911 Philippines Emergency Hotlines to be Operational Beginning August 1

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ARE YOU READY FOR 911 PHILIPPINES?

Beginning 1st of August, President Duterte’s plans of launching a nationwide emergency hotline will be in full effect, a fulfillment of his promise during the election period, which was to adopt Davao City’s emergency response system and implement an active service on a national scale.

911 will be assigned to the Nationwide Emergency Response Center, which will cater to all emergencies, while 8888 will serve as the portal for all concerns regarding corruption and inefficiency of government officials.

According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the official memorandum order on the “911” code was already issued. On July 21, DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno conducted a test call to 911 requesting police assistance at the NTC building. The Philippine National Police were able to respond within 10 minutes, while the Bureau of Fire Protection arrived within 20 minutes. As per the NTC, all calls placed to the Patrol 117 emergency hotline starting August 1 will be rerouted to the 911 Command Center.

The 24-hour hotlines will be hosted by Globe Telecommunications, Inc., who has announced that they are prepared for the August 1 launch. “We are expediting the migration of our system to immediately enable transmission of SMS through 8888,” says Globe General Counsel Froilan Castelo. “We are confident that we will be able to achieve this target within the timeframe of 30-45 days given to us by the government.”

However, Filipinos shared violent reactions online after Globe Telecom declared on Wednesday that atop the standard call costs, an additional Php5 would be charged for each emergency call. Castelo says that this suggestion from the government was to avoid the occurrence of prank calls, but Sueno states that President Duterte’s directive was to make it free of charge. Nonetheless, until a new executive order has been issued regarding the matter, all 911 calls will be shouldered by the caller.

Comments

  1. We are ready. Prank calls malapit na ang sim card registration

  2. Tama lang yan para mai report na ung mga tamad na empleyado ng gobyerno lalo na sa lto, at immigration at sss.

  3. Promise pa lang.the photo shown was the inauguration of the 400 firetrucks that PNOY procured for barangays and davao was one recipient of this firetrucks.

  4. LUTASIN MUNA ANG TRAFIC BAGO MAG 911.AANHIN ANG PAGRESPONDE AGAD KUNG GRABI NAMN TRAFIC.XD

  5. Pres DU30 really make it happen, In a span of one month he has a lot of achievements, I’m really happy and proud to be one of the 16M people who voted him, God bless po always!!!!

  6. Sya lang talaga ang naging presidente na may malasakit sa tao

  7. 8888 for call only do not attempt to text eh unli kayo ng globe ^_^

  8. Wow, ang galing! magbabayad na ako ng emergency call na dati free. Ehh paano kung wala akong load. Patay.. Hail duterte

  9. Yes.thank you po.God bless you Pres.Duterte.

  10. Worth it ang boto ko Kay tatay digong.

  11. tulongan nyo ko Kay pres n maextend ang renewal ng liscence n hanggang s DEC 2016 n lang ..e kaso dto ako s Papua new guinea naghintay p ko karelibo ko ..I’m a captain of a fishing vessel ..pls help me

  12. suwerte ang pangulong duterte siya ang napusohan ng maraming mamamayan.puwedi rin siyang dayahin pero masyadong garapal kaya ang kinakatakutan na lang nila ang nilaglag ng mga demonyo.ang kawawa ay ang mga nadaya laluna si bbm.

  13. Tama para maireport kng yng binilhan ko ng lupa. At bininta din ya sa iba.

  14. Ready ko para ireport ko ung nang gagansyo ng

  15. BAKA PALAGI BUSY OR NO ONE ANSWERS…..HEHEHE

  16. ang bilis ng aksiyon. maraming salamat Mr. President.

  17. Sya lng ang tumupad sa mga ipinangako nya nung election period. Di nasayang boto ko. Keep it up Tatay Digong.

  18. Sa wakas nai angat narin natin ang pangangailangan ng emergency responce natin.

  19. Pano ung mga prank calls???

  20. bakit 911, di bat sa America yun? ._.
    update: <--- curious and lost kid

  21. Sn po gmitin ng tama pr d maaksaya oras ng operator

  22. Yan ang tunay na tao,tinupad ang pangako

  23. Yes po.. God bless you Mr president..

  24. Hahaha bilang na maliligayang araw nyong mga corrupt at masusungit na epleyado sa gobyerno!!!!

  25. Thank you Mr President… God bless…

  26. Hear them out thru 8888 . Good move

  27. Very good Mr. President. Thank you

  28. Thank you Mr president. God bless po

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