Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Going to Work From Paranaque On A Bike is Possible

Patrick Paez, News 5 News Production head features biking as an alternative mode of transportation.
As part of his feature entitled "Padyak", Patrick rode a bike from Bicutan in Paranaque City to Mandaluyong on a work day.  Some footages include Barangay Sun Valley and East Service Road.  See Patrick share his experience biking from Bicutan to Mandaluyong and what obstacles he encountered.

"Padyak" was featured on Kaya, a documentary series featuring stories of triumph amidst limitations on TV5 last April 5, 10:30pm.

To watch the entire video feature, click here:

Check the hashtag #padyaktv5 for discussion on this feature.

Related Links:
Kaya TV5 Official Facebook page

Google Street View Car Spotted in Paranaque City

Since its launch in January 2014, Google Street View, which has been popular for making it so much easier to virtually tour streets and places in the U.S. with this technology, brought the same technology to the Philippines.  For the 1st time, Google Street View capturing tools were going to capture Philippine streets and locations.  The Google Street View car started going around taking imagery to attach to Google maps.  And in places where the Google Street View car couldn't fit (think eskinitas and other terrain that a car couldn't traverse), there was a backpack version of the Google Street View device where a person could just strap the backpack and walk around capturing the same imagery.

Last week, the Google Street View car was spotted along Dona Soledad entering the Skyway from Bicutan in Paranaque City and exited somewhere around Magallanes in Makati City.

 If you've seen it elsewhere in Paranaque City or around the Philippines, post a comment and let us know where you saw it.

e-Pass Service Center in Bicutan Closed from April 17 to April 20

e-Pass released a Holy Week advisory regarding list of dates their offices will be non-operational, which includes Nichols and Bicutan.

In anticipation of the April holidays, please be informed that we will have no e-Pass operations in our offices in Bicutan, BiƱan, C5, and Nichols on these dates:
April 17- closed for Maundy Thursday
April 18- closed for Good Friday
April 19- closed for Black Saturday
April 20- closed for Easter Sunday

For those who need to load or check their balance during these dates, they may do so at A one-time registration entails that you use e-Pass support services beyond office hours and even during holidays.

e-Pass offices resume on April 21, Monday. For other questions, please call hotline (02) 888-8787 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, including holidays.