Month: April 2013

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Multiply.com Closing by May 6, Unlikely to Affect PH E-Commerce

Multiply Philippines, one of the popular sites for online merchants in the country has announced that it will cease operation on May 6, 2013. In a statement, Multiply said that it will maintain normal site operations through May 6. It has assured its merchants full payment for all transactions made through the platform. Also, a...

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OSAC and AMCHAM: US Companies Link with Local Partners

  The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) of the Philippine’s Security and Disaster Resources Group Committee (SDRG) met with local partners on April 18, 2013 at the headquarters of the PNP Eastern Police District (EPD) in Pasig City, in an effort to exchange information and contacts to improve security...

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Active Shooter Response

In the first place, what is an Active Shooter and how does it differ from an armed suspect or an alarm for shots fired incident?  Where did this originate and how come such an event or incident is labelled as such? Before there was an ‘active shooter response,’ there already existed incidents wherein the police...

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Uniformed Police Safety Concerns and the Boston Marathon Bomber

On Monday, April 15, 2013, two improvised explosive devices were detonated near the finish of the 42-kilometer Boston Marathon. The route had been checked by police, and especially trained explosives detection dogs. But the route was open to the public, who could move freely around and come and go freely. A massive investigation was launched...

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Five Lessons Learned From an Early Look at the Boston Marathon Bombing

It started out as a happy day. More than 20,000 people were pushing the outer limits of athletic and “spiritual” endurance, while crowds cheered their support. Families were so excited to see their loved ones excelling in a beloved pastime. But in the space of mere seconds, lives were lost, bodies were maimed, and psyches...

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Boston Bombing Update: One Suspect Dead, One Still At Large

The massive manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon twin bombing has placed the city of Boston in a total lockdown, according to several reports online. Following a chaotic pursuit of the suspects in Watertown, one of the suspects, identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, has been killed during a shootout with the police early...

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Shooting at MIT Campus

A shooting occurred at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Watertown on Thursday evening, according to a Pentagon Post report. The MIT’s official website indeed confirmed that gunshots were reported at 10:48 p.m. outside of “Building 32 (Stata) and 76 (Koch) near Vassar and Main Streets.” Pentagon Post reported that a police officer...

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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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Grounded Chinese Ship in Tubbataha Raises Varied Concerns

The fishing vessel stranded in Tubbataha Reef is more than just the issue of ships posing hazards to protected marine-life sanctuaries but rather reveals more issues of concern for every Filipino. The Grounding The F/V Min Long Yu, a Chinese fishing vessel with bow number 63168, ran aground in the North Atoll of the Tubbataha...

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