PNP, NTC shut down mobile phone services in Manila
Smart Communications and Sun Cellular have issued a public advisory regarding the shutting down mobile phone services in parts of Manila, Makati, and Quezon City. This is upon the instruction of the Philippine National Police (PNP) through the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
The shutdown of mobile services started Sunday evening, May 7, 2017. Both Smart and Sun mention that they were advised not to issue an advisory earlier or prior to the shutdown because of the ‘sensitivity of ongoing police operations’.
On the other hand, Globe was able to release their own public advisory last night — saying that they will temporarily suspend mobile services for 48 hours in Quiapo, Manila and neighboring vicinities. This includes calls, texts, and mobile data services until they get clearance from NTC to resume coverage.
Do you still experience lack of services in the mentioned areas? Share your status below and which telecom you’re using.