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Filipino Invention to be the Next Big Thing in Green Technology

Filipino inventor, Ismael Aviso of Navotas City, 54, is said to be the next big thing in green technology through his electric vehicle prototype.

Aviso started to be in the line after his appearance over the internet and on the pages in a website known as Pure Energy Systems Wiki (PESWiki).

BPInoy Awardees

Once more, Bank of the Philippine Islands recognized remarkable Filipinos who have made us proud to be Pinoys.

This year's awardees are Charice Pempengco and neurosurgeon Dr. Manny Cacdac who both exemplify world excellence in their chosen fields.

Charice, being recognized today as an international singer, truly give the country a tremendous recognition as she also named as the first Asian to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart.

Young Filipino Scientists to Join BioCamp

To campaign for and acquire more knowledge about biotechnology, DOST (Department of Science and Technology) pushed young Filipino scientists to attend the Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp), which is slated on July 12 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center in Makati City.

Eric van Oppens, president and chief executive officer of Novartis Healthcare Philippines, said that their company wants to improve the quality of Philippine healthcare through Biotechnology since it can give natural solutions to many of the world's crises.

Topacio Receives Nat'l Scientist Award

In pursuant of the Proclamation No. 1762 signed in April 30 this year, the National Scientist Award was given to 84-year-old, Dr. Teodulo M. Topacio Jr. for his outstanding achievement in veterinary medicine and agriculture.

Topacio's studies on leptospirosis, particularly the transmission of the disease from pigs to humans and his research on other animal diseases like bacterial abortion in cattle, parasitic liver disease and virus disease of dogs and tumors in cats are among Topacio's achievements He also led the drafting and lobbying of the proposed Anti-Rabies Bill which was signed by President Arroyo as Anti-Rabies Act 2007.

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra

ABS-CBN and First Philippine Holdings Inc. had recently formed an addition to Kapamilya Network, Philharmonic Orchestra. One of the objectives of this network is to promote an advocacy for Filipinos to connect and experience real and good music and to provide music of the highest caliber to the general audience. It consists of 40-piece musical ensemble. Composer Ryan Cayabyab commended the formation of this group which will be introduced to the public  in a concert entitled Icons at the Arena at the SM Mall of Asia.

Pinoy Scientists Awardees Give Courtesy Call to PGMA

With the honor brought by Dr. Lourdes Cruz, Dr. Virgilio Malang, Yasmin Esperitu Malang and Engineer John Judilla in the country, the group presented to President Gloria Arroyo as their courtesy call last May 5.

RP Scientists to Develop Virus Resistant Kamote

To have a genetically modified (GM) kamote (sweet potato) in the next five years, Filipino scientists from Visayas State University (VSU) and the University of the Philippines Los Banos , Institute of plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB) are now working on the development virus resistant sweet potato (VRSP) through agro bacterium-mediated transformation.

Sweet potato is popular cash crop abundantly in more than 12, 500 hectares in the Philippines. Of 15 known sweet-potato viruses worldwide, eight of these can be found in the country.

Robot Fest 2010 in RP

In 2010, Philippines will be hosting the World Robot Olympiad that will try to outsmart and outclass the 30 countries with its different robots of all shapes and sizes.

According to Mylene Abiva, president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO), after three tries, finally the country finally won the right to host the international competition.

More than 1,200 foreign students and coaches are expected to participate in the Manila edition of the WRO, according to Abiva, who also heads Felta Multi-Media, Inc., which runs the local robotics contest.

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