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NTC to telcos: Prepare for Karding, ensure support for areas on storm’s path

/ 07:41 PM September 23, 2022
Telco firms has been ordered by the NTC to prepare for Tropical Storm Karding

FILE PHOTO: A telecommunication tower. Image from NTC website

MANILA, Philippines –Ahead of Tropical Storm Karding, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has mandated that telecommunications companies take measures to ensure service in affected areas.

“You are hereby directed to ensure that there are sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools, and spare equipment in the areas forecast to be affected by tropical depression ‘Karding’,” said NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba in a memorandum issued Thursday.

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Telecom firms are also required to keep the NTC apprised of their progress every six hours as they rush to restore service in Karding-affected areas.

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Cordoba further instructed them “to deploy Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging Stations in strategic areas that will be affected by the typhoon,” and to coordinate closely with local government units.

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Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through PayMaya

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