Month: February 2014

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Singapore Set to Host ASIS Asia-Pacific 2014

Singapore Set to Host ASIS Asia-Pacific 2014

Brussels, 27 February 2014 – ASIS International, the world’s premier association for security professionals, has announced that the ASIS 8th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition will take place in Singapore on 7-9 December 2014 at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands. ASIS Asia-Pacific 2014 is a unique end-user focused business summit attracting senior security professionals, corporate...

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Mandatory ROTC Program: Key to National Defense Preparedness (Part 2 of 3)

Mandatory ROTC Program: Key to National Defense Preparedness (Part 2 of 3)

(Second of Three Parts) The ROTC Program of Instruction (POI) In 2003, the Program of Instruction (POI) for both the Basic ROTC Summer and Regular Programs have been revised and improved to focus now on training ROTC cadets with basic knowledge on military subjects and practical exercises that will enable them to survive, shoot, and...

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Mandatory ROTC Program: Key to National Defense Preparedness (Part 1 of 3)

Mandatory ROTC Program: Key to National Defense Preparedness (Part 1 of 3)

(First of Three Parts) Brief History of the ROTC Program in the Philippines The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program traces its humble beginnings in December 1935 with the passing of Commonwealth Act No. 1, better known as the National Defense Act, which mandates the creation of a citizen army composed of a small regular...

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Top 4 Threats for Commuters and Motorists in Metro Manila’s Traffic-Armageddon

Metro Manila’s “Traffic-Armageddon” is upon us with the start of major infrastructure projects like the Skyway 3. Heavier than usual traffic is expected in major thoroughfares throughout the metro. Aside from the stress of traveling through traffic, commuters and motorists could be the target of criminals. Here are the Top 4 criminal activities likely to...

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Why So Many Vehicular Incidents?

Indeed, why so many vehicular incidents? We have heard about the tourist bus that plunged into a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province killing several people. Not long after, we again read about the public utility jeep that met an accident in Davao killing a number of its passengers. Only about a week ago, I passed...

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Making Your House Sitter Feel at Home

If you’re lucky enough to find a house sitter to care for your home while you’re on vacation, it will be a better experience for both of you if you prepare beforehand. You’ll set down ground rules, of course, to make sure your philodendron doesn’t droop and your mail doesn’t pile up in the box,...

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Beware of Internet Scams — BOC

At least 12 persons have been victimized by an Internet scam promising packages with gifts or money in exchange for the payment of supposedly customs duties and taxes, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said in its latest advisory posted on their website. Most of the victims were said to be women, while most of the...

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ASG Ambushes Civilian-Military Convoy; 1 Marine Killed

A marine soldier was killed and five others were wounded when a civilian-military convoy was ambushed in Parang, Sulu last February 11, 2014. Reports indicate that the convoy, escorted by troops from the Philippine Marines, was ambushed by around 30 gunmen at around 11:00 a.m. in Sitio Bakud, Brgy. Bid in Parang Town. The gunmen...

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Bomb Threat Suspends Classes in Ateneo

(UPDATED) Classes in the Loyola Campus of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City have been canceled earlier today, February 12, because of a bomb threat. At around 9:00 a.m., several employees received text messages claiming that there is a bomb in the campus. The threat prompted the campus management to suspend classes and office...

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