Smart provides free calls to Ormoc sea mishap survivors


Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has extended relief to the surviving passengers of M/V Kim Nirvana, which capsized Thursday just after leaving the port of Ormoc City.

The telco, through its regional distributor, has set up a libreng tawag station inside the Supercat Terminal in Ormoc on Thursday to provide free calls to stranded passengers as well as to Philippine Red Cross personnel that are coordinating relief in the area.

Under its #SafePH advocacy program, Smart recognizes the importance of communications support to affected communities in times of disasters and has been consistently providing free calls, charging of mobile phone batteries, and even data services when needed.