The popular Google Street View is now finally and officially launched in the Philippines. Street View is one of so many free and innovative products of Google that allows users to visually explore places on a street-level point-of-view using their computers or smartphones as if they were in those places. This makes our country the 69th nation in the world to be included in this gigantic mapping project of Google.
Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao graced the Philippine launch of Google Street View event last Wednesday, September 16, 2015 and encouraged everyone from around the globe to visit the places he grew up in General Santos city through Google Street View.
“I’m happy that I can share the beauty of my hometown and province to the world through Street View. Not many people know that we have a lot of eco-tourism wonders in Sarangani and one of the biggest fish ports in the country in General Santos City, that was the venue of the largest display of tuna, now an Official Guinness World Record. Now, they can take a look and plan their next visit. Through this, people can also virtually tour my farm, my beach resorts, or take a glimpse of the Wildcard Gym, where I have fond memories as a boxer,” said Manny Pacquiao, representative of the lone district of Sarangani.
“We’re very excited to be unveiling these new 360-degree panoramas of the Philippines today. This new Street View imagery showcases how countries are embracing online tools such as Google Maps as mediums for preserving their heritage and landscapes. With these images, Filipinos and visitors alike can now explore the beauty of the Philippines and share these with their friends and family at home and abroad,” said Ken Lingan, Country Manager, Google Philippines.
We can now explore and see the beauty of the Philippines right in the comfort of our home or anywhere we are through this Street View. As of writing, there are about 37 cities and another 35 historic locations covered in this Google Street View Philippines.
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