May 11, 2018

You have no excuse to remain ignorant about your own country’s historical sites anymore.

In line with the celebration of National Heritage Month, software and web developer Eugene Alvin Villar launched Panandâ, an app that “lets you explore the historical markers and commemorative plaques installed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and its predecessor agencies.”

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You can now conveniently view these historical markers on an interactive map or browse them on a list. You can also mark them as visited and bookmark your favorite plaques and places. The app provides filters so you can riff through markers by region or those that are near you if you enable GPS.

nolisoli pananda app

nolisoli pananda app

The app also has a version for desktops called Encyclopedia of Philippine Heritage: Historical Markers Map. If you just want a general map of our country’s heritage sites, say no more.

nolisoli pananda app

nolisoli pananda app

Panandâ currently holds data on 520 historical markers and plaques, and links to 543 photos from Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, respectively. The two sources are sister projects of Wikipedia.

As of now, the app is only available on Google Play. Of course, Villar wants to bring Panandâ to Apple’s App Store as well, however…

I guess we’d just have to wait for the app’s development in the following months.


Photos courtesy of Eugene Alvin Villar
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