Archive for August, 2012

Official Twitter Accounts of Philippine Government Agencies

In times of typhoons and other types of disasters, we all want to be kept informed of all things that are happening around us. Most of Metro Manila and major part of Luzon are now flooded due to incessant rains and if one is to watch most local channels, reports have been coming in about the current state of all the areas that are continuously being devastated by the typhoon and of people being stranded on the road or in their own homes.

If you are among those who are lucky enough to still have a steady supply of electricity and internet connection (and most importantly a home that has managed to stay dry inside); you may get updates from local news channels as well as from social media, particularly Twitter.

Here are just some of the official Twitter accounts of government agencies where you can get official updates about the weather conditions, suspension of classes, how to extend help to the victims and other updates that concerns this recent calamity:

Official Gazette of the Philippines                                                @govph

PAGASA- DOST                                                                          @dost_pagasa

PAGASA-Flood Forecasting and Warning Section                      @PAGASAFFWS

Department of Education                                                             @DepEd_PH

Commission on Higher Education                                                 @PhCHED

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council        @NDRRMC_Opcen

Metro Manila Development Authority                                            @MMDA

Department of Health                                                                   @DOHgovph

Department of Social Welfare and Development                          @DSWDserve

Department of Interior and Local Government                              @DILG


You will be able to get official updates from them as well as send them whatever concerns you may have especially if you are in need of assistance.

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