From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 5): Zamboanga City to purchase drone for security, disaster management
ZAMBOANGA CITY--The City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday allocating an initial amount of PHP500,000 to purchase a military-type of drone for the use of the local government.
The resolution was approved during the regular session following a dialogue with Dr. Elmeir Jade Apolinario, the head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).
Apolinario said the drone will be used for disaster risk reduction management, security, and traffic management.
He said they need a military-type of drone as it is bigger and equipped with the latest technology. It has also longer hours flying time.
Another resolution, authored by Councilor Benjamin Guingona IV, was approved authorizing the CDRRMO to source out additional funds to be able to purchase a military-type drone.
Apolinario said his office needs at least PHP1 million to purchase one unit of such type of equipment.