CCTV council: No inspection fee-A A +A
Thursday, September 12, 2013
THE CCCTV Camera Council in Iloilo will not charge an inspection fee from establishments as a prerequisite of a business permit to be issued by the City Government, said Councilor Nielex Tupas.
A total of 570 firms in the city have applied for the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance, 554 of which are considered high risk establishments.
The high risk firms include banks, pawnshops, money changers, financing institutions, hotels and supermarkets.
Private schools, 24/7 convenience stores, bus and jeepney terminals and gas stations are also set to be classified as high risk areas.
Tupas, co-chairman of the CCTV Council, said the establishments with CCTV COCs were not involved in any theft and robbery case since the implementation of the CCTV ordinance last year.
The implementation of the ordinance is a crime deterrent factor against property and person.
He said the Task Force on CCTV Council, who is responsible for inspecting the establishments, denied earlier exemptions of nine firms.
He also clarified that the CCTV inspection team is a different group from the Office of the City Building Official of the city engineer’s office (CEO).
City Engineer Roberto Divinagracia said the CEO inspection team is implementing provisions of Republic Act 9292 or the Electronics Law of 2004 in the process and approval of building permits for the buildings and structures required under Presidential Decree 1096 or the National Building Code of the Philippines.
The Professional Regulation Commission memorandum circular 2009-23 states that an inspection team from the Building Official may inspect CCTV cameras and digital video recording of an establishment.
Meanwhile, corresponding yearly fees will be charged payable to the city treasurer’s office that include P1,000 for studios, auditoriums, theater for radio and television broadcast recording, audio, video reproduction and simulation.
A P50-fee will be charged for electronics or electronically controlled indoor or outdoor signage and display systems, including TV monitors and other multi-media signs.