Monday, September 3, 2012

Inventions in the Philippines: Tubig-Powered Machine, Self-Charging Car and Iron Mate Tubig-Powered Machine
Frequent brownout or power outage of electricity prompted Filipino inventor Steve Rejuso to launch hisTubig-Powered Machine that can light a flashlight, a lamp post, charge batteries and battery pack of cellular phones or even power a transistor radio. This can be possible by just spraying any kind of liquid (dirty or clean) or water on the assembly of metal plates than can power a village for two weeks!!!
The application of Tubig-Powered Machine is now functioning at barangay Greater Lagro, Quezon City.
Mr. Rejuso said that while he was tinkering and repairing a commissioned work, her wife noticed that jumble of electric metals plates with wires on it attached to a testing lamp, made the lamp lighted whenever it was drenched by water spray.
It was the start of the innovation and invention of the application, a self-generating machine that supply power to the community whenever there's a power shortage.
Mr. Rejuso already catches the attention of national media and was featured at the Saturday documentary of ABS-CBN (4:00 pm via IMBENSIYON, July 16, 2011).
He is aiming to reach far-flung places of the Philippines where service of electricity is not available.
2nd : Self-Charging Electric Car

Here's the veracity of  information regarding the Filipino invention about a self-charging electric car by using the ambient energy surrounding it.
The Department of Energy tested Ismael Aviso's invention last February 24, 2011 as he underwent series of interviews from the USA, Australia and other parts of the world. His patent is #3 in the world category with other inventions, similar to his.
With just two 12-volt batteries as the starter, his invention can channel the energy into the car's machine and it increases as the car starts using the so-called ambient energy surrounding it.
Called the AVISO Tech or the Repelling Force technology, it is now being considered as threat to the oil industry that continue to dominate the world market, at same time polluting the environment.
People are now more aware of the positive effects of using Mr. Aviso's discovery. They are now clamoring for the government's response regarding this matter.
Production of self-charging electric cars can support jobless Filipinos. They should act now before others steal the technology.
Ambient energy is also called energy harvesting, power harvesting or energy scavenging where all the possible sources of power (air, thermal, water) are stored to autonomous and wireless gadget with low-generating power then transformed it into bigger, useable energy because of the electromagnetic energy in the environment due to radio and television broadcasting.

3rd: Iron Mate

Another Filipino inventor enjoying the sales of his commercial product is Rodolfo Biescas, Sr. He is popular because of Iron Mate where you can save energy when you use it while ironing clothes.
A former teacher from this hubber's region (Bicol), Mr. Biescas is now busy with his patented products, like the Iron Mate. It's like the sole of flat iron where you plug its male cord. There's a power meter that will register the amount of power present. Then, for 25 seconds, the flat iron will be heated; it's time for your to start ironing. Then if you'll put back the flat iron, the power will automatically shut off. No power will be wasted. Even if you forget to unplug it from the Iron mate, you will not worry about electrical fire that usually happen if the flat iron become overheated. Almost 50 percent of the usual power consumption will be saved.
The rest of his invention patents are also enjoying popularity like his alternative fuel called Bricks Coal from coconut shell, Tungko or small cylindrical stove and the Safoon (used when using public toilet).
His only plead to the government is to recognize their contributions hat can help alleviate the economic status of the people and the country as well.

Republic Act (RA) No. 7459 - IIIAP

Republic Act (RA) No. 7459, otherwise known as the Inventors and Inventions Incentive Acts of the Philippines seldom promote local inventions, whereas the common trend of the Filipinos is to embrace commercial products coming from other countries or the imported ones.
This was confirmed by Guillermo Chua, the national president of the Filipino Inventors Society (FIS). Although established in 1943, Mr. Chua reiterated that the lack of support from the government often put the group at the sidelight and obscurity. With just P3 million pesos as an annual budget, he group barely survive due to the fact that the money will just be spent to help fellow local inventors to patent, prototype and promote their inventions in the media.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) challenged them to submit their rationale on their inventions so that it will be produced commercially if found useful to the Filipino people.
If the government will just ignore such pleadings from the inventors, the country will only loose such inventions, like what happened to the inventions called, multi-shack bullet (by Ricky Arambulo) and the karaoke system (by Roberto del Rosario) or even the armalite (by Armando Malite).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flood and Garbage

Waterworld in the future?

Flood and garbage are the main problems that besieged the main thoroughfares of Metro Manila here in the Philippines since the untimely monsoon surge on the first weekend of August 2012.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) explained that while the tropical storm Gener was pummeling the upper northern part of the country, the southwest air called "habagat" suddenly intensified the bad weather.
Residents near the catch basin areas of the metropolis were not alerted of the situation, resulting to hundreds of casualties due to landslide and massive flooding resulting to forced evacuation of affected families.
A week later, still, many family households are still waiting for assistance from people's organizations and non-government organizations and also from the government itself through the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Metro Manila mayors and President Benigno "P-noy" Simeon C. Aquino held emergency meeting tackling the problem and how to combat it in the future.
With the assistance of the police and military officers and members, they were able to lend quick assistance to answer trivial problems and isolated cases for immediate response.
As President P-noy stressed out, he is calling the attention of all Filipinos, especially illegal settlers or squatters in the city to ask for help from government agencies (with the help of barangay officials and local government units) in looking for a more safe residential places than stay at danger zones or low-lying areas.
The president also alerted and ordered his cabinet members and government secretaries to launch flood programs immediately, since 'climate change' is very much apparent in the country.
As our country is always visited by typhoons annually, the priority of the government is the proper zoning of the affected places and launching of projects that will control and pacify such disastrous event every year.

Flood and Garbage: More Fun in the Philippines?

It's like a slap on both sides of every Filipino's face as we suffer from our apathy and carelessness on the proper care of our environment.
Mother Nature is now giving back what most of us are doing for the past decades.
Have we done our assignment, yet regarding the maintenance of our surroundings.
Let us pause questions to ourselves, such as these:
  1. Did you learn how to segregate types of garbage at home? Or you don't care and you just throw it outside the house?
  2. Did you listen to the appeal of the local officials to properly clean the canals, so that plastic covers, Styrofoam, et cetera will not clog those waterways that can cause massive flooding?
  3. Are you still burning plastics that continue to deplete the ozone layer? Better change your attitude and be an advocate against climate change?
  4. Did you plant a tree or more trees in your whole life? Did you participate in a tree-planting activities that school organizations are promoting in order to help rebuild the Earth?
  5. Do you support an advocacy on environment that publicly campaign for proper waste disposal and management? Likewise for No Mining campaign, which contributed to massive flooding and landslide as well for the past years in the country.
If you support proper care and nurturing of our environment, then, you are an active advocate for Save the Earth movement. Better yet, you participate in rallies against commercial mining in the country, like what happened in Palawan. The people there are against mining, so, they seldom experience flash floods due to the trees that quickly absorb water from heavy rains and tropical storms.
The potential of tourism in our country is now smeared with flood and garbage as it leaves sediments of silts and dirty impression and hurtful memories in our minds.
As the time of social media comes to major propulsion, each of us can participate on the environmental campaign and government programs that can help such problems.
Let us trust the administration, change our negative outlook into positive disposition.

(With personal opinion and writings from travel_man1971 aka Ireno A. Alcala, August 14, 2012)

Did you help this street sweeper maintain the cleanliness of your community?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fresh Water Fish - Catfish - Tropical JOE

Fresh Water Fish - Catfish - Tropical JOE

NASA's Mission to Mars - An Event to be Remembered

The Icarus Syndrome

The aspiration of man to travel in the sky is early recorded in the times of Icarus in Greek mythology. He is the son of a master craftsman Daedalus. His attempt to escape the island of Crete by using wings (made of feathers and wax) created by his father. He fell because he didn't followed his father's instruction not to fly too close to the sun.
Today, due to Icarus' popularity, the Hellenic Air Force Academy is named after him. It is also the manifestation how Greece is aiming to conquer the skies.
As we all know, it evolved into the fierce competition between the United States of America and former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republic) by sending mission to the moon (the nearest satellite on Earth) and rocket ships navigating the skies since the 1960s.
As the Cold War ended, the two super power nations joined missions in order to have successful landings on the moon and build facilities on space in order to monitor weather, the sun and other planets of the system, including foreign bodies entering the Earth's atmosphere (like meteors).
Space explorations brought mankind to a new level of understanding regarding our solar system and other features of the space or galaxies.
Based from the Biblical account, God created all the things we are appreciating and discovering.
Scientists continue to oppose this as Big Bang theory came into the scene of our existence.
Man's curiosity is endless, so every year, space scientists or astronomers continue to discover new things.
Planet Mars is not an exception.
The red planet, also visible in the naked eye, is the focus of the recent mission initiated by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) of the USA.
This hubber is excited to partake in this spectacular endeavor.
It's not only for the benefit of Americans. It will be credited to all mankind.
It started on the "Leap of Mankind" to the moon.
Now, the next destination will be Mars.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is spending the seventh anniversary of its landing on Mars investigating a crater called "Santa Maria," which has a diameter about the length of a football field. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU)

The Mission of Mars Rover Curiosity

On August 5, 2012, citizens of USA or perhaps, enthusiasts all over the world will converge as Mars Rover Curiosity will descend on the soil of Planet Mars for the following missions:
  1. evidence that Mars had environments
  2. chemical ingredients favorable for microbial life
Since its launching on November 26, 2011, the public have been invited at NASA Ames Exploration Center through its mobile laboratory.
As the mission progresses and comes to culmination on the said date, the public is once again called upon to witness another exciting event.
The whole day and night of August 5th, 2012 will be a very busy day to interested US residents and the scientists who are stationed at the mobile laboratory of the said NASA facilities.
Included in the activities will be the registration of the participants and the answers that will be provided by NASA personnel for the questions that will be given by participants (the public) about the situation on the surface of Mars as relayed by Rover Curiosity.
As for me, I'll be joining Filipinos who will be watching on television for updates regarding the mission to the red planet.
This time, questions about Mars will truly be answered as our eyes will focus on the progress of Rover Curiosity's discovery on its atmosphere.
Is there life on Mars?
In time it will be answered.

     Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation c/o JPLnews

          Mars, The Red Planet

There are lots of similarities that this planet, Mars, possess when compared to Earth.

Early astronomers and scientists drawn many hypothesis and assumptions that the qualities that this planet manifest will hold and support life, from microbial or human existence.

However, due to a very minimal oxygen and water content of the planet, a lot of skeptics are arguing regarding the bold ambition of mankind to invade the planet for occupancy in the future.

Factors that will hinder such ambition will be time travel and human body composition that is solely adopted to planet Earth only.

It will need more research, trial and error testing in order for this ambition to be successful.

The question is how far mankind's ambition will go.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The 3rd SONA of P-NOY

"Kapayapaan at katahimikan po ang pundasyon ng kaunlaran. Habang nagpapatuloy ang barilan, patuloy din ang pagkakagapos natin sa kahirapan."  President Benigno Aquino III, during his first State of the Nation Address in 2010. Aquino has made pursuing peace a pillar of his administration, with the Office of  the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process saying a peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front could happen this year.  "Tungkulin po ng bawat Pilipino na tutukan ang mga pinunong tayo rin naman ang nagluklok sa puwesto. Humakbang mula sa pakikialam tungo sa pakikilahok. Dahil ang nakikialam, walang-hanggan ang reklamo. Ang nakikilahok, nakikibahagi sa solusyon," he also said in 2010."Kapayapaan at katahimikan po ang pundasyon ng kaunlaran. Habang nagpapatuloy ang barilan, patuloy din ang pagkakagapos natin sa kahirapan." President Benigno Aquino III, during his first State of the Nation Address in 2010. Aquino has made pursuing peace a pillar of his administration, with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process saying a peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front could happen this year. "Tungkulin po ng bawat Pilipino na tutukan ang mga pinunong tayo rin naman ang nagluklok sa puwesto. Humakbang mula sa pakikialam tungo sa pakikilahok. Dahil ang nakikialam, walang-hanggan ang reklamo. Ang nakikilahok, nakikibahagi sa solusyon," he also said in 2010. 

I just got this caption from Yahoo! News written by Jonathan de Santos.

The photo taken during his first SONA, President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III was full of hope in order to promote peace as the foundation of progress.

According to P-noy, "It is the duty of every Filipino to be vigilant with the leaders they put in position. Start it as being concern and participate. Because those who are keep on criticizing, they have never-ending complaints. Those who are participating in the government's programs, they share with the proper solutions on the perennial problems of the country." 

Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom published this 3rd SONA (State-of-the-Nation) address Briefer .

 On July 23, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) during a joint session to mark the opening of the third regular session of the 15th Congress of the Philippines.

There have been 72 SONAs, and the forthcoming address of President Aquino III will be the 73rd since 1936 and the 26th since the restoration of democratic rule under the Fifth Republic in 1987.

The SONA delivered by the President is a yearly tradition wherein the chief executive reports on the status of the country, unveils the government’s agenda for the coming year, and may also propose to Congress certain legislative measures. The SONA is a constitutional obligation, as written in Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution: “[t]he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” Moreover, Article VI, Section 15 prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”

Unfortunately, I cannot attend P-noy's 3rd SONA, although, I've been writing about his achievements plus criticisms. In fact, some students of known universities  here in Metro Manila contacted me and requested that they will include my write-ups in their thesis writing assignments.

It is interesting to know that the SONA of P-noy is being delivered in Filipino language, our very own instead of English (as the international language). I'm sure there will be translated copies of the SONA to be distributed for the foreign media.

I still have high hopes with this present administration and the 15th Congress.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DJ CHAM Z Club Mix Demo 03042012 (Live Mixset) Clean

DJ CHAM Z Club Mix Demo 03042012 (Live Mixset) Clean

It's always been an exciting episode each time I listen to the mixes of this awesome Fil-Am DJ in the USA.

To tell you frankly, I've been downloading some of his series of club mixes starting 2011.

You'll be addicted to DJ CHAM Z as he brings out the kind of music you want to hear if you'll be club-hopping.

Since, I've been limited to downloading his works, I might as well share with you this good news in the club music scene.

Don't hesitate to listen. You'll never regret you did!