Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sariaya and Tayabas, our Country's Heritage - a Mapping and Cultural Expedition

November 29, 2014

Gala-Rodriguez Hertiage House Sariaya

Sariaya is one of the top municipalities in the province of Quezon and is bounded by Mt. Banahaw at north and a beach at its south. It is a populated municipality and an old locality that thrives even during the Spanish colonial era. A time when the Aurora and Quezon province are just one called Tayabas. And due to its history, the town is filled with old architecture that mirrors its past.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On our 2nd Year: Why we take risks so that a better Philippine map exists.

Schadow1 Expeditions on it second year

Two years ago, I had decided to turn my mapping advocacy to have a voice. A window that would give an idea to the world how mapping the country would feel like. People turn on their smartphones, turn on its location feature and open up an application that requires the user to tag one's self to a certain location. Any program that uses locations as an integral part of its functionality obviously uses maps. And these maps are not simply made... they were experienced. And this blog is a collection of our experiences while mapping the Philippines.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Burot Beach - A Stunning Golden Sunset Beach

Burot Beach Sunset - Schadow1 Expeditions

November 8, 2014
Surprisingly, not too far from the busy and highly urbanized Metro Manila, there still exist a golden sand beach where spectacular sunsets can be viewed. A perfect beach to be one with nature through the absence of posh accommodations. Development of this beach may soon take place. But while it is still virgin as it is, this is the right time to get to this paradise. Situated at Luzon's southwestern edge, Burot Beach is one of the best beaches of this side of Batangas.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mayon Volcano 2014 Pre-Eruption Preparation and the Beauty Amidst The Danger

Mayon Danger and Safe Zones, Evacuation Centers - Schadow1 Expeditions

The Mayon Volcano encapsulates beauty and madness in its pure form.  With its naturally gifted symmetrical form combined as being as one of the most active volcano in the country, this natural wonder can still be harnessed during its dark activity. With precise planning and proper distancing, even at the midst of its eruption, Mayon can still be regarded as a safe haven for nature enthusiasts.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Cavite-Batangas Bus Terminal (SWIPTS) - a year after

Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport System - Schadow1 Expeditions

Last year, the Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport Terminal (SWIPTS) was inaugurated as first of 3-integrated bus terminals in Metro Manila to decongest the volume of vehicles plying inside the Philippine capital. SWIPTS services commuters to and from the province of Batangas and Cavite. It promised high tech queuing system certified with ISO9001 standards. A year after, let us see what has happened to this promising project of the government.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mount Batulao, a Gateway to a Mountaineer's Heart

Mount Batulao - Schadow1 Expeditions
August 25, 2014

Mount Batulao has remained to be one of my favorite climbs and has never failed me a single time on freezing in awe with the scenery it offers from jump-off to summit. A mountain that is a hundred percent laden with grass which captivates every climber who walks along its path and traverses each of its peaks and camps.

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