INVITATION TO INVENTION
Dear Fellow Filipino:
Teacher or student, professional or hobbyist, thinker or tinkerer, businessman or worker, career woman or housewife, if you have a knack for improving things, ideas to make things better and a mind to create or do things that has not been done yet, come, join us and let’s reach for the “unreachable”! We promise no moon, nor star, but together, we can take off and get somewhere. If, indeed, we do not get a star, at least we’d all have had a grand time trying. And that’s a promise!
The Filipino Inventors Society is one of the oldest non-profit, non-government organization that has now become a prestigious institution. Founded by our pioneers during World War II in 1943, this Society of savants, scientists, researchers, technologists, innovators and engineers has but one fixed purpose: to reach up! And one inflexible goal: the “unreachable” star! A dream? All achievements and accom-plishments start off as a dream. Like all inventions begin as an idea.
Notice the quote marks on “unreachable”? That’s because we don’t take that word seriously. We actually spend a lot of time trying to reach for one! And our feet don’t’ even leave the ground! The motto of the Filipino Inventors Society is: “There’s a better way—find it!”. And where we do not find a way, we make one! How? If you don’t know the answer, you’re not an inventor. That’s what makes our organization different. We invent. But we don’t talk too much about it. That’s why people know little about us. But they should. No country in the world is great who did not know their inventors! It’s an absolutely irrefutable historical fact.
Today, we have grown in membership of only a few hundreds because true inventors are really a rare breed. And because most people think we’re a bunch of crack pots. What people don’t realize is that we are just as regular as any Tom, Dick and Harry. Some of us are just plain and ordinary Pepe, Popoy and Pilo who share the same dreams and aspirations for the common good and for the country. That’s a good start to eventually become an inventor. Inventiveness, like creativeness is very basic and contagious.
If you want to be “infected”, give us a call. There are many benefits and advantages a member can derive from this organization. Did you know that FIS is the only non-government entity institutionalized in Republic Act 7459, otherwise known as the Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines? Did you also know that there is a Presidential Proclamation declaring a National Inventors Week and celebrated yearly? Join us and enjoy special privileges shared only by the elite of our citizenry! The following are some of these benefits:
· Legal Tax Holidays (exemption from all government taxes)
· Patenting & Intellectual Property Rights protection
· Prototyping, technical and entrepreneurial assistance
· Financial and prestige awards
· Expository and marketing assistance
A whole new world of inventors and inventions awaits you.
Want to be an Inventor?
Notice how Ford quickly went right on to do something about his idea. No time is wasted. He didn’t hallucinate either. Ford didn’t drink alcohol nor take drugs. It takes a clean life to think clearly and live productively. Such is an honest-to-goodness inventor.
At the end of the day, before going to bed, collect your notes and make a formal record of the daily ideas, sort and evaluate them. Trash the crazy ones. Keep the practical, logical, sober, potentially good and workable ones. Chances are, one or two will jive together and form the solution to your problem. Or an entirely new invention altogether. Dr. Jose P. Rizal (himself a prolific inventor) wrote: ”My mind travels on the wings of fantasy in the regions of the unknown!”. Having no doubt that our National Hero is not an alcoholic, we can be sure that that beautiful line springs from a clear mind, dreamy as it may be.
The active membership of the Society spiraled to 100 and gradually to over 400 stout-hearted men and women who intimately shared the same aspirations and common goal: the upliftment of the neglected, ignored, unrecognized and virtually unknown Filipino inventor. Nationwide, there are about 3000 patent holders and intellectual property exponents in one way or another and FIS is constantly trying to reach out to them in the belief that they all share the same rights and protection under Republic Act No. 8293 and the same honor and privileges Republic Act No. 7459, and because in harmony of union, there is nurturing of strength.
MAGGIE VILLARUZ, her invention of an agricultural implement dubbed as “turtle” or “floating tiller” was popularized by the International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños Laguna. Another print issue of Philippine postage stamp commemorated the invention and honored the inventor during the celebration of the golden foundation anniversary (50th year) of the Filipino Inventors Society in 1993.
ROBERTO L. DEL ROSARIO
FELIPE G. ODULIO
A prolific mechanical engineer having a strong background in industrial electronics, patented, among his many other remarkable designs and inventions, a computer logic circuit in the early sixties. Were it not for lack of financial backing, he would have been able to develop it to be first Filipino computer very much ahead of American Bill Gates and others.
DR. FE DEL MUNDO
DR. FE DEL MUNDO, for her baby incubator.
Inventor MA. CARLITA REX-DORAN was first to convert liquid alcohol into solidified cooking fuel called “Siroca Solid Alco Fuel” for which she won National Inventors Week major awards in the chemical category.
Inventor ERLINDA CASTRO SANQUI - WOMAN INVENTOR OF THE YEAR 1990 DOST Annual Technology Fair and National Inventors Week. Inventions: Fruit Cake Filipina and Rita Ritz Pito-Pito Herbal Tea.
Inventor MARGARITA CENTENO - World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) GOLD MEDALIST YOUNG INVENTOR OF THE YEAR. Invention: “MARWOOD” transformation of waste materials
Inventor ARMENGOL G. DATOR - Twice NIW AWARDEE FOR INVENTION EXCELLENCE Inventions: cardiac rehabilitation machine, street sweeping device, “Bunot” (floor polisher) exerciser, and a police nightstick.
DR. JUAN SALCEDO, for his tiki-tiki out of rice bran.
DR. ARGUELLES, for his invention of an anti-biotic called “Eloson”
Inventor SIMPLICIO CAPULE
His Super Baby Oven LPGas fired, convection type and the Capule Rotary Oven have revolutionized the baking industry of the Philippines by promoting modern scientific baking businesses using minimal space and capital outlay. Ubiquitous Hot Pandesal booths mushroomed at almost every street corner in towns and cities all over the country. Simplicio is survived by his son Eduardo, who took up the cudgels for productive inventing.
Self-educated, highly prolific savant laureate-genius proclaimed “godfather” of Filipino inventors. Expertise: mechanical and electrical engineering, agricultural, industrial and medical equipment designing, as well as electronics and acoustics sciences. Founder of Anos Research, current producer of “Penetrator” Firetrucks by his enterprising heirs.
Inventor BORMEO G. MODANZA
Served as National President of the Filipino Inventors Society, Inc. (FIS) for nine (9) solid years resulting in the passage of Republic Act No. 7459 known as the Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines which he “fathered” by principally lobbying for its passage. Also accredited to his efforts is the issuance of Presidential Proclamation No. 285 calling for the official celebration of National Inventors Week. His inventions dealing in agriculture and construction, he now Chairs the Board of Directors and Heads the Organizational Affairs Bureau.
Served as Chairman and President and now National Director of FIS. Co-Holder of UM Patent No. 2-2005-000145 for a unique “Ambidex” Tablet School Chair. Also Served as Special Adviser and Director General during his 9-year office as Representative of the 2nd District of Quezon City. He was instrumental in obtaining the congressional release of P30M funding for the construction of the Philippine Invention Development Center beside TAPI in the compound of the Department of Science and Technology.
Dr. RANIER B. VILLANUEVA
Founder of Rainier Research & Development Institute, former President & current Chairman, Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines, Inc., former National Vice-President of the Filipino Inventors Society, Inc., recipient of multiple International Awards for Herbal Cosmetic Formulations, his Lauat Anti-Falling Hair Treatment Shampoo and Anti-Dandruff Cream won in the 27th Salon International des Invention, Geneva, Switzerland and a Silver Medal award sponsored by I-tex 2000 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for his invention “Portable Lifter” for invalids.
The active membership of the Society spiraled to 100 and gradually to over 400 stout-hearted men and women who intimately shared the same aspirations and common goal: the upliftment of the neglected, ignored, unrecognized and virtually unknown Filipino inventor. Nationwide, there are about 3000 to 4000 patent holders and intellectual property exponents in one way or another. FIS is constantly trying to reach out to all of them in the belief that they all share the same rights, privileges and protection under Republic Acts 8293 and 7459 and that in harmony of union, there is nurturing of strength.
Today, though the leadership is buffeted by inter-political power struggle, flak and hostility from many sides, mostly out of ignorance and indifference, the thrust of the organization’s ideals and momentum of its noble programs and projects lurch on with even greater dynamism and resolve. Neither hail nor hassle shall dampen the drive of the devoted professional men and women at the helm of the country’s singular greatest natural resource---the Filipino inventors whose intellectual property and God-given talents are the hope of the nation to emerge from this quagmire of stagnancy and be lifted to join the global village of prosperous nations!
SOME OF OUR MOST PROMINENT MEMBERS:
The man and his field of dreams
Dr. Rorlando B. Hortaleza MD
The fire that’s still good
Inventor Enrique L. Laguinia
For over 50 years to the present, Inventor Enrique L. Laguinia has been supplying the country with his low-cost, low-maintenance and low-risk GOODFIRE cooking stoves.
Inventor Rolando C. dela Cruz
Reaps awards in VII Moscow International Salon of Industrial Property “Archimedes 2004” held in Culture Exhibition Centre “Sokolniki”, Moscow, Russia, April 02, 2004. These were followed by more awards from Germany and the UN-World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and from the Department of Science and Technology in later years.
The Former FIS National President
Invr. Francisco Oral Pagayon
Here is a national campaign poster of Invr. Francisco Oral Pagayon opposing primitive and hazardous highway pavement palay drying responsible for the perennial 15-billion-peso wastage in staple cereal production. Invr. Pagayon is even more known for his Police Alternative Technical Weapon PROBATON for peace and order use now proliferating the country.
Explorer and Diventurer.
Invr. Glenn T. Castillo
EDUARDO A. CAPULE
GOLD MEDAL and SPECIAL AWARD WINNER AMONGST 56 COUNTRIES AND OVER 500 COMPETING INVENTIONS! SURVIVING SON OF THE LATE MULTI-AWARDEE SIMPLICIO A. CAPULE, SR. FOR ‘HOT PAN DE SAL’ MICRO ENTERPRISES WITH HIS SUPER BABY OVEN LPGAS FIRED, CONVECTION TYPE AND ROTARY OVEN THAT REVOLUTIONIZED THE BAKING INDUSTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES.