CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO — With its desire to reach out to all corners of Ilocos Region, Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) under the leadership of Police Brigadier General Joel S. Orduña, Regional Director, officially launched the ‘Itext kay RD’ project in partnership with Smart Communications on July 30.
With the use of mobile phones, citizens can send information, reports, complaints and comments, directly to the Regional Director via text message through the official number 74447701. Citizens are instructed to use PNPPRO1 <space> message and SEND it to 74447701.
According to PBGen. Orduña, the project also provides real time broadcasting of security reminders and information dissemination via text messaging.
“This project is adopted purposely to cater to the security needs of the community. It will be a tool of effective and efficient response on citizens’ complaints and concerns that demand our attention. This is as well a practical way of evaluating if all PNP units in Region 1 are working well,” he added.
Quick polls and surveys with real time results can also be conducted through this project. All received text messages will be accommodated by SMART INFOCAST, a web-based platform that offers various SMS facilities with different functions and capabilities that cater to the needs of the community and organization. Smart allocated a monthly 5,000 load that PRO1 can use to text blast SMART SIM Card users.