Quezon City, Philippines
University of Philippines Asia Learning Center Toyota Auditorium
14.10.2013 17:00 (GMT +8)


The Department of Transportation and Communications, in partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority and Cebu City Government, has hosted the first national transport application development competition. Participants were invited to develop applications based on two new kinds of publically available data – regularly updated geographic location and service information for all bus, jeepney, and rail routes in Metro Manila, as well as live traffic incident data streams in Manila and Cebu, currently being tested under a pilot scheme.

The competition was launched on July 2nd, and was followed by a 3-month development period, where participants worked together with volunteer mentors to build their entries. more than a 100 app ideas were received and more than half of those have passed to the prototype phase. After a period of online competition, and with the help of the public vote and the judge evaluation, 10 finalists will be selected for the award ceremony. During the culminating night, to be held on October 14, these finalists will pitch their entries live on stage. The winners will be announced during this same event.


Compas Manila Train Guide PARA Rklamo
TAC (traffic accident crowd) The Navigator Trip Barker Viaje




Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya took his oath on October 18, 2012 to officially become the 17th Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). Prior to his appointment, Secretary Abaya was a member of the House of Representatives, representing the 1st District of Cavite, for three consecutive terms beginning 2004. He also chaired the Committee of Appropriations in the 15th Congress. Before joining public service, he was a Lieutenant Commander in the Philippine Navy, having earned this rank over the course of 20 years on active duty.

Chris Vein is Chief Innovation Officer for Global Information and Communications Technology Development at World Bank. Before joining World Bank, he was the Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation. In this role, he expanded the model, a common platform for releasing federal data, and worked with government agencies across the United States on developing standard, open approaches to managing data. Prior to joining the White House, Chris Vein was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for San Francisco, where he led the City in becoming national leader in the application of new media platforms, use of open source applications, creation of new models for expanding digital inclusion, emphasizing “green” technology, and transforming government.

Jack Madrid is the President of the Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines (DCOM). Prior to this, he was responsible for the management and operations of Multiply Philippines. He has also served as country manager of Yahoo! Philippines, director of Dell’s customer support organization in the Philippines, Managing Director for MTV and Ayala Corporation, and vice president at Citibank N.A. Jack graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in economics.