Churches install CCTV cameras to curb crime

God is watching you, and in some Catholic churches in Manila, the priests are too. Some churches in Manila have installed closed-circuit television cameras for added security, Evelyn Macairan of the Philippine Star reports.

God is watching you, and in some Catholic churches in Manila, the priests are too. Some churches in Manila have installed closed-circuit television cameras for added security, Evelyn Macairan of the Philippine Star reports.

 

According to the report, Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said CCTV cameras have been installed "in the convents and some important areas." That way, he said, "in case something happened, you can easily make a review and identify the perpetrators."

 

Quezon City, where Bishop Ongtioco’s parish is, will require establishments in the city to install CCTV cameras by next year. "It's a good measure but then the important question is can everyone afford it, especially those with small business?," Ongtioco reportedly said.

 

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