MENU
LIST OF NAST COMMITTEES
(as of 22 February 2018)

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 E. 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
Mr. Loriano Reyes – PCAARRD
Ms. Ruby Cristobal – SEI
Head Executive Assistant, OSEC
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 Ernesto O. Domingo, Chair (HSD)
Acd. Rafael D. Guerrero III (ASD)
Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza (MPSD)
NS Raul V. Fabella (SSD)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo (BSD)
Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea (ESTD)
 
Secretariat: Planning Officer III or Senior Science Research Specialist
 
3. NAST TALENT SEARCH FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS BOARD OF JUDGE
(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)
DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
4. NAST TWAS PRIZE FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST (TWAS Awards Committee)
(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
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
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: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
6.NAST AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN TROPICAL MEDICINE BOARD OF JUDGES
(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)
 
Health Sciences Division Members:
 
Acd. Jaime C. Montoya, Chair
NS Ernesto O. Domingo
Acd. Quintin L. Kintanar  
Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla           
Acd. Thelma E. Tupasi
Acd. Antonio Miguel L. Dans
Acd. Edward H.M .Wang
Executive Director, PCHRD
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
7. MAGSAYSAY FUTURE ENGINEERS/TECHNOLOGISTS AWARD BOARD OF JUDGES
(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)
 
Engineering Sciences and Technology Division Members
 
Preliminary Screening/Judging

Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III - Chair
Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro
Acd. Eliezer A. Albacea
Acd. Alvin B. Culaba
Acd. Jose B. Cruz, Jr.         
Acd. Aura C. Matias
Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios III
Acd. William T. Torres                
Acd. Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr.
Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
Final Judging
Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III – Chair
Two (2) members of ESTD
Director, SEI
Director, MIRDC
 
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) Board of Judges
 
Board of Judges
Acd. Jose O. Juliano (MPSD) - Chair
Acd. Rafael D. Guerrero III (ASD)
Acd. Asunción K. Raymundo (BSD)
Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro (ESTD)
Acd. Carmencita D. Padilla (HSD)
DOST Undersecretary for S& T Services
Director, TAPI-DOST
1 Representative from industry
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
8.B. OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (BASIC – Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal AND APPLIED – Julian Banzon Medal) Board of Judges
 
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: Senior Science Research Specialist 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
(Note: All are recipient of the award)
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist 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: Senior Science Research Specialist 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: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
11. NAST PUBLICATION COMMITTEE
 
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: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
 
12. WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
 
Acd. William G. Padolina, Chair (MPSD)
Acd. Michael L. Tan (SSD)
Acd. Alvin B. Culaba (ESTD)
 
Secretariat: Chief Science Research Specialist

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)
N.S. Edgardo D. Gomez (BSD)
Acd. Ceferino P. Maala (ASD)
NS Raul V. Fabella (SSD)
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
14. 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. Edgar I. Garcia
Engr. Epifanio M. Evasco
Dir. Carmen G. Peralta
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate

15. NATIONAL CONTENT SELECTION ADVISORY BOARD
 
NS Lourdes J. Cruz (Chair)
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo
Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios III
Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza
Acd. Rafael D. Guererro III
Acd. Agnes C. Rola
Acd. Edward H.M. Wang
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio
Dr. Merdelyn S. Mendioro
Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana      
Dr. Allan N. Soriano
Dr. Dennis S. Mapa
Dr. Edsel Beja
 
Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
II. AD HOC COMMITTEE
 
40th Annual Scientific Meeting
July 11-12, 2018
Theme:
“SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED TRANSFORMATION
FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY (2018-2030)”
WORKING COMMITTEES
As of February 14, 2018
 
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 Biological 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. 40 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).
 
STEERING COMMITTEE
Chair: ACD. RHODORA V. AZANZA
Members: NS ANGEL C. ALCALA

NS CLARE R. BALTAZAR
NS EDGARDO D. GOMEZ
NS GAVINO C. TRONO JR.
ACD. PORFIRIO ALEXANDER M. ALIÑO
ACD. FILOMENA F. CAMPOS
ACD. VERONICA F. CHAN
ACD. GISELA P. CONCEPCION
ACD. VIRGINIA C. CUEVAS
ACD. SALCEDO L. EDUARDO
ACD. EMIL Q. JAVIER
ACD. JURGENNE H. PRIMAVERA
ACD. ASUNCION K. RAYMUNDO
ACD. WILLIAM G. PADOLINA (President)
ACD. FABIAN M. DAYRIT (Vice President)
ACD. JAIME C. MONTOYA (Secretary)
NS RAUL V. FABELLA
ACD. EUFEMIO T. RASCO JR.
ACD. REYNALDO B. VEA
 
Secretariat: MS. LUNINGNING SAMARITA DOMINGO, Director IV
MS. GUADA B. RAMOS-DIMAYA, Chief Science Research Specialist
 
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. GISELA P. CONCEPCION (BSD)
Members: ACD. LIBERTADO C. CRUZ (ASD)
ACD. VIRGINIA C. CUEVAS (BSD)
ACD. ANGEL L. LAZARO III (ESTD)
ACD. CARMENCITA D. PADILLA (HSD)
NS BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, SJ (MPSD)
ACD. ARSENIO M. BALISACAN (SSD)
 
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 Biological 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. ASUNCION K. RAYMUNDO (BSD)
Members: ACD. RAFAEL D. GUERRERO III (ASD)
NS GAVINO C. TRONO JR. (BSD)
ACD. ALVIN B. CULABA (ESTD)
ACD. VIRGINIA C. CUEVAS (BSD)
ACD. QUINTIN L. KINTANAR (HSD)
NS LOURDES J. CRUZ (MPSD)
ACD. AGNES C. ROLA (SSD)
MS. NELIA CEPEDA, PIA
MS. LILIBETH P. 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. ERIKA NINA V. BARIAS, Science Research Specialist I
MS. LEIZL R. PETALIO, Clerk III
 
Notes: Articles, speeches and messages by GBRD and the Advisory Team
 
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. RHODORA V. AZANZA (BSD)
Member: ACD. EUFEMIO T. RASCO JR. (ASD)
ACD. RODEL D. LASCO (ASD)
ACD. EMIL Q. JAVIER (BSD)
ACD. AURA C. MATIAS (ESTD)
ACD. REYNALDO B. VEA (ESTD)
ACD. ALVIN B. CULABA (ESTD)
ACD. ANTONIO MIGUEL L. DANS (HSD)
ACD. JAIME C. MONTOYA (HSD)
ACD. WILLIAM G. PADOLINA (MPSD)
ACD. FABIAN M. DAYRIT (MPSD)
NS RAUL V. FABELLA (SSD)
ACD. MICHAEL L. TAN (SSD)
DR. GLENN B. GREGORIO, OYSI President

ASM Rapporteurs:
DR. ALLAN N. SORIANO
DR. MUDJEKEEWIS D. SANTOS
DR. MARCOS B. VALDEZ
 
DOST Mindanao:
DR. ANTHONY C. SALES
DIR. ALFONSO P. ALAMBAN
 
DOST Visayas: ENGR. ROWEN R. GELONGA
DOST Luzon: DR. JULIUS CAESAR V. SICAT

Secretariat: MS. CHARYL C. APUYAN, Senior Science Research Specialist
 
 
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 Biological Sciences Division member who will edit the poster abstracts for printing as NAST Transactions Vol. 40 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. 40 Issue No. 1 is available on the 1st day of ASM.
 
Chair: NS EDGARDO D. GOMEZ (BSD)
Members: ACD. RUBEN L. VILLAREAL (ASD)
ACD. ESTRELLA F. ALABASTRO (ESTD)
ACD. EDWARD H.M. WANG (HSD)
ACD. ERNESTO J. DEL ROSARIO (MPSD)
ACD. AGNES C. ROLA (SSD)

Secretariat: Senior Science Research Specialist
MS. JEREME E. MAPA, Science Research Specialist I
 
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: ACD. SALCEDO L. EDUARDO (BSD)
Members: NS DOLORES A. RAMIREZ (ASD)
ACD. CEFERINO P. MAALA (ASD)
NS GAVINO C. TRONO JR. (BSD)
ACD. WILLIAM T. TORRES (ESTD)
ACD. FILEMON A. URIARTE JR. (ESTD)
ACD. EVELYN MAE TECSON-MENDOZA (MPSD)
ACD. CHRISTOPHER C. BERNIDO (MPSD)
ACD. JOSE MARIA P. BALMACEDA (MPSD)
ACD. JAIME C. MONTOYA (HSD)
NS ERNESTO O. DOMINGO (HSD)
ACD. ARSENIO M. BALISACAN (SSD)
ACD. ALLAN BENEDICT I. BERNARDO (SSD)
DOST Mindanao:  DR. DOMINGA D. MALLONGA
DOST Visayas: ENGR. EDILBERTO L. PARADELA
DOST Luzon:  ENGR. SANCHO A. MABBORANG
 
Secretariat: MS. ROSEMARIE S. ESPINO, Chief Administrative Officer
OYSI Convention: HANNAH F. DIN, Science Research Specialist I
Physical Arrangement:
CHONA S. SANTOS, Administrative Officer V
CATLHYN P. UMLAS, ClerkIII
DENNIS M. VISTA, Administrative Aide I

Usher/Usherettes:
Plenary Session: FERDINAND C. GUTLAY, Clerk II
Awarding and Closing Ceremony: CHARYL C. APUYAN, Senior Science Research Specalist
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 Tecson-Mendoza (MPSD)
NAST President
 
Secretariat: Chief Administrative Officer or alternate
 
3. TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
(To recommend action plan concerning climate change)
 
Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios, III (ESTD), Chair
Acd. Arsenio M. Balisacan (SSD)
Acd. Rafael D. Guerrero III (ASD)
Acd. Jaime C. Montoya (HSD)
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. Camelita Taguiam (ERDB)
Dr. Flaviana Hilario (PAGASA)
Dr. Florencio Pulhin (UPLB-CFNR)
 
Secretariat: Chief Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
4. NAST ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ACTIVE AGING
(To recommend action plan concerning active aging)
 
NS Ernesto O. Domingo (HSD) - Chair
Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea (ESTD)
Acd. William T. Torres (ESTD)
Dr. Alejandro Herrin (UP School of Economics)
Dr. Celeste Tanchoco (FNRI)
Representative from DSWD
Representative from DOH
Representative from PhilHealth
 
Secretariat: Chief Science Research Specialist or alternate
 
5. SCIENTIFIC LINKAGES TASK FORCE
 
Acd. Salcedo L. Eduardo, Chair
Acd. Ruben L. Villareal
Acd. Evelyn Mae Tecson Mendoza
CM Eduardo M. 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
 
Biodiverstiy
Acd. Rhodora V. Azanza (BSD)
Acd. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr. (ASD)
Dr. Perry S. Ong (OYS)
 
Microbiology Education
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 Partnership (IAP) – NAST President
InterAcademy Council (IAC) – NAST Secretary
IAP for Health – 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 (BSD)
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. Microbiology Education
b. Expansion of Marine Protected Areas
 
3. Engineering Sciences and Technology Division (ESTD)
 
a. Engineering Education _ Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea
b. Transportation – Acd. Reynaldo B. Vea
c. Land/Air/water and Environment – Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios III & Acd. Angel L. Lazaro III
d. ICT Ecosystems – Acd. William T. Torres, Acd. Jose B. Cruz, Jr. & Acd. Eliezer A. Albacea
e. Manufacturing – Acd. Aura C. Matias and Acd. Raymond Girard Tan
f. Energy and Environment – Acd. Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr., Alvin B. Culaba and Acd. Estrella F. Alabastro
 
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. IAP for Health– 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 Education

NOTE: President of NAST is ex officio member of all NAST Committees