Philippines Emergency Hotline Numbers and Twitter Accounts You Need to Know

I postdBecause of the nasty weather we’ve been having for the past weeks, it’s important to always be prepared. To gear up for any possible emergencies, you must know who to contact or how you can communicate to others your situation. Thank goodness for mobile devices (cellphones, internet sticks, laptops and tablets), we can easily get in touch with groups that are in charge of rescue or disaster operations.

 

Emergency Hotline Numbers You Need to Know

National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC):

  • (02) 911-1406
  • (02) 912-2665
  • (02) 912-5668

Philippine National Red Cross:

  • 143
  • (02) 911-1876

Philippine National Police ( PNP ):

  • 117
  • Send TXT PNP to 2920

PAGASA:

  • (02) 433-8526

Philippine Coast Guard:

  • (02) 527-3877

MMDA:

  • 136

RESCUE 5:

  • (02) 922-5155

Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP NCR):

  • (02) 729-5166
  • (02) 410-6254
  • (02) 431-8859
  • (02) 407-1230

Department of Transporation and Communications ( DOTC ):

  • 7890
  • 0918-884-8484

DPWH:

  • (02) 304-3713

NLEX:

  • (02) 3-5000
  • (02) 580-8910

SCTEX:

  • 0920-967-2839

SLEX:

  • 0908-880-7539

SKYWAY:

  • (02) 776-7777
  • 0915-625-6231
  • 0939-500-6910

 

Local Government Units for Metro Manila

  • Malabon City: (02) 292-1405
  • Navotas City: (02) 281-1111
  • Caloocan: (02) 288-8811 local 2295
  • Valenzuela: (02) 292-1405
  • Manila Traffic Hotline: (02) 527-3087
  • Cainta Traffic Hotline: (02) 646-0044 / 655-7368 local 164
  • Las Piñas Traffic: (02) 874-5756 / 874-3957 / 874-3927
  • Mandaluyong Hotline: (02) 534-2993
  • Taguig Traffic: (02) 838-4301 local 7112
  • Marikina STOC: (02) 646-1651
  • Pasig Traffic: (02) 643-0000 / (02) 724-5813
  • Makati Public Safety Dept: (02) 844-3146 / (02) 819-3270

 

Emergency Contacts through Twitter

If you have an internet connection and no access to a landline or mobile phone, thankfully, we are now able to report problems, emergencies or concerns through Twitter. These are the Twitte accounts you should take note of. Heck, I recommend you add them to a list, so you can easily monitor their tweets.

 

Philippine News on Twitter

Find out the latest updates on the weather and how the rest of the country is affected through these news sites on Twitter:

 

Twitter Hashtags You Should Monitor / Follow:

If you want to read about rescue and relief operations or updates on other parts of Metro Manila, follow these hashtags on Twitter:

  • #FloodPH – General news on the flood situation.
  • #PHalerts – Updates on government advisories / announcements.
  • #ReliefPH – Updates or how you can get information on relief operations.
  • #RescuePH – Updates on rescue operations.

I have been retweeting posts from some of these hashtags to get the word around. It’s the least I can do to help everyone. And, of course, this comes with prayers for them.

 

Websites for Disaster / Flood Updates:

I hope this list helps. Be safe everyone!