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Globe: 11 SMS alerts sent out to customers prior to Typhoon Nina’s landfall
Globe Telecom transmitted a total of 11 text messages, warning customers of potential dangers coming from typhoon Nina prior to its landfall.
According to Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto, the transmittal of the text messages was undertaken in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) at no cost to consumers. “As a provider of vital telecommunications services, Globe recognizes the importance of disseminating information that would help ensure the safety and security of our customers specially during times of emergencies and calamities. The company is deeply committed in providing support for the government in undertaking such initiatives,” Crisanto said.
Crisanto said the mobile disaster alerts sent by Globe included critical information that communities at risk can use to prepare for and respond to disaster. She said Globe began the transmittal of SMS alerts last December 24, at around 6 pm, directed to customers in Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Northern Samar, warning them to take caution against dangers brought by the typhoon.
Globe sent out 10 more text messages to customers in Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Masbate, including Ticao and Burias island, Marinduque, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Batangas, Romblon, and Polilio island. Globe sent out close to 11 million text messages, which were crafted by NDRRMC and relayed to Globe for transmittal, Crisanto added.