There has been a rumor going viral on text messages that there will be an acid rain or radioactive rain occurrence in the Philippines following the radiation leaks from damaged nuclear power plant in Japan caused by the massive earthquake and tsunami a few days ago.
TV host and weatherman Kim Atienza said the rumor is just a hoax. He recently posted the statement below on Twitter, asking users to retweet:
"tweeps, do not believe text messages on radioactive rain coming to the Philippines from Japan. this is a hoax. please RT."
Meanwhile, on a GMAnews report, The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) belied the rumors saying there was no basis for such claims.
"Yung hangin galing sa Japan papalayo kaya di makakarating sa atin. Hindi totoo ang ulan may kasamang acid," PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said.
On the news report, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo said that the "Chernobyl scenario" of radiation clouds from a failed nuclear power plant may subside in a few days.
"There is no immediate threat to the Philippines ... (We are) very optimistic in a few days pwede na natin bitawan yan (We are very optimistic in a few days we can declare no threat to the country)," Montejo told dwIZ radio.
No reason to panic then. Funny some of Noypi's friends want to buy betadine already and apply it on their necks to protect their selves from the radiation. Lol.