Image via WikipediaPhilippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) is now using twitter to facilitate the fast distribution of information especially weather updates. PAGASA's twitter account is @dost_pagasa. By following @dost_pagasa, you can receive real time update from the agency regarding weather forecast, typhoon updates and other services provided by the agency.
This move by PAGASA is very timely since currently, typhoon "Megi" is threatening to pass over the Philippine area of responsibility.
This move by PAGASA to use social networking site is the latest among the government's moves in the effort to use social media to inform the public. We can remember that in the previous months, the government launched its official gazzete online at www.gov.ph. Also, the Department of Finance recently launched www.perangbayan.com to gather information regarding corrupt officials under its umbrella.