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PLDT, Smart deploy quick response teams, preposition assets for TS Dante

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PLDT and Smart have deployed quick response teams as Tropical Storm Dante threatens to make landfall over Eastern Samar or Leyte.

They have also prepositioned generator sets and satellite phones, extending communication aid to responders in areas that are on the path of the storm.

Relief goods have been packed and are ready to be sent to heavily affected communities, once the storm passes.

PLDT and Smart are also ready to deploy Libreng Charging (free charging), Libreng Tawag (free call), Libreng WiFi (free wifi) stations in distressed communities as aid in communication for affected residents.

On Tuesday, PAGASA raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 over Catanduanes, southern portion of Camarines Sur, Masbate, Albay, and Sorsogon in Luzon, Eastern Samar , Samar, Northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte in the Visayas, and Dinagat Islands, Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands in Mindanao.

Based on PAGASA’s forecast, the storm will continue to move generally west northwestward or northwestward. TS Dante may weaken into a tropical depression on Friday and to Low Pressure Area on Saturday.

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About PLDT

PLDT is the Philippines’ largest fully integrated telco company. Through its principal business groups — from fixed line to wireless — PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks.

PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine — listed companies.

Further information can be obtained by visiting www.pldt.com

About Smart

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc., the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telecommunications company. Smart serves approximately 96% of the country’s cities and municipalities with its combined 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G network*, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 71.8 million Filipinos*, supporting the country’s growing digital economy, and providing the best customer experience for an increasingly digital Filipino lifestyle.

*as of end-March 2021

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