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Information and emergency hotlines

/ 01:08 PM August 20, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — As a service to our readers, INQUIRER.net is posting the following contact numbers and official Twitter accounts of government agencies responsible for information, emergency and relief and rescue operations:

For weather updates:

1. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
Twitter account: @dost_pagasa
Trunkline: 434-2696

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2. ClimateX Philippines
Twitter account: @climatexph

For traffic updates:

1. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
Twitter account: @MMDA
Trunkline: 882-0916, 882-4154 to 74 loc. 311; 314

2. Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)
Twitter account: @DOTCPhilippines
Trunkline: 727-7960 to 69

3. Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA)
Twitter account: @officialLRTA
Trunkline: 853-0041

4. Philippine National Railways (PNR)
Twitter account: @PNR_GovPH

For rescue and emergency:

1. Philippine Red Cross
Twitter account: @philredcross (and @rescuePH)
Trunkline: 143, 527-0000 or Phil. Red Cross Disaster Operations Center: 09178068513

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2. National Disaster and Risk Reduction Council
Twitter account: @NDRRMC_OpCen
Trunkline: 911-5061 to 64
Telefax: 912-2665, 912-5947, 912-5668, 911-1406

3. Philippine National Police (PNP)
Twitter account: @pnppio
Trunkline: 723-0401

4. Office of the Civil Defense
Trunkline: 911-5061 to 65, 911-1406, 912-5668, 912-2665

For public announcements:

1. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO)
Twitter account: @pcdspo
Trunkline: 736-0719

2. Official Gazette of the Philippines
Twitter account: @govph

3. Philippine Information Agency
Twitter account: @PIAalerts

4. Department of Education (DepEd)
Twitter account: @DepEd_PH
Trunkline: (632) 636-1663, 09194560027

5. Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Twitter account: @PhCHED
Trunkline: 411-0985

6. Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)
Twitter account: @meralco
Trunkline: 16211, 0920-9716211, 0917-5516211

7. Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)
Twitter account: @PHStockExchange

Compiled by Julliane Love de Jesus

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