In times of disaster, communication is just as crucial as food, water, and shelter, especially for the local government and agencies that coordinate emergency services for affected communities.
This is why PLDT and Smart came up with Ligtas Kit, part of the longstanding #SafeandSmart advocacy of the PLDT group that promotes preparedness and immediate response through continuous availability of communication services, mobile solutions, and activities to help communities mitigate disaster risks.
The group has turned over Ligtas Kits to three coastal municipalities of Bantayan, Santa Fe, and Madridejos in Bantayan Island, Cebu. They are among the first recipients of the Ligtas Kits.
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.