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Poe pushes for implementation of law requiring free text alerts during calamities

Sen. Grace Poe. FILE PHOTO

Amid the onset of calamities during the rainy season, Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday urged the “meaningful” implementation of a law that requires mobile service providers to send free disaster warning alerts to their subscribers.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google urged to develop ‘Risk Finder’

Senator Loren Legarda, urges Google to develop a Google Risk Finder that would help people find and know about the geohazards in and around their locality. Such a feature will better prepare people against natural calamities, she said.

Senator Loren Legarda urged Internet search engine Google to develop a “Google Risk Finder” similar to the Google Person Finder that helps people find missing persons during times of disasters.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

When disasters strike, Google plays key role in risk reduction

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In any disaster, among the most important needs of people is information that is reliable, accurate and easily accessible.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

DSWD opens new Twitter account to coordinate disaster relief after hacking attack

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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.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Messages of support for the Philippines flood Twitter

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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.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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