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More than 700 participants including Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 headed by Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang joined Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) as they celebrate their 34th Anniversary on March 17, 2016 at New World Makati Hotel.
With the theme "Going Global: Increasing International Partnerships in Research and Innovation for Health", PCHRD Executive Director Jaime C. Montaya shared during his opening message what PCHRD has been done for the whole year of 2015 and an overview on what will be made for the coming years.
He also mentioned that the said celebration will focus on the globalization for research and education, health and the growing interest for international collaborations.
In his message, DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo said that the quest of DOST in self-realization and independence starts in the recognition on the key role of scientists and engineers in making science work for sustainable national development.
DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo delivers his message during the 34th PCHRD Anniversary held at New World Makati Hotel.
“By relying more on our scientists and engineers and by empowering them, they have achieved significant breakthroughs in agriculture, industry, disaster preparedness and health… they have come up with many innovative solutions to our problems,” he added.
As he ended his speech, Secretary Montejo congratulated PCHRD as he thanked them and other health institutions and sectors of the society for the long standing partnership in addressing different health concerns.