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Bayanihan, heroism in the Twitter age

Posted at | Updated as of 08/08/12 6:04 PM
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MANILA, Philippines - The Filipino spirit of Bayanihan was evident during Tuesday's deadly floods as Netizens used Twitter to give flood updates, rescue requests and emergency contact numbers.

Ros Juan, Tony Cruz and JP Loh used the #rescueph hashtag and Google doc to update authorities on individuals who needed saving. Over 700 people have asked for help through the social media effort.

News footage also showed how rescuers saved residents including children who were trapped on the roofs of their houses during heavy floods in Fairview and Marikina.

ABS-CBN Umagang Kay Ganda, August 8, 2012