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Wayne Dell Manuel Is First Google Map Maker Winner

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 | Internet, MISCELLANEOUS with No Comments »

“To be frank, I entered the competition to win the US$50,000 for our country, and

I hope that my win encourages more Filipinos to contribute to making the online map

of our country even better. We Filipinos are known for our spirit of bayanihan, and this

is a great way for us to come together in the Internet era to make life better for our fellow

kababayans by literally putting their communities on the digital map.”

- Wayne Dell Manuel

Wayne Dell Manuel

Wayne Dell Manuel, a 23-year-old “citizen cartographer” from the University of the Philippines, was adjudged as the first Google Map Maker Global Competition.  Manuel won over 700 other contestants.  He won a US$50,000 donation from UNICEF for the Philippines.  Manuel won by adding more than 1,500 qualifying map features and made hundreds of moderations in Google Map Maker. His feat was considered as the most numerous and accurate entries in the contest.

The competition served as an encouragement to help humanitarian organizations to improve the delivery of services, respond to crisis, and adapt to changes in the countries they operate by enabling access to accurate digital maps.  To have a more useful Google Map, users were asked to map universities, schools, hospitals and medical clinics in their home countries.

Manuel, a software developer at the UP National Telehealth Center, now belongs to the top 10 all-time mappers with nearly 35,000 map edits and according to him, he doesn’t have any plans of stopping.  He vowed to continue editing in Google Map Maker even after the competition because there are still many unmapped areas in the Philippines.

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Jovit Baldivino Sings Faithfully In His Own Journey

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 | Television, Video with 1 Comment

Jovit Baldovino, a 16-year old from Batangas, delivered a very touching rendition of “Faithfully” by Journey in the ABS-CBN talent search Pilipinas Got Talent.  The Batangueño, moved the three judges – Kris Aquino, Ai Ai delas Alas, Freddie Garcia with his “unbelievable” voice.

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Michael Jordan Is New Charlotte Bobcats Owner

Monday, March 1st, 2010 | MISCELLANEOUS with No Comments »

Charlotte Bobcats LogoBobcats majority owner Bob Johnson has given up control of the team to NBA Superstar Michael Jordan.  The Hall of Fame player has been part owner of the team and overseees the Bobcats’ basketball operation for past few years.

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Purefoods Wins Over Alaska In Game 3

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 | MISCELLANEOUS with No Comments »

Everything seems to be a duplicate of game 2 of the 2010 KFC PBA Philippine Cup Finals.  Alaska Aces led the early part of the game by 13 points with the score pegged at 55-42.  But the abundance of heroes on the Purefoods Giants save the game for them.  Niño Canaleta played the heroes role this time by shooting 2/3 treys when it mattered most.  The result? The Giants won game 3 with a houdini act, 79-78 over the Aces.

The Aces denied Willie Miller for a last second shot by setting up a good defense against the former MVP.  Canaleta was adjudged best player of the game with 8pts, 2/3FG, 1reb, 1asst.

No team has overcome a 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game series.  With history on their side, the Giants will try to sweep the Aces in their next game.  Game 4 will be on 7pm Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 at the Big Dome.  The MVP of the conference will also be awarded before game 4.

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Miss You Like Crazy Romantic Full Movie Trailer

Friday, February 26th, 2010 | Video with No Comments »

Miss You Like Crazy Poster Of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd

This full movie trailer is a testament of the big success of the romantic film “Miss You Like Crazy”.  This ABS-CBN Star Cinema movie could have been a big Valentine hit, but just the same, the film has raked in millions in ticket sales.  Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz reunited for this romantic drama directed by Cathy Garcia Molina. This is the “One More Chance” follow-up movie which surely paid off with an opening gross of P18 Million.

Let us watch the full movie trailer of “Miss You Like Crazy” and be crazy in love.

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