OK Philippines represent!!!!!!! Joseph De Guia, local group ambassador, TJ Dimacali, journalist and media manager, and Happy Feraren, School of Data Fellow, represent the OK Philippines local group and lead the event activities in the festival. The group participated in the exhibition showcasing Open Knowledge working groups: Open Government Data, Lobbying Transparency, Open Education, Open Spending, and School of Data. The event also gave us the opportunity to recruit members of the community with more than a hundred participants signed up for membership and looking forward to OK Philippines launching event. Happy was also there for the lightning presentation on Introduction to Open Data and School of Data, as well as the movement of OKFN in Europe. The open data movement and activism is new in the Philippines. The local group is being led by OK Philippines.The Open Data Task Force of the national government is the national prime mover of open government data leading transparency and accountability as well as efficiency in government services.
The event was organized by the tech group community of Mozilla Philippines and its partners. Maker Festival Manila 2014 recently concluded on 14 September 2014 at Glorietta 5 Mall Makati City. The gathering of makers using the web to make collaboration better for all users, knowing more, do more, and do better. Maker Festival Manila 2014 followed the format of the Mozilla Festival in London. This event of the Mozilla Philippines Community is the finale campaign for 2014.