Download the “It’s More Fun In the Philippines” Android App

Developed by Lester Bambico, Android users can now create their own “It’s More Fun In the Philippines” meme with this easy to use Android app. It’s free!

[DOWNLOAD HERE] or do a search for “It’s more fun in the Philippines” on the Android marketplace.

More details and screenshots after the jump.

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Department of Tourism budgets PHP 20,000,000 for Tourism Website

Invitation to Bid DOT

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released an invitation to bid for a PHP 20,000,000.00 contract for website to be used for promoting tourism in the Philippines.

Name of Project: Development, Maintenance, Online Marketing and Promotions of the Philippine Department of Tourism Website

Brief Description: To establish an interactive website designed to promote the Philippines as a prime destination that offers world-class tourist facilities and products.

I highly doubt the PHP 20,000,000 will go to the site alone as many of my peers have come up with amazing project proposals for much less. I think it includes the site promotion efforts as well. In any case, I hope the DOT will on board a lean and forward thinking group to do this. Sana wag din silang gumamit ng flash. Wow.

Here’s a tip for a component: A crowd-sourced SCUBA portal for the Philippines. Crowdsourcing guys. That’s the key to this!

I’m excited to see the shortlist!

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Malacanang listens to blogger’s advice

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Although in real life, the Philippines has a new president, it didn’t reflect as such on the Internet. After President Benigno S. Aquino III was sworn in, Malacanang’s website, still had former president GMA’s face on their home page. Blogger Rico Mossesgeld noticed this and went the extra mile to “suggest” the change to the Malacanang web team through a blog post — with an HTML template of a placeholder while the site remains in construction.

This is Rico’s blog post with suggested HTML code.

This is the Malacanang website now with Rico’s placeholder text and tweaked HTML coding.

So it’s true. The president does listen.