Radyo Tambuli app offers direct link to PH embassy

WASHINGTON, DC – The Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC is just a click away from Filipinos around the world, thanks to the mobile app called Radyo Tambuli.

With this app you can listen to news, play OPM or Original Pilipino Music, learn Tagalog words and phrases, donate to victims of calamities, and users can even listen to their favorite radio stations in their home provinces.

The Philippine Embassy’s Consul Elmer Cato says the upgraded Radyo Tambuli 2.0 can now send important messages and notifications directly to app users.

Cato said, “So if there’s an emergency situation in a certain country like in the Middle East, we could issue the alerts so that the Filipino would be informed what to do, like it’s time to evacuate.”

Filipinos using this app, can also send messages to the Philippine Embassy – like those stuck in immigration situations, had encounters with the law, or even those lost in a certain country.

“Since it’s tied up to our smart phones, so once an alert comes in, we’ll be alerted automatically and we could see and send the distress message to concerned posts,” Cato said, “We have a 24/7 action center back in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.

Radyo Tambuli is available on the Apple app store or Google Play store for free.

Users who download this app may also have a chance to win a round trip plane ticket to the Philippines.

A winner will be selected on March 31, 2015.

You may contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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