Quick response of Patrol 117 helps rescue Janelle Manahan
The girlfriend of slain Ramgen Bautista, a son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., owes her timely rescue to the quick response of Patrol 117, a nationwide emergency hotline service.
Bautista, 23, and his girlfriend Janelle Manahan, 22, were shot and stabbed by a yet unidentified man inside Bautista’s home at No. 4 President Avenue, Phase 6 A in BF Homes Parañaque on the night of October 28.
Though bleeding profusely from a gunshot in the head, Manahan was able to call a friend, Wendell Cunanan, from her cellular phone.
According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Patrol 117 National Capital Region Call Center received a call at 11:44 p.m. on October 28 from Cunanan reporting that her friend was shot by an unidentified person at the Bautista residence.
The Patrol 117 NCR Call Center promptly relayed the call for assistance to the Parañaque City Philippine National Police Station.
A certain senior police officer Maaba from the Parañaque PNP Station, who received the information, immediately dispatched a team composed of police officers Bukid, Locsin and Marcos. They went to the Bautista residence accompanied by an ambulance from Barangay BF Homes.
Manahan was taken to the Asian Hospital in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
Ramgen had died by the time he was brought to Parañaque Medical Center due to three gunshots and 11 knife wounds.
“The gruesome incident involving Ramgen Bautista and Janelle Manahan, which was initially reported to Patrol 117, led to the quick response and rescue of Manahan by the Parañaque City police,” Marcos Cabauatan, Patrol 117 acting director, said in a report to Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Through Executive Order No. 226, 117 became the country’s official national emergency telephone number on July 14, 2003.
The full Patrol 117 network was rolled out in 2007.
Patrol 117 seeks to connect concerned government agencies so callers could access immediate response in emergency situations.
Among the agencies hooked up to the service are the PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Department of Transportation and Communication (specifically the National Telecommunications Commission and Coast Guard), Department of Health, Philippine National Red Cross, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Emergency Assistance Response Network and local government units.
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