City of San Fernando launches command and control center

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Mayor Edwin Santiago and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin joined by former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Third District Representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, Jr., Governor Dennis Pineda, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Uy of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., and PLDT Enterprise Assistant Vice President Dennis Magbatoc during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the City of San Fernando’s Command and Control Center in Barangay San Isidro. (San Fernando City Information Office)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The city government launched its Command and Control Center (C3) to beef up its peace and order and disaster prevention capabilities.

Located at the Civic Center in barangay San Isidro, the infrastructure is anchored on the vision of a smart, green, vibrant, resilient, and technologically-driven San Fernando.

In his message, Mayor Edwin Santiago said that investing in the protection and safety of his constituents is essential in attaining a sense of confidence and pride among Fernandinos.

“I always say that Fernandinos should be first in everything. That is also true when it comes to protection, security, and the quality of life of every Fernandino,” he said.

The two-storey facility will be manned by rescue and security personnel from the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council on a 24/7 shift.

Its main feature is the Operation Center equipped with an LED display billboard for a faster response during emergencies.

“This will allow sharing and monitoring of recorded clips from the 110 bullet cameras and 16 PTZ (Pan, Tilt, and Zoom) cameras mounted around the city,” Santiago said.

 A communication tower was also installed to ensure data and information transmission even on “blind spots.”

A media room was also set up inside the center to ensure smooth coordination when significant instructions or alerts need to be relayed.

Santiago said the center is eyed to be the “last building standing” in the city given its strong foundation and efficient structural design.

Source: PIA 3/Marie Joy S. Carbungco

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