The NDRRMC Is Now Everyone's Favorite Textmate
Or most dreaded.
(SPOT.ph) 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.
NDRRMC wants to remind us:— ; xangeloucarag???? (@loouuggss) July 18, 2018
"GUSTO KO SAFE KA, KASI MAHALAGA KA" ????
And that's all we ever need.
si NDRRMC yung may pake daw sayo pero binibigyan ka naman ng sakit sa puso— benedict cua (@benedict_cua) July 18, 2018
Like true love?
Walang nagte-text sayo??— Joban ???? (@ErosAriola) July 18, 2018
'Di ka mahal ng MMDA at NDRRMC??
Sometimes, you're just unlucky.
Who needs alarm when ndrrmc’s emergency alerts are there to wake you up— Celshane (@shanecelorio) July 18, 2018
Even when it's hard to get out of bed on rainy mornings.
Dear NDRRMC and MMDA,— Lxndr' (@xanderxela) July 18, 2018
Tigilan niyo na ako! Di ko na alam kung sino ang pipiliin ko sa inyo.
MMDA is also making an effort.
day 378 with no sex: the ndrrmc emergency alert vibrated near my thigh and i moaned a lil— Gianella (@gianell_a) July 17, 2018
Who needs sex, when you have NDRRMC?
You deserve someone who shows consistent concern like NDRRMC does.— Chester Padilla (@chestrpadilla) July 18, 2018
Be like NDRRMC.
me @ NDRRMC: so... what are we— nina (@NinaGPineda) July 18, 2018
It's time to define the relationship.
Itong si MMDA and NDRRMC parang yung friend for life mo na hindi madalas mag-text but when they do, tuloy-tuloy naman!— Katt Manso Uy (@katt_man) July 18, 2018
Not complaining! ????
Long time no text!
Hi NDRRMC, MMDA at PAG-ASA! Na-appreciate ko lahat ng reminders ninyo lalo na sa ganitong panahon. Kaso hindi pwedeng mag-reply sa mga texts niyo. Kaya dito nalang ako mag 'thank you'. Samahan nalang natin ng 'love you'.— Crispher Jay (@crispherjay) July 18, 2018
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.