- Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:00
By A Web design Company
“TV Patrol” is empowering and engaging ordinary citizens in determining the day’s headlines via its segment “CCTV Patrol” or “Concerned Citizens Taking Videos Patrol,” an initiative that capitalizes on people’s ability to gather news content and information due to their access to social media and technology.
“CCTV Patrol” features photos and videos about anything significant, remarkable, or bizarre in their communities, like accidents and crimes, captured using mounted closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, cellphones, and other gadgets and sent in by them.
“TV Patrol” anchor “Kabayan” Noli De Castro said a huge chunk of the videos they receive and report in the newscast depict crimes that need police intervention. The team of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs reporters will also see to it that each criminal incident aired in the segment will be probed and monitored until the perpetrators face justice.
“What’s important is the media and citizens can take part, and not simply complain about the crime situation in the country. This time, we aid the police authorities in solving crimes by being vigilant and alert,” said Kabayan.
One of the most notable videos shown in “CCTV Patrol” was the robbery of alleged fugitives in a 7-Eleven convenience store in Manila and an LBC outlet in Parañaque. After the airing of Zyann Ambrosio’s report in September, the police had received numerous text messages detailing information about the suspects, which “TV Patrol” announced through a follow-up report.
A CCTV footage of several men kicking and pointing a gun at a man inside his own home also went viral online after it was aired in August. Following the report, the police had immediately identified the suspects and were later captured.
Due to the success of the segment, Kabayan stressed the importance of the continued involvement of Bayan Patrollers. “I encourage everyone to make good use of their cellphones and gadgets instead of recording trivial videos and forwarding gossip. This is a big help. The police no longer have excuses in not being able to arrest criminals identified in a footage,” he said.