• Bataan heightens APEC security


    ORANI, Bataan: At least 52 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras were installed in 22 strategic locations along the Bataan highway in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) meeting in Bagac town next week.

    Carlos Pizarro Jr., general manager of the Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA), said the CCTV cameras are focused along the provincial highway from the Pampanga-Bataan boundary to the site of the APEC meeting, the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

    The monitoring system was placed under the operational control of MBDA’s One Bataan Command Center in Orani town.

    “Isa ito sa pinakamagandang command centers sa buong Pilipinas,” said Pizarro, the former Pilar town mayor.

    Pizarro said the command center will conduct 24-hour monitoring of the peace and order situation at the convention site.

    He added that the MBDA is also ready to respond to problems and concerns during the regional leadership meet in the province.

    Pizarro added that for the meantime, they will be focused on the APEC meeting but their close monitoring will also benefit all travelers to the province.

    Bataan Governor Albert Garcia said the province is 99 percent ready for the APEC Workshop on Fiscal Management Through Transparency and Reforms and Senior Finance Officials Meeting at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, which is known for its heritage houses.

    He said that there will be monitoring centers and checkpoints for the safety of everyone, especially visitors.


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