Commercial enterprises that deal with several customers or those operating within hazard-prone areas will have to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, lest they will fail to secure a business permit, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it pushes municipalities and cities to enforce the idea as an ordinance.
Speaking to reporters, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año accentuates the importance of having a CCTV in keeping “criminal activities and their perpetrators at bay,” which coincides with the public’s return to normal.
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Under DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2022-060, Año lists the affected business establishment to include the following:
- Pawnshops, money remittance services, money lenders, banks, and similar enterprises
- Multi-chain and multi-branches commercial businesses
- Shopping centers, shopping malls, wet markets, supermarket
- Medical facilities, including laboratories, clinics, and hospitals
- Entertainment centers, such as movie houses, theaters, arcades, perya, internet cafes, etc.
- Gasoline stations, car dealerships, vehicle maintenance or service stations
- Other businesses per judgment of DILG