WeatherPhilippines, Globe Team Up for Disaster-Preparedness Advocacy
WeatherPhilippines Foundation has partnered with telecommunications company Globe Telecom, Inc. to increase the efficiency of its weather stations, and to complement local government’s efforts in disaster-preparedness.
Last August 7, 2014, Globe sealed its gold sponsorship for WeatherPhilippines by committing to donate 400 Globe sim cards, and its mobile data services, amounting to one million pesos per annum.
These sim cards, to be installed in the weather stations’ data loggers, will transmit real-time weather data from weather stations to the servers of WeatherPhilippines partner, MeteoGroup. Processed weather information from MeteoGroup servers can be accessed by the Filipino public, for free, at weather.com.ph.
During the contract-signing, WeatherPhilippines General Manager Celso Caballero III said “We want to achieve this goal with Globe, not just because it is an industry leader in telecommunications, but because it also has a strong commitment to enriching lives through ease and relevance. This is the passion that WeatherPhilippines wants to emulate in delivering critical, timely, and accurate weather information to its stakeholders.”
WeatherPhilippines is also looking forward to establishing future partnerships with more institutions who support its disaster-preparedness advocacy.
About WeatherPhilippines Foundation
WeatherPhilippines Foundation is a corporate social responsibility initiative of the Aboitiz Group, in partnership with Union Bank and MeteoGroup- a leading global weather services organization. It is the trusted and reliable private weather information organization that aims to reduce disaster risks in the country by providing free, critical weather forecasts to the Filipino public.
PAGASA reports remain as the official data; WeatherPhilippines only seeks to complement government’s efforts in enhancing the country’s disaster resilience.
This CSR initiative of WeatherPhilippines is made possible through the financial resources of the following platinum donors: SM Supermalls, ICTSI, Vista Land, NickelAsia, and LBC.