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The NCBP shall be composed of the following:

  • The Secretaries of the Departments of Science and Technology, Agriculture, Health, Environment and Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, and Interior and Local Government or their designated representatives. The DOST Secretary shall be the permanent Chair;
  • A biological scientist, physical scientist, environmental scientist, health scientist, and social scientist to be endorsed by the DOST Secretary upon the recommendation of recognized professional and collegial bodies such as the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), and appointed by the President, each serving for a term of three (3) years, renewable for another term.
  • A consumer representative appointed by the President from a list submitted by nationally recognized consumer organizations, serving for a term of three (3) years, renewable for another term;
  • A community representative from the farmers, fisherfolk and indigenous sector appointed by the President from a list submitted bynationally recognized sectoral organizations, serving for a term of three (3) years, renewable for another term;
  • A representative from industry appointed by the President from a list submitted by the Secretary of Trade and Industry, serving for a term of three (3) years,renewable for another term; and