PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has been operating the Libreng Tawag (free calls) and Libreng Charging (free charging) stations in Camarines Sur, which is affected by Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Paeng.
The Group also sent emergency load to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) of Batangas, Capiz, and Southern Leyte to support their coordination with local authorities in their respective communities. PLDT and Smart have also turned over Ligtas Kits to Albay and Batangas, which their own PDRRMOs are currently using in their risk assessment, rescue, and response activities.
PLDT and Smart are working on setting up more Libreng Tawag (free calls) and Libreng Charging (free charging) stations in other areas to serve the communication needs of communities following the onslaught of STS ‘Paeng’.
Evacuees sheltered in PLDT and Smart’s Daet Cable Landing Station were also provided with hot meals and water from PLDT and Smart Foundation.
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