Amendments of CCTV ordinance approved-A A +A
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
THE Iloilo City Council approved Tuesday the amendments to the existing closed-circuit television (CCTV) ordinance to include other high risk establishments to install CCTV cameras as crime deterrent factor against property and persons.
Councilor Nielex Tupas, proponent of the ordinance, said the CCTV council is working hard to help deter crimes and faster resolution of criminal cases against property and person. The camera recordings can help the police and other law enforcers to act faster and apprehend the criminals.
So far, a total of 570 establishments in the city already applied for the issuance of CCTV Certificate of Compliance (COC) and out of this number, 554 are considered as high risk establishments.
The high risk establishments include banks, pawnshops, money changers, financing institutions, hotels, and supermarkets. To be included as high risk establishments are private schools, convenience stores operating 24/7, bus and jeepney terminals, and gas stations.
The task force on CCTV council is conducting inspections at the establishments and, so far, denied exemptions of nine establishments to seek COC.