Month: December 2012

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The Santa Cops of CamSur

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines—The yuletide season brings about a heavy influx of tourists and balikbayans in the country who are here to celebrate the season with their families and friends, and in anticipation of this, the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (PPO) came up with the “Santa Cops Program.” The Santa Cops program was the brainchild...

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Welcoming 2013

MANILA, Philippines—The year 2012 is almost over and the new year, 2013, is just around the corner. The concluding year has had its advances. Although the security industry in the Philippines has some catching up to do with the rest of the world, improvements have been noted. More and more companies realize the need to...

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No to Firecrackers, Yes to ‘Torotots’–DENR

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—It may be the season of merrymaking, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has again urged the public to do away with buying expensive fireworks or firecrackers and instead go for environment-friendly alternatives to welcome the coming New Year. Based on several sources, DENR Secretary Ramon Paje has said in...

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‘Quinta’ Lowered to a Tropical Depression; Several Flights Cancelled

MANILA, Philippines—Tropical storm “Quinta” (International name: Wukong) that made landfall in Leyte has weakened into a Tropical Depression, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its latest weather bulletin released on Wednesday, December 26, at 11 a.m. PAGASA said that Quinta “continues to move over Western Visayas.” As of 10...

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Successful ASIS International Events in Cebu

The Philippine Chapter of ASIS International successfully conducted its 2nd Asset Protection Lecture Series and National Convention in Cebu City, Philippines on November 27, 28, and 29, 2012. The events were attended by more than 57 top security personnel from big national and global corporations, including one from a big industrial conglomerate based in Bangkok,...

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NDRRMC Records Over A Thousand Deaths in Pablo’s Aftermath

MANILA, Philippines—The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that, as of December 22, death toll has been pinned to 1,067, of which 324 remain unidentified. National Bureau of Investigation forensic experts have been deployed to conduct DNA examination of unidentified cadavers. Consequently, the number of injured victims went up to 2,666, while missing...

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AFP Celebrates 77th Foundation Day

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—Today marks the 77th Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Foundation Day, with this year’s theme “Bayanihan at Kahandaan: Tuwid na Daan Tungo sa Kapayapaan,” a campaign that promotes environmental protection and conservation. President Noynoy Aquino, who was the guest of honor and speaker during the celebration, commended the efforts of the AFP...

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NCRPO Still Needs 224 Policemen

MANILA, Philippines—The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is still in need of 224 new policemen for Police Officer 1 (PO1) position to fill up the supplemental quota for this year, according to the agency’s official statement. Of these, 124 will be sent out to serve in Metro Manila, and the remaining 100 will be...

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Possible Typhoon on Christmas Day

MANILA, Philippines—A tropical cyclone is seen to possibly enter the Philippines on Christmas Day, particularly the Visayas and Mindanao areas—the same places badly hit by super typhoon Pablo this month. According to recent reports, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has been continuously monitoring the possible tropical cyclone developing in the next...

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Immigration Agents Nab Singaporean for Human Trafficking

MANILA, Philippines—Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Singaporean being suspected as a courier and member of a human trafficking syndicate last December 12 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, gathered reports said. The Singaporean identified as Law Suang See, 33, was with a Chinese companion named Jianhuang Guo, 37, believed...