Google Launches Mobility Report in PH to Help Understand Filipinos’ Movement Amid COVID-19


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Google released its COVID-19 Community Mobility Report in the Philippines as a way of providing insights around Filipinos’ movement in line with the community quarantine.

Through the use of aggregated, anonymized data, Google was able to chart movement trends over time by geography, across different high-level categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

To protect people’s privacy, no personally identifiable information, such as an individual’s location, contacts, or movement, is made available at any point.

Below are some snapshots of the report:

Mobility Report Retail and recreation

Mobility Report Transit stations 2

“We are committed to explore ways on how Google’s products such as Maps can play an
important role to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. We hope that the
Community Mobility Report could be helpful to make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.”

– Bernadette Nacario, Country Director, Google Philippines

“We appreciate Google’s continued support to the government in the fight against COVID-19. The availability of aggregated anonymized location information, which follows stringent privacy protocols and the Data Privacy Act, will help us better understand the mobility of our citizens and the impact of enhanced community quarantine measures to limit the spread of infections.”

– National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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