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Globe’s Public Advisory for Typhoon Glenda

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Globe Telecom announced that areas heavily affected by Typhoon Glenda also experienced service disruption due to commercial power outages. In its initial network assessment report mobile services were affected in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Quezon and Sorsogon.

Yoly Crisanto, Globe corporate communications head said that the company’s technical personnel are on ground to do immediate restoration of services. Cellsites are equipped with alternate power sources such as batteries and gensets in light of prolonged loss of commercial power. Several cellsite antennas have been reportedly damaged by the strong winds. However, no major infrastructure damage has been reported as of this time.

“Our onground technical team are continuously providing reports and doing site assessments for immediate service recovery,” Crisanto said. The telecommunications provider had earlier activated regional disaster teams in South Luzon, North Luzon and Metro Manila to also address relief operations and assistance.

Globe is also preparing to mobilize libreng tawag facilities and relief operations in the typhoon devastated areas. “We will start putting up libreng tawag centers and relief operations in the affected areas as soon as we get the go signal that it is safe to deploy people there,” Crisanto said.

Source: Globe Telecom Community Page.

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Ironman 70.3 Philippines Triathlon Competition on August 22, 2010 at Camarines Sur

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The Ironman 70.3 Philippines triathlon competition, which is open to Filipino and international triathletes, will be held on August 22, 2010 in the scenic province of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region of Luzon island.

The event is a physically intense, 70.3-mile triathlon race where competitors swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles around a demanding course in Camarines Sur, which has gained worldwide attention as the newest sports tourism capital of the Philippines.

The race starts at the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC), which boasts of the largest wakeboard park in the world, where the athletes dive into the freshwater lagoon and tackle the swim leg.

They then get on their bicycles and pedal through the national highway, where a spectacular view of Mount Isarog awaits them.

After completing the cycling leg, they run a lung-busting half-marathon through several towns towards the provincial capital Naga City, before finishing back at the CWC.

The competition is open to men and women aged at least 18 years from across the globe. Participants compete individually or as part of a relay team comprising three athletes regardless of gender or nationality under a corporate or collegiate set-up.

Source: Positive News Media

Written by Raffy Pekson II

June 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

First Millennium School at Camarines Sur

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The province of Camarines Sur achieved another first with the choice of Nato High School of Sagñay as the site of the first ever global millennium school of the country. The millennium school is a product of the Global Millennium School Design Competition initiated by the Be Better Build Better Program advocates whose main objective is to devise a school structural design that utilizes indigenous materials like bamboo that could withstand typhoons and rough monsoon weather.

The ground-breaking event last May 15 was attended by various stakeholders including the officials and members from United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), the Private Sector Disaster Management Network (PSDMN), Petron Foundation, and ABS CBN Bayan Foundation, Department of Education (DepEd), the provincial government and local government of Sagnay.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

May 28, 2009 at 4:32 pm