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Lawmaker wants emergency hotline prank callers penalized

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon files the Anti Prank Caller Act after the 911 hotline received 1 119 dropped calls and 304 prank calls on its first day of implementation

NO TO PRANK CALLERS. Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon wants to penalize prank callers of the 911 hotline.

Should telcos charge 911 calls? Netizens weigh in

Jul 28, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Netizens suggest other ways to deal with prank calls

Australian 'royal hoax' DJ sues network

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:11 PM

The DJ claims the company fostered a dangerous working environment

JOKE'S ON WHOM? Mel Greig (right), one of the DJs behind the 'royal prank call,' accuses her radio station's company of not providing a safe workplace. AFP PHOTO / NINE NETWORK 'A CURRENT AFFAIR'

Royal prank call station moves to halt probe

Jun 20, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Australian radio station 2Day FM files a petition to restrain the inquiry into the prank call targeting the Duchess of Cambridge that led to a nurse s suicide

KATE MIDDLETON. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at the premiere of 'War Horse' in London (September 2012)

Kate prank call nurse 'blamed Australian DJs in suicide note'

Apr 28, 2013 - 6:23 PM

The nurse found hanged after falling victim to a prank radio call by two Australian DJs targeting Kate Middleton left a suicide note blaming them for her death

FOUND HANGING. An undated family photograph of Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London. File AFP PHOTO

Australian DJs could face prosecution for royal hoax

Dec 23, 2012 - 8:54 AM

Scotland Yard said officers had this week sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service CPS over the prank earlier this month by presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian from Sydney s 2Day FM radio station

'JUST A PRANK.' Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (L) and Mel Greig being interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw. The two presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating prince William's wife Kate are set to break their silence on December 10 in a "raw and emotional" interview with Australian television. AFP PHOTO / NINE NETWORK "A CURRENT AFFAIR"

Death threats for royal prank call hosts – police

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Death threats have been made against the Australian radio hosts at the center of the royal prank call tragedy

'JUST A PRANK.' Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (L) and Mel Greig being interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw. The two presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating prince William's wife Kate are set to break their silence on December 10 in a "raw and emotional" interview with Australian television. AFP PHOTO / NINE NETWORK "A CURRENT AFFAIR"

Royal hoax DJs 'will not return' amid anger over death

Dec 08, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Two Australian radio presenters who duped a nurse at a London hospital which treated Prince William s pregnant wife Catherine have been taken off air as they face public fury after the woman was found dead