You’ve probably received messaged like these in the past month, especially now that it’s the typhoon season.
With your phone buzzing at the early hours of five in the morning, you might start wondering what exactly is this bot?
The NDRRMC stands for National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The messages you’ve been constantly receiving are meant to advise you if there’s an incoming typhoon. It warns us of the condition of the weather using color codes. Consequently, each color corresponds to a particular level of danger that the weather may bring. Furthermore, their usage of automated messages makes it easier for us to be informed. Also, its color-coded messages are easier to understand for all recipients.
Of course, although this incessant messaging does help, the internet made a meme out of it.
Is NDRRMC the new Gossip Girl? Chos https://t.co/sinEQD76mA
— Cardio Versoza (@ChenelynMercad0) July 17, 2018
You deserve someone who shows concern like NDRRMC does.
— Gideon V. Peña (@gideonpena) July 17, 2018
MMDA and NDRRMC the only people lookin out for me
— ileana 🌻 (@yanathequeen) July 18, 2018
QUOTA NA PO!!For Android users, a friend informed me on how to turn off the alerts. ***DISABLE EMERGENCY ALERTS AT…
There are a lot more where these came from. From Twitter to Facebook, the internet does not disappoint. However, we still should not forget the original purpose of these messages. Moreover, especially in this rainy season, it’s important that we keep ourselves safe and prepared.
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