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O N E K A P A M I LYA
NEWSLINE

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

Sample of a geo-tagged photo. With barcode, GPS time, and
exact location (photo from Romel Cirineo, ALKFI-IT Department)

ALKFI To Use

L-R: Engr. Samuel Belamide (Geo-mapping and
Governance Specialist, Department of AgriculturePhilippine Rural Development Program) Miko Aliño
(ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s
BayaNiJuan) and Joseph Pacon (GIS Data Specialist,
DA-PRPD) taking photos of the BNJ Clinic as part of
the recent geo-tagging training for ALKFI

GE TAGGING
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya
Foundation, Inc. is next to use
the Department of AgriculturePhilippine Rural Development
Program’s (DA-PRDP) Applied Geotagging Tool for better monitoring
of its development projects.
The technology is an innovative use of geotagging, pioneered to improve transparency in
government infrastructure projects to avoid fraud
and corruption especially in remote areas with
the use of Global Positioning System (GPS).
Users need to have GPS-enabled phones and
internet connection in order to upload the
captured photos to Google then the data will
be embedded to Google Earth. Right now,
DA-PRDP is sharing this procedure to different
agencies to help in project managements and
development programs.
WHO SAID GEO-TAGGING IS ONLY FOR
ENGINEERS?
The good thing about geo-tagging is that, one
does not need to be an engineer to do it.

With the use of the technology, Local
Government Units and citizens can now monitor
the before, during, and after of different
projects in different areas.
But according to Engr. Samuel Belamide, the
Geo-mapping and Governance Specialist of
DA-PRPD, geo-tagging does not end after
project completion. “Geo-tagging does not stop
after a project has been completed or only until
the operation and maintenance,” he said. “It
can also be used in impact evaluation. So after
three years, what is the impact of this particular
project? We can also know that using geotagging.”
BENEFITS FOR ALKFI
DA-PRDP’s Applied Geo-tagging tool is a great
assistance to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya
Foundation, Inc.’s projects and programs.
It is cost-efficient and for easy reference.
Because of the technology used, it will allow
project managers, agencies, donors and
partners, to verify and monitor the changes
and developments of the projects being
done in the community without travelling to
the site or going to the exact location of the
community.

It will also provide important information of the
projects such as dates, locations, and be able to
get rid of forged data.
The next goal of ALKFI is to use geo-tagging
in the communities of Samar and Tacloban to
monitor the reconstruction and rehabilitation
efforts being done, to train the residents of
BNJ who will be the front liners to help in
supervising the progress in the community of
BayaNiJuan sa Southville 7 may it be about
the projects or the residents, and to administer
the ongoing rehabilitation of different esteros
under Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig, through its
Information Technology Department.
ALKFI is also looking forward to more possibilities
to use geo-tagging to its other programs.
To know more about the Applied Geo-tagging
Tool of the Department of Agriculture, visit
http://www.daprdp.net/.
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation,
Inc. commits to make a significant impact in
the strategic areas of child care, environment,
education and disaster management by leveraging
the power and reach of media and partnering
with concerned sectors of society. Visit http://abscbnfoundation.com/ to know more about ALKFI.