PLDT, Smart provide text service & connectivity for the PNP

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Leading telecom and digital services provider PLDT and its mobile subsidiary Smart Communications are providing a text platform and internet connectivity for the PNP’s ‘Text Bato’ hotline service of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Text Bato is the 24/7 hotline project of the PNP’s Community Relations Group that allows ordinary citizens to report crime incidents and law enforcement concerns directly to the police chief director Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.

Smart subscribers can text relevant police concerns by typing BATO (space) their message then sending to 7444-2286.

It’ll be interesting how the people manning the ‘Text Bato’ hotline categorizes the messages that they will be receiving. Since receiving complaint via text messages is different from receiving calls like the one from the “8888” hotline.

Last modified: September 6, 2016

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