Telcos asked to extend service to areas hit by typhoon ‘Nina’

Telcos asked to extend service to areas hit by typhoon ‘Nina’

MANILA, Dec. 28 (PNA) — A Senator has urged telecommunication companies to continue extending their services to victims affected by typhoon “Nina” (Nock Ten) which hit at least four regions in the country on Christmas Day.

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services said that the assistance from telcos is crucial to help the government in extending relief.

She further said that their support is needed to allow residents the opportunity to contact their families.

“I urge our public utility companies to make this part of their corporate social responsibility efforts which would be most timely and meaningful to our kababayans now more than at any other time,” Poe said.

At present, some areas in the affected regions, particularly Bicol (Region V) are still experiencing power interruptions and outages since Sunday (December 25).

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that communications in several provinces were also affected.

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is undergoing restoration works on transmission and power lines. (PNA)