Month: October 2014

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Two Dead, 47 Hurt in STAR Tollway Accident

Two people were killed and 47 others were injured in an accident involving a passenger bus and a 10-wheeler truck on the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway in Batangas late Thursday evening. The fatalities were Arnel Diaz, the bus conductor, and 18-year-old Jade Anthony Dimalibot, one of the passengers. According to reports, the Dimple...

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ASG Member Tagged in 2001 Lamitan Seige Arrested in Basilan

Security forces arrested Nasser Usman, a member of the Abu Sayyaf group allegedly involved in the bloody 2001 Lamitan siege in Basilan on Tuesday. Joint police and military operatives nabbed Usman in his hideout in Barangay Tandung Ahas in lamitan City at about 1:15 a.m., the Philippine National Police said. Usman was apprehended by virtue...

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MMDA Implements New Odd-Even Scheme for EDSA Provincial Buses

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started implementing the new odd-even scheme for provincial buses plying Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). Starting today, Oct. 28, provincial buses may pass through three of the four tunnels along EDSA as MMDA seeks to ease traffic congestion along the highway this coming Undas (All Saints’ and All Souls’...

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DPWH Schedules Road Reblocking this Weekend–MMDA

Motorists are advised to avoid several areas in Metro Manila that will be affected by road repair and reblocking over the weekend, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said. According to the advisory posted on the MMDA website yesterday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will continue to undertake road reblocking and repairs starting...

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ASIS International Philippines Chapter Holds 2014 National Convention

ASIS International Philippines Chapter Holds 2014 National Convention

ASIS International Philippines Chapter held its 2014 National Convention last October 10 in Tagaytay City. Prof. Rommel Banlaoi, Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies (CINSS) and Chairman of Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) delivered the keynote address. His presentation on Evolving Threat of Terrorism in Asia discussed...

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Pemberton Detained in Camp Aguinaldo but Still under US Custody, US Embassy Says

US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, suspect in the killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City, was detained in Camp Aguinaldo Wednesday morning. The 19-year-old Marine was flown to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters from the warship USS Peleliu onboard a helicopter. At 8:45 in the morning, he...

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Alert Level 3 Raised in Yemen; Filipinos Urged to Come Home

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said Alert Level 3, which means voluntary repatriation, has been raised in Yemen, urging Filipinos to leave the strife-torn nation. The DFA said a crisis management team sent by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which has jurisdiction over Yemen, will help Filipinos who want to return...

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Revisiting Private Security and Its Role in Today’s Society

The reason for being of private security remains unchanged. It is to protect people, property, and business continuity. Private security is composed of both human and technical systems. These two systems complement each other. In other contexts, however, a deployed security system may be primarily technical as in Singapore where the deployment of human guards...

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2 German Hostages Released by Abu Sayyaf

The two German nationals held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf were released Friday evening, October 17. Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen were kidnapped in their yacht at sea last April by the Abu Sayyaf and were taken to Jolo. The Abu Sayyaf demanded P250 million ransom and the withdrawal of German support to the US-led...