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Samsung partners with PNP for Samsung 321 app

Samsung Electronics Philipines Corporation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their partnership to develop the Samsung 321 mobile app.

The Samsung 321 mobile app is an already-existing app that allows the user to contact the nearest emergency services such as Police Stations, Fire Stations, Medial Assistance, Motor and Traffic Assistance, National Disaster Hotlines, and the Red Cross, with the help of GPS.

Once installed on a smartphone, the service app can be launched through the device’s app page, dialer, or emergency call button. The app covers over 84 locations nationwide, including Batangas, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Occidental Mindoro, Albay, and Palawan, besides the National Capital Region.

“We at Samsung constantly aim to innovate and take steps to enhance the lives of our consumers,” says Julius Arguson, Product Engineering and Technical Compliance Head for IT & Mobile. “For mobile, this is that step. Apart from convenience, we want Samsung mobile devices to be an instrument for people to feel safe and secure wherever they may be. To be able to do that, it’s important that we work hand-in-hand with institutions like the PNP, who share the same goals and objectives.”

“We are happy to be working with Samsung for this project,” says PDIR Napoleon C. Taas, Director of PNP Directorate for ICT Management. “We are grateful for their support for national safety. We are looking forward to releasing the app to the public and are confident that it will be a great help to many Filipinos, and a staple in their smartphones.”

The Samsung 321 app is available for download at the Google Play Store.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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