City set to triple CCTV allotment

City Mayor Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo has announced he is going to triple the amount intended for the purchase of the Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) to be installed in different parts of the city.

Remollo said the initial appropriation of P15 million is so small if it is going to maintain a reliable monitoring system, in wanting it raised to P50 million to include the construction of a control center for all the cameras to be installed throughout the poblacion area and in the outskirts of the city.

He said funds can be taken from the savings, while making sure a yearly appropriation of P20 million is included to also set up CCTV cameras in the barangays including a free WIFI.

Also, garbage disposal remains the top most problem in the city aside from traffic congestion, the city government of Dumaguete would like to ensure the safety of its people.

Meanwhile, Mayor Remollo has already instructed the city planning office and the city development council to allocate funds for the purchase of three brand new garbage compactors to augment in the garbage collection of the city.

Recent data shows from 40 tons in previous months, daily collection of garbage in Dumaguete is almost doubled even reached 80 tons, Hence, the need for more compactors.

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