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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Baguio launches the first advance Smart City command center in the Philippines

Photo Courtesy || Baguio City PIO

Cordillera - Baguio city launches its Smart City Command Center and expected to be operational this year, the first in the Philippines. 

The Smart City is equipped with advance technological tools and software provided by CISCO System Inc. that can gather data, manage assets, resources and services; and operated by the combined force from the CDRRMO, PNP, Fire Department, Health and EMS Departments.

"I envision Baguio as a SMART City where various types of electronics methods are used to manage the Summer Capital's assets, resources and to provide even more efficient and effective services to the public," said Mayor Magalong.

The Smart City hub will be able to closely monitor and respond to any incidents that happening inside the city, improve peace and order, and provide security to all residents. 

Streets of Baguio will be equipped with CCTV cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) program that enable authorities to analyze traffic, detect unusual public behavior and potentially halt crime being committed. 

It also features facial recognition system that can identify fugitives in a crowd. 

The hub will provide better response to citizen's complaints and feedback with it Smart City App that was integrated in the platform. 

Magalong expressed the city's gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for providing the fund worth P200 million for the realization of the Smart City project.

video source : sir Art Tibaldo



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