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Smart sets up free services following the series of earthquakes in Batangas

By Ciara Alarcon - on 11 Apr 2017, 4:34pm

Smart sets up free services following the series of earthquakes in Batangas

Smart Communications has launched its Libreng Tawag and Charging stations, and provided Smart Padala services free of charge in several locations in Batangas after the series of earthquakes over the weekend.

“Smart recognizes the importance of communications as relief in times of calamities,” Smart Public Affairs Head Ramon Isberto, said. “Our Libreng Tawag and Charging, and Smart Padala services are ready for deployment to affected areas whenever the need arises.”

Immediately after the quake, Smart deployed its free calling, charging, and money transfer assistance in front of the Mabini Municipal Hall to serve affected residents in the area. The free services were also deployed in Tingloy Island, Batangas.

In coordination with the Batangas Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and local government units, Smart also provided communication support and generator sets to aid response teams in their operations.

The company also gave Wi-Fi access to the Office of Civil Defense’s Emergency Operations Center in Mabini.