In its aim to intensify emergency and disaster preparedness in communities, the Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI), in partnership with various government agencies namely the City Police Office, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Kilos Agad Action Center (KAAC), City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), City DILG, DepEd and Land Transportation Office (LTO), led the launching of a promotional project for various emergency hotlines in Puerto Princesa on Friday, July 15. The project primarily aims to enhance the public’s access to response systems that are available to them during emergency situations.
According to PSFI Project Officer Alexa Jeanne Lash, their first goal is to post stickers providing emergency hotlines in jeepneys, buses, tricycles and other public modes of transportation in order to take advantage of the vehicles’ visibility and mobility. Aside from that, they also intend to go down the grass roots level by partnering with different barangays of Puerto Princesa, reaching out to as many people as possible.
Representatives from LTO, PNP, BFP, KAAC and CDRRMC lauded PSFI’s initiative in creating the project; they believe it will be of great help in terms of disaster prevention or immediate rescue. According to Director Rey Maranan of the DILG, “Simple things mean a lot. Before we go to the complexity of disaster or emergency preparedness, we have to go back to basic, and that is information and communication.”
The following are the emergency numbers as promoted by PSFI:
KAAC (For ambulance): 4349426 / 09275755477 / 09504912599
BFP (For fire): 4340012 / 09257077717 / 097 78551600
CDRRMO/Patrol 117 (For disasters): 4335322 / 4348808 / 09277972009 / 09186080022
PNP (For crime): 4349889 / 4349887 /09778557732 / 09399022367