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Manny Pacquiao Celebrates Google Street View Coming to The Philippines

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | September 17, 2015

Manny Pacquiao Celebrates Google Street View Coming to The Philippines

Photo via Street View

Manny Pacquiao seems to be rather fond of the cut of Google’s jib.

As Tech Times reports, Google unveiled its Philippines Street View images onto the Internet at large on Wednesday, bringing a slice of the country to the desktops and smartphones of travelers worldwide.

The Associated Press reports the popular boxer said that the technology would help in “our goal of making the Philippines a top tourist destination in Asia.”

The AP goes on to report that images used by Street View are really quite near and dear to Pacquiao: “Pacquiao said the images include his old neighborhood in Sarangani province, which he represents as a congressman, General Santos City, the country's tuna capital, and the city hall where he used to sell bread to earn money when he was a young boy from a dirt-poor family.”

Those not familiar with the innovation, Street View allows you to not only find a location on the map but also discover images from the immediate area.

The following video features marketing manager Ryan Morales who illustrated how one captures some of the more isolated portions of the nation:

Google Maps’ blog has more information on the project that is just now delighting locals and tourists alike.

The blog explains as to the scope of the venture: “Thanks to the support of the Philippines Department of Tourism, 37 cities and 35 historic locations—including eight UNESCO world heritage sites—are now available for the world to explore in 360-degree panoramic views with Street View.”

And this also takes quite the weight off Pacquiao’s wallet. The AP states that the boxer continued, “I do not need to give away plane tickets and spend a lot of money to showcase the beauty of our province.”

Now this is just the latest global destination to get the Street View love. We previously showcased projects that brought Yosemite, Bermuda and various oceanic waters to life.

The same technology has made its way to this beautiful country, garnering no less than the attention and affection of the nation’s greatest celebrity.

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