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A New Filipino National Scientist

The highest national recognition bestowed to Filipino scientists is the National Scientist Award which started since 1976. The President is the one who gives this type of award yearly. The prestigious award gives the awardee the reserved status like heroes. The awardee will receive benefits like financial gratuity, medical, hospitalization benefits, a place of honor at all state functions, and state funeral.

Philippine Tropical Fabrics Day

President Benigno S. Aquino III had declared January 24, 2011 as Philippine Tropical Fabric Day under Proclamation No. 86 signed last December 21, 2010. The said declaration is the result of the implementation of Republic Act 9242 or the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law of 2004.

Young Entrepreneur Awards

In the recent International Trade Challenge (ITC) held in Singapore, two young entrepreneurs overpowered many other competitors from all over Asia.

Funded by FedEx Express, ITC is organized by Junior Achievement (JA), an international non-stock, non-profit organization devoted in developing entrepreneurial skills and spirit among the youth.

It also honors the role of international trade in shaping business fundamentals among the next generation of enterprise leaders.

Rhoel Dinglasan's Anti-malaria Vaccine

A new anti-malaria vaccine has been developed by a Filipino scientist at the John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Time Magazine cited the work of Rhoel Dinglasan who is an entomologist and a biologist.

Dinglasan formulated this new malaria vaccine that immobilizes the spread of mosquito's malaria spreading capability.

National Invention Contest

In the 2009 National Invention Contest awarding ceremonies, Polangui Campus University of Bicol got the Most Outstanding invention (Tuklas Award) and the WIPO Gold Medal and Certificate Award for their multi- purpose processing machine.

The research team, which is composed of  received Engr. Arnulfo Malinis, Engr. Eleanor Balute, Engr. Estrella Calpe and Engr. Herminigildo Lizano, the plaque, medal and certificate, the team took home P150, 000 as cash prize.

The team explained that their project could deal with the need for appropriate postharvest processing facilities for agricultural products in the countryside to enable farmers to add value to their produce so they can sell these products at higher prices.

The Invention of Ben Cruz

Benjamin Cruz is a well-known inventor from Bulacan. Last January 29, he sent a letter which indicates proposals regarding his inventions to the Presidential Action Center. One of his recent inventions is a kind of pill called Golden Heart. The pill will help a person reduce his cholesterol level and to prevent vascular obstruction, a disease that kills many people worldwide. It is also tested to prevent blocks in the arteries of the heart, gall stones, kidney stones, cerebral stroke, by-pass surgery, dialysis, erectile dysfunction and acne.

Pelleting Machine for Goat Food

Dr. Armando Espino of Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has developed a machine that can make goat feeds into pellets.

The said machine is expected to help out ensure the continuous availability of high-protein, low-cost feeds of goats by using the surplus during the wet months as material for pelleted total mixed ration (TMR).

Dr. Espino designed and fabricated the gadget to ensure a year-round feed supply for goats. The pelleted TRM is a mixture of napier, ipil-ipil, rice bran, copra meal, molasses, discaphos, ranzoni, and salt, a complete nutrient food for goats. With it, goats are guaranteed to have better food efficiency and greater starch digestibility.

TAPI and DOST facilitate in Filipinos' inventions

House Bill 2038 seeks to revive the Philippine Inventors Commission (PIC) to be able to boost the competitiveness of Filipino inventors. PIC was created in 1964 by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 3850. Its aim is to promote research and development to provide technical, financial, legal, and marketing assistance to Filipino inventors. In 1987, it was abolished by Executive Order 128 as part of the government reorganization. 

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