Tonight, Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) is predicted to hit landfall in Metro Manila. We have reactivated our disaster response page, Bangon Pinoy, where you can find relevant Typhoon Ruby related information including Globe Network Updates, public advisories, and soon Globe Emergency Services and Globe-led relief operations and also sharing with you visuals you could use, with emergency hotline numbers and added tips and reminders, for you to share with your friends, family, and followers. #StaySafePH
As of today, Globe has initiated its service restoration process in Visayas which mainly involves assessment of the typhoon’s impact on network infrastructure. The weather remains unfavorable for field personnel to do actual field work. Still, the company’s operations team in Visayas is ready to address network concerns brought by Typhoon Ruby, weather permitting.
Still, the company’s operations team in Visayas is ready to address network concerns brought by Typhoon Ruby, weather permitting, Senior Vice-President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said. “The safety of our employees is our main priority at any given time. Needless to say, the company is ready to execute service restoration as soon as weather permits. We’re hoping to undertake actual field work by tomorrow (Monday),” Crisanto said.
The telecommunications provider said initial assessment indicates there are no major outages caused by Typhoon Ruby, which made landfall in Eastern Samar Saturday night. Service disruptions were due mostly to power outages and misalignment of antennas following strong winds brought by the typhoon, she said.
As part of its preparation to cushion the impact of Typhoon Ruby, the mobile operator has prepositioned critical tools, spares and equipment to expedite recovery process. To minimize significant damage to network infrastructure, Globe also implemented a preemptive measures that include a temporary service interruption of mobile coverage in Eastern Samar. Full restoration may be completed within a 48-hour period after recovery efforts are initiated.