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Street View imagery of the Philippines now live on Google Maps


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MANILA, Philippines - Google officially launched Wednesday, September 16 the first Street View imagery of the Philippines which is now live on Google Maps. This new imagery allows anyone with an Internet connection to view 360-degree panoramas of well over 30 major metropolitan areas of the country.

Kenneth Lingan, Country Manager, Google Philippines; Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and  Ryan Morales, Country Marketing Manager, Google Philippines
Google Street View Philippines official launch - (From Left) Kenneth Lingan, Country Manager, Google Philippines; Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and  Ryan Morales, Country Marketing Manager, Google Philippines
The launch event was graced by Pambansang Kamao, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Mr. Domingo Ramon Enerio III of the Tourism Promotions Board.

Domingo Ramon Enerio III


Discover the wonders of the Philippines such as historic locations like Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, the Baroque Churches of the Philippines — UNESCO World Heritage sites — and favorite destinations like Mount Pulag and the beautiful beaches of Bantigui Island through Street View.

WATCH: Discover the wonders of the Philippines through Street View


With the street-level panoramas, Filipinos can now check out new views of familiar and unfamiliar landscapes, research driving routes, arrange meeting points, and explore their own town more closely. Filipino businesses can also benefit from Street View technology by embedding Google Maps directly into their site. Hotels, for example, can easily show their prospective guests what the building looks like from the street and provide them with a sense of the surrounding neighborhood.

Areas with Street View imagery in the Philippines
Areas with Street View imagery in the Philippines
The 360-degree digital imagery of the Philippines will also let people around the world experience sites they may never have a chance to experience in person, including iconic locations and vistas across the country.

“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.

Ken Lingan Google PH


“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.

Manny Pacquiao Google Philippines

Manny Pacquiao Google Philippines


Google said that Philippines is the 69th country to have Street View imagery. Street View driving was started in January 2014 with 360-degree photos from within Manila’s historic walled city of Intramuros: The San Agustin Church, Baluarte de San Diego, Plaza San Luis Complex and Fort Santiago.

WATCH: How Google Street View started in the Philippines



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