Hotline 911 was officially launched on August 1, 2016. On its first day of operation, it received a total of 2,475 phone calls based on the initial data provided by the Philippine National Police. Unfortunately only 3% (75) of which were legitimate calls.
Prank callers swamped the hotline; there were 304 recorded prank calls on its the first day of operation alone.
Because of this, PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa issued a warning that the PNP will track down and arrest prank callers of hotline 911.
Here are a simple reminders of what to do when you call Hotline 911.