BRAVO FILIPINO | As #Dante arrives in the Philippines, Globe deploys Libreng Tawag, charging, and WiFi services. | As part of Globe’s enhanced disaster readiness effort, the business is ready to assist residents in areas threatened by tropical storm Dante.
The telco also guarantees that its technical and support staff, as well as standby generators, are available for use of its facilities.
Globe’s Libreng Tawag, Charging, and WiFi services are now accessible from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Borongan Public Plaza, Borongan City, Eastern Samar. Other areas where the typhoon is expected to bring heavy rainfall and severe gusts will also have communications services put up.
Globe and TM users can also get free data access to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) website for updates from authorities, while the company reminds Filipinos to only go to genuine and trustworthy websites for accurate information.
Residents in affected areas were also encouraged to stay indoors, stock up on food and water, prepare candles and first-aid kits, make sure their flashlights are fully charged, and expect to get SMS notifications from the NDRRMC.
The center of Dante was estimated over the northwestern coastal waters of Romblon, Romblon, according to the PAGASA 11 a.m. report, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 90 km/h, and a central pressure of 996 hPa.
It will continue northwestward, passing close to or near Oriental Mindoro or the southern half of Batangas before turning north northwestward and making another impact over Bataan tonight. It will then pass across the provinces of Zambales and Pangasinan before emerging over the West Philippine Sea the next morning.
Over Romblon, Marinduque, the northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro, the northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Cavite, Bataan, the southwestern portion of Bulacan, the western portion of Pampanga, Zambales, the western portion of Tarlac, and the western portion of Pangasinan, Typhoon Signal No. 2 has been raised, bringing damaging gale-force winds.
The northern part of Palawan, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, the western part of Quezon, the western and central parts of Laguna, Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, the rest of Pampanga, the rest of Tarlac, the western part of Nueva Ecija, the rest of Pangasinan, the southern part of Benguet, and La Union are all under typhoon signal number one.
Aklan, Capiz, the northern part of Antique, and the northwestern part of Iloilo are also included.
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