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Globe Quickly Restores Service in Areas Affected by ‘Aghon’ Outages Due to Power Failure

Globe has restored service in parts of Luzon affected by Aghon, which swept through the region over the weekend, bringing heavy rains and floods in various areas. 


Telecommunications services were affected due to commercial power outages in provinces that bore the brunt of the storm, the first tropical cyclone to hit the country this year. 


Per Globe’s monitoring, outages affected 12 provinces in Southern Luzon, Bicol, and Mimaropa. 


As of noon Monday, call, text, and data services have been fully restored in the majority of the affected areas, among them Albay, Batangas, Camarines Norte, Cavite, Marinduque, Masbate, Palawan, and Romblon. 


Restoration is nearly complete in Camarines Sur, Laguna, and Quezon, and underway in Mindoro. 


“We know how crucial connectivity is to disaster response and recovery operations, that’s why we worked swiftly to restore services in most of the affected areas. Our personnel continue to work double time to bring back connectivity to the remaining few provinces with partial outages,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer. 


Globe is also ready to deploy Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging stations in storm-hit areas as soon as it is safe to do so.


In its 11 a.m. advisory on Monday, state weather bureau Pagasa said Aghon, which has intensified into a typhoon, was spotted 100 kms east southeast of Casiguran Aurora following multiple landfalls across the Luzon landmass over the weekend.  It has gained strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kph and gusts up to 170 kph, moving at 10 kph. 


It is expected to continue bringing rains in the coming days in Mimaropa and Western Visayas. 


Globe calls on the public to continue monitoring official advisories on the weather. It provides customers free data access to the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and PAGASA for updates. 


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