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Globe readies free call, charging, WiFi service in ‘Auring’ threatened areas

Ayala-led Globe Telecom said Saturday it is prepared to extend assistance to affected residents in Caraga and other areas in Visayas and Mindanao threatened by Tropical Storm Auring.

In a statement, the telco said its “Libreng Tawag,” charging, and WiFi services are set to be deployed in places where the tropical storm is seen to bring heavy rains.

“Globe is also providing free data access to the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) for Globe and TM customers as it reminded Filipinos in affected areas to always be prepared and make sure to tune into legitimate news sites and updates from authorities,” it said.

The telco advised affected residents to store enough food and water, prepare their flashlights with extra batteries, candles as well as first aid kits, and fully charge their phones, expect to receive SMS alerts from NDRRMC and to stay indoors.

Twenty-five areas remained under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 on Saturday morning as Tropical Storm Auring (international name: Dujuan) maintained its strength as it moves over the Philippine Sea east of Mindanao, PAGASA said.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said TCWS No. 1 was raised over the following areas:

  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Cebu
  • Negros Oriental
  • Bohol
  • Siquijor
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao City
  • Camiguin
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Bukidnon
  • Lanao del Sur

Auring is expected to bring heavy to intense rains over Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Eastern Samar this Saturday through Sunday noon. 

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are expected over Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and the rest of Caraga, while light to moderate with at times heavy rains are over Central Visayas, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, and the rest of Northern Mindanao and Eastern Visayas. -MDM, GMA News