Pinoyinvent.com primarily believes in the skills and ingenuity of Filipino in particular, and its goal is to collect and promote all things possible which is dicovered or invented by Filipino scientist and inventors.


1. Diosdado Banatao, an engineer from Cagayan made GUI (graphical user interface) possible.
2. Polio vaccine was discovered using Philippine monkeys.
3. Zebronkey, half-zebra and half-donkey, was first bred in Manila Zoo in 1962.
4. Dr. Rafael D. Guerrero III demonstrated that tilapia's fry fed with sexhormones can turn female potential fry into male.
5. The Filipino doctor who co-created the drug Erythromycin (Ilosone)from Iloilo soil was Abelardo Aguilar.
6. In Spring 1999, the water-based insect buster called Household Insecticide(HI) won Gonzalo Catan Jr. the Silver Medal at the 27th International Exhibitionof Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland. This Filipino innovation makes use of 21useful microorganisms, among other materials, to kill flies, mosquitoes,termites, ants, roaches, as well as dog ticks, fleas and lice.
7. Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in theInternational Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000)held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio Seño of Los Baños,Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called,respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulationin Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparationknown as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents underhis name.
8. The University of the Philippines developed an anti-cough medicine(Ascof)and a diuretic (Releaf) from Philippine herbs lagundi and sambong, respectively,which won a silver in the 1997 International Inventors' Fair in Switzerland.
9. Besides inventing the banana vinegar, Maria Carlita Rex-Doran also producedan ampalaya (bittermelon) concoction for diabetes mellitus and HIV infection.The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) conferred her the Gold Medalin 1989, four years after another Filipina inventor, Olympia Gonzales, achievedthe same award.
10. Who first made the banana catsup and the pineapple vinegar? Maria Ylagan Orosa of the Philippines.
11. Dr. Ramon Barba discovered that spraying mango trees with potassium nitrateinduced flowering all year round. This technology made the Philippines a leadingexporter of mangoes and mango products such as candy, puree and juice.
12. In 1971, a team was led by Dr. Emerita V. de Guzman in making the first makapuno (coconut mutant variety) harvest from a test tube. A student at theUniversity of Santo Tomas named Teodula K. Africa made the first nata de coco(fermented coconut gelatin) in 1979.
13. Milagros A. Ramos invented the submerged method of cultivating ediblemushroom mycelium (the vegetative stage of mushrooms) in liquid medium in 1963.Her concept departed from the traditional bed-culture method.
14. The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research institute (IRRI),is located in Los Baños, Laguna. The leading rice exporter is Thailand,followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino,was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice varietythat launched Asia's Green Revolution. Dr.Ricardo Lanticanof Los Baños led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from theSouthern leaf blight.
15. Dr. Nic Liquido pioneered the research on light-activated dyes that controlmany fruit flies. He is a University of the Philippines (UP) alumnus and formerlab director of the US Dept. of Agriculture(USDA) Research Service. Dr.Baldomero Olivera, a UP summa cum laude graduate, discovered conotoxins, a bunchof biomolecules in Philippine marine snails now used in internationalneuroscience research. A seacone known scientifically as Conus LapuLapu wasnamed after LapuLapu, the Philippine hero who killed Ferdinand Magellan in war.
16. Dr. Florante Quiocho, a Filipino scientist, solved the structure of calmodulin bound to its ligand (calcium).
17. Urine is normally used in drug detection, but Dr. Enrique Ostrea discoveredthat the use of meconium (the baby's first stools) was more sensitive since thedrugs taken by the mother accumulate in the fetus' intestines. This mec test is now used by the US National Institute of Health, and Ostrea has receivednumerous awards and US patents.
18. Dr. Jorge Camara, a University of the Philippines graduate, made history as the world's first doctor to use teleophthalmology when he guided Dr. Susan Senftin removing an eye tumor via two-way, closed circuit television in 1999.
19. In the 1970s, immunologist Eduardo A. Padlan, together with Dr. D. R.Davies, used x-ray crystallography to study the antibody, which was helpful indiagnosing cancer cells and in understanding the immune system as a whole. NedTeves, a Filipino anesthesiologist, invented the endotracheal tube cardiac monitor.
20. Wilmo Orejola, a Filipino surgeon, created the harmonic scalpel, anultrasonic surgical knife that doesn't burn flesh. He has more than a dozenmedical and toy patents in the US and in the Philippines.
21. Francis Duhaylongsod, a Filipino heart surgeon in Hawaii, invented anoperation called minimally-invasive cardiac surgery. This uses smaller cuts intothe body, reducing the nine-week recovery period to two.
22. The orthopedist who authored the ''Fracture Classification MANUAl'' nowwidely used all over the world was who? Ramon Gustilo, a Filipino surgeon whoholds nine patents for artificial bone replacement systems.
23. Dr. E. V. Macalalag Jr., chief urologist of the Philippine Army GeneralHospital, discovered that water from young coconut could be used as universalurinary stone solvent. He named this procedure as bukolysis.
24. Who invented the fluorescent lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electriclight and Nikola Tesla invented the fluorescent lighting. But the fluorescentlamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores, a Filipino electrician.
25. Similarly, the anti-cancer drug Taxol was invented by Filipinos usingPhilippine yew (Taxus matrana) but patented by Americans.
26. Francisco Quisumbing, a Filipino chemist, invented Quink pen ink which he sold to Parker for international consumption. The ink cleans the pen as it writes, dries quickly on paper, and remains liquid inside the tube.
27. Juanito A. Simon, a US-educated and -trained metallurgist who smoothly speaks Kapampangan, formulated the Per'tua motor lubricant internationally knownas Tribotech. This product is now used by McDonnell Douglas in AH-65 Apachecombat support helicopters, Boeing autoclaves and giant ovens which bake vitalaircraft parts.
28. A rust-proofing and water-coating material rolled into one called MarglueMarcoat was invented by Margie Centeno of the Philippines.
29. Melano's gadget tells the contents of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankand automatically shuts off gas flow to the burner once a hose or tank leaks.This safety device was created by Arquillo Melano Sr. and had never been instituted by American, European and Japanese manufacturers earlier.
30. Felix D. Maramba Sr. invented the power generator fed by charcoal and coconut oil.
31. Dr. Antonio Mateo made the double-flaring tool (DFT) for plumbing installation for airtight sealing of joints. He was awarded the WIPO Gold Medalin Geneva, Switzerland in 1994. His company AMECOS also markets the fireblanket, a Filipino innovation that saves lives and properties in case of fire.
32. NEW! WIPO Inventor of the Year 1995 Edgardo Vazquez brought home the Gold Medal for the modular housing called Vazbuilt. This is asystem for building fire-, termite-, typhoon- and earthquake-proof houses inless than a month using prefabricated posts and panels.
33. Rodolfo Arambulo of Laguna, Philippines developed Multishock, a bullettype that increases the firepower and stopping power of an ordinary gun withmultiple hits in a single shot. It is considered as the first of its kind in theworld.
34. Engr. Leonardo Gasendo of Manila made the super windmill as well as the saltevaporator.
35. Architect Eddie Urcia, a Bicolano who owns a bicycle factory in Brunei,invented and patented the world's fastest bike with 48-gear Combinations.
36. Filipina Margie Talaugon made the first car seat pillow for a child.
37. Filipino inventor Daniel Dingel started working on a water- powered car and prototype in 1969. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, his hydrogenreactor uses electricity from a 12-volt car battery to transform ordinary tapwater with salt into deuterium oxide or heavy water. European and other foreigncars run on liquid hydrogen, not ordinary water; they also make use of fuel cellengines instead of internal combustion engines. (Dingel's car has never beenpatented and commercialized because of what he suspects as an anti-Dingel carconspiracy by multinational oil companies.)
38. Roberto del Rosario invented the piano tuner's guide, the piano keyboardstressing device, the voice color tape, and the one-man-band (OMB). The OMB waslater developed as the Sing-Along-System (SAS) to aid his voice students. Hisfirst model came out in the 1970s, and was copied by the Japanese who namedtheir device the karaoke. The July 24, 1999 Philippine Daily Inquirer reportedthat Del Rosario filed a suit and was consequently awarded sole authority overkaraoke's Philippine production.
39. Ironmate, a device that automatically shuts off electricity when a flatironis rested on it, was designed by Rodolfo Biescas Sr. of Albay, Philippines.
40. Camilo M. Tabalba, a Filipino engineer, headed a team to make the telephoneelectronic in 1970. By 1975, he published his findings, including thedevelopment of the dynamic transducer (a transmission circuit replacing thecarbon transmitter). His work helped in the development of the modern Touchtonephone.
41. Engr. Jose Zafaralla of Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, IlocosNorte invented a machine that makes straight bamboo poles for use in makingfurniture and other bamboocrafts.
42. The 22-watt reflectorized circular lamp was built in a wooden box by EduardoSta. Ines. The auxiliary is a plastic diffuser and a stainless-steel reflectorthat gives a bright and wide illuminator.
43. Dr. Josefino Comiso, a Filipino physicist with NASA, first discovered arecurring polynya (semipermanent area of open water in sea ice) in the CosmonautSea, south of the Indian Ocean.
44. The first Filipina engineer to become NASA Space Mission manager wasAngelita Albano Castro Kelly, who studied Mathematics/Physics at the Universityof Santo Tomas in Manila and finished summa cum laude. Filipino Eugene Resos designed the pilot seat for Boeing 747 jumbo jet in1968. Flying in 1954 at the Manila International Airport, the airplane with anengine using alcohol was invented by Dr. Gregorio Zara (born on March 8, 1902).He also made the TV-telephonE (videophone), a device that enables callers toview each other onscreen.
46. Who created the Lunar Rover or moon buggy used in 1969 by Americanastronauts who first landed on the moon? A Filipino employee of LockheedCorporation christened Eduardo San Juan.
47. Filipino astronomers Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson discovered Asteroid 6282(called Edwelda after their first names), an asteroid orbiting the sun betweenMars and Jupiter.
48. Dr. Jose B. Cruz used engineering and mathematics to devise the comparisonsensitivity matrix for evaluating changes occurring in different components -from the parts of an ordinary flashlight to the automatic control and feedbackof a Patriot missile. He graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of thePhilippines.
49. Who pioneered the padding or translational technique now widely used incomplexity theory? Dr. Carlos H. Ibarra, a Filipino professor at University ofCalifornia (Santa Barbara) who has been a leading researcher on the design andanalysis of algorithms, the theory of computation, computational complexity,parallel computing and digital libraries.
50. Edward Sanchez, a Mensan, bagged the grand prize in the first PhilippineSearch for Product Excellence in Information Technology.
51. The inventor of the one-chip video camera was Marc Loinaz, a Filipino resident of New Jersey who works with Lucent Technologies. He was featured inthe July 1999 issue of Discover Magazine.
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