Truong Quynh Lien (right), Deputy Director of the Center for Science and Technology Communication of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, receives the Broadcaster’s Manual for Disaster Preparedness from Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. (center), director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The manual is a guide for broadcasters and media practitioners on the how to report natural hazards like typhoon, flood, earthquake, tsunami and others to the general public that would be easily understood. Ms. Truong led a group of Vietnamese journalists from different media organizations that recently visited the Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Science and Technology Information Institute. The Vietnamese group made an observation visit to survey DOST’s S&T programs. Also in photo is Dr. Aristotle P. Carandang, Chief of the Communication Resources and Production Division of STII. (Photo by Henry de Leon/Text by Rodolfo P. de Guzman, S&T Media Service)