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PNP launches iSerbis mobile app

As Pinoys, particularly the youth, continue to go gaga over smartphones, the Philippine National Police (PNP) wants to take advantage of it by launching a mobile application that would facilitate easy access to its front-line services.

Named iSerbis, the mobile app allows the user to view information on the different available services, view infographics on common illegal modus operandi and find emergency hotlines.

Chief Supt. Jose Edwin Nemenzo, director of the PNP’s Information Technology Management Service (ITMS), said the mobile app will also make the users updated on the latest accomplishments of the national police, particularly on the war on drugs.

“This mobile app also complements other mobile apps of the PNP such as Itaga mo sa Bato and Bantay Krimen to maximize the public’s readiness and awareness on security and their safety,” said Nemenzo.

“This mobile app is also linked with similar service apps of other government agencies,” he added.

Nemenzo said they decided to come up with the idea to facilitate the delivery of services to the people in transacting with the PNP such as getting police clearance, registering firearms and other permits necessary for their jobs.

Also included are for the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) for the processing of Firearms and Explosives Licenses and Permits; Supervisory Office for Security and Investigative Agencies for licenses on security profession, private security and detective agencies; Highway Patrol Group for motor vehicle clearance and alarms; PNP Recruitment Program and other clearances.

“It also contains infographics on Project Double Barrel’s latest updates, drug rehabilitation channels, and How to Report a Crime to the PNP which also covers Cybercrime modus operandi and the most common crimes like Ipit Taxi Gang, sleazy “Dura” Boys Gang, shrewd Laglag Barya Gang, sly Salisi Gang, dodgy Tutok-Kalawit Gang, the dubious Pitas Gang, and the crafty Besfren Gang,” said Nemenzo.

He added that emergency services for other government agencies are also available.

The mobile app, according to Nemenzo, is available for Android and iOS gadgets through the Google Play and the Apple Store. (Aaron Recuenco)