MANILA — Globe Telecommunications Inc. (Globe) on Thursday night assured its subscribers in Eastern Visayas that the company is prepared to address network issues that might arise due to typhoon “Ruby”.
In a statement, Globe Senior Vice-President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said the company is currently strengthening its disaster-preparedness program in terms of added facilities, supplies, infrastructure, and manpower support.
“…We can immediately attend to network and service concerns that may arise due to the typhoon,” she said.
Globe is preparing to deploy back-up supplies, power tools and infra materials, spares and back-up fuel.
The company’s disaster-preparedness program also include employee-safety measures to be implemented in areas that will likely be affected.
Crisanto also said the company is coordinating closely with government authorities, specifically the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) to ensure its disaster-preparedness program is aligned with both the national and local government efforts.
The telco, meanwhile, advised its customers in Eastern Visayas to take necessary measures in preparation for the typhoon which just entered the Philippine area of responsibility.
Subscribers are encouraged to charge their cellphones and other mobile devices, in case the weather disturbance causes extended commercial power failure.
Buying an alternative source of energy such as power banks and rechargeable lamps with USBs would also be helpful, Globe said.
The telco also urged customers in areas identified in the path of the typhoon to make sure their respective lists of contacts are in order.
Contact lists should include emergency numbers such as the nearest hospital, police stations and barangay or community leaders.