Wikimedia Philippines officers went out to Pangasinan for an outreach project dubbed as Open Web Day.
It is a partnership project between the Provincial Government led by Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. And Wikimedia Philippines (WMPH).
According to Butch Bustria, Vice President of the Wikimedia Philippines Foundation, Open Web Day aims to reactivate Pangasinan’s page on Wikipedia as it has very limited activity. It also aims to add vital information about historical events, current events, literature, images, and other substantial data about the Philippine’s third largest province – Pangasinan.
Open Web Day has become very interactive wherein students, representative from the Academe and some Provincial employees participated in the activity especially by uploading latest images of the Capitol Complex, doing minor edits and uploading content.
Vanj Padilla, head of the Pangasinan Digital team- the group spearheading innovative digital projects in Pangasinan said “this is just the start of successive partnership with WMPH, we will be having more activities such as photowalks, monument and church-hunting, putting articles in Pangasinan language and other LGU-initiated projects.”
“This way, we are co-creating Pangasinan’s digital future”, added Padilla
The team recently held a mapUp with Google, partnered with Wikimedia and other big techology companies to push Pangasinan to become a digital province.