[talk-ph] Governor Pineda (Pampanga) willing to support OSM for mapping other municipalities in the province

Erwin Olario govvin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 01:52:21 UTC 2014

Manila Bulletin picked this up today. Thankfully, without the "hulog ng
langit" quip.

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On Jun 25, 2014 10:14 AM, "maning sambale" <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>

> > Kudos on your political manoeuvring, Maning.
> Credits goes to our local partners in Pampanga.  While they are busy
> updating their own LGUs in OSM,
> they are aware that to be more effective and to get a complete picture
> of the hazard and exposure situation, they
> need to look beyond administrative boundaries and view the situation
> from the natural boundaries like the Pampanga watershed.
> This is why, they are slowly working towards a collective alliance to
> update the data of the neighboring towns/municipalities.
> > As this is my area, especially the northern part, I will aim to get more
> > involved. Specifically, what I'd love to see is that the very people that
> > would benefit from the maps actually maintained them. If the engineering,
> > health, education, etc. departments in the municipalities each have
> people
> > that know how to update the map, then I think the chance that things are
> > being kept up to date is much higher. They could even hand out walking
> > papers to people as they go to different places. I'd be happy to spend
> some
> > time on training people from the municipalities around here.
> Great!  Will surely ask your help for Magalang.
> Here's the local news of the event yesterday:
> http://www.headlinegl.com/pineda-lauds-world-banks-capacity-building-projects/
> Although, I'm a little bit uncomfortable with "Hulog ng langit" remark
> by one of the Board Member.
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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