Why? In the past decades, the U.S. mail was the means for this communications. This is the 21st century. Most of us have access to the internet and a email address.
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Communicate to save lives
Randy David said, Human consciousness has no direct access to the reality out there. The information we have about the world is unavoidably a product of the specific ways in which our minds process the data provided by our senses and by whatever instruments we use to extend these senses. And that processing is largely shaped by self-contained social systems of communication by which we make sense of and communicate with one another about the world. I would rather believe this than Pagasas statement that Filipinos dont follow unless they experience the disaster. I believe a big part of the calamity was caused by a problem in communicationof some people knowing the danger but failing to communicate this effectively enough to have saved more lives. This is precisely the problem we tackled in my Grade 8 Filipino class last week. How could we say storm surge in a way that people will run for their lives? Daluyong might be an accurate translation, but it might not be clear enough to most people to be effective.
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