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January 26, 2022

Science and technology offices in provinces: Sen. Nancy Binay sponsors Senate Bill No. 2484 during the hybrid plenary session Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The bill calls for the conversion of provincial science and technology centers (PSTC) in every province into provincial science and technology offices. It seeks to appropriate funds for increasing the salaries and benefits of PSTC personnel. Binay said this is to recognize the contribution of PSTCs which, according to her, played a key role in communicating and delivering the services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to the public. "We need to prevent disillusionment and brain drain by taking care of their staff," Binay stressed. "To aid in our country's development, we must equip Filipinos nationwide with the appropriate scientific knowledge and skills as well as technical innovations. Let us use the power of science and technology to uplift the lives of our countrymen," said the chairperson of the Committee on Science and Technology. (Screengrab/Senate PRIB)