Council to require CCTVs in biz establishments Print
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:57

By JEMUEL MOJICA

The City Council is set to conduct a public hearing on a proposed ordinance requiring  major business establishments to install a closed circuit television system in their respective areas.

This, after the approval of the proposed measure under Ordinance No. 2018-13 on first reading during the Council regular session yesterday.

“Following the many shooting incidents that have occurred in the city, I firmly believe that it is high time that all business establishments be required to install CCTVs in their respective areas,”  Guingona said.

Guingona, together with councilors Rommel Agan and Josephine Pareja re-introduced the ordinance.

Agan will have a new version of the proposed measure while Guingona’s earlier version will be incorporated during the public hearing.

Under the proposed ordinance, major business establishments will be required to set up their own CCTVs within their premises as an added requirement for the approval of their business permit.

These are financial institutions such as banks, pawnshops, money lenders, money remittance services, money changers, public transport terminals, hospitals and other health care establishments, business establishments which are part of a national chain, car dealerships, gasoline, fuel refilling, service stations, business establishments and entertainment centers which draw a considerable crowd such as shopping malls, supermarkets, movie houses, theaters and the like.  (Jemuel Mojica)