As part of the inaugural Philippine Space Week celebrations, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) received and signed a Pledge of Support from DFNN, Inc. aimed at establishing a sustainable pool of trained workforce that will be instrumental to the success of the country’s national space programs. The signing ceremony was held on 14 August 2023 at the PhilSA office in Quezon City. 

DFNN, Inc. Executive Chairman Ramon C. Garcia, Jr. signed the pledge and was formally received by PhilSA Director General Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr. The support to PhilSA is part of the DFNN, Inc.’s mission of creating innovation that sustains the growth of its partners and stakeholders and has the goal of further nurturing the local space ecosystem through strategic collaboration and capacity-building. 

The Pledge of Support includes the provision of a Learning Management System platform, scholarships for space-related studies, and internship opportunities with DFNN’s partner space industry facilities to PhilSA, which shall work with DFNN, Inc. in finalizing the implementation of the donation. As part of sustaining the momentum of the local space ecosystem’s growth, DFNN, Inc. recognizes that meaningful partnerships are an essential driver of this endeavor. 

We hope DFNN’s learning management system donation will help accelerate learning within the agency, specifically in key areas of study that the PhilSA would like to train its workforce on. With the scholarships and internship opportunities we will extend in partnership with our space technology partners, we hope to bring back much needed knowledge and skills that will leapfrog our space programs,” DFNN, Inc. Executive Chairman Garcia said. 

PhilSA Director General Dr. Marciano, on the other hand, emphasized the overarching theme of this year’s Philippine Space Week, “Yamang Kalawakan tungo sa Maunlad na Kinabukasan“. With the theme underscoring the opportunities presented by the global space economy and how the country can harness these prospects for progress and prosperity. 

“Private sector engagement and cooperation is crucial in creating a robust and thriving space industry that supports ‘Yamang Kalawakan’ and the national space program. We value the generous support of DFNN, Inc. through this donation pledge, and we will work closely to open and multiply these opportunities to fellow Filipinos,” PhilSA Director General Dr. Marciano said.

The Pledge of Support was signed by Mr. Ramon C. Garcia, Jr. of DFNN, Inc. and was received by Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. on behalf of PhilSA.

PhilSA and DFNN, Inc. share the vision of fostering local innovations in space through synergy, exemplified by the support for impactful capacity-building initiatives for the Philippine space sector.  

This is also in line with the DFNN, Inc.’s corporate social responsibility objective of contributing to nation building through sharing of resources and expertise and forming strategic collaborative networks that ensure the enduring flow of knowledge and innovation in the country. 

About PhilSA: 

Created under Republic Act No. 11363, “The Philippine Space Act”, PhilSA is the central government agency addressing all national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications (SSTA). It is mandated to be the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the Philippine government that plans, develops, and promotes the national space program in line with the Philippine Space Policy. PhilSA envisions a Filipino nation bridged, uplifted, and empowered through the peaceful uses of outer space and is committed to its mission of promoting and sustaining a robust ecosystem that adds and creates value in space for and from Filipinos and for the world. 

About DFNN: 

The DFNN, Inc. is a trailblazer in digital technology solutions, encompassing a diverse array of industries including gaming, fintech, and beyond. As an industry leader and with the mission of creating innovation that sustains the growth of its partners and stakeholders, the DFNN, Inc. is committed to promoting technological progress and innovative solutions to elevate various sectors, including its strategic collaboration with PhilSA.