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VOLUME 44 NO. 2 (2022)

Starting with Volume 43 (2021), this journal is now open to contributions from the global scientific community in all fields—agricultural sciences, biological sciences, engineering science and technology, health sciences, mathematical and physical sciences and social sciences. The types of papers this journal will publish include the following: plenary papers presented at NAST PHL Annual Scientific Meetings, perspectives/commentaries, original articles, review articles, feature articles, brief reports, and biographical essays of members of NAST PHL and other outstanding men and women of science. All contributed papers are subjected to double-blind peer review.

VOLUME 43 NO. 2 (2021)

Starting with Volume 43 (2021) this journal is open to contributions from the global scientific community in all fields—agricultural sciences, biological sciences, engineering science and technology, health sciences, mathematical and physical sciences and social sciences.  The types of papers this journal will publish include the following: plenary papers presented at NAST PHL Annual Scientific Meetings, perspectives/commentaries, original articles, review articles, feature articles, brief reports, and biographical essays of members of NAST PHL and other outstanding men and women of science. All contributed papers will be subjected to double-blind peer review.

VOLUME 42 NO. 2 (2020)

For the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held on July 7-10, 2020, the Academy adopted the theme: Science and Technology for Society: Solutions to Long-Standing Concerns. The pertinent societal issues in (1) food system and health, (2) energy and water, (3) environment, climate change, and blue economy, (4) ICT, shelter, and other infrastructure, and (5) science education and talent retention as well as the learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed to formulate policies or implementing guidelines in providing solutions to our long-standing woes.

VOLUME 41 No. 2 (2019)

For the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held on July 10-11, 2019, the Academy adopted the theme: Caring for the Country’s Carrying Capacity, focusing on three SDGs, namely, Goal 4: quality education, Goal 12: responsible consumption and production, and Goal 4: life below water. Prior to the ASM, NAST PHL, in partnership with the DOST regional offices, conducted regional scientific meetings (RSMs) in Luzon (Alaminos, Pangasinan), Visayas (Tacloban City, Leyte) and Mindanao (Koronadal City, South Cotabato) on the same th

VOLUME 40 No. 2 (2018)

The Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the National academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) serves as a forum that convenes stakeholders from various sectors to discuss important and timely national issues and concerns towards formation of policy recommendations and actions.
For the 40th the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held on July 11–12, 2018, the Academy adopted the theme: Science and Technology-Enhanced Transformation for Sustainability and Resiliency (2018-2030).

Volume 39 No. 2 (2017)

For the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held on July 13–14, 2017, the National academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) adopted the theme: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be its overarching theme, with focus on SDG No. 14 Life below Water. The Philippines being an archipelago has more water than land. Thus, the country’s water resources should be adequately developed. Our seas are not only a source of food. They are a source of industrial raw materials, such as seaweeds and algae, and source of active ingredients of pharmaceutical products and cosmetics.

VOLUME 38 No. 2 (2016)

For the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines, the Academy chose the theme Looking Back and Looking Forward. This annual activity of the Academy serves as the leading forum for the presentation of scientific and policy research that aims to review the past achievements and outline the needed reforms and activities to address current issues and concerns.

VOLUME 37 NO. 2 (2015)

For the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held on July 8-9, 2015, the National academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) adopted the theme: The challenges of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Responding through Multisectoral Action.

VOLUME 36 NO. 2 (2014)

The 36th Annual Scientific Meeting aims to intensively discuss three “pillars” of competitiveness as defined by the World Economic Forum (WEF): infrastructure, information, and innovation. It will focus on the policy and governance aspects in the following infrastructure sectors: energy, water, telecommunications, and transportation. It is hoped that specific measures can be identified to enhance Philippine performance in these areas.

VOLUME 35 NO.2 (2013)

NAST PHL has adopted the theme, “Harnessing Science and Technology: Reversing the Decline of the Manufacturing Sector
in the Philippines”, for the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). The objective is to sensitize the manufacturing sector to improve productivity by using the latest knowledge, tools, and machinery in order to respond in a timely manner. The ASM should also identify a technology-specific roadmap to revitalize the manufacturing sector by adding value to the inputs in the manufacturing process.

VOLUME 34 (2012)

For the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and 2012 Regional Scientific Meetings (RSM), the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) adopted the theme: Philippine Water 2050. This gathering provided a platform to address pressing concerns regarding water scarcity and management in the Philippines. Despite the country’s seemingly abundant freshwater resources, challenges such as contamination, inadequate infrastructure, and population growth threaten water availability and quality. The ASM highlighted the need for comprehensive approaches to ensure access to safe water for domestic use, support food security, preserve ecosystems, mitigate disasters, and enhance energy security through sustainable hydropower generation

Volume 33 (2011)

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