President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law granting incentives and assistance to overseas Filipino experts, scientists, inventors, and engineers who will return to serve the country. The Republic Act No. 11035, also known as the Balik Scientist Act, would address the Philippines’ research and development needs.
The Balik Scientist Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will finally be institutionalized and strengthened in order to encourage the Filipino scientists who have been working in foreign countries to return to the Philippines so they could participate and contribute to the development of the country. Read more
Returning Filipino experts, scientists, inventors and engineers would receive more incentives as soon as the Balik Scientist Act would be enacted into law next month. Read more