Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom set up today (2) Libreng Tawag stations in Marikina City to assist residents who are staying in evacuation centers due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Maring since Sunday afternoon.
The Libreng Tawag centers are located at Bulelak Gym in Brgy. Malanday and H. Bautista Elementary School in Brgy. Concepcion Uno – two of the biggest evacuation sites in Marikina City.
Through the free call and text service of Globe, evacuees could remain in contact with their families and friends to assure them of their safety or to request for aid if necessary.
“We are in constant evaluation of the situation. Once, the residents return to their homes, we will transfer our Libreng Tawag stations to other places which may also need our assistance,” said Fernando Esguerra, OIC for Corporate Social Responsibility.
As of 12 nn, Bulelak already houses 108 families or 551 individuals while H. Bautista has 139 families or 650 people. The two areas are prone to flooding due to their proximity to Marikina River which was placed on alert level two this morning, thus, residents were requested to leave their homes in case the weather condition worsens.
Globe is very active in providing mobile and internet support to victims of calamities as well as to government and non-government organizations handling relief and rescue operations. The company’s disaster management preparedness is not just confined to taking care of itself but also in taking care of the communities where it operates.