Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Globe Provides Free Mobile Services in Marawi City

Ceremonial connecting of Globe network to soldiers and citizens of Marawi City held on June 22, 2017 at Camp Aguinaldo are from left, Maj. Gen Jose Tanjuan, Jr, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Electronics, and Information System, Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO, and Rodolfo Salalima, DICT Secretary

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and Globe Telecom have come to an agreement to extend the provision of 15 days free text to all networks and calls to Globe and TM to its customers in Marawi City until July 20. 

All Globe and TM prepaid customers in Marawi City will receive a text message from Globe and TM to inform them about the promo extension. The free service will be available to prepaid customers and does not include mobile data. 

This initiative is a welcome gesture to reconnect soldiers and residents with their family and friends, assuring them of their situation in this armed-conflict city.

Approximately 500 Marawi residents are still trapped in the battle zone, while the armed forces continue to fight the Maute terrorist group. As there are no outlets to buy prepaid load in Marawi, Globe and TM prepaid customers will be able to communicate for free until July 20, 2017, which is now extended from the original July 6 cut-off.

Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO emphasizes on the importance of connectivity during natural and man-made disasters.

"Communication is of extreme importance in any instance of disaster, may it be natural or man-made," said Ernest Cu, Globe CEO.  He adds,"As a telecommunications company with a purpose of treating people right, Globe supports the AFP and the DICT in extending assistance to our fellow Filipinos who are experiencing these challenges by reconnecting them with their families, and helping make their situation a little easier to bear."