Mobile phones, services and applications. PCs, PDAs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Internet, gadgets, electronics, photography. A technology-life journal ... Relaxed prose, sometimes witty, sometimes funny, reflective and insightful. Short and sweet. Filipino.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Pigilan ang Terorismo

Poster in the lobby of the Agoo Municipal Hall:

Protektahan ang kritikal nating mga imprastruktura
imbakan ng langis
planta at linya ng kuryente
daluyan ng tsanspostasyon at komunikasyon
sentro ng pamahalaan at kalakalan
at iba pang mahahalagang instilasyon


I-report kaagad ang kahina-hinalang tao at gawain
Tumawag o i-text sa


tfalert (space) mensahe at ipadala sa 117

Task Force for the Security of Critical Infrastructure

Just 2 weeks ago, I saw "Anti-Terrorism czar" Angelo Reyes on the news.... He showed the media the call center that receives 117 text messages and calls. They even showed a sample call with a kid talking non-sense at the other end of the line.

117 is flooded with calls and txt msgs. And only 1 out of 100 are real emergencies. Reyes said there are plans to charge callers and texters for the service to reduce incidence of prank calls.

Here are my other unsolicited ideas on how to reduce prank calls to 117
  • Tell prank callers that their telephone number is on record and will be temporarily cut for 1 day if a 2nd non-emergency call is made from the same number
  • send over the cellphone snatcher's association to the prank caller's location
  • callback the prank caller, repeatedly play in full blast the line from Love Radio: "Bisyo na 'to! KAILANGAN PA BANG I-MEMORIZE YAAAAN??!"
  • Get radio DJs to man the 117 call center. They know how to handle prank callers. Just make sure they don't answer like this: "This is 117, K-Life FM, what is your request?"
Pareng Angelo Reyes, get a little more creative, there's a better way to reduce prank calls without charging ALL callers/texters. Mag-usap nga kayo ni Bayani Agbayani Fernando at baka sakaling maging Bonakid ka rin. ;-)

- edwin

Three years after the 9-11 attacks.

Read: Texting 117, Creepy Psycho Texter, NAMFREL volunteers - Photoblogging


Post a Comment (comments posting disabled)

Technobiography has moved!
Please visit Technobiography's New Home
and update your bookmarks. Salamat!