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Aviation Safety, Good Governance, and Jesse Robredo’s Last Flight

Aviation Safety, Good Governance, and Jesse Robredo’s Last Flight

Exactly two years ago, the country lost one of its champions of good governance. Jesse Robredo, who is remembered to be the mayor of Naga City who wore slippers in his office, died in an air crash. Unfortunately, his death can be linked to the importance of good governance, an advocacy to which he had...

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Israel Sees Philippines as Market for Homeland Security Technologies

Israel intends to increase trade with the Philippines particularly by expanding the market for homeland security technologies. Israeli companies providing Homeland Security (HLS) technology and solutions are hopeful in expanding markets in the Philippines. This was the was the message during the press conference of the Business Forum on Homeland Security held last July 15,...

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Be Wary of Cheap Mobile Device Chargers

Everyone should be wary of purchasing and using cheap or unbranded chargers for mobile devices. Sheryl Aldeguer, a 28-year-old Filipina nurse and a mother of two was found dead in her room in Sydney, Australia last April 23 with burns on her ears and chest, Australian authorities said. It was found that she was killed...

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Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Law Passed

President Benigno Aquino III signed last June 20 a law requiring mobile service providers to send warnings of impending calamities to consumers free of charge. Republic Act No. 10639 or The “Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act” was enacted into law last week. The law gives mandate to mobile phone service providers to send out alerts...

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Understanding School Shootings

Understanding School Shootings

Violence in schools can happen in any form, anytime, and in any campus. The most violent form of such violence is school shootings, cases of which are increasing in the United States. Donald Shoemaker, a sociology professor from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) presented a lecture last February 27 in the University...

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Top 4 Threats for Commuters and Motorists in Metro Manila’s Traffic-Armageddon

Metro Manila’s “Traffic-Armageddon” is upon us with the start of major infrastructure projects like the Skyway 3. Heavier than usual traffic is expected in major thoroughfares throughout the metro. Aside from the stress of traveling through traffic, commuters and motorists could be the target of criminals. Here are the Top 4 criminal activities likely to...

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5 Lessons in Security from the Vhong-Deniece-Cedric Incident

5 Lessons in Security from the Vhong-Deniece-Cedric Incident

Too much has been said about the incident involving actor Vhong Navarro, model Deniece Cornejo and businessman Cedric Lee. The incident has left the comedian mauled allegedly by the businessman, and the model reported to be raped by the actor. The issue has been given more than full media coverage and has become a national...

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Hackers Target Winter Olympics Visitors in Russia

If you are in Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics, then probably, your devices have already been hacked. NBC reporter Richard Engel on the Tuesday evening news reported that visitors of the Sochi Winter Olympics are very likely to get their computers and mobile devices hacked. Engel, with a network security expert, performed an experiment...

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New Navigational Equipment to be Installed in NAIA

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) had approved the replacement of the Doppler VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range and Distance Measuring Equipment (DVOR/DME) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The DVOR is the navigational guidance system that helps pilots locate and land on the runway during bad weather and low visibility. The currently...

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Dasma Village Replaces Security Agency Following Binay Convoy Incident

The Dasmariñas Village Association (DVA) has decided to replace the security agency providing security in the village following the incident involving the convoy of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. The DVA has issued a circular informing its residents that it will no longer acquire the services of Right Eight Security Agency. The circular mentioned that the...