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Students impressed the MMDA with their thesis called “pedal operated road sweeper”


Four students invented “walis de padyak” as their thesis project to facilitate the cleaning of street sweepers. The students, admired by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

In a report by Jun Veneracion on GMA News “24 Oras” on Friday, Louise Altez’s video shows the sweeping of clutter with just a little stepping on a pedal-operated road sweeper, made by graduating mechanical engineering students of the Technological Institute of the Philippines. Quezon City (TIP-QC).

According to Louise Altez, Dennis Sagurit, Ceejei Amurao and Jasper Gumayagay, they inspire the street sweepers they often see on the streets.

“Napansin namin mga matatanda na rin ‘yung ibang street sweepers, at the same time, obviously namang nahihirapan sila lalo sa very polluted areas here in Manila. So napaisip nga po kami, why not help them?” Altez said.

They built the pedal-operated road sweeper in six months.

“Sa two weeks po na ‘yun ng month ng December, tinapos po namin, pinagpuyatan namin para matapos po namin ‘yung project,” said Amurao.

The students built the prototype at a cost of less than P6,000 of recycled materials.

Students are constantly learning how they can improve and enhance their project.

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos was immediately impressed when he saw the project, and called one of the students to discuss if they could use it.

“Napakagaling ng mga bata. ‘Yun ang aking impresyon. At sa hanay naman ng MMDA, puwede nating subukan. Puwede nating i-testing, lalong lalo na sa panahon ngayon, napakalaking convenience nito,” Abalos said.

Apart from MMDA, there are other callers to students who are interested in their project.

“If there are opportunities, bakit naman po hindi? Kasi it will be a big help din po sa street sweepers at the same time, personally sa amin din po,” Altez said.

MMDA, bumilib sa 'walis de padyak' na naimbento ng mga estudyante|GMA

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