Recent Magnitude 7.2 earthquake occured in Visayas earlier today.
Network connections were affected but Globe Telecom's network in the Visayas region did not sustain any significant damage.
Based on the initial assessment made by its local network personnel. Globe Telecom in Visayas is network operational, no report of significant earthquake damage incurred
In a press statement Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Adviser says:
"Our network continues to be operational to provide critical telecommunication services for rescue and relief operations affected by the earthquake,"
Initial reports showed key facilities in Lahug, Talisay,Abacus, San Remegio, Dauin, Cadiz, Iloilo, Roxas, Ormoc and Tacloban incurred no damage and are fully operational.
Still, power outage in earthquake-damaged areas like Tagbilaran in Bohol may adversely affect operations in some of the company's base stations,
Store operations in Cebu and Bohol have been temporarily suspended as employees were evacuated.
Tan emphasized that continuous site damage assessment is being conducted in all sites hit by the earthquake as a standard operating procedure.
He added efforts undertaken by the company to further strengthen our resiliency and redundancy program have made Globe network disaster-ready.
Globe Telecom will provide network advisories as necessary.
As of this writing at least 36 people died and at least 46 were injured reported by NDRRMC.
Phivolcs says that the Bohol earthquake, which occured at 8:12 a.m. and lasted for a minute, was 33 kilometers deep. It was tectonic in origin and considered shallow.