04 December 2014

Globe Telecom Public Advisory Preparation for Typhoon Hagupit or RubyPH

Typhoon Hagupit already entered Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thurday, locally named as Ruby. #RubyPH

Ruby, according to JTWC, is carrying sustained winds of 130 knots or 240.76 kph and has gustiness of 160 knots or 296.32 kph (2am update).It packed maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, and is forecast to move west-northwest at 25 kph.

As of 4 a.m., Ruby was estimated at 942 km east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 1,023 km east of Surigao City.PAGASA, a state weather agency, states that Ruby intensified into a SUPER typhoon and could intensify further.

Furthermore, #RubyPH will be lingered in the PAR next Tuesday.

With that, Globe Telecom post a public advisory for its subscribers and for the Filipinos in most-likely affected region Eastern Visayas to prepare for the Typhoon Hagupit.

The company urges its customers to charge their cell phones and other mobile devices, in case the weather anomaly causes extended commercial power failure. 

They also suggests customers may also opt to buy alternative source of energy such as power banks and rechargeable lamps with USBs.

Here are some tips to conserve battery life of smartphones:

1. Log off or turn off unnecessary mobile apps or at least disable push notifications for nonessential apps
2. Turn off unnecessary radios such as GPS, blue tooth andWi-Fi.
3. Switch off vibrate function and utilize ring tone instead.
4. Turn off sync function.
5. Dim LCD screens and shorten screen timeout
6. Minimize notifications and use phone only when necessary

Customers in areas identified in the path of Typhoon Hagupit should also make sure their respective lists of contacts are in order. Contact lists should include emergency numbers such as the nearest hospital, police stations and barangay or community leaders.

Globe Senior Vice-President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said
“We are now strengthening our disaster-preparedness program in terms of added facilities, supplies, infrastructure, and manpower support so we can immediately attend to network and service concerns that may arise due to the typhoon,” 
Globe regional teams are being mobilized to ensure they are well equipped to address network issues that could arise from the typhoon. Preparations include deployment of back-up supplies, power tools and infra materials, spares and back-up fuel. 

Crisanto added that the company's disaster-preparedness program also include employee-safety measures to be implemented in areas that will likely be affected.

Crisanto said the company is coordinating closely with government authorities, specifically the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council or NDRRMC to ensure its disaster-preparedness program is aligned with both the national and local government efforts.

Additionally, DepED also gives TIPS for the Typhoon:

Globe Press Room: www.globe.com.ph/press-room / DepED PH


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