DILG activates text hotline

By on June 18, 2014


DILG Secretary Mar Roxas answering emails while waiting for his flight. Photo courtesy of Roxas' official Facebook page.
DILG Secretary Mar Roxas answering emails while waiting for his flight. Photo courtesy of Roxas’ official Facebook page.

MANILA — Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced the activation of a text hotline – 09176276927 – where the public can report complaints or any criminal activities in their localities.

In a statement, Roxas said he will personally attend to the complaints texted to him, adding that this will ensure confidentiality of information received from the public.

Roxas appealed to the public to provide the hotline with ‘actionable leads” or information with which the PNP can start investigation or follow-up action.

“Hinihingi ko sa publiko na ipadala ang kanilang impormasyon na maa-aksyunan o may magandang lead sa nasabing hotline number,” he said.

“Para sa ating mga kababayan na nag aalangan na mag report sa local na pulis o di sila nakakasiguro, ipadala lang po diyan ang info. Pero ang hinihiling po natin ay info na maaaksyunan po at may mga detalye. Hindi na kailangan ng pangalan ng informer, pero ang specific na detalye para mapuntahan at maaksyunan agad,” he added.

The DILG chief assured the public of prompt response from their messages, particularly if they have any knowledge of any criminal activity in their locality; wrongdoings of rogue PNP members; and how the police can serve the public better.

“Sisiguruhin natin na ang buong pwersa nga PNP ay nakahanda upang tumalima sa mga reklamo o sumbong hinggil sa kriminalidad na nagaganap o magaganap sa kani-kanilang lokalidad,” he noted.