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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Ease effect of climate change thru technology (PIA)

BAGUIO CITY, July 16 (PIA) – – Unpredicted weather patterns brought about by climate change is a concern as it leave irreversible damage to life and properties which is why governments around the world are focusing a large part of their resources to climate change mitigation and adaptation. In the Philippines, strong typhoons with heavy rains and flooding during the monsoon season and such natural phenomenon have claimed many lives[…]

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UP allots P40 M for NOAH project (Philstar)

By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 12, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines has allotted P40 million to fund a significant component in the government’s comprehensive mapping project to identify hazard-prone areas in the country. In an invitation to bid published in The STAR yesterday, the UP Supply and Property Management Office said the budget allocation would be for “Flood Hazard Exposure Feature Extraction from[…]

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