The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urged both houses of Congress to pass measures that would modernize Republic Act No. 9236, or the Metrology Act of 2003.

Metrology, or the science of measurement, creates a “common understanding” of units that is essential not only in human activities like cooking and controlling appliance temperature but also in large-scale processes such as the production and manufacturing of products in the commercial industry.

Read more: Law creating a National Metrology Institute pushed

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. vows to push for the establishment of the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines (VIP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in his keynote speech during the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week on 11 August 2022 at Clark Marriott Hotel, Pampanga.

Read more: President Bongbong Marcos commits to prioritize passage of VIP and CDC bills

"The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and The Medical City (TMC), a premiere healthcare and research institution in the country, created the PCHRD-TMC Physician-Scientist Research Fellowship (PSRF). The PSRF program is a pioneer research fellowship program in the Philippines to develop the next leaders of health research and innovations in the country. With support from the PCHRD, the program will be able to expand our country’s pool of health research experts, especially those who can address the unmet medical needs of Filipinos."

Read more: How The Medical City and the PCHRD are creating the next leaders of healthcare research

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