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Missing textmate? Netizens look for NDRRMC mobile alerts

MANILA, Philippines – As Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) heads for land, practically the entire Luzon has been affected, with Isabela and Cagayan expected to be the hardest hit. Both the national government and local government units are on alert, preparing to respond to the onslaught of the typhoon. One thing, though, seemed to be missing ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 14th, 2018

How NDRRMC issues its emergency mobile warnings

MANILA, Philippines – Every year, around 20 tropical cyclones visit the country, on top of rains from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat, as well as thunderstorms that are all too common during the rainy season. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hopes that through its emergency mobile alerts, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Has NDRRMC texted you about rains lately? Here’s the important reason why

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has gotten the attention of people who think the disaster agency’s consistency in providing safety reminders is admirable. NDRRMC is mandated to send text message alerts at regular intervals by Republic Act 10639 or “The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act” which was signed by former president Benigno […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Japeth, Romeo lead netizens’ Gilas 3x3 Dream Team; Lassiter, Rosario complete cast

Japeth Aguilar headlined ABS-CBN Sports’ recent poll of Filipino netizens’ Filipino Dream Team for a 3x3 tournament following Gilas Pilipinas’ gallant stand at the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup. The Ginebra forward led all candidates with 28 mentions on our Facebook and Twitter polls as of 11:30 AM, while TNT star and 3x3 fan favorite Terrence Romeo was close behind with 26 combined votes. San Miguel gunner Marcio Lassiter and KaTropa Troy Rosario, a member of the recent Pinoy 3x3 squad at the FIBA World Cup, were tied at 20 to complete the dream squad. Two high-scoring swingmen, and two mobile bigs who can stretch the floor while gobbling up those rebounds is definitely a good combination for 3x3’s electric style of play. The current iteration of the Pinoy 3X3 squad was the strongest one yet,  made up of Christian Standhardinger, RR Pogoy, Stanley Pringle, and Troy Rosario but fell just short of qualifying into the next round of eliminations of the 2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup, but the host squad put up a good fight, even stunning no. 6 Brazil in the Filipinos’ lone win in the tournament. How would you think the 'new' squad will fare? Barely missing the cut is rejuvenated Alaska big man Vic Manuel, who amassed a total of 19 points in the online poll. San Miguel center and four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo garnered 16 votes to place sixth, while Stanley Pringle and Calvin Abueva were tied at 14 mentions each. Beermen Arwind Santos (12) and Christian Standhardinger (11) round out the top 10 of the poll. POLL: After Gilas Pilipinas' gallant stand in the FIBA #3X3WC... Who makes up your Gilas 3X3 Dream Team 🇵🇭🤔 Drop yours below! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/SAU4ARunHb — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 12, 2018   Here are the results:  TOP 10 (Facebook & Twitter as of 11:30 AM) AGUILAR - 28 ROMEO - 26  LASSITER - 20 ROSARIO - 20  MANUEL 19 FAJARDO 16 PRINGLE - 14 ABUEVA - 14 ARWIND - 12 STANDHARDINGER - 11.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Recto seeks to cut ‘red tape’ in sending disaster text alerts

SENATOR Ralph Recto is seeking to cut “red tape” in sending disaster text alerts to the public. Republic Act 10639 or the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act mandates telecommunication companies (telcos) to send free mobile alerts to subscribers before disasters like typhoons happen. Recto said as provided, only the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction Management [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Sinulog Mobile App Launched

With few days more to Sinulog Festival 2019, the Sinulog Foundation on Monday launched a mobile app that netizens can use during the celebration, Councilor Dave Tumulak said. Tumulak, chairperson of the Sinulog Foundation’s executive committee, said the app will give netizens a convenient way to celebrate Sinulog. Through the app, netizens can easily purchase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Landslides raise ‘Usman’ death toll to 126

The number of fatalities from Tropical Depression "Usman" has risen to 126, mostly from landslides caused by torrential rains, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The death toll is likely to climb further with 26 people still missing, it said. Damage to agriculture and infrastructure exceeded P4.2 billion as Usman raked the central and eastern parts of the country on Dec. 29 and caused massive flooding. Of the reported fatalities, 109 were in Bicol, according to disaster officials. While Bicol is often hit by deadly typhoons, many people failed to take necessary precautions because the storm was not strong enough to be rated ...Keep on reading: Landslides raise ‘Usman’ death toll to 126.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

‘Usman’ leaves 122 dead, 28 missing

The death toll from tropical depression “Usman” has reached 122, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday. In the Bicol Region alone, the Office of…READ The post ‘Usman’ leaves 122 dead, 28 missing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Usman leaves 122 dead, 28 missing | The Manila Times Online

The death toll from tropical depression Usman has reached 122, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday. In the Bicol Region alone, the Office ofREAD The p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 85

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday, January 2, that it had recorded 85 deaths as of that day, due to Tropical Depression Usman. The NDRRMC said it was still validating the deaths. The NDRRMC also said there were 20 people reported missing and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

NDRRMC validating 85 ‘Usman’ deaths

MANILA, Philippines --- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it was validating reports that 85 people died in massive floods and landslides brought by Tropical Depression "Usman" after it barreled through the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas. In a report, NDRRMC noted that as of Wednesday 6 a.m., 20 were reported missing while 40 others were injured in Mimaropa, Regions V and VIII due to "Usman." NDRRMC said that a total of 45,348 families or 191,597 individuals were affected in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Regions V and VIII. More than 6,000 families or some 24,000 persons are being served inside 170 evacuation centers, the agency added. Dam...Keep on reading: NDRRMC validating 85 ‘Usman’ deaths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 3 missing due to monsoon rain, floods

MANILA, Philippines – Heavy rain and floods from the enhanced southwest monsoon or habagat has left two people dead, and 3 people missing, according to an update from disaster management and local officials on Friday, August 17. So far, about 345,600 families or 1,432,476 people from 1,040 barangays in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

2 killed, 1 missing in massive MM floods

THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that two persons were killed and one missing was due to massive floodings triggered by Southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Karding which had already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The persons who both drowned were identified as….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

2 dead, 1 missing from heavy rains, floods — NDRRMC

TWO people are dead and one is missing following heavy rains and floods triggered by the southwest monsoon (Habagat) in most parts of Luzon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Monday. Edgar Posadas, NDRRMC spokesman, said authorities concerned confirmed the casualties although no other details were provided. Posadas said there would [...] The post 2 dead, 1 missing from heavy rains, floods — NDRRMC appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Virtualvolunteer.org: Help for Pinoys in Distress Anywhere in the World

A new mobile and web-based application was developed and introduced to assist and save the lives of distressed Filipinos, including finding missing persons abroad during emergencies and disasters. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) recently introduced www.virtualvolunteer.org in Zamboanga City. This is accessible anywhere thru laptops or smartphones with internet connectivity. Dr. Zenaida Beltejar, PRC National […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Tribal clan uses jar as ‘phone’

By Perseus Echeminada MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon —Long before the advent of the Internet and mobile phones, a Higa-onon tribal clan has kept a “Bahandi” (antique jar) as its line of communication to missing relatives, departed loved ones and the spirit world. Dr. Milaflor Torrefrana, a tribal elder, said the clan members reach out to a missing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

8 killed, 1 missing in cyclone-enhanced monsoon rains —NDRRMC report - GMA News

8 killed, 1 missing in cyclone-enhanced monsoon rains —NDRRMC report - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack

By Terrin Waack, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it's not gas flowing through the nozzle. Electricity is efficient. Formula E, a global electric auto racing series, steers the way — toward the future of not only its sport but also its industry. "You don't realize it," Mahindra Racing team principal Dilbagh Gill said, "but the second car from today that you're going to buy is going to be an electric car." America is one of Formula E's biggest targets. So, for the second consecutive time since the series' inception in 2014, Formula E took on the Brooklyn streets for a season-finale doubleheader of its 12-race schedule. The track length is 2.373 kilometers with Lower Manhattan in the backdrop as well as the Statue of Liberty. Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne became the fourth different driver to win the championship and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler took home the overall team title. Confetti at the finish line marked the end of an era. In January, Formula E unveiled its new Gen2 car for next season. The current cars have a maximum power of 200kW, limited to 180kW during races, and they top out at 225 kph (140 mph). This model has been around since the series started and requires a mid-race car change because the battery runs out. The Gen2 car will run faster and longer. No more swaps. Performance has basically been doubled in just four years without changing the battery's fundamental chemistry. "I don't know if you remember before Formula E started, there was this whole perception that lithium batteries were a little bit dangerous — they were prohibited on airplanes, they caught fire on mobile phones," Panasonic Jaguar Racing sporting manager Gary Ekerold said. "Since we've run Formula E ... absolutely fine. Batteries are proven to be safe." But they're still monitored. A dielectric — non-conductor — fluid in the battery keeps it cool while the car runs. There's also a battery management system that constantly records data, monitoring temperature and voltage. When the car is charging, dry-ice blowers — Super Chillers — connect to the car and prevent overheating. It takes less than an hour to recharge a drained battery. "It's going to start reaching a stage where the time it takes to fill up your gas — 4 minutes and 40 seconds on average — is going to be the time it takes to charge your car," Gill said. Teams are given identical batteries. The chassis, or bodies, of the cars are also the same. Where teams can get creative are places such as the electric motor, inverter, powertrain and gearbox. Manufacturers get involved here. Everyday car names occupy pit lane. Audi and Jaguar already have teams. Nissan and BMW will next season. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are joining for season six. "This is like a playground for them," Mahindra Racing driver Feliz Rosenqvist said. "When you get to the competitive side, you can always find new ways that maybe you wouldn't do on a normal car. You push the software and hardware." The steering wheel, which has a programmable screen, is also fair game. Things can get technical when the car gets broken down into specific parts and technology is thrown into the mix. But the basics remain: Energy is how far. Power is how fast. "It's still a racing car," Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans said. "It looks like a racing car. It drives like a racing car." It just doesn't sound like the normal racing car. The roar of a combustion engine is missing. "That's normally like a sensor for your driving — how quick you're going, how you hear the revs — and now you can only hear the wind," Rosenqvist said. "It's more like riding a bike. As you increase your speed, you just start hearing wind." To spectators, the whizzing equates to an amplified toy car, go-kart or scooter. All electric, of course. It's not that disruptive to the public. Electric cars are the way of the future. They're already racing on city streets. They go rain or shine — only stop for thunder or lightning. And they're much better for the environment. "Your whole life runs on a battery," Gill said. "The time is now.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: MMDA to develop mobile app for traffic, flood updates

The following is a press release from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in partnership with MediaQuest Holdings, is set to develop a system via mobile application to keep the public up-to-date on traffic reports, flood alerts, and disaster and emergency preparedness updates. On Thursday, MMDA Chairman ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

NTC moves vs ‘nakaw load’, cancels registration of value-added service provider

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has revoked the certificate of registration of Got Deals Mobile Inc., a mobile content provider of Globe Telecom in connection with a complaint filed by a netizen over hidden charges and missing loads.   The decision was announced by NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgrado Cabarios during Monday's hearing of the Senate committee on science and technology, which has been inquiring into numerous complaints about the alleged disappearance of prepaid mobile loads or "nakaw load."   "On the issue of the one that was tackled last time, on the complaint filed by Freanne, the Commission has revoked the certificate of registration of ...Keep on reading: NTC moves vs ‘nakaw load’, cancels registration of value-added service provider.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

How raising an eyebrow aided human evolution

PARIS, France --- The ability to raise an eyebrow in distrust or to furrow it in sympathy may have given our species an evolutionary edge, researchers in Britain said Monday. Highly mobile eyebrows gave humans non-verbal communication skills required to establish large, social networks which allowed for greater cooperation and better survival odds, they said. "Eyebrows are the missing part of the puzzle of how modern humans managed to get on so much better with each other than other now-extinct hominins," said Penny Spikins from the University of York, co-author of a study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. Spikins and a team examined the function of pr...Keep on reading: How raising an eyebrow aided human evolution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018