LIBRENG TAWAG, CHARGING AND WIFI
Posted July 17, 2014 at 6:00PM
Globe has set up Libreng Tawag, Charging, and Wi-Fi Stations in Legazpi City, Muntinlupa, and Paranaque from 8AM to 6PM until Sunday, July 20, 2014 to aid those who were affected by Typhoon Glenda.
MOBILE SERVICES UP IN AFFECTED AREAS
Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:20PM
Mobile services up in affected areas Globe Telecom said Thursday that mobile services are now up in areas that experienced service disruption Wednesday due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda.
Company efforts to expedite recovery process, coupled with fairer weather conditions, have allowed the telecommunications provider to restore services in affected areas, said Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. According to Crisanto, service disruption in areas heavily affected by the typhoon was due mostly to loss of commercial power.
“The power situation remains to be a challenge in areas severely affected by the typhoon and we are providing additional generation sets to mitigate power outage. Additional technical teams from other regions unaffected by the typhoon have also been deployed to aid local teams. We wish to assure our customers that the company continues to expedite the recovery process in affected sites,” Crisanto said.
Globe services in northern Luzon and Metro Manila were generally unaffected.
To help residents in areas severely affected by the typhoon, the telecommunications provider is now providing more Libreng Tawag stations. Globe said it added five more Libreng Tawag and Charging sites in various parts of the country on top of the facilities set up at the Daet Elevated Town Plaza in Daet, Camarines Norte yesterday afternoon.
Libreng Tawag and Charging stations are now up at the University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman, Northern Samar; in front of Tradecom Office, Lapu-lapu St. and in front of Legazpi Public Market, Legazpi City, Albay; Merville Access Road, Paranaque City, Metro Manila; and People’s Hall, Brgy. Poblacion, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila.
At the same time, Globe has identified the municipalities of Sto. Domingo and Malinao in Albay as priority areas for relief operations that will be conducted over the weekend.
Two of the areas being assisted by Globe –Sto. Domingo and Malinao, are part of the company’s community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program to help communities prepare for possible emergencies during the rainy season such as flooding, landslides, and strong winds. Other areas for assessment are the provinces of Quezon and Bataan.
At the same time, Globe employee volunteers have committed to assist the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Resource Operations Center (DSWD-NROC) in repacking operations.
LIBRENG TAWAG STATIONS IN DAET, CAMARINES NORTE
Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:30PM
Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom set up today a Libreng Tawag and Charging station in Daet, Camarines Norte to assist residents with their communication requirements after Typhoon Glenda ripped through the region Tuesday evening.
The Globe Libreng Tawag and Charging center was placed at the Daet Elevated Town Plaza where a lot of people usually converge.
Through the free call and text service of Globe, Daet residents could remain in contact with their families and friends to assure them of their safety or to request for aid if necessary.
Aside from Daet, Globe is preparing to put up similar facilities in Legazpi and Daraga in Albay Thursday morning. Globe will also mobilize relief operations in hardly-hit areas as soon as possible.
Globe actively provides mobile and internet support to victims of calamities as well as government and non-government organizations handling relief and rescue operations in the spirit of nation building. The company’s disaster management preparedness makes sure that it also takes care of the communities where it operates.
Posted July 16, 2014 at 2:00PM
Globe Telecom announced that areas heavily affected by Typhoon Glenda also experi-enced service disruption due to commercial power outages. In its initial network assessment report mobile services were affected in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Quezon and Sorsogon.
Yoly Crisanto, Globe corporate communications head said that the company's technical personnel are on ground to do immediate restoration of services. Cellsites are equipped with alternate power sources such as batteries and gensets in light of prolonged loss of commercial power. Several cellsite antennas have been reportedly damaged by the strong winds. However, no major infrastructure damage has been reported as of this time.
"Our onground technical team are continuously providing reports and doing site assessments for immediate service recovery," Crisanto said. The telecommunications provider had earlier activated regional disaster teams in South Luzon, North Luzon and Metro Manila to also address relief operations and assistance.
Globe is also preparing to mobilize libreng tawag facilities and relief operations in the typhoon devastated areas. "We will start putting up libreng tawag centers and relief operations in the affected areas as soon as we get the go signal that it is safe to deploy people there," Crisanto said.
The following GMA Globe Stores are open since 2PM today:
- Market Market
- SM Aura
- Quezon Ave
- Ayala Fairview
The following Globe Stores will remain closed today: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Malate, Bicutan, and Gateway.