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Happy’ ‘Yolanda’ survivors dance on viral video

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Filipinos have always been described as resilient, yet the word may be a hyperbole because the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” are just “happy.”

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Bill requires mobile phone firms to send free disaster alerts

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Senate President Franklin Drilon is proposing up to P10 million fine for a telephone company that will fail or refuse to send free early warning alerts to its consumers or the government when there are natural and man-made disasters and calamities.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

#PHThankYou goes viral

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Exactly three months after the strongest storm to hit land barrelled through the Visayas region, the grateful Philippines says “Thank You” to the world “helping us rebuild after the storm.”

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Yolanda survivors in cash-for-work program to get pay through ATM — UNDP

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As communications facilities are gradually being restored, typhoon survivors enlisted in cash-for-work projects will now be able to receive salary advisories through their mobile phones and get the money through ATM banking services.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Biazon says tweet on Yolanda relief ‘maliciously edited’

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER.net file photo

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon has slammed a netizen whom he said “maliciously edited” his Twitter account advisory on foreign donations for victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Balangiga folk in Metro Manila ride bus home with relief

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It started out as an online appeal on Facebook on Wednesday night for passengers wanting to go home to their families in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, which was ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last week.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Telcos offer free SMS service in Yolanda-hit Eastern Visayas

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Telecommunication companies will provide 25 free local and international text messages per day effective for five days, the Philippine Information Agency said Wednesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Smart cell site restored at Tacloban airport

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Smart Communications fired up its cell site at the Tacloban airport Tuesday noon in a bid to support various emergency relief operations for residents affected by monster typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Reporter’s tweets showed first glimpse of Yolanda’s fury in Tacloban City

This image provided by NASA shows Typhoon Haiyan taken by the Aqua satellite Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at 12:15 a.m. EST as it passed over the Philippines. A preview of "supertyphoon" Yolanda’s fury was the subject of the tweet sent from Tacloban City by Inquirer reporter DJ Yap at 7:24 a.m. on Nov. 8.  AP

A preview of “supertyphoon” Yolanda’s fury was the subject of the tweet sent from Tacloban City by Inquirer reporter DJ Yap at 7:24 a.m. on Nov. 8.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Gov’t, private groups turn to Internet for aid to ‘Maring’ victims

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Organizations throughout the country are taking to the Internet to call for food, water, blankets, and clothes in relief operations for those affected by the floods and rains from the enhanced southwest monsoon brought by tropical storm “Maring”.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Businesses urged to acquire Disaster Recovery Plan

Residents evacuate themselves and their belongings from their houses inside Provident Village in Marikina City as Typhoon Ondoy brought heavy rains in Metro Manila on Sept. 26, 2009. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In a country pelted by an average of 20 typhoons every year, the resulting floodwaters and power outages are two of the problems that even businesses are worried about.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

IT foundation supports Philippine relief efforts

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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.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Netizens tweet help for flood victims

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Several concerned citizens used the social networking site Twitter to call for help for flood victims and to give situationers in affected areas.

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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