What to Do When Stopped at a Police Checkpoint

The President placed the entire country under a “State of Lawlessness” following the bombing incident in Davao City last weekend.  Under this Presidential declaration, police and military presence are heightened through checkpoints in strategic locations, particularly in city streets and major thoroughfares. Here are reminders on how drivers must properly respond when asked to stopContinue reading “What to Do When Stopped at a Police Checkpoint”

Something to Look Forward to: Mobile App to Report Crimes and Emergencies

Last Monday, September 5, 2016, the PNP, in cooperation with the country’s leading telecommunication companies, launched a mobile app called “Itaga Mo Sa Bato”.  It is meant to let subscribers connect to an emergency hotline platform to report an emergency or request for immediate assistance.  This is still in line with President’s 911 and 8888Continue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Mobile App to Report Crimes and Emergencies”

SIM Card Registration Act: Boon or Bane?

Following the successful launch of the government’s emergency and complaints hotlines last August 1, 2016, the proposal to implement the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards surfaced once more.  This was triggered by the influx of prank and dropped calls when the said hotlines went live for the first time.  According to authorities, people willContinue reading “SIM Card Registration Act: Boon or Bane?”

Is It Right to Charge Pinoys When Calling the 8888 and 911 Government Hotlines?

Everyone is excited with the upcoming launch of the government’s hotlines: the 8888 for citizens’ complaints and 911 for emergency cases.  These are set to go live beginning Monday, August 1, 2016 as part of the government’s drive to promote safety and security in the country, as well as discourage unethical practices and behavior ofContinue reading “Is It Right to Charge Pinoys When Calling the 8888 and 911 Government Hotlines?”