BobbysBrane | Globe maintains communications in Abra, working with DSWD | Residents of Abra, particularly those who were forced to flee their homes as a result of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, have been given access to Globe’s network as the company has continued to maintain its communications support for families who were affected by the disaster.
Globe, in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, provided evacuees in the province of Abra with prepaid load as a form of communication support to assist them in staying connected with their loved ones and gaining access to online services.
Globe was the first telecommunications company on the ground to provide urgent assistance within hours of the earthquake, and they continued to offer free calls, charging, and WiFi connectivity in the town of Bangued until Friday, July 29.
The Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng WiFi (LTLCLW) station that Globe constructed at the Bangued Plaza with the assistance of the local government served affected families during a time when it was important to keep in touch with loved ones in order to obtain assistance.
Since the earthquake, its network has continued to function normally, offering dependable access amidst ongoing efforts to respond to emergencies and provide disaster relief.
The Globe Group has also opened up a number of different contribution channels in order to collect support for individuals who have been impacted by the earthquake:
- Starting Friday, July 29, Globe customers may convert their unused data into Rewards points to donate to quake-hit families through charities and foundations of their choice.
- Globe’s mobile prepaid and postpaid customers and home prepaid WiFi customers just have to go to the Rewards section of the new GlobeOne app and tap “convert data.” Prepaid users get 1 point for 1GB of data, and postpaid users get 5 points for the same amount of data.
- Donations will be coursed through Globe’s partner organizations such as the ABS-CBN Foundation, Ayala Foundation, the GMA Kapuso Foundation, and Rise Against Hunger Philippines.
- GCash has also launched its #GCashGivesBack QR code and “pay bill” wallet to collect donations for quake victims. Amounts gathered will be sent to its partner NGOs involved in relief efforts in Abra and other quake-hit areas. Users can also opt to scan the GCash QR code of its partner NGOs to directly send them funds.
KonsultaMD, the telemedicine platform offered by Globe, is providing individuals who were impacted by the earthquake with FREE consultations with a general physician for the duration of one month.
Survivors of the earthquake can take advantage of unlimited voice KonsultaMD consultations between July 27 and August 31 by using the code LIBRENGKONSULTA, in addition to receiving one free video consultation within the same time period. Patients will be able to receive their necessary prescriptions, laboratory requests, and medical certificates in an electronic format through the use of the app.
In addition, KonsultaMD is providing psychosocial help to earthquake victims who are in need of mental health consultations through the utilization of the voucher HEREFORU, which allows for an infinite number of sessions to take place within the same time period. In order to enjoy the free consultations, all that is required of them is to download the KonsultaMD app and enter the voucher codes.
According to statistics provided by the government, the earthquake that occurred on July 27 caused damage to vital infrastructure as well as heritage monuments in certain regions of Northern Luzon. As a result, approximately 80,000 families were impacted.
To know more about Globe’s efforts in response to the recent earthquake, visit https://www.facebook.com/GlobeBridgeCom/