The administration of San Andres Mayor Peter C. Cua has installed eight high-resolution Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in strategic locations in the town proper.
Cua said the operation of the CCTV camera system, which would be managed by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) would assure the security of the people in their daily transactions and help minimize and solve crime incidents.
The system, equipped with 24/7 real-time high-definition recording and playback capability, will be controlled by the MDRRMO in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Office of the Mayor, would also allow the agencies to respond to emergency calls and assistance, as well as ensure smooth traffic management.
Additional cameras will be installed on major roads and highways, according to Local DRRM Assistant John Tolentino who is in charge of Operations and Warnings.
With the upgraded technology, the monitoring and surveillance system will augment the local government, the police and poblacion barangays in monitoring peace and order in the municipality, Mayor Cua stated.
This piece of good news for the people of the island’s second-biggest town comes after the LGU was commended by the Department of Health (DOH) regional office for its support for the rehabilitation and treatment of drug users.
Mayor Cua received the plaques of recognition from the DOH during the Performance Implementation Review cum Stakeholders’ Meeting and LGU Partners Recognition Ceremony at Hotel Ellis in Legazpi City last Jan. 21, 2020.
The local chief executive was joined by Social Welfare Officer IV Ma. Lourdes Mabeza, who is chairman of the Community-Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Program (CBTRP), and members PO3 Maricel Masagca and Social Welfare Assistant Ma. Necia Marino receiving the plaque they earned for commendable service and support in the Implementation of Intensive Outpatient (IOP) of DOH-Malinao Treatment and Rehabilitation Center.
According to the DOH records, 86 clients from 10 municipalities of Catanduanes graduated from the MTRC- Intensive Outpatient Primary Program in January 2019, with a 91% completion rate and 99.6% negative drug test results.