NTC to telcos: Offer free calls, charging services amid Tisoy
MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Tuesday ordered telecommunication companies to offer free calls and free charging services in areas severely affected by Typhoon Tisoy.
In a memorandum, NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba directed all public telecommunications entities (PTEs) to offer “Libreng Tawag” and “Libreng Charging” services in strategic areas, pending the restoration of electricity and telecommunications services in several typhoon-hit areas.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Tisoy was last spotted in the vicinity of Baco, Oriental Mindoro, moving westward at 25 kilometers per hour (kph) and packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kph and gusts of up to 195 kph.
More than 500 flights scheduled December 3, Tuesday, have also been canceled because of the typhoon.
The Legazpi Airport also suffered substantial damage as strong winds and rain pummelled the Bicol region.
Edited by KGA
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