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    Introducing GrabCar

    Ever since it hit the Philippine market in 2013, GrabTaxi has risen to be one of the most popular transport apps in the market. To say the least, it made its mark in the urban landscape, making a dent in the way taxi commuting has been done. That’s not to say that it has problems, something that I myself have experienced whenever I use it. Probably the one complaint I have that many others share is the unavailability of GrabTaxi units in certain times, especially during rush hour. That is something the folks at GrabTaxi acknowledge and are working in addressing this issue. Part of addressing it is related to…

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    The Philippine Heritage Mapping Workshop and the 1st WikiExpedition in Manila

    It was a fulfilling, though tiring and sleep-deprived 3 days from May 2-4 at the Wikimedia Philippines Cultural Heritage Mapping workshop that I was fortunate and privileged to attend.  My thanks again to the people of Wikimedia Philippines, especially the people behind the Philippine Cultural Heritage Mapping project headed by Joel Aldor, for organizing this 1st ever workshop event.

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    Heritage Month and the Philippine Cultural Heritage Mapping Project

    And just like that, the month of May has arrived. While there is Labor Day, the Maytime festivals, and summer that this month is known for, not many people know that May is also the month for Philippine Heritage as the country celebrates National Heritage Month at this time of the year. First decreed to be celebrated by Presidential Proclamation No, 439 on August 11, 2003, the celebration of the National Heritage Month aims to raise awareness on the country’s heritage and instill a sense of pride, respect, and appreciation for our heritage. With these values instilled in our people, it is hoped that through this celebration, there will be…

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    Roamer Tidbits: FAME Publishing’s Bloggers’ Night 2014

    As part of the changes set for The Urban Roamer, the site will be having some features once in a while called “Roamer tidbits.” This will be a feature related to news regarding this site or exclusive events attended by the Urban Roamer as deemed appropriate The Urban Roamer was honored to be part of the recent Bloggers’ Night 2014, held at the Megaworld showroom at McKinley Hill (which was convenient for me since my workplace. was just a few blocks away) This event was hosted by FAME Publishing, the folks behind the publications H&L, Zen Health, Diabetease, Travel Plus, among others. My deep thanks to the folks over at…

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