I have only read fellow advocates in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency response on twitter and facebook. Thanks to Smart Communications , they gathered 33 fellow advocates and groups at a #SafePH gathering. I enjoyed listening to the various projects that all contribute to facilitate response and rebuilding efforts of the government, and citizen efforts. An example is orangehelmet.org. During disasters, the focus is on the rescue but orangehelmet.org assists the rescuers’ needs. Another worthwhile project is salt.ph, where they are able to have a lamp just by using salt solution. There are many others. I will list them here once I get a copy of all the partners. There is also Move.PH/Rappler’s Project Agos, where Blog Watch is one of the many partners. It is a platform that combines top down government action and bottom up civic engagement to help communities deal with climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It harnesses technology to maximize the flow of critical data before, during, and after a disaster.