Monday, October 3, 2016

Taking Risks on Advocating Change Through Mapping

Schadow1 Expeditions on Mount Marami

Change is the only constant existence in the world. It is inevitable. And change can lead to the betterment of society and can also lead to its destruction. Yet as citizens, we are tasked as humans, to contribute to uplifting the quality of lives of people. We owe this for sharing our time in this world through co-existence. In this ever changing world; paths, directions, and locations may change. And people must remain to be informed of such changes and so we may adapt. We need a map to graphically visualize them. We need expeditions to experience them, and we need stories to live by them.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Experiencing Paradise through Calaguas Atbp

Calaguas from the top - Schadow1 Expeditions

Mahabang Buhangin is a famous 1.2-km long fine white sand beach in Tinago Island, one of the islands of the Calaguas group of islands in Camarines Norte. Its beach is beautifully located at the rear side of the island, facing northwest where sunset is always dramatic. The beach is signature to its turquoise and shallow waters with adequate salinity. And how can you enjoy this beach? Be sure to get the right tour operators with respect to the environment and cooks great Bicolano food!

Friday, May 13, 2016

What led me from Mapping Advocacy to Disaster Risk Reduction Management

From mapping advocacy to DRRM - Schadow1 Expeditions

"My name is Ervin Malicdem, a Superman and a Scientist". This is how I call my self like an answering machine whenever someone ask my name when I was only four years old.

It has been my childhood dream to fly and become a scientist as far as my memory takes me back. I've been exposed to encyclopedias and been reading them instead of watching cartoons in TV. And when my parents gave me shopping money during Christmas season, instead of buying toys, I went to the bookstore to buy any hard-bound book about space, constellations, and maps. What led me from Mapping Advocacy to Disaster Risk Reduction Management?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Cyber-libel Case for Exposing Hazards Information

Cyber libel case for exposing hazards information - Schadow1 Expeditions

October of last year, I was challenged by a real-estate developer to which its mother-project is located at a large swath of land in Cavite by filing a complaint against me for allegedly committing a crime on this newly minted RA10175 law including cyber-libel on one of its sections. This is amidst using facts from scientific data and observations. This is with a purpose to make people aware on all aspects of its reality so as to help future buyers discern what they are about to undertake or for current home owners to make preparations with the impending dangers of living in the community.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mount Madjaas Mapping Expedition

Mount Madjaas - Schadow1 Expeditions

Rivaled as by Nangtud as the tallest mountain of Panay Island in the Visayas, situated at Culasi, Antique, Mount Madjaas is one of the difficult climbs in the country yet provides one of the best views at its summit. Probably with its romantic scenery, this mapping expedition turned to a romantic twist which will forever be a memory to behold and to re-live.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mozilla - OpenStreetMap Philippines - Map the Philippines Talk

2015 Geography Week Presentation Manila

November 17, 2015

It is Geography Awareness Week in the Philippines... where geography and maps provide a vital role for the community and the whole country itself. The Mozilla Foundation in the Philippines has realized the importance of the combination of opensource, crowdsource, and a map. And with this, they have partnered with the Map the Philippines Project and OpenStreetMap Philippines to provide and introduction talk to maps and its importance to the country.

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