Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Davao City Collaborate with Telco to Address Peace and Order Concerns
Globe Telecom and the Davao City government are collaborating to help improve the peace and order situation in the city by putting in a place a hotline, 0917-Duterte (0917-3883783), to receive calls and texts relating to security concerns in the city.
Specifically, 0917-Duterte will serve as a special and dedicated mobile number for calls and texts from Davaoenos who will report possible leads to catch the perpetrators of the recent bombing incident in Davao.
“With the hotline number, Globe is able to help public officials and residents of Davao City in strengthening peace and order in the city by putting in place an easy to remember and accessible number where they can report leads and information that can help catch perpetrators of the recent bombing incident,” Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said, adding that regular call and text charges will be applied.
For her part, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said: “We would like to thank Globe for enabling this special mobile number to give Davaoenos access to a dedicated hotline that will definitely help solve the recent bombing incident that took place in the city. The hotline will definitely pave the way for a more concerted and collaborative effort from the people of Davao City to combat acts of senseless terrorism.”
In support of the government’s initiative to curb criminality and improve the overall peach and order situation in the country, Globe operationalized 911 and 8888, the government’s emergency and complaint hotlines, respectively. Globe is also providing inbound and outbound SMS accessibility for 2286 (Bato), a SMS hotline for the public to directly report incidents to the Philippine National Police.