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July 15, 2014

7 Important Tech Tips for the Stormy Season

Every year, devastating typhoons enter the Philippines and leave lots of damage, creating messes in the archipelago. Possibly, if we can be more prepared, we can lessen the scars left by storms every time the seasons come – so we’ll keep it straight to the point. Here are some tips that you may find useful when a storm arrives:text alert

  1. Charge up all your gadgets. You never know when the electricity will get cut, so charge up! Get a powerbank as well if your gadget batteries can no longer make it, and charge that too!
  2. Have lights & batteries around. Remember to have candles and flashlights around just in case it is needed, and on top of that, make sure you have extra batteries to last you through a strong typhoon.
  3. Buy your prepaid load already. If you’re not on postpaid, then you may need to get yourself loaded for communication. This will allow you to give and receive updates regarding the weather situation.
  4. Bring your tech where flood can’t reach them. When water starts to build up on the streets, bring your cars to higher ground – the same applies to all your gadgets, wires, appliances and the like to try and avoid huge damages.
  5. If your phone gets wet, remove the batteries and put it in uncooked rice overnight. This is a way to try and save it.
  6. Download helpful apps. LED flashlights, Project NOAH, Arko, weather apps and even social media apps will prove to be useful not only to you but also to others. Know how to use them.
  7. Remember hashtags and get the emergency numbers. We can all stay connected together despite storms between us. Here is a sample of a list of hashtags that will be useful for typhoons such as #GlendaPH, and here are the emergency hotlines. You can also follow @RescuePH, @PhilRedCross, @DSWDserves, @MMDA and other Twitter accounts for quick updates.

Some typhoon-related stories:

Keep safe everyone!

11 Responses to “7 Important Tech Tips for the Stormy Season”

  1. abuzalzal says:


  2. Enitsuj says:

    So dapat iphone yung nasa picture!? Bat hindi samsung? Well RACIST!! Bitch

    • eric jay says:

      tapos kapag samsung phone yung picture pupunahin kung bakit samsung at hindi iphone.




    • wew says:


  3. BoboniEnitsuj says:

    Hala, kailangan talaga pansinin yung phone model, try mo pansinin yung importance at content ng message. Susme. Kaya di naunlad bansa natin dahil sa mga katulad nito.

  4. kessieramirez says:

    Always have a transistor radio ready :D And batteries for it.

  5. Did some math, parang mas mahal kandila, long-term, vs rechargeable lanterns.

    • wew says:

      how did you do the math?im just curious,i want to know the factors you considered,etc. dahil sa tingin ko eh mas makakamura pa rin ang kandila….tska mas reliable pa rin ang kandila kasi pwede kang bumili ng madami,unlike ung rechargeable lanterns na limited ang power since brownout at hindi pwedeng magcharge in case madeadbatt haha

    • Bro, the key word in my post was long-term. Oo, mas mura nga kandila — P50 per, anim na oras ng liwanag? — pero minsanan lamang ang gamit. At saka, ang ilaw na dulot ng isang kandila, one candlepower (d’uh! :).

      So, bili ka ng mga limang kandila (halimbawa), P250 na yon, good for 30 hours kung di mo sabay-sabay gagamitin.

      Yung rechargeable lantern naman, magagamit mo habang may charging capability pa ang baterya. Mga baterya kase, limitado ang recharge cycles. Pero parang mas mahaba pa ang recharge cycle kesa buhay ng bombilya — o flourescent o LCD o LED as the case may be.

      Oh, at syempre habang may kuryente, i-charge mo sya. Katangahan yung hintayin mong mawala kuryente bago ka mag-charge :)

      O kaya, bili ka ng solar charger tulad nito: &mdash P688, katumbas ng 15 kandila, mahigit-kumulang.

      Pwede ka ring bumili ng mas mura na lampara sa CDR King na mains-rechargeable, tapos bili ka ng solar kit nila.

      Tungkol naman sa liwanag ng lampara, wala akong makitang spec tungkol sa candlepower nya pero siguradong hindi lang one candlepower :)

    • wew says:

      Ayun,sa tingin ko may mali nga.Unang una sa opinyon ko sobrang mahal naman ng Php50 para sa isang kandila hahaha.Hindi mo rin sinama ung electricity costs,kahit chinacharge lang yan kumokonsumo pa rin yan ng kuryente na binabayaran sa meralco.Ung previous comment ko ay medyo di mo naintindihan…mas reliable ang kandila kasi hindi mo alam kung kailan babalik ang kuryente.paano kung isang linggo na walang kuryente(na nangyayari naman talaga) at naubusan ng battery sa pangatlong araw…edi nganga na lang.Hahaha Well,technically speaking,ang inilalabas na ilaw ng isang kandila ay hindi 1 candlepower(search mo na lang kung ano ang pinagbatayan ng 1 candlepower haha).Tama ka rin naman na tipikal na mas malakas ang ilaw ng rechargeable lanterns,pero pagdating ng brownout eh Longevity over light intensity pa rin :)

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