Bacolod dad wants use of ‘911’ to access emergency services

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Councilor Israel Salanga has proposed an ordinance establishing the Emergency Medical and Response Center of Bacolod City.

In filing the measure, Salanga said the frequency of natural disasters and the threat to peace and order posed by criminality and other disturbances require the dedicated efforts of both the government and the private sector.

He also stressed the need to improve public safety services and existing peace and order and public safety mechanisms by providing a clear command structure for responsibility and accessibility, and by encouraging and facilitating prompt deployment of seamless emergency services. (

The ordinance seeks to establish a centralized system that will strengthen the emergency response of Bacolod City to further increase the survival rate of its constituents and maximize existing logistics and manpower.

It also provides that the number designated for all emergency, medical, calamity, disaster, peace and order concerns is 911.