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As a traveler, we look forward for a bright day that we may do all our wishful adventures. We often seek for good weather, and pray that our trip will be successful. Due to some scientific research geez, we are experiencing global warming right that we are feeling it. But then we still help but rely on Science and Technology. To help our planned getaway, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) launched its Online weather outlook for selected tourist areas and its on weather.gov.ph and pagasa.dost.gov.ph.
You’ll expect 5 day weather forecast covering 12 destinations namely: Metro Manila, Tuguegarao, Laoag, Baguio, SBMA (Olongapo)/Clark, Tagaytay, Legaspi, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo/Bacolod, Metro Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Zamboanga.
When you go through the site, you’ll find the “Public Weather Forecast”. It will launch a pdf file containing relevant information about the weather of the said regions/places.
So worry not about the weather. In a way, this will help the Philippines to attract more tourists and a good contribution in making our country more techy, and tourist-friendly as well.
Yves Gonzalez (@doblezeta), a lawyer by profession, Yves (aka doblezeta) currently works for the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as their resident Communications and Technology guy. He heads their Twitter, Facebook, Design and Layout, Website, and Email teams.
Yves, through his tweet announced the system:
It will be a real-time traffic information about the major roads that the MMDA has authority over. The goal is to provide people with an efficient way of receiving information. Public Beta will run from 6am-10pm. Once it is out of Beta then will be on 24/7. Updates should be within 15 minutes, they only have 2 of 6 NavTeam deployed. For open source developers out, Public API will be launched soon. Waaaiittt! According to Yves, Mobile Apps utilizing data from the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator, coming soon.
I wrote it last Thursday, I didn’t have internet connection that time so I postponed my posting.
Who would imagine an hour journey home could be tripled. I guess I had it once, and tonight I doubled it.
Alright, I started my day at work somewhere in Taguig. It is a typical gloomy Thursday morning, lazy getting in the dining hall serving myself what have for morning mess. Not distinct, I arrived late. Almost 8 hours staring at my computer doing some alfresco hacking, decided to go home. Again, not the typical hour of going home. Geez, as I went out of the building I was shook by mild wind as the bits of rain tickling my face. Just to cut off my expenses, I decided to avail the free shuttle service of the company. Commonly, its route is going to Magallanes, down to Ayala. Here’s what? We were stuck on Gate 3 and moved down to Glaxo Smith Kline, on Glaxo a heavy pour of cars, even water is on our shuttle. Without our knowledge, our route going to Ayala (along Pasong Tamo EDSA) is blocked due to flood. Just about a waist high, imagine? What I did is take a different route, thinking whether to still go to Ayala for a cab ride or take the MRT to Ortigas. Just chose to take the MRT it cost less and will lessen my travel time. From that point I saw the time on the booth and tick half past 8. Took us an hour and half to traverse the stretch of Fort Bonifacio-Pasong Tamo. So then I arrived at Ortigas, seeing the crowd from the MRT I decided to get to Robinson Galleria and take a bus, but instead of taking a bus I walked until Tiendesitas. Why? Because there is no bus and a battalion of people are waiting for a bus to pick them up. Together with me walking along Ortigas Ave. are people who cannot wait and try their luck waiting for a bus or even an expensive cab to take them home. To lessen my competitors on Jeepneys, cabs, and even bus, again decided to go SM Hypermart. Luckily after atleast 5 cabs drove infront of me askin’ where am I going, I had one however the cab will just take me to Felix Avenue cor. Karangalan. I opted to get his offer so that I could be able to get home soon. In Karangalan Ave. I took a jeepney going to Binangonan, atlast! I arrived home at exactly 10 past 10.
Honestly, I’ve kept this for about 7 months now. It is not because I don’t want to but because I had piles of drafts.
This was our (Financial Services Mapping Team, Electronic Forms Mapping Team) presentation last GXS Yearend party. Each team representatives met and draw lots of what their team will perform on that said night. Luckily, we had Highschool Musical, and here is our rendition.
We had this for about a week. We didn’t won the competition (yes, it is a competition).