Anvil Award of Merit for Digital Tourism

Our projects have been recognized by several government agencies and private organizations. Digital Tourism, which we are implementing nationwide with SMART Communications, Inc., was given an Anvil Award of Merit in 2914. The projects have also been extensively featured in both local and national media organizations as well as several websites and blogs. Some of our awards and press coverages are:

 

TV coverage of Dapitan launch by Bandila news program of ABS-CBN

 
 

Commendation by Cebu City Council

The Cebu City Council, upon the motion of Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias, approved on mass motion last January 18, 2012 a resolution commending InnoPub project MyCebu.ph and Smart Communications Inc. on its electronic guidebooks and project to data tag Cebu tourism sites with QR Codes.

The council commended MyCebu.ph and Smart Communications Inc. for the “ingenious way of advancing tourism in Cebu through technology.”

COUNCIL COMMENDATION. The Cebu City Council passed on mass motion a resolution commending MyCebu.ph, an InnoPub project on tourism, and Smart Communications Inc. for the e-books on tourism and data tagging of tourism and heritage sites in Cebu using QR or quick response codes.

COUNCIL COMMENDATION. The Cebu City Council passed on mass motion a resolution commending MyCebu.ph, an InnoPub project on tourism, and Smart Communications Inc. for the e-books on tourism and data tagging of tourism and heritage sites in Cebu using QR or quick response codes. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW RESOLUTION

News coverage on the commendation

 

TV coverage

Our e-books and QR code projects were featured in two TV shows. Local magazine TV show Mag TV featured the QR code tagging of Cebu tourism sites during it’s show last March 11. News 5 also featured the e-book and QR code projects during the nationwide broadcast of the Sinulog last January 15.

InnoPub technology head Max Limpag (left) explains to Mag TV host Borgy Cabigas the data tagging of Cebu's tourism and heritage sites using QR codes.

InnoPub technology head Max Limpag (left) explains to Mag TV host Borgy Cabigas the data tagging of Cebu’s tourism and heritage sites using QR codes.

Newspaper coverage

Our e-guidebooks and QR code projects have been extensively featured in both local and national newspapers. Below are a sampling of some of the stories.

BusinessWorld

BusinessWorld: Mobile tagging heritage sites in Cebu

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Inquirer: E-guide to Sinulog (note: the headline in the online version of the article is wrong)

Philippine Star

Philippine Star: Cebu’s Pari-an: 300 years of history online

 

Malaya

Sun.Star Cebu

Sun.Star Cebu stories:

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Daily News: Sinulog e-book ready for free download online

Blogs/New Media/Other publications

Langyaw.com


Sinulog and Cebu heritage go digital: by multi-awarded blogger Estan Cabigas

 

Touched by an angel

Noemi Lardizabal, popularly known online as MomBlogger, scans the QR code marker at the Heritage of Cebu monument. Noemi wrote about her experience here: Exploring my Cebu heritage in Parian with QR code scanning

 

ABS-CBNnews.comE-book on Cebu tourist spots launched

ManilaTimes: Smart brings ‘Virtual Sinulog’ to the world

Loqal.ph: ‘Sinulog’ e-books promote Cebu tourism

Entrepreneur Philippines: Tourism promotion goes mobile

Adobo Magazine: Telco promotes Cebu tourism with electronic guidebook

Enterprise Innovation: Philippine tourism info made available through QR codes

Hawaii Filipino Chronicle: Cebu’s Pari-an: 300 Years of History Online

Balita.ph: Sinulog e-book available for download

Smart Schools Program: 300 years of history go online

Smart Communications press release: Smart, MyCebu to deliver info on tourism, heritage sites through phone scanning

Smart newsroom: Smart, MyCebu to deliver info on tourism, heritage sites through phone scanning

Cebu Bloggers’ Society: My Cebu, DOT, Smart Communications Launch Data Tagging and Guidebooks for Cebu Tourism Boost

TechPinas: Smart Communications Cebu Tourism Promotion Initiative Uses QR Codes! Product of Partnership with MyCebu.ph!

TechIndustriya.com: Smart and MyCebu.ph Offer Free e-Guide for the 2012 Sinulog

CebuMD: Phone scanning to help Cebu visitors during Sinulog and even APMC convention

ASK by Flow Galindez: Smart and MyCebu.ph offer Sinulog guidebook for free download

The Philippines and Beyond: Cebu City’s Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

WiFi Pilipinas: QR Codes used in Cebu Tourist Destinations

Let’s Go Sago: Cebu City’s Semi-Secret Jesuit House in Ho Tong Hardware Get Hi-Tech with DOT & Smart

KabayanTech: The high-tech Sinulog festival 2012 of Cebu

BloggerEngineer: Cebu’s Sinulog Festival 2012 is High-Tech!