"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"



RA No. 4724    

To develop and expand the metals industry of the Philippines, Republic Act No. 4724, dated June 18, 1966, established the Metals Industry Development Center (MIDC). The Center was primarily tasked to work for close rapport between the government and the industry in order to foster the advancement of metals, engineering, and allied industries in the country.

RA No. 6428    

Reorganizing and renaming the MIDC into Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), giving it corporate existence and expanding its powers. The administration of the Center and the exercise of its corporate authority were vested exclusively in a Board of Trustees organized under this Act.

EO No. 602    

Transferring the MIRDC from the then National Science Development Board (now Department of Science & Technology) to the then Ministry of Trade & Industry (now Department of Trade & Industry) for policy and program coordination and direction.

PD No. 1765

Reorienting its thrust from research and development to direct assistance to the metals industry

EO No. 128

Transferring the Center from the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) to the Department of Science & Technology (DOST) as a separate and attached agency.

EO No. 494

December 6, 1991 transformed the MIRDC into a regular government agency attached to the DOST. This was fully implemented on 27 May 1993.