Tablets Could be Philippines' New Tool Against Natural Disasters (TECHINASIA)

This article was written by Phoebe Magdirila and originally published in techinasia.com on June 24, 2013. Rainy season is back in the Philippines, as well as the worries about thunderstorms and their after effects. The worst of them all is flooding. But the good thing is that the government is now preparing for it. We have previously reported how citizens and organizations have worked together through online platforms in the[…]

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Aquino assures Filipinos of adequate protection against calamities, storms through Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (PCOO)

(PCOO)- President Benigno S. Aquino III assured Filipinos of adequate protection against various calamities and other destructive storms through the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH. In his third State of the Nation Address on Monday during the Joint Session of the 15th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City, the Chief Executive said Project NOAH was launched in Marikina last July in a bid to[…]

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NSTW 2013 to launch MOSES tablet

The much awaited Monitoring and Operating System for Emergency Services (MOSES) tablet  will be launched in the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the NOAH Program, will also start the distribution of MOSES tablets to local government representatives for field testing, and eventually provide for the the 42,028 barangays nationwide. The eight-inch MOSES tablets are[…]

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NOAH gets thumbs-up in Pnoy's SONA

The Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Program was showcased as one of government’s exemplary achievements for disaster mitigation and preparedness in President Benigno Aquino III’s third year as chief executive. In his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino said that NOAH Program is the fruit of government’s effort to minimize the casualties and damages of natural disasters in the Philippines.  “Regarding disaster preparedness: Our goal to develop mechanisms[…]

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Government says it has three-pronged approach to address flooding (PCOO)

(PCOO)- The government said it is already working on a master plan containing a three-pronged approach to solve the annual flooding and traffic congestion problems particularly in Metro Manila in the long term. In a press conference in Malacanang on Wednesday, Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said the master plan will cover a total area of over 4,000 square kilometers and involve about 17 million people. Among the[…]

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