DAVAO CITY, Sept 20 (PIA) Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered City Administrator Melchor Quitain to prepare an all-encompassing executive order that will strengthen the security measures in the city.
He said the strengthened order will require all business establishments to set up eye-level-close circuit television cameras just like those being used by the Immigration Bureau.
Duterte reiterated that if business cannot comply with the measure, they will have to close their establishment.
He said big businesses must employ a monitor which will prey on the scenes in their respective establishments as they unfold.
“Take this action immediately so that authorities can respond to you accordingly. Use high definition cameras,” Duterte said.
He said he would no longer allow persons wearing bull-caps and dark glasses to hide their identity in public places.
Duterte said people must show their face and must be told that it is being required for security reason.
He also urged the residents to take the queue from the city government on the course of action amid the bomb-threat rumours circulating following the two-mall-cinema blasts Monday night.
He called on the people to always listen to authorities to be guided accordingly and not to the text brigade which circulates the rumours.
Duterte assured he will always insist on the security sector to tell the truth.
“The best way for you Dabawenyos to know is to read my lips. We do not suppress the truth. Ayokong tagu-taguin ang katotohanan dito sa Davao( I don’t want to hide the truth here in Davao) . I will give you the truth, raw. Listen to me and not to the text brigade,” he pointed out.
Duterte stressed rumours through the text brigade are part of destabilization.
He said good or bad, the residents must be told of the right information.
“Listen to your mayor, because you pay me to serve you right. I will never allow manipulation or suppression of the truth. I pledge to serve you with fidelity and honesty,” Duterte said.
He said he insisted the presentation of the post-blast investigation of the police and military to show the extent of the government efforts in addressing the latest blasts that hit the city.
Earlier, Duterte gave two persons of interest which turned out in the investigation on the latest explosions in the two mall-cinemas up to Saturday to report to the nearest police, before a bounty at P1-Million pesos each will be released for their immediate capture. (RGA/JSD/PIA-XI)