Globe cuts off service on Black Nazarene due to security
If you are wondering why there’s no cellular signal around Quiapo and neighboring areas from Globe and other telcos today, it’s because they’ve cut off signal for security reasons as we celebrate the Black Nazarene.
Globe has been sending out notices via Twitter/FB (and just now, via SMS) that this is in accordance to government requests.
The President has earlier made an announcement that terror threats have been raised to coincide with the feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo.
The request to cut off cell signal in those areas could be a precautionary measure (probably to hinder remotely-triggered bombs).
Other telcos were also asked by the government to suspende services in the areas where the procession will happen. We haven’t gotten any SMS alert from Smart or Sun Cellular yet as of this time.