Pinarangalan ng Technology Application and Promotion Institute ng Kagawaran Agham at Teknolohiya(DOST) ang mga katangi-tanging imbensyon sa bansa kamakailan noong National Invention Contest and Exhibit.
Nagwagi ang grupo mula pa sa Polangui, Albay ng Outstanding Invention o Tuklas Award. Ang grupo ay binubuo nina Arnulfo Malinios, Eleanor Balute, Estrella Calpe, at Herminigildo Lizano para sa kanilang Crop Processing Machine. Pumangalawa ang Rex Compost Tea Brewer (A Novel compost tea brewer) ni James Fos Reamon at sinundan ng mga mananaliksik ng Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) ng DOST para sa kanilang Manufacturing Process ng Hard Carrageenan Capsules. Ang mga nagwagi sa kategoryang ito ay nag-uwi ng premyong salapi na nagkakahalaga sa PhP150, 000, 100,000 at 50,000 ayon sa pagkakasunod.
Samantala, ang Method of Making Engine Oil Additive Mixed with Plant Oils ni Johnny Sy ang nanguna sa kategorya ng Outstanding Utility Model. Pumangalawa ang Production of Medical Bandage from Mushroom Mycelium ni Claro Santiago Jr. at pumangatlo ang Mechanical Process of Producing Starch and Flour from Arrowroot Tubers ng grupo nina Arnulfo Malinis, Christopher Pacardo at Salvador Albia.
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Dr. Belardo spend five decades f her life studying the chemistry of natural products and essential oils from Philippine plants. She has extracted 33 new Philippine essential oils and studied their chemical and physical properties. results of her work found application in the creation of new flavors and in herbal medication.
Her consistent work on phytochemical research brought her honors and 32 awards among which are: The Lunsford-Richardson Award in Pharmacy, USA, 1956; Philippine Pharmaceutical Association Outstanding Pharmacist 1963; Federacion International de Abogadas Award 1979; Waseda University Plaque of Recognition, Japan, 1981; Professional Regulation Commission Award in Pharmacy, 1983; National Research Council of the Philippines Award in Phytochemistry, 1984; Distinguished Leadership Award in Chemistry, USA, 1985; El Consejo Cultural Mundial Award Mexico, 1988.
Source: Directory of academicians and outstanding young scientists
As researcher , Dr. Mijares conducted studies concerning multi-variate theory and analysis which were published in “The Annals of Mathematical Statistics”, an international journal.
As Deputy Director-General of the National Economics Development Authority (NEDA) and Executive Director of the National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO) for a number of years, Dr. Mijares had the responsibility of overseeing the overall development and direction of the statistical system in the country.
For his achievement in statistics, Dr.Mijares was elected to membership in international statistical groups such as the Statistical Institute of Asia and the Pacific, International Statistical Institute, and the Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics.
source:Directory of Academicians and Outstanding Young Scientist
Inventor Frank Andrade – Smallest welding machine
Another Filipino inventor that makes a fortune in a simple yet brilliant modification in the welding machine. They market their welding machine as the smallest there is and it is only about 1.7 kgs . Just to give you an idea, an ordinary welding machine would weight around 30 kgs. above.