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Joy Belmonte wants more CCTV cameras in QC to protect women: Huli cam ang manyak!

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Quezon City vice mayor Joy Belmonte wants the entire city to be covered by closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to protect women against crime and harassment.

Belmonte bared her plans to enhance security in the city during the Quezon City Women’s Convention held recently in celebration of women’s month.

“Bawat sulok ng Quezon City ay dapat may CCTV camera – every single nook and cranny – because that is the only way we can combat criminality and ensure our women live in peace and within harmony,” she said.

Belmonte also pledged to enhance the 24-hour emergency hotline in Quezon City, 122, saying it is an effective way to provide immediate responses to emergencies.

“In Quezon City, we have 122 for different emergencies pero hindi pa ito ganu’n kapulido. We still have to enhance it nang sa gano’n we can make sure that every concern is immediately addressed and everyone who encounters mishaps in Quezon City can access it anytime,” she said.

Quezon City was recently awarded by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) for its gender-responsive governance and comprehensive programs on gender and development.