the threat to peace and order posed by criminality and other public
disturbance requires the dedicated efforts of both government and
WHEREAS, there is an existing mechanism that promotes peace and order
and public safety called PATROL “117”;
WHEREAS, the PATROL “117” Program has been institutionalized as per
Administrative Order No. 36 dated 3 May 2002;
WHEREAS, there is a need to strengthen and concretize the
institutionalized PATROL “117” in order to gain more adherence and
WHEREAS, the adherence and participation of all sectors is of critical
NOW, THEREFORE, I GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of
the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby
Section 1. Institutionalizing the Hotline “117”
Network. — The PATROL “117” Hotline Network is hereby institutionalized
as the Nationwide Emergency Hotline Number.
There shall be PATROL Hotline “117” Public Safety Answering Center
(Call Center) in every Region, Province, City, Municipality and
b. The Major
Service Responders of Hotline “117” are:
The Philippine National Police
Emergency Assistance and Response Network is a network of responders
composed of Government and Private Institutions/Non-Government
Institution, EMS and Special Rescue Unit of the Bureau of Fire, in
coordination with the DPWH, DSWD, MMDA, DOH, Government agencies and
with the cooperation of Private Hospitals, Electric Companies, Water
Districts, Civil Rescue Group/Organization, Boy Scout and Girls Scout
of the Philippines and other affiliated public safety volunteers and
civic sector groups.
establishment of the “117” Public Safety Answering Center shall anchor
on the voluntary participation of the existing private communication
carrier/s operating in the locality.
2. The Bureau of Fire Protection
3. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
4. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)
5. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
6. The Emergency Assistance and Response Network
7. The MMDA (for Metro Manila), other agencies like
DPWH, DOH, DSWD, PNRC, Boy Scout of the Philippines and Volunteer NGOs
8. Others as affiliated civic sector groups
9. Other affiliated public safety volunteers
Sec. 2. Institutionalizing the PATROL “117”
Community-Based Volunteer Network. — PATROL “117” Community-Based
Volunteers Network is hereby institutionalized constituting Volunteer
Service Responders Network.
There shall be organized a group to advocate, train, organize, mobilize
and monitor, (ATOMM) field level implementers of PATROL “117”, headed
by the Chief of Police of the cities/municipalities as Team Leaders
with the DILG C/M LGOOs as Co-Team Leaders and Members from various GOs
and NGOs sectors, such as representative of the Office of the Mayor,
Municipal/City Liga President, Municipal/City SK Chairman, Dep-Ed, Boy
Scout and Girl Scout Coordinators, BFP, BJMP, NGOs and other affiliated
public safety volunteers and civic sector groups.
b. There shall
be “117” Barangay-Based Volunteers Service Responders, to be organized
in various components such as the studentry, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
SK and out-of-school youth.
Sec. 3. Institutionalizing the PATROL “117”
Development Office. — The existing DILG PATROL “117” Development Group
activated by the DILG under the PATROL “117” Commission, is hereby
institutionalized to implement the PATROL “117” Program, which shall
consist of uniformed personnel of the interior sector, and non-uniform
plantilla of the PATROL “117”.
The Streetwatch Plantilla and IACCAG Plantilla now of the DILG shall be
transferred to the PATROL “117” Development Office and shall be called
PATROL “117” Plantilla, subject to revision.
b. The said
unit shall be headed by a Director with an equivalent plantilla of
Director IV, to be appointed by the President, upon recommendation by
the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, subject to Civil
Service rules and regulations.
c. The PATROL
“117” Development unit shall be staffed with personnel, subject to
existing Civil Service rules and regulations.
organization of the PATROL “117” Development office shall have parallel
structure in the regional level, headed by a Regional Officer, and in
the field level as necessary to monitor in the province, city and
municipality of barangay operations.
Sec. 4. The PATROL “117” Commission. — The present
PATROL “117” Commission as per Presidential Administrative Order No. 36
dated 03 May 2002, in conjunction with Presidential Administrative
Order No. 124 dated 02 June 2003 shall continue to exist.
The Commission’s members are:
The SILG and Chairman of NAPOLCOM, as Chairman
2. The Chairman of a Private Sector Organization
(Foundation for Crime Prevention), as Co-chairman.
3. The Members are:
The Government Sector
Department of Education, Culture and Sports
Commission on Higher Education
• The NTC
• The MMDA
b. The Private
• The Leading
Kapisanan ng Mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP)
• The Bankers
Association of the Philippines
• The Filipino
Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Philippine Chamber of Commerce
c. The Chief,
Philippine National Police
d. Four other
members, to be selected by the Chairman from the private
Sec. 5. Functions of PATROL “117”:
Prepare and recommend for the approval of the President proposals,
measures and thrust that would effectively respond to the national
security and development interest.
2. Prepare and
recommend policy on crime prevention, public safety operations of
volunteers and stakeholders.
such other duties and functions as the President may direct.
Sec. 6. Functions of PATROL “117” Development:
Responsible in planning and implementation of the PATROL “117” Program.
Institutionalize the Hotline “117” as a nationwide network.
Institutionalize the localized Service Responders Network.
Institutionalize the ATOMM Team Network (in every city and
Institutionalize the Barangay-Based Volunteer Service Responders
review, readiness test, monitor and evaluate the response capability of
all systems in “117” operations.
7. The PATROL
“117” Development unit is the Secretariat of the PATROL “117”
such other duties as the Commission may direct.
Sec. 7. Involvement of Other Agencies of the
Government. — All Government Agencies are stakeholders in the promotion
of peace and order and public safety. Hence, it shall provide necessary
support in the general advocacy and the implementation of the Program.
Sec. 8. Participation of the Private Sector. — All
Private Sectors and NGOs are enjoined to actively participate in
whatever capacity to advocate crime prevention and public safety.
Sec. 9. Funding. — Initial budget of the
operations of PATROL “117” Development Office shall be sourced from the
savings of the Department of the Interior and Local Government allotted
to the PATROL “117” Commission and from the community-based funds.
Thereafter, funding requirements shall be included in the regular
appropriation of the concerned Department.
Sec. 10. Implementing Rules and Guidelines. — The
Secretary of Interior and Local Government shall formulate and issue
appropriate implementing rules and regulations necessary in the
efficient and effective implementation of any and all of the provisions
of this Order.
Sec. 11. Repealing Clause. — All other executive
issuances inconsistent with this Order are hereby amended, repealed or
Sec. 12. Effectivity. — This Executive Order shall
take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila,
this 14th day of July, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Three.