The International System of Units

Fundamentally better

May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment.

The theme for World Metrology Day 2019 is The International System of Units – Fundamentally better. This theme was chosen because on 16 November 2018, the General Conference on Weights and Measures agreed perhaps one of the most significant revisions to the International System of Units (the SI) since its inception. Research into new measurement methods, including those using quantum phenomena, underpin the change. The SI is now based on a set of definitions each linked to the laws of physics and have the advantage of being able to embrace further improvements in measurement science and technology to meet the needs of future users for many years to come.

Across the world, national metrology institutes continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication is needed. The national metrology institutes participate in comparisons coordinated by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) to ensure the reliability of measurement results worldwide. The BIPM also provides a forum for its Member States to address new measurement challenges. The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) develops International Recommendations, the aim of which is to align and harmonize requirements worldwide in many fields.

World Metrology Day recognizes and celebrates the contribution of all the people that work in intergovernmental and national organizations throughout the year on behalf of all.


Being a mom is one of the most fulfilling roles that a woman can play, but it can also be one of the most challenging.

For starters, a mom has to wear different hats just to get through a single day. She is a household manager and a nurse, a chef and a driver, a finance officer and a doctor, a gardener and an entreprenuer.

Above all, she is a mother, nurturing, caring, loving, and giving her 100 percent to her family. These different roles definitely pose a challenge for moms.

As moms ourselves, we know exactly what you’re going through each and every day, and through the years, it has been our mission to provide information, support, and a community where we can all belong.  That’s why we have come-up with various avenues to make motherhood easier, happier, and much more fulfilling in safe and comfortable space where all moms are welcome. 

DOST – Trailblazers in Science: A NAST PHL Public Forum

#NASTCALENDAR: NAST PHL conducted the “Trailblazers in Science: A NAST PHL Public Forum” last 15-16 May 2019 at PICC and Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La respectively. Topics include health, water resource management, and food security and environment.


Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health, Research and Development(DOST-PCHRD), 4th Technology Media Conference, Talakayang Heartbeat: Diagnostic Program, Luxent Hotel, Quezon City, Mat. 21, 2019 (Photos) Estrella Gallardo (4th from left) with other media during the Talakayang Heartbeat: Diagnostic Program


IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES! Go Negosyo and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board, supported by the business chambers and organizations, successfully hosted the first Tourism Summit 2019 that happened May 2, 2019, at the World Trade Center, Pasay City! Participated by more than 10,000 delegates composed of students from 100 schools and universities, government representatives from around 100 cities and municipalities, ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, more than 50 local and international speakers, government and private partners, and entrepreneurs. In photo (front L-R) Michael Tan (Asia Brewery), Former Amb. Fred Yao, George Barcelon (PCCI), Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Corporation), Jaime Bautista (Philippine Airlines), Arin Jira (ASEAN BAC Thailand), Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (DOT), Amb. Sung Kim (USA), Amb. Gerard Ho Wei Hong (Singapore), Amb. Daniel Pruce (Britain), Amb. Koji Haneda (Japan), and other distinguished guests.


DOLE USEC. Atty. Jacinto “Jing” Paras, talks and answer questions about the controversial BIKOY videos attacking Pres. Duterte & his family. a very interesting media forum of the Kamuning Bakery Cafe, moderator is sir Wilson Lee Flores.


The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) together with Aldenver Marketing come together in staging the annual 4th PCCI Cares Run for a Cause 2019. Happening on May 25, 2019, at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex in Pasay City, this 4th run for a cause will provide more excitement and challenge to the runners with the inclusion of bubble foam on the run itself.

The proceeds of the annual run for a cause will fund the CSR activities of PCCI specifically in various disaster-relief ventures. Like its previous races, PCCI Cares Run for a Cause will have the following race categories: 3K, 5K, and 10K run.

Through this notable advocacy, we would like to invite you as one of our valued sponsors. We believe that your support will help us not only in staging this year’s run but also in continuing our CSR efforts to keep our communities safer and disaster ready.