North Luzon Invention Contest and Exhibit Opens in Baguio

Despite of the global economic crisis, more fresh ideas from young people arises that could save the country from this crises.

Featuring alternative technologies that could help reboot the Cordillera’s floundering economy, North Luzon Invention Contest and Exhibit that opened at the Baguio Convention Center.

According to Ben Ladilad, Cordillera director of the Department of Science and Technology the posted a sharp drop in the growth of its gross domestic product from 7.1 percent in 2007 to 1.8 percent in 2008, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board.

With the new sets of more fresh ideas from young students and fresh graduates, these could make up a pool of future Filipino scientists.

Among some of the ideas presented on August 18 are the following:

  • A Gadget that Works without Electrical Power from a group of high school students from Naguilian town in La Union
  • Herbiplast, a banana-and-cotton fiber bandage, which is coated with a natural coagulant that helps, heal wounds from medical technology freshman Albert Gonzalo Bautista II
  • Makeshift Fuel Cell, which is charged by discarded iron nails from Charles de Radet, a son of University of the Philippines Baguio professors, using a small grant provided by the University of Cordilleras.

These are just some of the ideas presented in the said exhibit. Many officials of Department of Science and Technology were impressed because these were designed by students, who at a young age were already involved in invention and research. [via inquirer.net]