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BukSU automotive faculty wins PCCI inventors’ citation

Dr. Oscar B. Cabañelez, BuKSU President congratulates Mr. Rene E. Chavez during a courtesy call at the Office of the President on January 12, 2021.|OP-IPS Photo: Christopher Cordova
Mr. Rene Chavez shares a pose on a courtesy call at the Office of the President, BukSU on January 12, 2021.|OP-IPS Photo: Christopher Cordova
MALAYBALAY CITY (OP-IPS) The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has awarded a special citation to an automotive faculty of Bukidnon State University for his instructional trainer innovation.

Mr. Rene M. Chavez, a faculty member of the BukSU College of Technologies Automotive Department won a Special Citation for the PCCI’s Voice of Business Alfredo M. Yao (AMY) IP AWARDS 2020.

In its plaque signed in October 2020 by PCCI President Benedicto Yujuico, the chamber described Mr. Chavez’s achievement as “a game changing and breakthrough intellectual property in the automotive industry”. Mr. Chavez was among 43 applicants who qualified for the award, which was conducted for Filipino inventors and innovators, who have a patent application in the Technology Application and Promotion Institute.

According to PCCI, the competition was meant to help Filipino inventors and innovator showcase their products and introduce it to the market. Through this active sponsorship of Alfredo M. Yao, the PCCI noted, Filipino innovators have a chance to present their product to the entire country.

The PCCI cited Mr. Chavez’s invention on Instructional Trainer Innovation for Automotive lighting, Car Alarm with Central Locking System, which he used in the automotive department.

In a recent meeting, BukSU President Dr. Oscar B. Cabańelez extended his congratulations to Mr. Chavez and thanked him for bringing another feather to the university’s cap. Mr. Chavez finished his Bachelor of Science in Automotive Mechanical Technology (BSATM) major in Automotive Mechanical Technology in 2012 at Mindanao University of Science and Technology in Cagayan De Oro City.

He completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Technician Teacher Education (MTTE) major in Automotive Technology in 2017 at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines.

He is now pursuing his doctorate degree in Technology Management (Ph.D. TM) at Cebu Technological University, Palma St., Cebu City.

He has authored an Automotive Dictionary, Advance Automotive Electrical Module, and An Instructional Trainer Manual for Automotive Lighting, Car Alarm and Central Locking System, and Automotive Laboratory Manual. He has obtained copyrights for all of these materials.

Mr. Chavez has mentored BukSU Automotive Technology students, who obtained 100% passing rate of the National Certificate Level II of Automotive Servicing Examination for five consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018). 

Bukidnon State University also awarded him the “On Time All the Time Award 2017” and “Outstanding College Teacher 2017”.

He also won the 2018 Best Paper for the BukSU University Wide Research competition (Masters’ category). He placed second in 2017 and third in 2019 for the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) of DOST-10. (With reports from the College of Technologies Automotive Department)
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