Senator wants livestream of Marawi, Boracay rehab efforts

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 16) — The rehabilitation efforts in war-torn Marawi City and the environmental clean-up of Boracay Island should be aired live, Senator Ralph Recto proposed on Monday.

He said in a statement that livestreaming the rehabilitation efforts will ensure that "work will be on time, on budget, and according to specifications."

Recto proposed the use of drone and satellite imaging to monitor the progress of the projects.

He also said job-site cameras should be installed in these areas and real-time footage should be made available to the public.

He added the government can also consider "remote monitoring" by installing a direct communication link in the Malacañang Palace.

"So that the President, the nation's builder-in-chief, will be able to monitor work in major infrastructure projects. The Office of the President can even convert one of Malacañang's halls into an infrastructure 'war room', a command center of the Build, Build, Build program," Recto said.

He added, "Hindi pwede ang tamad at makupad kasi the builder-in-chief is watching," he said.

[Translation: You cannot be lazy and slow because the builder-in-chief is watching.]

The reconstruction of Marawi City has been ongoing since the five-month war ended in October, meanwhile, the rehabilitation of Boracay Island will start on April 26.

He said livestreaming ongoing projects  can also be used for the government's other big-ticket infrastructure programs through Project DIME (Digital Imaging for Monitoring and Evaluation), a newly-launched collaboration between the Department of Budget and Management-Department of Science and Technology.