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Introduction
NCGS Objectives
NCGS Powers and Functions
Officers
Contact Information

Introduction

Realizing the importance of geological information in the economic, social, political and environmental planning of the nation and the urgent need for unified planning and action of several government agencies, each dealing with certain aspects of geological sciences, the National Committee on Geological Sciences (NCGS) was created under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 8 October 1980 by virtue of Executive Order No. 625.



Thirteen (13) government institutions made up the initial core of the Committee, representing a wide spectrum of administration and responsibilities but each one bearing a significant role or influence in the geoscience activities. At present, there are twenty two (22) government agencies constituting the Committee.



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NCGS Objectives

Established to promote the geological sciences, in general, the NCGS has the following objectives:
  1. To provide a vehicle for a systematic planning and deliberation of national programs in the geological sciences;
  2. To act as an advisory body to government policy makers concerning developments in geological sciences; and
  3. To fulfill the role of geological sciences as an endeavor concerned with human welfare and environment. 

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NCGS Powers and Functions

To attain its objectives, the Committee shall exercise the following powers and functions:
  1. Advise the President of the Philippines and other government and private entities through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on matters concerning developments in the geological sciences, including participation in international geological programs;
  2. Facilitate effective representation of the Philippines in international geological organizations;
  3. Promote, coordinate and monitor geological programs, projects and activities of the member-agencies;
  4. Develop and implement a program of activities designed towards the realization of its objectives;
  5. Facilitate the compilation, storage, retrieval, analysis and dissemination of information on matters pertaining to geological sciences;
  6. Solicit, accept and disburse funds or other forms of aid in support of its objectives;
  7. Undertake inter-agency studies in connection with projects of other agencies involving expertise available from member-agencies; and
  8. Solicit manpower requirements from member-agencies for specialized studies in connection with its functions and in the attainment of its objectives.
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Officers

Chairman 
Engr. Horacio C. Ramos
Director
Mines and Geosciences Bureau
Vice-Chairman 
Dr. Joselito P. Duyanen
Director
National Institute of Geological Sciences
Executive Secretary 
Mr. Angel A. Bravo
Chief
Marine Geological Survey Division
Mines and Geosciences Bureau

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Contact Information

Telephone 
(63-2)928-8659/926-0936
FAX 
(63-2)926-0936 
Postal address 
National Committee on Geological Sciences
          c/o Mines and Geosciences Bureau
North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
          PHILIPPINES
Electronic mail 
General Information: NCGS@bigfoot.com
Webmaster: LEOV@rocketmail.com

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