Space-based technology to help RP prepare for next Ondoy, Pepeng

If it weren’t for satellite technology, the Philippines would have a difficult time assessing the damage done by two recent tropical cyclone visitors, said Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Hilario Davide, Jr.

During the Fourth Committee of the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Davide thanked the UN’s help for their valuable assistance when tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana) and typhoon Pepeng (Parma) pummeled the country last month.

In his statement on Agenda Item 30: International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Davide thanked the UN Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) of the United Nations Office for Outer Space (UNOOSA).

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