Friday, February 10, 2012

News Update DSWD taps Globe Telecom support for communications in quake-hit Guilhungan

Globe Telecom was tapped by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to support its communication requirements, being the only telecommunication company so far in the earthquake-devastated city of Guilhungan, Negros Oriental.
Globe will provide the DSWD Guilhungan City office with prepaid load for mobile phone and broadband tattoo sticks.
Globe has strong 3G signal in the area which allows for fast delivery of data via the internet.
The Globe-provided communication tools make it easier for DSWD to coordinate the mobilization of relief goods.
Aside from lack of food, drinking water, and medicines, Guilhungan residents are also suffering from the absence of electricity, thus, Globe has putt up Libreng Charging centers which the people can use to charge their mobile phones.
So far, Globe has already established a “Libreng Tawag” center at the Municipal Plaza of Guihungan as well as in Tayasan Police Station. Tayasan is another town in Negros Oriental which was severely damaged by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake which struck the province on Feb. 6.
Globe is also mapping out relief operations plans for Guihulngan and is trying to figure out how to deliver relief goods to the city since access roads are currently considered impassable. — GLOBE Telecom