The general benefits, incentives and privileges include: exemption from PRC licensing; accident and medical insurance; reimbursement of expenses for excess baggage allowance related to scientific project or activities; exemption from renouncing their oath of allegiance to the country where they took the oath; tax and duty exemption in the donation of equipment, instruments, and materials to the DOST; and tax and duty exemption in the importation of professional equipment, instruments, and materials. Term-specific benefits, incentives, and privileges are likewise provided under the law.
The Balik Scientist Program shall be administered by the DOST, which shall coordinate with other departments, agencies, and bureaus, including government-owned and/or controlled corporations. The DOST shall also create and maintain a databank of the Balik Scientists who have availed of the program.
We encourage Balik Scientists and curious readers alike to visit the DOST Balik Scientist Program website: http://bsp.dost.gov.ph
, and the BaLinkBayan Overseas Filipinos’ One Stop Online Portal: http://balinkbayan.gov.ph/philanthro…/…/balik-scientist.html
for more information on how to avail of the program.
Attorney Stephanie Tible.