In technical aspect Bataan is very active. The local government unit runs the government system in a very competitive manner, according to Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena of Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Dela Pena who traced his family root in Barangay Tuyo, Balanga City, said during the opening of three-day “2019 National Science and Technology Week in Central Luzon” held at the Vista Mall Activity Center in Balanga City on Tuesday where science and technology exhibits and techno-bazaar was held.
He lauded Bataan province for having good environment and competitive educational institutions like the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) which offers technical education. Dela Pena was referring to the Railway Engineering program which is being assisted by DOST.
“We in the DOST are guided by directive from President Duterte to create new possibilities in science and technology that could land our country to global competitiveness,” said Dela Pena who urged private entities to support the government agency.
Bataan Vice Gov. Cris Garcia during the press conference with DOST officials said, “we should embrace new innovations and attract new technology for the betterment of our society.”.
She said Bataan province is lucky for having ecozones and the Freeport Area of Bataan where new technologies are available to attract investors.