Solon sees new era of innovation for PH
Among Filipino inventions and discoveries i nclude graphics accelerator chip for personal computers by Dado Banatao; medical incubator by Dr. Fe del Mundo; and nine ri c e breeds by Dr. Rodolfo Aquino.
“These outstanding achievements, long delivered before other economies achieved their economic status today, show that if we put in place a firm and explicit commitment to innovation, we can turn things around,” said Legarda, adding that the Philippines has 32 different laws in science, technology and innovation.
“Innovation efforts can no l onger be directed at broad national development outcomes. We need a well- defined, explicit vision for the country that places innovation in the context of where we want to be in the mid- to long- term. Our innovation agenda needs to transcend the term of political administrations.”/