Smart Communications has temporarily shut down the operation of its cell sites in some parts of Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati, Malabon, Caloocan and Quezon City that are near Manila to ensure the security of the public during the annual Black Nazarene procession.
Smart assured that services will be restored as soon as possible upon guidance from authorities.
The mobile communications firm earlier announced that it temporarily shut down mobile phone services of Smart, Talk N Text (TNT), and Sun Cellular in Quiapo, Manila and along the route of the Black Nazarene procession in compliance with the directive of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Monday.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has ordered that network services from all telecommunication companies be shut down in Manila during the feast of the Black Nazarene.
Source: Philippines News Agency