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Duterte administration to launch 24-hour hotline in August

President Rodrigo Duterte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

The Duterte administration will launch its 24-hour hotline next month.

Speaking to INQUIRER editors and reporters, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the “8888” hotline will be launched to receive people’s complaints.

“We’re launching it this August, the 8888 plus the 911,” he said.

At his first Cabinet meeting after his inauguration, President Duterte vowed to put up a complaint hotline.

“l am setting up a complaint office, 24 hours, manned by 10 operators, covering the entire country. The number will be 8888. They can report to me any complaint and there will be a manager who will redirect the complaint to the proper office,” the President said during the televised Cabinet meeting.

Andanar said the country’s emergency telephone number would be changed from 117 to 911.

“The 117 now should be beefed up to become 911,” he said.

In Davao City, Duterte has established a 911 emergency response center.

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