Globe is working with local governments and law enforcement to reduce cable theft, which has seen a 60% drop in the first half of 2023, the company said in a statement.
It added that they are also replacing copper wires with fiber optic cables, which have no resale value and are not accepted in junk shops.
Globe said that compared to nearly 2,000 cases from January to May of 2022, cases in the same period for this year is now down to 746 only.
Globe is working with local governments and law enforcement to reduce cable theft in areas with the highest incidence, including Cebu City (498 cases), Quezon City (171 cases), Manila (161 cases), Mandaue City (118 cases), Valenzuela City (73 cases), Malabon City (67 cases), Pasig City (64 cases), Liloan and Consolacion, Cebu (each with 62 cases).
“Cable theft is a crime that disrupts our customers’ internet service, which they rely on for education, work, and livelihood,” said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President of Globe At Home Broadband Business. “We are working with our partners to address this problem and bring cable theft numbers down.”
The public can report cable theft incidents to Globe’s Security Hotline (0917 6888545) or the PNP hotline (911).