Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has formally appointed Dr. Amelia P. Guevara as acting undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), replacing Dr. Graciano P. Yumul who retired recently from government service.
The appointment is on interim basis as Congress is currently on recess and cannot act on her appointment.
The appointment was announced by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte during an interview aired over government-owned radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, April 28.
Last March, DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo designated Guevara as officer-in-charge of the Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development.
Guevara will assume the post left by Yumul, who served as DOST’s Undersecretary for Research and Development from January 26, 2006 to March 12, 2012.
Guevara has served as executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEETRD).
An accomplished administrator, educator, and scientist, she has been involved in various critical positions in the DOST as representative of the University of the Philippines to the Scientific Career Council, Board of Trustees of the Philippine Science High School, and Governing Council of the then Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development during the period 2005-2011.
She was also a member of the external review committee of the then Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development and the immediate past Vice President for Academic Affairs of the UP System.