In any nation, the science academy plays an important role as an adviser to the government and the science community. It is the body that the governemnt turns to for disinterested advice in science and technology.
Through its advisory activities, NAST has been able to bring science and technology closer to the lives of the Filipino. Its series of information fora and roundtable discussions have encouraged public participation in open discussions of important and pressing issues in science and technology on a wide range of topics such as biotechnology, genetic engineering, intellectual property rights, information and communications technology, high performance computing, sustainable agriculture and waste management, water resource management among others. Academicians and other local and foreign experts have put their knowledge and expertise together to advise the legislators and the senate, including other policy making bodies of the government and non-government entities, on policies related to science and technology.
The NAST PHL Advisory activities are: