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Singtel donates 500,000 Philippine Pesos to Globe’s disaster relief efforts for Sendong victims

Singapore, 23 December 2011 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), in support of its Philippines associate’s relief efforts for Typhoon Sendong victims, is pledging 500,000 Philippine Pesos to Globe Telecom’s corporate social responsibility programme, Globe Bridging Communities.

The donation will be used to provide relief items, including drinking water and medicines, to families affected by the flash floods and landslides that were triggered by the typhoon.

Ms Aileen Tan, Singtel’s Group Director of Human Resource, said, “We wish to express our condolences for the loss of life and destruction caused by Typhoon Sendong. Together with Globe, our regional mobile associate, we hope to play a part in assisting the Filipinos in their recovery efforts.”

Globe has responded swiftly to the calamity by offering free call and SMS services to victims, as well as setting up internet stations in evacuation centres to help them contact their kin. Globe has pledged approximately 750,000 Philippine Pesos in-kind while its employees donated 250,000 Philippine Pesos to fund on-going relief efforts.