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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 889 - ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM OF NATIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN THE BASIC SCIENCES
|WHEREAS, the Constitution mandates that the
advancement of science and technology has priority in national
WHEREAS, the efforts to apply science and technology in the service of our people require complementary initiatives in the generation of technology, in technology transfer and diffusion, and in technology utilization and commercialization;
WHEREAS, all these efforts presuppose the availability of highly trained manpower to lead and direct scientific and technological activities in private industry, in government and in academe;
WHEREAS, the new, emerging technologies which loom larger and larger in the horizon require expertise with increasing breath and depth in the basic sciences;
WHEREAS, there is, therefore, a need to further strengthen and broaden the national capability to train scientific leaders and conduct research in the basic sciences;
WHEREAS, the University of the Philippines, by virtue of its role and demonstrated competence and availability of core scientific staff, is in the best position to organize these national centers of excellence in various fields of basic science;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and the authority vested in me by Presidential Decree No. 1416 as amended, do hereby order and direct:
At the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus:
At the University of the Philippines at Los Baños:
The Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines is hereby authorized to organize the abovementioned institutes, and such other additional institutes and laboratories in the future it may deem proper to create, from out of the existing staff, physical facilities and programs of the University and its constituent units.
Done in the City of Manila, this 23rd day of March in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-three.
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