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Friday, April 27, 2012

Bataan Flora Adventure Hunt

Exploring the outdoor instead of the usual office environment is a lot of fun. What if your doing your office work on the outdoors? Plus your doing your work for the benefit of Mother Earth? Perfect job! This is what we experienced at Wideout Technology Services, Inc. when we became part of the Bataan Mobile Team that developed the Android Application for the Bataan Flora Adventure Hunt
The Wideout Mobile Bataan Team

The Mobile Team walked, hiked and traversed from mountains to mountains just to ensure the Android App will work perfectly for the event. And there was a field test that I almost want to surrender but as I look back from where we came from, I realized that there's no turning back. The team traversed for 15-16 hours.

Organized by the Mga Bayani ng Kalikasan (MBK) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the  Bataan Flora Adventure Hunt is a 2 day 40km adventure race that started at Sinagtala Farm Resort and Retreat Park at Orani, Bataan and Finishes at Bataan Technology Park, Inc. in Morong, Bataan in memory of the late Botanist, Leonard Co who documented the plants on the Bataan National Park.

Mr. Eduardo Francisco, Wideout's CEO with his wife
The first day of the event is a Flora hunt. The team needs to capture as many Floras as they can using their Android Phones provided by Smart Communications which is powered by the Android Application that Wideout Technology Services, Inc. developed. Using the App, the images will have Geotags that will determine the location of all Floras and will be plotted on the map found on the Bataan Flora Adventure Hunt Website

There's a ceremonial tree planting on the second day followed by the race up to the finish line. 

17 teams competed coming from different sectors from students to military forces but the Philippine Air Force was reigned Champions for the event. 
The Philippine Airforce

The Boodle Fight
A bountiful feast was the climax of the event. From the participants to the staffs and all the volunteers ate together which is a sign of the unity of everyone to protect our Mother Earth even with the use of our modern technology.

BCDA Chairman Felicito Payumo's Team 
The event was closed with a message from the wife of the late Leonard Co and BCDA Chairman Felicito Payumo.

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