[16 AUG 2016] To provide communication as relief to those affected by the recent flash floods, PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications, has set-up a free call station at Hermosa Municipal Hall, Bataan. Additional Libreng Tawag sites will be operational within the week as follows:
Available by Tuesday, August 16
• Joner’s Supermarket, Bocaue, Bulacan
Available by Wednesday, August 17
• Poblacion Calumpit, Bulacan
• Poblacion Hagonoy, Bulacan
• Poblacion Obando, Bulacan (Municipal Office)
• Brgy. Dolores, San Fernando City, Pampanga
Available by Thursday, August 18
• Poblacion San Ildefonso, Bulacan
Smart also encourages the public to proactively send information to aid in ongoing relief efforts.
For instance, they may use the Agos service, which allows Smart, Sun and TNT subscribers to provide information via SMS, by sending any of the following keywords to 2929: RESCUEPH to report rescue assistance; RELIEFPH to request for relief; FINDPH to report missing persons; FLOODPH to report flooded areas; MOVEPH to volunteer for disaster response; and SAFENOW to report that survivors are safe.
This platform is made possible via a partnership of Smart, Voyager Innovations and Rappler. The first three messages sent are free while succeeding texts will be charged P2.50.
Citizens may also help provide information on badly-hit areas by using the#SafePH hashtag when posting updates on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.