PNP Chief Dela Rosa warns 911 Prank Callers: “Police Will Track You Down And Arrest You”
In response to lessen the crime and corruption in the Philippines. The 911 emergency hotline have been launched on Monday.
The hotline number 911 will be for emergency calls and the call will charged P5 per call. While the 8888 served as citizen complaints.
PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa announced formally at Camp Crame the activation of 911 emergency hotline.
“Exactly one month since my assumption as chief PNP, we now have 911 as the nationwide emergency response number.” dela Rosa said.
Dela Rosa warned the pranksters that they arrest if they continue to do nnsense actions.
“Police would track them down and arrest them.” he said.
According to Inquirer, the call agents were were able to receive 2,475 calls consists of 304 pranks, 1,119 dropped calls and only 75 calls were legitimate.
Presidential Decree No. 1727, s. 1980 prohibits the malicious spread of information made by "any person who, by word of mouth or through the use of the mail, telephone, telegraph, printed materials and other instrument or means of communication." It is based on a report.
According to ABS-CBN, If convicted, the prankster will be "punished with imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, or a fine of not more than forty thousand pesos (40,000.00) or both at the discretion of the court having jurisdiction over the offense herein defined and penalized."