27 January 2006

No Internet in Quezon City. No good reporting in INQ7.

A Bayantel customer service representative admitted, "we've been flooded with calls from the Quezon City area about the outage."

...Joevel Rivera, vice president, product development and management division of Bayantel, told INQ7.net that there is no major outage in Quezon City.

He said the problem might be isolated in a few areas.

There is no major outage because we could have been swamped with calls,” Rivera added.

In Philippine journalism, being swamped with calls is way way different from being flooded with calls...

Oh and remember International Internet Free Day on Sunday, January 30.