In case of emergency, who you gonna call?
eCompareMo has listed important government agency telephone numbers and emergency hotlines for you to take note of in case of an accident, crime, or health matters that need immediate expert attention.
Be vigilant and come prepared. Equip your memory (or better yet, your speed dial) with these phone numbers that you can easily connect to when the need arises.
Government emergency hotlines
The country’s universal emergency number, which covers but is not limited to criminal reports, medical assistance, search and rescue, etc.
Also called the President’s hotline, which allows citizens to directly file a complaint with Malacañang on issues concerning government processes and crimes.
|Bureau of Fire Protection|
(02) 426-0219, (02) 426-3812, (02) 426-0246
Text hotline: (0917) 847-5757
|Department of Health (DOH)|
Call Center: (02) 8651-7800 local 5003-5004
|Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)||136, 882-4150-77 loc. 337 (rescue)|
319 (Road Safety)
374 (Public Safety)
320 (Road Emergency)
(02) 882-0925 (Flood Control)
|National Disaster and Risk Management Council (NDRRMC)||8911-5061 to 65|
|National Poison Control Center|
8524-1078 / 554-8400 loc. 3276
|Department of Transportation and Communications Central||7890|
|Land Transportation Office (LTO)|
Text Hotline: LTOHelp to 2600
(02) 8922-9061 to 63
|Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)|
24/7 hotline for public assistance and complaints: 1342 or 0921448-7777
|Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)|
North Luzon Express Way (NLEX)- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
Trunk line: 1-35000
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
(02) 88-Skyway (75-9929)
(02) 5318-TOLL (8655)
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
|Text hotline: (0918) 912-2813|
Trunkline: (02) 8931-81-01
Disaster Response Unit: 8856-3665, 8852-8081
|Manila Water Company||1627|
|Maynilad Water Services|
|Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)||16211|
Given as that we are currently fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic, the DOH has also set up a hotline for COVID-19 related concerns.
You can call:
or, if you are a Smart of PLDT subscriber you can use the 1555 hotline.