DICT Offers Free Internet, Charging Services In Typhoon-Hit Areas

DICT Offers Free Internet, Charging Services In Typhoon-Hit Areas

Spotlight

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initiative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

To help ease the suffering of those affected by the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is providing free internet connectivity and charging devices to several typhoon-hit areas.

In a statement on Thursday, the DICT said free internet and charging services are available to Albayanos at the Post Telecom Building in Legazpi City.

In Pandan, Catanduanes, it said several “Free Wi-Fi For All” sites remain operational even as the networks of Globe Telecom (Globe) and Smart Communications (Smart) remain down due to the damages caused by “Rolly”.

“The Department is also undertaking other initiatives to aid connectivity services in typhoon-hit areas from other regions,” the DICT said.

This includes the installation of emergency backup internet connection at the Office of Civil Defense Mimaropa Regional Office in Batangas City by the DICT’s Luzon Cluster III.

DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II said the DICT is accelerating its efforts and working with other government agencies to rebuild communications infrastructure in the typhoon-hit areas.

“Communication and access to information is crucial especially in areas badly hit by Typhoon Rolly. Your DICT is fast-tracking its efforts to help our fellow Filipinos get their much-needed aid,” Honasan said.

Earlier, Globe announced that it has successfully restored its voice, text, and internet services in Bato, San Andres, and Virac in the province of Catanduanes — one of the provinces ravaged by “Rolly” last Sunday.

Smart, meanwhile, said it has restored its mobile services in Catanduanes on Wednesday morning, aside from restoring its services in other typhoon-hit areas such as Albay, Batangas, Bulacan, Camarines Norte, Pampanga, Northern Samar, Tarlac, and Zambales. (PNA)

Marikina Holds Rapid Covid-19 Tests At Evacuation Centers

An evacuee has tested for COVID-19 as the Marikina City government held rapid testing for residents currently staying in evacuation centers.

Marawi Survivor, Teachers Share Stories With Juday In “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan”

Be inspired with the stories of these four teachers and their love for teaching in this Saturday’s episode of "Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan" on A2Z channel.

ISOC Land Topped Off I-Land Bay Plaza In Pasay City

In line with its promise of “Office of the Future,” the 12-storey, 24,000 sqm premium office tower in Pasay City is designed as an energy-efficient “green” building developed to meet global standards of excellence.

Solon Seeks ‘Expanded Employment Security’ Amid Pandemic

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to provide expanded employment security for workers whose work entails exposure to COVID-19.

GenSan Tracks Locust Swarms From Neighboring Towns

Agriculture personnel have stepped up their monitoring on farms and grasslands in the city's boundary areas due to the possible emergence of locust swarms coming from neighboring localities.

Army Aids Typhoon-Affected Residents Of Aurora Town

The Philippine Army continues its humanitarian assistance to families affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

Alpabeto Ng Kalikasan: The ABCs Of Philippine Biodiversity

To introduce a fun and simple way to promote the country's biodiversity, Haribon Foundation's Anya Santos-Uy launches Alpabeto ng Kalikasan, an alphabet book that highlights Proudly Pinoy plants and animals.

DOLE Hires 28.5K Typhoon-Hit Workers In NCR

More than 28,000 informal sector workers affected by recent typhoons in the NCR have benefitted from DOLE’s emergency employment program.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Time To Build Evacuation Hubs ‘Stronger Than A Typhoon’: PRRD

In the wake of recent typhoons that battered parts of the country, President Duterte said the government should consider building sturdier evacuation centers.