SKY intensifies Oplan Kontra Putol Campaign with Barangayan Roadshows in Metro Manila

SKY, a leading cable and broadband provider in the Philippines, is stepping up its fight against rampant illegal cable cutting and theft through its “Oplan Kontra Putol” campaign. The company is bolstering its information drive with “#OplanKontraPutol Barangayan: Sama-sama Laban sa Putol-Kable,” a grassroots initiative that aims to educate the public about cable cutting and how it affects the daily lives of communities relying on cable TV and internet connectivity.

Illegal cable cutting has been a persistent problem, with SKY and its telco partners reporting over 472 incidents in Mega Manila and Cebu since January 2022. To address this issue, SKY is partnering with barangay and local government unit officials across Metro Manila to conduct a series of Barangayan roadshows starting in May.

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Repairing damaged cables
#OplanKontraPutol Barangayan Roadshow

The #OplanKontraPutol Barangayan roadshows cover topics such as intentional and accidental cable cutting, mistaking fiber cables containing copper, and the effects of illegal cable cutting on households, businesses and communities. Presentations also discuss 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 their corresponding repercussions to perpetrators found guilty of illegal cable cutting.

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Information Drive
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Information Drive

The events also highlight SKY’s continuous programs and collaborative efforts with various telcos in the country. The company will share its five-pronged strategy to readily address these situations, which includes technical visits, filing of barangay reports, monitoring of affected sites, deployment of SKY team for assistance, and call-to-action to report similar cases.

The first leg of the Kontra Putol Barangayan roadshow was held May 9 at the Muntinlupa Sports Center, attended by barangay representatives from hotspot areas for illegal cable cutting in the city. During the talks, Muntinlupa was lauded as the city in Metro Manila with the lowest number of reported incidents of illegal cable cutting since 2022, and no reported incidents since the start of 2023.

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SKY Security Manager Gerry Basada
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Certificate of Appreciation presented by SKY Branch Operations Center Cluster Head Rey Diaz to Muntinlupa PIO Alber Sembrero

SKY credits this achievement to the dedication of the Muntinlupa City local government in creating a safe and secure environment for businesses to operate and people to thrive through upholding the rule of law.

SKY will then bring the event series to other hotspot areas in Metro Manila such as Quezon City and San Juan soon.

Reporting Illegal Cable Cutting

SKY encourages subscribers and concerned citizens to report cases of illegal cable cutting to prevent further service interruptions to households. Reports can be made through SKY’s 24/7 messaging platform KYLA on Viber, Facebook Messenger, or SKY’s official website. 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. Reports can also be filed through

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#OplanKontraPutol Barangayan Roadshow attendees
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SKY #OplanKontraPutol Barangayan Roadshow Team

Details provided in a recent press release.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its initiatives to improve services to its subscribers.

Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

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