LEGAZPI CITY, May 23 (PNA) -- Albay Gov. Joey Salceda led Globe Telecom subscribers in Albay in assailing the company's unexplained service interruption since Saturday.
In a statement at his Facebook wall, Salceda warned the firm of a congressional sanction if the problem is not remedied.
He said he had asked the National Telecommunications Commission to investigate this man-made disaster and impose penalties that are sufficiently high to deter the repetition of the situation.
Globe subscribers in Albay have been complaining of either poor or absence of signal in their phones for the past two days.
Salceda also warned the telecommunications firm that if it cannot not remedy its current poor service to its subscribers, he will be forced to file a resolution in the House of Congress for the revocation of the firm’s franchise.
“If this is not done before July 27, when Congress opens, then my first order of business in the House of Representatives is the revocation of its franchise,” he said.
Salceda said the unannounced, unexplained and almost uninterrupted service interruption of Globe Telecom since Saturday could not be left unpunished.
He even cited the ill consequences on the normalcy of lives and livelihood of thousands of subscribers, especially those non-restorable and non-recoverable effects.
“Globe should give just compensation of Php30 vouchers good for one day to texting, calling and surfing subscribers,” the congressman-elect said. (PNA) LGI/FGS/MSA/CBD/EDS