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The Complete Guide to Waze in the Philippines

Welcome Pinoy Wazer! If you are reading this then you probably want to learn more about how to use Waze or edit the Waze map. This may be because you want to add a new road or have found a map issue and want to contribute to the Waze community. You have come to the right place! Read up on the general standards and guides referred to here as well as our own guide for editing the Philippine roads before attempting to edit the maps.

About Waze

Waze is a free navigation app for your GPS equipped smartphone. It has the following features:

  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions
  • Spoken street names (Text-to-Speech) [a]
  • Real time traffic reports
  • Real time Gas Prices [b]
  • Toll road avoidance [b]
  • Free regular updates to the map that you can help make are installed automatically
  • Search for destinations how you like: entire address at once, category, place name, landmark or use the addresses from your contacts
  • Integrated destination search: Google, Foursquare, Bing
  • Support for apps to insert destinations into Waze, such as Localscope
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Gaming elements for fun and integrated social networking

^a BETA: in selected countries
^b Toll Roads and Gas Prices dependent on user contribution

Read more about the amazing way Waze gets better when you just drive around with Waze turned on

Getting Started

If you have problems, try and find your own solution or ask the community for help:

If all else fails, you can email Waze with your problem

Editing Resources for the Philippines

  • Philippines/Editing resources - a compilation of suggestions and made into a guide on how we should edit our Waze maps for the Philippines. A lot of map issues and update requests are due to incomplete or incorrect information on our map. A lot of these issues could be avoided if we follow the Best map editing practice guide in the wiki. However, some items listed are specifically for our pinoy roads and driving habits.
  • Waze Philippines Editor Mentoring Program - If you would like to learn more about editing, you can enter the editing mentoring program where a senior editor will guide you and help you learn how to edit properly.
  • Philippine Waze area-management request form - If you are confident enough with your editing skills and you have met the requirements listed here Philippines Area Managers, you can apply to be an Area Manager in the Philippines using this form. We will send you an email regarding the next steps. If we don't hear from you within a week from our email, we will assume that you are no longer pursuing your application.
  • Philippine Tollways - Here is a complete listing of tollways in the Philippines on Wikipedia.
  • Philippine Highways - Another list which contains Major Highways, Tollways and expressways, Manila Arterial Road System as well as notable provincial highways and bridges on Wikipedia.
  • Philippines TTS List - A complete list of supported TTS abbreviations and custom name pronunciations

Philippine Waze Community