BICUTAN, Taguig City—Local inventions that uplift the plight of many of their Filipino countrymen highlighted the 73rd Filipino Inventors Society (FIS) Annual National Inventors Week last month.
With this year’s theme, “Filipino Inventions and Innovations: Strengthen the Nation, Today,” FIS is bullish in outdoing its achievements in the past years and its leadership promises more inventions in the coming years.
The annual inventors week was held in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute, Intellectual Property Office-Philippines and the Department of Trade and Industry at the DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City.
FIS was established in 1943 with this slogan on its crest, “There is a better way, find it”—very appropriate for an organization that creates new things that make life better.
During the opening ceremonies, Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña urged FIS to be more forward-looking and proactive in its pursuit to produce new products and services.
“Inventions create new products and these help drive our economy with more choices for our consumers, and more jobs are created. I encourage the FIS to invite more to join as members, especially the young inventors and introduce young blood in the organization,” de la Peña said.
He said the membership needs to strengthen the organization and camaraderie by lessening their disagreements to be able to invent more new products that will benefit more people.
De la Peña also highlighted the great potentials of FIS if they will abide by the current world standards so their inventions would be able to compete successfully in the international market.
These pronouncements by the science chief were welcomed by FIS membership, led by president Dr. Benjamin S. Santos, PhD; Rodolfo B. Biescas Sr., VP for Luzon; and Arsenio Navarro, VP for Visayas; and Dante U. Ursua, among others.
De la Peña also led the FIS officers and members in opening the exhibits at the DOST Compound, where homegrown companies showcased their latest inventions like energy-saving devices, motor oil, car ionizer, brickscoal, water purifier, rolling dustpan, portable gas lamp, health-care products, portable floor seat and other one-of-a-kind products.
Some of the exhibitors include Mapecon (pest control), Bensan Industries Inc., Econolux Enterprises, Amecos Innovation Inc., Kingflute Philippines and many more.
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