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Following the phreatic eruption of the Taal Volcano over the weekend, some areas in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna, may still experience limited mobile signal due to damage to our facilities and/or lack of commercial power.

Smart’s prepositioned teams of engineers and technicians in these areas are working round-the-clock in close coordination with local government units to immediately restore communications services.

Below is the list of affected areas with limited mobile signal:
Batangas:
Laurel and Tanauan
Cavite:
Alfonso, Amadeo, Indang, Mendez, Silang and Tagaytay
Laguna
Calamba and Canlubang
We shall provide further updates as the situation develops.
Communications Aid/Assistance
Smart has provided communications support for Metropolitan Manila Development Authority volunteers who are assisting residents in Batangas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

The company provided load credits to the MMDA personnel to help facilitate communication during evacuation, rescue, and relief operations.

Smart is also coordinating with the Philippine Red Cross and Phivolcs for the same purpose.

Libreng Charging services will soon be available at the PLDT Tagaytay Office, General Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City.

Free internet, calls, charging amid Taal Volcano explosion

Globe is providing free and unlimited GoWiFi internet connection in all four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and select malls in Laguna, Cavite and Batangas to give those affected by the ongoing Taal Volcano explosion an opportunity to communicate with their family and friends.
At the same time, the company has set up a Libreng Tawag and Charging station at Barangay Amuyong Covered Court in Tagaytay Nasugbu Road, Alfonso, Cavite from 13-16 January 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  More Libreng Tawag and Charging centers will be set up as the need arises.
GoWiFI is available in the following areas on January 13-14:
NAIA
Terminals 1-4
Batangas:
Robinson’s Place Lipa
Laguna:
Pavilion Mall
Solenad 1,2,3
Southwoods Mall
Robinson’s Sta. Rosa
Robinson’s Place San Pedro
Robinson’s Los Banos
CaviteK
The District-Dasmarinas
The District-Imus
Ayala Malls Serin-Tagaytay
Robinsons Tagaytay
Robinson’s Place Dasmarinas
Robinson’s General Trias
Robinson’s Imus
“In incidents like these, staying indoors is always the best option.  However, for our kababayans who are seeking refuge in our partner establishments, we are providing free unlimited Internet services for them to inform their loved ones of their safety or their current condition should they need assistance,” said Janis Racpan, Globe Director for WiFi Business Group.

Globe urges everyone to exercise proper safety measures and to remain indoors to avoid harmful effects of the ashfall which has spread to neighboring provinces of Taal including Metro Manila.

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