PLDT eyes in­stal­la­tion of 911 hot­line in Pam­panga

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion gi­ant Philip­pine Long Dis­tance Tele­phone Com­pany (PLDT) is bent to build a call cen­ter with di­rect ac­cess to an 911 emer­gency hot­line for cit­i­zen com­plaints and emer­gen­cies through­out Pam­panga.

PLDT SME Na­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive An­gela Ca­ma­cho re­vealed yes­ter­day the pro­posal dur­ing a cour­tesy visit with Pam­panga Gov­er­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda at the Gov­er­nor’s Of­fice.

Ca­ma­cho said the “911” num­ber will serve as emer­gency hot­line for cit­i­zens in the prov­ince, where Ka­pam­pan­gans can call in to re­port any kind of ur­gent con­cerns such as crime, dis­as­ter or need for med­i­cal as­sis­tance.

“One of the good things is, if we do this in Pam­panga, there is no cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture

re­quired. It op­er­ates as a ser­vice. Mean­ing to say, MRCbased. It goes to op­er­a­tional ex­pen­di­tures,” Ca­ma­cho added.

She added the plan to put up an emer­gency re­sponse team is aimed at mak­ing sure of the speedy re­sponse on com­plaints, crises and dis­as­ters within the prov­ince.

Gov­er­nor Pineda pos­i­tively con­sid­ered the said pro­posal and talks are un­der­way as to what else will be needed.— Ma. Reina Len Luna/Pam­panga PIO

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