DILG urges LGUs to install CCTV to prevent crimes



MANILA, Philippines—Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robrero urged all local government officials Tuesday to install closed circuit television technology (CCTV) cameras in their localities to help deter and solve crimes.

Robredo said the installation of security cameras in strategic places and at the heights free from human intervention “will support the peace and order initiatives of local governments, particularly cities and municipalities with high demographic concentration and robust economic activities.”

He said that local authorities should employ strategies and means to keep their communities crime free as mandated under the Local Government Code.

Robredo’s directive also said that the CCTV system has to be manned all throughout the day by at least five trained local government personnel.

He said that during his term as Naga City Mayor, the installation of CCTV equipment as well as the increased coordination among emergency service providers like the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police and the city’s Public Safety Office significantly improved the city’s peace and order situation.

Naga City Police District was choses as Model Police Office during PNP’s 19th anniversary for its significant anti-crime gains with the help of surveillance cameras, he said.

Robredo also encouraged local officials to cause the enactment of, if none exists, or to amend, when necessary, an ordinance requiring the installation of CCTVs in business establishments.

He said several local government units have already passed ordinances requiring business to install CCTV equipment in Iloilo, Pasig, Mandaue, Muntinlupa, Iligan and Quezon.

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  • 19KaraniwangTao72

    FYI, installing CCTV cameras doesn’t help to minimize crimes or solve crimes especially if no one’s monitoring or manning it. If criminals wanted to do it, they will simply put a bonet on their head and you wouldnt’ know who’s that is. But if someone assigned or monitoring the live capturing of these CCTV cameras you can catch them on actual….

    • RomyLitz

      Three cameras to point at each other to monitor who is closing the lenses of the cameras. It would also mean that at least three culprits will close the lenses at the same time. The CCTV can help a lot.

  • RomyLitz

    Approve Sec. Robredo and we will try to secure Google’s help in using the Sattelite’s 24 hours surveillance of activities in every street of the Philippines. But we have to pay for the price. As it is now, the CCTV is a considerable deterent.

  • lito santiago1

    Very simple ! Let us do the style of Duterte, kill these criminals once caught in the act, so others will be afraid to do criminal act.

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