HP has announced that the HP Company Foundation has committed $50,000 to the relief efforts carried out by the Philippine Red Cross in providing assistance to those affected by Typhoon Bopha (Pablo), which caused extensive damage in Southern Philippines last December.
Several concerned citizens used the social networking site Twitter to call for help for flood victims and to give situationers in affected areas.
Responding to widespread criticisms that the government was caught flat-footed by Tropical Storm “Gener,” Edwin Lacierda, President Aquino’s spokesperson, said Monday that relevant government agencies had issued advisories since 8 p.m. Sunday.
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 [...]
TOKYO – Japan said on Monday that its nuclear reactor “stress tests” will be carried out in two stages, prioritizing the 35 that are now idled, but gave no timeline for when the assessments will start. The government last week announced the tests, modelled on similar checks in the European Union, in the aftermath of [...]
TOKYO – Japan will for the first time report to the UN nuclear watchdog that fuel in its crippled Fukushima plant may have melted through the bottoms of three reactor core vessels, a news report said Tuesday. The Yomiuri Shimbun daily report came a day after Japan more than doubled its estimate of the radiation [...]
TOKYO – Hundreds of water tanks are to be sent to Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to hold thousands of tons of water contaminated in the effort to keep its reactors cool, the operator said Sunday. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has sourced 370 tanks with a total capacity for more than 40,000 [...]
SYDNEY – An Australian academic Friday praised the increasing use of social media during disasters, saying there had been a “beautiful display of humanity” on Facebook during recent catastrophes. Communications expert Gwyneth Howell said she had been prompted to research the use of social media following last year’s major earthquake in New Zealand’s second city [...]