The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), held the second “Dialogue between the National Scientists and the National Artist: Integrating the Arts and Sciences for Sustainable Development” on March 10, 2016 at the Ilustrado Restaurant, Intramuros, Manila, with DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development, Hon. Amelia P. Guevara as guest of honor.

The dialogue was attended by some of our country's greatest scientists and artists National Scientist (NS) Ernesto O. Domingo, NS Angel C. Alcala, DOST USec for R&D Hon. Amelia P. Guevara, NCCA Chairman Professor Felipe M. de Leon, Jr., NAST PHL Vice President Academician Fabian M. Dayrit, NS Teodulo M. Topacio, Jr.,  NS Edgardo D. Gomez, NS Raul V. Fabella, National Artist (NA) Virgilio S. Almario, NS Lourdes J. Cruz, NS Ricardo M. Lantican, NS Mercedes B. Concepcion, and NA Francisco Sionil Jose.

The activity was the second in the series of dialogues organized as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of NAST PHL, which will culminate in December 2016.