The Best Philippine Engineering Stories of 2016

Philippine Engineering: Here are the top trending stories of 2016 in the land of three stars and a sun. Filipino engineers and tech savvy


These are the hottest stories that went viral in the Philippines. The best Philippine Engineering stories of 2016 that Filipino engineers shared and talked about.

Philippines’ Youngest Programmer Builds Her Own Company at Age 10

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/students/philippines-youngest-programmer-builds-company

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Rappler)

Coding is less likely to be one of the hobbies of teenagers – more so kids – but spare Isabel Sieh from the rest. At only 10 years old, this girl from the Philippines has already built her own company called Girls Will Code. Read her story here.

Math Isn’t the Favorite Subject of this Filipino Civil Engineering Topnotcher

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/civil/math-isnt-favorite-subject-filipino-civil-engineering-topnotcher

Sirven says that he can be regarded as an average crammer. (Photo supplied.)

One of the hardest licensure examinations in the Philippines is that of the civil engineers. But Sirven Garibay from the University of the Philippines Los Baños had managed to top that exam despite of the fact that math is barely his favorite subject. Check how he made it to the top anyway in this article.

DOTA Player Tops 2016 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam (Ph)

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/mechanical/dota-player-tops-2016-mechanical-engineering-board-exam-ph

 

Elso Umbao Elumbaring Jr., a graduate from Notre Dame University, Philippines

Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

Being the most visited story this 2016, this article featuring Elso Umbao Elumbaring Jr. surely inspired many engineering students who think that being a gamer and a mechanical engineering topnotcher cannot be possible.

Filipino Topnotcher Shares His Secrets in Topping the Chemical Engineering 2016 Board Exam

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/students/filipino-topnotcher-shares-secrets-topping-chemical-engineering-2016-board-exam

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What’s so amazing with Engr. Clarence Co from De La Salle University is that not only did he place first in the chemical engineering licensure exam, he also has a bachelor’s and master’s degree… at the age of 21. More of his story here.

Meet This Cool Filipino Instructor Inspiring Future Electronics Engineers

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/electrical/meet-cool-filipino-instructor-inspiring-future-electronics-engineers

Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

Some engineers choose to work in their field of expertise, while some give back to other people by teaching the next generation of engineers. Emilano Tan is one of the latter. After topping the electronics engineering board exam in 2015, he now works as an instructor in a review center. He shared interesting tips for aspiring engineers.

Megawide’s Big Bosses: The Story of 2 Civil Engineers Who Became Philippines’ Youngest Millionaires

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/megawides-big-bosses-story-2-civil-engineers-became-philippines-youngest-millionaires

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Engr. Michael Cosiquien and Engr. Edgar Saavedra are listed as two of the Philippines’ youngest millionaires at ages 43 and 41, respectively. This, largely because of a company they founded called Megawide Construction back in 1997. But before they became the successful men they are now, both had faced numerous challenges. Read here on how they rose to the top.

How To Be A Chemical Engineer and A Beauty Queen

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/chemical/chemical-engineer-beauty-queen

Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

Who said anything about chemical engineers not being able to become beauty queens? Definitely not Diane. In this feature story, one of our editors tell how she saw Diane blossomed from being an engineering student to a beauty title holder.

This Filipino Topnotcher Shares Tips on How To Succeed In A Licensure Exam

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/filipino-topnotcher-shares-tips-succeed-licensure-exam

Filipino Topnotcher Engr. Vigel Ramirez

Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

It’s time for Filipino geodetic engineers, who have one of the lowest engineering populations in the country, to have a voice through this topnotcher from the University of the Philippines. Engr. Vigel Ramirez reveals her secrets in passing the board exam.

Meet This 4-Year Old Math Prodigy from Cebu, Philippines

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/meet-4-year-old-math-prodigy-cebu-philippines

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Giphy)

Miko Secillano is not like any kid. At only 4 years old, he can already calculate the square root of numbers 1 to 30 in 3 minutes, tell all the 118 numbers and symbols of the Periodic Table of Elements, answer the capitals of different countries, and even perform basic electrical circuit analysis. More of this child prodigy here.

Filipino Kids Top International Math Contest in India

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/students/filipino-kids-top-international-math-contest-india

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Best Philippine Engineering (Source: MTG Philippines)

There’s a lot to be proud about the young Filipino math Olympians. Year after year, the delegates sent to compete in international math competitions never fail to bring home medals. Such is the case of this Philippine team at the 7th International Young Mathematician’s Convention at Lucknow, India who bagged 32 medals.

How A Famous Blogger and A Popular Engineer Make Their Relationship Work

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/famous-blogger-popular-engineer-make-relationship-work

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Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Instagram)

Slater Young might be a familiar face to most Filipinos as he was famed the Big Winner in one of the Pinoy Big Brother editions. But did you know that he is a civil engineer? And he has a girlfriend who is a fashion blogger? That relationship setup might be difficult to maintain, but here‘s how they make it work.

What If Civil Engineers Would Manage the Yolanda Funds?

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/civil/civil-engineers-manage-yolanda-funds

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Inquirer)

Millions worth of donations and aid came to the Philippines after the world witnessed the destruction left by one of the strongest storms in recent history, the supertyphoon Yolanda. The government had handled this huge amount but only to see three years later the disaster that it was spent out of proportion. This  leaves us asking: what if civil engineers were given that job of handling the Yolanda funds? This article gives us a clue.

Filipino Chemical Engineering Students Develop a Tricycle Exhaust Filter from Mussels

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/chemical/filipino-chemical-engineering-students-develop-a-tricycle-exhaust-filter-from-mussels

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: GMA 7)

A simple, small-scale solution to curb the tricycle exhaust’s impact to air pollution. That’s what researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños has made by making a filter out of crushed mussels. Check how it works here.

From Gamer to Racer: This Filipina Is GT Academy’s First Female Finalist

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/leadership/gamer-racer-filipina-gt-academys-first-female-finalist

Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

The international GT Academy has always been composed of men in its final leg, but not this year. A Filipina by the name Elysse Menorca has made history as the first female to enter the last race. There’s no way she is backing as she prepares well enough for the competition. More of this story here.

Filipino Engineer Created His Own Electric Vehicle

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/industries/automobile/filipino-engineer-created-electric-vehicle

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Clima Mobility)

It is a dream come true for Adonis Lagangan to build his own electric vehicle. Called the Genius EV, it is now the flagship EV of a company he founded and named Clima Mobility. But before Adonis got to build his first prototype, he struggled to find the skills and funding. Check his story in this link.

Filipino Electronics Engineer Motivates Future Engineers Through Song

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/filipino-electronics-engineer-motivates-future-engineers-through-song

Best Philippine Engineering (Youtube)

The first time I heard this song composed by Emanuel Gabriel, I knew it would give me the last song syndrome. And it did! But I mean, who wouldn’t? The tune is catchy as imitated from Travie McCoy’s and Bruno Mars’ hit song Billionaire, and the lyrics are easy to relate to.

Engr. Aisa Mijeno Invents Lamp That Runs on Saltwater, Obama and Ma Approved!

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/industries/renewables/engineer-aisa-mijeno-invents-lamp-runs-saltwater

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Filipina Women’s Network)

Filipina engineer Aisa Mijeno who designed the Sustainable Alterative Lighting (SALt) lamp has taken the center stage with no less than the US President Barack Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma. No doubt she deserves it since her device, found in this link, is genius!

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Social Good: Iloilo Engineering Projects for the Elderly and Differently-Abled Persons

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/iloilo-engineering-projects-for-the-elderly-and-differently-abled-persons

Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

One of our editors was invited to judge an engineering design contest with projects focused on the special needs of the elderly and differently-abled persons. There are good finds in the exhibit, including a wheelchair with installed bicycle mechanism and a walker with obstacle detector and vibrating motor. More of the projects can be found here.

This Filipino App Allows Users to Take Selfies with Brands, Get Likes and Redeem Rewards

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/industries/software-industries/filipino-app-allows-users-take-selfies-brands-get-rewards

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Giphy)

Taking selfies is just a form of self-expression or vanity for some, but that’s not the case with the all-Filipino app called Hoy! In every photo taken with a participating commercial product, it could come with rewards – only if you get enough likes in the app. How does that work exactly? Check here.

Filipino Scientist Wants Easy Renewable Energy Access For Filipinos

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/industries/renewables/filipino-scientist-wants-easy-renewable-energy-access-for-filipinos

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Washington State University)

Filipino scientist Elmar Villota is working hard to provide for the 15 percent of households which still do not have access to electricity. Through his study of the the conversion of second-generation biomass into biofuels and other useful products, soon he will be successful in his humanitarian goal. Check his story here.

Filipino-Designed Microsatellite Diwata-1 is Country’s First

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/news/filipino-designed-microsatellite-diwata-1-countrys-first

Diwata-1 Engineers (Source: Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development)

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: US-Philippines Society)

Philippines may not be the powerhouse when it comes to space exploration, but someday we will get there. To start with that dream, the first big step is the Diwata-1 made by electronics engineers from across the nation. This is what has so far been done with the country’s first microsatellite.

Filipino Inventor Develops Misty Kool, an Air Conditioner for Outdoor Use

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/industries/hvac-r/misty-kool-outdoor-cooling-system-designed-filipino-inventor

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Gary Vasquez)

There’s a new type of air-conditioner in town and it is designed for the outdoors. Called the Misty Kool, it was developed by a Filipino inventor who was just once sitting in his garden and saw how water freshens the plants. Check how Edgardo Vazquez was able to make this great cooling device from there through this link.

An Engineer’s Analysis: The Philippines’ Yolanda Housing Needs a Compromise

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/engineering/civil/engineers-analysis-philippines-yolanda-housing-needs-compromise

Best Philippine Engineering (Source: Asian Policy)

Three years after the supertyphoon Yolanda destroyed the central region of the Philippines, many are asking, “What happened to the Yolanda funds? What is there left for us to spend and do with the remaining donations?” This, after the Filipinos have seen that the survivors still haven’t gotten their normal lives back.

In a simple cost analysis by one of our editors, it was found that there was a mismanagement of the Yolanda aid. He recommends that there will be a compromise. Check what it is in this article.

Aviscus: Creating A World Where Access To Water, Shelter and Electricity Is Affordable

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://gineersnow.com/industries/water/aviscus-creating-world-access-water-shelter-electricity

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Best Philippine Engineering (Supplied Photo)

A team from the University of the Philippines Diliman has developed a small, low-cost and environment-friendly dam that might just be the ultimate irrigation solution for third-world countries like the Philippines. More of their story here.

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