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Globe and Smart to implement 911 Emergency Hotline

A new hotline for Filipinos in need is soon arriving as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), PLDT/Smart Communications, Inc., and Globe Telecom all agreed to a deal for the creation of National 911 Emergency Hotline.

The agreement was signed on July 14 by DILG Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueno, DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Smart Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and Globe CEO Ernest L. Cu.

National 911 Emergency Hotline is expected to launch on August 1, replacing the previous national emergency telephone number called Patrol 117, which was launched back in 2003.

Meanwhile, a Presidential complaint office is also on the horizon with hotline number 8888.

(Photo Source: Mon Isberto)