• Globe speeds up ‘Yolanda’ efforts

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    Globe Telecom said on Wednesday that about 85 percent of its network in areas hardest-hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda has been restored, enabling subscribers to access call and text services.

    “Globe Telecom expects to achieve a 100-percent restoration of its network in areas severely affected by the typhoon by the end of the year, in line with our commitment to restore telecommunication services in the Visayas region at the soonest time possible,” said Robert Tan, Globe chief technical adviser.

    The telecommunications provider has essentially restored mobile services in the areas of Aklan, Antique, Bohol, Cebu, Guimaras, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Southern Leyte amid efforts to accelerate restoration of mobile services in the entire Visayas region.

    The company reported that it has also restored over the last two days cellular services in the towns of Buruanga in Aklan, Maripipi and Culaba in Biliran, Basey in Western Samar, and San Isidro in Northern Samar. This follows restoration over the weekend of cellular service in Guiuan, Eastern Samar and 20 other areas in the region.

    Globe also said that besides Guian, other areas that are now covered by it mobile network include the towns of Allen, San Antonio, San Isidro in Northern Samar; Daram in Western Samar; Babatngon and Tanauan in Leyte; Almeria, Caibiran, Kawayan and Naval in Biliran; Pontevedra, Pilar, Dao, Maayon, Panitan and President Roxas, Quevedo, Carles, Estancia and Balasa in Capiz.

    Last week, Globe also restored mobile services in many areas that include Borongan, Eastern Samar and Cabucgayan, Biliran.

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