The NDRRMC Is Now Everyone's Favorite Textmate

Or most dreaded.

PHOTO BY @akosimoibee

( Aside from text messages from your mom checking on what you're up to or your boss reminding you of your deadlines, your phone's inbox is probably filled right now with alerts from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. It has been sending rainfall advisories and weather updates since Tropical Storm Henry entered Philippine territory on July 15.


Unlike your regular texts, these messages come with a panic-inducing sound or longer-than-usual vibrate notification—you know, to really make sure you're alerted. This has resulted in hilarious moments of surprise, #hugot-related tweets, and other anecdotes on people's latest text "exchanges" with the disaster management agency. We round up some of the funniest ones.

And that's all we ever need.

Like true love?

Sometimes, you're just unlucky.

Even when it's hard to get out of bed on rainy mornings.

MMDA is also making an effort.

Who needs sex, when you have NDRRMC?

Be like NDRRMC.

It's time to define the relationship.

Long time no text!

Love isn't a one-way street.

But like they say, #WalangForever. The NDRRMC may soon be abolished should the creation of the Department for Disaster Resilience push through by the end of the year, as revealed by Undersecretary for Disaster Resilience Karen Jimeno on July 17. She cited unity of command and disbursement of funds as reasons for this proposal.


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