By LITO RULONA
COUNCILORS on Monday said they have noted that LBC Express Inc. has started taking heed of the advice of authorities that it contract the services of guards so that robbers won’t see its branches here as targets.
The chairmen of the city council’s committees of trade, commerce and industry, and police, fire and public safety lauded the response of the LBC management.
Councilors earlier questioned LBC’s policy of leaving its outlets here without security guards and the absence or the improper installation of security cameras. These, they said, made the LBC outlets in the city susceptible to robbery.
“Maayo nga nagbutang na gayud sila og security personnel kay dili lamang ang ilang establishment ang atong gi-protektahan apan ang katawhan nga ilang customers,” said Councilor George Goking, chairman of the city council’s committee on trade, commerce and industry.
On Monday, the city council approved Resolution no. 2018-269 urging the head of the LBC Express Inc. to improve their security measures in the wake of the spate of robberies staged in its outlets here. Officials said the heists hurt the city’s peace and order image.
Officials also cited a city ordinance on the proper installation of security cameras by all “high-risk business establishments” in the city.
Councilor Romeo Calizo, chairman of the city council’s public safety committee, said he checked some LBC outlets in the city and noted the compliance of at least two of its branches.
He said city hall should go strict on business establishments where financial transactions take place especially during the renewal of business permits.
“Duna man guy uban diha nga usa ra ka CCTV ang gibutang, approved ang renew na dayun ang business permit,” Calizo said.