MMDA headquarters installs CCTV cameras

Manila, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has been virtually turned into a "Big Brother House" with 48 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in several offices.

Dubbed as the MMDA Transparency Governance Wall, internal set of CCTVs installed in the MMDA main can now monitor the daily activities of agency personnel.

"Our main objective is transparent governance and accountability. We want the general public to know that all our officials and personnel are performing their duties in an open manner. This is part of our anti-corruption efforts and to ensure effective delivery of public service," said MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino during the inauguration Friday.

"The Transparency Governance Wall is a set of 48 CCTVs installed in the MMDA main building, operational 24/7 which will monitor the daily activities of our offices. It will also strengthen the security in the building," explained Tolentino.

Areas covered by the CCTVs include the Agency's Traffic Engineering Center, Traffic Adjudication Division, Traffic Discipline Office, and even Tolentino's office.