Internet down in parts of Luzon following big earthquake

Published July 27, 2022, 6:48 PM

by Robert D. Reyes

Internet outage after Luzon quake 27 JUL 2022

Following the massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake that shook the island of Luzon this morning, several parts of the region, particularly Ilocos Sur and Abra, remain not to have electric power and Internet services as of this posting.

Converge ICT issued advisories for their subscribers in Narvacan and Tagudin, both in the province of Ilocos Sur for possible connectivity issues as of 10:50 AM. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) assures their clientele that their technical team is working to resolve the issue at the soonest possible time.

As of 12:30 PM, Smart Communications issued a network advisory stating that emergency power generators are active on their towers (where available) and that the telecommunications company is working with power companies, as well as local government units to help restore services as soon as possible.

DITO Telecommunity and Globe Telecom have yet to issue network advisories as of this posting.

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development – Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD-DROMIC), Internet and electricity are currently down in some parts of Baguio City as of 12:35 PM.