Rappler Hangout: Learning from the rains
MANILA, Philippines – On September 26, 2009, heavy rains brought by tropical storm Ondoy (International name Ketsana) fell on Metro Manila. It has become one of the most devastating storms to hit the metro in recent history.
Four years later, people affected still vividly recall what transpired during the unexpected deluge. To many, this has become a wake-up call for individuals and organizations to come together, to make use of resources online and offline in order to prevent tragedies brought by Ondoy rains from happening again.
In this Rappler Hangout, we remember the lessons learned from the rains of Ondoy, and how using social media has evolved in helping respond and coordinate with victims in times of disaster.
- Gemma Mendoza, Rappler's Head for Technology and in Creatives and Content Strategy.
- Jen Horn, writer, designer, co-founder of Punchdrunk Panda, and Chief Collaboration Officer of MUNI.com.ph.
- Jane Uymatiao, mother, yoga enthusiast, a citizen advocate and blogger at The Philippine Beat.
- Abbi Luz, traveler, photographer, humanitarian staffer for emergencies and disaster risk reduction in Oxfam.
- Loreen Ordoño, LGBT rights advocate and a writer and the Chief Megaphone of MUNI.
- Nastasia Tysmans, currently completing a Master’s degree in Global Politics. Outside of campus, she is a full-time volunteer for the Klasrums ng Pagasa.
- Ros Juan, founder of TweetupMNL and Commune, a café and bar in Makati.
- Ian Anthony Cruz, award-winning blogger and Movent Chief Social Media Strategist.
Watch the Hangout here:
This Rappler Hangout goes LIVE on September 26, 5:30pm. Hang out with the guests by tuning in on this page and join us in this conversation on Twitter using #rememberOndoy.