BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) promotes products using eco-friendly technologies by top Filipino inventors in a forum held in the city recently.
The event at Elizabeth Hotel was attended by DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang; Dr. Nancy A. Bantog, regional director of DOST-CAR; Engr. Angel L. Maguen, assistant regional director of DOST-CAR; Engr. Victoriano Ocon, CEO of Vic Metal Fabrication and Environmental Services, Inc.; Engr. Jimson Uranza, president of Lead Core Technology System, Inc. (LCTSI) and Inventrepreneur, Francisco ‘Popoy’ Pagayon, chairman of the Filipino Inventors Producers Cooperative (FIPC).
Resource person Uranza discussed about energy storage system while Ocon talked about solid waste management along with Pagayon who showcased his multi-purpose speed grains solar dryer Portasol.
Mabborang acknowledged that DOST-CAR has potential to offer a lot in science technology and innovations but was somehow “overlooked” and he promised to focus on the region this time.
The technology offered by Ocon’s Advance Waste Solutions (AWS) is the latest and currently provides the best way of waste management. Easy installation, low operation cost, minimal land requirement and a healthy solution to waste problem are just few of the advantages of this technology.
Waste, garbage trash are some of the social environmental problems affecting and increasing with time and population and need to be addressed, according to Ocon. These wastes are clogging canals, waterways, streets, open dumpsites and sometimes being burned in open spaces despite efforts of local government units and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to address the issue.
On the other hand, Pagayon said his Portasol does not need maintenance, repair as this is a grain-drying equipment especially needed during rainy season and to avoid contamination from insects and rodents.
“Our target are small-time farmers who are forced to sell their rice cheaply because it is wet or damp,” Pagayon explained. But with Portasol, they can sell at a higher price. He said that with the help of DOST, they were able to use hybrid plastic as technology for doing his invention.
He said that based on studies, the farming industry loses P12-billion a year from the ineffective ways of rice drying.
The hybrid generator system is another technology used by Lead Core Technology System, Inc. or LCTSI headed by its president Engr. Uranza. The company is a 100% Filipino corporation. It achieved the status of a “Total Stored Energy Solutions Provider,” on its 10 years of existence in the industry.
The company offers a wide range of products from industrial batteries, fuel cells, renewable energy and to services such as installation, monitoring and testing, commissioning and preventive maintenance.
The company has created its own niche in the industry and established strong International and local allies and affiliates.
LCTSI’s manpower has a unique combination of skills, professionalism and dedication able to meet the ever-evolving challenges of the industry.
Uranza presented his hybrid generators using only running water that can supply a small house with 5 kw power.
Forum guests from Manila included Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI) president Nelson Santos, FISPC president Bimbo Doran, directors Davis Pagayon, Dennis Pagayon, Rey Sanchez, among others.
Meanwhile, event guests from provincial science and technology offices included Aileen Myrna Malangen from Abra; Jovelyn Sienna of Apayao; Melecio Balangen Jr. from the Benguet office; Don Ognayon of Ifugao, Karl Ian Martinez of Kalinga and Alfonso Berto of the Mt. Province offices.