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SM launches automated
weather station

The automated weather station, an enhanced device for the collection and observation of weather data, was launched by SM City Bacolod yesterday, its press release said.

It is equipped with sensors capable of measuring weather parameters, like the amount of rainfall, atmospheric pressure, humidity, temperature, wind direction and speed, and ultraviolet radiation.

Mall manager George Jardiolin said the project is in line with their effort to promote disaster reduction and preparedness, and can provide data that local government units, disaster prevention groups, business decision makers, academic institutions and communities can use in planning courses of action when affected by weather changes, the press release said.

The mall partnered with Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. for the installation of an AWS in each of its 47 stores nationwide. Weather Philippines is a non-profit organization powered by the Aboitiz Group's resources and network, and the expertise of weather service provider, Meteomedia, of Europe.

The donation of P25 million by SM Investments Corporation has contributed to the plans of Weather Philippines to have about 11,000 automated weather devices installed in the country.

At the launch, Glady Tomulto-Reyes of the DOST said that by using the AWS data, one can decide and act accordingly if information about the weather was available beforehand. The more of these units available in the country, the more options are available for comparison and for the collection and collation of accurate data, Reyes said.

Real-time weather updates and forecasts of up to five days can be viewed at www.weather.com.ph. For those interested, enter SM <Mall Name> in the search bar and get localized weather data for free, the press release added.*

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DAR hold seminar on
Ethics, Spirituality and Values

An orientation seminar on “Ethics, Spirituality and Values” was held by the local Department of Agrarian Reform for Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee and DAR employees in Bacolod City recently, its press release said.

The activity held at the Department of Labor and Employment Office conference room was led by PARPO I Gideon Yongque Jr., and attended by Glo Cañonero, Pascual Victoriano, Marilou Villanueva, Eduardo Padroni, Wilfredo Alob, Alona Escopel, Dinah Martinez, Vicente Patalita, Mario Tapion, Panfilo Trinidad, Benjamin Acse, Elmo Talabon, Mark Castillo, Luisito Gatungay, Aisha Mae Ardiente and Nelson Ramos, the press release added.*

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DAR hold seminar on
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