Monday, 19 December 2011 20:08
The small municipality of Jolo in Sulu had already installed surveillance cameras, according to Boy Scouts of the Philippines Regional Chair Mannix Dalipe.
Dalipe, who was recently in Jolo to attend the BSP Provincial Jamboree, was toured and shown the security equipment by no less than Mayor Hussin Amin himself.
He said the CCTV cameras has been installed in strategic locations at the municipal hall and perimeter streets to help the local government fight criminality.
The former vice mayor, who is the staunch proponent of the security gadgets expressed surprise that Jolo is ahead of Zamboanga City in this type of technology.
“I am really surprised that Jolo, a small town, is more advanced than us in setting up CCTVs for security. In comparison, Zamboanga’s budget is 20 times bigger than Jolo. I hope it can catch up with other cities and provinces in Mindanao in modernization,” Dalipe stressed.
Dalipe said if the city has already installed the surveillance cameras, many of the shooting incidents that occurred near City Hall and nearby areas could have been recorded thus, helping the police identify the suspects and solve the crime.
He said the modern security cameras serve as deterrent to criminality.
Dalipe congratulated Mayor Amin for taking the initiative in putting up the CCTV cameras in Jolo adding that he is in the right track in the maintenance of peace in the capital town.
By Nonong Santiago
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