Amidst all the chaos surrounding the current administration and the opposition growing larger every day, a bill that proposing the first ever PHL Space Agency is benn filed and its quickly getting a lot of attention. Filipino astrophysicist Dr. Mari Rogel Sese announced the filling of 2 bills in the Senate and Lower House.
He recenly post on his Facebook account the bills saying,
`All of the work that we done in the past few years for the growth of the national space program amounts to these 2 documents Senate Bill 1211 and House Bill 3637 which is aim to legislate Philippines Space Development and Utilization Policy and create a Philippines Space Agency`.
He held many interviews where he said that having our own centralized space agency is so important to sustain economic growth.
`Independent access to space is no longer a luxury but a necessity evern for developing countries suchs as our` He said.
The bill is known as the Philippines Space Act of 2016 that aims to establish the Philippines Space Agency or PhilSa.
`The PhilSa will be responsible for developing space science technology policies, implents the research and education programs and estrablishing the industry linkages between the public and private sector stakeholder,` the Senate bills explanatory note.
`The PhilSa will be the countrys representation for internation space arbitrations and agreements,` He added.
So far, the bill is already garnered positive response from other legislators.
`We are hoping that our legislators would also realize the importance and pass the bill soon,` he said.