Subic Bay Freeport – In line with the agency’s SMART Subic Project, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) inaugurated the Go Live SBMA 911 at this premier Freeport on Thursday morning.
According to SBMA Chairman and Administrator Jonathan D. Tan, the Go Live SBMA 911 is part of the Philippine Emergency Hotline 911 and is in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the IC Bestlink Telecoms Corporation.
Tan led the inauguration of the Go Live SBMA 911 along with DILG Patrol 911 Executive Director Diosdado T. Valeroso and IC Bestlink Telecoms Corporation officer Danny Dela Cruz at the Regulatory Building of the agency.
“I am excited for the activation and full operation of the Philippine Emergency Hotline 911 here in Subic Bay Freeport, in partnership with the DILG. This will make our emergency response assistance more efficient and systematic,” he said.
“Likewise, with the training received by SBMA employees from the DILG, I am confident that they are more competent, capable, and prepared to handle and respond to emergency situations anytime,” he added.
The DILG Community Development Team conducted the said training to employees from various SBMA departments involved in emergency response such as the Telecommunications Department, Law Enforcement Department, Fire Department, and the Public Health and Safety Department.
The Go Live SBMA 911 is a prelude to the implementation of the SMART Subic Project currently being conceptualized by the agency. “We want a safe and secure community in the Freeport, and we can achieve this by turning our community into a Smart City,” Tan said.
The official also cited that the agency will continue to protect investors and businesses, employees, workers, residents and other stakeholders of the Subic Bay Freeport.