Emergency Response Bulletin No. 2
DOST ADVISES THE PUBLIC NOT TO BELIEVE IN HOAX MESSAGES
14 March 2011
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo said the public should not believe in rumors that the alleged nuclear meltdown at “Fukuyama”, or some other place in Japan, threatens to affect other places.
• The advice circulating that people should stay indoors and to wear raincoats if they go outdoors has no basis and did not come from DOST or the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center.
• DOST CLARIFIES THAT THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE DANGER OF NUCLEAR RADIATION IN THE PHILIPPINES.
• DOST advises the public not to believe these rumors currently spreading through text messages, emails, the Internet, and other means of communication.
• DOST also advises the public not to entertain these rumors and to stop forwarding such messages so as not to sow panic among our people.
• DOST maintains a 24/7 link-up with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the highest authority on nuclear matters, for advice on the current situation of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Available data do not indicate any immediate threats to the Philippines.
• DOST is committed to bringing accurate, reliable, and timely information regarding the Fukushima event and its possible effects to the Philippines.
• For more queries, pls. call DOST-PNRI Emergency Response Center at (632) 929- 4719 or 920-8738.