PNP to launch ‘Text Bato’ hotline



Several weeks from now, “Bato” will likely be one particular text away. The Philippine National Police (PNP) is going to be launching a “Text Bato” hotline exactly where people can report incidents directly to police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) director Senior Supt. Gilbert Cruz on Monday said Dela Rosa had tapped the PCRG to put a sending text messages service that is going to call him up accessible to the public.

Cruz said “Bato” gave them 45 days to complete developing the PNP’s reporting method. “This will probably be a method kung saan pwedeng mag-report ang mga kababayan utilizing even one of the most ordinary cellphone na hawak nila (This may be a technique exactly where the public can report incidents making use of even the most ordinary cellphone that they personal),” Cruz mentioned within a interview at Camp Crame. The smartphone app may also be named after the tough-talking police chief-“Itaga mo sa Bato.” The app will let cellphone users to report the existence of drug users and pushers in their areas. But Cruz said the program will not be restricted to drug-related cases, but additionally other crimes that have to be responded because of the police.

He mentioned they will convert a location inside the PCRG workplace, which is based in Camp Crame, towards a monitoring room that resembles a get in touch with center workplace.

The “Bato” hotline and app is going to be centralized and connected to the provincial and regional police officers so when the PNP gets a report, it will be transferred towards the concerned police station. “Magiging mabilis at centralized ang reporting na yan. Ang kagandahan pa niyan, maging yung office ng PNP chief, magkakaroon siya ng viewing at monitoring. Sa opisina niya mismo, makikita niya na inaaksiyunan ang mga reklamo na pumapasok dyan sa ‘Text Bato,’” he mentioned. (The reporting will be rapidly and centralized. What’s great about it truly is that quite possibly the office on the PNP chief will have viewing and monitoring. Inside his office, he is able to see when the reports coming via ‘Text Bato’ are getting applied.) Below the previous PNP leaders, the police community relations arm launched distinct hotlines. But Cruz assured which the reporting program that the PCRG will produce on this occasion will perform until the terms of the succeeding police chiefs.

“Ito ay talagang seryoso at hindi ito ningas-kugon na sa umpisa lang. Pipilitin namin na magkaroon ng sistema sa reporting, para naman hindi lang sa time ni PNP chief Dela Rosa, kundi sa mga darating o susunod pang PNP chief,” he mentioned. (That is very critical and yes it will not at some point die down. We'll require a technique in reporting, so that it won’t simply be throughout the term of PNP chief Dela Rosa, but also for the succeeding PNP chief.)

The PNP also promises to place up an LED billboard at the primary gate of its headquarters in Camp Crame along Edsa Santolan. Cruz stated the billboard will flash updates-from the anti-illegal drug efforts of the police, which includes the amount of arrested drug suspects, to climate and traffic advisory.

“Kung mapapansin niyo, tarpaulin pa ‘yan, parang sinauna. Gagawin naming LED billboard para anytime pwede kaming magpalit kung anong impormasyon ang paparatingin namin sa tao (You can notice that it’s nonetheless a tarpaulin; it’s virtually ancient. We are going to convert it into a LED billboard so that we can change the information which we desire to convey towards the public anytime),” he said.

H/T:inquirer

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