Making good on its guarantee, the Philippine National Police activated 911 hotline across the country on the very first day of August.
PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, along with Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, revealed the activation in a press instruction at Camp Crame on Monday.
" Exactly one month given that my assumption as chief PNP, we currently have newly launched 911 hotline number as the nationwide emergency response number," Dela Rosa claimed.
At the same time, the tough-talking police chief issued warnings to prank callers that the authorities would certainly track them down and also jail them.
Since 12:01 a.m., the PNP surveillance facility manned by 45 agents videotaped 2,475 telephone calls. Of that number, just 75 were genuine.
A total of 304 were pranks while 1,119 were dropped calls.
Dela Rosa stated that, for the meantime, the initial responders would certainly be PNP members only.
He claimed the entire PNP, its 18 regional offices, 85 provincial officials, 1,100 city police offices as well as 5 police districts in Metro Manila, have been notified and will resolve emergency problems in their respective areas delivered through the hotline.