No more lines for gov't permits? P422M automation budget sought

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:37 AM

This what we need—a combined Google and Waze for a public wanting to get data or service from the government in a manner that is fast and in many cases free says Senator Ralph Recto

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:37 PM

In a time when people are increasingly exposed to the factors of disaster and climate change I believe that usable maps can help people make a difference

UNDERSTANDING MAPS. This is a screenshot of the maps on landslide and flood susceptibility from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Mines and Geosciences Bureau). The maps are in jpeg format, and require considerable work for reuse.

How you can participate in the #MMShakeDrill

Jul 11, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here s a list of reminders on participating in the MMShakeDrill on July 14 to 17

7 fakta menarik tentang Google Maps

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Tahukah kamu bahwa Google Maps sudah memetakan dunia di lebih dari 200 negara dan wilayah?

FAKTA GOOGLE MAPS. Tahukah kamu, ternyata Google Maps telah memetakan lebih dari 200 negara dan wilayah di dunia. Foto dari akun Twitter @Goggle_IDN

Marawi battle zone: Urban warfare challenges PH military

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

It’s a lot like the siege of Zamboanga City in September 2013 – but much worse

VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:14 AM

After 3 years of research VSU turns over high resolution maps and data in CDs to representatives of local government units in the 5 provinces of Region 8

Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

May 08, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Technical teams of both countries will use GPS and Google Maps as well as other means to get the answer to a border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan Abdul Razeq police chief of Afghanistan s Kandahar province says

Inflation to rise until Q3 of 2017 – BSP

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Despite global risks iinflation remains manageable and will fall within the target range by yearend says outgoing BSP chief Amando Tetangco Jr

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The color coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land

GUIDE MAP. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol encourage local farmers to use the government's new color-coded guide map to plot the type of crops suited for their lands. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

LNMB renamed 'Libingan ng Mga Bayani and Friends' on Google Maps

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Libingan ng mga Bayani is a grave misnomer some netizens believe

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:08 AM

People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support This page shows how you can help

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:10 PM

The development comes after Taiwan last year inaugurated a solar powered lighthouse an expanded airstrip and a pier as part of efforts to strengthen defense capabilities on Taiping Island

This undated handout picture released by Chiang Chi-chen, legislator of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on September 22, 2016 shows four Y-shaped structures (foreground C) jutting out to sea on the Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island that is part of the Spratlys archipelago. Office of Taiwan legislator Chiang Chi-Chen/Handout/AFP

Tugade wants Clark airport rehab privatized

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:15 PM

I have proposed that it should be done by private [sector] It should be done in the next 10 months or so the transportation secretary says

PRIVATE HANDS. Tugade wants the upgrade works of the airport to be handled by private sector. Image from Clark International Airport website

Stuck in a plane on the tarmac for hours? New CAB rule sets limit

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Once a new Civil Aeronautics Board resolution becomes effective domestic flights need to be deplaned by the 3rd hour and international flights by the 4th hour

APPEASEMENT. Royal KLM staff address passenger concerns for the cancelled flight due to the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Manja Bayang

The geography of Pokémon Go and how it can help improve cities

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The effects are mixed as we catch ‘em all and everyone’s been caught

How to know if your area is near a fault line

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Phivolcs FaultFinder web app lets users determine their distance from the nearest active fault line

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in #ButchoyPH areas

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:32 AM

Local disaster councils are tasked to be on heightened readiness

[Dash of SAS] Pleasure points

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The Pleasure Project is on a relentless pursuit of pleasure in the name of accessible and appealing sex education

Soldiers get replica of 1734 map debunking China's claims

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:10 PM

The Northern Luzon Command says the 1734 Murillo Map will always remind them that Scarborough Shoal is ours

'SCARBOROUGH IS OURS.' The Northern Luzon Command on June 6, 2016, receives a framed replica of the 1734 Murillo Map that shows the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) as part of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Northern Luzon Command

How drones can be a force for progress

May 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Meet the team behind Skyeye – environmental scientists and sociologists convinced that drones are the best answer to the country s land titling and mapping woes

Photo by Skyeye

Ortigas Center: A bustling CBD in the heart of Metro Manila

May 20, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Be inspired to explore more of this mini city through this animated infographic

PPCRV to monitor elections using #PHVoteWatch map

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The PHVoteWatch map crowdsources cases of vote buying and vote selling campaign offenses election related violence and other forms of election wrongdoing among communities

#PHVoteWatch: Report vote buying, other election wrongdoing

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Report cases of vote buying vote selling election related violence campaign violations and other forms of election problems and offenses using the PHVoteWatch map

WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' opening title map in 360 degrees

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:24 AM

From King s Landing in Westeros all the way to Slaver s Bay in Essos – see the world of Game of Thrones like you ve never seen before

WESTEROS. HBO, Facebook, Oculus, and Elastic have teamed up to create a 360-degree version of the opening titles of 'Game of Thrones.' Pictured is the original opening titles. Screengrab from YouTube/GameOfThrones

Project Noah revamps disaster management platform

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge landslide to debris flow plus detailed barangay flood hazard maps

NEW PLATFORM. The new look and added features of Project Noah website make it more informative and faster to use. Screengrab from Project Noah website

Google, Disney team up for Star Wars tie-in

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The tweaks to the various Google products make up Google and Disney s Awaken the Force Within campaign


Project NOAH is official map for Yolanda rehab

Oct 10, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Confused which multi hazard map to use? Project NOAH maps are the official ones says NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay

Photo from AFP

Istana perintahkan Kapolri usut tuntas tewasnya Salim Kancil

Sep 29, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Kapolri juga berjanji akan mengusut semua pihak yang terlibat termasuk kepala desa

Philippines gets Street View on Google Maps

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Google s Street View mode allows users to visually explore maps through panoramic street level photographs taken by members of the Google team


What will sustain PH momentum come ASEAN integration?

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

To sustain its economic momentum the Philippines will have to address low productivity a problem that plagues most Southeast Asian countries says McKinsey Company s Oliver Tonby

TIME FOR SHARED PROSPERITY. Despite the Philippines’ status as one of the fastest-growing economies Asia, McKinsey & Company's Oliver Tonby says about a quarter of Filipinos still live in poverty. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

MPIC aims to start Cavite-Laguna expressway construction by 2017

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:00 AM

As of the now the government has not delivered any right of way yet for the Cavite Laguna Expressway project its concessionaire says

HIGHEST PREMIUM. Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) has given the government the highest premium bid for a public-private partnership (PPP) auction thus far. In the photo are President Benigno Aquino III (left) and MPIC Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right). Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

We need to 'idiot proof' our roads – business group

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:20 PM

A short term traffic solution is to appoint a traffic czar devoted to fixing road congestion the Management Association of the Philippines says

MAP: Where in the world is Iglesia ni Cristo?

Aug 23, 2015 - 10:55 PM

See the countries and territories where INC congregations can be found

Where in the PH are the Pantawid beneficiaries?

Jul 22, 2015 - 8:34 PM

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is the Aquino administration s flagship poverty alleviation program and covers more than 4 400 000 Filipino households in 2015

#MMShakeDrill: Private sector, LGUs to use social media during quake drill

Jul 20, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Rappler s Project Agos trains Metro Manila based companies local government units and stakeholders in time for the July 30 Metro Manila shake drill

SOCIAL MEDIA. Members of various sectors gathered to learn how to utilize social media for disaster information management. Photo from Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

New PNP chief, PH vs China, Google maps | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The Google Maps website on Tuesday July 14 referred to the rich fishing ground – a subject of a case lodged by the Philippines at an international arbitration tribunal – by its international name Scarborough Shoal

'NEUTRAL' LABEL. Scarborough Shoal on Google Maps. Screen grab from Google Maps

Taal 1754 eruption: Will history repeat itself?

May 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What would happen if the 6 month long 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano were to happen today? Are we ready?

BASE SURGE HAZARD. This hazard map by Phivolcs shows where base surge from a 1754-like eruption is likely to reach (orange) and the bufferzones that may experience ashfall (yellow). Image courtesy of Phivolcs

DA cites role of healthy soils in food security

May 25, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The Department of Agriculture leads the launch of International Year of Soils 2015

UNIFIED ACTION. The Department of Agriculture and other concerned parties will work together to achieve the objectives of the International Year of Soils 2015. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How Makati village along fault line prepares for the 'Big One'

May 23, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Makati where the country’s financial district is located is considered the most prepared for the big earthquake

57 subdivisions, villages traversed by West Valley Fault

May 21, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Residential buildings will suffer the most damage from a 7 2 magnitude quake says Phivolcs What do you do if your house is on an active fault?

FAULT-RIDDEN. Active faults (red lines) cut through a part of Pasig City occupied by subdivisions Valle Verde 5 and 6. Image from Phivolcs' Valley Fault System Atlas

High resolution West Valley Fault maps launched

May 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Disaster officials say detailed maps showing danger zones will help Metro Manila and surrounding provinces prepare for a 7 2 magnitude earthquake expected within our lifetime

LAUNCHED. The Valley Fault System Atlas is launched on May 18, 2015 by Phivolcs, MMDA, NDRRMC and UNDP officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Platforms are conquering the business world – Internet experts

May 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Platforms are creating a world where every consumer is now also a producer

APEC-wide e-vehicles road map draft ready by Sept

Apr 24, 2015 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The road map pushes for the promotion and facilitation of e vehicles in the Asia Pacific

Delayed PH electric vehicles road map eyes Q3 2015 launch

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:44 AM

Hurdling delays the road map is pushing through with or without incentives

Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:18 PM

The early April Fool s joke lets users play Pac Man in select locations around the world turning city streets into a maze for Pac Man to navigate

PAC-MAN. Screen shot from Google Maps

Fault-finders, storm-chasers: Hazard mapping in the PH

Mar 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

The Philippines is the 3rd most disaster prone country in the world making hazard maps a necessity for Filipinos

Business group slams calls for Aquino resignation

Feb 25, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The Management Association of the Philippines says President Benigno Aquino III should be allowed to finish his term to deliver on his economic promises

FINISH HIS TERM. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Year 12 (TAYO 12) Awarding Ceremonies on February 24, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Year 12 (TAYO 12) Awarding Ceremonies at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday (February 24, 2015). Since 2002, TAYO Awards recognizes and supports the outstanding contributions of youth organizations to the country. To date, more than a thousand youth organizations have joined the search and are now part of the growing youth network. These exceptional youth organizations have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools and work place, through their innovative and valuable projects. Also in photo are TAYO Awards Foundation president Aika Robredo, National Youth Commission chairman Gio Tingson, Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan, TAYO Awards founding president and Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, National Youth Commission commissioner and TAYO Awards Foundation chairman Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes III and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines vice chairman Juan Ramon Felix. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Social media: Critical for disaster managers

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Let us make use of social media’s power to reach out to both responders and victims of disasters faster than any other means might have offered Above all let us make use of social media to save lives

COMMAND CENTER. Allan Tabell, chief of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Central Office Disaster Information Coordinating Center (DILG-CODIX) and Interior Undersecretary Austere Panadero meet with volunteers during the Typhoon Ruby Project Agos operation. Photo by Zak Yuson/Rappler