Pangasinan 4th District Representative Christopher de Venecia expressed his joy after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine Space Act.
The Philippine Space Act mandates the creation of the Philippine Space Agency which is tasked in the formulation and implementation of the “Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy.
The new law is one of the Pangasinan politiko’s pet projects.
“This landmark legislation will assist us in various key development areas in which space science and technology applications can aid in various sectors of our development: from telecommunications to agriculture, national security to disaster management,” de Venecia explained.
“Subsequently, this centralized agency will also institutionalize funding for space research and development to further improve our technologies,” he added.