NCR police launch new SMS, social media accounts

Filipino citizens now have more ways to report crimes to police in Metro Manila, following the launch of new text numbers and social media accounts.

Metro Manila police head Chief Superintendent Marcelo Garbo Jr. said this will mean less physical activity for complainants in a crime, radio dzBB's Glen Juego reported.

"We launch (the) social media account to lessen the physical activities of the complainant," Garbo said, according to the report.

The NCRPO's new contact information now include:

SMS: 0915-888-8181, 0999-901-8181 Twitter: @NCRPOReact Facebook: NCRPOReact

PHOTO: SMS Platform at social media accounts ng NCRPO, binuksan na. @dzbbGMA

— Glen Juego (@glenjuego) August 6, 2013

A tweet from the Twitter account of Garbo's office showed a photo of Garbo distributing the info stubs containing the new contact information to media and students:

RD NCRPO distributed the NCRPO tweeter, facebook and SMS info stub to media personnel and students

— ORD NCRPO (@ordncrpo) August 6, 2013

The dzBB report said Garbo assured the public the SMS and social networking accounts will be watched on a 24/7 basis:

Garbo: Facebook at Twitter (@NCRPOReact) accounts ng NCRPO, 24/7 na babantayan. @dzbbGMA

— Glen Juego (@glenjuego) August 6, 2013
— TJD, GMA News