SO the public will be well-informed during calamities and other emergencies, Smart Telecommunications Inc. and Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Co. turned over the Infocast Project to the Cebu City Government yesterday.
The project, which was given for free to the City, will be used to give out advisories.
Smart executives and Mayor Tomas Osmeña attended the launching of the project in the Social Hall of City Hall.
Greggy Senados of the Public Information Office (PIO) said that Smart Infocast is a web-based communications solutions that allows the City to send warnings, advisories, preparedness tips, and important announcements.
The City can send advisories to 25,000 Smart, PLDT, Talk and Text, and Sun Cellular subscribers daily.
Other mobile network subscribers can be covered if the City will load the system.
The barangay officials and school heads in the city as well as the public information officers of other local government units will be prioritized in the sending of advisories.
They will then help disseminate the information to others.
The Infocast Project will be managed by the PIO. The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will have access to it at the Command and Control Center in Barangay Mambaling.