3-day signal cutoff during MassKara fest highlights

first_imgtelecommunication companies – Smartand Globe – to cut off all mobile phone services on Oct. 25, 26 and 27.“Security purposes” was cited as the reason for the planned shutdown. Bacolod City is gearing up to celebrate its world-renowned MassKara Festival on Oct. 18. The term “MassKara” is a coined word that means a multitude or mass of happy faces. SIGRIDSAYS.COM The signal jamming would affect calls,text messaging and mobile data in 6th to 24th Lacson Street at theLacson Tourism Strip during the electric masskara from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. onFriday. In the previous staging of MassKara,cell phone signal jamming was also observed in a bid to secure the safety ofrevelers joining the festivity./PN Several areas in Lizares-AranetaStreets to Bacolod Public Plaza will also be affected by the signal shutdownduring the street and arena dance competitions from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. onSaturday and Sunday respectively. “There shall be no signal direct andor reflected, coming from any cell site within one kilometer radius from thecenter of the event venue,” said NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba. Explaining the phone signal jamming,NTC said terrorists could detonate improvised explosives devices using cellphone signals. BACOLOD City – Network services fromall telecommunication companies will be temporarily shut down in several areasin this city during the three-day highlights of the 40th Ruby MassKaraFestival.  In its advisory, the NationalTelecommunications Commission (NTC) said it ordered the two major last_img read more