Help map cell signals in areas affected by Yolanda

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Rappler is crowdsourcing the status of cell signals in areas affected by Yolanda

MANILA, Philippines – Almost two weeks after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck central Philippines, the country’s largest telecommunications firms are still working on restoring services in storm-affected areas.

On November 15, Smart Communications and affiliate Sun Cellular announced that they have restored 84% of network coverage in cities and municipalities ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda.

Globe Telecom announced that it has restored 70% of its services in the Visayas.

Re-establishing communication lines is crucial as relatives and friends continue to scour the Internet for word about missing loved ones living in affected areas.  

Help us crowdsource the status of cell phone signals in areas affected by Yolanda. 



How to make a direct report on the map:

  1. Click on the  button to open the reporting form.
  2. Choose what you want to report: status of power or roads and bridges in a particular area.
  3. Provide the complete details, including the exact location and short description of the report.
  4. You may also want to provide your contact details so Rappler or its volunteer mappers can verify the report.
  5. Click on submit to send the report to Rappler. It will be mapped instantly. Refresh your page to view it.


Help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Visit Rappler’s list of ongoing relief operations in your area. Tell us about your relief and recovery initiatives, email: or tweet us @moveph.

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