Executive Order No. 292 [BOOK IV/Title XVIII/Chapter 4-Board, Councils and Institutes]

CHAPTER 4

Board, Councils and Institutes

SECTION 9. Inter-Council Review Board.—There shall be an Inter-Council Review Board, composed of the Secretaries or their designated Undersecretaries who are members of the sectoral planning councils under Sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, and shall be chaired by the Secretary of Science and Technology.

The main function of the Board shall be to review the plans of the sectoral planning councils and the National Science and Technology Plan and, in connection therewith, shall be assisted by the Planning and Evaluation Service.

SECTION 10. Sectoral Planning Councils.—There shall be five (5) sectoral planning councils as follows:

(1) Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development, for industry and energy and mineral resources;

(2) Philippine Council for Health Research and Development for health;

(3) Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development, for agriculture and forestry resources;

(4) Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development, for aquatic and marine resources; and

(5) Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development, for advanced science and technology.

Each of the councils shall be responsible, in its respective sector, for the formulation of strategies, policies, plans, programs and projects for science and technology development; for programming and allocation of government and external funds for research and development; for monitoring of research and development projects; and for the generation of external funds.

Each council shall have a secretariat which shall be headed by an Executive Director who shall be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary.

SECTION 11. Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development.—The Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development shall be under the administrative supervision of the Department, and shall consist of the Secretary as Chairman and eight (8) members, as follows: Secretary of Trade and Industry, Secretary of Transportation and Communications, Secretary of Public Works and Highways or their designated Undersecretaries, and Executive Director of the Council Secretariat, and four (4) representatives of the private sector in the field of industry and energy, who are chief executive officers of their respective companies in the field of industry or energy or are acknowledged leaders in their professions to be appointed by the President, in their personal capacity, upon recommendation of the Secretary, each of whom shall be for a term of two (2) years; Provided, however, That the tenure of the members first appointed by the President shall be as follows: two (2) for one (1) year and two (2) for two (2) years, as fixed in their respective appointments. The members shall serve and continue to hold office until their respective successors shall have been duly appointed and qualified. Appointment to any vacancy in the Council shall be by the President and shall only be for the unexpired portion of the term of the predecessor.

SECTION 12. Philippine Council for Agriculture and Forestry Research and Development.—The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Forestry Research and Development shall be under the administrative supervision of the Department, and shall consist of the Secretary as Chairman and eight (8) members, as follows: Secretary of Agriculture and Food, Secretary of Natural Resources or their designated Undersecretaries, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Administrator of the National Food Authority and Executive Director of the Council Secretariat and three (3) representatives of the private sector in the fields of agriculture or forestry, who are chief executive officers of their respective companies in the field of agriculture or forestry or are acknowledged leaders in their professions to be appointed by the President, in their personal capacity, upon recommendation of the Secretary, each of whom shall be for a term of two (2) years; Provided, however, That the tenure of the members first appointed by the President shall be as follows: one (1) for one (1) year and two (2) for two (2) years, as fixed in their respective appointments. The members shall serve and continue to hold office until their successors shall have been duly appointed and qualified. Appointment to any vacancy in the Council shall be by the President and shall only be for the unexpired portion of the term of the predecessor.

SECTION 13. Philippine Council for Health Research and Development.—The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development shall be under the administrative supervision of the Department, and shall consist of the Secretary as Chairman and eight (8) members, as follows: Secretary of Health or his designated Undersecretary, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines of Manila, Executive Director of the National Nutrition Council, Executive Director of the Council Secretariat and four (4) representatives of the private sector in the field of health, who are chief executive officers of their respective companies in the field of health or are acknowledged leaders in their professions to be appointed by the President, in their personal capacity, upon recommendation of the Secretary, each of whom shall be for a term of two (2) years; Provided, however, that the tenure of the members first appointed by the President shall be as follows: two (2) for one (1) year and two (2) for two (2) years, as fixed in their respective appointments. The members shall serve and continue to hold office until their successors shall have been duly appointed and qualified. Appointment to any vacancy in the Council shall be by the President and shall only be for the unexpired portion of the term of the predecessor.

SECTION 14. Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development.—The Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development shall be under the administrative supervision of the Department, and shall consist of the Secretary as Chairman, and eight (8) members as follows: Secretary of Agriculture and Food, Secretary of Natural Resources or their designated Undersecretaries, Executive Director of the Council Secretariat, two (2) representatives from the academic/research institution and three (3) representatives from the private sector who are chief executive officers of their respective companies in the field of aquaculture or marine research or development or are acknowledged leaders of their professions to be appointed by the President, in their personal capacity, upon recommendation of the Secretary, each of whom shall be for a term of two (2) years; Provided, however, that the terms of the members first appointed by the President shall be as follows: two (2) for one (1) year and the other three (3) for two (2) years, as fixed in their respective appointments. The members shall serve and continue to hold office until their successors shall have been duly appointed and qualified. Appointment to any vacancy in the Council shall be by the President and shall only be for the unexpired portion of the term of the predecessor.

SECTION 15. Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development.—The Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development shall be under the Administrative supervision of the Department and shall consist of the Secretary as Chairman and eight (8) members, as follows: Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports or his designated Undersecretary, President of the University of the Philippines System, two (2) representatives from the government sector, and four (4) representatives from the private sector in the field of advanced science research, all of whom shall be appointed by the President, in their personal capacity, upon recommendation of the Secretary, each of whom shall serve for a term of two (2) years.

SECTION 16. Institutes.—The Institutes of the Department are the following, which shall be line in character: Industrial Technology Development Institute; Philippine Nuclear Research Institute; Food and Nutrition Research Institute; Forest Products Research and Development Institute; Philippine Textile Research Institute; Advanced Science and Technology Institute; Science Education Institute; Science and Technology Information Institute; and Technology Application Promotion Institute; Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Each Institute shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary and shall be assisted by one or more Deputy Directors as may be necessary.

SECTION 17. Industrial Technology Development Institute.—The Industrial Technology Development Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Undertake applied research and development to develop technologies and technological innovations in the field of industrial manufacturing, mineral processing and energy;

(2) Undertake the transfer of research results directly to end-users or preferably via linkage units of their government agencies;

(3) Undertake technical services, such as but not limited to, standards, analytical and calibration services mandated by law or as needed by industry; and

(4) Conduct training and provide technical advisory and consultancy services to industry clientele and end-users.

SECTION 18. Philippine Nuclear Research Institute.—The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Conduct research and development on the application of radiation and nuclear materials, processes and techniques in agriculture, food, health, nutrition and medicine and in industrial or commercial enterprises;

(2) Undertake the transfer of research results to end-users, including technical extension and training services;

(3) Operate and maintain nuclear research reactors and other radiation facilities; and

(4) License and regulate activities relative to production, transfer, and utilization of nuclear and radioactive substances.

SECTION 19. Food Nutrition Research Institute.—The Food Nutrition Research Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Undertake research that defines the citizenry’s nutritional status, with reference particularly to the malnutrition problem, its causes and effects, and identify alternative solutions to them;

(2) Develop and recommend policy options, strategies, programs and projects, which address the malnutrition problem for implementation by the appropriate agencies; and

(3) Disseminate research findings and recommendations to the relevant end-users.

SECTION 20. Forest Products Research and Development Institute.—The Forest Products Research and Development Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Conduct applied research and development in secondary and tertiary processing for the forest-based industry to generate information and technology which can improve the utility value of wood and other forest products;

(2) Undertake the transfer of completed researches directly to the end-users or via linkage units of other government agencies;

(3) Undertake technical services and provide training programs.

SECTION 21. Philippine Textile Research Institute.—The Philippine Textile Research Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Conduct applied research and development for the textile industry sector;

(2) Undertake the transfer of completed researches to end-users or via linkage units of other government agencies; and

(3) Undertake technical services and provide training programs.

SECTION 22. Advanced Science and Technology Institute.—The Advanced Science and Technology Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Undertake long-term researches to strengthen and modernize science and technology infrastructure;

(2) Conduct research and development work in the advanced fields of studies including biotechnology and microelectronics; and

(3) Complement the overall endeavor in the scientific field with intensive activities in the computer and information technologies.

SECTION 23. Science Education Institute.—The Science Education Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Undertake science education and training;

(2) Administer scholarships, awards and grants;

(3) Undertake science and technology manpower development; and

(4) Formulate plans and establish programs and projects for the promotion and development of science and technology education and training in coordination with the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, and other institutions of learning in the field of science and technology.

SECTION 24. Science and Technology Information Institute.—The Science and Technology Information Institute shall have the following functions:

(1) Establish a science and technology databank and library;

(2) Disseminate science and technology information; and

(3) Undertake training on science and technology information.

SECTION 25. Technology Application and Promotion Institute.—The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) whose primary responsibility is to serve as the implementing arm of the Department in promoting the commercialization of technologies and in marketing the services of the other operating units in the Department shall have the following functions:

(1) Undertake contract research, particularly at the pilot plant and semi-commercial stage;

(2) Provide technical consultancy including engineering design services, patenting and licensing services; and

(3) Provide grants and/or venture-financing for new and/or emerging projects.

SECTION 26. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.—The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration shall have the following functions:

(1) Maintain a nationwide network pertaining to observation and forecasting of weather and other climatological conditions affecting national safety, welfare and economy;

(2) Undertake activities relative to observation, collection, assessment and processing of atmospheric and allied data for the benefit of agriculture, commerce and industry;

(3) Engage in studies of geophysical and astronomical phenomena essential to the safety and welfare of the people;

(4) Undertake researches on the structure, development and motion of typhoons and formulate measures for their moderation; and

(5) Maintain effective linkages with scientific organizations here and abroad, and promote exchange of scientific information and cooperation among personnel engaged in atmospheric, geophysical and astronomical studies.

SECTION 27. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.—The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology shall have the following functions:

(1) Predict the occurrence of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and their geotectonic phenomena;

(2) Determine how eruptions and earthquakes shall occur and the likely areas to be affected;

(3) Exploit the positive aspects of volcanoes and volcanic terrain in furtherance of the socio-economic development efforts of the government;

(4) Generate sufficient data for forecasting volcanic eruptions and earthquakes;

(5) Formulate appropriate disaster-preparedness plans; and

(6) Mitigate hazards of volcanic activities through appropriate detection, forecast, and warning systems.

Executive Order No. 292
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987