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Commander Parago’s Aide, 3 Others Nabbed in Davao City

A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) suspected to be the right-hand man of slain rebel leader Leoncio Pitao alias Commander Parago was arrested along with three others in Davao City on Tuesday. First Lieutenant Alexandre Caballes, spokesman of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, identified Parago’s alleged aide as Christopher Rollon alias Joel Quano....

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Six Guards Repulse 50 NPA Rebels in ComVal

It took only six guards with shotguns to repulse more than 50 heavily armed members of the New People’s Army (NPA) from entering the main facilities of a mine site in Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley  early evening Sunday, July 26. The guards of Mongoose Security Agency were on alert for the NPA attack due to...

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BCM What?

BCM is an acronym that many people are still unfamiliar with. This article provides an overview of what BCM is. It also highlights the importance that BCM holds for individuals and companies given today’s complexities. And finally, it proposes the adoption of BCM to promote resilience through the growing and increasingly devastating impact of threats...

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Food Poisoning Cases: 12 Cases in 2 Weeks Nationwide

In a span of two weeks, a dozen cases of mass food poisoning have been reported in different parts of the country, downing thousands, mostly students. The latest in the rash of food poisoning incidents happened Friday, July 24 in Calamba City, Laguna. Around 400 students of Real Elementary School were rushed to different hospitals...

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Ranking NPA Leader, Wife Nabbed in Separate Operations

Joint elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police arrested on Tuesday another ranking leader of the New People’s Army in Quezon City, the military reported. Lt. Col. Noel J. Detoyato, head of the AFP Public Affairs Office, identified the rebel leader as Ernesto Lorenzo, alias “Ernie”. Lorenzo, who also...

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ROOTCON 9: The Largest InfoSec Gathering and Hacking Conference in the Philippines

The group behind ROOTCON started operations on December 27, 2008. It was then registered as DEFCON Group 6332 and carried the name DEFCONPH. After going through copyright issues, the group was renamed PinoyGreyHat until its founder decided to rebrand to a more neutral and conference-friendly name: ROOTCON. The name was officially changed on August 9,...

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A Tale of Two Wives, Two Deaths

Over the past few weeks, we have been monitoring, with growing alarm, two tragic stories of two women who shared the same fate – death, brutal, grisly death. As women, when we read about crimes committed against our fellow women, we have the propensity to feel the need for retribution. We instantly feel a tinge...

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ASG Sub-leader Mahmur Jupuri Killed in Sulu Encounter

Wanted Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader Mahmur Jupuri was killed by government troops in a military operation in Sulu, a military official said Wednesday. According to Colonel Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, Mahmur was neutralized in Brgy. Poblacion in Indanan town around 4:30 in the afternoon. Mahmur has outstanding warrants of arrest issued...

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Inaugural (ISC)² Security Congress APAC Established to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of SecureAsia Conference

Manila/Hong Kong, 15 July, 2015 — To mark the 10th anniversary of the (ISC)²® SecureAsia Conference, (ISC)², the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide with nearly 110,000 members, today announced that it will brand the 10th annual SecureAsia regional conference as (ISC)² Security Congress APAC 2015. Co-organized by (ISC)²,...

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