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Vol. XXVI, 2nd Quarter
April–June 2008

New career scientists

DOST golden anniversary committee

Diligent planning, detailed objectives, thoughtful revision, and dogged execution characterized the work of the Department of Science and Technology’s Golden Anniversary Committee for the numerous activities built around the 50th anniversary with the aptly defined theme “Making Science Work for You”.

Preparations for the golden jubilee celebration started May 2007. The important assignment fell on the Golden Jubilee Committee with Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, executive director of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development as chairman.

The GAC in turn was under the supervision of the 2008 National Science and Technology Week Steering Committee headed by DOST Undersecretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña. It prepared programs and activities designed to ensure successful celebration of the golden event.

GAC’s members include DOST Asst. Sec. Ma. Lourdes P. Orijola, Industrial Technology Development Institute Director Nuna E. Almanzor, Science Education Institute Director Ester B. Ogena, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute Director Alumanda M. de la Rosa, Forest Products Research and Development Institute Director Florence P. Soriano, DOST Administrative and Legal Services Director Elizabeth A. Fontanilla, DOST-NCR Director Teresita C. Fortuna, Science Education Institute’s Ruby R. Cristobal, and Science and Technology Information Institute’s Mona Carina Montevirgen. [Yen Ocampo, S&T Media Service]