THE security agency of the City Government strengthened its security plan after several offices of City Hall were robbed last December 22, 2009.
Interlink, City Hall’s security agency, held a meeting with the General Services Office (GSO) over the weekend. It has been agreed in the said meeting that the police will help guard the building 24 hours a day, seven days a week, City Administrator Peter Fianza said.
The City Hall's information center will also be reopened and one or two cops from the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) will be assigned in the information desk, Fianza said.
Aside from the newly installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) with sensors, Interlink has added two guards.
During the meeting, the departments in charge for the security plan and the BCPO agreed to address some concerns of Interlink, such as sealing of dislodged ceiling panels.
A separate investigation done by Interlink suggests that the robbers may have used the dislodged ceiling panels in one of the comfort rooms of City Hall.
Fianza also said that parking of private vehicles at night at the City Hall's premises will be stopped. Government vehicles will be confined at the parking area of the annex building for the meantime.
"This will help unload the guards," Fianza said. He agreed that more guards are needed to secure City Hall.
A joint survey is currently undertaken by Interlink, GSO and BCPO to determine how many guards are actually needed to secure City Hall.