DOST-NCR Hosts Filipino Inventor’s Book Launch

The DOST-National Capital Region led by RD Jose B. Patalinjug III extended its support during the virtual launch of Edgardo “Garry” Vasquez’s book titled, “The Life of a Filipino Inventor” on 02 March 2022 via Zoom.

Mr. Vasquez is known for his pre-fabricated housing technology or the “Vazbuilt System”, which earned him awards, including the Golden Award for Best Invention of the Year from the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in 1995. He envisions to provide decent and affordable homes to every Filipino.

“Never give up on your dream because it will always lead you to something beautiful,” he stressed as he finally earned the right to his invention after 12 long years.

Mr. Vasquez also won the Ceferino Follosco Award as the Best Product and Process Innovation from Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) in 2020 and was listed as one of the top 100 Asian Scientists for the Most Outstanding Researchers in 2021.

During the book launch, DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena expressed his commendation and described Mr. Vasquez or “Ka Garry” as he calls him, a man who can inspire others to work hard and give their best to achieve their goals.

“Spread your life story and inspire others to unlock their potentials just like how you unlock yours,” the Secretary said.

DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang also graced the said event.

DOST-NCR tapped Mr. Vasquez as an exhibitor during the 2020 HANDA Pilipinas where he showcased his modular home design. DOST-NCR also conducted the test run of Mr. Vasquez’ misting technologies or misting canon in Batangas during the Taal Eruption.

By: Shaira P. Rapisora, SCCU

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