Surveillance

First in this week, Michnavs with her thought provoking piece.

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Surveillance is used by governments for intelligence gathering, prevention of crime, the protection of a process, person, group or object, or the investigation of crime.
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki).

Surveillance when used properly can really help any government in their crime watch campaign. That’s why it has become mandatory to put up cctv cameras in most public areas and even owners of private homes and businesses have also invested on this. Lately, the use of drones for surveillance has also been utilized.

But do you know that in the Philippines, there is an emerging culture of so called “human cctv’s”?, where some people are actually spreading news/stories (regardless of true or not) as if they have witnessed it first hand like a cctv camera.

Its origin can be traced back to the culture of gossip in the Philippines.

Gossip Culture, the “spice of life” among Filipinos. The dictionary defines gossip or…

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