MVP signs MOA to transition from Patrol 117 to 911
Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP), Chariman of PLDT-Smart, has recently signed a memorandum of agreement between the Philippine government and private sector partners to transition to 911 emergency service.
The country currently uses 117, aka Patrol 117, as the national emergency telephone number, but under the Duterte administration, it will soon be replaced by 911 which will be linked to the Nationwide Emergency Response Center.
The 911 hotline was implemented by Duterte in Davao during his time as the city’s Mayor. The new President now wants the same system for the whole country.
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Globe has also signed a MOA for the transition. Read more about it here.