Month: June 2013

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Living Away From Home: Safety and Security Tips for Boarders and Dormers

Our house sits in a residential area surrounded by schools so it isn’t a surprise that my enterprising mother once turned our humble four-room home into a boarding house. Two of the rooms were rented out – one for boys and the other for girls. I grew up accustomed to having strangers for housemates. Fortunately,...

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PMA Class 1989 Member is TOPS Awardee

PMA Class 1989 Member is TOPS Awardee

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently named The Outstanding Philippines Soldiers (TOPS) for 2013 by the Metrobank Foundation and the Rotary Club of Makati Metro. Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto “Chito” Sobrepeña said that the presentation of the ten of the most dedicated and accomplished modern day heroes of the AFP coincided with the...

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CAAP Metes Out Suspension for Cebu Pacific Pilots

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has meted out suspension for the pilot and co-pilot of the Cebu Pacific plane that overshot the runway of the Davao International Airport early this month. Capt. Antonio Roel Oropesa faces a six-month suspension and is prohibited from flying an aircraft for one year while First Officer...

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Trend Micro and INTERPOL Collaborate in Global Fight against Cybercrime

Trend Micro Inc. has announced last June 24, 2013 its collaboration with INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization with 190 member countries, to support global law enforcement programs against cybercrime. Today’s cyber threats are increasingly becoming more targeted and sophisticated with criminal networks operating across the world, coordinating complex attacks against targets in a...

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Peace Talks Between GPH and MILF to Resume in July

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume their succeeding round of formal exploratory talks in July, according to a statement of GPH peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer posted on the website of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). She said,...

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Confiscated Ivory Stockpile Destroyed

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) destroyed on Friday more than five tons of smuggled elephant tusks using a road roller, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to physically destroy such a huge stockpile of ivory. This was done in support of global efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade. DENR...

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Globe Telecom Assures Network Readiness in Face of Disaster

With the onset of natural calamities which often cause disruption of basic services, leading telecommunications provider Globe Telecom is implementing measures to ensure the delivery of on-time and efficient communication services regardless of any catastrophe. One of the initiatives of Globe is the ongoing network transformation wherein advanced equipment are being continuously deployed not only...

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Earthquake Rocks Metro Manila and Parts of Luzon

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook areas of Metro Manila and parts of Luzon around 7:05 p.m., June 19, 2013. According to the earthquake bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake was tectonic in origin with the epicenter located 40 kilometers Northeast of Polilio Island with a depth of 49...

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Globe Joins International Telecom Body’s Earthquake Resilience Activity

Recognizing the crucial role communications play in times of disaster, Globe Telecom lends its support to the earthquake preparedness activity organized by the GSM Association (GSMA), an organization of some 800 mobile operators in over 220 countries worldwide. The workshop in Legazpi City, Albay is part of the GSMA Disaster Response Programme, this time, focusing...

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ASIS International and SecurityMatters Hold First Set of CCTV Courses

ASIS International – Philippines Chapter, as part of its objectives to propagate security education, partnered with SecurityMatters Magazine again to conduct a series of lectures on Video Surveillance Operators Course. The first of the series was the recent CCTV 202: Video Surveillance Operators Course held last June 6 and 7, 2013 at The Bayleaf Hotel...