Globe fully restores services in 7 typhoon-hit provinces

Globe fully restores services in 7 typhoon-hit provinces

Globe has fully restored services in seven provinces stricken by Super Typhoon "Karding" less than 24 hours since the weather system left the Philippine area of responsibility, bringing back much-needed connectivity in affected areas.

As of Tuesday, Globe has reached 100-percent restoration in Northern Luzon provinces Bulacan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Zambales, and in the Southern Luzon provinces of Rizal and Quezon, particularly the Polillo Group of Islands. This is on top of the immediate restoration of service in Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, restoration efforts are nearly complete in Nueva Ecija, among the worst-hit provinces.

Globe initiated field operations in storm-hit areas even while the effects of "Karding" still lingered on Monday, sending out technical teams who were prepositioned in areas on the typhoon's path before it made landfall.

"Our network personnel have been working round the clock to make sure outages due to Typhoon 'Karding' will be minimal. Through their efforts, we quickly reached full restoration in most of the typhoon-hit provinces," said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer of the Globe Group.

On Monday, Globe restored service in the National Capital Region and four islands in the Polillo group, including Burdeos, Patnanungan, Polillo,  and Jomalig. Teams finished restoring service in Panukulan, also in Polillo, Tuesday.

"Karding" left the Philippine area of responsibility Monday night after bringing heavy rains and howling winds in parts of Luzon, leaving at least eight dead and causing an estimated P160 million in agricultural damage, particularly in severely hit Nueva Ecija.

To ensure fast and efficient service restoration in anticipation of the monster storm, Globe had prepositioned field personnel over the weekend in areas forecast to be affected by "Karding".

On Monday, Globe also started deployment of Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng WiFi stations in typhoon-hit areas.

27-29 September, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Brgy. Paltic, Dingalan, Aurora

27-29 September, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Polillo Municipal Plaza
Burdeos Covered Court (LT/LC only)

27-29 September, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Salacot Barangay Hall, San Miguel

26 September, 12 nn-7 p.m. and 27-28 September, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brgy. Valenzuela, St. Rosa
Brgy. H. Concepcion, Cabanatuan City
Maharlika Hi-way, Brgy. Zulueta, Cabanatuan City (beside Mercury Drug Store and Fusion Gasoline Station)

26 September 12 nn-6 p.m. and 27-28 September, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brgy. Diversion (Petron-Intersection), San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija

27-28 September, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brgy. Sto. Nino Gapan City
Brgy. San Anton, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija
Brgy Mayapyap Sur Cabanatuan City

27-28 September, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Brgy. Balibago barangay hall, Tarlac City

27-29 September, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brgy. Carangian Hall (inside covered court), Tarlac City

28-30 September, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brgy. San Isidro, La Paz (barangay hall)

Meanwhile, typhoon-hit residents in need of medical consultation can get free access to medical doctors via KonsultaMD until 31 October 2022 using the code LIBRENGKONSULTA. They may access KonsultaMD via the app or by calling (02) 7798-8000.

KonsultaMD is also offering those in need of mental health support free sessions with a licensed mental health professional until the end of October using the code HEREFORU.

Meanwhile, customers who would like to send support to typhoon-affected families may donate their Globe rewards points or convert unused data to rewards.

To donate, Globe users just need to go to the new GlobeOne app then take the following steps:

1. Tap "Redeem."
2. Choose the Donations tab.
3. Select which partner where they would like to send help.

Donations will be divided among partners ABS-CBN Foundation, Ayala Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Rise Against Hunger Philippines, and Tzu Chi Foundation, who will then send support to those in need.

GCash users may also donate through #GCashGivesBack. Just go to Pay Bills, tap "Others," then #GCashGivesBack. Proceeds will be sent to partner organizations ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, Ayala Foundation, Caritas Manila, GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc., Philippine Red Cross, Save the Children, UNICEF, and World Vision.

Daily Tribune