BACOLOD

Capitol to implement new security strategies

THE provincial government through the Security and Safety Division (SSD) will implement new strategies to ensure the security of Capitol facilities effective next year.

Renelo Lastierre, acting head of the SSD, said Monday, December 2, that he conducted an evaluation and inspection of the current strategic security set-up of the 11 district hospitals including the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, the Demo Farm, Mambukal Summer Resort, and the Panaad Park and Stadium.

All illegal structures inside these facilities have been slowly cleared, Lastierre said.

For the hospitals, security matters will now be reported directly to the office of the SSD and the Office of the Provincial Administrator, he said, instead of the previous system where it is under the hospital administrative officer.

Lastierre said there are 24 regular watchmen augmented by 340 private security agency guards detailed at all facilities of owned by the provincial government.

He said they have requested Atty Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, for 30 additional guards.

Lastierre also recommended that additional closed circuit TV (CCTVs) will be installed in the different facilities owned by the Capitol especially in the district hospital.

“This will ensure that visitors will have their faces clearly recorded by the CCTV aside from logging in. It will ensure the safety of our doctors, nurses and patients,” he pointed out.

He also said that there is “more to be done to develop our strategic security set up and operational readiness of our security guards.”

“This will include trainings on the right attitude and readiness of both the private guards and watchmen,” Lastierre said. (TDE)


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