Ingenuity of Filipino inventors

IT’S ALL SYSTEMS go for the celebration of the 26th National Inventors’ Week at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija from Nov. 18 to 21, 2019.

The national event will be led by the Filipino Inventors Society Producers Cooperative (FISPC), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Other distinguished partners for the much-awaited celebration include the DOST’s Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), and the Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija,

Among the highlights of the event include the Regional Inventions Contest and Exhibits.

According to FISPC President Francisco “Popoy” Pagayon, this year’s edition of the National Inventors’ Week will be hosted by concerned offices in Region-3 and conveys the theme “Science for the People and Inventrepinoy: Meaningful Partnership for National Development.”

Expected to grace the event include the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology Senator Nancy Binay, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, TAPI-DOST Director Edgar Garcia, DOST Region-3 Director Julius Caesar Sicat, and Filipino Inventors Society president Manny Dono.

The four-day event, which is mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 285 of 1993, encourages the local inventors to showcase their corresponding unique and marketable inventions which are intended for the Filipinos.

According to Pagayon, the event is part of the efforts to attain global recognition and commercialization of Filipino inventions.

To spread the factual meaning of his message, Pagayon says the different state universities and colleges (SUCs) together with the other higher educational institutions in the country, and prominent individuals have been invited to participate in the various activities.

It was learned that during the duration of the event, the CLSU’s Lucio Tan Multipurpose Gymnasium is expected to be filled with the unique inventions of the Filipino inventors coming from all over the country.

Pagayon says, the Filipino inventors will be showcasing their talents and creative ingenuity.

Unique inventions and products will be showcased alongside demonstrations of the various equipment and machinery that were crafted by the brilliant Filipino inventors.

The ingenuity of the Filipinos has even resulted in the production of the “first-ever” diesel engine in the country.

Because of this, the Philippines can now manufacture its own diesel engine without relying on the importation of machines made by other countries.

This development came after the DOST’s Metal Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology partnered with Supercast Foundry and Machinery Corporation, in collaboration with the Bacolod City-based R.U. Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation (RUFMSC).

The “first” locally-made diesel engine is a 12-horsepower single-cylinder type – strong and reliable enough to be used on different agricultural machinery.

It is expected to be displayed to the public during the conduct of the event, alongside other inventions.

Initially, the locally-produced diesel engine was mounted on the RU Shredder which was manufactured by RUFMSC in order to test and evaluate the motor’s capacity, endurance, and power output.

The engine is the output of the Filipinos’ ingenuity Filipinos which can directly benefit the Filipino farmers. ([email protected]/PN)

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