DILG: Gov’t’s 911 hotline gets 2.54 million prank calls in 2019

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 03/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s 911 emergency hotline received a total of 2.54 million fraudulent, hoax or prank calls in 2019, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) revealed Wednesday. Of the 18.4 million calls…

Authorities appeal to pranksters: Stop calling to disrupt operations

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/06/2016

The heightened police and military alert after the Davao City bombing last Friday had gotten many people vigilant; unfortunately, including eager pranksters actively jumping at every opportunity to play a joke. The pranks have caused undue alarm,…

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