The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), the government's highest recognition and advisory body on science and technology declares its strong support to the 18-Day campaign to End Vilence Against Women by joining the "Orange Your Icon for 18-Days" (25 November to 12 December 2015) and by attending the "Assembly of Anti-VAW Advocacy Supporters" on 25 November at the Aliw Theater, Pasay City.

ORANGE YOUR ICON FOR 18 DAYS. To raise awareness and conciousness of wider audience in taking action on VAW as a public issue, NAST PHL joins "Orange your Icon for 18 days".

NAST PHL has chosen "SANSUKLOB", a wooden sculptureof Jerusaline V. Araos displayed in front of the Science Heritage Building at the DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City. The whole structure is crypt-like and furnished with some cryptic elements. Wood panels serve as walls at the same time they are scrools upon which the "most explosive" document of the Revolution is etched. This stanza from the poem of Gat Andres Bonifcaio could have been the key to a united and selfless struggle for nationa liberation.

The NAST Secretariat decorated "Sansuklob" with orange cloth, creep paper, baloons, board papers (hands shaped). NAST PHL logo and the 18-day campaign streamer. Please see attached photo for your reference.

NAST PHL is the only agency at the DOST Compound in Bicutan that participated in this initiative. Through this, the Academy shows its support on the Anti-VAW advocacy and brings the message of zero tolerance for VAW to the public's attention.