The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will launch its 24-hour hotline next month.
Speaking to INQUIRER editors and reporters, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the government would launch the “8888” hotline to receive the complaints of Filipinos. During his first official Cabinet meeting hours after his inauguration, Duterte promised 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,” he said during the televised Cabinet meeting. Andanar said the government would change the current national emergency telephone number for the Philippines from 117 to 911. In Davao City, Duterte has established a 911 emergency response center.