Prof. Fortunato T. Dela Peña, Jr., former president of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and former Undersecretary for S&T Services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), as of today, is officially President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Cabinet Secretary for Science and Technology.
He commended the launching of Tryk ni Juan in promoting natural abaca fiber composite in fabricating tricycle roofs — helping tricycle drivers be protected from the heat. He also encouraged the collaborative effort between the Industrial Technology Development Institute, Korean Institute of Materials Science, City of Taguig, GSS LUBTTODAI tryk drivers.
He hinted at the tone of his policy for the department by saying the “word INNOVATION should be appended to Science & Technology” and that each staff should have as a mission mantra “innovate, innovate, innovate…”
This year another milestone… as Tryk ni Juan (abaca fiber composite tricycle roofs) is launched by ITDI-DOST and KIMS-ASEAN or the Industrial Technology Development Institute – Department of Science and Technology, Korean Institute for Material Science – Association of Southeast Asian Nations