NTC to telecoms: Ensure reliable services in affected areas by the typhoon Gardo

September 1, 2022 People's Tonight 158 views

THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered all public telecommunications companies to ensure that there are sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools and spare equipment in the areas forecast to be affected by tropical depression “Gardo” and the incoming super typhoon “Hinnamnor”.

As reported at 5 p.m. (August 30, 2022) by the Philippine Atmospheric,
Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), “Hinnamnor” intensified into Super Typhoon at 2 p.m.

“You are hereby directed to ensure that there is a sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools, and spare equipment in the areas forecast to be affected by tropical depression “Gardo” and the incoming super typhoon ‘Hinnamnor’,” based on Memorandum Order No. 05-04-201.

PAGASA also reported at 11 p.m. Tuesday that tropical depression “Gardo” has maintained its strength as it moves west southwestward over the Philippine Sea.

“Further, you are also directed to deploy Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging Stations in strategic areas that will be affected by the typhoon. You are also reminded to coordinate with the LGUs and observe strict health protocols to avoid transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19),” said in a memorandum.

The Commission will expect status updates every six hours of ongoing restoration activities being performed on your network and facilities and a timeline for the full restoration of service.

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