HD na dapat: Iloilo City cops want better CCTVs in crime-prone areas

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Police in Iloilo City want higher-resolution closed circuit television cameras in areas prone to crime.

The police raised the issue during the closed-door meeting of the Iloilo City Peace and Order Council last week.

CPOC secretariat head lawyer Ferdinand Panes said the city police cited cameras installed at the Smallville area in Mandurriao district, the city’s leisure hub (

Panes said the city police was advised to write a letter to the city mayor so the proposal can be carefully studied.

In 2011, the city council passed an ordinance requiring business establishments and other commercial complexes and places considered high-risks to install CCTV systems.

The ordinance aimed to aid “homeland protection, traffic monitoring and crime prevention and detection, its treasury, storage facilities and other critical assets for protection and preservation.”

But it was amended in July 2017 to include motels, drive-in hotels, pension houses, lodging houses, and seaports.