Showing posts with label Mediacom's PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mediacom's PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO. Show all posts

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SMS Saves Lives During Disasters

During times of incoming typhoons, Philippines is always in a state of panic most esp. on how to disseminate information to all Filipinos that will be hit by the typhoon. Common scenario is LGUs going house to house to ask the people to evacuate. There will be live news on TV and on radio to warn the people. Regarding school classes announcement, parents usually rely on TV and radio but most of the time PAGASA will announce suspension of classes late or on the day itself. Little children are already at the school and they will be welcomed with no classes. LGUs, Schools and PAGASA are always being blamed for this.  In fairness to them, they are doing all their job. They are constrained by the speed of information of TV, radios, and internet which is beyond their control. We cant deny that there are still many homes that has no access to internet as well as TV and radio. Speed of information dissemination from authorities to its people is simply SLOW. This is a given fact. When disaster struck, information from the people to the authorities is SLOW as well. For instance, when there is flooding, victims are already in the roof of their houses and still no rescue arrive. Lives will be sacrificed because people do not know how to relay vital information to the LGUs or authorities. This is why at BUSYBEE, we are promoting SMS Hotline for companies, institutions, schools, and most esp the LGUs. Imagine if an LGU has a SMS Hotline, people in distress will just text to their SMS Hotline. Capturing of vital information from the people will be very efficient. Announcement from LGUs and schools to its people and students will be fast and in just click of a button. Beside, majority of Filipinos own a cellphone and they cant live without it. This is one of the most important gadget they will save in times of disasters. Funny but true.

Sunday, November 23, 2014