CCTVs installed in Manila for Pope’s visit in January

The Pope’s safety is the government’s number 1 priority

It's 45 days till the much awaited visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines and the Palace is making sure his safety is of utmost importance. According to GMA News, the Manila city government is installing additional closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in areas including Sampaloc, Intramuros, and Luneta: all places the Pope is expected to visit.


Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. says that the safety of the Pope and the orderly celebration of his visit is given top priority with the help of the Catholic Church via the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). The Pope’s visit on January 15 to 19 has also been declared as a five-day work holiday.


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