National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

The country's premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology

LIST OF NAST COMMITTEES
(as of 12 MAY 2016)
 
I. PERMANENT COMMITTEE
 
1. COMMITTEES ON PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HERITAGE CENTER
(To plan and implement for the Philippine Science Heritage Center)
 
1.A. WORKING COMMITTEE

Acd. Jaime C. Montoya, Chair (HSD)
National Scientist Dolores A. Ramirez (ASD)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo (BSD)
Acd. William G. Padolina (MPSD)
Acd. Alvin B. Culaba (ESTD)
Acd. Michael L. Tan (SSD)
Dr. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez (OYS 2011, and Curator, UPLB Museum of Natural History)
Ms. Luningning Samarita Domingo
Representative from Department of Education
 
Secretariat:  PSHC Staff or PO III or alternate
 
1.B. INTER AGENCY WORKING COMMITTEE
            
Acd. Jaime C. Montoya – Chair
Head Executive Assistant– OSEC
Mr. Loriano Reyes – PCAARRD
Mr. Efren Reyes – PCIEERD
Ms. Magda Manaig – PCHRD
Ms. Ruby Cristobal - SEI
Prof. Leonardo Rosete, Dean, UP College of Fine Arts
 
 
2. COMMITTEE ON ELECTION
(To facilitate NAST elections: design of ballots if necessary, voting procedures, counting and proclamation of winners)
 
NS Bienvenido O. Juliano, Chair (MPSD)
Acd. Rafael D. Guerrero III (ASD)
NS Ernesto O. Domingo (HSD)
NS Raul V. Fabella (SSD)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo (BSD)
Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea (ESTD)
 
Secretariat: Planning Officer III or Information Officer II
 
3. NAST TALENT SEARCH FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS BOARD OF JUDGES
(Evaluate the nominees for the award and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
 
NS Raul V. Fabella, Chair (SSD)
Acd. Ruben L. Villareal (ASD)
Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion (BSD)
Acd. Jose Maria. P. Balmaceda  (MPSD)
Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro (ESTD)
Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla (HSD)
Prof. Fortunato T. dela Peña
Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (DOST Representative)
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
4. NAST TWAS PRIZE FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST
(Evaluate the nominees for the award and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
Acd. Emil Q. Javier (Chair)
NS Dolores A. Ramirez
NS Ricardo M. Lantican
NS Lourdes J. Cruz
Acd. Filomena F. Campos
Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion
 
5. NAST- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AWARD BOARD OF JUDGES
(Evaluate the nominees for the award and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
 
Acd. Rhodora V. Azanza, Chair (BSD)
Acd. Marco Nemesio E. Montaño (MPSD)
NS Mercedes B. Concepción (SSD)
Acd. Libertado C. Cruz (ASD)
Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III (ESTD)
Acd. Quintin L. Kintanar (HSD)
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
6. NAST AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN TROPICAL MEDICINE
(Active search for nominees for the award. Evaluate the nominees for the award and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
 
Acd. Jaime C. Montoya, Chair
NS Ernesto O. Domingo
Acd. Quintin L. Kintanar  
Acd. Ramon F. Abarquez, Jr.  
Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla
Acd. Thelma E. Tupasi
Acd. Antonio Miguel L. Dans
Acd. Edward H.M .Wang
Executive Director, PCHRD
 
Secretariat:  Information Officer II or alternate
 
7. MAGSAYSAY FUTURE ENGINEERS/TECHNOLOGISTS
(Active search for nominees for the award. Evaluate the nominees for the award and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
 
Preliminary Screening/Judging
Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III - Chair
Acd. Ceferino L.  Follosco
Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro
Acd. Eliezer A. Albacea
Acd. Alvin B. Culaba
Acd. Jose B. Cruz, Jr.
Acd. Leonardo Q. Liongson
Acd. Aura C. Matias
Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios III
Acd. William T. Torres              
Acd. Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr.
Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
Final Judging
Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III – Chair
Two (2) members of ESTD
Director, SEI
Director, MIRDC
Dr. Napoleon Juanilio, Jr., Director IV, Office of Planning, Research and Knowledge, CHED
 
8. NSTW AWARDS
(Active search for nominees for the awards. Evaluate the nominees for the awards and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
 
8.A. OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION AWARD (Gregorio Y. Zara Medal)
 
Acd. Jose O. Juliano (MPSD) - Chair
Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla (HSD)
Acd. Rafael D. Guerrero III (ASD)
Acd. Asunción K. Raymundo (BSD)
Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro (ESTD)
Prof. Fortunato T. Dela Peña
Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (DOST Representative)
Mr. Rodolfo Villarica c/o ITDI Foundation
1 Representative from TAPI-DOST
1 Representative from the industry
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
8.B. OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (BASIC – Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal AND APPLIED – Julian Banzon Medal)
NS Lourdes J. Cruz, Chair (MPSD)
Acd. Rhodora V. Azanza (BSD)
Acd. Ruben L. Villareal (ASD)
Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III (ESTD)
Acd. Jaime C. Montoya (HSD)
NS Raul V. Fabella (SSD)
Mr. Alex Sy
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
8.C. OUTSTANDING SCIENCE ADMINISTRATOR AWARD (Dioscoro Umali Medal)

NS Edgardo D. Gomez, Chair
Dr. Santiago R. Obien
Dr. William D. Dar
Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco
Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
9. DR. GEMINIANO DE OCAMPO VISIONARY AWARDS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
 
Secretary, DOH
President, PMA
1 representative of family
Executive Director, PCHRD
Chair, HSD-NAST
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
10. ASEAN PANEL OF JUDGES FOR LOCAL SEARCH
(Evaluate the nominees for the award and select the winner/s. If necessary, suggest improvement of the procedure and criteria for selection)
 
NS Bienvenido O. Juliano, Chair (MPSD)
NS Ernesto O. Domingo (HSD)
NS Raul V. Fabella (SSD)
Acd. Eliezer A. Albacea (ESTD)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo (BSD)
Acd. Rafael D. Guerrero III (ASD)
 
Note: Chair of the board of judges will represent the Philippines in the ASEAN level panel of judges
 
Secretariat: Information Officer II or alternate
 
11.NAST Publication
 
Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, Chair (MPSD)
NS Dolores A. Ramirez (ASD)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo (BSD)
Acd. William T. Torres (ESTD)
Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla (HSD)
Acd. Agnes C. Rola (SSD)
 
Secretariat: Planning Officer II or alternate
 
12. WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
 
Acd. William G. Padolina, Chair
Acd. Michael L. Tan
Acd. Alvin B. Culaba
           
13. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
(To gather information on scientist/s for possible nomination for NAST membership.  Review, evaluate and if necessary, revise and/or formulate criteria being used in the selection for nomination.)
 
Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III, Chair (ESTD)
Acd. Jose Maria P. Balmaceda (MPSD)
Acd. Jaime C. Montoya (HSD)
Acd. Edgardo D. Gomez (BSD)
Acd. Ceferino P. Maala (ASD)
 
Secretariat: Information Officer III or alternate
 
13. GRANTED PATENT/UTILITY MODEL ADVISORY BOARD
 
NS Lourdes J. Cruz (Chair)
Dr. Victor B. Amoroso
Dr. Merle M. Opeña
Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora
Dr. Jaine Reyes
Engr. Epifanio M. Evasco
Dir. Carmen G. Peralta
 
14. NATIONAL CONTENT SELECTION ADVISORY BOARD
 
NS Lourdes J. Cruz (Chair)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eudardo
Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios III
Acd. Glenn B. Gregorio
Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza
Acd. Rafael D. Guererro III
Acd. Agnes Rola
Acd. Edward H.M. Wang
Dr. Merdelyn S. Mendioro
Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana      
Dr. Allan Soriano
Dr. Dennis Mapa
 
II. AD HOC COMMITTEE
 
1. 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
Theme:  A. "Powering the Philippine SDGs: Mining, Energy and Fisheries"
               B. "Attaining the Philippine SGGs: Mining Energy and Fisheries"
Manila Hotel ~ July 12-13, 2017

STEERING COMMITTEE: In charge of the program content, invitation and confirmation of those in the program, editing of the souvenir program and NAST Transactions. Determine the objective/s of the ASM based on the theme to be used in preparing the proposal for financial assistance. Update from time to time the NAST Executive Council and the general membership on the ASM plan of activities including the reports from the working committees. Identify one Social Sciences Division member who will prepare questions for use during the open forum per session, and edit the souvenir program, supplement, and NAST Transactions Vol. 39 Issue No. 2. Make sure the souvenir program is printed on time, the supplement published and available for use on the first day of the ASM and scripts are prepared for use (opening, launching, plenary, closing).
 
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES DIVISION (ASD)
Chair: ACD. EUFEMIO T. RASCO JR.
Members:  NS RAMON C. BARBA
NS RICARDO M. LANTICAN
NS DOLORES A. RAMIREZ
NS TEODULO M. TOPACIO JR.
ACD. LIBERTADO C. CRUZ
ACD. ROMULO G. DAVIDE
ACD. RAFAEL D. GUERRERO III
ACD. RODEL D. LASCO
ACD. CEFERINO P. MAALA
ACD. RUBEN L. VILLAREAL
ACD. FABIAN M. DAYRIT (Acting President)
ACD. JAIME C. MONTOYA (Secretary)
NS RAUL V. FABELLA
ACD. WILLIAM G. PADOLINA
ACD. RHODORA V. AZANZA
ACD. EUFEMIO T. RASCO JR.
ACD. REYNALDO B. VEA
 
Secretariat:
MS. LUNINGNING SAMARITA DOMINGO, Director IV
MS. GUADA B. RAMOS-DIMAYA, Information Officer V

 
FINANCE AND EXHIBITS COMMITTEE: Identify donors and/or exhibitors. Review draft letters to donors and/or exhibitors before signing of the NAST President and the NAST Foundation President. Solicit from donors and/or exhibitors. Prepare and if needed defend the proposal (rationale, objective, strategy, line item budget and Gantt chart) for use in the solicitation. Review and approve the draft layout for exhibitors. Make sure tokens for donors and certificates of appreciation are available during the recognition of those who support NAST.
 
Chair:    ACD. LIBERTADO C. CRUZ (ASD)
Members: ACD.ARSENIO M. BALISACAN (SSD)
ACD. SALCEDO L. EDUARDO (BSD)
ACD. ANGEL L. LAZARO III (ESTD)
ACD. CARMENCITA D. PADILLA (HSD)
NS BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, SJ (MPSD)
 
Secretariat: MS. VIRGINIA FRANCIA O. GAVICA, Administrative Aide VI
Note: Budget estimates for the ASM c/o RSEspino
 
INVITATION, REGISTRATION AND SOCIALS (including Reception and Publicity): Identify the invitees. Review the draft invitation letter for signature of the NAST President. Review and polish the registration and reception procedures. Review the publicity plan and identify one from the Social Sciences Division who will prepare the articles for releases based on the submitted papers for ASM. Make sure there will be Academician to entertain VIPs.
 
Chair: ACD. RAFAEL D. GUERRERO III (ASD)
Members: NS GAVINO C. TRONO (BSD)
ACD. ALVIN B. CULABA (ESTD)
ACD. QUINTIN L. KINTANAR (HSD)
NS LOURDES J. CRUZ (MPSD)
ACD. AGNES C. ROLA (SSD)
MS. NELIA CEPEDA, PIA
MS. BETH B. PADILLA, STII-DOST
 
Secretariat: Invitation, Registration and Socials Committee Secretariat
MS. REIHVELLE A. PEREZ, Planning Officer III
MR. NINO M. RODIL, Science Research Specialist I
Publicity Committee
MS. LEIZL R. PETALIO, Clerk II
Notes: Articles, speeches and messages by GBRD, ALBD
 
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: Review past NAST ASM resolutions and decide whether to use its updates for presentation in the ASM. Draft the ASM resolutions based on the present ASM concerns (drafting can be done either before the ASM itself or during the ASM proper using the recommendations based on the papers presented and the rapporteurs reports). Resolutions are to be to be presented on the afternoon of the 2nd day of the ASM. Post ASM - draft the implementation plans based on the final version of the ASM resolutions.
 
Chair: ACD. RODEL D. LASCO (ASD)
Member: ACD. EUFEMIO T. RASCO JR. (ASD)
ACD. MIACHAEL L. TAN (SSD)
ACD. EMIL Q. JAVIER (BSD)
ACD. AURA C. MATIAS (ESTD)
ACD. ANTONIO MIGUEL L. DANS (HSD)
ACD. WILLIAM G. PADOLINA (MPSD)
DR. GLENN B. GREGORIO, OYS President

Secretariat: MS. CHARYL C. APUYAN, Information Officer II
    
SCIENTIFIC POSTERS COMMITTEE: Review and polish the scientific posters procedures/call for posters including the timetable and criteria. Study and review those submitted for consideration and inform the NAST Secretariat of the recommendation. Identify one Social Sciences Division member who will edit the poster abstracts for printing as NAST Transactions Vol. 37 issue No 1 (poster abstracts) and at the same time the said person will review and decide the final numbering and layout of the traditional and e-posters. Make sure that NAST Transactions Vol. 37 Issue No. 1 is available on the 1st day of ASM.
 
Chair: ACD.RUBEN L. VILLAREAL (ASD)
Members: NS GELIA T. CASTILLO (SSD)
NS EDGARDO D. GOMEZ (BSD)
ACD. ESTRELLA F. ALABASTRO (ESTD)
ACD. EDWARD H.M. WANG (HSD)
ACD. FABIAN M. DAYRIT (MPSD)

Secretariat: MS. ROWENA V. BRIONES, Information Officer III
MS. JEREME E. MAPA, Librarian
 
SCIENTIFIC POSTERS BOARD OF JUDGES: Review and polish the scientific poster board of judges procedures including the criteria. Decide on the winner per division based on the submitted posters and inform NAST President.
 
Chair: NS DOLORES A. RAMIREZ (ASD)
Members: ACD. RODEL D. LASCO (ASD)
ACD. RHODORA V. AZANZA (BSD)
NS ANGEL C. ALCALA (BSD)
ACD. WILLIAM T. TORRES (ESTD)
ACD. FILEMON A. URIARTE (ESTD)
ACD. ERNESTO J. DEL ROSARIO (MPSD)
ACD. CHRISTOPHER C. BERNIDO (MPSD)
ACD. JAIME C. MONTOYA (HSD)
NS ERNESTO O. DOMINGO (HSD)
NS RAUL V. FABELLA (SSD)
ACD. ALLAN BENEDICT I. BERNARDO (SSD)

Secretariat: MS. ROSEMARIE S. ESPINO, Chief Administrative Officer
 
OYSI Convention: CCApuyan
Physical Arrangement: CSSantos, DMVista
Usher/Usherettes
Plenary Session: FCGutlay
Awarding and Closing Ceremony: CCApuyan
Marshall: Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro
 
2.COMMITTEE ON NAST BUILDING
(To plan for the NAST building)
 
ACD. ANGEL L. LAZARO III, Chair (ESTD)
NS DOLORES A. RAMIREZ (ASD)
ACD. EVELYN MAE T. MENDOZA (MPSD)
NAST President
 
Secretariat: Chief Administrative Officer or alternate
 
3.TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
(To recommend action plan concerning climate change)
 
ACD. RODEL D. LASCO (ASD) - Chair
ACD. ARSENIO M. BALISACAN (SSD)
ACD. RAFAEL D. GUERRERO III (ASD)
ACD. LEONARDO Q. LIONGSON (ESTD)
ACD. JAIME C. MONTOYA (HSD)
ACD GUILLERMO Q. TABIOS III (ESTD)
DR. MERCEDITA A. SOMBILLA (NEDA)
DR. FELINO P. LANSIGAN (OYS)
DR. LAURA T. DAVID (OYS)
DR. DENNIS S. MAPA (OYS)
DR. ANTONIO A. LOYZAGA (MANILA OBSERVATORY)
DR. CARMELITA TAGUIAM (ERDB)
DR. FALVIANA HILARIO (PAGASA)
DR. FLORENCIO PULHIN (UPLB-CFNR)
 
Secretariat: Information Officer V or alternate

4. NAST ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ACTIVE AGING
(To recommend action plan concerning active aging)
 
NS ERNESTO O. DOMINGO (HSD) - Chair
NS GELIA T. CASTILLO (SSD)
ACD. REYNALDO V. BEA (ESTD)
ACD. WILLIAM T. TORRES (ESTD)
ACD. RAMON F. ABARQUEZ, JR. (HSD)
DR. ALEHANDRO HERRIN (UP School of Economics)
DR. CELESTE TANCHOCO (FNRI)
Representative from DSWD
Representative from DOH
Representative from PhilHealth
 
Secretariat: Information Officer V or alternate

5. SCIENTIFIC LINKAGES TASK FORCE
 
ACD. SALCEDO L. EDUARDO, Chair
ACD. RUBEN L. VILLAREAL
ACD. EVELYN MAE T. MENDOZA
CM EDUARDO MENDOZA
 
6. NAST ETHICS COMMITTEE
 
NS EDGARDO D. GOMEZ, CHAIR
NS ANGEL C. ALCALA
NS DOLORES A. RAMIREZ
NS ERNESTO O. DOMINGO
NS GAVINO C. TRONO
ACD. ALLAN BENEDICT I. BERNARDO
 
7. TASK FORCE ON NAST STRATEGIC PLAN
ACD. JOSE B. CRUZ, CHAIR
ACD. AURA C. MATIAS
ACD. ASUNCION K. RAYMUNDO
ACD. EVELYN MAE TECSON-MENDOZA
ACD. WILLIAM T. TORRES
ACD. RUBEN L. VILLAREAL
ACD. WILLIAM G. PADOLINA
 
8. NAST FOCAL PERSONS
 
Biodiversity
ACD. RHODORA V. AZANZA
ACD. EUFEMIO T. RASCO, JR. (ASD)
DR. PERRY S. ONG (OYS)
 
Bioremediation  
ACD. ASUNCION K. RAYMUNDO (BSD)
 
Science Education 
NS BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, S.J. (MPSD)
ACD. EVELYN MAE TECSON-MENDOZA (MPSD)
NS LOURDES J. CRUZ (MPSD)
ACD. RUBEN L. VILLAREAL (ASD)
  
PA2020  
ACD. EMIL Q. JAVIER (BSD)
ACD. RUBEN L. VILLAREAL (ASD)
        
IPR  
ACD. GISELA P. CONCEPCION, CHAIR
ATTY. MARION IVY DELA CRUZ-DECENA, TAPI-DOST
 
 
InterAcademy Panel (IAP) – NAST President
InterAcademy Council (IAC) – NAST Secretary
InterAcademy Medical Panel – Acd. Camencita D. Padilla (HSD)
The World Academy of Sciences – Acd. Emil Q. Javier (BSD)
NS Dolores A. Ramirez (ASD)
NS Ricardo M. Lantican (ASD)
Acd. Filomena F. Campos (BSD)
NS Lourdes J. Cruz (MPSD)
Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion (MPSD)
Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia
(AASSA) – NAST President

III. BEING TACKLED BY DIVISIONS BASED ON THEIR PLANS
1. Agricultural Sciences Division (ASD)
a. PA 2020
b. Science Education
c. Climate Change
 
2. Biological Sciences Division (BSD)
a. Bioremediation
b. Expansion of Marine Protected Areas
 
3. Engineering Sciences and Technology Division (ESTD)
 
a. Engineering Education _ Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea
c. Energy (including Biofuels)  - Acd. Alvin B. Culaba
d. Machinery and Engineering Products – Acd. Ceferino L. Follosco
e. Engineering Services – Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III
f. Water – Acd. Leonardo Q. Liongson
g. IT Infrastructure  - Acds. William T. Torres and Alvin B. Culaba
h. Entrepreneurship – Acd. William T. Torres
 
4. Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division (MPSD)
a. Biotechnology
b. Science Education
c. Manufacturing
d. Mining
e. RPE (Scientific Publicity)
 
5. Health Sciences Division (HSD)
a. InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) – Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla
b. Aging – NS Ernesto O. Domingo
c. Future Leaders Forum – Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla
d. Universal Health Care – NS Ernesto O. Domingo
e. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) – Acd. Antonio Miguel L. Dans
 
6. Social Sciences Division (SSD)
a. SDGs – NS Mercedes B. Concepcion
b. Science Eduction
 
NOTE: President of NAST is ex officio member of all NAST Committees
ASD-Agricultural Sciences Division
BSD-Biological Sciences Division
ESTD-Engineering Sciences and Technology Division
MPSD-Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division
HSD-Health Sciences Division
SSD-Social Sciences Division
OYS-Outstanding Young Scientists
Note: Assignment as Secretariat to the Committees will be at the discretion of the Executive Director