"LIGTAS KITS" from PLDT SMART shed more light and saves lives in Bantayan Island LGUs

By Athina Angliongto - 8:57:00 PM


PLDT and Smart Communications has done it again! They have exerted efforts once again in helping our kababayans by turning over LIGTAS KITS to three municipalities in Bantayan Island, Cebu namely Bantayan, Santa Fe and Madridejos.

The PLDT-Smart LIGTAS KITS are an all-in-one package that aims to support LGUs and Disaster Response agencies with emergency communication devices which will enable the users to quickly respond to affected communities in times of natural crises.

Packed in a protective hard case, each kit comes with a power station, solar panel, rechargeable handy megaphone, crank radio, satellite phone (SmartSAT) with initial load, smartphone, Smart LTE pocket Wi-Fi, rechargeable flashlight, and whistle.

“The Ligtas Kit provides helpful tools for disaster preparedness and response, and underscores our efforts to innovate and leverage on PLDT and Smart services to strengthen efforts of LGUs and agencies to assist their people especially in times of crisis,” said Marylou Gocotano, head of Visayas Relations under Stakeholder Management at PLDT and Smart.

Present during the turnover are the municipal mayors and their respective Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Head: Hon. Mayor Arthur Despi and Bantayan DRRMO Head Erwin Tinga of LGU Bantayan; Hon. Mayor Romeo Villaceran and DRRMO Head Jessie Estellore of LGU Madridejos; and Hon. Mayor Ithamar Espinosa and DRRMO Head Leah Escarlan of LGU Santa Fe.


The PLDT-Smart LIGTAS KIT forms part of the longstanding #SafeandSmart advocacy of the PLDT group, and their wonderful commitment to promote preparedness and immediate response through continuous availability of communication services, mobile solutions, and activities to help communities mitigate disaster risks.


This effort also underscores the commitment of PLDT and Smart to attaining the UNSDGs, particularly SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Thank you so much PLDT-SMART for this wonderful gesture in helping our fellow KABABAYANS.


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