DOST 12 deploys 86 early warning devices in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (PIA)

By D.E. Doguiles (PIA 12 with report from DOST 12) This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on November 23, 2016. KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Nov. 23 (PIA) — Since 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has deployed 86 hydro-meteorological (hydromet) devices in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region These consist of 56 automated rain…

DOST encourages use of science-based tools in disaster management (PIA)

By Andrew Doga-ong This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on October 06, 2016. BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct.6 (DOST) – – Disaster managers of the various local government units (LGU) here are advised to use science-based tools to enhance their disaster prevention and mitigation programs. DOST personnel gave the recommendation after conducting a Training…

Project NOAH starts thermal scanning on Mt. Apo (MindaNews)

By Antonio L. Colina IV This article was originally published in MindaNews on April 20, 2016. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – A team from Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) started on Wednesday morning the thermal scanning of the portion of Mt. Apo damaged by massive fire that lasted for more than two weeks since March 26 before it was put under control…

Project NOAH holds first lecture series for 2015: Devastation of Aquifers from Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Storm Surge

“The groundwater in Barangay San Antonio, Basey, Samar will remain non-potable for the next 5 to 10 years.” This was Dr. Bayani Cardenas’ initial conclusion on a study he conducted in the area, as mentioned in his lecture at the National Institute for Geological Sciences last June 18. Communities in the Philippines like Barangay San…

What does a world champion boxer have to do with saving lives in a disaster? (World Bank)

By Yann Kerblat, Alanna Simpson This article was originally published in World Bank blog on April 20, 2015. World Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao is a living icon in the Philippines, his legendary battles are well known and brought him considerable fame. This fame and recognition is being used by the Philippine government (through Project NOAH) to save lives and…