[30 October 2022] As of 5pm, Philippine Standard Time, PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) added more Libreng Tawag (free calls) and Libreng Charging (free charging) stations to serve the communication needs of communities affected by #PaengPH.

“The Group has begun offering free calls and charging in Quezon, Sultan Kudarat, and Maguindanao del Norte to provide communication as aid to those who need it most. PLDT and Smart also provided the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (PDRRMOs) of Batangas, Aklan, Capiz, Southern Leyte, and Maguindanao del Norte with emergency load to support their coordination efforts,” said Cathy Yang, First Vice President and Group Head of Corporate Communications at PLDT and Smart.

PLDT-Smart Ligtas Kits are currently being utilized in the PDRRMOs of Albay, Batangas, and Bantayan Island, Cebu as they conduct their rescue and response operations.

As soon as volunteers finish preparing relief packs, PLDT and Smart will begin distribution of aid to distressed communities hit by ‘Paeng’.


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