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Albay turns to emergency mobile app

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An emergency mobile application that would raise disaster response practice to a high level through the use of smartphones will soon be available to the local government of Albay.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Young man’s graduation photo by parents’ grave moves netizens

"Akala nyu kayo lang ang may picture kasama parents nyu ha :)) pero ma pa this is for the both of you i hope that you are proud of me :))" CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/KEVIN VILLANUEVA

Kevin Villanueva’s graduation photo would not have been any different from those of other fresh graduates surrounded by family — had he not had his taken seated next to his parents’ grave.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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 »

Bicol on heightened alert for launch of South Korean satellite

This handout photo provided by Korea Aerospace Research Institute on October 24, 2012 shows engineers and launch coordinators gathering near the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I) on its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul. AFP / Korea Aerospace Research Institute

The Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Tuesday heightened its alert status as part of precautionary measures for the third launch of a South Korean satellite on Thursday morning.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Lopez telco scrambles for ways to sell landlines in age of Internet

How do you sell a landline service in the time of Facebook? One of the largest telecommunications firms in the country is confident it will find the answer.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Doppler radars using new tech ready by March

RADAR DOME. Weathermen familiarize themselves with the Doppler radar’s antenna under the guidance of Japanese technicians. FERNAN GIANAN/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The first of three Doppler radars being built in the Philippines using new Japanese technology is set to operate in March, supposedly the first such facility in the world to use solid state technology.

Posted: January 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Missing your hometown? Try an online visit

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Filipinos who have long been away from their country can virtually “return home” through the popular social networking site Facebook.

Posted: July 18th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

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