DSWD activates text hotlines for Bohol quake victims-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that the DSWD earthquake text hotlines are now activated and ready to receive updates, reports on assistance needed and other feedback on the ongoing relief operation for victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu.
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These earthquake hotlines are open 24/7 and texters can expect response within 48 hours from the receipt of text message. The DSWD EarthquakePH Text Hotlines also connect the DSWD-Central Visayas Operation Center in Tagbilaran with the social workers and municipal links the DSWD recently deployed in 26 municipalities in Bohol.
Likewise, DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that the mobile number 09209463766 can receive similar concerns on the ongoing relief operations in Central Visayas.
She requested that senders need to include their name, exact location (sitio or barrio, barangay, municipality) and concerns.
“I encourage the public, especially those affected by the earthquake to include all details when using this mobile number,” Soliman said.
All these hotline numbers can only accommodate text messages, not voice calls.
Soliman also warned the public not to send any prank text messages that may hamper the speedy delivery of assistance to the victims. (PR)