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CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- With its desire of reaching out all corners of Ilocos Region, Police Regional Office 1 under the leadership of Police Brigadier General Joel S Orduña, Regional Director, officially launched the ‘Itext kay RD’ project in partnership with Smart Communications on July 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM.

With the use of technological advances, citizens can send information, reports, complaints and comments, directly to the Regional Director via text message through its official number 74447701. Citizens are guided to use the mask name PNPPRO1 <space> message and SEND it to 74447701. 
According to Police Brigadier General Joel S Orduña, the project provides a real time broadcasting of security reminders and information dissemination via text messaging.

“This project is adopted purposely to cater the security needs of the community. It would be a tool of effective and efficient response on citizen’s complaint and concerns that demands our attention. This is as well a practical way of evaluating if all PNP units in Region 1 are working well,” he added.

All received text messages will be accommodated by SMART INFOCAST, a web-based platform that offers various SMS facilities with different functions and capabilities that caters the needs of the community and organization. It allocated a monthly 5,000 load that Police Regional Office 1 can use to text blast SMART SIM Card users.

Quick polls and surveys with real time results can also be conducted through this project.