Monday, July 24, 2023

PLDT, Smart mission-critical manpower and equipment ready as typhoon ‘Egay’ intensifies

As of 6am, Philippine Standard Time, PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) remain on standby with mission-critical manpower and equipment already pre-positioned in areas along the routes of #EgayPH which has now intensified into a typhoon.

“We are continuously monitoring the current situation due to typhoon ‘Egay’ and any impact it may have as it maintains its strength over the Philippine seas. Our emergency operations teams and network satellite offices have been preparing since the first-issued weather advisory,” said Cathy Yang, First Vice President and Head of Group Corporate Communications at PLDT and Smart.

Based on PAGASA’s forecast, typhoon ‘Egay’ is likely to intensify into a super typhoon by late Tuesday evening or Wednesday afternoon. ‘Egay’ is also expected to make its landfall in the Babuyan Islands and Batanes within the same timeframe and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday.


Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) no. 2 has been raised over the southeastern portion of Isabela and the northeastern portion of Catanduanes. With the downward shift of the typhoon’s track, the current forecast shows that the highest wind signal that may be raised is TCWS no. 4 or 5.


“PLDT and Smart will deploy additional equipment and personnel as necessary while we continue our close coordination with local authorities and our teams on the ground. We want to ensure our customers that we are working around the clock to provide stable connectivity despite the typhoon. We urge everyone to take necessary precautions and heed the alerts and warnings of local governments and disaster response authorities,” added Cathy Yang.


The PLDT Group is fully committed to providing Filipino communities with continuous availability of communication services, mobile solutions, and activities to help communities mitigate disaster risks. This also aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal#11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

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