CCTV’s for Davao City Buses in 2015?


Davao City – It has been reported earlier that 12 out of 20 bus companies who attended the meeting held by the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) have agreed to put CCTV (Close Circuit Television Camera) in their buses.

Chief Francisco Villaroman – PSCC Chief said that each bus will install two CCTV cameras, one for the entrance door and another for the exit door of the said vehicles. These “magic” boxes can only be opened by the bus operators, the police, military and government security agency representatives.

“Kung sakaling may sumabog diyan, yung huling bumaba automatic yun ang suspect kaya hindi na natin kailangan ng cartographer para mag drawing ng mukha, kasi bago ka sumakay ng bus tangalin mo yung sombrero mo o shades mo,” said Villaroman.

This could finally be the answer to most of our worries about the recent bombing incidents involving public transport.

Villaroman added that the formal agreement of bus operators and the local government will come out early next year and compliance will start as soon as February, 2015.

While this will be imposed as a new safety regulation for bus operators, Villaroman assured the companies that they will recommend what kind of CCTV units to install in their buses but they will not be forced to purchase from the PSSCC.

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