The Facebook was abuzz with the rescue of two University of the Philippines mountaineers on afternoon Sunday as the provincial disaster risk reduction management council and the Red Cross in Albay scampered to bring them down from the peak of Mt. Mayon before darkness set in.
A locally developed typhoon-tracking application, or app, correctly foretold the track of deadly Tropical Storm “Sendong” (international name: Washi) early Friday last week, several hours before it rampaged through northern Mindanao, leaving more than a thousand people dead and many more homeless.
PILI, Camarines Sur — With the efficiency of cellphones to connect people, text messages have proven to be very helpful means of communication during calamities to aid rescue workers and save lives during typhoons. Lucena Bermeo, secretariat head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) in Camarines Sur, said text messages sent to [...]