BAGUIO CITY (May 31, 2021)— The City Government of Tabuk, Kalinga capital, opened its state of the art Command and Monitoring Center on Monday at the Tabuk City Hall compound in Dagupan Centro.
The Command Center is located in the youth hub building.
According to Tabuk City Administrator Arnold Tenedero, the command and monitoring center was financed from the 20 % of the City’s Development Fund and was started in 2020.
Tenedero said the center is a great help to the city government and the residents of Tabuk City. He said it will help the city government to formulate better enforcement of policies and ordinances, traffic management system and will aid officials in coming up with additional legislations.
The facility is equipped with high definition surveillance system.
Kalinga Governor Ferdinand Tubban said this is a big help to the anti-accident, anti-crime and disaster response efforts of the government of Tabuk.
High Definition CCTV Cameras and other equipment were installed by WebTech Company at the strategic locations in the different parts of the city. According to the representative of WebTech, the system can be accessed by the hospital, police station, fire station among other law enforcement and government response bodies. Two communication towers in the city were also established to ensure the smooth flow of information and communication.
Tabuk City Mayor Darwin Estrañero said more CCTV cameras are on the way to be installed on many areas of Tabuk City especially at rural barangays. The setting up of more cameras will boost the city’s capability in pre-empting untoward incidents and the deterrent of crimes in the city, he emphasized. He also said the system will also empower the city in safeguarding its borders.
Estrañero disclosed that the Quezon City Government under the leadership of Mayor Joy Belmonte gave P12.5 million as assistance to the completion of the project.
Artemio A. Dumlao