Disaster Resilience


Smart Communities in Disaster Resilience: Creating a #SafeandSmart Philippines

The Philippines is among the countries hardest hit by natural disasters every year and in times of disasters and emergencies, communications can be a lifeline for those affected. As a provider of this enabling technology, Smart is in a unique position to provide communications vital before, during, and after disasters.  

As a signatory to the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Smart is committed to building a culture of resilience by equipping communities with disaster preparedness and emergency skills, providing communications as aid to communities affected, and facilitating access to information for humanitarian agencies, government, and NGOs.  

In compliance with Republic Act 10639, Smart sends out free mobile disaster alerts during natural and man-made disasters and calamities through its Emergency Cell Broadcast System or eCBS. 

Anchored on its core value of ‘malasakit’, Smart provides immediate relief to communities affected by disasters. 

Under its Disaster Resilience advocacy, Smart advocates for disaster preparedness and response to create a #SafeandSmart Philippines. 


Ligtas Kit

  • A portable, all-in-one package that contains tools and devices to provide emergency communications to communities vital before, during, and after disasters  


  • An awareness program that helps communities prepare for disasters and emergencies  

Communications as Aid

  • Emergency communications stations that provide free calls, charging services, and WiFi to communities affected by disasters and emergencies


  • Aid provided to communities affected by disasters and emergencies 

Quick Figures (to date): 

 Disaster Preparedness 

  • Deployed 20 Ligtas Kits to hazard-prone LGUs and trained 50 participants from 19 LGUs on Emergency Communications
  • Engaged 359 LGUs & schools, reaching 44,0007 participants for its #SafePH caravan

 Disaster Response (2022 Figures) 

  • Set up 57 emergency calling stations
  • Provided 9 GAs & LGUs with communications support
  • Distributed 17,396 relief aid to communities affected by disasters
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