TACLOBAN CITY– The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Northern Samar have called on owners of business establishments to install closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs).

Board member Albert Lucero, during their recent session, maintained that CCTVs are useful “to protect the safety and security of the management and clients from unanticipated incidents.”

In the information released by the Northern Samar Provincial Information Office, Lucero also manifested to codify this ordinance across the 24 towns of the province in order to fast track the monitoring and implementation.

“He [Lucero] recalled that an ordinance requiring establishments to install CCTVs has already been passed but has not been fully implemented,” it said.

Citing Ordinance No. 06, the Provincial Information Office said that all business establishments like banks, gasoline stations, malls, pawnshops, and large scale establishments with an investment of at least P1 million in the province are required to install CCTV inside and outside their respective premises.

This move of the provincial board came following a robbery incident at LBC Catarman on October 6, 2022.