By Glen S. Ramos
MABALACAT City, Pampanga – The 15th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) celebration on Thursday, August 11, 2022, became remarkable and meaningful as it was graced by no less than President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos (PBBM) Jr. who expressed his support to the agency’s future plans on how to better respond to health challenges of the country.
PBBM acknowledged the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) and the Department of Science and Technology Region III (DOST-3) for their efforts in holding the event and maximizing the cooperation and coordination of different agencies to help remove barriers to maximize efforts, which brought “synergy in terms of knowledge and ways,” that are currently being developed to mitigate the various problems amid the pandemic.
“Your organization, coordination, and leadership will help ensure that we can utilize the maximum economic and social benefits that stem from the rapid developments in science and medicine. Different issues will encourage discussion and exchange ideas to bind efforts amidst all difficulties as we open new ideas and evidence-based systems that we rely on,” PBBM stated.
The 15th PNHRS celebration with the theme “Health Research: Responding to Challenges Towards National Recovery and Resiliency” was held at the Clark Marriott Hotel in Clark Freeport in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
It served as a venue for the health research community and share insights, best practices, and experiences in developing innovative solutions to contribute to national recovery towards achieving resilience through health research and development. (ai/mtvn)