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PLDT provides free telco services, relief efforts in quake-stricken Porac

by Katrina A. Mallari | May 03, 2019
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PLDT provides 100 MB Fibr Link at the Command Center in Porac, Pampanga. Seen in photo are, from left: PLDT Community Relations (ComRel) Division Head Katherine P. Diaz De Rivera, Police Lieutenant Aileen Balisi, Police Col. Jean Salvador Fajardo and PLDT Pampanga-Bataan-Zambales Consumer Experience Zone Head Ernest Roland “Merdoc” Mendoza. 

PLDT recently provided free 100 Mbps Fibr Link at the Command Center in Porac, Pampanga, activating communication lines among various government agencies during the aftermath of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Luzon on April 22. The government agencies included the Department of Health, Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire, Philippine National Police, and the Office of the Civil Defense. 

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The 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Porac, Pampanga killed five civilians during the collapse of the Chuzon Supermarket. Seen in photo is the rubble that was left of the establishment. 

“As we survive the destruction caused by the earthquake, PLDT continuously stands by the people of Porac, Pampanga, providing the best network support we can offer in order to alleviate the crushing blow of this tragedy,” said PLDT Pampanga-Bataan-Zambales Consumer Experience Zone Head Ernest Roland “Merdoc” Mendoza. 

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Diaz De Rivera leads the feeding program in Porac, Pampanga. 

In support of the relief efforts of the government, PLDT Community Relations (ComRel) Division, in partnership with Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.(AKFI), held a feeding program for the rescuers and volunteers  in Porac.

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PLDT employee-volunteers give away towels and foldable fans to some of the rescuers and volunteers at the earthquake site. 

Through the help of its employee-volunteers, PLDT also gave away 500 pieces of towel and PLDT Home foldable fans to aid the rescuers and volunteers. The employee-volunteers came from Manila, Tarlac, and Pampanga. PLDT North Luzon Asset Protection Division  (APD) headed by Willie S. Antalan Jr. also gave assistance during the relief.


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Seen in photo are the PLDT ComRel team , PLDT employee-volunteers and AKFI volunteers  during the relief efforts in Porac, Pampanga. Also in photo is Alagang Kapatid Executive Director Menchie Silvestre.

The strong earthquake crushed the Chuzon Supermarket, among other structures in the province. Of the 15 fatalities, five died from the Chuzon collapse.

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