The programs of the DOST and the DENR discussed in the Council of Ministers

By Prince Golez

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his cabinet met on Tuesday and discussed priority programs and projects for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

According to press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles, DOST and DENR presented their priority programs on job development and environmental protection, respectively.

“Under DOST, his top priority is job creation in technology companies for regional development; pangalawa, food security and resilience; number 3, health security; number 4, water security and environmental protection; and number 5, energy,” Cruz-Angeles said during a press briefing.

Marcos, she added, requested that the DENR discuss water safety.

Other Department of Environment plans include:

-the valuation of ecosystem services

-budget realignment and strategic collaboration with other national government agencies, local government units, private sector, academia and other stakeholders

– strengthen science and technology in the management of the environment and natural resources; and

– the promotion of green and blue jobs in the management of the environment and natural resources.