Village officials urged to install CCTV cameras

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Thursday, April 10, 2014


BARANGAY officials in Iloilo City were urged to install their own close circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help deter criminalities and monitor the peace and order situation in their areas.

Councilor Nielex Tupas said the proposal has met the implied approval of Liga ng mga Barangay president Carlos Guarin to level up the communication technology in the city villages.

Tupas said he is campaigning for benefactors to donate the units to the barangays similar to one family in the city who donated two units of CCTV camera each to selected 22 city public elementary and high schools.

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Tupas said these high risks business establishments are part of the more than 5,000 registered business establishments operating in the city of Iloilo.

Of the 577 registered, only 267 business establishments were registered and were issued with CCTV certificate of compliance.

However, Guarin said there are many barangays that cannot afford to buy the CCTV cameras and its installation.

Those who have certificate of compliance are 174 pawnshops, credit facilities and money changers; 38 banks and ATMs; 16 malls, supermarkets, and stores selling liquors; 20 hotels and private schools and 9 gas stations and terminals.

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