SMART Launched Online Community Mapping Competition

In an effort to encourage Filipinos to become their own hometowns’ ambassador SMART launched the Doon Po Sa Amin online community mapping competition. To launch the program several roadshows were done and Baguio City is one of the lucky cities where the contest was introduced. Last October 16, 2014 the organizers of Doon Po Sa Amin in cooperation with GBG Baguio, GBG Bontoc and GBG La Trinidad held an event to introduce the contest to students, indie film makers in Baguio as well as teachers from different schools in the City of Pines. The event was also graced by 5 speakers from Baguio city who informed and inspired the audience by showcasing Baguio City.

Baguio City According to the Eyes of A Journalist

Long time and well respected journalist Mr. Art Tibaldo was first to give a talk regarding the development of Baguio City and how he sees the City of Baguio through the point of view of a journalist. He shared his experiences as a media personality in Baguio City as well as his experiences traveling around the Cordillera region.


Baguio City Through A Baguio Girl

Rachel Montoya, an OIC in a travel agency in Baguio City shared her challenges and triumphs as a Baguio Girl. She inspired the audience by sharing to them how she made several choices that led her to her success today despite the fact that she doesn’t have the financial capability to put herself through college. But because of these decisions and blessings in disguise Rachel was able to finish College through scholarships and now she is running a successful travel agency.


Baguio City As Seen By A Local Tour Guide

Sir Adrian is a DOT accredited local tour guide in Baguio City and during his talk he talked about the different ways on promoting Baguio City as a tourist destination. He showcased how he promotes Baguio City as a destination as he go about his weekly routine as a Baguio Tour Guide, he also shared how to improve our tourism industry in the City of Baguio.


How To Promote Baguio City

Mr. Farland Valera specializes in culture and political science, he showed and inspired the audience on how to promote Baguio City if in case they would join the contest. He shared the most important asset of Baguio City and that is the weather, otherwise Baguio will just be any other city in the Philippines.

Mr. Farland Valera on How To Promote Baguio City


The last speaker for the night is Engr. Jeferd Saong and his talk was about how SMART through their SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) helped the University of Baguio students acquire knowledge and skills in handling advanced wireless technology. Through SWEEP, SMART donated to the school different hardware that can benefit the students in their quest for such skills and knowledge.


Indeed it was a fun and inspiring night but the DOON PO SA AMIN and SWEEP projects will not end there, it is my hope that someone from Baguio City will join the contest and become the Baguio City Ambassador. Right now there are two categories the student category and the open category. Join now, form a team and you might just win P50,000!

For more information about the Doon Po Sa Amin Contest please visit their website

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