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Unformatted text preview: icipation in programs of basic and applied scientific research. Scholarships, grants‐in‐aid or other forms of Incentives shall be provided to deserving science students, researchers, scientists, investors, technologists, and specially gifted citizens." Section 12, Article XIV of the Constitution reads: “The State shall regulate the transfer and promote the adaptation of technology from all sources for the national benefit. It shall encourage widest participation of private groups, local governments, and community‐based organizations in the generation and utilization of science and technology." Q: Does the 1987 Constitution provide for a policy of transparency in matters of public concern? A: Yes, the 1987 Constitution provides for a policy of transparency in matters of public interest: 1. Section 28, Article II of the 1987 Constitution provides: "Subject to reasonable conditions prescribed by law, the State adopts and implements a policy of full disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest," 2. Section 7, Article III states: "The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized, access to official records, and to documents, and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law." 3. Section 20, Article VI reads: "The records and books of account of the Congress shall ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 11 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 be preserved and be open to the public in accordance with law, and such books shall be audited by the Commission on Audit which shall...
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