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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Globe Reports Battery Theft In Its Network

Leading digital solutions platform, Globe, has observed a significant increase in cases of battery theft within its network facilities.


In the last two months alone, Globe reported two incidents of battery theft in Metro Manila that occurred in broad daylight: one in Malabon on September 23 and another in Tondo on October 20. I Photo: Aboitiz InfraCapital



In the first half of the year, 834 batteries were reported stolen, marking a 2.4-fold increase compared to the 352 cases recorded for the entire 2022.


Breaking down the figures regionally, Mindanao reported the highest number of incidents with 424, followed by Visayas with 363, and the Greater Manila Area with 47.



These batteries play a crucial role as backup power during area-specific commercial power outages, especially in times of disaster. Without them, affected areas become vulnerable to telecommunication service interruptions.


In the last two months alone, Globe reported two incidents of battery theft in Metro Manila that occurred in broad daylight: one in Malabon on September 23 and another in Tondo on October 20.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

Mike Honig, Globe Head of Network Field Maintenance for GMA, commented, “Battery theft, especially those brazenly carried out during the day, are a stark reminder of the challenges we face. While we're dedicated to ensuring 24/7 reliability, the increasing incidents of battery theft undermine our ability to maintain uninterrupted service, especially during power outages.”


Business: Business men in suite and tie in a work meeting in the office located in the financial district.

Globe is actively working with local authorities to address the issue and is urging Local Government Units (LGUs) to conduct random inspections in their areas, as securing telecom providers' equipment benefits the entire community.


The public is also warned that buying stolen property is subject to legal action. Those caught colluding in the purchase and sale of such property will face legal consequences.




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