The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is holding an exhibit in observance of the National Science and Technology Week. The exhibit will run from November 27 to 29 at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.
Undersecretary for regional operations Brenda Nazareth-Manzano said they intend to make the event inspiring to the youth, particularly on technology and innovations.
“We want you to have a deeper understanding of the importance of science in changing one’s life. Mga kabataan, dapat magkaroon ng interest at malalim na pag-unawa kung ano ang siyensya,” Manzano said.
Manzano said that innovations highly contributes to the development of the country, including the alleviation of poverty, hunger, improve agriculture, education, economic growth, and climate action.
“For so many years technology actually changed everything, in poverty, agriculture — lahat ay from technology. In climate action, we are able to help by showcasing DOST technologies in disaster risk reduction. Sa agriculture naman, we do smarter approach para mas gumaan at mag-level up ang ating sektor ng agrikultura,” she said.
Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron also urged the youth to explore science considering the global significant strides in embracing innovation.
“I would like to address ‘yong mga kabataan ng PPC, nandito tayo sa sitwasyon na nagkaroon ng maraming changes due to science mainly because ang mga tao ay laging inquisitive dahil ‘yon ang kailangan to find and create new things. The world will change na bumibilis dahil sa science,” Bayron said.
He also said that there are many ways to create new things which may also provide income.
“Mga kabataan may pera science kaya ‘wag kayong mayakot na kumuha ng mga science project dahil baka sa inyo manggagaling ang change na magbabago sa bansa. Let’s think of other ways na mapapakinabanggan. Mas maganda kung magkaroon kayo ng mga interest para engrave sa inyo ang world of science,” Bayron said.