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Two Chinese Diplomats Killed in Cebu City Shooting

Two Chinese diplomats were shot dead while another was wounded in a shooting incident during a birthday luncheon at a restaurant in Cebu City Wednesday. The fatalities were identified as Consul Sun Shan and Consul Finance Officer Hui Li. The two were pronounced dead after being taken to two separate hospitals. Chinese Consul General in...

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Abducted Agusan del Sur Mayor, Son Found Dead

Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza and his son Daryl, were found dead in Butuan City Tuesday, hours after they were abducted from their home by unidentified armed men who claimed to be NBI agents. The bodies of the two were discovered by residents in a coconut plantation in Purok 2, Barangay Bitan-agan, Butuan...

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Five NPA Rebels Killed in Nasugbu Encounter

Five members of the New People’s Army were killed in an encounter with the 730th Combat Group of the Philippine Air Force in Nasugbu, Batangas Wednesday afternoon. SecurityMatters sources said the troops were conducting combat patrol in response to reported presence of armed men in the area when they were fired upon by some 10...

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Cop Shoots Bus Hostage-taker Dead in Manila

Cop Shoots Bus Hostage-taker Dead in Manila

An identified man who took his fellow bus passenger hostage was shot dead by a cop Thursday afternoon in Manila. According to reports, the man held hostage a female student of Technological University of the Philippines while they were aboard a southbound HM Transport Bus traversing Taft Avenue. Several witnesses, including the bus driver, said...

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Security Operations As A Service

Security Operations As A Service

Other than just being a manpower provider, security operations is a real component of the enterprise  it serves. In my little over ten years in the private security industry in the Philippines, I’ve learned a few things, such as that the security industry is much more like public safety than it is the military. Thus,...

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South Cotabato Bus Blast Injures 19; Basilan Roadside Bombing Kills 3

South Cotabato Bus Blast Injures 19; Basilan Roadside Bombing Kills 3

An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded inside a passenger bus of the Yellow Bus Lines Company Thursday in Polomolok, South Cotabato leaving at least 19 passengers wounded, SecurityMatters sources said. Initial reports said the bus, which bears plate number MWB-296 and body number 2008, was traversing a secluded stretch of the national highway in Barangay...

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PNP Needs 15,000 More Cops

PNP Needs 15,000 More Cops

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing to recruit 15,000 new police officers as part of its ongoing campaign to augment the police force. PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez said only 4,600 slots were filled up from the 10,000 slots allocated for the recruitment program. “We have only filled up 4,600 slots of the...