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Mayor cites importance of no network service during Hermosa special events

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Mayor Beng Climaco has stressed the vital importance of implementing a no network service during selected special events and activities of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in a bid to ensure utmost security and order to effectively deter sabotage and terror attack.

The mayor said that amid the merry-making and festivities during the entire duration of the Hermosa Festival the paramount concern of the city government, police and military is safety and well-being of the local populace and also the guests and visitors.

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) as per request of the city government adopted the no networks services to safeguard the safety of the people attending the different events of the Zamboanga Hermosa festival, the mayor furthered.

“Despite the tight security measures adopted in the entire city, we enjoin the citizenry to always stay alert and vigilant,” she stressed.

The NTC memorandum is a security measure during the Hermosa Festival.  As per advice by the National Telecommunication (NTC) the no network services shall also be implemented on October 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Street Dance Competition, and  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Parade of Lights. And also on Oct. 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the grand procession in the city in honor of the Fiesta de Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar.

There shall be no signal, direct and/or reflected, coming from any cell sites (base stations) within two-kilometer radius from the center of the event venues. —Kimberly Panarigan & Nica J. Locson, Lea Dolosa, Shelma S. Daih (WMSU OJT)




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