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Gov. Escudero launches Sorsogon Citizenry Emergency Hotline

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Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero led the launching of the Sorsogon Citizenry Emergency Hotline yesterday.

“Agarang responde sa anumang emergency ang inaasahan sa pagbubukas ng 911 emergency hotline na inilunsad kahapon sa Lalawigan,” the Capitol said.\

The said 911 local call center is now under the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) which is open 24 hours starting September 1.

Escudero also asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to pass an ordinance imposing penalties for those who will do “prank calls” in the said emergency hotline.

“This is a work in progress. Please don’t expect it to be perfect at the onset. Please don’t expect it to not have any problems from the beginning,”said the Governor.

“It will encounter some difficulties and growing pains, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks or at most months, smoothly running na po ang ating 911 system,” Escudero added.