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Alcuaz is now National Artist

The newest national artist still looks distinguished gentleman. In short, he looks not the master-artist; he dresses tastefully, why, in the grand manner of the boulevardier (a lost species).

He graduated high school from San Beda, earned a law degree from Ateneo, partly to oblige his lawyer-father, but desisted from hurdling the bar. Instead, fired-up he studied art at U.P. without earning a degree. He painted, doggedly, assiduously, turning out canvass after canvass. Unhappy with the rote of academic traditional painting, he painted his own way nevertheless. This seduced him to be bold, an unknown painter showing his wares, for the first time at San Beda College Hall. He showed his artistic prowess in portraits, a better offshoot than his early master Amorsolo. It was 1953. He was 21 years old: the debut of a future master.

 
DOST and IPO to Assist Ilonggo Inventors

To help with technical assistance, funding for their inventions and registration and processing of their patents, Department of Science and Technology-Region 6 (DOST) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are urging Ilonggo inventors to register their work since many of them are waiting to be exposed.

 
Packaging of Tropical Wines And Distilled Spirits

To ensure safety of process and quality of product, addition of flavors and essences, and the core group approach in development of brand, Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in Quezon, in cooperation with the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) IV-CITEM and DOST-ItDI, kicked off standardization of process and packaging of pure lambanog.

 
Filipino E-car Inventor

Ismael Aviso, a 54 years old Filipino e-car inventor who became eminent because of his self-charging electric car. According to him skyrocketing petroleum prices should spur Filipinos to help each other. He had based his statement because of the continuous fuel hikes. Aviso owns a water-refilling business in Navotas City.

 
Jaycee and Insular Life Award the 2009 Outstanding Filipinos

JCI Senate Philippines and The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd. recently award their winners for the 2009 Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) awards.

Given below are the names of the awardees in their respective field:

Teotimo M. Aganon, Ph.D. for Science and Technology - distinguished himself a scientist, research and development administrator, socio-civic leader, and educator. He contributed greatly to the growth of pest management technology, particularly in rodent control and locust containment in central Luzon.

 
Jose Abad Santos' Monument

As a prelude to the 70th death anniversary of Jose Abad Santos, a small monument is placed exactly in his death site in Malabang, Lanao del Sur.

 
IP Philippines: Supports Filipino Patents

According to the new Director-General of Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines), Ricardo R. Blancaflor, the growing number of patents on Filipino inventions certifies assurance against patent infringer and removes our country from the watch list of US. This will be the mission of their agency in the next five year. The office had confiscated about P5.6 billion worth of fake goods last year, and they expect to snitch at least the same amount this year.

 
Philippine Science East Visayas Students Reap International Awards

In this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in San Jose, California, USA on May 9 to 14, four students from the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas located at Government Center, Palo, Leyte have reaped international awards for the Philippines.

Three of the students are Jean Reni Briones de Guzman, Marc Abegonia Mapalo, and Maria Clara Isabel Sia of the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas campus. The team won in the Team Awards category in the area of Life Sciences for their group study: Use of Natural Flocculants in Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms (Red Tides), creating a natural treatment for Red Tide using indigenous materials.

 
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