Quantcast
Latest Stories

Sabah evacuees to get free calls


Filipino evacuees arrive by boat in Bongao town, Tawi-Tawi province, in the southern island of Mindanao late on March 8, 2013. Smart Communications has set up free calling stations for those seeking refuge in Mindanao from the conflict in Sabah. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Smart Communications Inc. has set up free calling stations for those seeking refuge in Mindanao from the conflict in Sabah. The Libreng Tawag centers are in Pilot Elementary School in Barangay (village)  Kasanyagan, Tubig Tanah, and in DepEd Trade School in Barangay Pag-asa, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. Free calls are also being offered at the pier in Jolo’s Port Area in Sulu.

The service will be provided for as long as it’s needed, according to Ramon Isberto, Smart public affairs group head.

In partnership with sister-firm TV5, Smart has also set up a free-call facility at the Multipurpose Hall in Barangay Bidin, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi. It is supporting a similar activity organized by the Philippine Red Cross in Barangay Tubigboh in Bongao, and in the PRC headquarters in Jolo.

Smart also provided communications support to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for its coordination efforts. The DSWD set up a mobile Humanitarian/Welfare Desk in Sabah to complement the rapid response teams that were deployed to respond to the needs of Filipinos there.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Evacuees , free calls , Global Nation , Malaysia , Philippines , Sabah , Smart Communications

  • bongarroyo

    segurado andoon palagi si sfakefire pumipila …..libre kasi…LOL

  • http://twitter.com/kl_kch_oz disillusioned panda

    why bother?

  • misuari playboy

    now they all can call Agbimuddin Kiram and ask why he has deserted his people to die in Sabah? Where is Kiram honor now ? probably stucked in his assz!

  • ShibumiNinja

    very good… naka pila na nga si muja muja tatawag sa taguig bwahahahahaha

  • http://www.mmobux.com/ David Millon

    i am calling to troll, what is the number?



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  • Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  • Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity
  • Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time
  • 50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan
  • Marketplace