SKY continues to intensify the fight against rampant illegal cable cutting and theft as the company bolsters the information drive of its "Oplan Kontra Putol" campaign with "#OplanKontraPutol Barangayan: Sama-sama Laban sa Putol-Kable," in coordination with respective barangay and local government unit (LGU) officials across Metro Manila, beginning this May.
The upcoming Kontra Putol Barangayan roadshow is SKY's grassroots initiative to educate the public about cable cutting and how it adversely affects the daily lives of communities relying on cable TV and internet connectivity. Since January 2022, SKY and its telco partners have reported over 472 incidents of illegal cable-cutting in Mega Manila and Cebu.
For its initial leg starting May 9 (Tuesday), SKY brings the Kontra Putol Barangayan event to one of NCR's hotspot areas where several cases of illegal cable cutting have been recorded, Muntinlupa City, 10 AM at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. Then, the latest installment will head over to another hotspot area in Metro Manila, San Juan City, on May 22 (Monday).
Among the topics to be discussed are the differences between intentional and accidental cable cutting, mistaking fiber cables containing copper, and laws circumventing the criminal act, including RA 10515 (Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013) and articles from the Revised Penal Code on Theft and Malicious Mischief alongside its corresponding repercussions. The event will also run down SKY's continuous programs and collaborative efforts with various telcos in the country.
Apart from the cascade of the necessary information to curb further cases of the criminal act, SKY will also share with the attendees its five-pronged strategy to readily address these situations: technical visits, filing of barangay reports, monitoring of affected sites, deployment of SKY team for assistance, and call-to-action to report similar cases.
In line with its stringent Oplan Kontra Putol campaign, SKY urges the public to report these cases to not only hold perpetrators accountable but also prevent further service interruptions to households within the vicinity.
Subscribers and concerned citizens alike can report cases of illegal cable cutting via www.mysky.com.ph/kontraputol or by messaging SKY's 24/7 messaging platform KYLA on Viber (mysky.com.ph/kylaofsky), Facebook Messenger (m.me/myskyupdates), and SKY's official website (mysky.com.ph/message-us).
For those based in Mega Manila, SKY also ensures the availability of its security hotline +63 2 34499111 for daily monitoring and reporting of cable-cutting incidents.