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Facebook abuzz with rescue of 2 UP mountaineers

Facebook account of Albay Gov. Joey Salceda (screen grab)

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.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Locally developed app forewarned ‘Sendong’ fury

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.

Posted: December 22nd, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Text messages aid rescue workers, save lives

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 [...]

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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