A big boost for sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy

Panay News - - OPINION -

THE

AD­VANCE­MENT of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in the coun­try has been fu­elled by the re­cent sign­ing of the Ba­lik Sci­en­tist law by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Roa A. Duterte. Repub­lic Act ( RA) 11035, or in­dus­trial and economic de­vel­op­ment the “Act In­sti­tu­tion­al­iz­ing the Ba­lik of the coun­try. Sci­en­tist Pro­gram,” is ex­pected to Through the Ba­lik Sci­en­tist Law, pro­vide more in­cen­tives to re­turn­ing a re­turn­ing sci­en­tist can par­tic­i­pate Filipino ex­perts, sci­en­tists, in­ven­tors, in the DOST’s Grants-in-Aid re­search and en­gi­neers who would share their and de­vel­op­ment. ex­per­tise in the coun­try. A grant may be pro­vided to

The said law would strengthen the the Ba­lik Sci­en­tist and re­leased implementation of the Depart­ment of through the host in­sti­tu­tion for Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy’s (DOST’s) the implementation of the project Ba­lik Sci­en­tist Pro­gram which was i n ac­cor­dance with rel­e­vant first es­tab­lished in 1975 through govern­ment reg­u­la­tions and the Pres­i­den­tial De­cree No. 819, how­ever, need of the pro­gram in­volved. it was only im­ple­mented in 1986. A Ba­lik Sci­en­tist can also en­joy

Since i t s i mple­men­ta­tion, var­i­ous com­pen­sa­tions which sev­eral sci­en­tists have re­turned in­clude tax and duty ex­emp­tions in the coun­try on short- and long- to im­por­ta­tion of pro­fes­sional term ba­sis to men­tor sci­ence and equip­ment and ma­te­ri­als, free en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents and fac­ulty med­i­cal and ac­ci­dent in­surance along their line of ex­per­tise through cov­er­ing t he award pe­riod, re­search and de­vel­op­ment, teach­ing, re­im­burse­ment of ex­penses for and other ac­tiv­i­ties. bag­gage re­lated to sci­en­tific

This shar­ing of ex­per­tise projects, and even ex­emp­tion from sig­nif­i­cantly con­trib­uted to the “re­nounc­ing their oath of allegiance I ac­cel­er­a­tion of the sci­en­tific, agro- to the coun­try where they took the oath.”

The benefits also in­clude spe­cial work­ing and non-work­ing visas, a round- trip air­fare from a for­eign coun­try to the Philip­pines, ex­emp­tion from lo­cal travel tax, and DOST- sub­si­dized visa ap­pli­ca­tion.

Also un­der the bill, long- term Ba­lik Sci­en­tist awardees can en­joy re­lo­ca­tion benefits, such as sup­port in se­cur­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties for the spouse of the awardee, and ad­mis­sion

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