Pinoys are undeniably creative. When a Filipino inventor creates something, he attempts to make it multi-purpose, unique, and leaves a trademark reminiscent of our culture.
Take for the example the vehicle invention made by Lyndon Olba from Bangar, La Union which was featured by ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda. For five months, Olba transformed an ordinary passenger tricycle into a “kotse-kel”. A hybrid of a typical car and a tricycle, the one-of-a-kind vehicle features a cooler and a compartment inside the “car portion”. It can accommodate two passengers inside.
According to Olba, the “kotse-kel” is intended for public use and not for public transportation. It is priced at P60,000.
In his interview with Umagang Kay Ganda, the inventor of “kotse-kel said: “Balak lang namen single-seater lang siya na panghatid ng mga anak ko sa eskwela. Hanggang sa nagkaron kami ng idea na ‘ba’t hindi tayo gumawa ng mas kakaiba naman yung parang kotse.”