In a virtual forum held on 10 October 2022, key officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Congress declared their all-out support for the immediate passing of House Bill No. 9559 or the Virology Institute of the Philippines Act.

Preserving the country’s patrimony is very important to ensuring the security of the Philippines and its people, as well as to preserve the nation’s resources that will fuel economic development and inclusive growth.

DOST-STII Director Richard P. Burgos (far right), former DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena (far left), and the family of Dr. de Ocampo. (Photo: DOST-STII)

A National Scientist’s legacy lives on!