The House of Representatives, by means of viva voce voting, permitted on second studying this week House Bill 6112, which requires operators of public utility automobiles (PUVs) to install closed-circuit tv (CCTV) and Global Positioning System (GPS).
The transfer is supposed to deter crime theft, theft, murder, and kidnapping with the usage of CCTV for surveillance and recording of the crime and GPS monitor and file the PUV’s exact location.
No PUV shall be allowed to function on any highway or freeway with out the required CCTV and GPS tracker, put in, duly authenticated, and sealed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the bill offers.
Each PUV might be required to have two CCTV models with minimal storage of 30 days.
The LTFRB, in coordination with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), shall likewise, set up, preserve and handle a GPS monitoring server and archive to be manned by licensed LTO personnel in LTO places of work positioned in strategic areas for knowledge gathering and to make sure the efficient monitoring of each registered PUV. A high quality of P5,000 to P15,000 might be slapped on violators whereas licenses or franchise can be suspended up to 180 days or revoked.
The bill assured full confidentiality on the CCTV footage and GPS information with offenders (or those that view or launch the info with out correct consent) to be penalized with jail time of up to three years and high quality of up to P2 million.