Duterte orders full implementation of CCTV Ordinance

Subscribe Now September 25, 2013 at 10:27am

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all shopping malls, and commercial centers operating within the city to install, operate and maintain high end and high definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras as one of the measures to strengthen public safety.

Based on Executive Order No. 24 issued September 20, the mayor said CCTV cameras must be installed within the eye level of an averaged height person to ensure facial and physical identity of everyone who enters the premises.

Duterte said CCTV cameras must be installed separately in the entrance and exit points of every movie house and in strategic areas common hallways leading to all comfort rooms within the malls.

He said security personnel must subject every person to inspection to include bag, pouches, purse and the like.

“Individuals wearing sunglasses shall be required to remove the same during inspection. Every person- man, woman, children who refuses to be inspected must not be denied entry into the premises,” Duterte pointed out.

He said every security inspection done with the foregoing procedures must be caught and recorded upfront by the CCTV cameras.

Duterte stressed that all shopping malls and commercial centers must comply with the order within a week or have their establishments closed.

“With safety and security of the people being the primordial object herein, non-compliance with all the directives set forth on this order shall be a ground for suspension and or cancellation of business permit and or closure of the business establishment when warranted by circumstances,” he said.

Duterte also directed the Davao City Police Office to monitor, enforce and implement strictly this order.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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