Category: Crisis Management

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Safety Tips For ‘Undas’

Going to visit the cemetery or going out of town? Here are some tips to ensure a safe and incident-free All Saint’s Day. Going to the Cemetery Always bring an umbrella, drinking water, food, hand towels, and fans; and wear light clothes to prevent heat stroke. If under medication, don’t forget to bring your medicines....

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PREP Guide Series: B.L.O.W.B.A.G

PREP Guide Series: B.L.O.W.B.A.G

Road trip with loved ones is a pleasurable experience that can turn into a nightmare, when you don’t plan ahead of time and check your B.L.O.W.B.A.G.  The term B.L.O.W.B.A.G. refers to the most important parts of your vehicle which need to be monitored before you hit the road, to ensure a safe trip to your point...

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Crisis Management and Continuum

Very few are aware that when the Luneta bus hostage-taking was tragically developing, another one was unfolding in Pilar, Capiz on that fateful day of August 23, 2010. Eight (8) teenage boys were held hostage inside an Internet café. The hostage taker, who was armed with an M16 rifle of a police officer, is a...

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On the Hostage Crisis: A civilian’s thoughts

On the Hostage Crisis: A civilian’s thoughts

Naysayers say our country may look forward to a new possible holiday–August 23 as International Shame Day, in which Filipinos worldwide may be given the chance to skip work, tuck into bed, or lock themselves up in a room against possible public ridicule, to watch reruns of the Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking while sadly feeding on...

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Crisis Management: Preparing your organization

Crisis Management: Preparing your organization

I’d like to emphasize that not all hostage taking is considered a crisis. But you would do well to ensure its prevention. For instance, the recent fiasco at the Quirino Grandstand is viewed now as a series of failed decision-making—or, an absence thereof. But as with our police force, any organization would need to initiate...

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Earthquake Preparedness Guide

Earthquake Preparedness Guide

The Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a vast area that covers the countries in the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently occur. The country experiences mild earthquakes everyday and strong ones from time to time. Here are some reminders to be better equipped in facing such disaster:

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