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Usual Safety Hazards and Security Threats on Papal Visit 2015

Although officials from the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said in earlier reports that they have not seen any imminent or direct threat on the incoming visit of Pope Francis on January 15-19, security consultancy expert and SecurityMatters’ editor-in-chief Ace Esmeralda said there are still the usual safety...

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2014 Possibly Warmest Year Recorded; Politics Affecting Climate Change Views

Preliminary estimates of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) revealed that 2014 is on its way to becoming the warmest year recorded. The WMO said that this is mostly because of the “record high global sea surface temperatures” seen to possibly continue above normal till the yearend, as indicated in the provisional statement by...

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Beware of Internet Scams — BOC

At least 12 persons have been victimized by an Internet scam promising packages with gifts or money in exchange for the payment of supposedly customs duties and taxes, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said in its latest advisory posted on their website. Most of the victims were said to be women, while most of the...

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Agaton Kills 40 People, Injures 65

(Updated at 2:16 p.m.) Forty people were reported dead, 65 were injured, and six remain missing in Regions IX, X, XI and CARAGA due to tropical depression Agaton (international name: Lingling), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest report issued at 6 a.m. today. Sixteen landslide incidents, six floodings,...

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Secret “Back Doors” in Huawei Devices?

If you own a Huawei device, read on. German magazine Spiegel said secret “back doors” were installed by the U.S. National Security Agency in telecoms equipment manufactured by Chinese telecom giant Huawei and other companies, according to an Associated Press report. Some researchers also claimed earlier that they discovered vulnerabilities in Huawei routers. Huawei, however,...

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15 Dead, 13 Missing, 35 Injured in Flooded Mindanao — NDRRMC

In its latest situational report at 6 a.m. today, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) recorded a total of 15 deaths, 35 injuries, and 13 missing persons in Region XI and CARAGA, due to flooding brought about by the low pressure area (LPA) in Southern Mindanao. However, other sources such as the...

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My Midnight Encounter with Bukas Taxi Modus

It was almost midnight, such a bad time for lone taxi rides, I told myself. I just arrived at our office in Makati City on November 15 dead tired after coming from an assignment in Leyte to cover the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. After many hours on the road, with no bed in sight...

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Humanitarian Flights Met at Unlikely Fate at Sea

A Hercules crew from RAF Brize Norton, which completed two humanitarian flights on Sunday and were approaching Manila airport to gather more aid equipment, was said to have heard a Mayday distress call from civilian pilots, according to reports from the United Kingdom government website. Flight Lieutenant Jamie Knox, captain of RAF C-130 Hercules, right away abandoned...

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The City in Rubble and Flood: Days After Typhoon Yolanda

Two days before Typhoon Yolanda slammed into the Visayas region, the weather was calm, according to a few residents in Tacloban City, Leyte. “Mainit pa nung Wednesday the whole day. Nung Thursday naman, ganun din, mainit sa umaga. Sa hapon, paulan-ulan lang…Ang usual namin dito na ano, na bagyo, ordinary kuwan lang ba ang bagyo...

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Teaching Children Safety and Security (Last of Two Parts)

Click here to access the First Part There are, however, opposing views, particularly on teaching the concepts of security and safety to children through seminars or including these in the school curriculum. For instance is Edwin Molina who says “no” to the idea of teaching the said concepts in school, having a “deep understanding of campus...