Inventor of Incubator

Fe del Mundo, the first Asian to have entered the prestigious Harvard University's School of Medicine, is also credited for her studies that led to the invention of incubator and jaundice relieving device. Del Mundo, an International Pediatric Association (IPA) awardee, is an alumna of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine. Since 1941, she has contributed more than 100 articles to medical journals in the U.S., Philippines and India. In 1966, she received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, for her "outstanding service to mankind". In 1977, she was bestowed the Ramon Magsaysay Award for outstanding public service.

Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino: January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009

Known as the Asia's first female president and first female President of the Republic of the Philippines (the 2nd female president and current president of the Philippines is President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo), MARIA CORAZON COJUANGCO AQUINO, popularly known as 'Cory' died last Saturday due to colon cancer.

Filipino people loved her so much. The entire nation mourns her death; she was a woman of great leadership, a woman who was internationally recognized as an advocate of peace, freedom and democracy, and had a deep sense of religious devotion. It was really a loss for us Filipinos, but her legacy remains strong. What we are enjoying now is the result of her untiresome and unselfish dedication to serve the nation.

I am hoping that we as one nation would truly unite for the betterment of our society and let the legacy our President Aquino remains as a pillar of our beliefs as free people.

Mabuhay ka, Pangulong Aquino!


On June 25, 2002, the provincial government of Cavite awarded Edward Caro a plaque of recognition for his 42 years of service at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States where he helped launch the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission or the Explorer. Caro, 70 and a native of Cavite retired from NASA in 2001. In return, NASA during the same year conferred Caro the Distinguished Science medal, reportedly the highest honor it gives to its employees. (Source: Philippine Star)


Filipinos consider Eduardo San Juan as the inventor of the Lunar Rover, or more popularly known as the Moon Buggy. The Moon Buggy was the car used by Neil Armstrong and other astronauts when they first explored the moon in 1969. Eduardo San Juan, a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), worked for Lockheed Corporation and conceptualized the design of the Moon Buggy that the Apollo astronauts used while in the moon. As a NASA engineer, San Juan reportedly used his Filipino ingenuity to build a vehicle that would run outside the Earth's atmosphere. He constructed his model using homemade materials. In 1978, San Juan received one of the Ten Outstanding Men (TOM) awards in science and technology.

San Juan, however, was not listed as the inventor of the Moon Buggy in American scientific journals. It said the vehicle was designed and constructed by a group of space engineers. In Poland, the Moon Buggy is attributed to a Polish inventor. Worse, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) does not recognize Flores in its roster of outstanding Filipino scientists.
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