All the local weather information you want, you may find in this one-stop shop currently being set-up by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with the help of computer giant International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

Called the Intelligent Operations Center or IOC, the one-stop shop aims to consolidate information from PAGASA as well as the different components of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH).


Science Secretary Mario G. Montejo continues to highlight the importance of preparedness to prevent disaster mishaps, especially during extreme weather disturbances. During a recent science event in Cebu, Sec. Montejo assured that the Department of Science and Technology puts disaster preparedness among its top agenda.


The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) 3D mapping project called Disaster Risk Assessment, Exposure and Mitigation-Light Ranging and Detection Technology (DREAM-LiDAR) recently won the prestigious Asia Geospatial Excellence Award. DOST Asst. Secretary Raymund E. Liboro and project leader Dr. Eric Paringit of the University of the Philippines Diliman received the award during the Inaugural Ceremony of the Asia Geospatial Forum 2014 held in Jakarta, Indonesia last Nov. 25.