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.
While the heavy rains ravaged Manila and nearby provinces throughout the week, around 2,000 students from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) decided to vent their rage by flooding the social microblogging site Twitter.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development uses social media to invite volunteers to help in relief efforts for victims of massive flooding.
Netizens trooped to social networks to get updates on flooded roads, direct rescuers to stricken areas, raise donations and point those stranded to temporary shelters.
Compelled by the devastating floods triggered by typhoons and storms visiting the country each year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with Smart Communications Inc., has completed the installation of five automatic rain gauges in the province of Iloilo.
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.
SYDNEY – Australian meteorologists on Wednesday declared La Nina, the disruptive weather pattern behind floods and cyclones that brought death and destruction this year, to have ended. The weather phenomenon, which began in earnest in December, was blamed for torrential rain and ferocious storms in Queensland state that wiped out crops, flooded mining operations and [...]