Mindanao Times

CDO exec eyes CCTV in videokes


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY —The Regulatory and Complaint Board (RCB) of this city government will lobby for the passage of an ordinance requiring videoke joints and movie cafes to install security cameras in each room of their establishm­ents.

RCB inspector Antonio Resma on Friday said the proposed measure is

meant to deter illicit activities from occurring in the private rooms of establishm­ents.

The board also said they received intelligen­ce reports that there are some teenage couples having sex inside these private premises.

The proposal of the RCB came in the aftermath of a leaked video of allegedly two minors engaged in a sexual activity in the room of one of the movie cafes in this city.

Resma reported that during their surprise inspection Tuesday (June 18), the RCB discovered a couple engaged in indecent acts while watching a film inside a movie cafe in Divisoria area.

He said that while there is no ordinance that RCB could use to penalize erring movie cafes and videoke bars at the moment, they could still pressure these establishm­ents using existing laws, like the AntiPornog­raphy Ordinance and Republic Act (RA) 7610, otherwise known as the Anti-Child Abuse and Special Protection for Children Act.

Movie cafes have sprouted up in recent years in Cagayan de Oro City as an alternativ­e to cinemas.

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