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Globe Resumes FREE Call, Charging, WiFi Station Ops in Abra

Relief packs reach quake-hit areas

Globe has resumed operations of its Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging and Libreng WiFi (LT/LC/LW) station in quake-hit Bangued, Abra, just as life-saving relief goods reached critical areas.

Libreng tawag at charge station
Libreng WiFi  station
Globe has resumed operations of its free call, charging and WiFi station in Bangued, Abra.

The booth, where quake survivors may place calls to loved ones for free, access reliable WiFi connectivity, and charge their phones, will remain open until Aug. 5.

This is the continuation of Globe’s LT/LC/LW station in Bangued, having been activated just hours after the quake on Wednesday, July 27. It stayed open until Friday, July 29, then resumed on the 31st, as the team delivered relief packs to both Ilocos Sur and Abra on the 30th.

Also over the weekend, Globe delivered relief packs in some of the worst-affected quake-hit areas in North Luzon as it resumed provision of free connectivity in Abra, the epicenter of the powerful July 27 quake that claimed lives and destroyed critical infrastructure. 

In partnership with PureGo, the online grocery app venture of Globe and Puregold, Globe brought food packs and hygiene kits to Bangued in Abra and Vigan, Ilocos Sur to support residents in their day-to-day needs. The relief packs contained food and hygiene items.

Relief packs in partnership with PureGo
Trucks with relief packs in partnership with PureGo

Globe, in partnership with PureGo, brought relief packs to Bangued, Abra and Vigan, Ilocos Sur over the weekend in support of quake response operations.

Trucks carrying the relief packs traveled Saturday to the two locations, with Ilocos Sur Governor Jerry Singson receiving the goods in Vigan, and representatives from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Abra accepting the boxes of aid in Bangued.

Globe volunteers turn over relief packs

Globe volunteers, led by Territory Sales Head Arthur Vargas, turn over food packs and hygiene kits to Ilocos Sur Governor Jerry Singson as part of Globe’s relief support to the province of Ilocos Sur.

Globe officials turn over relief donations in Abra

(From left) Kiko Escobar of Globe, Ana Maria Tejero of PSWDO-Abra, Kathy Mann of PDRRMO-Abra, Angeles Panganiban Jr. (Globe Security), and Jomar Lazaro of Globe at the turnover of Globe’s relief donations to quake-hit residents in Abra.

Last week, Globe also set up free WiFi connectivity at the Bangued police station to provide a reliable communications line to support disaster response operations.

Globe also provided prepaid load to evacuees in Abra, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Meanwhile, KonsultaMD is also offering free consultations to quake survivors until Aug. 31.

Globe Group response and relief efforts

The Globe Group advocates continuous support for quake relief efforts through its various donation channels. Globe customers may donate by converting their unused data to Rewards and via GCash.  

The 7.0-magnitude quake that shook Luzon on Wednesday destroyed historical structures, damaged buildings and homes, and affected over 100,000 families in northern provinces, according to government data. 

Globe’s network has stayed fully operational in quake-hit areas, with no damage to infrastructure detected. 

To know more about Globe’s efforts in response to the recent earthquake, visit Globe BridgeCom and this link.  

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