PNP officially launches the nationwide emergency hotline

The Philippine National Police (PNP) officially launched on Monday, August 1, the nationwide 911 emergency hotline during the 24th Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) anniversary held at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Initially implemented in Davao City during the mayoral stint of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the 911 emergency hotline aims to combat crime and respond to people in need of immediate assistance.

“The President (Rodrigo R. Duterte) ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to nationalize the highly successful Davao hotline for response, which incidentally, we will inaugurate today – the 911 hotline. Truly, our President is a president that advocates strengthening community relation,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said yesterday.

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Another hotline institutionalized was the ‘8888’ citizen hotline solely devoted for complaints on corruption, underperforming employees, and red tape in the government.

Both hotlines are accessible to all Filipinos for 24/7.

Also, present during the launch were PNP Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa.

Andanar challenged the PCRG to improve community relations between the police and the public.

“What programs and activities will PCRG plan in order to operationalize in the PNP the President’s call to be a partner for change?” he said.

 He also echoed Duterte’s commitment to fight criminality, illegal drugs and corruption. 

“Our President called on you (PNP) not to lower your guard, to double your efforts, and triple if need be,” he said.

“To our police officers and other officials do your job and you will have the unwavering support of the Office of the President,” he ended. | AJRSP

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