08 JULY 2009

Makati Mayor Jejomar C. Binay today ordered the Makati Command, Control and Communication Center (Makati C3) to maintain tight security over the city, particularly in the Central Business District (CBD).

Binay issued the order in light of the recent bombings in Mindanao, the latest killing 6 and wounding 30 people in Jolo, Sulu.

“In these situations we must remain vigilant. Makati is fortunate to have the Command Center as a deterrent to such nefarious activities. Having eyes and ears in and around the city helps in keeping the city safe from people who may have malicious intents,” Binay said.

Binay said he has instructed C3 personnel and the city’s protective sector to do round the clock monitoring of the CBD and the city’s barangays.

The Makati C3, which began operations in 2006, runs on a 24/7 basis and is able to answer emergency calls from its community and dispatch response teams from Police, Fire, Emergency Health and Rescue Services and other public safety agencies.

Binay said the Command Center monitors the city through 11 closed circuit TV cameras (CCTVs) installed along Makati’s main thoroughfares. He added that 50 GPS devices have also been installed in the city’s emergency vehicles for quick location and dispatch during emergencies.

Binay said PLDT subscribers can contact the Command Center by dialing 168.

Users of other landline providers and cellular phones can seek assistance through the following numbers: 870-1920, 870-1923, 870-1926, 870-1929, 870-1932, 870-1935, 870-1955, 870-1950, 870-1951 and 899-8879.

“We will keep watch over the city day and night. The city government concerns itself with the safety and security of its constituents and we will not hesitate to use all our resources to keep Makati peaceful and safe,” Binay said.

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