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Issues concerning space science and technology will be the main focus of the Philippine Space Agency.
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Philippine Space Act establishing a Philippine Space Agency on Thursday.
With the Republic Act 11363, the PhilSA will serve as the central agency addressing all national issues and activities related to space and science and technology applications.
The PhilSA’s tasks is to plan, develop, and promote the national space program in line with the Philippine Space Policy.
The Philippine Space Policy or the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy acts as the country’s blueprint for space development that embodies the country’s goals to advance in space science.
Furthermore, President Duterte will chair the Philippine Space Council (PSC) that will serve as the principal advisory body for the coordination and integration of programs and policies concerning science and technology applications.