) future “speaks well of your community’s stand to tackle the uncertainties ahead with innovation, research, and with evidence-based solutions.

The 2023 Annual Scientific Conference was successfully put on by the NRCP and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which received praise from the president.

The distinguished scientists, researchers, and specialists from many sectors in the nation were also praised by President Marcos for their significant contributions to the strong foundations of Filipino society.

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