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Cyber Intelligence Asia 2015 in Manila

Seeking to address pressing issues pertaining to cybercrimes, governments across the globe are gearing up to protect themselves from cyber attempts on their critical infrastructure. Now on its third year, Cyber Intelligence Asia will be taking place at the heart of the Philippine capital, Manila, on April 21-24, 2015 at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay...

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Questions on the Alleged Bomb Attack in NAIA Terminal 3

Yesterday, 01 September 2014, agents from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) allegedly found explosives in a Toyota Revo parked in Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). They have also arrested four suspects in relation to the incident. The incident raises concerns and questions on how airport security and law enforcement authorities cooperate. Here are some questions...

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On Binays and Dasmariñas Guards: Village Security Implications

This is about the current trending topic that kept media networks and netizens abuzz – the incident involving the Binay siblings and security guards of Dasmariñas Village. This is merely my perspective as a certified protection professional, technical security design and risk management consultant. And my stand as a former aide de camp, convoy security...

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Bombs for Hire: Analysis and Security Tips

The tragic bomb explosion in Cotabato City came ten days after the deadly explosion in Cagayan de Oro City. Both bombs exploded in crowded and commercial areas, killing bystanders and civilians. My first reaction after being informed of the explosion in Cotabato, just ten minutes after, was that this was a plot to terrorize Mindanao...

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European Union lifts air ban on Philippine Airlines

  The European Union (EU) has lifted the ban for flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) effective July 12, 2013 allowing it to fly over European skies once more. PAL was removed from the operational restrictions by the EU known as the EU air safety list following improvements in the safety situation in the Philippines. PAL...

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Rocky Road Safety in the Philippines

Rocky Road Safety in the Philippines

If you are living in Metro Manila or in other urban areas of the Philippines, one thing you will notice is how the streets can immediately fill up with various vehicles during rush hours and even during night time. Rush hour traffic is a common sight for Filipinos. While in the countryside where life is...

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Boston Marathon Bombing: Quick Analysis

Threat of terror act is constant because there are unwavering and motivated desires to terrorize societies and governments from several known and unknown individuals and groups worldwide.  At any given time and place there is someone designing a better weapon, planning, and rehearsing an attack.  The terrorist and any threat groups have the luxury of...

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Tourism Security: End to End

Tourism Security: End to End

Resiliency of the tourism industry depends on the management of emergency responses and strengthening of the security links that guarantee the safety of the tourists to their desired destinations.

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The weakest link in the Megamall heist

MANY things don’t fit in the statements of the police on the Jan. 26 Megamall robbery. As of this writing, the Mandaluyong police have claimed to have “identified” two of the six suspects in the robbery. But in reality, they don’t have the two suspects’ names and addresses yet. What they have are cartographic sketches that...

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Gun ban should go with crime prevention

THE election period in the Philippines began Sunday and signalled the start of a nationwide total gun ban expected to minimize election-related offenses, particularly gun-related violence among political groups and clans. For many, the gun ban brings some relief, especially since the country enters this period with heightened fear of gun-related violence. The accidental death of...