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CAAP Allows Use of Electronic Devices in Flights

CAAP Allows Use of Electronic Devices in Flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) now allows the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) like laptops, cellular phones, and music players on board commercial flights. CAAP has released today Memorandum Circular 52-13, series of 2013 covering conditional use of transmitting portable electronic device (TPED), music player (MP3), and global system for mobile...

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4 Good Alternatives to Using Fireworks

The government has continually reminded Filipinos of the hazards of using fireworks in celebrating the New Year. Still, fireworks-related injuries number in the hundreds throughout the country. Fireworks can cause fire incidents that cost lives and millions worth of property. Here are some good alternatives to spending your money on fireworks. More Food: Why not...

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P420M Shabu Seized in Lipa City

Law enforcement operatives confiscated some P420M worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, in Lipa City, Batangas on Christmas Day. A joint team from the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (PNP-AIDSOTF) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) swooped down on LPL Ranch in Brgy. Inosluban, Lipa City by virtue of a search...

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Top 13 SecurityMatters Stories in 2013

We’ve rounded up our Top 13 stories in 2013, based on the number of social media shares. So in case you missed them, here they are: On Binays and Dasmarinas Guards: Village Security Implications The Weakest Link in the Megamall Heist Alternative Learning System: The Other Side of Basic Education Bomb Type in CDO Blast...

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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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5 Lessons in Security from the Binay Convoy-Dasmariñas Guards Incident

Security professionals agree that the incident involving Mayor Jun-jun Binay’s convoy in Dasmariñas Village, Makati just compromised his security and the security of the village. Here are some lessons from the incident: Lesson 1: Coordination could have saved everyone the trouble. Dr. Joey Acedera, a Certified Security Management Specialist and CEO of Securiforce Security Services,...

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On Binays and Dasmariñas Guards: Village Security Implications

This is about the current trending topic that kept media networks and netizens abuzz – the incident involving the Binay siblings and security guards of Dasmariñas Village. This is merely my perspective as a certified protection professional, technical security design and risk management consultant. And my stand as a former aide de camp, convoy security...

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NAIA Terminal 3 Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, 4 Injured

(UPDATE 2) A shooting incident inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 resulted to at least four dead and four others injured this morning, December 20. The shooting occurred in the arrival area of NAIA 3 at around 11:00 a.m.. This resulted to the killing of Ukol Talumpa, mayor of Labangan town in Zamboanga...

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Book of Bayanihan Stories Launched

Kwentong Bayani-han, a book featuring stories of Filipino soldiers and civilians working together for peace was launched last December 18. The book is a joint project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), The Asian Foundation, and the Working Group on Security Sector Reform from the Department of Political Science of Ateneo de Manila...

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Tips When Taking Children to the Mall

It’s just eight days before Christmas and malls are bursting at the seams. Holiday shoppers brave the crowd in search for the perfect Yuletide gifts and often, families go together to get each other the present of their choice. Problem is, it’s hard enough to jostle through the crowd on your own so just imagine...