The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has advised the public not to believe rumors that radiation from a nuclear power plant in Japan has reached the Philippines.
It is currently spreading through text messages, emails, the Internet, and other means of communication. The text message said: “BBC FLASHNEWS: japan govt cnfirms radiation leak @fukushima nuclear plants. Asian countries shud tke necessary precautions. Remain indoors first 24hrs. Close doors n windows. Swab neck skin w/betadine wr thyroid area is, radiation hits thyroid first.” The said text message resulted in the cancellation of classes in some schools in the Philippines.