February 1, 2023

The Philippines and China would assist future researchers as well as start-up companies from both countries through scholarships and partnerships, Department of Science and Technology Sec. Fortunato dela Peña said.
“The president of Chinese Academy of Science invited us to send scholars for MS (Master of Science) and PhD in Science, technology, Engineering, Math,” he said.
Dela Peña said he had also extended an invitation to Chinese students to study in the Philippines, but without mentioning scholarship support.
The DOST chief has been encouraging Filipino students to pursue a doctorate in Science courses, saying that while there has been an increasing number of students taking up MS courses, “the number of PhDs is quite small.” 
He has been telling Filipino students to take advantage of the DOST’s scholarship grants.
Dela Peña earlier said that aside from strengthening the DOST’s scholarship program, the agency is urging more people to take Science courses or become a researcher by going to the regions. – PNA release