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Smart and Globe Now Restoring Services On Areas Affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan); List of Libreng Tawag Centers Are Here


Good news! Globe has restored their services in Tacloban City in Leyte, the center of the new today even on international news networks like CNN. Tacloban is one of the most hard hit areas by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last Friday. The super typhoon is currently in Vietnam right now. The unexpected tsunami-like storm surge knocked down everything in Tacloban from power, landline (PLDT and Bayantel) and mobile communication services of Smart and Globe. Globe was very quick in restoring their services PARTIALLY by putting up a temporary cellsite near Hotel Alejandro in Tacloban. Only 2G services like sending and receiving calls and texts are available to Globe subscribers. The telecom has already restored their services in other affected in areas in Samar and Northern Samar as well.


Smart meanwhile has restored their services in the following areas:

1. Cabulihan, Maasin, Southern Leyte
2. Matalom, Leyte
3. Bato, Leyte
4. Hilongos, Leyte
5. Macrohon, Leyte
6. Hindang, Leyte
7. San Carlos, Negros Oriental
8. Bantayan Island, Cebu
9. Calatrava, Negros Occidental
10. Dimiao, Bohol
11. Badiangan, Iloilo
12. Ajuy-Culasi, Iloilo
13. Cabatuan, Iloilo
14. Anilao, Iloilo
15. Banate, Iloilo
16. Maasin, Iloilo
17. PD Monfort, Iloilo
18. Janjuay, Iloilo
19. Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
20. Leganes, Iloilo
21. Barotac Iloilo
22. Nuevo, Iloilo
23. Pavia, Iloilo
24. San Miguel, Iloilo
25, Dumangas, Iloilo
26. Alimodian, Iloilo
27. Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
28. Tiwi, Iloilo
29. Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo
30. Mina, Iloilo
31. Dingle, Iloilo
32. Zarraga, Iloilo
33. Pototan, Iloilo
34. All of Masbate except for Mobo, Cataingan, Palanas, and Pio V. Corpuz

Smart are already restored in the following areas since yesterday:

1. Ormoc City, Leyte
2. Calbayog City, Western Samar
3. Calbiga, Western Samar
4. City of Catbalogan, Western Samar
5. Daram, Western Samar
6. Gandara, Western Samar
7. Jiabong, Western Samar
8. Macrohon, Western Samar
9. Matuguinao, Western Samar
10. Paranas(Wright), Western Samar
11. San Jose de Buan, Western Samar
12. Santa Margarita, Western Samar
13. Tarangnan, Western Samar
13. Villareal, Western Samar

Smart will be restoring their services in Tacloban with 24 to 48 hours.

Both Smart and Globe have put up free call stations across the Visayas region for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). I know there are many worried relative members and family back in Manila so if this is a great chance for many of our kababayans to reach out to their loved ones in Manila or abroad.

Here are the lists of LIBRENG TAWAG CENTERS


1. Brgy. 7 & San Jose Municipal Office, San Jose, Mindoro
2. Rizal Elementary School Evacuation Center, Iloilo City
3. Tubigon Community Hospital, Potohan, Tubigon Bohol.
4. Purok 6-Rubarub, Pating, Masbate City
5. Smart Store, Ormoc City
6. NTC7, San Francisco, Camotes, Cebu

Smart also put a libreng tawag center in Tacloban City Hall. The equipment used are satellite phones.


Southern Leyte
1.IC Abgao,Maasin City
2. GT Mambahao Maasin
3. FOBN Maasin City
4. GT Maria Clara Maasin
5. GT Macrohon
6. GT Pob. P. Burgos
7. IC Tangkaan P. Burgos
8. GT Bunga P. Burgos
9. GT Bontoc So. Lyte
10. IC Sogod So. Lyte
11. IC Lilo-an So. Lyte
12. GT Nahulid

1. GT Dagohoy
2. Innove Talibon
3 GT Sagbayan
4.GT Alicia Innove
5. GT La Union Candijay
6. GT Buenavista
7. GT Rosario Inabanga
8. GT Tabajan Guindulman
9. GT Bien Unido
10. GT Alijawan Jagna

Globe has also put up free call station in Iloilo:

1) OWWA Office 3F Robinson Mall

2) Western Visayas Cyberlink Inc. HUB Shoppers Avenue

3) Globe Telecom JM Basa St. Iloilo.