The following is a statement by the PLDT group released on Wednesday, July 16, regarding the status of its telecommunications services:
Telecom facilities of PLDT, Smart and Sun Cellular in Metro Manila, Regions 3, 4 & 5 are largely unscathed by Typhoon Glenda, but widespread commercial power outages have disrupted normal services in various areas.
Though key Installations of both fixed line and mobile networks have standby power, many facilities rely in varying degrees on commercial power. Prolonged outages will thus disrupt normal services once the internal batteries in equipment run out.
Both PLDT and Smart have deployed generator sets in strategic areas to keep vital facilities operating and speed up restoration of normal service.
We wish to assure the public that we are exerting every effort to restore normal operations as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience & understanding.