After it’s implementation, many have tried the 911 hotline some of it were pranks, however after some time the heat has cooled down and the word about the emergency hotline and service went stagnant.
People doubted the capability of the emergency response of 911. But others who have experienced first hand the benefits of this service, felt the need to share the success of this initiative. While the media failed to emphasize the usefulness of this service, social media users decided to help in spreading the word.
Bella Caraan and her husband were walking in the vicinity of a mall when they saw a woman and perhaps her daughter. The woman was experiencing issues with her breathing, so they decided to contact 911. In no time, help arrived and the medics helped the suffering woman and brought her to the hospital.
This incident and post just proved how useful the service was for the Filipino citizens in need of emergency assistance.