Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is already drafting an Executive Order to make the hotline calls for 911 and 8888 free of charge. In this regard, government will be shouldering the expenses for the calls.
On Friday, in an interview with GMA News (24 oras), DILG promised that calls to those emergency numbers will soon be free of charge.
· 8888 – Will be the hotline for government related complaints
· 911 – Is the hotline for the urgent and emergency concerns
If this Executive Order will be approved, Telecommunications Company such as PLDT, Smart and Globe must comply with the 911 system and this will be very convenient to all Filipino considering that these hotlines will address and provide urgency to the needs/concerns of the people.