The provincial government in cooperation with Malacanang’s Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and technology giant Google Inc. will hold a series of MapUp sessions in every city and municipality province-wide starting September 12 to October 18.
The Google MapUp sessions aim to position and highlight the province on Google Maps where a rapidly increasing number of Filipinos access their information every day.
Said project will help promote the various localities in the province and their different points of interest such as tourism, business, academe, health provision, government offices and services among others.
Likewise, the project has also been proven to be an indispensable tool in the quick response of rescue rescue teams and volunteers during the recent catastrophe that has hit Metro Manila and Northern Luzon brought about by the monsoon rains.
Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. earlier expressed full support over digital technology related projects to help Pangasinenses keep abreast with the latest global technology and become competitive in the long run.
The first MapUp session which is slated September 12 at the Capitol Resort Hotel here, will center on a primer course to be participated in by two representatives each of various provincial offices.
Lingayen has already been partially mapped last June.
Schedule of provincewide sessions are as follows: Anda and Bolinao (Sept. 17), Agno and Burgos (Sept. 18), Dasol and Infanta (Sept. 19), Sual and Mabini (Sept. 20), Bani and Alaminos City (Sept. 21), Labrador and Bugallon (Sept. 24), Lingayen and Binmaley (Sept. 25), Aguilar and Mangatarem (Sept. 26), Urbiztondo and Basista (Sept. 27), Calasiao and San Carlos City (Sept. 28).
For the month of October the following LGUs are scheduled: Sta. Barbara and Mapandan (Oct. 1), Malasiqui and Bayambang (Oct. 2), Mangaldan and San Fabian (Oct. 3), San Jacinto and Manaoag (Oct. 4), Sison and Pozzorubio (Oct. 5), Laoac and Binalonan (Oct. 8), Villasis and Urdaneta City (Oct. 9), Bautista and Alcala (Oct. 10), Sto. Tomas and Rosales (Oct. 11), Sta. Maria and Tayug (Oct. 12), Asingan and San Manuel (Oct. 15), San Nicolas and Natividad (Oct. 16), San Quintin and Umingan (Oct. 17), and Balungao (Oct. 18). (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)