MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a proclamation moving the "National Science and Technology Week from July to November every year.
Under Proclamation No. 780, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by authority of the President on August 2, the National Science and Technology Week will be held on the fourth week of November every year instead of the third week of July every year.
Duterte issued the proclamation recognizing National Science and Technology Week as an opportunity to give national and regional attention to the contribution of science and technology to national development.
He also recognized it as an opportune occasion to recognize and appreciate outstanding accomplishments and personalities in the field of science and technology.
"In order to ensure the maximum participation of schools, students, stakeholders, and the public during the week-long celebration, considering the change in the academic calendar of most universities, schools, and education institutions, there is a need to move the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week from the third week of July to the fourth week of November of every year," the proclamation read.
The proclamation stated that the Department of Science and Technology, in cooperation and coordination with the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Professional Regulation Commission, shall spearhead and facilitate the conduct of programs and activities nationwide relative to the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week.
Meanwhile, all other agencies and instrumentalities of the government, specifically those involved in the field of science and technology, are hereby enjoined and all local government units, as well as the private sector, are hereby encouraged to provide the necessary support and assistance to the DOST to ensure the successful observance of the National Science and Technology Week and the effective implementation of the proclamation. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency