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Congratulatory Message      

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte  

President, Republic of the Philippines


My warmest greetings to the organizers and participants of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW).

Science and Technology remain important drivers of development as they underpin economic activities and improve many aspects of our daily lives. I thus commend the Department of Science and Technology for guiding our scientific and technological efforts in a manner that secures the most benefit for our people.

This year's theme partly captures the need to harness our scientific knowledge to create opportunities that will ensure the sustainability of our enterprises through innovation. I trust that the activities ahead will foster collaboration among different sectors and make our products more competitive in the global market.

I look forward to the outcomes of this event, especially those that will utilize scientific approaches in steering the Philippine towards greater progress. Together, let us continue supporting our science and technology workforce to meet our present needs without compromising our resources for future generations.

Congratulations and I wish you a successful event.