I have been granted membership – as an Associate Member – in the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) since June 2018.
About NRCP (from their website at http://www.nrcp.dost.gov.ph/):
A collegial body of highly-trained scientists and researchers, cohesively addressing the growing demand for knowledge, skills, and innovations; sharing expertise with all sectors of the society; and effectively and efficiently contributing to the country’s development and to the improvement of the quality of life of the Filipino people.
Commitment to promote and support basic and problem-oriented researches, particularly those which are multidisciplinary, in the sciences as well as in the humanities, to identify and provide solutions to national issues and problems, and to generate new knowledge in preparation for the future.
MANDATES (ACT 4120)
- Promotion and support of fundamental or basic research for the continuing improvement of the research capability of individual or group scientists;
- Foster linkages with local and international scientific organizations for enhanced cooperation in the development and sharing of scientific information;
- Provide advice on problems and issues of national interest;
- Promotion of scientific and technological culture to all sectors of society.