Ever wonder why your mobile signal’s gone along the route of black nazarene procession. Well, this has been planned. I found that out from the post of my friend blogger, Technobaboy.
Read more of his post here:
If you’re in an area that’s along the route of the Black Nazarene procession, you may have experienced signal loss on your mobile phones. This was purposely done by the telcos in accordance with a directive from the government which cited security threats.
The government asked telcos to temporarily disconnect their services along the route of the Black Nazarene procession as a form of security measure. President Aquino himself held an emergency press conference on Sunday saying that a local terrorist group may disrupt the procession. Since cellular phones are one of the common triggers for explosives, the government thought it wise to disrupt the signal in areas covered by the procession. These areas are mainly in Manila.
ADVISORY: In the interest of national security, please be informed that mobile subscribers of all telcos in certain areas ofManilawill experience temporary loss of signal due to security measures being conducted by the government in line with the feast of the Black Nazarene. Please stand by for more updates. Thank you.
Smart Communications, on the other hand, posted this on its Facebook page.
Smart Advisory: We have been briefed by the government regarding the security situation with respect to the Black Nazarene procession that is happening right now.
Based on that briefing, we are fully cooperating with the government in order to address the situation and have agreed to take certain precautionary measures to enhance public safety in and around the procession areas.