Posts Tagged ‘Filipinos

26
Oct
09

House for Filipinos

For those who are in a hurry to finish their dream house, there’s a new building method that will not only make construction time shorter but will also const less.  This is the Vazbuilt building construction system, developed by Filipino inventor Edgardo Vasquez.  Vasquez’ invention earned him the World Intellectual Property Award in 1995 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Think about the Vazbuilt as a method of using ready-made walls, posts, columns, and roofs that can be assembled to created the house you wanted.  This reduces construction time and labor cost.  With as much as only P50,000, on can already Vazbuilt system uses prefabricated (ready-made) technology not only for house construction but also for the construction of commercial buildings.

According to Vasquez, in building houses, one should consider the “pride factor”—it should give fried to Filipinos.  Vazbuilt system also offers different housing models to choose from.  And the materials are all Philippine-made.

What’s amazing about Vazbuilt is that it promotes a do-it-yourself system.  In fact, four women from Baguio were able to build their own house using Vazbuilt.  The project was completed using over-the-counter materials;  posts, panels, columns, Tegula roof tiles—part by part, until the whole housing components were completed.

The Filipino Inventors Society acknowledged Vazquez’s invention by giving him the Golden Medal Award as Outstanding Inventor in 1993.

Sources

► BREW Awards 2007 Top Figures.  http://www.pref-ph.com/brew.awards.2007.php

► Salazar, Teresa R.  RP inventor paves way for houses of all cost. http://supplements.inquirer.net/propertyguide/main.php?content=around003

► Vazbuilt Total Home Builder.  http://www.vazcomm.com/vm/produc_VazBuilt.asp

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12
Jun
09

Francisco O. Santos

Born in Calizon, Bulacan, Dr. Santos earned this AB and MS degrees at the University of the Philippines in 1912 and 1919, respectively.  Later in 1922, he earned his doctorate degree in Biochemistry from Yale University, USA. 

He was conferred the National Scientist Award in 1983 by being an outstanding educator and eminent scientist in the field of human nutrition and agricultural chemistry.  He is well remembered for his deep concern and interest in the improvement of nutrition of the Filipinos, especially in laboring and deprived areas. 

Dr. Santos established the anti-beriberi content of sweet potato and demonstrated the food value of this crop.  He was among the very first to advocate home gardening, with fruits and vegetables as good source of supplementary vitamins. – Bato Balani

04
Jun
09

Juan Salcedo Jr. (Vanguard of Public Health)

Dr%20Juan%20Salcedo%20JrBorn in Pasay City, Philippines, Dr. Salcedo earned his degrees from the University of the Philippines in 1929 and Columbia University in 1943.  He was conferred the status of National Scientist in 1978.  He was widely known as an authority in nutrition and public health and a medical statesman.

Dr. Juan Salcedo conducted medical research to improve the health and nutrition of Filipinos.  He spent much of his lifetime studying health factors, ranging from fatty acids to vitamins.  He has published more than 200 articles on medicine, science, and technology, all of which noted the needs for proper utilization of science, hand in hand with technology, in the process of shaping the nation  not only on the economic plane ut also from a social perspective.

He became president of the World Health Organization Assembly from 1952-1953, elected unopposed; president of Araneta University Foundation from 1970-1981; and Professional and Head, Department of Physiological Hygiene and Nutrition, College of Medicine, UP from 1954-1958. –Rea Hebron




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