Representative Mark Llandro Mendoza recently filed a House bill to implement the installation of CCTVs in the Philippines to help monitor public utility vehicles (PUVs).The House bill 4618, known as CCTV Cameras for Road Incident Monitoring Act of 2014, aims keep a closer eye on these transportation vehicles due to the rising criminal incidents happening on our roads lately.
“CCTVs provide accurate and real-time traffic situations and video information of road accidents,” Mendoza said. “More businesses and private establishments, public buildings, places, roads, and homes have CCTV cameras installed merely for surveillance purposes…the need for 24/7 monitoring system has become necessary due to increasing criminal incidents happening everywhere,” he added.
The recorded footage is to be available for investigative use only by any member or officer of a law enforcement agency. Under this bill, every body of organizations dealing with the routes of PUVs should see to it that the proposed law is put into practice.
With the recent viral video of a heated fight along EDSA between a knife-carrying cab driver and a gun-toting SUV driver, we think this bill will be an effective way to tone down instances like these – or make the investigation easier, at least.