Security cameras at Iloilo Esplanade mulled

ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas plans to set up closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) at the Iloilo Esplanade to catch vandals and prevent crimes.

More policemen may also be posted there, he added.

“If there are savings, we will buy motorcycles and bikes. The Iloilo City Police Office is requesting additional vehicles for better mobility,” said Treñas.

On top of these, the mayor said the city government may also tap Criminology graduates as police auxiliaries to secure the esplanade.

Last week, the city government asked help from the public to catch vandals who uprooted ornamental plants at the esplanade.

Personnel of the city’s Beautification Program discovered the uprooting on July 11.

It would take a community to catch vandals who try to destroy city government projects, a post at the Facebook page of the Beautification Program read.

It encouraged concerned citizens to take pictures and videos of vandals.

“We also call on everyone to embrace ownership of our city and to aid us in seeing to it that we maintain order and cleanliness around us,” the post further read.

The Iloilo Esplanade, opened to the public in August 2012, has become popular recreational space for walking, jogging, open-air dining, and venue for river water sports. It was designed to harness the economic and tourism potentials of the Iloilo River./PN


  1. we may have to ask mayor trenas to take care of the esplanade by himself . . . as his father seems to have single handedly routed the Japanese during the second world war . . . as he is the only veteran honored in the esplanade.

  2. This vandal must be put in jail. KOng wala man lang mabulig para mag matahum ang Iloilo indi na mag pang gabot sang mga gina tanom dira sa esplanade. Kong madakpan gani nga gina gabot ya dapat sina patanumon sya 1000 pa gid ka bilog kag sya ma maintain kag mag padako. Kong indi ya gani mapadako sulod sya sa presohan para mabal an ya katonto ya. Kapin pa na ang mahilig mag sulat sulat bisan diin lang isa man na nga dapat presohon para madudla kag pa multahon sya matinlo sang mga gin ang vandal sa pader iya gasto para mabal an ya. We need to make Iloilo more greener more beautiful not only in esplanade but also in our shoreline clean. Kag isa pa ang mga canal kag higko nga naga diretso sa Iloilo river kinahanglan e cut off ina kag mag provide ang Iloilo sang comprehensive Waste Water Treatment Facility nga mag handle sang black and gray water disposal kag tubig nga halin sa Water Treatment pwede ina gamiton sa irrigation system sa mga beatification sang siyudad pang bunyag sa tanom. Ang mga street light pwede man ina e convert sa solar power para maka less ang expenses and a lot more.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here