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.