PLDT-Smart recently issued  a service bulletin for the areas near Mt. Mayon – confirming that the broadband Internet services along with its wireless network remains operational, and that its engineering and technical teams are on standby to ensure that subscribers can maintain connectivity to the said networks and remain in touch with their loved ones.

With the possibility of utility issues occurring due to volcanic activity, PLDT-Smart has set up Libreng Tawag, Charging and Wi-Fi stations in evacuation centers near Mt. Mayon, so that affected residents can quickly inform their loved ones of their current status.

These charging and communication stations offer free services, and are located in the following areas:

GUINOBATAN Guinobatan East Elementary School
LEGAZPI Bagumbayan Central School
STO. DOMINGO San Isidro Elementary School
MALILIPOT San Jose Elementary School
DARAGA Upper Malabog Elementary School and Albay Central School


Even though Mayon’s activity is confined within the 8km danger zone, residents should remain vigilant and at the same time proactive in keeping themselves, their properties and their families safe. To help guide Albay residents in these times, PLDT-Smart has also compiled disaster response and safety tips in case of a volcanic eruption.

For the latest service updates, you may follow PLDT’s official Facebook page, or @SmartNewsroom on Twitter.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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