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Freeman Metro Cebu

Cebu inventor's feat to inspire more youth

Jose P. Sollano - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - Cebu Fifth District Provincial Board Member Miguel Antonio Magpale said the success of Cebuano inventor Brian Yuson in coming up with a self-contained renewable vehicle will encourage youths to show their talents.

Magpale sponsored a resolution approved by the members of the board commending Yuson  for his invention.

Yuson was invited by the Provincial Board to attend the board regular session to receive copy of the said resolution.

According to Magpale, the Province of Cebu recognized him (Yuson) for his valuable contribution to Filipinos' sustainable development and for his craftsmanship and talent for bringing pride and inspiration to Cebuanos.

 The Office of the President scheduled the awarding ceremony on November 27, 2014 at Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Palace which also coincides with the launching of the Bayanihan sa Daan Awards.

Yuson, a resident of Compostela town and the president and chief executive officer of Saint James Academy of Skills, Inc., is the designer fabricator of the first-ever solar and wind-powered  railway car.

The said self-contained renewable vehicle is a semi-train, which is pedal-wind and solar powered and runs using a bank of batteries that convert heat and kinetic energy into electrical energy.

Magpale said  the Office of the President acknowledged Yuson  as "the modern-day example of what happens when we unleash the native genius of the human heart."

Yuson teamed up with environment lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr. in coming up with the self-contained renewable energy vehicle.

 Under the invention of Yuson, the batteries are charged from three renewable energy sources – a solar panel, pedal, and wind.

Unlike other electric vehicles which are charged by plugging batteries to an external source of electricity, this one he called  the Transport Secret.

The energy comes from the vehicle itself and does not need to be plugged into an electric socket that is usually powered by fossil fuel, the coal or bunker oil.

The said invention shows that renewable energy in the form of solar and human-power is the way of the future, Yuson said.

He also said tat the invention could be a solution to much of the transport problems of the world without burning global-warming fossil fuels.  (FREEMAN)

ANTONIO OPOSA JR.

BRIAN YUSON

CEBU FIFTH DISTRICT PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER MIGUEL ANTONIO MAGPALE

DAAN AWARDS

KALAYAAN HALL

MAGPALE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

PROVINCE OF CEBU

PROVINCIAL BOARD

YUSON

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