List of Emergency Hotlines in the Philippines You Can Call / Text

Keep this List of Emergency Hotlines in the Philippines for Assistance

LIST OF EMERGENCY HOTLINES – You can check the list for the hotlines and trunk lines that you can call or text for help or an important inquiry.

Emergencies often catch people unprepared. Only a few individuals get to have some preparation for these unforeseen circumstances. One of the prior preparations you can actually do is to have a copy of the hotlines and trunk lines that you can call or text for help or inquiry in times of need,

List of Emergency Hotlines in the Philippines
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In the Philippines, the different government agencies has set hotlines and trunk lines that the people may call or text to seek assistance or for an inquiry. There are also emergency responders that offer rescue services in times of dire need.

Public Assistance
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It is an edge to know the list of emergency hotlines in the country so you will know how to contact the authorities. For example, when there is a threat of security, you can right away call the hotline of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for help or assistance.

In times of unwanted fire incidents, it will be an edge in addressing the problem right away if you called the Bureau of Fire Protection or BFP in an instant because you have a copy of their hotline number. This is where the edge of knowing how to contact authorities set in.

Here is a list of the emergency hotlines in the Philippines including not only the emergency responders’ contact details but as well as the trunk lines of the different government agencies in the country:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

  • Hotline: (02) 8911-5061 to 65 local 100
  • Operation Centers:
    • (02) 8911-1406
    • (02) 8912-2665
    • (02) 8912-5668
    • (02) 8911-1873
  • Facebook: @NDRRMC
  • Twitter: @NDRRMC_OpCen

Philippine National Emergency Hotline

  • Hotline: 911

Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

The Department of Social Welfare and Development offers several different types of assistance to the poor Filipinos. These offers include the DSWD Cash Assistance for poor Filipinos.

  • Hotline: (02) 8931-8101 to 07
  • Text Hotline: 0918-912-2813
  • Disaster Response Unit:
    • (02) 8856-3665
    • (02) 8852-8081
  • Facebook: @dswdserves
  • Twitter: @dswdserves

Philippine National Police (PNP)

Office of the Civil Defense

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

  • Hotline: 136
  • Trunk Line: (02) 8882-4151 to 77
  • Operation Centers:
    • Flood Control – local 1162/ 1163
    • Rescue – local 337
    • Metrobase – local 1096
    • Public Safety – local 1168
    • Road Safety – local 1135
    • Road Emergency – local 1169
  • Facebook: @MMDAPH
  • Twitter: @MMDA
  • Viber: 0939-922-7161

Philippine Coast Guard

  • Hotline: (02) 8527-8481 to 89, (02) 8527-3877, (02) 8527-3880 to 85
  • Text Hotline: 0917-724-3682 (0917-PCG-DOTC), 0918-967-4697
  • Telefax: (02) 8527-8482 local 6291
  • Facebook: @coastguardph 
  • Twitter: @coastguardph

Philippine Red Cross

  • Telefax: (02) 8527-0864
  • Hotline:
    • 143
    • (02) 8527-8385 to 95
  • Trunk Line: (02) 8790-2300
  • Emergency Response Unit: (02) 8790-2300 local 604
  • Disaster Management Office: 134, 132, 133 
  • Facebook: @phredcross
  • Twitter: @philredcross

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

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