Metro Manila, The Philippines – Over 400 hundred researchers and scientists gather and open the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia Wednesday, 14 June 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines, to affirm the various ways science, technology, and innovation help attain inclusive development in Asia. Countries and regions represented are the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, China, Malaysia, the United States, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, China: Taipei, and Japan. The assembly, which runs until Friday, 16 June 2017, features various presentations and discussions between noted scholars through six plenary and four parallel scientific/academic sessions, together with over 150 research posters and other collaborative meetings. For more information, visit sca2017manila.ph or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (George Robert E. Valencia III; photo by Val A. Zabala, S&T Media Service, DOST-NRCP)

First delegates to arrive in the Philippines for Wednesday’s “17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia” are from Myanmar. Maung Kyaw and Khin Htay, who are members of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science, together with another delegate, arrived evening Monday, 12 June 2017, at NAIA and were received by Dr. Geraldo S. Petilla (R), National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) chief administrative officer and conference logistics lead secretariat. For information about the conference, visit sca2017manila.ph.


NRCP Executive Director Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay (L) with Radyo Henyo host Mr. Angelo Palmones last Sunday, 11 June 2017, only three days before the international scientific conference.

With just a few days before the National Research of the Philippines (NRCP)-hosted international conference, Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, executive director, guested on DZRH Radyo Henyo’s episode last Sunday, 11 June 2017, to pitch the awaited gathering of Asian researchers starting Wednesday till Friday (14 to 16 June 2017) this week at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

The conference billed “the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia” will convene around 400 researchers and scientists from countries Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and the United States. With an overarching theme “Science, Technology, and Innovation for Inclusive Development,” papers and posters are organized into six sub-strands tackling a range of topics including environment, “one health”, and disaster risk reduction, and to social, inequality, and gender issues.

It will feature renowned speakers such as Prof. Toshio Koike, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management director; Prof. Anthony M. Juan, Jr. of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana USA; Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary; Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., undersecretary and Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology director; Prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology; Dr. Meryl J. Williams of the Asia-Pacific Fish Watch, Malaysia; Dr. Josefino C. Comiso, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) senior scientist; and National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, to name a few.

For more information, visit sca2017manila.ph. (George Robert E. Valencia III, S&T Media Service, DOST-NRCP)

The National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) is all set with its hosting of the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) from 14 to 16 June 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center. NRCP Governing Board Corporate Secretary, Dr. Maria Natalia R. Dimaano (R), together with Executive Director Dr. Marieta Bañez-Sumagaysay, announced fortnight’s conference before the Monday flag ceremony of the Department of Science Technology on 5 June 2017 at the DOST Grounds, Bicutan, Taguig City. The conference to date has around 400 registered participants coming from the Philippines and SCA-member Asian countries. Supported by DOST and the sectoral councils PCIEERD, PCHRD, and PCAARRD, the conference affirms the role of science, technology and innovation in the attainment of inclusive development for Asia. For information on conference strands, featured speakers, and papers, visit sca2017manila.ph. (Photo by George Robert E. Valencia III, S&T Media Service, DOST-NRCP)

International scientific conference in mid-2017 gets nod from DOST. Officials from the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), together with representatives from the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), paid courtesy visit to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña (6th, R) last 7 December 2016, shortly after a series of meetings for the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) in 14-16 June 2017 in Manila.
International scientific conference in mid-2017 gets nod from DOST. Officials from the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), together with representatives from the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), paid courtesy visit to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña (6th, R) last 7 December 2016, shortly after a series of meetings for the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) in 14-16 June 2017 in Manila.

The conference will gather over 300 science experts and practitioners in research and innovation across Asia. It shall highlight how inclusive development can be more attained presently through the sciences and various complementary disciplines. For more information and to register, visit official conference website at sca2017manila.ph In photo: NRCP President NS Edgardo Gomez (4th, R), Executive Director Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay (2nd, R), and Chief Admin Mr. Geraldo Petilla; SCJ Secretary General-Treasurer Prof. Hiroshi Yoshino (5th from L), SCJ Director General Mr. Kenichi Komagata (4th, L), (from L) Ms. Ayumi Takahashi, Ms. Sayuri Takemiya, and Mr. Kosuke Suzuki; SCA Immediate Past President Prof. Vijaya Kumar (5th, R) of the Sri Lanka Academy of Sciences; and DOST Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation, Dr. Leah J. Buendia (3rd, R). (Photo credit: Karen Lou S. Mabagos, DOST-ITCU)