Netizens come up with ideas for Waze's first Filipino celeb voice

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 3) — Heads up, motorists: Traffic navigation will soon be available in the local language.

Community-based traffic and navigation app Waze said it decided that Filipino "will be the most useful for all drivers across the Philippines."

English is the standard navigation and voice command for the navigation app. However, the automated language does not work well with some Filipinos.

"I know that some of the people I talk to said the voice command doesn't work well with their accent so if we have Filipino available, that no longer becomes an issue," Waze Asia Pacific Regional Lead Mona Weng told CNN Philippines on Monday.

Translations will be done by Filipino Waze community members, while the actual voice will be the Google Standard Voice for Filipino, she added.

The twist: Waze is looking for a Filipino celebrity to voice the navigation app.

"We've had Arnold Schwarzenegger in the past, we've had Morgan Freeman," Weng said.

The Filipino navigation voice feature rolls out mid-July.

Here are no less than hilarious suggestions from netizens, which, if featured on Waze, will probably ease motorists' headaches.

One of the top suggestions - comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto.

Kris Aquino isn't called the Queen of All Media for nothing.

 

Kuya Kim (Atienza) may just give us the history behind all the street names.

The voice of veteran actor and comedian Leo Martinez is also classic.

 

If we drive with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, can we also confidently conquer EDSA with a heart?

 

And, who would not love to have Darna on board?

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