Author: Col. Dencio S. Acop (Ret), PhD, CPP, AMBCI (Dencio Acop)

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BCM What?

BCM is an acronym that many people are still unfamiliar with. This article provides an overview of what BCM is. It also highlights the importance that BCM holds for individuals and companies given today’s complexities. And finally, it proposes the adoption of BCM to promote resilience through the growing and increasingly devastating impact of threats...

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Mamasapano: The Fallen 44

The martyrs have resurrected the image of the PNP toward a new beginning. They have also confirmed a people’s disdain for a leader who by his words and actions betrayed where his true color lies by the way he treated those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for him.

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Protecting Pope Francis

In a few hours from now, Pope Francis will land here in the Philippines to begin his 4-day visit to this predominantly Catholic nation. It will be the fourth time that the head of the Catholic Church will visit the Philippines. Pope Paul VI first visited in 1970 followed by Pope John Paul II who...

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Revisiting Private Security and Its Role in Today’s Society

The reason for being of private security remains unchanged. It is to protect people, property, and business continuity. Private security is composed of both human and technical systems. These two systems complement each other. In other contexts, however, a deployed security system may be primarily technical as in Singapore where the deployment of human guards...

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Training in Today’s Security Industry

The importance of training cannot be emphasized enough. Be it in the public or private sector, training continues to be an essential element towards the accomplishment of the organizational mission. Such mission simply cannot be done successfully without first instructing the persons and teams who will perform the individual tasks needed to fulfill it. Even...

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Inside Hazing

What is hazing? Why is there hazing? Why do people participate in it? What is its purpose? What is the relationship of hazing to fraternities? Is hazing really necessary? These are just some of the questions I will try to answer during this brief sharing. I experienced physical hazing from age 15 to 17 as...

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War

Some people today are beating the drums of war. But are we ready for war? Is the bullying by China enough to make us go to war? Despite our state weaknesses, we are a proud nation. I do understand it when my respectable colleagues argue that no self-respecting nation should take the blatant bullying even...

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A Matter of Honor

A top cadet charged and allegedly found guilty by a committee of peers of violating the Cadet Honor Code. The Code professes that ‘a cadet does not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.’ It is a simple code overseeing cadet behavior with a black and white view of what is right and wrong....