After the terrible 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Bohol, Cebu and other parts of the Visayas region Tuesday morning, Globe Telecom reports that their Visayas network remains operational and that there are no reports of significant damage incurred based on the initial assessment made by its local network personnel.
“Our network continues to be operational to provide critical telecommunication services for rescue and relief operations affected by the earthquake,” said Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Adviser.
Initial reports showed key Globe facilities in Lahug, Talisay,Abacus, San Remegio, Dauin, Cadiz, Iloilo, Roxas, Ormoc and Tacloban incurred no damage and are fully operational.
Still, power outage in earthquake-damaged areas like Tagbilaran in Bohol may adversely affect operations in some of the company’s base stations, Tan said.
Store operations in Cebu and Bohol have been temporarily suspended as employees were evacuated.
Tan emphasized that continuous site damage assessment is being conducted in all sites hit by the earthquake as a standard operating procedure.
He added efforts undertaken by the company to further strengthen our resiliency and redundancy program have made Globe network disaster-ready.
Globe Telecom will provide network advisories as necessary.
Good to know somehow that people in disaster-laden areas in and around the Visayas region can still keep in touch with loved ones and keep them updated.