Don’t be the Grinch who stole Christmas. Thus said the Department of Social Welfare and Development as it appealed to Internet hackers to spare its Twitter account from malicious mischief as it opened a new one to coordinate relief efforts for victims of typhoon Pablo following the hacking of its old account.
As heavy rains battered Metro Manila and inundated many areas of the capital, an outpouring of messages of support and sympathy flooded the social microblogging site Twitter from international and local celebrities.
Corporate aid for victims of storm Sendong continues to pour in with Globe Telecom Inc.’s Singaporean parent firm adding its name in the list of big companies to have donated money for relief efforts.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has initiated a research effort to come up with measures to prevent fish kill, and control the destructive overgrowth of aquatic plants like the water hyacinth.
SHANGHAI — The operator of China’s gargantuan Three Gorges Dam is defending it from deepening criticism over its environmental and economic impact. In a social responsibility report released over the weekend, China Three Gorges Corp. says the dam has proven its worth by helping to control flooding and boosting the country’s supply of clean energy. [...]