Month: May 2014

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NPA Kidnaps DENR Surveyors in Compostela Valley

Davao City, Philippines—Five members of a survey team of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources were kidnapped by members of the New People’s Army in Compostela Valley Province at around 2 p.m. on Friday, May 30. The victims belong to a private company contracted by DENR for the National Greening Program in the mountainous...

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Fire Razes Various Areas in Tacloban City

A spate of fire incidents hit Tacloban City this week. A woman and her six children died on Wednesday when fire razed the tent that had been their temporary home since Yolanda devastated the city. According to fire investigators, an unattended kerosene lamp caused the fire, which broke out at around 12:20 a.m. on May...

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Obama Warns Against Aggression in South China Sea

WEST POINT  – President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that the United States was ready to respond to China’s “aggression” toward its neighbors at sea but said Washington should lead by example by ratifying a key treaty. In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy to US military cadets at West Point, Obama said that the United...

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ComVal Town Mayor Dead, NPA Behind the Ambush?

The 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army has confirmed the death of Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak, Compostela Valley who was ambushed by unidentified gunmen wearing bonnets on May 28 in Davao del Norte. Navarro was on his way to Davao City when armed men ambushed his convoy at about 9 a.m. at Barangay...

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Philippine Navy Celebrates 116th Anniversary at Base Facing West Philippine Sea

The Philippine Navy celebrated its 116th founding anniversary today, May 27, at the Carlito Cunanan Naval Station in Ulugan Bay in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. During the anniversary rites held at the headquarters of the Naval Forces West facing the disputed West Philippine Sea, Navy chief Vice Admiral Jesus Millan assured President Benigno Aquino III...

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ASIS Philippines Holds 5th Chapter Meeting on May 28

ASIS International Philippines Chapter will hold its 5th monthly chapter meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, May 28 at Wyeth Nutrition Philippines in Pasong Tamo, Makati City. Local ASIS members and industry players are invited to take part in a corporate security discussion on the topic “The Menace of Corruption and Its Impact on our National...

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Army Officer Wounded Twice, Awarded Twice

Compostela Valley —First Lieutenant Ari Ben Hernaez cheated death twice when he was wounded in two separate encounters within two months. His bravery, which earned him the monicker “Iron Man,” was duly recognized as he was awarded two Wounded Personnel Medals, an award given to soldiers hurt in combat. Hernaez was first decorated after he...

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ICPS (International Crime Prevention Specialist) Training and Testing Program Set

Global E2C, the regional event, exhibition, conference, and training specialist partners with Ace And Associates (AAA) Risk Management, Inc. to bring you ICPS (International Crime Prevention Specialist) Training and Testing, a 3-day training program and intensive review of the ICPS curriculum. ICPS Training and Testing participants will undergo 20 hours of intensive revision of the...

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10 Hurt in Army HQ Fire and Blast in Fort Bonifacio

Ten people, including soldiers and firefighters, were reported injured after a fire broke out and explosion ensued at the Philippine Army Support Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Wednesday morning, various reports said. In an advisory released by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), it said the fire started to raze the armory and ordnance...

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Implementing Business Continuity Management System Training Set

ECCI and Apex Global, in partnership with SecurityMatters Magazine, bring you “Implementing ISO 22301: Aligning to ISO 223013, 22320, 22398 & 31000“,  a 5-day certification course designed by International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) to provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to develop and manage successful BCM program as defined in ISO 22301 and ISO...

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