PLDT pays P3.4M 8-year CCTV bond

DUMAGUETE CITY – PLDT has issued the required P3.5 million bank guarantee to underscore the company’s desire to “faithfully perform its obligation for the lease of CCTV for the next 8 years.”

Lawyers of Philippine Long Distance Telephone and City Legal Office are expected to finalize the contract between the LGU and the company. PLDT must be able to install and operationalize the CCTV system within 10 months or earlier.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that about 336 top of the line CCTV cameras will be installed in strategic locations in all 30 barangays. Specifically, there will be at least 256 units of fixed cameras and 80 units CCTVs that are capable to Pan, Tilt and Zoom objects or areas.

This is part of his administration’s efforts to minimize and solve incidents of crimes, respond to calls for emergency assistance and for management of traffic.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone is obligated to provide one command center within the city hall compound, technical personnel to man the center 24/7 and training to all personnel responsible of operation for LGU-Dumaguete CCTV network.

The city government has the right to demand replacement of defective and inferior items, materials and equipment (not limited to cameras, computer units, fiber optic cables) with brand new units of similar or higher model than the technical specifications.

Any software upgrade shall be provided free of charge by PLDT but terminal boxes, ONU’s, UPS and cabinets will be locked and secured under the control of the city government including all data and information captured and collected by the system. Once all the terms are put in writing the city government and Philippine Long Distance Telephone will formally sign the contract.