Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has stepped up efforts to make the city safer through a partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government for installation of 1,500 high-definition closed-circuit televisions on major roads and other crucial areas.
She said the project aims to contribute to the improvement of peace and order and disaster risk reduction and management measures, and the further development of cities.
As the seventh city to join the DILG’s endeavor, the Quezon City mayor hopes they could better predict, detect, prepare for and respond quickly to incidents.
The partnership is a big step toward the fulfillment of one of her 14-point agenda—building a safer and more resilient city, Belmonte said.
“We are glad to receive the CCTV cameras from DILG. This is a smart solution as we improve our monitoring system in the city,” she said.
“With our policies and programs, we can better provide fast, efficient, and reliable emergency response services to all our citizens,” the mayor added.
The collaboration aims to establish an intelligent monitoring system that will enable both DILG and the city government to prepare for and respond to security and disaster situations, help reduce crime incidents, and improve crime solution efficiency and improve emergency services, fire protection and jail management and penology services.
Belmonte said the project could also enhance the capacity for effective and efficient delivery of public services, thus increasing investors’ confidence, improving the tourism industry and public confidence.
“Our commitment to providing social services to our people lies in the effective collection of data and information,” she added.