Nov 102013
Globe Telecom was able to restore communication to Tacloban, one of the places hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda, with one cellsite serving the “critical communication requirements of the local government units and agencies involved in disaster response and coordination efforts,” the company said in a statement Sunday.

The temporary cellsite was put up near Hotel Alejandro along Paterno Street, the company said.

Globe also said that the Air Force, the Navy and other government units are helping transport heavy network equipment to critical sites including Tacloban. 

“Around 26 sites from Calbayog, Samar to northern Samar have also been repaired and brought back to operations. Of the total sites affected including those in southern Luzon and Mindanao, 471 sites, or 30 percentof total affected sites have already been restored. In the Visayas region, close to 20 percent of all 2G/3G sites affected have been restored,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, Libreng Tawag stations have been set up in three sites in Iloilo: the OWWA Office on the third floor of Robinson Mall, the Western Visayas Cyberlink Inc. HUB Shoppers Avenue, and the Globe Telecom office on JM Basa Street.

The company has also set up stations offering free cellphone charging centers in the following areas:

Southern Leyte
1.IC Abgao,Maasin City
2. GT Mambahao Maasin
3. FOBN Maasin City
4. GT Maria Clara Maasin
5. GT Macrohon
6. GT Pob. P. Burgos
7. IC Tangkaan P. Burgos
8. GT Bunga P. Burgos
9. GT Bontoc So. Lyte
10. IC Sogod So. Lyte
11. IC Lilo-an So. Lyte
12. GT Nahulid

1. GT Dagohoy
2. Innove Talibon
3 GT Sagbayan
4.GT Alicia Innove
5. GT La Union Candijay
6. GT Buenavista
7. GT Rosario Inabanga
8. GT Tabajan Guindulman
9. GT Bien Unido
10. GT Alijawan Jagna — BM, GMA News

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