Category: Personal Security

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The Santa Cops of CamSur

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines—The yuletide season brings about a heavy influx of tourists and balikbayans in the country who are here to celebrate the season with their families and friends, and in anticipation of this, the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (PPO) came up with the “Santa Cops Program.” The Santa Cops program was the brainchild...

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Christmas Shopping Dos and Don’ts

MANILA, Philippines—The hankering to splurge strikes the average person once in a while. But that changes during the holiday season when everyone starts to scramble around shopping centers, especially when the countdown to Christmas day begins. Gift giving is a great big deal and no slump in the economy could stop even the financially challenged...

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Suspect in the Killing of Two Young Girls Tagged

MANILA, Philippines–Police authorities are now in pursuit of the suspect behind the killing of two young girls in Caloocan City. The suspect was identified as Gilbert Fullosa, 25, said to be a neighbor of the victims. According to various news sources, drops of blood were seen from the house of the victims leading to Fullosa’s...

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PNP Chief Bartolome Calls for Aggressive Policing Against Partisan Armed Groups

Two members of a notorious Partisan Armed Group (PAG) said to operate in Abra and nearby Cordilera provinces were arrested by a merged team of police operatives coming from the Abra Police Provincial Office and Pasig City Police Station on Sunday evening, November 18, in Barangay Dela Paz, Pasig City. The members were identified as...

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Suspects in model’s killing charged

Apparently, because of gossips, a person can kill friends and be bitter enemies. Part-time model Julie Ann Rodelas, 20, was abducted, raped, and shot after allegedly spreading gossip about her friend Althea Altamirano having two children. While it’s true that Altamirano, also a model, already has two kids, she opted to keep it a secret...

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ACrime Rate in Batangas Decrease’d

BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES—The crime volume rate in Batangas, a first class province in the CALABARZON region, decreased by 15% in the last four years, according to Police Senior Superintendent Atty. Rosauro Ventura Acio, the provincial director of Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO). Seen to be the year with highest crime rate was 2009 with 2,050 crimes...

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4 Reasons to Avoid Colorum Trips

Colorum trips may offer a faster trip to your destinations but there are a lot of risks involved. Recently, the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine National Police, and traffic enforcement agencies have stepped up their campaign against colorum vehicles. In line with this, SecurityMatters has compiled some reasons to avoid colorum trips. 1.Safety is questionable...

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Catholic Churches Beef Up Security with CCTVs

Apparently, even Catholic churches now see the relevance of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras with the installation of CCTVs in a number of churches in Metro Manila. “CCTV cameras are really helpful. In fact, some of our churches already have CCTVs at least in the convents and some important areas,” Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco told...

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Suspects in the Death of UST Tourism Grad to Face Charges

The two brothers identified as prime suspects in the death of 20-year-old Cyrish Magalang, a Tourism and Hospitality Management cum laude graduate at the University Santo Tomas in España, Manila, will soon be facing criminal charges of attempted rape and robbery with homicide on Wednesday by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Cavite and the local...

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Bus Lines Cooperate with DOTC’s Oplan Ligtas Byahe: Undas 2012

Bus lines around the country have expressed full cooperation to provide a “Convenient, Affordable, Reliable, Efficient and Safe” travel with the launching of “Oplan Ligtas Byahe: Undas 2012” campaign of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) last October 24. In Sampaloc, Manila, where a high volume of passengers is always expected during the holidays,...