We thank the Philippine Senate for its unanimous vote in passing for the Third and Final Reading that will bring the country onward and upward into the realm of space technology and applications.
As the bills moves into the bicameral conference committee, we are optimistic that our legislators will see the benefits that the Filipino people stands to gain once the Philippine Space Agency is created and takes the lead in implementing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy.
The government, particularly the DOST, has been laying the groundwork needed for a strong space science program through various human capacity building and technology researches that it has funded.
The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology shall remain at the forefront of enabling innovations, like the Philippine Space Act, that will sustain the economic gains and improve the lives of our fellow Filipinos.
DR. ENRICO C. PARINGIT