Globe Telecom has provided 1,000 mobile phones preloaded with all network unlimited call and text to help the Philippines’ hospital workers and armed forces communicate with their teams and their families during the community quarantine.
Globe turned over the phones to police, military, naval forces, and select hospitals nationwide.
Globe shared to media on April 7, 2020, that the mobile phones are preloaded with 30-day unlimited AllNet Call & Text to all networks “to enable the frontliners to attend to emergency situations quicker, as well as to communicate with their colleagues and family members without worrying about telecom expenses.”
“We understand the hardships that our frontliners are facing and we are thankful for their heroic deeds. To help, we are doing our best to provide them with the connectivity they need to save lives, protect the public, and get in touch with their loved ones,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Rizal Medical Center (RMC) OIC Primo B. Valenzuela in his letter to Globe acknowledging the delivery of phones said, “On behalf of the entire community of Rizal Medical Center, we thank you for your kind donation. Your support will enable our frontliners to enhance communication, as we continue providing excellent and compassionate healthcare to everyone who seeks consults. It is this ‘Bayanihan’ spirit that galvanizes us to continue in this battle. Once again, our wholehearted gratitude and together, we will overcome.”
Aside from RMC, other hospitals that received the mobile kits are Baguio General Hospital, San Lorenzo Ruiz General Hospital, National Center for Mental Health, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, Tondo Medical Center, Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, Valenzuela Medical Center. Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, National Kidney Transplant Institute, Manila Naval Hospital, Veterans Hospital, Northern Mindanao Medical Center. Ospital ng Maynila, Pasig City General Hospital, Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Caloocan City Medical Center, Manila East Medical Center, San Juan Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, Ospital Ng Makati, Philippine General Hospital, Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, and Research Institute of Tropical Medicine.
Globe phones were also provided to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Navy, Philippine National Police, and the Ranao Rescue Team.
Earlier, Globe also provided free GoWIFI internet connection in various hospitals and supermarkets across the country to address the connectivity requirements of frontliners, patients, and the general public.
Filipino companies have been taking the initiative and answering the call for donations to help frontliners battle COVID-19. Among them, San Miguel Corporation, Asia Brewery, Ayala Group, Gokongwei Group, and SM Group of Companies.
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