Month: July 2013

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Bomb Type in CDO Blast Identified, Suspects and Motive Unknown

Investigators were able to identify the bomb used in last Friday’s bombing of a busy commercial establishment in Cagayan de Oro City as a rigged-up 81mm mortar round. The bomb explosion immediately killed 6 and injured 48 others. SecurityMatters sources identified that the Improvised Explosive device was an 81mm Mortar. This was after Explosive Ordnance...

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What to Do When Someone Breaks Into Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary, the place where you expect privacy and peacefulness. If someone breaks into your home while you are there, it can produce feelings of fear, loss of confidence and insecurity. How often this occurs is unknown, because these types of crimes are often classified by police as robberies. While they do...

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Secrets of Becoming Rich

“Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is not a long term thing”…. Be Secured of your Future. Learn how to be Debt Free and start living a stress free life! Mr. Chinkee Tan is visiting Dubai on September 6, 2013 for a whole day conference on revealing “Secrets of Becoming Rich by Developing a Millionaires’...

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Bomb explosion in Cagayan de Oro kills 6, injures 28 others

At least six people were killed while 28 others were injured in an explosion at Kyla’s Bistro and Candy’s Cafe, Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines at around 2330H, Friday, 26 July 2013. Three of the fatalities were killed on the spot while three were declared dead on arrival at Northern Mindanao...

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President of the Republic of the Philippines to Provide Keynote Address at (ISC)2®’s SecureAsia@Manila

Regional Conference to bring together over 300 worldwide experts, decision-makers and security practitioners from government, industry, and academia to exchange ideas and obtain current global perspectives on security  President Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, will address SecureAsia@Manila Conference attendees during his keynote speech on August 7. The eighth annual...

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West Philippine Sea Coalition to China: Be A Good Neighbor

Hundreds of protesters from different groups forming the West Philippine Sea Coalition (WPSC) staged a protest in front of the Chinese consular office along Buendia in Makati City earlier today, July 24. WPSC is a coalition of different cause-oriented and people’s organizations calling for peaceful resolution on the issue of the West Philippine Sea and...

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AESSCCI: Notorious hotel gang leader, 3 others arrested

Four suspected members of the notorious hotel thieves identified by the police as the KASKAS Gang have been arrested by the Eastern Metro Manila Criminal Investigation & Detection Team-NCR (EMM-CIDT) headed by PCI Reynante Galang and under the overall leadership of P/CSUPT Miguel Laurel, the Eastern Police District Director, in coordination with the members of the AESSCCI...

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Wilderness Search and Rescue Course Graduation Held

The graduation of the first batch of the Wilderness Search and Rescue (WISAR) Course was held last July 20 at the Trinity College of Asia. WISAR is a six-weekend course organized by different rescue groups. Ted Esguerra, one of the organizers, told SecurityMatters that the course was created following what happened to Victor Joel Ayson,...

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The Executive and Aviation Security

It’s a beautiful day. Sky’s blue, with puffy white clouds. Warm sun, typical of this time of year. Traffic is heavy, but flowing, on the streets far below.  Looking out the windows of the upper stories of a tall office building, all seems to be at peace.  Then the jet comes into view. Oddly, it...

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Philippine Military Academy now accepts Online Application

To the youth of our land. The privilege to serve. The mission of the Philippine Military Academy is to instruct, train, and develop the cadets so that they shall possess the character, the broad and basic military skills, and the education essential to the pursuit of a progressive military career and a lifetime of service...