List of Filipino inventions and discoveries

This article discuses Filipino inventions and discoveries.


Science and medicine


Swords and bladed weapons

Panabas is a curved-blade weapon.
A kampilan hilt is sometimes wrapped with rattan to improve the grip. The two holes on the crossguard are where the metal "staples" (C- or U-shaped) go, as additional protection for the wielder's hand.

Transportation and mobility

Jeepneys around Manila.


The Salamander has two power-plant choices, powered by 5-kilowatt electric motor that runs on electricity and 250 cc. internal combustion type gasoline engine.[5]


Land transport

Food techniques

Main article: Philippine cuisine
Chicken adobo

Before the Spaniards came, early Filipinos cooked their food minimally by roasting, steaming or boiling. To keep it fresh longer, food was often cooked by immersion in vinegar and salt. Thus, early Filipinos could have been cooking its meat in vinegar, which is the basic process in making adobo. The process of adobo was an ancient method dating back to the Classical Period of preserving the pork and chicken meats. since there was no refrigeration at the time.[8]

A Sinigang prepare to cook.

Modern technologies


The cover of the Games of the Generals.

Martial arts

It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling, and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.[16] For the purpose of convenience, this article will use the term Eskrima throughout.

Eskrima masters along with students in Cebu City, Philippines

For all intents and purposes, Eskrima, Arnis and Kali all refer to the same family of Filipino weapon-based martial arts and fighting systems.

See also



  1. "Jose Rodriguez - Research On Leprosy Done By Jose Rodriguez". 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  2. "Josefino Comiso - Filipino Physicist". 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  6. Ocampo, Ambeth. (February 24, 2009). "Looking Back: 'Adobo' in many forms". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  7. Rappaport, Rachel (2010). The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook. Adams Media. p. 255. ISBN 9781440508486.
  8. Cynthia De Castro; Rene Villaroman (2008-07-14). "ADOBO: A History of the Country's National Dish". The Asian Journal Blog. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  9. "Filipino invention to help Mongolians breathe free". 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  10. "Philippine Inventor Turns Coconut Waste Into Environment-Saver". 2006-02-01. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  11. José-Yacamán, M.; Martín-Gil, J.; Ramos-Sánchez, M. C.; Martín-Gil, F. J. "Chemical Composition of a Fountain Pen Ink". Journal of Chemical Education. 83 (10): 1476. doi:10.1021/ed083p1476.
  12. Barrameda, Bong (1993). Pinoy Trivia. Anvil Publications. p. 70. ISBN 978-971-27-0425-3. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  13. "Features > Filipino Inventors". Philippine Science and Technology Portal. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  14. "Parker Quink ink, refills and leads - the perfect companion for your Parker". The Parker Pen Company. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  15. Wiley, Mark V. (2000). Filipino Fighting Arts: Theory and Practice. Tuttle Publishing. pp. 1–15. ISBN 0-86568-180-5.
  16. Filipino Warrior Arts Research Society Macachor, Celestino S., Macachor met old practitioners who put emphasis or practiced only empty-hands forms when he was learning FMA and during research for his book with Dr. Ned Nepangue, "Cebu Eskrima: Beyond the Myth".

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